Hotel El Convento

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Hotel Ratings
Classic Rating
Insider Tip
  • A block west of a small sculpture park outside the hotel entrance, visitors can walk out to a guard tower and peer through slits just as Spanish soldiers did in the 17th century.
Hotel Overview
  • Presence in the past
    Formerly a convent dating from 1651, this boutique hotel is in the center of Old San Juan across from the San Juan Cathedral and two blocks from La Fortaleza, now the governor’s mansion.
  • Antique and modern
    Featuring handcrafted antique-style furniture, Hotel El Convento’s 58 guestrooms (all non-smoking) include complimentary high-speed Internet access, 32-inch LCD TVs, and Bose CD-player sound systems.
  • Rooftop-sundeck view
    Fringed by bougainvillea, El Convento's rooftop sundeck offers a plunge pool, spa tub, and sweeping views of Old San Juan. A spacious interior courtyard provides respite under a 350-year-old tree.
What to Expect:
  • Designated Puerto Rico's official guesthouse for visiting heads of state and other dignitaries, Hotel El Convento contains sections dating to 1651, when a Carmelite convent opened on the site across from San Juan Cathedral, the Western Hemisphere's oldest. The convent housed nuns for 252 years until closing in 1903. In 1959, the building was converted into a hotel. Entertainment, government, and social notables made it their San Juan destination. Pablo Casals played his cello in the courtyard. San Juan investors restored and reopened El Convento in 1997 as a boutique hotel with contemporary amenities. Guests enter on a black-and-white marble floor amid Spanish antiques and tapestries. Popular with guests wishing to explore Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento is also family-friendly, providing children with easy access to the Puerto Rican Children's Museum across the street.
Amenity Highlights:
  • A rooftop sundeck fringed by bougainvillea provides sweeping views of Old San Juan. The sundeck, furnished with cushioned lounge chairs and potted flowers, includes a 5.75-m-long (12-ft) plunge pool and small spa tub. After strolls through Old San Juan, guests can relax in the interior courtyard shaded by a 350-year-old tree. Complimentary wine is served afternoons in a third-floor lounge, where a balcony overlooks San Juan Cathedral.

Location:

100 Cristo St.
San Juan, 00901
Puerto Rico

Region: 
  • San Juan
  • Airport:

    Luis Munoz Marin International Airport SJU
  • Hotel El Convento is in historic Old San Juan. The Puerto Rican Children's Museum and San Juan Cathedral are across the street. The hotel offers three restaurants, each with its own unique charm. Patio del Nispero serves breakfast and lunch in a garden courtyard. El Picoteo is an open-air tapas bar with antiqued masonry walls. Caña Restaura serves a local menu of Puerto Rican cuisine, while Il Perugino specializes in Italian entrees. Complimentary bottled water and coffee are available all day in the lounge, which also includes a self-serve honor bar.

    A computer in an air-conditioned library provides complimentary Internet access. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas.

    Valet parking:
    $20 per 24-hour period in lot with in/out privileges. Fee does not include tax and is subject to change without prior notification.

    Ground transportation:
    Shuttle vans and private cars of varying prices are available. They can be reserved during the process of booking a reservation for this hotel, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.

  • Deluxe Room -

    1 Queen Bed or 2 Double Beds. The Deluxe accommodations are mostly located on the first and second floor level. The queen Vista accommodations are located on the fifth and fourth floor. The rest are mixed up between second, third, fourth and fifth.

Room Amenities: 
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - complimentary
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Makeup mirror
  • Massage - available in room
  • Multi-line phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway beds
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Slippers
  • Television
  • Turndown service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens
Property Amenities
  • Hotel El Convento is in historic Old San Juan. The Puerto Rican Children's Museum and San Juan Cathedral are across the street. The hotel offers three restaurants, each with its own unique charm. Patio del Nispero serves breakfast and lunch in a garden courtyard. El Picoteo is an open-air tapas bar with antiqued masonry walls. Caña Restaura serves a local menu of Puerto Rican cuisine, while Il Perugino specializes in Italian entrees. Complimentary bottled water and coffee are available all day in the lounge, which also includes a self-serve honor bar.

    A computer in an air-conditioned library provides complimentary Internet access. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas.

    Valet parking:

    $20 per 24-hour period in lot with in/out privileges.
    Fee does not include tax and is subject to change without prior notification.

    Ground transportation:

    Shuttle vans and private cars of varying prices are available. They can be reserved during the process of booking a reservation for this hotel, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM/banking
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business services
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Conference room(s)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Event catering
  • Exhibit space
  • Internet access in public areas - complimentary
  • Internet access in public areas - high speed
  • Internet access in public areas - wireless
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Meeting room(s) (small groups)
  • Parking (secure)
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Parking (valet)
  • Patio
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Safe-deposit box - front desk
  • Security guard
  • Spa tub
  • Tour assistance
Number of floors: 
  • 5
Number of rooms: 
  • 58
Policies
  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
    Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • Pets not allowed
Check-in time: 
  • 3 PM
Check-out time: 
  • Noon
Dining
  • Patio del Nispero
    Located in garden courtyard under 350-year-old nispero tree bearing crabapple-like fruit. Potted palm trees. Umbrella-table seating. À la carte breakfast. Lunch menu featuring daily specials, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and main courses such as Pecan-Crusted Sea Bass and Soy-Pineapple Chicken.
  • El Picoteo
    Open-air tapas bar with antiqued masonry walls colored orange, high wood-beam ceiling. Also, terrace seating under awnings and umbrellas. Lunch/dinner menu featuring hot and cold tapas, Spanish-style pizza, paella, sangria. Open Tuesday–Sunday.
  • Caña Restaurant
    Upscale, Nuevo Latino menu in an intimate dining room. High wood-beamed ceiling. Red-and-white walls. Lunch and dinner. Closed Wednesdays.
  • Il Perugino
    Located across the street, guests may charge meals to their room. Specializing in pasta, salads, and seafood, the restaurant also serves a large selection of Italian wines. Dinner only.
Recreation
  • A rooftop sundeck furnished with cushioned lounge chairs includes a 5.75-m-long (12-ft) plunge pool and three-person spa tub.

    Guests are provided complimentary access to El Convento Beach Club, located a sister property, that includes access to the pool and white sand beach.

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

Special Offer Details
Intimate Escapes
3 nights from $559 per person
Save up to Value Added

What's Included?
  • Complimentary Wine Reception every evening at La Veranda Terrace
  • Complimentary 24 hours coffee and tea station at La Veranda Terrace
  • Complimentary wireless highspeed internet access in every room and public areas
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Unlimited use of the fitness center and El Convento Beach Club

Available Room Types:
All

Important Dates:
Book from 11/21/2011 through 12/28/2012
Travel from 03/12/2012 through 12/31/2012
Blackout Dates: May Apply
Minimum Night Stay: 3 Nights

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