$26 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 25, 2014 Check-out: Aug 28, 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
19 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
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... See full review

  • Kenzuli
  • Aug 18, 2014
Convenience and comfort in the heart of San Jose
Offering comfortable accommodations positioned near tourist destinations, Hotel El Maragato makes for a strategic starting point for travelers in the Costa Rican capital. Centrally located in downtown San Jose, this modern hotel places tourists near historic and cultural attractions in the city, such as National Theatre of Costa Rica, Plaza de la Cultura, Museo Nacional de Costa Rica and Parque Zoologico Simon Bolivar.

Patrons at the El Maragato wake up to filling continental breakfast on site. During free time, guests can relax while having coffee or other drinks at the lobby.  This San Jose hotel features tour assistance, laundry services and concierge.
3 Reasons To Stay
  • Central San Jose location
  • In-room Wi-Fi access
  • Steps away from The National Theatre and Plaza de la Cultura
Hotel El Maragato Rooms
All inviting rooms at Hotel El Maragato are furnished with private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, refrigerator, safe deposit box, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, desk, and Wi-Fi access. Some units have mini bar and balcony. 
Things To Do
  • National Theatre of Costa Rica (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Plaza de la Cultura (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Parque Zoologico Simon Bolivar (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Museo Nacional de Costa Rica (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art And Design (0/4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Museo de Jade (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Museo Calderon Guardia (0.8 mi/1.4 km)
  • Melico Salazar Theatre (0.1 mi/0.1 km)

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

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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

    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.

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    Guest Reviews (19)

    Ratings and reviews for Hotel El Maragato

    Overall score

    3 / 5
    5.01.0
    3 out of 19
    Amenities:
    2.7
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    3.7
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    4
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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Megafun
    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
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    4
    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

    4
    5.01.0
    Kenzuli
    Liberia, Costa Rica
    Dec 17, 2013

    Excellent location and value for the money!

    In the heart of downtown! Walk out the front door onto the central avenue and be mere steps from the National Theater, Cultural Plaza and Gold Museum. Large rooms with mini-fridge, satellite TV, roomy bathrooms, AC and a balcony with fantastic views of the plaza, central avenue, city and mountains. (Request a room as high as possible with balcony) The included breakfast is simple but delicious. The staff is very friendly and bilingual. The only downside is the noise from the street but that is easily remedied with earplugs and certainly worth the location and views. All this for extremely reasonable prices if you book online.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

    Visit the Gold Museum and National Theater right outside your front door. Walk a couple blocks east to the National Museum. Walk a couple blocks west to the central market and eat like a local!

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