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Hotel Presidente

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 5700, Costa Rica
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Ranked #12 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Syracuse, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just needed a hotel for our first and last nights in Costa Rica (the hotel is just 20 minutes or so from the airport). Our top priority was location--we wanted a place that would allow us to stroll over the the main sights and attractions in San Jose. It's perfect for that. And our room was fine, the staff... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel is nice... Clean, decent rooms, good showers with hot water. Lots of renos, but we couldn't hear those in the room. Breakfast was good as well. VERY close to attractions... One block to gold museum and national theatre, and maybe 10 minutes to the jade museum and national museum. Right on a pedestrian walkway with a good restaurant across... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed three nights at this hotel and it was ideal for overcoming our jet lag and exploring the city. We arrived late at night and the check in was straight forward and friendly. Our room was big and well furnished with AC. The breakfast is excellent with a great choice of fresh local options and some standard international products. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms were clean, beds nice, clean and comfortable. Bathrooms were also very clean. Staff are really helpful and friendly. Rooms don't have an exciting view but it is not a major issue. We had to come back to San jose several times and from the first visit we decided to stay here every time. The hotel is located in the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The staff was very helpful, especially Jonathan at the front desk. He was always pleasant, even when he was busy. He is very knowledgeable about the area, the tours available, and always had a driver waiting when we wanted one. He went above and beyond at one point. Our A/C in our room... More

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River Edge, NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this hotel. Its walkable to lots of cultural spots of downtown San Jose, close to the central market and supermarkets and cute little restaurants. The staff is very friendly and everything is clean. The included breakfast covered just about anything you could want mixing some local stuff with things visitors will enjoy. Homemade tortillas, YUM. Lots of fruit. Room... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it isn't the cheapest option in the area, the value is excellent. The rooms are very large, and very clean, the wifi is good and the staff is quite helpful. The location is as good as it gets in San Jose. The breakfast was good. Definitely recommend.

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West palm
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never written a report before but was very impressed with responsiveness of hotel staff. They went out of their way to help even with tasks not normally within their duties - even helping with cell phones. Attractive and nice location in the heart of a pedestrian street in downtown San Jose. Great comfy bed clothes! Awesome all the... More

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Arlington, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is centrally located, an ideal exploration base for San Jose and easy to reach from the airport (I took the bus from SJO for 500 colones) and the many downtown bus stations. The staff were all extremely professional, friendly, and attentive. The hotel is bright and clean (I should note I only saw the reception and 5th floor).... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first hotel my friend and i stayed. It is located in the plaza of San Jose, in the middle of everything. Since there's not much to do in the actual city, staying here allowed us to walk to all the important points in the city such as the church, the theater, the markets, museum, bars, etc. Also... More

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Address: Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 5700, 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 — Hotel Presidente 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Presidente San Jose
Hotel Presidente Costa Rica/San Jose

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose #11 Family Hotel in San Jose #20 Business Hotel in San Jose
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An iconic landmark in San Jose, Costa Rica, Hotel Presidente is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown San Jose. With its vibrant ambiance, modern décor and great service, our 4-star upscale hotel is the symbol of hospitality and the cultural soul Costa Rica's capital city. Celebrated for our eco-friendly tourism practices, Hotel Presidente is a window into Costa Rica's land, people and heritage. Experience an unforgettable vacation adventure, romantic getaway or business trip at Hotel Presidente... the place to relax, connect, inspire, dine, and explore Costa Rica! ... more   less 
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