Molly McCorkle

El Convento

Old San Juan

by: Molly McCorkle

  • Why

    A stopover before heading to the glam Dorado Beach.

  • When

    January 2015

  • Who

    Me + mis amigas.

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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.

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Important Bits

  • Type

    17th-century convent turned hotel.

  • Vibe

    Holy boho.

  • Location

    Smack dab in the middle of Old San Juan.

  • Rooms

    58 charming rooms.

  • Music

    Nope.

  • 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

    Jorge Rofello

  • Pool/Gym

    A nice little rooftop plunge pool.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, two...breakfast at the patio cafe is a perfect way to start the day.

  • Bar

    Yes...a mojito in the terrace is a must.

  • Minibar

    No

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Sure, the abundance of outdoor spaces makes it a good spot for kiddies.

  • Price

    Reasonable.

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