Hotel El Maragato

2 stars
View map of Central Avenue between Street 1 and 3, San Jose, 1

Hotel Overview

Hotel El Maragato Rooms

STANDARD - ROO
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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

    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

    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:
    1:00 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.

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    Guest Reviews (20)

    Ratings and reviews for Hotel El Maragato

    Overall score

    3.3 / 5
    5.01.0
    20 out of 20
    Amenities:
    3.2
    Cleanliness:
    3.4
    Hotel staff:
    4.1
    Comfort:
    3.5
    Location:
    4.2
    Value:
    4.1

    90% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Rebecca B.
    Business
    Rocky Mountain House
    Feb 4, 2015

    Great location, great staff, great breakfast...

    Right downtown San Jose, perfect for walking. Not good if you have a car - no parking. In fact, vehicle access is limited by the central ave being pedestrian only. I stayed on the 7th floor, facing the street. It was a bit noisy, as other people have commented. Get some ear plugs, you'll be fine. And it dies down by about 10pm-ish. Nice enough place, good enough price that I extended my stay by two days to finish some errands in town. It sounds a bit silly, but I really felt looked after while I was there. This was my first trip outside of Canada as a single female traveler. Staff had plenty of information on fun stuff to see around town, felt safe in the hotel. Good value - coffee and fridge in room. Comfy bed.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    Local fellow
    Business
    San Jose
    Oct 22, 2014

    Regular

    Room carpets are dirty, also the ceiling is in bad conditions, get a room in the upper floors to avoid noise.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Cleanliness:
    1
    Hotel staff:
    2
    Comfort:
    2
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Kenzuli
    Business
    Liberia, Costa Rica
    Aug 18, 2014

    Only Place I Stay When in San Jose

    I travel to San Jose every month or so and I always stay at the El Maragato. It is located right in the heart of the city; right on the central avenue. I recommend a room in the back and as high up as possible (without balcony). A balcony can be nice but is not worth the street noise and yelling vendors. The ones in the back are nice and quiet. The breakfast is simple but delicious and filling. The staff is very friendly and helpful and 1,000 colones tip here and there goes a long way. If you use the mobile app and special offers you can secure a room for 2 with breakfast for less than $35 a night. You will be steps from the National Theater and Cultural Plaza and a couple blocks from the Central Market, National Museum, Gold Museum and PreColumbian Museum. Can't be beat for the price!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

    Book through the mobile app and save!!!

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Megafun
    Business
    Boston, ma
    Aug 14, 2014

    A great place to stay with low price

    We stayed there one night. After arriving in San Jose. The room was clean and was also quiet during the night. It was also really convenient because it was located right in the downtown area. We were able to walk from the bus stop to the hotel after arriving from the airport. The staff was really nice and answered all of our questions. The only downside is that it's a bit hard to find, especially they are painting the sign right now.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Bobbytour
    Business
    Bermuda
    Aug 1, 2014

    Great Location

    Staff was helpful, location perfect, everyday had room service and morning breakfast was ok. Like the coffee too!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

    Everything needed was near hotel. Very convenient for shoppers!

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    Anthonyj24
    Business
    davenport, fl
    Jul 30, 2014

    ok

    if you are simply looking for a place to lay your head as you explore san jose and the surrounding areas this is the place. Nothing fancy. In fact, there was an issue with the bed, the carpet is dated and old. However, the selling points are the bathroom was really good, location is perfect, and the staff is tremendous and helpful in every way. Plus, free breakfast which is good. I would recommend but don't expect a five star hotel.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    The Christmas Kid
    Business
    Western Montana
    Jul 30, 2014

    Basic accommodations

    The room is pretty pedestrian, but for the cost per night it was decent. The hotel entrance is on a "walking mall" in the heart of San Jose. Easy walking access to the main tourist sites downtown. It would be a good stay for someone on a budget who likes the hustle and bustle of the city. The free continental breakfast is a nice perk. Ask for a room away from the street if you prefer a quiet night's sleep.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    tombo
    Business
    oklahoma
    Jul 27, 2014

    ok

    it is a good hotel and a good small breakfast.the bed is a little hard and they could us some new ones.the room is a good size and the bathroom is small but nice.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

    i had no problems

    Review of Hotel El Maragato

    Reviewer score

    1
    5.01.0
    Annemarie P
    Business
    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
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    1
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    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
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    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.

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