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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 #13 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Tampa, Fl.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good hotel well located in downtown San Jose, is a rather transient hotel or for a business trip, not a resort for vacationing. The hotel was remodeling making it a little uncomfortable full access to all the installations but is understandable.The rooms are comfortable but a little dark for my taste, more if you stay in one of the... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

friendly service ,spacious rooms, only drawback was lack of natural light in the bedrooms. Our room had small window onto enclosed outside space.Staff were extremely helpful and great location near shops and museums.

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New York, NY
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is under renovation (at least the lobby seems to be) but it is not very good, e.g. phones do not work in many of the rooms, you have to enter via the back door essentially. Staff is great and made us feel secure given that it is in a part of town that can be iffy in the... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights and found the hotel to be really good. The food is good and the service is excellent. The rooms are also spacious and clean. Being right on the main Street it can be noisy at night but you should know this when you book so no surprises. There are some great eateries around including an... More

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San antonio
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the fantastic breakfast buffet to the comfortable rooms and staff who work extremely hard for you this is a great oasis of quiet in a bustling city. Great Sodas to eat in, local grocery stores a short walk. A great base for day excursions in Costa Rica. We stayed here 16 years ago, returned and plan to stay here... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a night at the start of our trip and were very happy with our choice! We picked up our rental car and made our way through the crazy streets of San Jose! The parking was a little tricky to find, but it was a safe, locked area to leave the car for the... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed here for one night as a stop over before moving down to the coast for the duration of our trip. We arranged to have someone from the hotel meet us at the airport and they were there on time with a sign so we could find them easily. Our room was big and clean and... More

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Syracuse, NY
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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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
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Presidente 3.5*
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Presidente 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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