Hotel El Convento Est. 1997

100 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Discover timeless charm and tradition at the Hotel El Convento.
Host events, ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsals in one of our elegantly appointed wedding venues and banquet halls. Gorgeous Spanish colonial architecture, elegant décor and an intimate old charm feel offer an inspiring setting for your important day.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Boutique Hotel
Historic Building
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Courtyard
Garden
Historical Monument
No View
Style
Colonial
Contemporary
Elegant
Spanish
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico Destination Events

Discover timeless charm and tradition at the Hotel El Convento, a lovingly restored luxury hotel nestled in the heart of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Host dream weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and banquets in a stunning Caribbean setting. Our Old San Juan hotel is fully equipped with exquisite wedding venues, expert event planning services and comprehensive wedding packages that allow you to plan your special day just the way you envisioned it. We want you to experience the enchantment Hotel El Convento has to offer.

Host events, ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsals in one of our elegantly appointed wedding venues and banquet halls. Gorgeous Spanish colonial architecture, elegant décor and an intimate old charm feel offer an inspiring setting for your important day.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $75 to $150

Additional Charges

For Catering - Food & Beverage
Administrative Fee 23%
Gov't Tax 11.5%

For Hotel Rooms 
Tariff 20%
Occupancy Tax 9% 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
250
Buffet
300
Standing
400
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1997
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
No Amplified Music Allowed
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Relax and unwind in any of our 58 hotel rooms that feature ornate handcrafted furniture, marble bathrooms, and Andalusian tile floors. Sit back and take in a gorgeous "vista" of the bay for some of the very best lodging San Juan has to offer. The loving restoration of our Spanish Colonial hotel is reflected in the design of this architectural gem in the heart of Old San Juan. From the exposed rich mahogany beams to modern comforts,Hotel El Convento offers the finest accommodations in Old San Juan.
 
After dinner, stroll through our lushly landscaped interiors bathed in the soothing glow of wrought-iron lamps or take a refreshing dip in our plunge pool. Blending a distinctive, contemporary character while conveying the spirit of the Old World, our acclaimed accommodations in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Our unique hotel rooms offer the finest in luxury lodging in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Discerning travelers will enjoy modern comforts such as Bose stereo systems, refrigerators stocked with complimentary chilled bottled water, plush bathrobes and slippers. Designed with true rejuvenation in mind, our rooms and suites feature generous amenities.
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
Imagine a destination as grand and storied as the "Isle of Enchantment" itself for your memorable Puerto Rico vacation. Old world charm and elegance meet contemporary comfort in this Small Luxury Hotel of the World.
 
Experience our award winning hotel and learn why our guests consistently rate us #1 San Juan Lodging on TripAdvisor. Throughout the years, couples have chosen El Convento, the finest San Juan boutique hotel, for a once in a lifetime celebration of their destination wedding or honeymoon.
Design:
One of the world’s most unique hotels, Hotel El Convento, located in Old San Juan, has been totally renovated and restored so that travelers can stay in a medieval walled city that dates back to the Spanish conquest, so superbly refurbished that it is now a destination.
 
The building’s characteristic Spanish features were an enormous open interior courtyard framed by tiered balconies and arched corridors. Nuns’ cells were tiny rooms with single beds and straw mattresses. The spacious chapel had a domed ceiling.

On Cristo Street, the convent was (and still is) adjacent to the Plaza of the Nuns, the city’s second oldest park. Across the street is San Juan Cathedral, built in 1521 of clay, one-story with a thatched roof, destroyed by a hurricane and rebuilt starting in 1540. The Western Hemisphere’s oldest cathedral, it is one of the few examples of medieval architecture remaining in the New World.

In 1959, under Operation Bootstrap, Robert Frederick Woolworth, heir to the Woolworth fortune, purchased the convent property from the Archdiocese of San Juan for $250,000 and transformed it into a deluxe hotel named El Convento. It would spur the development of business, tourism and employment in Old San Juan.
Standout Venue Features:
The hotel has returned to its original name, Hotel El Convento. It opened in January 1997, 35 years after the original El Convento Hotel and was immediately chosen by CONDE NAST TRAVELER as one of the 23 best new hotels of the world. The reopening of the hotel marked the 346th anniversary of the convent site, a national historic landmark.
 
In recent years, the readers of both CONDE NAST TRAVELER and TRAVEL & LEISURE again voted El Convento one of the world’s best places to stay. In 2002, the hotel was featured in the May issue of Architectural Digest, which showcased the “celestial spirit” of this luxury landmark.  
 
Hotel El Convento is a proud member of the Historic Hotels of America and of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the only hotel to hold these distinctions in Puerto Rico. 
 
After being opened for one year, AAA awarded Hotel El Convento Four Diamonds, a distinction it holds today. The hotel is designated “official guest house” of the government of Puerto Rico for visiting heads of state and dignitaries.
 
Hotel El Convento is for travelers who enjoy luxury lodgings with fine quality and European services in a truly Old World environment that is under the American flag.
Extra Perks:
Daily Manager's Reception, serving a variety of wine and a variety of international cheeses at La Veranda Terrace
Plunge pool and heated jacuzzi, offering breathtaking views of the San Juan Bay
24-hour Fitness center, with free weights, treadmill, and stair climber, offering guests unlimited use
Two diverse restaurants, serving cuisine ranging from Spanish tapas to traditional Puerto Rican fare
24-hour valet parking, across the hotel for your convenience
El Convento Beach Club, featuring beach and pool privileges at our sister properties, located on two of the best beaches in Puerto Rico
Five versatile meeting rooms, creating an intimate ambiance for 10 to 300 guests
Coin operated laundry; equipped with washer, dryer and soap dispenser
Herb Garden with fresh herbs and fruit, used in delicious cocktails at the bar and in signature dishes
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