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“Best location in San Jose” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel El Maragato

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Hotel El Maragato
Ranked #43 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
St. Pete, Fl
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best location in San Jose”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Just stayed here for the third time. This place is a hidden gem right in the heart of downtown, a minute's walk from the Teatro Nacional and right in front of the Gran Hotel. The price is great for the area. The hotel is not at all fancy, but everything is clean and neat. Breakfast is not the greatest, however, but it's free with the room. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the back side, not facing Calle Central, for less noise.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Kali75
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Once again it's still a great place to stay. Everyone here make you feel at home. Great staff. Great manger!!!! If you stay down town San Jose close to everthing. Try this GREAT HOTEL !! One again thanks for the great stay.

Al H Digness

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Digness
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Once again super great place. I stay at this hotel all the time. The staff are the very best. When your here they make you feel like your home. The manger Luis also makes sure your stay is great. Any problems and he will get it fix for you. If you need to find a place. All the staff try to help , like finding the bus, or a taxi. Very very helpful staff. Rooms with air. Very clean. Price is good ,right in the center close to everything. You coming to Costa Rica and San Jose. It's your home away from home. Thanks again Luis for everything!!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Digness
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San Diego, California
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

A centrally located hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica, right in the pedestrian second avenue, near the National Theater. Clean, large rooms. Reasonable priced, breakfast included. Clean basic rooms with satellite TV. Only complaint is that you have to run the hot water for several minutes to have it warm. Ask for rooms far from the street, since the street becomes very noisy early in the morning.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms far from the street, since noise starts very early in the morning.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Alberto P
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Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Once again my stay was the very best. The rooms are always clean. The a/c always works great. Out of 1 to 10. I rate this hotel 9. Your right in the center of all the fun day or night. Thanks once again to all the staff that made my stay great.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Digness
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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2008

I stayed three nights at the hotel, after two nights at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica, which only has a much nicer lobby. Changed Hotels due to the preponderance of large, boorishly behaved North American 'tour' groups. Not at all civilized! Happily, the rooms at the Maragato were much cleaner and better kept than the Gran Hotel. The bed was newer with nice, clean white sheets, and the bathroom was spic and span. Yes, there was plenty of hot water, too! The front desk staff were obliging and professional. Didn't use the restaurant, but it looked just fine. The location of the hotel is great (I got a room with a balcony overlooking the pedestrian Avenida Central), and it was nice to sit outside and watch the world go by. Will stay there again when in San Jose.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Antonio Banderas wasn't in the house.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank CarefullyConsidered
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Toronto
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2007

This was the best value in San Jose. Its in a great location, right downtown on one of the more central avenues. The hotel concierge was very helpful, spoke excellent English. He showed us the room before we took it. The room was nice clean and reasonably priced. The room included continental breakfast in the morning and the waiters were very nice and friendly. They have security that stay in the lobby at night and they lock the doors. I would definitely stay here again and I would recommend it over the Gran Costa Rican which was down the street.

Stayed October 2007
Helpful?
4 Thank orbit001
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Additional Information about Hotel El Maragato

Property: Hotel El Maragato
Address: Avenida Central, Calle 1 and 3, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Maragato 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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