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This hotel is located in the heart of historic Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hotel guests will receive beach privileges at the El Convento Beach Club on Isla Verde Beach. Hotel El Convento is housed in a restored 350-year old building. The hotel’s pool and hot tub overlook the San Juan Bay, and a fitness center, library, and business center are offered to guests. Facials, manicures, and massages are available upon request. Every evening, the Manager’s Reception serves hors d’oeuvres and wine on La Veranda Terrace. Rooms at the El Convento have Spanish décor and are furnished with refrigerators. The rooms include goose down pillows, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The Hotel El Convento has 2 on-site restaurants. Patio del Nispero offers a gourmet menu served in an open-air setting and El Picoteo offers a tapas menu and a wide variety of wine. Hotel El Convento is located just a few minutes from many cruise ship piers. The renowned museums and historic landmarks of San Juan are within walking distance. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is 15 minutes away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Hotel El Convento has been welcoming guests since Mar 22, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

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Room Type
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
Bedroom :
1 queen bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for San Juan
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  • Juan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very central, 10 to 15 minutes walk to all the points of interest in old San Juan
  • Shannon
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Amazing location in unique accommodations. We made great use of the rooftop plunge pool each day to cool off, morning coffee on the veranda overlooking the plaza was the perfect way to start each day!
  • Rj
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Overall the location was just incredible. It was right in the middle of Old San Juan and had everything required nearby. I would give 5 stars for the location only. Other services were also pretty good.
  • Paul
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    First class hotel, steeped in history, with a beautiful courtyard patio with two restaurants and bars. The location was perfect - we could walk to anywhere we wanted to go in Old San Juan on charming cobblestone streets. Our room was huge, with...
  • Mariselis
    Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
    Location, design, courtesy wine and cheese cold water and coffee every day.
  • Amber
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    It was beautiful, great location for shopping, dining, and exploring the city. The staff was always very nice and helped answer all of our questions. The plants and flower pots within the property were all beautiful and made the experience even...
  • Kelly
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location, clean, comfortable. Staff helpful and pleasant
  • Giovanni
    The location and the whole vibe of the hotel. Staff was very friendly and helpful
  • Carla
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The room was clean with high ceilings and a great view
  • Debra
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Hotel is a bit dated but in a great location. Pool isn't really a pool but more of a "plunge pool" - to me this was fine and it was quiet before 12 each day. Later in day you might feel you were sharing a bathtub with a lot of strangers. Hot...

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you have smoking room available

    Greeting, We are a non smoking property
    Answered on 1 September 2021
  • Is there beach access for El Convento guests?

    The Convento Beach Club is the name of the program that we have with our sister property The Courtyard by Marriott located in Isla Verde approximatel..
    Answered on 19 December 2019
  • Are there places nearby for breakfast?

    There's a good selection of restaurants for breakfast walking distance. Also at our sister property Hotel Palacio Provincial we have a restaurant cal..
    Answered on 29 March 2021
  • Do all the rooms have safes?

    Yes, all rooms have a safe.
    Answered on 21 July 2022
  • What is the closest airport to your facility and do you guys provide transportation back and forth to the airport for guests. Thanks!

    The hotel does not have transportation services, but you will find very accessible Taxi services, they charge from $20-25.00. Uber is also accessible ..
    Answered on 18 August 2022
  • What time is check in?

    Good evening, Check-In begins at 3:00pm. Early check-in is upon availability. In the mean while we can store your luggage and allow access to the hot..
    Answered on 15 June 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Patio del Nispero
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Amenities of Hotel El Convento
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Terrace
  • Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Executive lounge access
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Fitness center
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish

    House rules

    Hotel El Convento takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    Until 12:00 PM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cribs are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Cash Hotel El Convento accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Upon check-in photo identification and credit card is required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about Hotel El Convento

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Hotel El Convento is 650 feet from the center of San Juan. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Hotel El Convento include:

      • Double
      • Suite

    • Guests staying at Hotel El Convento can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish

    • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hotel El Convento on this page.

    • Hotel El Convento offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Fitness center
      • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
      • Swimming pool

    • Hotel El Convento has 1 restaurant:

      • Patio del Nispero

    • The prices at Hotel El Convento may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Hotel El Convento is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.