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A stone's throw from El Convento, on perhaps Old San Juan's most iconic stepped street, this is another option for a romantic retreat where a centuries-old view of beauty still holds sway. Guests can luxuriate in a rooftop bath and soak up views of the Old City’s blissfully crooked skyline. They also linger in its courtyards and fountain-filled tropical gardens, as well as its library and dining room, adorned with works by painter Roberto Parilla. The eight guest rooms feature Venetian mirrors and Eastern European chandeliers, handcrafted furniture, antiques, plush beds, balconies overlooking interior courtyards, and windows opening to capture the sea breeze. This is a rarefied experience at a reasonable rate.