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glasgow
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our last night in Costa Rica before heading back to U.K. and we wanted to sample San Jose Difficult to locate as a great deal of roads are one way and , once again poor signage. Lovely reception area Rooms small but adequate Bar / restaurant not very inspiring although breakfast was plentiful The menu for evening meals was limited...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here one night on a quick visit to the city. The room was comfortable and clean if a bit sparsely furnished. It was a bit hard to find driving in to town from the airport. Only complaint was my room facing the street was noisy. Breakfast was included and was very good with a nice assortment of food. All...

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

Thank you for your review. From now on, it is impossible to miss the Hotel Presidente. The very colorful artistic mural that spans the three faces of the hotel is a sure mark.

Centennial
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location if you want to be in the City. Right next to shopping and food district and local attractions. The staff was excellent! Laura was extremely nice and helpful! Breakfast was good as well. You are close to the shops and construction sites, so can be noisy in certain rooms. **Remember it is not advisable to be out in...

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Thank G S
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nicely decorated common areas. Excellent breakfast with great coffee. The rooms are fine and clean, but the decor is a bit dull. The roof terrace is under construction. Very central location close to museums and restaurants.

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

Thank you very much for your review. The rooftop restaurant and terrace is complete. We are just putting the finishing touches on decoration and the menus for the grand opening. Please come back to see it and enjoy the ambiance, the great food, and the spectacular views.

Yeovil
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here at the beginning of a wildlife tour. The traffic to San Jose is horrific but that's normal so live with it. When you get to the Presidente, you will be pleasantly surprised by its easy, informal and welcoming atmosphere and quirky modern touches. My large bedroom had excellent climate control, comfy bed, excellent shower and loads of...

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

Thank you for your great review. We agree that location is key to your stay at the Presidente. Glad that you enjoyed your stay. As for traffic in San Jose, yes, it can be challenging at times.

Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location in very busy city. Adjacent to pedestrian only area. Staff was extremely helpful. The hotel has a very hip (industrial) vibe. Room was a good size and very clean although showed ware in some places. Really good breakfast.

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Rockville, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Presidente Hotel is in downtown San Jose, only a block and a half from the Museo del Oro and the Opera House and in walking distance from other attractions. The rooms are clean, but modest and prices moderate. I recommend Cafe Chelles on the same block as the hotel.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two single nights - one at either end of an 8 day tour and the experience of our rooms was very different - the first was spacious, two double beds, great view - the second little more than a single room with a double bed squeezed in - view of scaffolding covered in fabric. Thanks goodness...

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

Thank you for your review. We definitely have a garden, featuring fruit trees, flowers and a grass covered terrace. It is not yet open to the public, and access for now is restricted, so perhaps you visited another area of the hotel? There is a terrace on the 8th floor, and yes, this one does not have a garden.

San Francisco, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We live 40 minutes outside of San Jose but in the 4+ years we have lived here in Costa Rica we have never visited the capital city. Our hotel was right downtown which made everything easy to get to. The standard room was fine for us and the included breakfast buffet was very good. If I had to think of...

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Estes Park, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

The kind and helpful staff at Hotel Presidente made stay so nice. The space available in the lobby was so cozy and comfortable for our group to meet together and visit. The decor was fresh and modern. The breakfasts were wonderful! A great hotel!

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

We love your review! Thank you very much! has been uploaded to our internal communications page, as a top motivational commentary.

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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: $112 - $173 (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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#1 Casino Hotel in San Jose
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#8 Family Hotel in San Jose
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“You could ask for a room away from the Avenida Central - but the soundproofing is adequate.”
 of 5 bubbles YeovilSarah, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask to avoid the scaffolding whilst this is still in place”
 of 5 bubbles hayleyo5, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a room on an upper floor as there is some street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Werner48, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I hope the higher up you go the less street noise you'd hear.”
 of 5 bubbles EileenVeronicaT, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The desk clerks are very knowledgeable.”
 of 5 bubbles drronline, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
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