Old San Juan
by: Molly McCorkle
A stopover before heading to the glam Dorado Beach.
Me + mis amigas.
Exploring the city with one of my oldest pals.
The original entrance. Fun fact...in Puerto Rico the Christmas season carries well into January. Hence the decorations.
Lobby ceiling. Old San Juan knows color and isn't afraid to use it.
Pattern on pattern. Oh yea.
The kind of room where you could really stay a while.
That's one heck of a terrace.
What El Convento lacks in beachfront real estate they make up in rooftop views.
Rooftop views of Old San Juan.
Just outside El Convento. What'd I tell you about color?
Complimentary bikes...which double as the perfect photo opp.
Highs + Lows
The hotel has meticulously maintained the original character & charm of the hotel - you truly feel as if you've taken a step back in time.
Located right in the middle of Old San Juan, it's the perfect jumping off point for exploring the city.
The mojitos. One a day keeps the doctor away.
The epitome of an oasis in the city with lush greenery and open-air common spaces.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
17th-century convent turned hotel.
Smack dab in the middle of Old San Juan.
58 charming rooms.
- Year Opened
The building dates back almost 350 years, when it was originally a convent. It was converted into a hotel in 1962.
- Designed By
A nice little rooftop plunge pool.
Yes, two...breakfast at the patio cafe is a perfect way to start the day.
Yes...a mojito in the terrace is a must.
Sure, the abundance of outdoor spaces makes it a good spot for kiddies.
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Pirilo Pizza Rustica, Calle McLeary, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Pizza in PR might sound a little unexpected...but hey, it works.
Galería Botello, Calle del Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Just a stone's throw away, this gallery features some inspiring work from local artists.
Neighborhood: Old San Juan
Hotel Location: 100 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico