Hotel El Convento

4.5 star property
Luxury hotel with outdoor pool, near Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista
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Hotel El Convento

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Front of property
Garden Terrace | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Designer toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers

Overview of Hotel El Convento

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
100 Cristo St, San Juan, 00901
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Room service
  • In-room childcare
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
Feel at home
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Garden Terrace

  • 258 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Junior Single Room

  • 581 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Double Beds

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • 260 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

  • 360 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Queen Vista

  • 301 sq ft
  • Bay view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Superior Room

  • 260 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old San Juan
  • Port of San Juan - 9 min walk
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro - 3 min drive
  • Pan American Pier - 4 min drive
  • Condado Beach - 9 min drive
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center - 7 min drive
  • Escambron Beach - 9 min drive
  • Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort - 7 min drive
  • Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum - 10 min drive
  • Plaza las Americas - 10 min drive
  • Carolina Beach - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport (SJU) - 16 min drive


  • La Factoría - 3 min walk
  • Princesa Gastrobar - 4 min walk
  • Pirilo Pizza Rústica - 7 min walk
  • St. Germain Bistro & Café - 2 min walk
  • La Cucina di Ivo - 9 min walk

About this property

Hotel El Convento

When you stay at Hotel El Convento, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Port of San Juan and Pan American Pier. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a fitness center, free bike rentals, and a terrace. Fellow travelers like the pool and overall property condition.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 6 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Banquet hall


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Santisimo - Onsite restaurant.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 15–25 per person

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Convento Hotel
El Convento
El Convento Hotel
El Convento San Juan
El Hotel Convento
Hotel Convento
Hotel El Convento
Hotel El Convento San Juan
Hotel El Convento Hotel
Hotel El Convento San Juan
Hotel El Convento Hotel San Juan

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel El Convento offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel El Convento does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel El Convento?
As of Sep 22, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel El Convento on Sep 24, 2023 start from $185, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel El Convento?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel El Convento?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel El Convento?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel El Convento?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel El Convento.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel El Convento?
You can check in from 3 PM - 6 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel El Convento?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Sheraton Casino (6-min drive) and Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort (7-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel El Convento and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel El Convento?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Santisimo.
What's the area around Hotel El Convento like?
Hotel El Convento is a short 9-minute walk from Port of San Juan and 2 minutes' walk from Calle Fortaleza.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, great location, clean, comfortable
We stayed only one evening at this property. However, our stay was very nice. The staff at the front and at the evening wine and cheese area were both very nice and helpful. The room was very comfortable. We had 2 complimentary waters. The chocolates from the turndown service was a nice touch as well. They have complimentary wine and cheese for an hour in the evening. The location is very convenient to the Fort, restaurants and the waterfront walking area.
Rochelle, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

One more off the bucket list
I grew up on the island visiting old San Juan and always dreaming of staying at the hotel someday. It was awesome. The people were amazing, very friendly, and welcoming from the front desk to any employee you would see in the common areas. The only thing that was a bit of a disappointment to me was the rooms did not look like the pictures. Not in a bad way, I was just expecting some of the old-world charm in the rooms. But everything was beautiful and clean.
Yadira, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lindsey, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tamara, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great stay
This is my 4th stay in “ El Convento “. Service is good but rooms needs upgrade. For example tiles in the restrooms in the grout area. I’m really picky for the bathroom. But overall great hotel.
Carlos, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Alexandra, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Luis, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Cool location but some upgrades need to be done. Air conditioning in room #108 drip in the foyer. The Bed really needs to be updated. Very uncomfortable bed sang to the center and pillows where to soft. For your buck $$$ you're better off staying in San Juan and scooter to old san jaun to shop/hangout.
Edward, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Loved our stay! It was an authentic experience. The rooms were cool and comfortable. The hotel restaurants were amazing. Really delicious food.
Timothy, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Absolutely FILTHY hotel. But beautiful!
Dirty hotel with broken air conditioning. We should have listened to previous reviews. This hotel is filthy. Countless hairs from previous guest in the bathroom, random debris on floors, black mold in showers. Gross. And after repeated request for housekeeping to rectify the problem nothing was done. And it’s a shame because this is such a beautiful historic hotel with so much potential. Additionally air conditioning only cools to about 74 degrees. Not acceptable at this level of hotel.
Laura, 5-night family trip
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