Obviously, the Hotel El Convento has changed since the days it was home to Carmelite nuns living simple lives dictated by their vows of poverty. Today, guests enjoy every indulgence in Old San Juan's most beautiful large hotel. The Spanish colonial architecture features high ceilings; thick, gnarled, exposed mahogany beams; and breeze-friendly louvered doors that let in the Atlantic winds. Views feature the San Juan Bay—where the conquistadors once sailed—and the streets of Old San Juan.
The hotel has long been among the Puerto Rican capital's plushest options. Rooms have rich colors, lovely tiled floors, and Oriental rugs. The traditional touches make guests feel like the nobility who once lived here.