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Hotel Presidente

Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose 11801 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 95 hotels in San Jose
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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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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katherine459 wrote a review Oct 19
Tulsa, OK5 contributions
We stayed at Hotel Presidente as we flew in and out of Costa Rica for our honeymoon. It was a great location that made it easy to experience a bit of San Jose despite our limited time there. Breakfast was delicious, staff was helpful, and the entrance was lush with beautiful plants. We also had drinks and snacks at the on-site restaurant which had a very nice atmosphere.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Monika Beutel, Other at Hotel Presidente
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Katherine459 for choosing us, especially for such an important event as a honeymoon. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that Costa Rica was all you expected.
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Wei2Yue wrote a review Sep 2021
Montreal, Canada73 contributions121 helpful votes
Decent hotel in the middle of San Jose. I stayed here for one night and would do so again. The room that was assigned to me was clean and has everything you need for a short-term stay. Nothing fancy, but perfectly adequate. Decent shower pressure and reliable WIFI. Hotel breakfast was slightly lackluster, but the upstairs restaurant is top-notch and worth a visit. The staff was helpful and spoke fluent English.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Monika Beutel, Promocionar at Hotel Presidente
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Wei2Yue! Thank your for your review. Each one of our guests’ comments helps us to improve the quality of our service. We hope you will visit us again.
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colucci98 wrote a review Sep 2021
Richmond Hill, Canada56 contributions13 helpful votes
We were so happy to return to our favorite hotel in San Jose after a two year absence due to Covid. Their staff is the best. Special thanks to Jorge, Rodrigo, Roberto, Douglas, Angie, Maria, Alfonso, Lisett, Andrea, Karol and every single employee at this hotel (I know I am missing some names). The hotel is very nice. The rooms are spacious and very clean, however, the staff is the best part of this hotel. Costa Ricans are known for hospitality and friendliness and the Hotel Presidente embodies that. Their customer service to us was outstanding as we have grown accostumed to. From the moment you arrive, to check in, to the cleaning staff, the breakfast staff and the Azotea restaurant staff, they are all great. The breakfast was more than expected in times of Covid. With regards to Covid protocols, this hotel has gone above and beyond. Hand sanitizers available everywhere in the breakfast room and by the elevators and especially the great idea of the hand wash station and body temperature monitor at the entrance before you even get into the hotel. We did not feel inconvenienced - we felt served. One thing we would recommend to the hotel is in suite advertisement of their great Azotea restaurant. There is a TV advsertisement near the elevators but sometimes guests are rushed and many not realize or stop the video and may not be aware that there is an excellent restaurant right on site. We can't wait to return. If you ever visit San Jose, CR, stay here. We highly recommend the Hotel Presidente.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Monika Beutel, Other at Hotel Presidente
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Colucci 98 for such a generous review! We have shared your comments with our staff, since they are the ones working every day to make the whole experience at the Hotel Presidente more enjoyable. We will love to have you back! So, please stay safe a come back soon!
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Lauren S wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
I Had a one night stay in San Jose and this hotel was fantastic. Great location, roof top bar (make a reservation so you don't miss out) wonderful breakfast buffet. The rooms and common areas were very clean and staff very helpful. If you find yourself in San Jose I highly recommend Hotel Presidente. Muy Bueno !!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Monika Beutel, Other at Hotel Presidente
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review. It makes us super happy to know that our guests have enjoyed cocktails or dinner at Azotea Calle 7, our rooftop terrace. Is a great way to enhance your experience with us and to enjoy San Jose.
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SGB wrote a review Jul 2021
Baltimore, Maryland, United States38 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel Presidente is an excellent hotel with a fantastic central location in San Jose. It is located a few steps down a small side street, just off of the main avenue. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful, and all in all, we could not have asked for a better stay. The environment is clean and welcoming, just right after a long day of travel to Costa Rica. The breakfast buffet in the morning is especially nice, with a comprehensive selection of delicious options. The air conditioning in the room was a bit old, but still worked fine, and the room in which we stayed was clean and comfortable. There are also elevators at this hotel, which is a nice bonus. All in all, I highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: July 2021
$91 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Presidente
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Presidente?
Nearby attractions include Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.1 miles), Galeria Namu (0.2 miles), and Jade Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Presidente?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Presidente?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Presidente?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Presidente?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Rojo, Tenedor Argentino, and La Esquina de Buenos Aires.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Presidente have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Presidente offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Presidente located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of San Jose.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.