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Balmoral Hotel

3.5 of 5 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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Bay Area, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I'm a woman and was traveling alone. I had to be in San Jose for a couple of days and I wanted a hotel that was safe and close to restaurants, stores, pharmacies and local sites. Situated right on the Avenida Central, the pedestrian walkway, the location of Hotel Balmoral couldn't be more perfect. The hotel building architectural is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Once again, I got the opportunity to spend a few days in beautiful San José, Costa Rica and I will only stay at the wonderful, luxurious, amazing, BALMORAL HOTEL!!! I LOVE the people there who are so sweet and helpful and they make me feel as if I am a part of their family instead of a visitor. I love... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

3 of my friends and I stayed here for 2 nights while in SJ. We came to the city unexpectedly so we didn't get to research hotels. We asked our driver for good hotels and he recommended the Balmoral as the best. We rented 2 rooms which were next to each other. The room itself was average. Clean but dull.... More

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stayed at the Balmoral for two weeks. The location is convenient to the walking zone and there are plenty of taxis and buses if you need them. The breakfast was included and a chef prepares the eggs and pancakes to order. Locals can also eat breakfast there for 4,000 Colones. The staff are very helpful for getting directions and... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stayed at the Balmoral hotel in June 2014. It is a very nice hotel in the center of downtown San Jose. It is geared towards the tourist trade, so you will find all amenities here. On the plus side, it allows certain San Jose guests to accompany you to your room should you choose to do so. The price... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Hi, we were at this hotel 2 nights at the beginning of our trip in Costa Rica. They helped us to plan our trip to Monteverde. This place is okay if you want to visit San Jose a little bit, it's very in the heart of San Jose. The restaurant is practical, but expensive (I guess as most restaurants in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our family recently stayed at the Balmoral Hotel and were very happy. The location is right on pedestrian street and is a few blocks away from the National Theater, Gold Museum and in the other direction the Jade Museum. The front desk also, very helpfully, arranged for a taxi pickup from the airport. The rooms were clean and functional and... More

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Ridgeley, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stayed here a few years ago and it was a typical inner city hotel (old, little run down). The renovation changed it to one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in in Latin America. Very nice room, great staff. They also have nice bar, restaurant, wine cellar and shops. Breakfast is excellent for anywhere. Free calls to the US!!... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great staff specailly Front desk Andria and Yulina, vary clean room and good Housekeeping. Staff always smilly. Breakfast alwyas nice, safe environmet and decured place. we will keep cpming back to this Hotel. Amin

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Balmoral Hotel is very well located, you can walk in the main street in San Jose town. The hotel includes a breakfast is quite good for the hotel price, i was expecting fruits and real juice because is a country that sells that everything is natural not true. They provide free wifi y local areas also the have computer that... More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
Balmoral Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose

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