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Hotel Presidente
Ranked #5 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Stayed at Hotel Presidente for two nights at the end of November. Their customer service is excellent - prior to arriving, I exchanged several emails with Josue who accommodated our every need and even called to check on us upon arrival. We arranged for a taxi pickup at the airport, and they were there on time, which was wonderful. The location is excellent, right in the middle of everything, making us feel safe. The room was lovely, and the breakfast very good. I would heartily recommend this hotel to anyone spending time in San Jose.

Room Tip: Higher floor may have better view and would avoid some street noise.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

This was our first stay at Hotel Presidente. We tried it because Trip Advisor offered a coupon to stay/pay for 2 nights and get the 3rd night free. Glad we did. Rooms were large and bed comfortable. Free WiFi in the room and breakfast was included. Great location for walking to sightseeing, shopping and restaurants. Staff was friendly and helpful. Husband and I both had spa services and agree that the massage was one of the best we have had anywhere. Will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Our 6th floor room was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank pattib22
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

The hotel is located exactly on a main pedestrian commercial center, Avenida Central. Walk out the front door and you are right in the middle of a stream of local shoppers, tourists and restaurant goers. There is a great variety of food, shopping, bustling cafes and pubs, even a well run casino.

Walk a few blocks to the National Theater area and the Gold Museum. A few more blocks and you are at the Mercado Central, a typical place where local shoppers go, hundreds of small stalls and shops. We had coffee, bought some trinkets, local sauces to take home. One night we walked a couple blocks to a park, where some local musicians were playing some hot dance music, and the young crowd was dancing and enjoying the evening.

The hotel itself was well run, clean, and the jr suite we stayed in had two big rooms, and an outdoor jacuzzi on a deck overlooking the mountains surrounding San Jose. Pretty spectacular view and unusual experience, hearing the street life below, but insulated in the relaxing spa. There is a tasty breakfast buffet, local specialties, nice ambience. Overall great place to spend a few days after hitting the rain forest and beaches.

Room Tip: The front has more noise from the Avenida Central, but it calms down after 10:00 and is a pleasant b...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank John R
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Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here at the start and end of our two week trip to Costa Rica - it was clean, comfortable, centrally located near restaurants and bars and had helpful staff - they offered to arrange a packed breakfast when we had an early check out. They also had coffee and takeaway cups ready for ourselves and several other travellers in the same position.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

This hotel is a gem! Located on the pedestrian walkway it is the perfect place to explore San Jose on foot. The room was perfect, we had a double and a single bed in ours, table and chair. Wifi is free and very quick. The breakfast buffet, offers a wide variety of foods and cooked to order pancakes or omelets. The staff are very friendly and definitely customer oriented! Our room was very clean and the bed spotless and extremely comfortable. We stayed a week and couldn't fault anything, service, accomodation, food, location, price- we felt we had a winner!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

This place is far from the finest hotel or from being in the finest of locations but they sure do try hard. This was my second stay the Hotel Presidente in as many months. On both occasions I was impressed with their cleanliness, consistency and obvious desire to serve and please; from the parking attendant, to the front desk, food service and housekeeping staffs.
If your travels ever take you to San Jose Central, this hotel should top your list.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank DannyB1
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This cute hotel in the middle of San Jose was really great. Fantastic location - on the walkway street to all the parks, museums etc. The staff were like a family, breakfast the best we had in Costa Rica. The rooms are small but they have great city views. Great coffee and Hector at the bar knew where everything was. We could walk to the supermarket and stock up for the rest of our trip. Our rental car had a free parking spot right by the front door. The security is very good. Outstanding service at front desk and restaurant.

Room Tip: Top floors have a great view.
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Additional Information about Hotel Presidente

Address: Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in San Jose
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#8 Family Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: £65 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Presidente 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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 
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Presidente San Jose

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