Hotel El Convento - Luxurious Accommodations in Old San Juan

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Looking for decadent lodging that infuses Spanish culture, but still want the Caribbean? Well look no further than Hotel El Convento. This grand property is old world at its finest. One of the Historic Hotels of America, it is a thoroughly renovated 17th-century Carmelite convent located in the heart of Old San Juan. A small boutique hotel

with only 58 rooms, it is majestic and historic, full of grandeur and beauty.

As Puerto Rico’s most famous hotel, El Convento has played many roles throughout history, from dance hall and flophouse to a parking lot for garbage trucks! It first opened as a hotel in 1962. After a major renovation, it reopened in 1997 as the beautiful hotel it is today. The Spanish style furnishings, paneling, and Andalusianterra-cotta floor tiles all create an old world and luxurious feel. This yellow hued hotel even boasts an original courtyard where a 300 year old Nispero fruit tree from Spain still stands. This garden terrace, overlooking the Plaza de las Monjas and the historic San Juan Cathedral, offers a serene spot for relaxing and sipping on a nice rum. Or if you are in need of cooling down, the rooftop pool is another bonus, it feels like a little sanctuary amid the city. There is truly an experience for any discerning traveler.

Why not plan your wedding here? The sweeping Spanish Colonial architecture and elegantly appointed decorations make this an ideal venue for a truly romantic wedding. Let vibrant tapestries, marble floors, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and iron gates be your backdrop. Not much embellishment is needed. Intimate or grand, there is a space for each type of wedding. If the guest list is small, the Salon Martorell, designed by award-winning artist Antonio Martorell is perfect. For those having a grand reception, the Salon Campeche can hold up to 250 guests. Fabulous food and unparalleled service make this an exceptional venue for your wedding. Only a 15 minute walk to the beach, closer than Spain, and no passports required!

100 Cristo Street
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

El Convento


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