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Hotel Presidente

#14 of 87 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great central location along pedestrian walkway with shops. Museums and taxi stand right down the block. Helpful staff- Mercedes was great. Stayed here one night at start of trip and one night at end. Room at start had a fridge. Room at end didn't. Both had TV, AC, telephone. Room at end was handicapped accessible and had an annoying hand-held... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are staying here at the hotel presidente and it's been awesome thus far! The rooms are very clean and he restaurant food is superb! The staff is very helpful and give great advice. Get them to make you a dinner reservation so you get great tables and service.

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Looking for a place to spend a few days in the city of San Jose? Hotel Presidente is in the heart of the the Capital city! walking distance to the main places. The rooms are great, comfortable and quite! the service is amazing as the staff is always there to help and will give you the information you need. the... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I flew into San Jose and booked a night at Hotel Presidente before proceeding to Arenal. I chose Hotel Presidente because I read the reviews and discovered that it was central to almost everything in San Jose. It is located right on the pedestrian section of Avenida Central where there are many choices for food and groceries.... More 

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atlanta
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into this hotel. I was very nervous as I chose the hotel from a website without a personal recommendation. It was a very trendy hotel with a very reasonable price. Very clean with a very helpful and friendly staff. I made an appointment there for my very first massage. She was excellent. You... More 

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Daniel M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear Theresa, Thank you for choosing the Presidente and for sharing your review of the various experiences our City and our Hotel have to offer. It is great to hear that we were able to meet your quality and value expectations. Your feedback is extremely important to us. Your comments regarding the tour are also very useful as they are... More 

Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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106 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a few years not having had the chance staying here, I was finally able to make it back. My airport pick up was perfect, we were 45 minutes late coming from Mexico DF the driver was waiting for us, helpful and friendly as one would expect from every one. It took us around 30 minutes to the hotel and... More 

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Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like nice things and honestly San Jose, Costa Rica is not one of those nice looking cities. There is where this hotel comes in place. It is right in the middle of central avenue shopping center and a few blocks away from the market and national theater. It's a small boutique hotel that is really nice and taken cared... More 

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Daniel M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you Diesel for your review on San Jose and the Hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you liked the Presidente and found it to be well kept. We are constantly improving our facilities and just completed work on our new lobby and green roof soon to open. However, we feel disappointed to learn that you were unimpressed... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we liked this hotel and would recommend it for an overnighter in san jose. it was clean friendly. the room was not ready when we got there (because we were before regular check in time) and they gave us a free upgrade without us even asking. (we pieced this together by our limited Spanish and listening to their conversation over... More 

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danielmh, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear Gerard S, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Not only is it extremely valuable for us as a presentation card to potential guests, but it is also a great way for our team to witness how “going the extra mile” affects the experience of our guests during their visit to our City and Country. I am extremely... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a few times while we travelled through Costa Rica and found the hotel to be very nice and accommodating. The rooms on our second time around were enormous. Theres a lot of choice in San Jose, as a lot of US holiday makers fly down here so theres a big market for hotels and apartments, so the city... More 

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danielmh, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear Tim L, Thank you for your review. We aim to be the best option and complement to our beloved City, and your words are a great source of encouragement. You should have received the password for the wifi upon check in. I apologize that you had to be inconvenienced. I will remind the team that we recognize that good,... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Give a review after we stayed there last September (2014). We picked the hotel kind of at random, and the last minute. And we really lucked out. The room was nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. The breakfast area (which is also a bar during the day time) was nice and the breakfast spread was very good. The lobby was under... More 

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