We stayed at the Balmoral as part of a Gate 1 tour. The hotel is everything you could want, with crisp sheets and fluffy down comforters, a great shower, lovely appointments, wi-fi in the rooms, and a great breakfast buffet. It also has a garage for guests, which was convenient since we had a rental car. The hotel is set in a lively pedestrian area with nearby museums. The only minus: we had hoped to find an authentic "tico" eatery in the neighborhood, but no one could direct us to one; we only saw fast food joints and pastry/coffee shops. It was raining, so we ate in the hotel restaurant, which was good -- but not what we were looking for.
- 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