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4.4 out of 5

"El Convento is wildly overpriced. Historic, yes, but luxury, no. The dipping pool is lovely, the rooms are comfortable. Bathroom felt dated. Service w ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 08 Jan 2022

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Hotel Description

4.5-star luxury hotel near San Juan Cathedral

Old San Juan stay

With a stay at this Old San Juan hotel, you'll be steps from San Juan Cathedral and San Juan Gate. Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the gym and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$304* Per night/room Feb 1 - Feb 2

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Single Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Garden Terrace

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Queen Vista

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel El Convento ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel El Convento

Everyone (12) Couples (4) Family (7)
1 out of 5
The property’s common space was charming when construction finally stopped. The room was poorly maintained with an aged sofa bed, leaky ceiling on rainy days, broken faucet and older beddings all in the Junior suite. The room service was subpar along with restaurant services in general. The pool was very small big enough to fit 5 average sized individuals comfortably. The views were beautiful in the common areas not in the rooms. Management handled concerns poorly in general. I would not recommend staying as a guest visiting the lobby is good enough.

Posted by , from Middletown on Jul 26, 2022

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3 out of 5
El Convento is wildly overpriced. Historic, yes, but luxury, no. The dipping pool is lovely, the rooms are comfortable. Bathroom felt dated. Service was meh. No door greeter, no porter, had to call/ring/wait for attendant to check in/out. No self-coffee service in the guest terrace on our second day. No service for drinks anywhere we could find, no room service. Just no SERVICE. Housekeeping was efficient but failed to provide a fresh/replacement washcloth on our second day. No room tag for DND or Housekeeping. No blanket on the bed or in the room, glad we could turn the AC down/open a window. The whole hotel felt weirdly empty. The beach club is simply access to the Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde next to the airport. Apparently it used to be a hotel in Condado, but wherever that was is no longer a partner. Nice beach but nothing special. It was a handy place to spend the afternoon before flying home to avoid the CRAZY gridlocked afternoon traffic in Old San Juan.

Posted by , from MOUNT VERNON on Jan 8, 2022

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4 out of 5
Love the old-school the Rustic nature of the hotel

Posted by on Sep 9, 2021

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5 out of 5
Beautiful quiet hotel in the heart of Old San Juan. Shops, bars and eateries are all close by . Staff super friendly . Modern bathroom.

Posted by on May 28, 2021

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3 out of 5

Posted by on May 8, 2021

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4 out of 5
Loved the hotel old world feel. The fact there is a workout room, pool, bar, and atm are a plus. The bed was comfy and the staff extremely polite and helpful. I was disappointed the hair dryer and phone didn't work and the wifi and TV connection were slow or did not connect. It was due to upgrades that halted due to the pandemic. My reservation came with a complimentary drink and hors d'oeuvres which I never received. Otherwise this hotel is centrally located and in walking distance to several attractions. I highly recommended it. A beautiful hotel...

Posted by on Mar 26, 2021

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4 out of 5
Great historic location, loads of charm. Loved the courtyard bar and restaurant and wine and cheese each evening.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020

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5 out of 5
Right in the center of old san juan within walking distance of the fort and churches and shopping. Loads of restaurants. Charming. However not t all wheel chair or walker friendly

Posted by on Feb 11, 2020

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5 out of 5
The property is amazing - authentically immersed in Old San Juan. The rooms are updated and clean, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and the location can’t be beat. It is worth every penny to stay here at least for one night.

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019

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5 out of 5
It is very nice kept for what it used to be el convento. They should re open the restaurant on the 2nd floor. clean the sheets little better. other than that very nice. staff very very nice, the cheese and wine very good every day. able to have coffee and tea all day and fresh fruits also good.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

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About the Hotel El Convento

Location 100 Cristo St, San Juan, 00901

Property Features

Hotel El Convento offers its guests an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Hotel El Convento. This 4.5-star San Juan hotel is smoke free.

  • 58 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access - wireless , Internet access in public areas - high speed

Room Amenities

Hotel El Convento offers 58 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Santisimo - Onsite restaurant.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. No onsite parking is available. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. 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. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Convento
  • 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

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.