Hotel El Convento
100 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Photo courtesy of Hotel El Convento
Hotel El ConventoThe Hotel El Convento was once home to Carmelite nuns living simple lives dictated by their vows of poverty. Today, however, it’s one of Old San Juan’s most beautiful hotels, complete with exposed mahogany beams and louvered doors that let in the Atlantic breezes. If you can tear your eyes away from the Spanish colonial architecture, you’ll enjoy views of the San Juan Bay, where the conquistadors once sailed, as well as the charming streets of Old San Juan. The hotel has long been among San Juan’s plushest accommodations. Rooms are done up in rich colors, lovely tiled floors, and Oriental rugs—traditional touches that make guests feel like the nobility who once graced the halls.