Conveniently located to the Cathedral, National Theatre, Gold Museum, Mercado Central, National Museum, Jade Museum, dining options, and parks. Neighborhood is not scenic and is questionable after dark, but I was with a group and never felt unsafe. I believe I was in an updated room, and they were painting the hall and other rooms on my floor as I was there. I had an interior room, so no view, but that was probably better than being on the noisy street side. Key cards stopped working daily, but the desk staff was helpful and friendly. Meeting room was set nicely and the hotel was clean. Breakfast was decent - much better than the other hotel in which I stayed in C.R. Restaurant offered an OK variety of food for other meals. Bar was nice and offered live music. I utilized the pharmacy on the first floor, so that was convenient. I would send my group back there.
- 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