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Hotel Presidente

#15 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, Costa Rica
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Auburn, Washington
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to walk to downtown sights like the Gold Museum and Jade Museum and shops and restaurants. Spacious, mostly clean (does anybody clean hotel floors nowadays?)rooms - mostly quiet although we did have really bad street musicians one night (try and get an upper floor). Nice included breakfast with tons of options and they don't run out of food the... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I spent two nights at Hotel Presidente as we were visiting San Jose for the first two nights of our honeymoon in Costa Rica. I was not able to call the hotel from the U.S. To let them know we would be arriving late at night, so I emailed the hotel and received a response from Jose... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Classic and renovated hotel, close to the main historical attractions of the capital: National Museum, cathedral, municipal market, square of culture, museums, etc. Extensive facilities and small parking lot. Classic accommodations, goog breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed our first night in Costa Rica at Hotel Presidente after a long day of flying. The hotel is very centrally located which made it a little tricky to find, however once we arrived we were nothing but impressed! The lobby is absolutely beautifully designed, modern, classy and just gorgeous! The staff were very helpful and... More 

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Naples, Florida
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Hotel in Downtown San Jose. Older hotel however it was remodeled about 5 years ago. I have stayed here a few over the last 12-15 years. Staff or great the restaurant is great for Breakfast & Lunch. I am sure dinner is great as well but I would not know from experience. The front entry is a brick pedestrian... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second stay at the Hotel Presidente and the staff is always friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and comes with a delicious breakfast! Michael at the front desk arranged the Canopy San Luis tour with Expediciones Tropicales and it was flawless. also the hoteI has wi-fi and works well. I wish I could remember all of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very pleasant from the greeting at the door and at the desk, to the rooms themselves. However, disappointing to arrive at almost 3pm, when check-in as at 2pm, and be told that your suite is not ready for another hour. Suites should be the first rooms cleaned to ensure guests paying extra are able to check in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very basic rooms despite the entrance and premium positioning of the hotel. Not even a three star hotel. The room was fairly dark and dingy, with minimal amenities and poor servicing (eg. No complimentary water, and housekeeping failed to provide any toilet roll). Breakfast was average. Staff were helpful, and front desk service was largely good. Overall the rooms let... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is super cute, particularly the lobby. It's near a main boulevard, no cars allowed, lined with shops and Western fast food (not what we were looking for, but FYI). The staff was okay. Front door guys were particularly friendly. They do charge $35 for an airport shuttle, which is the same as grabbing a taxi. Comfy bed, uncomfortable... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time in San Jose, Costa Rica, my husband's fifth. He always books 2 nights at Hotel Presidente at the beginning and at the end of the trip. The hotel was fully remodeled 2-3 years ago, there are still some ongoing renovations on the property, but nothing loud. The service was great, the guys assisted us with... More 

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