$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

    3.8 / 5
    5.01.0
    26 out of 163
    Amenities:
    3.3
    Room cleanliness:
    4.2
    Hotel staff:
    4.2
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4.1
    Value:
    3.7

    88% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Mary and Terri
    Napa, CA
    Mar 15, 2013

    quiet room in a busy area

    After touring around the country, a nice place to enjoy the city : museum and good restaurants nearby. High traffic (car and foot) area, the hotel was clean, and felt safe. The room was tranquil and quiet with no outside noise. Local crafts nearby for souvenirs. Enjoyed a facial and massage at the spa...nice!!!!!!

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

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Deuce M
    Houston, TX, USA
    Mar 7, 2012

    Depends. On Visitor

    this hotel is very friendly and professional. Went with a bunch of college buds and didn't know what to expect. This hotel is geared towards a family or couple experience. A group of guys would prefer a different hotel. Location is great. Casino below average since no tables were available.

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

    Del ray and horseshoe casino block away

    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    1
    5.01.0
    can not come in
    los angeles california
    Sep 13, 2011

    not good for single

    did not have a nice time at this hotel you will not like it looking too have fun do not stay here.

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

    Reviewer score

    1
    5.01.0
    can not come in
    los angeles california
    Sep 13, 2011

    not good for single

    did not have a nice time at this hotel you will not like it looking too have fun do not stay here.

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

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Chase what matters
    California, USA
    Sep 8, 2011

    great location in downtown san jose

    I was there for 4 days visit some friends. had a great time. good location and very good rooms

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

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Tyrone
    Washington, DC, USA
    Aug 29, 2011

    Awesome first night in Costa Rica

    Was upgraded to a King junior suite with jacuuzzi in the bathroom for no charge! Free fresh fruit sangria during happy hour and it was unlimited for me, (likely not during high season). Free wi-fi in the lobby, did not reach to our room on 5th floor so heads up. Hotel is very modern and udated, area is very walkable but use big city common sense after night (no women alone, leave purse in room if you can) and keep jewelry, passports, cash etc to a mimimum and always in the front pocket. Free breakfast is awesome, fresh fruit, made to order eggs, cereal, yogurt, juice, the works. I thought the property was a great value solid 4 stars.

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

    Nice Patio restaurant right across the pedestrian avenue from Hotel

    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Tyrone
    Washington, DC, USA
    Aug 29, 2011

    Awesome first night in Costa Rica

    Was upgraded to a King junior suite with jacuuzzi in the bathroom for no charge! Free fresh fruit sangria during happy hour and it was unlimited for me, (likely not during high season). Free wi-fi in the lobby, did not reach to our room on 5th floor so heads up. Hotel is very modern and udated, area is very walkable but use big city common sense after night (no women alone, leave purse in room if you can) and keep jewelry, passports, cash etc to a mimimum and always in the front pocket. Free breakfast is awesome, fresh fruit, made to order eggs, cereal, yogurt, juice, the works. I thought the property was a great value solid 4 stars.

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

    Nice Patio restaurant right across the pedestrian avenue from Hotel

    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    C and P
    Raleigh,NC
    Apr 25, 2011

    Good location for the walking crowd.

    I knew there was not a pool when we booked, but thought the local attractions would be enough to keep us entertained. Needed a place outside the room to get some sun and relax. Pool is a must.

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

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    r.l.
    michigan u.s.a.
    Mar 5, 2011

    nice hotel beware of casinos

    hotel clean,everybody very nice,helpful.hotel in center of town many shops,casinos eaterys.beware of casinos though slots are against law so this makes them unregulated like in states,they do not pay because they have to pay fines when casino is inspected.nice way for goverment to get around machines set to not payoff.prices for food and drinks high at hotel,free breakfest 6-10 a.m. daily is good enough to get day started.

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

    airport has same stuff better prices, not pushy vendors like in most places i have traveled,markets were like most in mexico ,d.r.,etc.

    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    jimmy joe
    Fort Worth Texas
    Feb 16, 2011

    "Fantastic getaway"

    clean nice just what the doctor order,take it easy no hurry

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

    del ray

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