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“Clean, small, A/C, great service, excellent location, decent breakfast.”

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Morazan Hotel & Casino
Ranked #55 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Clean, small, A/C, great service, excellent location, decent breakfast.”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Being a young couple late 20's recently engaged we spent our first night at this hotel. We got 2 nights at this hotel included in our flight so it was an extra two days in San Jose.

It was a good hotel. Friendly service, good hospitality, excellent location, decent view from fourth floor. Two streets away from the Grand Hotel which we stayed for one night. It was clean, well maintained and super inexpensive.

I recommend it for 1 or 2 nights in the city.

Do not come here if you expect high class or resort style rooms. It is a small city hotel which is worth it.

  • Stayed August 2012
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VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Good Location, Generally Friendly Efficient Staff- Casino Downstairs open all Night- Reasonably good breakfast- A little rough around the edges- Colorful- Good value for the money- AC and TV-white tile in the bathroom- shower hot and cold hard to regulate
Music from the bars at night was a little to much- The only window was boarded up- There are better rooms than the one they gave me.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2012

If you just want a roof over your head this hotel is for you. This place is moldy and not too clean. The staff is a mixed bag as well. The desk person was very nice but the bell man not so much. This hotel is very busy with the working girls so i would not recommend this place for families. In addition, if they are overbooked they will send you to their sister hotel which does seem very similar and it is virtually impossible to get your money back if you prefer not to stay at that sister hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Pittsburg, CA
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

The hotel is located couple of blocks from Plaza de Cultura and Teatro Nacional. There are banks, shops, galleries and restaurants nearby. The area seems very safe. The hotel has its own casino and restaurant. Rooms could use some updating but are adequate for the price. Despite being in the center of town I had decent quiet night with not much noise from outside. The free wireless worked for some time and then disappeared. Breakfast was included and omelette I ordered freshly prepared and tasty.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Pattaya, Thailand
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55 reviews
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Reviewed April 29, 2010

Well what can I say about this hotel? The best thing it has going for it is the price and it's clean. If you are looking for no thrills accommodation that is central to the nightlife, shopping, and restaurants then this is probably your best bet for <$60 a night standard room.

-Charge extra for breakfast/room safe
-free wireless internet
-in house casino (change $ to colonas)
-satellite TV
-showers w/plenty hot water.
-guest friendly
-Staff friendly (Angie/Yuri are the best)
-book tours through them.

Rooms are rather small and very outdated w/noisy aircon units and also might find it hard to sleep if you go to bed early. (noisy outside and in house bar are the main culprits)

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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Everglades
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Reviewed April 4, 2009

You can't go wrong if you are a single male traveler on a tight budget. The Morazan does need a face lift, and a deep cleaning. As mentioned previously, the staff is a big help, especially Angie and the heavy set bellman.
I disagree with the review that says the Morazan is located in a safe neighborhood.
Yes, during the day you are safe;- but in the evening the creeps are roaming the streets looking for soft targets. Spend the $6 and put your money and passport in the room safe. Carry a photo copy of your passport at all times.
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  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
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vancouver, bc
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Reviewed March 13, 2009

Everytime Im passing through San Jose, I stay at the Morazan. San Jose is not really the kind of city you want to stay in more than one night, but if you want to explore the city, the Morazan is a great location. Its one block away from the main shopping area, and is in a pretty safe area. The front desk staff are what make this hotel one of my favorites. Always very helpful, and for those of you who dont speak Spanish, they speak english. The rooms have hot showers, huge bonus if youve been mostly backpacking and staying in hostels. I will mention, however, that, unfortuneatly, you will witness young prostitutes go upstairs with old, American men on a regular basis. Prostitution is legal there. You will see them hanging around there and the Del Rey hotel, down the street. And the streets of San Jose get quite loud at night. If your looking for quiet and romantic, dont stay here. As I indicated, the Morazan is great place, when passing thru. This hotel is also pretty central to all the major bus terminals, and the front desk will call you a cab and explain to them where to take you (if you dont know spanish).

  • Stayed February 2006, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Morazan Hotel & Casino

Property: Morazan Hotel & Casino
Address: 1st avenue & 7th Street | 75 meters South from the Morazán Park kiosc, San José, Costa Rica, San Jose 7712-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Casino Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Morazan Hotel & Casino 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Jose, Costa Rica's capital city, is the ever–growing center of the country's urban lifestyle, and Morazan Hotel & Casino is right at the heart of it all. Whether you're looking to visit the city's landmarks, such as the National Theatre, learn about Costa Rican art, culture or history in one of our many museums, including the National and Jade Museums filled with wondrous pieces of aboriginal heritage, partake on business activities in one of the thousands of companies and institutions allocated in San Jose, enjoy the local and international gastronomy or simply have a good time making part of the city's nightlife, this is the place to be. At Morazan you don't stay with strangers, you visit friends, and we are always happy to do anything in our reach to make sure you have a wonderful time at our hotel. Whether you're here for a vacation, just spending one night or simply to enjoy a meal at Tropical Sport Bar & Restaurant, there will always be a smile waiting for you. 20 flat screen TVs and premium satellite cable let you enjoy all the major sports events at our Sport Bar & Restaurant, from the thrill of the Super Bowl to the adrenaline of a UFC fight, our delicious menu is the perfect companion for a perfect evening. Are you feeling lucky? Casino Tropical on our main floor is open 24/7 to let you test your luck in our variety of slot machines and card games, so you can win big without ever even leaving the building. With the friendliest staff in San Jose and one of the best menus for a casino of its class, the biggest risk you take is wanting to move in with us permanently. Contact us to learn more about our personalized services for groups or businesses, such as special meal plans, a fully equipped conference room, an upcoming business center and much more. We can't wait for you to visit us, so make your reservation now! Morazan. More than a client, a friend. ... more   less 
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