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Balmoral Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #17 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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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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Solvang, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Coming in tired after an overnight flight, we were delighted to have our room available. Accommodations were excellent, great location for walking sightseeing. We thought breakfast was especially good.

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent location in downtown San José, Costa Rica. Pedestrian mall in front with many shops and restaurants with museums, parks, etc. in the vicinity. Hotel personnel extremely friendly and helpful. Free breakfast was excellent with traditional choices such as "gallo pinto" (mixed rice and beans) and made to order dishes too. Our experience booking tours through the hotel was fabulous,... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here three days, two nights, our first stay in San Jose. The Nuevo Balmoral Hotel (http://www.balmoral.co.cr/) is set right in the center of historic downtown San Jose, an excellent location. From here you can walk to nearby museums, the National Theater, and the wonderful Public Market that occupies an entire city block and was established... More

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located downtown San José, Costa Rica. It is surrounded by stores, restaurants, museums, theater, etc. A very strategic location and many things to catch around. Ideal for business or tourism staying. Food is good however they do not have like a variety for breakfast. Nevertheless, it is a very nice place to stay.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Downtown location with pedestrian mall in front. Staff very helpful (those who spoke English) but overall a good experience. Some shops and restaurant has variety of food. Breakfast included, must love rice.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good hotel and location is good for down town, but they charge extra $36.00 for visitors even I pay for double (2 person rate) room rate. It’s very close to Hotel De-Ray. Front desk personal is very help full. They speak good English. Free breakfast was ok. Restaurant food is good bit pricey Good service.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying in the city, Balmoral is a good choice. San Jose is not a particularly inviting place, but the hotel was clean and we felt safe there. The restaurant was great, and we were within walking distance of many shops and stores and some museums. Wear comfortable shoes as the streets and sidewalks in the area very... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was okay; nothing more nothing less... Strange entrance through a parking garage... small reception, rooms without windows but comfortable beds. Not my first choice but the location is perfect! You choose...

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On 07/04/14 2pm stopped in this hotel to use thier ATM but was told they did not have one, but they had wifi. I sat in the lobby to book a hotel room on internet (possibly this one) when I was rudely asked to get out of lobby. The female clerk on duty (who would not give name) brings male... More

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just got back last night from seven nights at the Balmoral hotel and it was everything the four of us needed and more than we expected. The location was the best in downtown San Jose. The food was fresh and fantastic. The employees went out of their way with efficiency and kindness. Great pizza late at night. Safes, refrigerators... More

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Additional Information about Balmoral Hotel

Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
Balmoral Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose
Address: Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in San Jose
#15 Business Hotel in San Jose
#15 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Balmoral Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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