We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 85 San Jose hotels

Hotel Presidente

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 5700, Costa Rica
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Special Rate
Pay 2 nights, stay 3
Save Saved
You added Hotel Presidente to your Saves list
Hotel Presidente
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
85%
Ranked #12 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014
TaminatorSF San Francisco, California
  • Overview
  • Reviews (580)
  • Photos (192)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A (1)
  • Room tips (92)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

580 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    235
    252
    67
    18
    8
See reviews for
76
259
62
41
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (92)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
There are newer reviews for Hotel Presidente
See the most recent reviews
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
25 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harlingen, TX
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Phoenix, AZ
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Southern California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our family of three stayed one night. We had a difficult time finding the hotel by car at night, finally paying a cab driver $3 to lead us there. The hotel is centrally -located in San Jose, but is in the sort of area we would never venture into at home -- dark streets, homeless people sleeping on the sidewalks,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
382 reviews 382 reviews
63 hotel reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My wife and I decided on this hotel after reading all the good reviews on here. The second we stepped on property we were greeted very appropriately by the front desk staff. Olger and Jill were absolutely fantastic and went above and beyond right away. We had a really bad experience at the airport with the rental car company and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Austin, Texas
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Given the price point this is a very nice hotel in a great location! Rooms were very clean, breakfast was good, WiFi was decent, and front desk personnel were very helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Hotel Presidente on a package trip through G Adventures. The Hotel Presidente was a perfect starting and ending hotel for our trip, since we flew in and out of San Jose. The location is right on Central Avenue, which is a busy pedestrian area. It is in walking distance from the National... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Surrey, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed at hotel presidente during our stay in costa rica. it was centrally located about 30 mins from the airport. The area that the hotel is in is a bit loud and hectic, but it is close to shopping and the central market, theater, etc. The rooms were nice and very clean, as well as the washroom with a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bronx, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I arrived to Costa Rica around 1:00pm and I got to the hotel no later than 1:30pm. The check in time wasn't until 2pm but the hotel staff was gracious enough to allow me to check in early. The room I had was on the 6th floor and had a great view over downtown San Jose. The hotel staff was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hotel Presidente, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Presidente? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Presidente

Address: Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 5700, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Presidente reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Presidente San Jose
Hotel Presidente Costa Rica/San Jose

192 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (163)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (30)
Viewed
Room/suite (48)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
View from room (9)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (50)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (15)

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
Hotel Style
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose #11 Family Hotel in San Jose #20 Business Hotel in San Jose
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms
91

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Hotel Presidente and other travelers.
1 question
4 days ago

See all questions (1)

See which rooms travelers prefer