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“Just OK...”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Presidente

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Hotel Presidente
Ranked #5 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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“Just OK...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

The hotel is located right in downtown San Jose....which I really didn't like. the gym is really basic, there is no swimming pool, and the room is just fine but nothing fancy. I wouldn't suggest staying here unless you have to stay in the downtown area.

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

This hotel was very clean and conveniently located in the heart of San Jose.
The front desk staff was helpful. We felt safe and enjoyed our stay.

Just one tip, the GPS does not properly locate the hotel. It is accessible on the next parallel street over.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Stayed here our first night in San Jose. Hotel, though difficult to locate (even with GPS) is right in the heart of downtown with private gated parking lot. It is situated right on the Pedestrian Walk--a must see--in San Jose.

Amenities are great, it is a high dollar hotel, with good breakfast in the morning. We didn't eat any other meals there, opting for a Soda in the Mercado Central instead.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

As an airline employee, I've stayed all over the world. The Presidente is second to none. Professional staff, great service. Extremely safe. Great place to start or finish your vacation. Excellent traditional Costa Rican breakfast. Located in the heart of San Jose.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

My friend and I recently stayed here on our visit to Costa Rica. We were more than impressed with the wonderful and very accommodating staff. It was my friend's birthday and they upgraded our room to a suite and surprised my friend with a delicious Birthday treat! We were there for only one night but we did come back again to dine in the restaurant for dinner. The food was mucho deliciouso! I had the Casado de Chuleta and it was the perfect meal to end our short but fabulous trip to Central America. I would definitely stay in this hotel again, not only for its central location but for the clean, stylish decor, and its amazingly helpful staff!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Courtesy staff, excellent food,clean rooms and e very spacious excellent location in the center of San Jose. Fair Price if is compared with the high cost of living in Costa Rica. Safe for walking in the Boulevard until 8 p.m. after that use taxis services to move around, the Hotel provide it the services for a fair price. The surrounding are crowded with pedestrian and the traffic is crazy. Do not wear expensive jewelry and watches while you are sightseeing. The price of every thing is equivalent to US prices, but the fruits and natural juices that are very cheap and delicious. The Bar Restaurant at the Hotel is excellent and the staff try to satisfied you every time. Specially Diego that is very well educated and friendly. Same with Olger at the front desk.
Is a good place to stayed and you will be pleased.

Room Tip: Rooms to face South have better view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

This was our last hotel in Costa Rica before flying back home. A bit hard to find with our rented car. Private parking at the back of the hotel. Situated in the very center in a pedestrian road. For a city hotel, this is really a perfect hotel with a perfect staff.

Room Tip: Some rooms do not have outside windows. If you are claustrofobic, do mention it and they respect thi...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Presidente

Property: Hotel Presidente
Address: Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in San Jose
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#8 Family Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Presidente 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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 
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Also Known As:
Presidente San Jose
Hotel Presidente Costa Rica/San Jose

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