$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 17, 2014 Check-out: Jul 20, 2014

Hotel Presidente

4 stars
Central Avenue Blvd 7th Street, San Jose, 0
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
163 reviews
Very good choice

Everything is walking distances. I suggest eating at El Patio restaurant. Good prices and excellent... See full review

  • Olga Nelly
  • Jun 26, 2014
Great place

Beautiful room, got upgraded to a suite for free. Great location, perfect place to be in the middle... See full review

  • Meliton
  • Jan 27, 2014
Explore San Jose from hotel with central location, free breakfast

The Hotel Presidente sits at the heart of downtown San Jose, within a few blocks of the National Theater, Pre-Colombian Gold Museum and Central Market. A posh retreat in the capital's government and business district, the Hotel Presidente offers amenities to suit business and leisure travelers. Hotel Presidente guests receive a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning, free Wi-Fi access, and the hotel has a full-service spa and fitness center on-site.

Highlights
  • Walking distance to downtown attractions
  • Spa and fitness center
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • On-site casino with free drinks and hors d'oeuvres
Rooms

The Hotel Presidente features 92 guest rooms and suites. Standard guest rooms come with either single king-size beds or pairs of double beds, and suites boasts king-size beds and spacious living rooms. Spa rooms feature two-person Jacuzzi tubs. In-room amenities include laptop-size room safe, hair-dryer, air conditioning, LCD TV with cable, mini bar and free high-speed Internet access. Room service is available.

Features

Located at the heart of downtown San Jose, the Hotel Presidente boasts lushly designed interiors and relaxing amenities to provide guests a relaxing respite from their daily activities. The hotel features a fitness center and the on-site spa offers a full range of massages and body treatments (fees apply).


Guests can find a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning at the News Cafe, a casual restaurant that serves sandwiches and salads for lunch, and pasta and steak for dinner. Business travelers can stay connected with free Wi-Fi Internet access, and the hotel also offers complimentary computer terminals. Other on-site amenities include currency exchange, luggage storage and tour desk.

Transportation
  • Coca Cola Bus Station (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (11.5 mi/18.6 km)
Attractions
  • Pre-Colombian Gold Museum (1 block)
  • National Theater (Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica)(2 blocks)
  • Central Market (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art (2.4 mi/3.8 km)
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (30.8 mi/49.6 km)
Business
  • Computer terminals
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
Policies and fees
  • Non Smoking Policy: Due to Costa Rican law, city hotels are non smoking facilities.
  • Visitors Policy: As a safety and securtity measure, access to the guestroom floors of the Hotel is limited to registered guests only. Visitors are welcome to the ground level facilities and services.

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

Hotel Map

9.9336 -84.0752
Area served
Downtown, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Nearby airports
  • Juan Santamara International Airport
  • Area description
    Bustling downtown San Jose houses Costa Ricas financial district, along with most governmental offices and institutions. The Central Avenue Boulevard and its surrounding parks and plazas have been called the biggest outdoor shopping center in Central America.

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    Hotel Presidente Rooms

    JUNIOR SUITE CITY VIEW

    Newly renovated Junior Suites offer 570 - 650 square feet of spacious accommodations in a warm and inviting decor. Luxuriate in the comfort and convenience of separate living room and bedroom areas. Junior Suites feature a comfortable king size bed and outstanding mountain and city views.

    In-Room Amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable/Satellite TV-color TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry service
  • Mini Bar
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Telephone and Voice Mail


  • STANDARD CITY VIEW

    The most traditional room type provides our guests with 215-375 square feet of living space. Standard Room offers Two Queen Beds or One King Size, making them ideal for both business and leisure travelers.

    In-Room Amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable/Satellite TV-color TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry service
  • Mini Bar
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Telephone and Voice Mail


  • STANDARD ROOM

    The most traditional room type provides our guests with 215-375 square feet of living space. Standard Room offers Two Queen Beds or One King Size, making them ideal for both business and leisure travelers.

    In-Room Amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable/Satellite TV-color TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry service
  • Mini Bar
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Telephone and Voice Mail


  • GRAND SPA SUITES

    Grand Spa Suites are truly inspired. These spectacular 650 square feet suites feature a glass enclosed two-person Jacuzzi, and are designed with your ultimate relaxation in mind.

    The Grand Spa Suite offers the spacious luxury of a king size bed, ample living room and a balcony offering unparalleled mountain views of San Jose's Central Mountain chain.
    JUNIOR SUITE TWO BEDS

    Newly renovated Junior Suites offer 570 - 650 square feet of spacious accommodations in a warm and inviting decor. Luxuriate in the comfort and convenience of separate living room and bedroom areas.Junior Suites feature Two Double Bed

    In-Room Amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable/Satellite TV-color TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry service
  • Mini Bar
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Telephone and Voice Mail


  • SPA ROOM SUITES

    Lavish Spa Rooms feature a two-person Jacuzzi. These rooms were designed with your relaxation and comfort in mind, and include a lounging area and a King Size Bed or Two Double Bed in an ample 480square feet space.

    In-Room Amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable/Satellite TV-color TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry service
  • Mini Bar
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Telephone and Voice Mail


  • Amenities

    • Free buffet breakfast
    • Free internet
    • Free parking
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Concierge
    Pet friendly
    Elevators
    Activities
    Fitness center or spa
    Fitness Center
    Casino
    Spa
    Dining
    Free buffet breakfast
    Bar/Lounge
    Restaurant
    24 hour room service
    Room service
    Services
    Business center
    Laundry service
    In-Room Safe
    Tour desk
    Conference facilities
    Doctor on call
    Currency exchange
    Internet
    Free internet
    Parking
    Free parking
    Accessibility
    Handicapped rooms/facilities
    Wheel chair access
    Accessible parking
    Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
    Wheelchair accessible elevators
    Ramp access to buildings

    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
    • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 0.3 mi
    • Central Park (Parque Central): 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): 0.6 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
    • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 0.1 mi
    • Plaza de la Cultura: 0.1 mi
    • National Theater: 0.1 mi
    • Parque Espana: 0.2 mi
    • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 0.3 mi
    • Central Park (Parque Central): 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): 0.6 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: 50.5 mi

    Dining

    LA CAFETERIA RESTAURANT

    In San Jose, Costa Rica, delicious food is a ritual to be enjoyed and shared with friends and family. Gather around a table in the relaxed dining room or take in the energy of our bar and toast to the simple life. A lively restaurant in San Jose, Costa Rica, La Cafeteria offers chef-inspired cuisine and daily specials, La Cafeteria is a dynamic culinary adventure in downtown San Jose. Enjoy the cuisine and culture of Costa Rica at our casual bistro any time of day.

    Restaurant Offers
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1400
    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 (163)

    Ratings and reviews for Hotel Presidente

    Overall score

    3.9 / 5
    5.01.0
    163 out of 163
    Amenities:
    3.7
    Room cleanliness:
    4.5
    Hotel staff:
    4.3
    Room comfort:
    4.3
    Location:
    4.1
    Value:
    4

    86% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Olga Nelly
    Cayey Puerto Rico
    Jun 26, 2014

    Very good choice

    Everything is walking distances. I suggest eating at El Patio restaurant. Good prices and excellent food. The staff is friendly and attentive. Presidents Hotel is GREAT. NICE AND CLEAN. I recommend this hotel to anyone.

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

    El Patio Restaurant

    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Chef Jason
    Biloxi
    Jun 26, 2014

    Short stay

    Was only able to stay for 1 night, but great location and an amazing staff. I will be back to San Jose and will definitely stay there again

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

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    flaquito luka
    WI
    Jun 3, 2014

    Great Location

    Great location. Walking distance to great restaurants and museums in San Jose. Friendly staff with good advice and tips.

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

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Mitch2376
    Kansas City, Missouri
    May 29, 2014

    Awesome.

    The Hotel Presidente was a great location for us. Just a step away from the city.

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

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    amanda single traveler
    orlando, florida
    May 4, 2014

    singles getaway

    I had booked a king bed room with my vacation package. When I got to the hotel to check in, they had a room ready for me but it wasn't the best room for a view. He upgraded me to a junior suite for free and it was worth it. The room was amazing! Very spacious, clean, but in a bad area of san jose. I asked the concierge the safest way to walk around to the gold mines but it's located right next to wear a misson site is. There are a lot of homeless people about 2-3 blocks in either direction asking for money. The department store Carron was about 2 blocks up and they were very friendly but didn't know much English. The restaurant in the hotel, Las Americanas, was great. The food was some of the best I had while I was there and the bartender is very pleasant. He opened my bottle of wine and helped bring that and my dinner up to the room. Overall the hotel and staff were great but it's located in a part of town that's convenient but just try not venture too much at night. The streets close around 10-11 pm with the gates around the hotel too, so you have to have security let you back in the one entrance.

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

    The food is great here but it's only open from 10 am to 10 pm.

    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    San Diego minivacation
    Port Angeles wa
    Apr 2, 2014

    At the Core of San Jose

    Clean and central to San Jose core; staff friendly and accommodating; sights, food and amenities all within easy walking distance; quiet oasis in the bustle of San Jose Costa Rica

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

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Abigail H
    New York, NY
    Mar 24, 2014

    Decent Place to Spend the Night

    This hotel was totally acceptable. It was clean and comfortable. Additionally, it is on a pretty main drag, which made it easier to get around. They upgraded us to a suite, however, it was a very strange room that was huge but almost completely empty.

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

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    CGTT
    Business
    Washington, DC, USA
    Feb 24, 2014

    Great location

    Great location, excellent service, very friendly staff. I always stay there when traveling to San Jose.

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

    Business

    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Traveling in Comfort
    Pasadena. California
    Feb 9, 2014

    Very Central Location

    The hotel is located in a great location. In walking distance to all the places to visit in the city. The rooms are clean. Only thing is it gets a bit noisy during the day with all the vendors trying to sell on the street during work hours.

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

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    cKayO
    Wisconsin
    Feb 5, 2014

    Clean room, comfortable beds, and friendly service

    We stayed at the Presidente Monday evening. The location of this hotel is perfect. You can step outside onto a pedestrian mall and walk to the Gold Museum, the National Theater, the Market, and much more. Breakfast was included with delicious food and coffee. I would recommend staying here. And you have hot water.....

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

    This is a short walk from the museum, the National Theater, the cathedral, and a few blocks to the market...

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