I chose the Balmoral Hotel primarily for its price and its location in the center of downtown San Jose. I had only one day to spend in San Jose before moving on to the Puerto Viejo area, so I wanted a hotel close to all the sites. The location did not disappoint, but I would not recommend the Balmoral for longer stays. My room was pretty depressing with one little window. The bed was uncomfortable, and the room's location at the end of the hall meant a lot of noise from the street filtered in. Otherwise, the continental breakfast was decent. I appreciated the wifi in the lobby and the presence of an ATM downstairs.
- 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