Wish you could time travel? Well, you can by staying at Hotel El Convento, a luxury property that celebrates the timelessness of Old World glamour. Once a Carmelite convent in 1646, this Puerto Rican landmark from the Conquistador Age was carefully restored and converted into a stylish boutique hotel. Its Spanish Colonial architecture and design will charm you before you even enter enter the lobby.
Nestled in the very heart of Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento is within a short walking distance to all of the main historical attractions and city harbor. Adjacent to the property is the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, which is the second oldest cathedral in the Americas, dating back to 1521.
The rooms are filled with Andalusian tiles and decoration, handcrafted furniture, and mahogany ceiling beams creating an atmosphere of grandeur. Hotel El Convento offers the most sophisticated accommodations in all of Old San Juan.
The simple ensuite marble bathroom is the perfect compliment to the elegant room. Inside you will find plus robes and slippers for added comfort.
The spacious rooms in the award-winning hotel are brimming with lovely details. Everywhere you look you will be delighted with beauty!
Why It Is Andi’s Pick
You could spend an entire day wandering around the hotel’s grounds — from the perfectly landscaped interior courtyard to the wrought-iron door frames that greet you upon arrival to the rooftop plunge pool that affords a stunning view of the sea. If you leave the grounds to explore the city, make sure to return in the evening for the free wine and cheese hour that is offered daily.