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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 #11 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days 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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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay in the Presidente was not a particularly memorable experience. From check-in we were told we were one room short of what we booked and that our group would have to share rooms. This was rectified a bit later but after a long journey was not the news we were looking for. The hotel is clean and fairly modern... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is right in the center of San Jose, on the pedestrian shopping street that runs down the middle of the city. Very convenient if you are looking to do some shopping and go to the parks and Opera house. Rooms are clean but fairly spartan. The free buffet breakfast offered a wide choice of foods.

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We think it's very rare to find genuinely good customer service and believe that oftentimes, people find themselves the recipient of good customer service that doesn't seem natural at all but the politeness, friendliness, and helpfulness of the staff in Hotel Presidente are the real deal and it's one of 2 major reasons that this hotel is highly recommended for... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place to stay. Clean big rooms right in the middle of downtown step right out the front door and your on the main pedestrian walkway through town. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this hotel for the location, especially if your a first time visitor.

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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed on night on our layover and was treated great the staff was always very helpful and rooms were nice and clean and being able to walk the street mall was great. great location. had computer to use and able to print anything off. the restaurant was good had breakfast buffet the first time and selection was great and the... More

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Hayward, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are two women from the Bay Area in California. My mother-in-law, sort of (her daughter married my brother) and I stayed in Costa Rica for a little over a week. Since we flew standby, we decided not to book more than the first two nights and wing the rest of the trip when we got there. We found Hotel... More

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Canadian, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed a few days in this hotel while on a music tour. Staff is great. Accomodations are amazing. Options and availibility to the city is the best! The only issue one might have is the late night running around.. not the greatest surroundings.

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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here one night when we arrived in Costa Rica. Arrived late, 2300hrs and left early, 0630hrs the next day. Rm 517 was a good size, clean and comfortable. Bed was a bit hard though. En-suite fine with complimentary toiletries. Buffet breakfast was included, selection of hot and cold food available. Unable to comment on its location to the city... More

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Sebastopol, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After staying in a variety of more "rustic" hotels in other cities, we found the Hotel Presidente to be a nice end cap to our week in Costa Rica. Like most CR hotels, it was very clean. The room was well appointed, with white comforters and great mattresses. All the technology worked, including A/C, TV, blow dryer, WiFi and more.... More

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The breakfast (included in room rate) was wonderful!! We had dinner in the restaurant as well and the food was very good. Location provides easy access to the downtown shopping area but our room was quiet despite the busy street below.

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Also Known As:
Presidente San Jose
Hotel Presidente Costa Rica/San Jose
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
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
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#10 Family Hotel in San Jose
#14 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Presidente 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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