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Balmoral Hotel

#19 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bloomington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff was professional, the location was perfect. The hotel handled our very large group with class and professionalism. They had everything we needed and were very helpful in solving problems and facilitating a positive experience for our trip. If you're bringing a school or church group down from the states I would highly recommend staying here rather than giving... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clean and very tidy room good value for the money. I have already rebooked for my departure to the airport. You will find the staff very discreet, friendly, professional and accommodating. I have recommended, and have had friends join us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice hotel, great location, very convenient, close to restaurants, bookstores, groceries store. very clean, good service. very good breakfast, close to different bus stop to connect to tourist point. . I was very pleasant to stay there.

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Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a very positive experience. We were at the Balmoral for 8 days and never had a problem. Nice, polite workers, excelent customer service,great food,very convinient location.Happy atmosphere,beautifully furnished hotel.But mainly the crew, management,outstanding customer service. After 8 days we moved closer to the airport,and stayed at the Irazu hotel, not a good experience at all and made my... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved Hotel Balmoral. The rooms were super clean, beautifully appointed and spacious. I would go back to this hotel. It is very convenient to downtown San Jose and is connected to it's own restaurant, a charming open air ( but covered), daylight filled dining area like a greenhouse, full of exotic rainforest plants.

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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went down to San Jose on a mini vacation... To check out the sites. On the first 3 day trip, I explored the general area of the hotel with a city tour from a great taxi driver.. This is trip No. 6!!

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Vienna, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our short stay at The Balmoral. Perfect location for a quick visit. Convenient and safe. Thanks for the tico hospitality. Service was friendly and room was clean and comfortable. We will be back.

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Wellington, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To travel so far to arrive to a dilapidated room where you are afraid to walk barefoot owing to the grime on the floor is outrageous.... Not to mention the leaky air conditioning and rude night desk... Shame on everyone that recommended this place. Motel 6 would get 5 Stars compared to this,

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two experiences in Balmoral have been very pleasant. It is a clean hotel with a very cooperative and kind staff. Don't worry about noise from street. It is negligible and certainly it wil not upset your dream. Best of all for me: Balmoral has a very centrical location. Attention: prices in restaurant are a little expensive but the included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only spent one night at this hotel, but it was indeed lovely. The room I had was absolutely outstanding. It was classy, well furnished and the bed was ever so comfortable. Very restful and peaceful.

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