$35 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 14, 2014 Check-out: Jul 15, 2014

Hotel El Maragato

2 stars
Central Avenue between Street 1 and 3, San Jose, 1
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
12 reviews
Perfect, Central Location. Great Value.

I stayed at this hotel twice and it was great both times. You get a very nice, cooked to order... See full review

  • Brandon J Backer
  • Feb 3, 2014
Great location & service

The staff was very helpful and friendly, and the location cannot be beat for access to central San... See full review

  • kevintravelslots
  • Mar 20, 2014
Hotel El Maragato is located in the heart of San Jose downtown, on the Central Avenue Boulevard diagonal to Plaza de la Cultura and our architectural jewel The National Theatre.

High Lights:
  • SUPER MARKET next door to hotel, just go downstairs your room and will have access
  • FREE Internet Access
  • Walking Distance to Down town

  • Rooms
    This Boutique Hotel with 29 rooms, in which every detail has been take in care for you and your comfortability, distinguished by the equilibrium between the architecture, design and decoration with the purpose of a unique atmosphere, in a intimate weather and maximum comfort, to bring a personalized service.

    Room amenities:
  • Working Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Cable T.V.
  • Valet Service
  • Security safe box
  • Internet
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry Service
  • FREE Continental Breakfast

  • Atraccions:
  • San Jose downtown
  • The National Theater
  • The Cultural Plaza
  • Bolivar Zoo
  • Museums
  • Hotel Map

    9.934 -84.0777
    Area served
    San Jose, Costa Rica
    Nearby airports
    Juan Santamarina International Airport
    Area description
    Hotel El Maragato is located in the heart of San Jose downtown, on the Central Avenue Boulevard, diagonal to 'Plaza de la Cultura' and our architectural jewel The National Theatre

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    Hotel El Maragato Rooms

    STANDARD - ROO
    M

    The Maragato standar offers One King bed or 2 double beds
    Maximum Capacity: 4 Guests

    In Room Amenities
  • Working Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Cable T.V.
  • Coffee maker
  • Security safe box
  • Internet
  • Refrigerator
  • Hot water
  • Amenities

    • Free continental breakfast
    • WiFi
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Concierge
    Elevators
    Dining
    Free continental breakfast
    Bar/Lounge
    Room service
    Services
    Laundry service
    Childcare Service
    In-Room Safe
    Internet
    WiFi

    Nearby points of interest

    • Plaza de la Cultura: 0.1 mi
    • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 0.1 mi
    • National Theater: 0.1 mi
    • Central Park (Parque Central): 0.1 mi
    • Parque Espana: 0.3 mi
    • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 0.5 mi
    • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 0.5 mi
    • Museo de los Ninos: 0.5 mi
    • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 0.6 mi
    • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 0.6 mi
    • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 0.6 mi
    • El Pueblo: 0.6 mi
    • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 1.5 mi
    • Correos de Costa Rica: 3.7 mi
    • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 4.1 mi
    • Plaza de la Cultura: 0.1 mi
    • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 0.1 mi
    • National Theater: 0.1 mi
    • Central Park (Parque Central): 0.1 mi
    • Parque Espana: 0.3 mi
    • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 0.5 mi
    • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 0.5 mi
    • Museo de los Ninos: 0.5 mi
    • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 0.6 mi
    • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 0.6 mi
    • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 0.6 mi
    • El Pueblo: 0.6 mi
    • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 1.5 mi
    • Correos de Costa Rica: 3.7 mi
    • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 4.1 mi
    • Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ): 14.9 mi
    • Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo: 18 mi
    • Chirripo National Park: 50.7 mi

    Dining

    SUPER MARKET
    There is a Supermarket inside the property, just go dowsntairs your room and you will have access to all type of merchandising

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1300
    Check-out:
    1200

    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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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    Guest Reviews (12)

    Ratings and reviews for Hotel El Maragato

    Overall score

    3.3 / 5
    5.01.0
    12 out of 12
    Amenities:
    3.3
    Room cleanliness:
    3.5
    Hotel staff:
    4.2
    Room comfort:
    3.4
    Location:
    4.3
    Value:
    4

    92% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    1
    5.01.0
    Annemarie P
    The Villages, FL
    Jul 4, 2014

    never found the place!

    Costa Rica has no street addresses and is particularly hard to get around, especially in San Jose. We were never able to find the hotel, so found a Best Western and stayed there. Would never book packages again as we also had MANY problems with Spirit Air as well.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    1
    Value:
    3
    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    pmldelgado
    Business
    Cali, Colombia
    May 19, 2014

    a cozy hotel

    pass some very quiet days in the middle of urban San Jose march. the hotel is conveniently located and offers good service for the price. the only drawback that was presented was that the room I stayed in did not have remote control air conditioning and I got to spend heat overnight because the person who met me at the hotel could not solve that problem, so other well.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

    the hotel is surrounded by many places where you can eat different types of food and also find a lot of various sales lugarers is very central.

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    zoopa
    San Antonio,TX
    May 14, 2014

    My 12 day stay

    This is not a big fancy hotel,8 floors & 29 rooms,if u prefer quiet time get a regular room & if u prefer a view get a room with balcony & be prepared for a lot of noise!!You get basics,regular TV(no flat screen & no HD),small fridge & a mini bar,good size room with renovated bathrooms with daily cleaning on demand by this sweet lady name Olga.The carpet inside the rooms are very old & dirty could use some attention,the supermarket next door makes it very convenient for snacks & drinks:)),daily breakfast is also good,& free wifi worked just fine on the 7th floor for me.The people in front desk MR Al Paulo,Luis & Jorge are very kind & polite & speak good English,when asked to change my room for a room with balcony they did it the next day:)),this hotel is in the middle of everything if u don't mind to walk a couple of blocks & after all you can not complain for what ur getting for the price($35 if reserved on Internet)

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

    If ur single check Del ray hotel,about 5 blocks away:))

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Guy C.
    Panama
    Apr 10, 2014

    Costa Rican Trip

    Good location with a small but friendly staff and good complimentary breakfast. The amenities are scare and the rooms have the bare minimums but if you're looking to spend to majority of your time away from your hotel room then this is a good spot.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    2
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    3
    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    dennis w. patterson
    sj
    Mar 28, 2014

    cheap, just a room

    No major problems. Help seem annoyed when asked for help

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    kevintravelslots
    Los Angeles, California
    Mar 20, 2014

    Great location & service

    The staff was very helpful and friendly, and the location cannot be beat for access to central San Jose. Wifi rarely worked which was disappointing but overall it was a comfortable room. Breakfast was good.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

    There is a market literally right next door making snacks & drinks very convenient.

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Johnjak
    Plymouth. England.
    Mar 7, 2014

    Very central.

    Hard to find, location different from the one given, but persevere, it is there. Finally found this centrally located hotel, had a good sized, comfortable room with balcony overlooking the main thoroughfare of San Jose. The street traders and bleeping road crossing signals make this another hotel where earplugs are needed. Good breakfast and fun location make this value for money.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Shopping tip: Not Applicable

    Step outside and you're in the main shopping district.

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    dennis w. patterson
    sj
    Mar 4, 2014

    close and affordable

    Good, no complai ts. Close to center city acctivlys

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Brandon J Backer
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Feb 3, 2014

    Perfect, Central Location. Great Value.

    I stayed at this hotel twice and it was great both times. You get a very nice, cooked to order breakft. The staff was very friendly. Great location if you want to explored the central district. Only downfall is it is pretty load outside the hotel and the loudness starts early.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

    Casino right across the street and also close to everything the central district of San Jose has to offer. Walked to the Coca-Cola Bus lot.

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    David WTFTIRO
    Business
    Forl Lauderdale, Florida
    Jan 24, 2014

    Great Location

    This hotel is in great location, staff very nice and helpful I will stay again

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    2
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    2
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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