King bed in modern hotel room

About Us

A hotel nestled in diplomatic history

Situated within an early 19th century historic building, which for most of its 200-year existence housed the center of diplomacy for Puerto Rico, the hotel is located within the Old San Juan Historic District, the oldest European settlement in Puerto Rico and the United States.

Historic rendering of Palacio Provincial

The original lot dates back to 1838 and was first used as a cemetery. Sold to build the Plaza del Mercado, for many years the new building remained vacant. In 1872 Enrique Berrocal, architect and civil engineer, drew up plans for reconstruction that was completed in 1874.

Over the ensuing years, the site housed a variety of government offices including the US Post Office, the US Department of Agriculture and Commerce, the Biblioteca Insular, the Telegraph and Telephone office, and a colecturía until finally serving as Puerto Rico’s Department of State throughout the second half of the 20th century. 

 

Historic picture of Palacio Provincial
Rooftop terrace overlooking the Cathedral

HOTEL POLICIES

AGE POLICY

Palacio Provincial welcomes guests age 18 years and older.

 

DOG POLICY

Palacio Provincial welcomes dogs (up to two - maximum 100 lbs each) for a $100 additional fee.  In order to ensure the comfort of our guests, employees, and your pup we have a few guidelines to follow - please let us know if they will be joining you before arrival.

 

SMOKING POLICY

Smoking is prohibited in all areas of Palacio Provincial.  Failing to comply could result in a $500 fine.

 

PARKING

Valet parking is available half a block away from the hotel at the Cathedral of San Juan.  The daily rate is a flat fee of $25 (plus tax) and spaces are subject to availability.