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Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

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.

It's a very good place to stay aND it's also very clean and comfortable.

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.

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.

Great location Downtown Great breakfast choices. Helpful friend lyrics staff.

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.

Wonderful location,very clean hotel and helpful staff.large rooms and a breakfast included with stay

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.

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.

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.

The hotel was great, exceptional service. The rooms were also very nice and clean, I highly recommend this place for foreigners who want an upscale hotel in the center of San Jose.

Avenida Central, Calle 7 San Jose San Jose

Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica is adjacent to popular attractions such as National Theater and Gold Museum. This 80-room, 3.5-star hotel has a casino along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's in central San Jose and also a short walk from Jade Museum and National Center of Art and Culture.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Las Americas Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


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 18500 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 library, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard 1 Double 1 Twin

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4