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Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose 11801 Costa Rica
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
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24-hour security
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Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
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Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Jordan wrote a review Jan. 4
Columbus, Ohio98 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here twice. This hotel is excellent. The building itself is just beautiful. Staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is delicious. Rooms are spacious and well-maintained. Security features including an exterior gate and night doorman were appreciated. We also used their airport transfer service, timely and convenient.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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banstead wrote a review Dec. 2022
Reigate, United Kingdom424 contributions214 helpful votes
Spent our first night in Costa Rica here before embarking on a fantastic private tour. Fairly quick transfer from the airport, despite the rush hour traffic. Speedy check in and enjoyed the free coffee and tea in the reception area (also used these when we woke extra early the next morning). Although the streets around seemed quite busy we heard no noise in the room. The room was comfortable, not quite to the style and standard of the public areas, but clean. Breakfast was good, for a buffet and available from 6am, useful for all the early tours! We didn't use the restaurant as we were too tired to appreciate it. I gather the pub next door (no connection) has a good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a stay in san Jose.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Mirall65 wrote a review Dec. 2022
Beckford, United Kingdom128 contributions21 helpful votes
Stayed at this contemporary hotel for two nights and can certainly recommend it. A great location in downtown San Jose, within walking distance from city's interesting museums (worth a visit!) and other sightseeing ‘points’; one feels safe and welcome here; business-type hotel rooms with comfortable beds (also with an option to make yourself a hot drink in a lobby). Indoor restaurant (plus a rooftop terrace with fab views) offer very good food and great cocktails (Spicy Margarita was a huge hit with my husband). Plentiful breakfast, everything was fresh and scrumptious. All staff to whom we had a chance to talk to, were very professional, helpful and friendly – thank you ever so much!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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jas overall wrote a review Dec. 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed here for our first night before setting off and exploring the country. Was easy to get to from the airport and had a warm welcome from the staff at reception. Easy check in and went upstairs for a spot of light dinner we’re we had lovely drinks, some really nice and reasonably priced food and back down to our comfy beds. Even though the road outside seems busy you can’t hear anything from your room. Has a/c for the warmed nights. Very lovely breakfast with a wide range in the morning followed by an easy check out. Would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Realhasbeen wrote a review Dec. 2022
Kingsport, Tennessee27 contributions10 helpful votes
Very nice quality hotel with great service and locked parking area. In the middle of the museum district and very handy to visit the local sites. Has a wonderful inexpensive rooftop restaurant. It was so good that we saw no need to go elsewhere.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Gabriella P wrote a review Dec. 2022
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We stayed here as part of a Trailfinders tour around Costa Rica for 1 night. The hotel is lovely. The staff were all very accommodating. Room was large and very cosy. Breakfast was an excellent spread with lots of variety and tasty food.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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David C wrote a review Nov. 2022
Nottingham, United Kingdom309 contributions77 helpful votes
The hotel is located centrally and just off the main pedestrian area so easy for walking around San Jose, shops and transport. The rooms are clean with AC but don't have a kettle or way to make a hot drink in your room but do have coffee facilities in the lobby. The reception is located on the 1st floor but does have a lift from the entrance. We didn't eat in the roof top restaurant but there was plenty of choices for breakfast and quickly topped up when items ran out. The staff are all pleasant and there is somewhere to store your cases if you need after booking out which is 12pm..
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Emily2604 wrote a review Nov. 2022
Leicester, United Kingdom110 contributions82 helpful votes
This hotel is not what you expect to find amongst the hussle and bussle of the San Jose streets. It’s modern industrial theme looks great and the staff on reception were really friendly. We told them our check out was early hours the next morning and they arranged for us to have a breakfast bag at departure consisting of orange juice, apple, a sandwich and banana bread. Really nice touch and we appreciated it. We ate at the roof top restaurant when it opened at 4pm which was amazing! Highly recommend but you need to make a reservation which you can do at the front desk. Really friendly staff again and the food was lovely. The downside to the hotel…the room was extremely noisy! The walls are practically made of paper and you could even hear the people next door using the bathroom. There was constant noise from the corridors of people moving around, talking etc and the noise from the street was like they were stood in the room with you. The room also had an empty fridge in and the noise was unbearable! It sounded like it was taking off every half and hour or so! I unplugged it in the end as it too only added to the list of reasons why we couldn’t sleep. For such a lovely hotel on appearance and food quality, the nights sleep was really disappointing and they need to invest in some serious sound proofing. Wouldn’t stay here again purely due to the noise issue.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Utepil wrote a review Nov. 2022
Vuorela, Finland379 contributions100 helpful votes
One night in San Jose. Staff was helpful and nice. Room itself cosy and quiet. Breakfast was exceptionally tasty containing everything one would wish to have, gallo pinto, bacon, fresh fruits and drinks. Coffee of course superior. Like to come back again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Patty and Kristen wrote a review Oct. 2022
Orange County, California18 contributions4 helpful votes
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Comfortable hotel with a variety of room options in downtown San Jose, about 45 minutes from SJO airport. Beds are comfortable, breakfast included, cute lobby filled with unique antiques. Staff is friendly very helpful. Rooftop restaurant and bar offer great food and and a comfortable casual atmosphere. Close to museums, culture,and nightlife. Definitely enjoyed my 2 night stay.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$126 - US$171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
presidente san jose
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Presidente
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Presidente?
Nearby attractions include Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.2 km), Jade Museum (0.2 km), and Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Presidente?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Presidente?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Presidente?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Presidente?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Rojo, Tenedor Argentino, and Restaurante Nuestra Tierra.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Presidente have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Presidente offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Presidente located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of San Jose.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.