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Balmoral Hotel

#12 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed there for our last night before an early morning flight back to the states and it was a great experience. We booked a family room which turned out to be a huge suite with a sitting area, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a giant balcony spanning the width of 3 rooms. Everything was very nice and comfortable and... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Perfect location, superb breakfast and great rooms. Definately the place to stay in San Jose. We stayed over Christamas for a few nights with mom, dad and two young children. The price was ideal, we felt safe and had fun working out in the exercise room.

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had a good stay. They room was nice and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. Especially since we were 2 English speaking Americans with very little Spanish abilities. They did a great job pointing us in the right direction. The comp breakfast was really good. There restaurant was beautiful! We did get a discounted room due the fact... More 

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Perry, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Stayed there on two different occasions for same trip. Both times, rooms were nice, clean and comfortable. Great location for shopping and restaurants. Staff was very friendly on both occasions. Great breakfasts!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed at Balmoral for our last night in Costa Rica before flying home. We arrived at the hotel at noon because of our transfer, but they had no problem letting us in the room. In fact they upgrade us to a superior room from a standard. It had 2 very comfortable queen size bed in a good sized room... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Arrived late in San Jose and got to the Hotel. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was large and very comfortable. The bed was exceptional. The wake up call was very friendly and they also called to say my taxi had arrived. Did not get a chance for the breakfast but will next time. See you... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

What I liked about it: - Friendly staff (front desk, maids we even had an issue with the safe and staff was there to help right away). - Directly on the pedestrian street, in the middle of it all. - Awesome hot breakfast (made to order omelets, sausages etc.). What I didn't like: - Construction in the back from 7AM... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

the best hotel in san jose.the service and location both very good.the front desk people were the best front desk people i ever dealt with in costa rica.the breakfast in the morning was very good.the gym had all new equipment all the hotel was always clean.the have excellent security.and the even have a huge indoor parking garage

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Ashdod, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Though located in a non attractive city, this place is quite nice and very much affordable. The staff were responsive and welcoming, and the room was nice, clean and spacious. It had all the facilities we needed (mini bar, safe). Breakfast was really nice, and all this for a very reasonable price, right in the city center. Would definitely recommend... More 

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed at Balmoral in December 2013 the last night of our Costa Rica trip before returning to the states. I wish we had stayed here longer. The amenities were great. We stayed at 3 other hotels as we travelled through the country, but Balmoral was by far the best. The resort is very clean and modern. We didn't eat... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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 1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $84 - $128 (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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