Say hello to colonial comfort. Hotel El Convento hits the right mark between old world opulence and modern luxury. Steeped in history, this hotel nestled in the vibrant capital city is the perfect first stop on your Puerto Rican adventure and is sure to charm you from the moment you step inside.
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in Puerto Rico’s cultural heart, then the El Convento drops you in the center of the action. The hotel is in the very heart of picturesque Old San Juan, so you can step back in time and soak up the pastel-colored colonial architecture and landmark Catedral de San Juan Bautista, tour the multiple museums and galleries, and enjoy sunset strolls along the pier.
It’s not difficult to imagine the city’s Spanish colonial roots here; every room is filled with exquisite furnishings that reflect a bygone era while the glamorous suites are adorned with marble bathrooms and beautiful shuttered windows that open onto balconies and old city views.
Why we like it
This is one for the history buffs. A former convent, this hotel adds a sense of occasion to your stay and means you can truly immerse yourself in the culture of the city. The Patio del Nispero, one of the hotel’s three restaurants, serves traditional Caribbean and Spanish fare and will give you a flavor of Puerto Rico that you’ll never forget.