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Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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 ....

Great breakfast with lots of options! The hotel has a very modern and clean vibe, and the rooftop bar is great. Also very clean overall and they even had secure parking, which we hadn't thought about ahead of time. This was a huge relief after realizing city center parking would not be easy to come by.

Greeted by a polite and professional staff that was very helpful. Property was in excellent condition and my room was spectacular. The only negative is the location. It is in a busy and noisy part of town, but that is life in the big city. I would definitely recommend and will stay there again.

We stayed only one night waiting for flight next day. Is about 45 min drive to airport. Wait staff at roof top restaurant was very inattentive but food was fine. Room toliet ran constantly and deadbolt on room door was broken. Nice shopping around hotel. Lobby was very beautiful.

Fantastic breakfast, right In the heart of San Jose, modern and eclectic decor- would def stay again!

Great location, wonderful staff, comfortable room and beds, great breakfast, great wifi. Awesome rooftop bar! It's not technically open yet but they were serving cocktails (wonderful watermelon mojito) and complimentary apps. It will be great to go back when it's fully open.

Free and convenient parking on site. Very safe and accommodating staff. Complimentary breakfast each morning was great. They really went out of their way to ensure we had an amazing stay.

The best thing is the staff-- if there was a problem they fixed it.

staff was very helpful, had a lot of amenities, that's all

This is a charming, safe hotel near San Jose's tourist attractions. Only stayed one night so experience limited. Iced beer available at a reasonable price in the lobby. Dinner and breakfast both were good. Go early for breakfast as seating is limited.

Everything was good until last day. The breakfast in general was good except the bread that looked made the previous week. All other things were excelent

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Presidente. It is a beautiful building with equally beautiful staff, who were delightful in every way. Their breakfast is fantastic - one of the best my husband and I have ever have!!!

The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I love this hotel.

Hotel staff was really accommodating and the bartender was sweet. The food was great and the location is perfect.

Oasis in the middle of the jungle city. Very good breakfast and very informative staff

We stayed here on our last night in Costa Rica. Location is a little far from the airport but not too bad. The hotel is nice and well maintained with spacious rooms. Breakfast was included and was very good.

Newly remodeled hotel with friendly staff, delicious fresh and hot breakfast and located close to night life, museums, and restaurants.

Avenida Central, Calle 7 San Jose San Jose

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from National Theater and Gold Museum
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica is adjacent to popular attractions such as Plaza de la Cultura and National Theater. This 80-room, 3.5-star hotel has a casino along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Centrally located in San Jose, the hotel is also a short walk from Gold Museum and Parque Espana.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

The 80 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Rooms also include desks.


Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica enjoy access to a casino, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 20000 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Standard King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center

Everyone (20) Couples (66) Business (14) Family (18) Other (33) Friends (18)
5
Everyone

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

By on Mar 27, 2018

5

great city hotel

Everyone

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.

By , from Minneapolis, MN on Mar 22, 2018

5

loved the downtown hotel.

Everyone

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.

By , from Minneapolks MN on Mar 9, 2018

5
Everyone

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

By on Jan 6, 2018

5
Everyone

Great breakfast with lots of options! The hotel has a very modern and clean vibe, and the rooftop bar is great. Also very clean overall and they even had secure parking, which we hadn't thought about ahead of time. This was a huge relief after realizing city center parking would not be easy to come by.

By , from green bay, wi on Dec 7, 2017

5

overnight stay

Everyone

Greeted by a polite and professional staff that was very helpful. Property was in excellent condition and my room was spectacular. The only negative is the location. It is in a busy and noisy part of town, but that is life in the big city. I would definitely recommend and will stay there again.

By , from Florida on Nov 4, 2017

3

waiting for morning flight

Everyone

We stayed only one night waiting for flight next day. Is about 45 min drive to airport. Wait staff at roof top restaurant was very inattentive but food was fine. Room toliet ran constantly and deadbolt on room door was broken. Nice shopping around hotel. Lobby was very beautiful.

By , from Joplin, MO on Aug 30, 2017

5
Everyone

Fantastic breakfast, right In the heart of San Jose, modern and eclectic decor- would def stay again!

By , from chicago on Jun 6, 2017

5

perfect for the price

Everyone

Great location, wonderful staff, comfortable room and beds, great breakfast, great wifi. Awesome rooftop bar! It's not technically open yet but they were serving cocktails (wonderful watermelon mojito) and complimentary apps. It will be great to go back when it's fully open.

By on May 29, 2017

5

great location in the heart of downtown

Everyone

Free and convenient parking on site. Very safe and accommodating staff. Complimentary breakfast each morning was great. They really went out of their way to ensure we had an amazing stay.

By , from Fort Lauderdale on May 19, 2017