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Balmoral Hotel

#20 of 87 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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Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I live in the southern Nicoya Peninsula and have stayed in many different hotels in San Jose - hostels, boutique hotels, guest houses, and the fancy American chains - I was totally impressed with the service, the most helpful staff, and the food at the Balmoral. I cannot single out any specific staff member because EVERYONE - room attendants, front... More 

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Hines, Oregon
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only stayed here one night but we had a great experience. The staff was very helpful with getting us set up with tours and activities. It was a great location to be able to walk around the city and check things out. Our room was clean and comfortable. Not much of a view or window but otherwise, nice.The bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is the best , Yuli, Sharon at the lobby on days ; Eduard at nights . The breakfast and the restaurant upstairs were real good , Manrique , Mercedes , Yvette and Kimberly were absolutely fantastic .

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 4 nights here in San Jose. . Nice hotel and was lucky to get a single room for 95 taxes in on a weekend. . You are right in the centre of a lot of shops and restaurants. Sit out front on the restaurant patio and people watch all day. . I must say that the women of Costa... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside is a bit disguised in with all the surrounding buildings. The remodeled rooms are very clean and pretty decent - hardwood floors. Probably one of the better hotels downtown. Breakfast is not bad, but not many options to choose from. Most days I ate breakfast outside of the restaurant. Overall a decent hotel - never any problems when... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Rooms have been renovated and the facilities are good except for the mattress. Mattress was a bit old and lumpy. Needs a memory fan pad or a new mattress. Customer service was good. Hotel is located close to shopping and restaurants.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stayed here based on TripAdvisor and proximity to the museums. Well worth the rates found on Internet sites. One of the better features is the valet parking as it's close to impossible to find parking elsewhere. Use Waze and it will bring you directly to the gate for the valet parking. We had a room (403) that looked out over... More 

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Baton Rouge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The standard room at this hotel was a bit small. There was no iron in the room as is common at US hotels of similar status. The service at the desk and in the parking area was excellent. The staff speaks sufficient English to make the experience very user-friendly for English speakers. The location is along a very busy pedestrian... More 

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Bloomington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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 May 21, 2015

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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