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Hotel Presidente

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An iconic landmark in San Jose, Costa Rica, Hotel Presidente is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown San Jose. With its vibrant ambiance, modern decor and great service, our 4-star upscale hotel is the symbol of hospitality and the cultural soul Costa Rica's capital city. Celebrated for our eco-friendly tourism practices, Hotel Presidente is a window into Costa Rica's land, people and heritage. Experience an unforgettable vacation adventure, romantic getaway or business trip at Hotel Presidente... the place to relax, connect, inspire, dine, and explore Costa Rica!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Centrally Located
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Spent 2 nights here at start of holiday. Good size, comfortable room in attractive hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooftop restaurant a nice touch and the food there was good. Good choice at breakfast. San Jose does not have a great amount to offer itself so
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Response from Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you Sally H for your review. All positive. We are grateful that you acknowledge our staff.
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We stayed here for 3 nights over the New Years holiday. Everyone was so helpful, friendly and accommodating. We stayed in a superior room with a king size bed - it was very clean and the bed was one of the most comfortable beds we slept on while in Costa Rica. Their breakfast
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Response from Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your visit to San Jose and the Hotel Presidente. Especially, we want to thank you for taking the time to write your review and share with the world. We agree the coconut ceviche is a guest favorite! Come back soon
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We stayed at the Hotel for two separate visits before and after flights. The staff is friendly and accommodating and arranged their airport shuttles for us (35 bucks, added to our bill). The breakfast was included and fabulous. Hotel has a new ish bar with tasty drinks and
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Response from Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente
Responded 1 week ago
Hip, fun and accommodating! Great adjectives to describe The Presidente. Thank you for your stay and your fantastic review. We appreciate it
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Very nice place in the centre of San Jose. Perfect for a stopover at the beginning or end of your stay and walking distance to the main attractions while you are there. Rooms are nothing special but are clean. Staff are very helpful and the facilities, including a pleasant
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Response from Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente
Responded 2 weeks ago
Last review of 2018, thank you very much! We are enthusiastic about your comments about our rooftop Azotea Calle 7 bar & restaurant. Happy New Year!
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Bang in the middle of San Jose. Great staff and very friendly. Coffee and tea always available. The room was spacious and clean and the breakfast was plentiful. The bar on the roof was great. Very little noise from the outside unless you opened the window. Very pleased our tour
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Response from Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente
Responded 2 weeks ago
Outstanding review, great way to end a fantastic 2018! Thank you and visit us back in 2019!
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The Standard Room Double Beds at the Hotel Presidente
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The Superior King Bed at the Hotel Presidente
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The Suite at the Hotel Presidente
Is airport shuttle included in reservation?
We have a private shuttle service to and from the SJO airport. Fare is $35 US per way.
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Hello, are microwaves available?
Hi Val, Our kitchen staff will be happy to assist you with anything you need cooked or heated.
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is this hotel all inclusive?
Hi Betsy, No, the Presidente, San José, Costa Rica is not all inclusive.
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Hi Lisa, The best way will be to book our shuttle and we can bring you in. Just send us your flight info via our main email address and we will track your ETA and meet you in arrivals. The service is $35 + tax total including up to 6 passengers and luggage. That way you can relax and enjoy the sights. The service may be settled upon check-out. Another good option is to use the official airport taxis (the orange ones). They service is offered in a booth just after customs, before the exit to the street. All their drivers know the Hotel. These official taxis run on meters, so the fare will depend on traffic, but one can expect it to be between 10.000 and 20.000 colones, $18 - $35 US. Have a great flight and thank you for choosing us. Daniel
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Hello Shelley, We do set up excursions. Just shoot us an email and tell us your plans and wishes and we'll put together some great options for you. Thank you Joshua B for recommending us! Daniel
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"We had a room with smoked glass as the view would have been of internal pipes etc!"
"Ask for a superior room"
"Cannot comment on this."
"I upgraded to the suite on the 8th floor, very spacious."
"Check you sheets!"
US$102 - US$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
presidente san jose
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
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