Gloria Vanderbilt Master Suite
Key selling points: Named for its most illustrious guest, this beautifully classical suite may depart from the historic hotel’s roots as a Carmelite convent established in 1651, but by no means is it overwrought.
Exquisite décor marks the living and dining rooms, and trompe l’oeil walls the master suite. In the marble bath, you’ll find a pampering Jacuzzi, and through two sets of Spanish louver doors, a veranda overlooking Old San Juan’s Plaza de las Monjas.
Standout service: Staff threw a surprise birthday party for a young guest turning seven; even staff members who had the day off came in to celebrate the special occasion.
Style: Classically ornate, by Jorge Rossello, 2007
Special amenities: 37-inch flat-screen TV, Bose radio, Aveda bath products, chocolate truffle turndown, king-size bed
Square footage: 540
Number of bedrooms in suite: One
Number of bathrooms: One
Number of rooms and suites in hotel: 58, including three suites
Who’s slept here?: Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony
Nightly rate: $1,400
Location: 100 Cristo Street, Old San Juan