Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center ★★★★

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$97
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 20, 2016 Check-out: Feb 21, 2016
4.1 /5
Overall score
87%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1
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Room types

Show Prices Standard Room
  • Size: 215 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Superior
  • Size: 473 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Suite
  • Size: 645 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Standard Room
  • Size: 290 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Superior Double Beds
  • Size: 645 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Standard Room
  • Size: 215 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

Hotel Presidente San Jose is a downtown fixture of Costa Rica's capital. Though you'll be in the heart of the old city, the rooms here are designed with respect for space, and they incorporate contemporary boutique decor that contrasts with their traditional surroundings. Visit the fitness center to build up stamina for one of the hotel's famed ecological tours and enjoy working out at the fitness center or trekking through the jungles. This hotel focuses heavily on eco-friendly accommodations; the tours employ sustainable practices, and the facility itself is known for its use of biodegradable cleaners, reduced energy systems, water conservation and internal recycling. It even matches guests' contributions to fund social programs, so you can enjoy your trip and leave an positive environmental impact. The hotel is home to two restaurants, Cafeteria and Las Americas Bistro & Lounge, while the staff is extremely knowledgeable about the local attractions and will be happy to provide dining recommendations within a few blocks' distance.

Highlights

Key facts

You can enjoy your vacation in your choice of 91 different rooms.

High-speed Wi-Fi Internet is free in public areas.

A delicious complimentary breakfast buffet is available to guests each morning.

Hints and tips

The staff here is known for being friendly. Staff members, upon request, will arrange a bagged lunch for your early flight. Check out the attached Fiesta Casino or book a tour with the concierge if you're got extra downtime.

Nearby attractions

Local neighborhood information

Located in the heart of downtown, Hotel Presidente San Jose is near fantastic landmarks like the National Theater, National Museum and Museum of Jade and Precolumbian Culture. Statues and colonial architecture line the local streets, such as that found at Plaza de la Cultura down the block. Beautiful outdoor parks like Morazan, Central, Nacional and Simon Bolivar Zoological offer great chances to enjoy indigenous plants and wildlife exhibits from within the city.

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
  • Recommendations for you

    Guest score 3.8 / 5
    $87
    Guest score 3.6 / 5
    $58
    Guest score 3.9 / 5
    $61
    Guest score 3.2 / 5
    $59
    Guest score 4.3 / 5
    $75
    Guest score 3.8 / 5
    $81

    Amenities

    Featured

    • 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

    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

    • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
    • Wheel chair access
    • Accessible parking
    • Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
    • Wheelchair accessible elevators
    • Ramp access to buildings

    Reviews

    4.1 /5 Overall score

    87% Would recommend

    • Amenities: 3.8/5
    • Cleanliness: 4.5/5
    • Hotel staff: 4.5/5
    • Comfort: 4.3/5
    • Location: 4.3/5
    • Value: 4.1/5

    Really enjoyable hotel.

    Would recommend Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    This is like the ultimate hotel if you want to say in San Jose! It was such a good deal, and even comes with breakfast! The staff was always super friendly, and the hotel was clean and very up to date! I would easily choose this hotel again if I went back to San Jose.

    | N/A Family

    5 /5

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

    A very good experience

    Would recommend Sat, Jan 23, 2016
    It's a very good place to stay aND it's also very clean and comfortable.

    | toa alta Couples

    4 /5

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

    Good central location

    Would recommend Wed, Dec 23, 2015
    Pleasant hotel experience. Hotel staff is very helpful I speak no Spanish and hotel staff was great. Breakfast is very good. Taxi to hotel from airport was $30 and $35 from hotel to a hotel near the airport. There is no pool some online pictures show what appears to be a swimming pool. There is a workout area.

    | Dickinson Singles

    5 /5

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

    two days in San Jose

    Would recommend Thu, Nov 26, 2015
    Hotel was more than I expected and we were absolutely satisfied with everything about the hotel eg. cleanliness, service, security, breakfast and front desk attention. Don't think twice about staying here. Location is perfect for seeing San Jose by foot and located in a safe area. Can't say enough good things about the breakfast buffet with eggs cooked to order. Service in dining room was excellent.

    | N/A Couples

    5 /5

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

    Just visiting

    Would recommend Tue, Nov 3, 2015
    Great location Downtown Great breakfast choices. Helpful friend lyrics staff.

    | N/A Singles

    5 /5

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

    Good Experience

    Would recommend Wed, Sep 2, 2015
    My stay was excellent. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. There was construction being done, however which should be mentioned for those booking this hotel. It's not really a big deal but something people should know about. Other than that, this was my second time staying here and it's a great hotel with wonderful staff.

    | N/A Singles

    5 /5

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

    Great Staff

    Would recommend Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    Wonderful location,very clean hotel and helpful staff.large rooms and a breakfast included with stay

    | cincinnati Couples

    5 /5

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

    Quick Stay for the Night

    Would recommend Thu, Aug 13, 2015
    I traveled with my girlfriend at the time to Hotel Presidente in San Jose. This was a perfect fit for us for the night. We were only here for one night heading to Tamarindo in the morning. Overall the hotel is really nice and located on the busy strip of stores clubs restaurants and markets. Lots of historic landmarks around that we explored in the day we were here.

    | Rockledge Couples

    4 /5

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

    easy access to san jose attractions

    Would recommend Sat, Aug 8, 2015
    We enjoyed this western-style hotel for the amenities, clean room, easy access to shops and dining, and great service. The room was clean and well-appointed. We liked the security provided on site and used the safe. We recommend this hotel for business travelers or families making a stopover in San Jose who are looking for a dependable place to stay.

    | ATLANTA Couples

    4 /5

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

    Wonderful Stay

    Would recommend Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    The hotel entrance was undergoing renovations. There was yellow crime tape going across the door. I thought, oh no, but once inside, the lobby is beautiful. It is understated and classy. The staff is most accommodating. My room was plush with a great view. The bed was very comfortable. The only negative was that I always had to request an additional face cloth for the bathroom. I would highly recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

    | N/A Friends

    5 /5

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

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    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
    Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) 14.8 mi
    Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo 18 mi
    Chirripo National Park 50.5 mi

    Hotel Policies

    • Check-in: 2:00 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.

    $97
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    Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 20, 2016 Check-out: Feb 21, 2016