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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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LA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We were in town as part of the Credomatic Music Festival. www.quattrosound.com We stayed in Balmoral for a few days. The rooms, restaurant and personnel were all top notch. The rooms were very clean. The menu selection in the restaurant was great. I really enjoyed the salmon dish with capers. Or, a... More

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Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great location. Breakfast was good. The staff was very helpful. This is not a luxury hotel but then again you are in the middle of San Jose, a very old crowded city. Rooms were clean and made everyday. A bit noisy if you are looking to sleep in late.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The service was great, the meals at the hotel restaurant were delicious with a very large menu, and the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is located on a street that is all pedestrian with lots of shopping and restaurants. There is a gift shop at the street level of the hotel; the shop keeper and co-worker... More

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The security at this hotel is very discrimitory. Maybe they don't like Americans but they made my traveling companion change clothes upon our arrival. Then I watched others walk out of the hotel with the ame or worse attire. Completely unacceptable......I thought I would get some resolution by telling them I was checking out but they didn't care. They were... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We flew into San Jose and stayed here for 2 nights. The presidential suite that we stayed in was larger than our apartment and really affordable. The breakfast buffet (included in our cost of the suite) was run by an amazingly talented chef. It was one of the best meals we had in the city. The front desk staff was... More

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Carmel Valley, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I been traveling to San Jose, Costa Rica 12 years now. A friend of mines recommended the Balmoral Hotel for me to stay back in 2002 from that year to now 2012 I only stay at the Balmoral. They have the most friendly staff that take care of you when you get out of the taxi they grab your bags... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Like many travellers to Costa Rica, we spent just a short time in San Jose before adventuring to other parts of the country. We chose the Balmoral for its central location so that we could make the most of our very limited time in the city. As a place to sleep, it did the job. Unfortunately, the air conditioning system... More

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Balmoral Hotel has become our "home away from home" for overnights in San Jose. The location is excellent for downtown sights, an easy walk to museums, Teatro Nacional, the mercado, the parks on the north side of town. The restaurant (and the breakfast that comes with the room) is excellent. The bilingual staff is very professional, very friendly.

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Syracuse, NY
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This hotel came highly recommended by our Costa Rican friends. However, after a week in the rainforest we pulled into San Jose on a weekday evening at rush hour and I think our city senses were just zonked a bit. We spent one night here before heading out to the airport the next morning. It's location is really good for... More

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Northern Kentucky
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Excellent location downtown. Convenient to stores, the Mercado Central, the Cathedral Nacional, museums, and restaurant. It has its own very fine restaurant, and breakfast at the restaurant is included with the rooms. It is a lot more than you would get in a U.S.A. motel "breakfast included" meal. There is a chef who will fix your eggs and pancakes as... 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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