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Balmoral Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #15 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
1 review
“I will stay next time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Good rooms good services great breakfast .Great location close to all transportation and activities in city . Service nice , clean rooms . Smile service people make you feel like you choose wright places to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Gainesville, Virginia
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Location - was great, close to sights, shopping, and a grocery store about 3 blocks away.
Bar/Restaurant - tasty pizza and good people watching on the street. Breakfast was very good.
Room - clean, the A/C worked well, and shower pressure was good.

Staff - this was the only issue I had during my stay, I had hung an under armor top out to dry in the closet and when I had returned from my day trip it had been taken along with a simple black GAP t-shirt out of my backpack.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 14 days in July and August for the second time and have the same opinion we had the first time we stayed. Great hotel in all the important things that make for a good trip great room ,great breakfast,great staff (including housekeeping). My grilfriend and I will be staying here again and again. Andrew D.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Jackson, Mississippi
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I loved the location downtown central, next to walking mall and so many other things within walking distance. Restaurant street side was also a winner. The rooms were rather ordinary but still OK. The front desk personnel were informative and helpful. Speaking fluent English was very helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice and clean with delicious breakfeast, recomended for visit in the city, big nice rooms with all you need, in the town center on the main walkway and parking included, restaurant in the hotel was very nice and they had delicious coffee

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Right on the main pedestrian walkway. The staff was great and had all the amenities a small family needed. Enjoy the restaurant and shops and visit all the main attractions San Jose has to offer. No regrets with my stay there.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wildwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you ever go to San Jose, Costa Rica, this is the place to stay. Great accommodation: The rooms are great with all the comfort you need. Excellent location: In the heart of the city. Great food and drinks and the staff is very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
#11 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Full of Life, Where Everything is Within Reach! The Balmoral is a lively, full service, landmark hotel located on the famous Central Avenue in the historical and vibrant heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica and only 10 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). The Balmoral is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find San Jose's main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks, as well as some of city's best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities. From the hotel, you can also take a wide variety of one-day tours to discover Costa Rica's natural beauties. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
Balmoral Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose

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