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Balmoral Hotel

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Christopher / Yara and the entire front desk staff were awesome. The housekeeping is great and helpful. I stayed here 2 weekends in a row and I will be back in January again. I loved the location of the hotel. Located right in the middle of the city. GREAT PLACE BALMORAL..

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Our room had no windows and the bathroom was damp and dingy. The property itself and the location was fine, breakfast was typical for Costa Rica. Just be wary of what room they try to put you in. Free calls to the US was a very nice touch though.

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Great hotel. Clean rooms/beds. Walking distance to the shopping market and restaurants. No complaints. Would recommend to anyone. Breakfast was great and the small hotel cafe was great as well. Also a Starbucks around the corner :p

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 December 2015

It was a nice choice Balmoral hotel. It's nice, clean & the employees at the front desk very nice and with a great attitude. I definitely would stay again &again, the location is just in the heart of the city I love it

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We were in Costa Rica for our son's wedding on the Nicoya Peninsula. We stayed at the Balmoral Hotel the evening prior to traveling back to the US. The front desk personnel were extremely helpful when we arrived and even asked if we wanted a boxed breakfast before our early morning departure. We had good dinner in the restaurant at...

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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Staff is very friendly and helpful, they even helped us find the places we wanted to visit in San Jose. Only thing we didn't care too much for was the breakfast, there was a good selection, however the quality of the taste wasn't something we weren't crazy about. Apart from the breakfast the rooms were very nice and special thanks...

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Ringoes, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 December 2015

The hotel is centrally located downtown on a pedestrian walkway and near to museums and restaurants. The room was good-sized and very nice. Thick glass in windows keeps out street noise. The hotel restaurant serves very good food at moderate prices. An excellent buffet breakfast is included. I was most impressed by the very hospitable front desk staff, who were...

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Orange County, California
Reviewed 18 December 2015

This hotel doesn't look like much from the street, but it is very nice inside. The rooms were very clean and it offers a decent free breakfast in the morning in the beautiful garden-like restaurant. It is centrally located near the central market, China town and many other shops and bars. San Jose is not my favorite city, but I...

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Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Our stay here was everything we could hope for. Great and comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts. Room cleanliness was excellent as well as service, accompanied by the warmth of the Costa Rican people made this place one I'll recommend to everyone.

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 16 December 2015

When the cab driver drove up to the hotel, I was like WHOA...But once I got inside I was shocked with the decor, cleanness, staff and the size of the rooms. The staff was nice and understood English which was a plus. The rooms were nicely decorated and HUGE, with some English TV stations and the WIFI worked. The complimentary...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Balmoral Hotel

Address: Central Avenue between 7th & 9th Street, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $119 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in San Jose
#14 Business Hotel in San Jose
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
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