Fodor's Expert Review Hotel El Convento

100 Calle Cristo, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico Fodor's Choice

There's no longer anything austere about this 350-year-old former convent: all the guest rooms are lavish and inviting, with wrought-iron and hand-hewn wood furniture, shuttered windows, and mahogany-beamed ceilings joining high-tech amenities like Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Room 508 has a view of the Old City and the bay; rooms 216, 217, and 218 have private walled patios. Guests gather on the third floor for the lovely view over the nearby cathedral and for complimentary wine and cheese served before dinner. Relax in the gorgeous interior patio, which also serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a more upscale meal, head to Santísmo on the second floor.

PROS

  • lovely building
  • atmosphere to spare
  • plenty of nearby dining options
  • lovely historic building

CONS

  • near some noisy bars
  • small pool
  • small bathrooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 787-723–9020

HOTEL DETAILS

58 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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