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£44+
| Good - 378 reviews
0.5 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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With a stay at Grand Hotel Costa Rica, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member in San Jose, you'll be minutes from Gold Museum and National Theater. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Central Park and San Jose Parque Central. Make yourself at home in one of the 107 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wireless Interne...
Overall Rating - Good - 378 reviews
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Poor 1.0
27 Oct 2013 Posted by Stephanie

I DON'T KNOW. I booked it for my retreat clients & once I came back home to Los Angeles is when I found out that the hotel said they had no such booking & now I have to reimburse them. Embarrassing to me as the producer of this retreat.

You need to reiburse me. I booked other rooms at this hotel for the rest of my students on TRAVELOCITY & they had no problems getting into their rooms.

Excellent 10.0
5 Oct 2013 Posted by Donna

GREAT location, friendly/helpful staff, good tour desk. And, the covered veranda for open air meals and drinks is not to be beat! Loved this hotel.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica
£54+
| Excellent - 915 reviews
1.2 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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Relax and Unwind at the Radisson Hotel San José, Costa Rica. Boasting a convenient location near the historic city center, the Radisson Hotel San Jose, Costa Rica offers comfortable accommodations in the city's vibrant financial, commercial and government district. The hotel is also close to major attractions including the National Theatre, Golden Museum and...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 915 reviews
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Excellent 9.0
13 May 2014 Posted by Charles

the shower controls where broken when I arrived but were fixed right away

Excellent 9.0
20 Feb 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The food in the restaurant was excellent. Also the staff was cordial and helpful.

The lighting in the room was very dim, especially on the night table. It made it very difficult to read in bed.

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
£54+
| Excellent - 405 reviews
0.7 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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Enjoy San Jose, Costa Rica from Hotel's Location Nestled in the heart of Central America, San Jose promises an exotic and beautiful getaway, and thanks to the Holiday Inn Hotel San Jose - Aurola, guests staying with us experience an excellent location in the midst of this lovely city. If you're traveling to San Jose for business, you'll be pleased to know th...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 405 reviews
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OK 5.3
12 Mar 2014 Posted by Anonymous

promptness of staff to assist

bathroom didn't have a hair dryer toilet wasn't flushing properly shower only had hot water.. had to call service

Excellent 10.0
30 Sep 2013 Posted by Jameela

Beautiful view. Services, cleanliness, friendly people, helpful. Food very good. Charmed

No

I cant say enough about the good services and the friendliness of the people. The price was fantastic, and everyone was helpful. The girls at the front desk, booking the tours and explaining the tours, they were efficient and friendly. They were always happy. All the people I encountered were happy.
Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
£48+
| Excellent - 739 reviews
2.0 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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The Barcelo San Jose Palacio***** hotel, selected as the best business hotel in the Costa Rican capital, has its own Conference Centre with capacity for over 1,000 people, and is appropriate for hosting any type of meeting or conference. This 5-star hotel is situated in an excellent location, just 3 km from Tobias Bolanos airport and the centre of the city...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 739 reviews
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Excellent 8.6
18 Jun 2014 Posted by George

The facilities where in excellent condition and it's a true 4+ star hotel. The staff was wonderful and I will be back for my next business trip to Costa Rica.

The location is terrible to get into with the intersection.

Poor 1.0
10 May 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The food.

Rarely do submit reviews, however this particular hotel deserves the effort. I'll put this as plainly as possible. I wouldn't stay here again if I were forced by gunpoint. I'd rather take my chances with the gunman.. I sincerely hope this signifies my overall disdain for this property.
Barcelo San Jose Palacio
£50+
| Excellent - 392 reviews
0.6 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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"The Hotel Full of Life Where Everything is Within Reach" Located in the historical and lively heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, right on Avenida Central, Costa Rica’s most famous and visited pedestrian-boulevard and only 11 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport, the Balmoral is an independent, four star, full service, Art Deco landm...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 392 reviews
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Good 8.0
26 May 2013 Posted by kburly
We stayed 2 nights at the Balmoral as part of our 8 day trip.  The hotel was very clean and easy to find with the GPS in our rental car.  Parking was easy as we pulled into the garage and the gentleman took care of parking it for us.  We stayed on the 3rd floor.  The room was clean and comfortable except the bed.  The mattress itself was extremely hard.  WiFi available in the room, mini bar.  We had trouble with the safe located inside the room.  We called the front desk and they had someone up immediately to take care of the situation.  The halls were very quiet; day and night.  We slept with the windows open one night and never heard a peep.  Our windows looked out into a small courtyard area.  We only ate one breakfast there as we had an early morning rafting trip one day.  It consisted of eggs (made to order), pancakes, rice and beans, fruit, cereals, pastries and juice.  Definitely a plus that it is included in your hotel stay!  There are several shops located inside the hotel.  W...
Excellent 9.0
24 Apr 2013 Posted by Prince

The location was great. The rooms were slightly above average. But the staff, in particular Shirley, was awesome. I would stay there again just for her pleasantries.

We were upgraded, so those are the rooms I rated. The rooms we would normally get, like the one we reserved in person, would not have rated as highly for the price.

Great location. Center of downtown San Jose. Excellent staff. Only average rooms.
Balmoral Hotel
£35+
| Excellent - 445 reviews
0.8 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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With a stay at Hotel Santo Tomas, you'll be centrally located in San Jose, steps from Morazan Park and minutes from Jade Museum. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Parque Espana and Gold Museum. Stay in one of 30 guestrooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programm...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 445 reviews
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Good 8.0
31 May 2014 Posted by Jason

Clean, nice, excellent staff and locked parking.

Parking wasn't free.

Mediocre 3.0
2 Dec 2013 Posted by Cindy

1.The staff was great. 2. Checkout at 12 pm 3.Good Breakfast.

1. The room had no A/C. 2. Internet Setup was horrible. 3. Prostituion right outside the hotel. 4. No on is allow in your room.Seriously I'm staying at a hotel not a prison. 5. Everything looks super old. The bathroom look like they were build in 1

1. The room had no A/C and the ceiling fan are so high that you barely feel the air. 2. Internet Setup was horrible. Please hire a professional IT company to take a look into it. 3. There was prostituion activity right outside the hotel. 4. No one is allowed in your room.Seriously, I'm staying at a hotel not a prison. 5. Everything looks super old. The bathroom look like they were build in 1960s. A few upgradeswould make the place look cleaner and nicer. For example, the shower curtain should be replace. 6. The bartender needs some training. I bought a $10 margarita and had to throw it out. 7. The Jacuzzi water was cold. Eith...
Hotel Santo Tomas
£50+
| Excellent - 66 reviews
0.4 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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With a stay at Rincón del Valle Hotel & Suites in San Jose, you'll be minutes from La Salle Natural Science Museum and close to Museum of Costa Rican Art. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and Mercado Central. Make yourself at home in one of the 41 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wirele...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 66 reviews
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Good 8.0
22 Feb 2012 Posted by Ein verifizierter Reisender
very clean and up to date. most of staff was nice. clerk was a little short with answers
Good 8.0
4 Oct 2011 Posted by Bill81
Small, 42-room hotel. Free breakfast, lunch and dinner prices are at least = to US (if not more) but good quality. Least expensive room on interior, skylighted hall - to my mind a little depressing if you have to spend any significant time there during the day. Wifi throughout. Gym amounts to a treadmill, an elliptical, and weight- training equip all very satisfactory quality. Be prepared to take a taxi for any significant distance. US currency seemed to be accepted everywhere.
Rincón del Valle Hotel & Suites
£79+
| Excellent - 98 reviews
4.2 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 98 reviews
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Excellent 9.3
11 Feb 2014 Posted by Paul

The staff was excellent, both professional and friendly.

Food server coughed at the omelet station. Although they made a huge improvement in the oatmeal after my instructions, they can go a little further still.

Good 8.0
22 Feb 2012 Posted by Ein verifizierter Reisender
we were there only overnight. everything seemed good and there was a full kitchen,including dishwasher in room!
Residence Inn San Jose Escazu
£51+
| Excellent - 213 reviews
4.5 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 213 reviews
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Good 8.0
31 Jan 2011 Posted by Jon
Nice hotel, modern and in good condition. The staff is really customer friendly, which makes it a more enjoyable visit. We did not dine in the hotel, but tried two of the restaurants in the plaza next door (italian and Peruvian), with favorable reviews of each place. I would certainly stay here again.
Excellent 10.0
2 Jun 2010 Posted by Freddy
nice hotel and very well located in the Escazu area.
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Escazu
£52+
| Excellent - 126 reviews
0.4 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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You'll be centrally located in San Jose with a stay at Hotel Le Bergerac, minutes from San Pedro Mall and National Museum. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of University of Costa Rica and Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. Make yourself at home in one of the 25 guestrooms. Rooms have private patios where you can take in garden and mou...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 126 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
31 Oct 2012 Posted by VCP78
Recommended as a hotel for families with children ... no casinos and the night life that comes with them. My wallet with documents and passport was 'lost' in a taxi when we were dropped off in front of the hotel. The staff went the extra mile in an attempt to help us recover it by contacting the radio stations which taxi drivers listen to ... something a tourist would not have known to do. Spanish not required. The kindness and respectfullness from all the staff made our stay a pleasent one.
Excellent 10.0
26 Sep 2012 Posted by Passport2Go
Hotel Le Bergerac was our home base for our Costa Rican 8 day excursion with dear friends. We stayed there on the recommendation of a couple who have been to Costa Rica and stayed at Hotel Le Bergerac six (6) times. We can't WAIT to go back! The staff truly became our family. The rooms were clean, comfortable & spacious. Each room has a private balcony and/or private outdoor terrace. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The complimentary Tico breakfast with local fruit, eggs, beans, rice and coffee/tea was delicious. The Hotel Le Bergerac is in the heart of the city, yet we felt like we were in the country. Rooms were very quiet. Suzanne, Charlotte, NC
Hotel Le Bergerac
£54+
| Good - 13 reviews
1.2 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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Tryp by Wyndham properties are found all over the globe in cosmopolitan cites to quaint towns, at beaches and in the mountain ranges, along highways and near airports.  Many conveniences are standard at these properties such as our free daily breakfast, high speed access.  We provide comfort and sensational service at the Best Value. 100% smoke free propert...
Overall Rating - Good - 13 reviews
Excellent 10.0
24 Jun 2014 Posted by brad

The staff: Susan, Carolina, Gia, Manuel, Jorge, Rafael and the rest whose names I didn't get, were amazing! Very pleased with their courteousness, and knowledge of the area! Very helpful with our needs as well!

Only, there was no pool. Other than that, nothing!

Good 8.0
12 Jul 2013 Posted by pamelak
Very nice hotel: clean, nicely appointed rooms, good breakfast, excellent location. I thought it was very good value for the money.
Tryp San Jose Sabana
£55+
| Good - 442 reviews
2.4 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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This full-service San Jose, Costa Rica hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions including the Costa Rican Art Museum, the Braulio Carrillo National Park and the Poas Volcano. Whether traveling on business or just taking a trip for fun, the BEST WESTERN Irazu Hotel & Casino offers all of the amenities and conveniences to ensure a worry free...
Overall Rating - Good - 442 reviews
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Good 7.0
11 Feb 2014 Posted by Timothy
Everything was good except when I asked for something from a bag that was stored, I did not tip. I was thinking I will tip when I get the bags an hour later. This was a mistake. When I did need my bags, the front counter had me wait for 20 minutes before they called for the bags. This was purposeful. When they did call, the bell hop was curt as he took me back to the storage room and pointed at the bags with no offer to help with them. I wanted help as my shoulder had recently been operated on and I wanted to tip, but was given no opportunity to do so.
Excellent 10.0
23 Jul 2013 Posted by Grlonthego
I have stayed at this hotel three times for two weeks during each stay.  I enjoy staying here because the staff are wonderful, friendly and very helpful.  i feel very safe as the security is always present. It's quiet during the day, the pool is nice and you have the option of laying in the sun or under a shady tree.  I even like the Denny's as the staff is also very friendly and attentive. There's a little shopping center about a block away with a grocery store, restaurant upstairs is very good.  There's also a restaurant across the road within walking distance that has good food. 
Best Western Irazu
£23+
| Excellent - 2 reviews
26.9 mi from Guapiles (city centre)
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Located a 5 minutes’ walk from Avenida Central with restaurants, bars and shops, colonial-style Costa Rica Guesthouse offers free Continental breakfast, coffee and tea. Guests can avail of complimentary Wi-Fi and private parking. The spacious rooms feature private or shared bathrooms with shower. Costa Rica Guesthouse serves breakfast in its Common Lou...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 2 reviews
Excellent 10.0
11 Jul 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Free coffee and hot tea 24/7

No TV or ac in room :(

Huge rooms. Great price
Excellent 8.6
11 Jun 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Friendly sttaf, good location in the main city. It has breakfast

Maybe for some an air conditioner will be necessary.

Costa Rica Guesthouse
£55+
| Excellent - 189 reviews
28.1 mi from Guapiles (city centre)
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With a stay at Apartotel La Sabana in San Jose, you'll be minutes from Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and close to Museum of Costa Rican Art. This family-friendly aparthotel is within close proximity of Sabana Park and Estadio Nacional. Make yourself at home in one of the 32 air-conditioned rooms featuring plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet acce...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 189 reviews
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Apartotel La Sabana
£26+
| OK - 159 reviews
0.9 mi from San Jose (city centre)
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Thanks to our location in the aristocratic neighborhood Amón, our customers will enjoy all the facilities for transportation around Costa Rica as well to live the culture and nightlife of San Jose. With the best comfort and kindness that you enjoy in our hotel at the best price We have spacious rooms with all amenities to make your stay in San Jose is as...
Overall Rating - OK - 159 reviews
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Good 8.0
27 Aug 2011 Posted by Richard
It was a pleasant surprise to see that the inside of the hotel was a vast improvement on the external appearance. A nicely decorated foyer and guest lounge area. Rooms are pleasant but smallish. Shower was hot and with a good spray, which is not common in Central Am. It was of concern that the room had no aircon, but it didn't seem to matter. The location is good with a bridk 10 min walk to Plaza de la Cultura. The surroundings are not particularly inviting but we didn't worry about walking around at night. Most actvity is near the plaza, but there are some cool restaurants nearby, including a particularly lively American-owned pub
OK 6.0
8 Jul 2011 Posted by Cyndi
The hotel really is not in the best area of San Jose, right on the outskirts of the city. There was really nothing around it at all. The main square was about a 10 minute walk which was fine during the day, but I would not recommend doing so at night. The hotel staff was not very helpful and forgot to do wakeup calls, which you needed since none of the clocks had batteries in them, and they didnt have any at the desk. The room itself was not bad, just the basics. Shower was the best part, and I hope you dont want ice because there is none, even though there is a bucket. I'd probably never stay here again and I wouldnt tell anyone else to, but it was a place to stay at the end of a long day.
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