Tradition and community are at the foundation of this historic boutique. The Carmelite convent for which this property is named dates back to the 17th Century. But make no mistake: While this place is rich with heritage, it’s also a fantastic base from which to explore all the hottest attractions of Old Town San Juan. At Hotel El Convento, little things matter. You’ll notice it in the period details throughout the property, and you’ll feel it in the top-notch service you receive from everyone you encounter.
As you approach The Hotel El Convento, you’ll be swept back in time. From the breezy open air courtyard and the beautiful arched doorways, to the ornate tilework and wrought iron furnishings -- this boutique hotel embraces all its historical and cultural influences. Throughout the property, expansive doorways and huge windows help promote cooling breezes; they also provide an opportunity to drink in the beauty of your surroundings. Your guest room features all the modern comforts you’d expect from a hotel of this caliber, including a refrigerator and coffee maker, bright lighting and luxurious Aveda toiletries.
Endless extraordinary details, in an environment that’s bound to inspire
Choose the lodging style that best suits your needs. From the iconic Main Inn, to the country-style Maple Glen, to the one-of-a-kind houses at The Village, to the firehouse-turned-guesthouse -- each option exudes charm and memorability, but in distinctly different ways. While the decor may help you appreciate the past, the amenities are thoroughly modern. Take advantage of the year-round, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, plus a fitness room and yoga classes. If it’s relaxation you’re after -- try the 3rd floor library, or the legendary front porch.
For your dining pleasure, Hotel El Convento offers two restaurants: Patio del Nispero and El Picoteo. The former offers gourmet ambience and elegant al fresco dining -- right in the shade of the 100-year-old fruit tree for which the restaurant is named. El Picoteo is an experience that can’t be missed. With its inventive menu of hot and cold Spanish tapas, its standout wine list and its house special paella (which was voted the best on the island), the restaurant truly offers something for everyone.
The Hotel El Convento offers the perfect backdrop for hosting inspired corporate and social events. With six modern gathering spaces -- each offering unique features and distinctive styles -- you’ll have plenty of options for all manner of meetings. Whether you’re planning a gala, a retreat or a conference, you’ll find the appropriate space. And if you’re getting hitched, nothing beats the historical romance of Old San Juan. The Hotel El Convento provides a stunning Caribbean setting for your nuptials and/or honeymoon.