Balmoral Hotel ★★★

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$87
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 26, 2016 Check-out: Feb 27, 2016
3.8 /5
Overall score
84%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4
Value:
3.8
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Room types

Show Prices Superior
  • Size: 269 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Standard Plus
  • Size: 193 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Deluxe - City View
  • Size: 344 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Standard
  • Size: 172 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3

Overview

Located in a historical district in San Jose, the Balmoral Hotel offers simple guest rooms, modern amenities and convenient location near embassies, banks and area attractions like the Pre-Colombian Gold Museum, the National Cathedral and Morazan Park. From the Balmoral Hotel visitors can take day trips outside the city to explore volcanoes, rainforests, and waterfalls. The Balmoral Hotel offers guests a complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi access (fees apply), and a fitness center. Business travelers can find a business center, and the hotel has seven flexible meeting rooms for event groups.

Rooms

The Balmoral Hotel has 112 newly renovated guest rooms and suites. Some guest rooms have balconies, and the suites have balconies overlooking Central Avenue in downtown San Jose. Guest rooms feature pairs of double beds, while suites have three double beds and separate living rooms. In-room amenities include air conditioning, cable flat-screen televisions, coffee-makers, mini bars, hair-dryers and telephones. Accommodations also feature work desks and Wi-Fi access (fees apply).

Property features

Located at the heart of downtown San Jose, the Balmoral Hotel offers great city views and comprehensive amenities well-suited to both business and leisure travelers. The hotel also serves complimentary buffet breakfast daily while the open-air restaurant/bar El Patio del Balmoral offers coffee, drinks, live music, and casual dining on site.

The hotel offers a guest fitness center and a sauna, and business travelers can stay in touch with Wi-Fi access (fees apply) throughout the property. The hotel also has a business center, and event groups can find seven state-of-the-art meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 200 people. Other on-site amenities include parking, laundry services and a 24-hour front desk.

Highlights

  • Great downtown location
  • Some rooms have balconies overlooking Central Avenue
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Wi-Fi access (fees apply)

Nearby attractions

  • National Theater (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • National Museum (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Central Market (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (30.9 mi/49.7 km)

Business

  • 7 flexible meeting spaces
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi access (fees apply)

Transportation

  • Coca Cola Bus Station (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (11.6 mi/18.6 km)

Policies

SMOKE FREE POLICY All Rooms and public areas of the Balmoral Hotel are smoke free. We have taken these steps due to a clear and overwhelming demand from our guest for a healthy and smoke free environment.

Smoking will not be permitted in any room and public areas, and a $100 USD cleaning and recovery fee will apply to those guests who decide to smoke inside the rooms

A smoking area it has been created for our guests who do smoke. Please ask at reception for spaces where smoking is allowed.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Dining

El Patio del Balmoral
Is located besides the main lobby of the hotel on the pedestrian boulevard of Central Avenue where you can enjoy a variety of delicious international and typical Costa Rican dishes. The Bar-Restaurant-Cafe El Patio del Balmoral is open from 6:00AM until 11:00PM, Monday to Sunday.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Hotel Balmoral offers seven ample, versatile and fully equipped meeting rooms ranging from boardrooms to conference facilities.Whether you are planning a social or a business event our excellent service and experienced catering will ensure that your event will be a success.

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Fitness center or spa
  • Spa

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Gift shop
  • Currency exchange

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Transportation

  • Airport shuttle

Parking

  • Free parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

3.8 /5 Overall score

84% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.6/5
  • Cleanliness: 4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4/5
  • Comfort: 3.7/5
  • Location: 4/5
  • Value: 3.8/5

Great location and staff

Would recommend Fri, Jan 29, 2016
It is in a walkable part of the city, with a good restaurant (free great breakfast), coffee shop, and candy store inside. Parking is also inside in a small garage. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms aren't anything special but comfy. A little loud in the morning.

| N/A Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Easy comfortable stay

Would recommend Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Helpful staff, comfortable stay, lovely breakfast, clean room.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great hotel!

Would recommend Mon, Aug 10, 2015
Great central location! A lot of value for the money!

| Sunrise Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Has gotten a little worse

Would not recommend Wed, May 6, 2015
This was my 3rd time staying at the Balmoral. In my previous 2 stays everything was perfect, comfortable bed, great staff service, everything. This time was not a good experience. The bed in the room I was in was not confortable. Also the staff mistreated my girlfriend multiple times. Don't think I'll stay here again due to the mistreatment.

| Del Rio Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great place!

Would recommend Sun, May 3, 2015
It's a great place and great location the only problem was the WIFI but in overal it was perfect

| Hove Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Couple

Would recommend Mon, Apr 6, 2015
Great hotel! Great location and great food. The room is very clean and pretty, I can say it's well maintained. I always enjoy my stay here. Every time I'm in downtown, I always choose this hotel.

| Pensacola Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

A very secure and pleasant hotel.

Would recommend Sun, Feb 22, 2015
Despite it being an aging building they have done an excellent job of updating and modernizing it to a beautiful and comfortable hotel.

| Brooklyn Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great Business Value

Would recommend Tue, Nov 18, 2014
Value, friendly staff, comfortable stay. Perfect for a quick business trip. In the center of downtown.

Dining

Pollo Campero

| Miami, Florida Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Enjoyed my stay

Would recommend Sat, Sep 6, 2014
Nice hotel with fair prices and a fantastic staff. I would recommend a stay.

| Florida, USA Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great Central Hotel

Would recommend Wed, Mar 19, 2014
We had many questions about the area and tours. The hotel staff was great in helping us with everything from booking a shuttle to and from the airport to providing information on places to go in he city and tours to see the surrounding area. We also got a complimentary upgrade to a better room which was greatly appreciated. There is an attached bar and restaurant which were nice for quick and convenient meals. I would recommend the Balmoral to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, nice hotel in the city.

Dining

The Restaurante del Mar is right around the corner and has great seafood (large portions, very tasty, reasonably priced dishes for the amount of food) and is a fairly romantic setting.

| San Jose, Costa Rica Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Precolumbian Gold Museum 0.1 mi
Plaza de la Cultura 0.1 mi
National Theater 0.1 mi
Parque Espana 0.2 mi
Central Park (Parque Central) 0.3 mi
National Museum (Museo Nacional) 0.3 mi
Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar 0.4 mi
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design 0.5 mi
Spirogyra Butterfly Garden 0.5 mi
Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade) 0.5 mi
El Pueblo 0.6 mi
Museo de los Ninos 0.6 mi
Museo de Arte Costarricense 1.6 mi
Correos de Costa Rica 3.9 mi
Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones) 4.3 mi
Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) 14.8 mi
Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo 18 mi
Chirripo National Park 50.6 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$87
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 26, 2016 Check-out: Feb 27, 2016