Let me first say that this hotel is in a perfect location, you are with-in walking distance of good restaurants, the museums, and the parks. This hotel is located approx one block from the Delray and Key Largo Bar ( for all the guys to have fun ) . The room was clean, no cockroaches as someone else stated. The only minus was if you have an outside room, you can hear all the street traffic. Closing your bathroom door solved that. The front desk staff was ok, the bellmen were awesome, they can get you anything, and I mean anything. The bar staff sucked, which was a disappointment since the bar is beautiful and over looks the main street. I guess thats what you can expect when the tip is included in your bill automatically. The restaurant downstairs looks nice and the breakfast reminds me of a mini vegas buffet. The one thing, and the big thing that will turn me away from this hotel in the future, is that they charge you $22usd per night for an extra guest fee. If it wasnt for this, I would return frequently. If you are going with family, I would reccomend. If your going for "other" reasons, I would stay somewhere else....
- 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