The Presidente is, IMHO the best full service hotel in the heart of what is known as "Gringo Gulch" in downtown San Jose. This area is known for nightlife and oriented toward single males - i.e. gambling casinos and companionship for hire. The Presidente is probably the only hotel in that zone that actually offers the amenities and services of a traditional urban business hotel. They will allow you to bring friends back to your room for visits, but their policy is that only one friend can visit you at a time. The rooms are OK, nothing special, but not bad. It's comparable to a typical 3* hotel in a U.S. city. The main restaurant is above average for breakfast, but not very good for meals other than breakfast. It's a very short walk to the Blue Marlin and Key Largo bars, and several gambling casinos. They have a couple of PCs for free internet access for their guests. Parking is limited, so try not to rent a car for the days you will be staying in San Jose.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking