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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The decor of the lobby area and hotel, in general, was terrific, and the staff were all friendly as could be. We wanted to be right smack in the heart of the city to be close to museums, parks and the central shopping area and we got our wish. One minor point: the drapes didn't close all the way, so... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location for Hotel Presidente could not be better for someone who wants to walk around San Jose. Right on the pedestrian mall, it is well situated for an afternoon of exploring and people watching. The common area is very hip and cool. The rooms are average. We checked in in the afternoon and took a nap before heading out.... More 

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Daniel M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Indeed, walking around San José among its people is one of the must-experience joys of visiting Costa Rica. A truly peaceful chaos. We are very happy you had a good time and hope to have you back soon. Daniel More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First night in CR we stayed here after an additional 9 days abroad in the country we came back for our last two nights in San Jose. It's in a great location of San Jose shops, food, buses taxis and public market all within walking distance. Building has been renovated on the interior and has a very modern feel to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel , right in the center of town, just off a walking street. You can walk to the pre-Columbian gold museum among other. Lots pos restaurants within a stones throw. Very helpful staff. If you want to see San Jose, this is a great place to stay.

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you Evan. Of course, San Jose is a must stop for all visitors, to get acquainted with the capital, the culture and history. And of course we agree the Presidente is the place to stay. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for the first 2 nights of a 12 day tour of Costa Rica and wow what a great start, the room was spot on clean and well equipped, the staff very friendly and helpful,breakfast was exceptional and the hotel location was perfect walking distance for the main attractions in San Jose. The hotels staff attention to detail made our... More 

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your enthusiastic endorsement of our hotel. Hope to see you back soon. More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one night in the Hotel Presidente, it is very central and close to shops, bars and restaurants. Staff are friendly and helpful. Free WiFi available. There is a small gym and a roof top garden that offers views across the city, not the most scenic sight. Our room was spacious and comfortable, two double sized beds, had a safe... More 

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you Elaine. Yes, we are upgrading the hotel. The lobby was recently finished, and we are featuring a new rooftop bar and restaurant with a great garden. We were wondering if you experience was a good one, why only the 3 out of 5 rating? More 

Westland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lobby is a hipster dream, they have a new clothing store in the basement, and it allows easy access to the main street and the main pedestrian mall of downtown San Jose. Every staff member went out of their way to make us feel at home. Great choice for downtown San Jose. The rooms are pretty basic, but comfortable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upgraded to a suite because there were three of us enjoying this room for two nights while in town for an international soccer game. Stayed in room 403. Bathroom was lovely with a jetted tub and very large. Two full beds and a small seating area with a desk, safe and adequate a/c. The hotel lobby is hip cool and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I stayed here for a few days in July. The hotel is right on one of the walking streets making it convenient walking distance to various sites in downtown San Jose. As far as the interior, the decor is really funky and I loved the touches as well as attention to detail. The breakfast was also very... More 

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Love the "funky" description. Great review, thank you. Next visit, spend time in the new Barrio Escalante a few blocks East of the hotel. Great restaurants, nightlife, interesting area for authentic Costa Rican nightlife. More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Hotel to be downtown. Room was nice and spacious. Reception area was nice everyone was so friendly and helpful. Food was delicious we ate breakfast there every morning. Buffet nicely laid out. We ate dinner there one night good as well. The only issue with the hotel was the exit was hidden. Parking area was small. I would definitely... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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 decor 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 

Additional Information about Hotel Presidente

Address: Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $93 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Presidente 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Presidente San Jose
Hotel Presidente Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in San Jose
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#8 Family Hotel in San Jose
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