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Great location, beautiful hotel and friendly staff.

Although we only stayed here one night can say that the hotel was beautiful and the staff was very hospitable. I would definitely stay here again.

An upscale, modern vibe hotel in the heart of downtown San Jose. Centrally located and walkable to many attractions in the area. Great rooftop restaurant/bar!

This hotel is right in the heart of San Jose! Everything is walking distance. It was hidden & difficult to find but once found it was a hidden gem. Staff was super friendly!!

I loved that the property is in the heart of downtown. The staff really takes care of there customers the rooms were extremely clean.

Very unique hotel. Excellent staff. The rooftop patio bar and restaurant was also enjoyable on a cool night

Like it .. the people are so friendly... would definitely recommend..

Location is center of town. Perfect if you don’t have a car.

Perfect for Downtown San Jose. What makes this hotel a recommendation is its staff; happy and helpful. The rooms were nice though the multiple elevators for specific purposes might be a bit difficult for some. This hotel caters to all but the bar/restaurant has an upscale young professional vibe that is attractive.

We truely enjoyed our short stay and the staff was over the top helpful

We reserved a standard double bed and twin size bed, however because I had VIP status with Orbitz we got an upgrade to a 1-king bed suite. The room was ENORMOUS, the bathroom even had a jacuzzi. The upgrade also included an appetizer and a complimentary drink at “La Azotea” restaurant, which is upstairs and can be access from inside the hotel. Beware, that the hotel is not in the safest area. We stayed at this hotel only for one night before flying back home after 2 weeks in Costa Rica. When we got back to San Jose from Drake bay (our last adventure) it was around 4:30PM. Our plan was to explore the center of San Jose. However, when we left the hotel there where a lot of pickpockets staring at us, specifically to our pursues. A taxis driver stopped and asked us if we spoke in Spanish, to what we said “yes”. He parked, and explained to us that it wasn’t recommended to walk the center after 4:30PM because that was the time when the pickpockets would come out to steal from the tourists and other locals. He even spotted a guy that passed by us twice looking at our pursues. We definitely took his advice and changed direction. We just walked the “Avenida Central” and then went back to “La Azotea” restaurant to finish the night the right way.

I was very pleased with my stay at Hotel Presidente. The staff had excellent service. I would stay here again, no doubt.

We loved the art painted on the buildings exterior (we purchased a t-shirt that displays the art work). A large bronze piece in the breakfast dining area displays Costa Rica's history, as seen by the artist. The rooms and staff were great. Perfectly located. Great place to base our stay.

Wonderful staff at the front desk - providing food service - and cleaning our room. Room was surpringly nice. Location was perfect for exploring downtown Jade, Gold, and History Museums.

Loved Costa Rica and the people are very friendly. Would go back in an instant ....

Avenida Central, Calle 7 San Jose San Jose

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Morazan Park and National Park
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Hotel Presidente is adjacent to popular attractions such as Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) and Plaza de la Cultura. This 80-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a rooftop terrace.


Dining

Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 80 soundproofed rooms feature refrigerators, free local calls, and free bottled water. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Other standard amenities include laptop-compatible safes and desks.


Property features

At Hotel Presidente, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 20000 per vehicle one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard 1 Double 1 Twin

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel Presidente

Everyone (31) Couples (26) Business (3) Family (8) Other (13) Friends (5)
5
Everyone

Great location, beautiful hotel and friendly staff.

By on Dec 18, 2019

5
Partner Couples

Although we only stayed here one night can say that the hotel was beautiful and the staff was very hospitable. I would definitely stay here again.

By on Dec 16, 2019

5
Partner Couples

An upscale, modern vibe hotel in the heart of downtown San Jose. Centrally located and walkable to many attractions in the area. Great rooftop restaurant/bar!

By on Sep 16, 2019

5
Family

This hotel is right in the heart of San Jose! Everything is walking distance. It was hidden & difficult to find but once found it was a hidden gem. Staff was super friendly!!

By on Aug 6, 2019

5
Family

I loved that the property is in the heart of downtown. The staff really takes care of there customers the rooms were extremely clean.

By on May 1, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Apr 20, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Apr 12, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Apr 5, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Apr 3, 2019

5
Friends

Very unique hotel. Excellent staff. The rooftop patio bar and restaurant was also enjoyable on a cool night

By on Feb 16, 2019

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