Top 10 Puerto Rico Resorts: Hotel El Convento
It’s no surprise that our No. 9 Puerto Rico retreat has been nicknamed the grand dame of Old San Juan hotels, considering it’s the oldest member of Historic Hotels of America. And it’s definitely not a shock that you’ll feel like you’re in heaven once you get to this Spanish Colonial monument.
Besides Hotel El Convento’s hallelujah-worthy luxury guestrooms – rich with wrought-iron accents and revolutionary technology – this AAA Four Diamond property was a Carmelite convent more than 350 years ago. No, you won’t find any habit-wearing women around the grounds anymore; in fact, the only habits you’ll encounter here are the ones you’ll acquire, like waking up each morning to watch the sun rise over San Juan Bay, or taking a daily dip in the onsite plunge pool.
Of course it’ll be tempting to stay snuggled in your guestroom bed all day, but we urge you to wander the property grounds awhile. A true testament to the Conquistador Age, the lovingly restored Hotel El Convento offers you a glance into the heydays of Old San Juan. And it’s only a few minutes from mesmerizing city landmarks, like Castillo de San Cristóbal!
Things to Know
Hotel El Convento was named the only Small Luxury Hotel in Puerto Rico.
Take pleasure in Hotel El Convento’s Daily Manger’s Reception, including a variety of wine and hors d'oeuvres on La Veranda Terrace.
100 Cristo Street, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901