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Hotel Presidente

#14 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Large living space and bathroom with awesome shower and huge jacuzzi. Free breakfast had many options. There didn't seem to be a main entrance, making the hotel difficult to find if you're not familiar with the area. I'm pretty sure there isn't even a sign. But, this also lends a 'hidden gem' appeal amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown... More 

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danielmh, Director at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear Mselleck, Thank you for choosing one of our Suites, and for sharing your review of it with the world. You are absolutely right regarding our entrance through Avenida Central Pedestrian Boulevard. It does not have a sign. Thank you for pointing it out to us. That is something that will be taken care of rather quickly. At your service,... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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80 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here twice, both times for one night. Very central and convenient, able to walk anywhere in the centre from here. Rooms were great, very modern and clean. Didn't have an issue with noise even though it was a friday night. Breakfast buffet was good. Loved the fact they had a gym. Felt safe. would recommend.

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danielmh, Director at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear JamesOwen, Thank you very much for your feedback and for taking time to write this review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our City, our guestrooms and services. One of San José Downtown´s biggest attractions is that it can be explored and enjoyed safely on foot, which I’m glad you had the opportunity to experience. Thank you for... More 

New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Me and my wife are currently staying here, checking out tomorrow to head to the Arenal Volcano area. It's a perfect place to stay in San Jose. Close to all the shopping and everything you would want to see! Staff is extremely friendly and helpful, rooms are very clean, we had one kind bed and its great! We are on... More 

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danielmh, Director at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear DylanPatrickPhoto, We greatly appreciate your review. I wish that I had the opportunity to personally meet you while you were here. I’m sure our bartenders will enjoy your words very much and that your review of our passion-fruit cheesecake will surely make Sthefany – our pastry cook – blush. I hope you enjoyed Arenal (which is a unique and... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I only stayed here for one night but was impressed and would recommend for those who like to have a little more of a modern hotel. Located right in downtown area, it's close to all the action. I usually go for more economy hotels but got a deal and was pleasantly surprised with the Presidente. Very clean and spacious. Like... More 

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danielmh, Director at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear Kat H, Thank you very much for taking time to write this wonderful review. We are very glad to hear that your stay with us and in San José was a fun and pleasing one. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your visit to our Country, and that you had a safe and pleasant trip home. At... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had an unexpected medical emergency that required us to stay in San Jose. The doctor recommended Hotel Presidente and I'm extremely glad I took his advice. We remained in the hotel all day for four days. The hotel staff provided the absolute best customer service I've ever experienced! I had a lot of special requests because of my wife's... More 

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danielmh, Director at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear Danny L, Reading reviews like this one is the absolute best part of working in the lodging industry. I have shared your wonderful comments with our Staff for them to rejoice. I hope that your wife has fully recovered and I am pleased and honored that we were able to help through difficult times. We wish you both the... More 

Milwaukee, WI, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

We arrived at our hotel at about 8:30 at night, and were kind of taken aback by the neighborhood. The hotel is alright. The room: clean. Really large bathroom. View was truly bad. Actually, no view at all. Room was small, but the bed was lovely, and the layout was modern. In all, if you just need an overnight in... More 

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danielmh, Director at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear Paul H, We greatly appreciate your review and feedback. We are constantly working with our local Government and our Neighbors to find ways to improve our City. It would be of great help if you could elaborate on your impressions and suggestions. I would love to have a chance to talk to you. Please contact me at daniel@hotel-presidente.com Thank... More 

Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

If you need a great place in San Jose, this is it. Great service, secure, free breakfast and clean rooms. I will be back for sure. The hotel is near many great restaurants, shopping and nightlife. When we came back from the club, security checked our names on the list. Very secure.

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danielmh, Director at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear Naplestone, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are very glad it was pleasant one. We are particularly pleased that you found the Presidente to be a very secure environment, as it is one of our top priorities. San José has indeed become a fun city with many great things and places to explore and experience, and... More 

Yerevan, Armenia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The Location is excellent, The rooms are clean and comfortable. Price-quality affordable! The staff is really helpful. The tours suggested by the reception are good and reliable. The breakfast was good, but could be refreshed faster, the plates were empty several times. Recommend!

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danielmh, Director at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear Aleksandr S, We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Oscar Ramirez our F&B Manager and his team have taken care of your comments regarding our buffet and are making sure our chafing dishes are always full. Thank you for your feedback and kind words which I have shared with our Staff. At your service, More 

Pearland, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

If you have to stay in San Jose this is probably your best bet. The problem is that between the outside noise and no carpeting in the hotel, you hear every footstep and every piece of luggage going down the hall and up and down stairs. The staff was friendly and room was comfortable but we literally got no sleep... More 

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Katherine C, General Manager at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear TinaM56, Please contact me to manager@hotel-presidente.com, so that I can follow up your claim, and take actions based on your feedback. At your service, Katherine Carter More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The hotel was clean and comfortable. The rooms do not have a window, which I didn't really like. But, I did really like to just walk out the back door and be on the pedestrian mall that runs through San Juan. We had a great time walking all around, eating across the walkway for dinner, choosing a high balcony on... More 

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Katherine C, General Manager at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Dear KimandMitch, Thanks for the nice review. I agree inside rooms are not as nice as city view ones, just few people request those rooms, mostly concerned about noise, but as soon as they try the city view rooms with sound proof windows, those rooms become favorites... In the future, it will be a pleasure to welcome you back anytime,... More 

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