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Hotel El Convento

100 Cristo St, San Juan, PR

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Hotel El Convento

OVERVIEW

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.

Know Before You Go

  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • 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.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 14.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per day
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes
 

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What to expect:

  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • 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.

Location

100 Cristo St, San Juan, PR

Airport:

SJU - Luis Munoz Marin International Airport

ROOMS

Overview

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. <p> A computer in an air-conditioned library provides complimentary Internet access. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. <p> <b>Valet parking:</b><br> $20 per 24-hour period in lot with in/out privileges. Fee does not include tax and is subject to change without prior notification. <p> <b>Ground transportation:</b><br> 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.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Pay movies
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • Premium TV channels
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room massage available
  • Slippers
  • Cable TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Individually furnished
  • Individually decorated
  • LCD TV
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

DETAILS

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.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • ATM/banking
  • Concierge services
  • Total number of rooms -
  • Number of floors -
  • Conference space
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Meeting rooms
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of restaurants -
  • Free reception
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Terrace

Number of floors: 5

Number of rooms: 58

Policies

Know Before You Go

  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • 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.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 14.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per day
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes
 

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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 is furnished with cushioned lounge chairs.

Guests are provided complimentary access to El Convento Beach Club, located a sister property with a white sand beach.

An outdoor pool and fitness facilities are also available.

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