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Balmoral Hotel

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location of the hotel couldn't have been better. The rooms were stylish and updated, and the inside was beautiful. Parking was valet and included in our stay, and the breakfast that came with was wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sharp hotel with all amenities and a very friendly staff with the best location in downtown San José, close to everything. Very large rooms, freshly renovated. I would recommend it to all. Honest pricing that is hard to beat in the area, especially since the Gran Hotel has closed.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

We very much appreciate you taking the time to write such a kind review. We are thrilled that your experience was a pleasant one. We look forward to hosting you very soon. Best regards, Alessandra More 

NEW JERSEY, USA.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second time we stay at Hotel Balmoral, we field welcome. Good food, good room, very good price. Right in the center of San Jose City. Staff wonderful. Dessert very good, but very few to choose. Has security all the time.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Grateful for such a wonderful review. Very happy to learn your experience with us has been enjoyable both in the hotel as in the restaurant. We value your trust in us. Thank you for recommending us. We hope to see you very soon. Best regards, Alessandra More 

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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I chose this hotel for it's location, and that part did not disappoint. It sat right on a busy shopping street with plenty to see and buy. People watching was interesting. It was close to many tourist attractions. The room itself was slightly outdated and small. We were upgraded for free, so not sure what our booked standard room would... More 

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. We are glad you took advantage of our prime location. We apologize for the 15 minute wait in the parking lot. We do hope you give us a second chance to make it up to you. Best regards, Alessandra More 

Beecher, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is the heart of the city, around many casino's, shopping and restaurants. It has a great restaurant inside the hotel with a good menu. Its convenient to many things and several of the museums and area attractions.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us. We greatly appreciate your review. Hope to host you again. Best regards, Alessandra More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Reception, room, etc are all better than expected. Location is good. The cook serving for complement breakfast was not English speaker friendly. Hope that this will improved shortly, then I highly recommend to chose this hotel.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Glad we exceeded your expectations and that you highly recommend us. Most of our staff is bilingual. Hope you will stay with us on your next visit. Best regards, Alessandra More 

Pleasanton, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Staff were excellent, friendly, helpful. Breakfast was hot, fresh and tasty Atmosphere was tropical and clean. 1st room had large bathroom, 2nd room had a small bathroom. Hard to keep the water temp. constant. Beds were not very comfortable.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Glad that you were pleasantly surprised with the hotel, staff and breakfast. We will check on the temperature of the water thank you for pointing it out. Do you remember your room number that would make it easier to fix the problem? You can email me at agraziano@balmoral.co.cr Kind regards, Alessandra More 

Long Beach/Los Angeles
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35 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from a two week group tour of Costa Rica and we used the Balmoral as our starting and ending destination. Our group was only ten people total but there was no problem in getting an extra early night in my case, or an extra night for some others. The hotel can arrange r/t transport from the airport,... More 

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. Very pleased to learn you had a pleasant stay with us. Thank you for recommending us. We greatly appreciate your input. Hope to host you soon again. Best regards, Alessandra More 

Boulder
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 1 night at the hotel. Lots going on right outside the hotel which made it convenient without a car. The bed was really comfortable. The staff super friendly. The breakfast was pretty good - the coffee delicious.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Very grateful for your review. Thrilled to learn you had an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again in your next visit to San José. Best regards, Alessandra More 

York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a very central location and is very clean and today. The staff are very helpful and the amenities are in good shape. The entrance to the hotel is a little bizarre (through a car park) but this does not take away the pleasant experience.

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Alessandra G, Guest Relations Manager at Balmoral Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to know you had a pleasant stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best regards, Alessandra More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Balmoral Hotel

Address: Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $85 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
Balmoral Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in San Jose
#14 Business Hotel in San Jose
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
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