If you prefer authentic, traditional local charm over the multinational formula driven hotel chains, this is the place. Thoroughly clean with plenty of polished wood furniture and floors. The hotel restaurant is stylish with open patio doors and outdoor seating just above a lively retail district - and great food.
Staff and security are excellent. Unfortunately a driver dispatched by the hotel failed to connect with my colleague who arrived before me. Although I had prepaid the room, he ended up spending the evening at another hotel. When we returned to San Jose for our return flight after ten days and informed them about the incident, Shirley at the front desk was totally accommodating and offered a free upgrade to a superior room. I really didn't have much of a case, but good customer service was consistent with all the staff that we encountered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Full of Life, Where Everything is Within Reach! The Balmoral is a lively, full service, landmark hotel located on the famous Central Avenue in the historical and vibrant heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica and only 10 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). The Balmoral is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Within walking distance of the hotel, you will find San Jose's main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks, as well as some of city's best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities. From the hotel, you can also take a wide variety of one-day tours to discover Costa Rica's natural beauties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balmoral Hotel San Jose