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Hotel Presidente

Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, Costa Rica
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  • Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
    0.2 km
  • 3 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 2 days ago
In the heart of the city
We spent two nights here. Our room was huge with a sitting area... more
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Stony Plain, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights here. Our room was huge with a sitting area and two beds. The bathroom was very large with a whirlpool tub. The wifi was very good. The floors are tile which brings a side efffect of a lot of noise when suit cases or cleaning carts are rolled over them. Our room opened to an open...

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Yes, the hotel opened in 1963 and was founded by two gentlemen who migrated from Poland and Austria and met in Costa Rica. The mural is underway, and should be finished in a few days. Looks fantastic! We are proud of the artists and the hard work.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Earthy and funky, this is a modern boutique hotel that lets you escape from the craziness of the streets of lively San José. The restaurant and bar served excellent dinner and drinks - we had to leave early morning so did not experience the breakfast. The rooms are very simple and sparsely decorated, however the cleanliness and spaciousness were well...

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Holden, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A 45 min. taxi ride brought us from the airport to city center - glad we weren't driving! The small parking area in front of the hotel entrance, on a side street near Central Ave., looked to me like a back entrance, but it's not. Check-in is 2 floors up, with all common areas on this level. A restaurant, where...

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Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was terrific, the front desk wonderful, and the free breakfast awesome. Very reasonable also. A find. They could not have been more accommodating, and gave us a discounted rate when we needed to book another room. If possible book directly with them for a better deal.

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

We really appreciate such an enthusiastic endorsement. Thank your staying at the Presidente.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Hotel Presidente for four nights in the heart of dirty San Jose, Costa Rica. The ride into the city was about 20 minutes from the airport around 10:30 pm. The lobby was nice, clean and comfortable but you will spend little time there. Next, was the check in which was smooth. Most of the workers there...

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

We are sorry that we could not meet your expectations. We would love to hear your suggestions on how to improve our breakfast, as many guests rave about it and you can see this in other reviews. The scaffolding is an art project where a wonderful mural by a local artist is underway, and should be finished within days.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very high quality hotel with stylish twists everywhere you look. The bar could be a little more inviting and the breakfast was adequate but not amazing in quality or range available but fine. The rooms, at least the ones we and our friends stayed in, were excellent. Huge and spacious with a lounge area, spacious bathroom and separate toilet and...

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please visit us soon, so you can enjoy the new bar in the fourth floor, Azotea Calle 7, and see if we can exceed your expectations as far as bar, restaurant and view goes. Hope to see you back at The Presidente soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

i stayed here as 1 of 2 leaders of a grp of about 30 university students from Singapore in the 1st half of december. so we were a lg grp, with many, varied demands. this place exceeded my expectations. that said, the other leader was the one who made the reservations, so i can't comment on how that process was....

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Staff could not have been nicer. There is a full complement of clean young men and women behind the front desk who are eager to help with any issue. I asked for a larger room using booking.com and the room was enormous and clean. Much more than I needed or expected. This is not a new hotel but other...

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement of our hotel. We do hope you can visit again, and this time dine with us at the new restaurant!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here three times and I didn't really have any criticisms until the third stay, when we had a room on the sixth floor. None of the rooms we were in had a good view (scaffolding complete with a worker right outside the window, anyone?) but the room on the sixth floor looked out onto the emergency staircase and...

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Just to clarify. The scaffolding is part of an art project, in which the hotel has provided the facade as a canvas for a Costa Rican artist to paint his mural. This is part of a movement to beautify San Jose, and over 60 entries were submitted, with an eventual winner selected by a panel...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely stay here again. The staff was standout friendly, the breakfast was probably too good because I couldn't stop eating and the space was well appointed. San Jose would not have been the same without this as a home base!

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Mario M, Owner at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review

Well, this is definitely a first! We are glad that you think breakfast is too good. We are always happy to exceed our guest's expectations. Thank you

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Presidente

Address: Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: ₹ 5,937 - ₹ 10,032 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Presidente 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Presidente San Jose
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