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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 #16 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Santa Rosa California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balmoral Hotel is within walking distance of some of the cultural heritage sites of San Jose. I especially like the second floor restaurant where people watching is great. The restaurant looks out on a pedestrian pathway, there are other bars across the street and lots of friendly banter goes on as the night progresses. The drinks are good and the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was friendly and helpful but our room was a complete disappointment. Smaller than what we expected, with a constant, unfavorable smell and our only window opened to some kind of industrial exhaust shaft. The pillows reminded us of sand bags. And the bed linens didn't seem freshly laundered.

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New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first trip to San Jose, and to Costa Rica. I traveled solo. I found the Balmoral to be a safe hotel in a good location. I stayed in the hotel for six nights. My room was spotless and comfortable. I believe I had a standard room. The only issue I had with the room was there is... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was perfect for all of your San Jose visiting needs. The staff was excellent and the accommodations were perfect. I'd stay again without hesitation. Walking distance to all of the major attractions. Taxi easy to catch. Very nice restaurant with free breakfast.

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Camuy, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we where there 2 years ago; the problem is not the hotel. the problem is it's location... during my first breakfast there (the restaurant is good) I learned that all the transportation routes converges in San Jose. Then, an impressive amount of people is continuously flowing in all directions; roads are terrifically crowded. nevertheless it is easy to get tours... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only stayed here on my last night in Costa Rica. My friends I and picked this place because they stayed a few days longer to explore San Jose. I had to leave early the next morning so I didn't spend much time in the hotel. The hotel was nice and clean. They offered me breakfast to-go becuase my shuttle... More

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Pasco, wa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just checked in. Place is okay, not a fab value. But the worst thing just happened. The bell boy brought our bags up and broke the vase we purchased on our adventures as our one and only souvenir - 2 hours away. We notified the manager and they told us it's our own fault. We did not ask for... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If its your first time travelling to Costa Rica and your looking for somewhere to overnight in San Jose then I can recommend The Balmoral Hotel wholeheartedly. Our outbound flight from London was delayed, consequently we missed our connecting flight to San Jose. American Airlines put us up in New York but it meant rearranging the first few days of... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We discovered the Balmoral 2 years ago and this is the third year in a row we've gone. A very relaxed atmosphere, up to date services and great eating facilities for breakfast, lunch or dinner. During the day it's nice to sit on their patio overlooking the street which is closed off to cars. The staff are excellent and very... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The staff were wonderful and the hotel was very nice. Its location was close to many interesting sights and locations that were in walking distance. The rooms were comfortable and good sized and the beds were great. Prices were very reasonable for what a guest receives. We would definitely stay at the hotel again if we visit Costa Rica in... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Balmoral Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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