This month Walker and I are celebrating our 2 year anniversary! To celebrate we’re heading to beautiful Puerto Rico for a long weekend full of beautiful sights, fun in the sun and delicious food. Oh, and rum! While there, we’re spending two nights at Hotel El Convento in Old San Juan and two nights on the water at Condado Vanderbilt Hotel.
Keep reading for details on these two amazing hotels, plus our itinerary and my packing list!
We are starting our stay in Old San Juan at Hotel El Convento. A restored 17th-century Carmelite convent, this romantic and old world hotel features Spanish Colonial decor and each room has a view of Old San Juan or its breathtaking bay.
Construction began on this Carmelite convent in 1646 through a petition by King Phillip IV of Spain. To say El Convento is rich in history would be an understatement. Less than a 10 minute walk to the beach and across the street from San Juan Cathedral, the Western Hemisphere’s oldest cathedral, this gem of a historic hotel is centrally located and walking distance from all the must see sights of San Juan.
Next, we’re off to Condado where we will be staying at Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. This hotel prides itself on being true to Puerto Rico’s opulent past. A hot spot for European and Hollywood royalty in the 20’s, Condado Vanderbilt was recently reborn and refurbished- a perfect combination of retro style and modern day luxury.
In 1919, Frederick William Vanderbilt, an heir of one of America’s wealthiest families and among the most influential men in the country, acquired this prime oceanfront land and selected architectural firm of Warren and Wetmore who designed New York City’s Grand Central Station to design Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. The legendary Condado Vanderbilt Hotel has been Puerto Rico’s premier oceanfront hotel for nearly a century.
Follow Walker and my anniversary travels on Instagram and stay tuned after our trip for a full vacation play by play on the blog!
What’s in my suitcase:
Photo’s by respective hotels.
Kisses and travelers wishes,