Hotel El Maragato ★★

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$57
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 15, 2016 Check-out: Feb 16, 2016
3.4 /5
Overall score
90%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4
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Room types

Show Prices Standard Room - City View
  • Size: 215 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Standard Room - City View
  • Size: 215 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4

Overview

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.

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. 

Highlights

  • Central San Jose location
  • In-room Wi-Fi access
  • Steps away from The National Theatre and Plaza de la Cultura

Nearby attractions

  • 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)

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

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Amenities

Featured

  • 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

Reviews

3.4 /5 Overall score

90% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.1/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.3/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.1/5
  • Comfort: 3.4/5
  • Location: 4.3/5
  • Value: 4/5

Still the best deal in San Jose

Would recommend Sun, Aug 23, 2015
I live in Liberia Costa Rica and travel to San Jose monthly. I have shopped around and El Maragato is the only place I ever stay. Its clean and comfortable with a friendly staff and the location cannot be beat. It is right on the central avenue and next to the Plaza de la Cultura. There is a supermarket right next door and you can walk to all the city's cultural sites and museums. I prefer the rooms on the top floor and in front with balconies but if you are adverse to the noise (street vendors mostly) you might want a room in the back without balconies. Either way, I recommend rooms as high up as you can get.

| Liberia Business

5 /5

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

Great location, great staff, great breakfast...

Would recommend Wed, Feb 4, 2015
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.

| Rocky Mountain House Singles

5 /5

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

Regular

Would not recommend Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Room carpets are dirty, also the ceiling is in bad conditions, get a room in the upper floors to avoid noise.

| San Jose L.G.B.T.

2 /5

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

Only Place I Stay When in San Jose

Would recommend Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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!

Money saver

Book through the mobile app and save!!!

| Liberia, Costa Rica Singles

4 /5

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

A great place to stay with low price

Would recommend Thu, Aug 14, 2014
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.

| Boston, ma Couples

4 /5

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

Great Location

Would recommend Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Staff was helpful, location perfect, everyday had room service and morning breakfast was ok. Like the coffee too!

Shopping hint

Everything needed was near hotel. Very convenient for shoppers!

| Bermuda Singles

4 /5

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

ok

Would recommend Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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.

| davenport, fl Singles

2 /5

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

Basic accommodations

Would recommend Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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.

| Western Montana Singles

3 /5

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

never found the place!

Would not recommend Fri, Jul 4, 2014
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.

| The Villages, FL Couples

1 /5

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

a cozy hotel

Would recommend Mon, May 19, 2014
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.

Shopping hint

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.

| Cali, Colombia Business

3 /5

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

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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
Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) 14.9 mi
Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo 18 mi
Chirripo National Park 50.7 mi

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.

$57
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 15, 2016 Check-out: Feb 16, 2016