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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 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Vancouver
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As all the other reviews have said, this is an excellent choice for a stay in San Jose. I think if I were ever to go back to San Jose, I would definitely choose this hotel for the following reasons: -room and bathroom are a nice size and very clean -staff speaks English well -extremely well located -excellent breakfast buffet... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to stay at this hotel as a finish to a 12 day vacation in CR. We checked in and spent our last day touring the city's museums and historical sites. The hotel accommodations were very comfortable and felt newly renovated. There was a slight musty odor as you first enter the room but the smell went away after... More

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San Francisco, California
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25 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What makes this a great hotel is its prime location. It’s close to most attractions such as it is only 2 blocks to National Theater and Gold Museum, a good number of ATMS / banks, parks, and because it’s right on the shopping lane as well as parallel to Avenida 1 (First Ave), you can easily find a lot of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great one night stay here. The hotel is in a perfect location, we spent the afternoon walking along the pedestrian street right outside the hotel. The room was very nice and my only complaint is that the breakfast was mediocre compared to our other hotels in Costa Rica.

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Harlingen, TX
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23 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked Hotel Presidente for one night in San Jose as part of a larger trip to Costa Rica. The relatively high ranking of the hotel here on TripAdvisor and the location of the hotel relative to the sites that I planned to visit in the city (Museo de Jade, Museo de Oro Precolombino y Numismatica, Teatro Nacional, and Casa... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was going to stay at the marriott in San Jose and switched to presidente basically by price ($194 vs $84). Couldn't have been happier. The hotel is on a pedestrian street in downtown San Jose about 20 minutes from the airport Juan Santa Maria. (Taxi about $30).. Just walk outside the hotel and you have blocks of traffic free shopping... 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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Amenities

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 #12 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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