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Balmoral Hotel

#18 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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Wasilla, Alaska
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located in the heart of Downtown San Jose...known to all drivers and tour operators. Traffic and weaving thru one way streets may affect travel time. Large room, large beds, with balcony. In some rooms, wifi signal may be weak. Breakfast buffet at 6am is fantastic--eggs cooked to order, sausage, fried plantains, potatoes, fruits, pastries, fresh fruit juice. Congenial staff. They... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at hotel balmoral twice, both 1 night stays passing through San Jose. The hotel was excellent, we stayed in the standard rooms which were clean, comfortable, very modern and reasonably priced (only $10 more than some of the run down hostels we saw). The included breakfast was fantastic. The staff were very helpful and happy to print boarding... More 

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Winterport, Maine, United States
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70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel was very clean, front desk was extremely helpful (spoke pretty good English) and was in the historic district and within walking distance to parks and shops. Felix was our driver at the hotel and gave us tidbits about the area as well as a tour of the volcano and coffee plantations. Thanks Felix! Area was safe at night to... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location for walking to Gold Museum and National Theatre. Took advantage of tour desk promotion for City Tour. Helpful, friendly staff at reception desk. Good restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is Good. The rooms are ok. I had the queen bedroom. The mattress was hard and the bed frame is disconnected from the headboard. With that said, you can't sit on the bed and leaned on the head board in order to relax and watch T.V. Or work on your laptop. The T.V. Volume goes up and down... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 stars only because the rooms we had had now windows that actually looked at something other than another wall! Funky smell in the room as we walked in and we couldn't figure out how to get to their parking lot and the lobby. Staff were friendly and the restaurant was ok.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If staying in centro stay here. The food is very good the staff are all very helpful and friendly across the spectrum. I have stayed here many times over the years. I try to get a 2 bed suite very nice and spacious. I recommend a higher floor as street noise is reduced when higher.

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Thank KevinGGR
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms were very comfortable and luxurious. Beds were firm with comfortable pillows, easy to fall asleep in. Showers were spa-like. Through out the hotel it is very quiet, so sleep deeply. The staff is very helpful and sweet to talk with even when you don't know Spanish.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will happily return. Impeccable facilities and service. Location was central and convenient for day trips out of San Jose. San Jose institutions such as Chelles and Mercado Central were a stone's throw to a short walk away.

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Winfield, Kansas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was very pleasant. Meals were well prepared and submitted in nice way. Rooms were cleaned and kept very well. Our custom is to have wash clothes in the bathroom. I did miss this feature but adapted.

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