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Hotel Presidente

4 stars
Central Avenue Blvd 7th Street, San Jose, 0
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
166 reviews
Great location and hotel services

We stayed for one night in route. The service was wonderful - dried our wet clothing at no cost... See full review

  • Hammyham
  • Jul 23, 2014
Perfect for San Jose

Spent our first night here in San Jose. We decided to rent a car at the last minute and were... See full review

  • Jamison like the drink
  • Jul 23, 2014
Explore San Jose from hotel with central location, free breakfast

The Hotel Presidente sits at the heart of downtown San Jose, within a few blocks of the National Theater, Pre-Colombian Gold Museum and Central Market. A posh retreat in the capital's government and business district, the Hotel Presidente offers amenities to suit business and leisure travelers. Hotel Presidente guests receive a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning, free Wi-Fi access, and the hotel has a full-service spa and fitness center on-site.

Highlights
  • Walking distance to downtown attractions
  • Spa and fitness center
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • On-site casino with free drinks and hors d'oeuvres
Rooms

The Hotel Presidente features 92 guest rooms and suites. Standard guest rooms come with either single king-size beds or pairs of double beds, and suites boasts king-size beds and spacious living rooms. Spa rooms feature two-person Jacuzzi tubs. In-room amenities include laptop-size room safe, hair-dryer, air conditioning, LCD TV with cable, mini bar and free high-speed Internet access. Room service is available.

Features

Located at the heart of downtown San Jose, the Hotel Presidente boasts lushly designed interiors and relaxing amenities to provide guests a relaxing respite from their daily activities. The hotel features a fitness center and the on-site spa offers a full range of massages and body treatments (fees apply).


Guests can find a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning at the News Cafe, a casual restaurant that serves sandwiches and salads for lunch, and pasta and steak for dinner. Business travelers can stay connected with free Wi-Fi Internet access, and the hotel also offers complimentary computer terminals. Other on-site amenities include currency exchange, luggage storage and tour desk.

Transportation
  • Coca Cola Bus Station (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (11.5 mi/18.6 km)
Attractions
  • Pre-Colombian Gold Museum (1 block)
  • National Theater (Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica)(2 blocks)
  • Central Market (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art (2.4 mi/3.8 km)
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (30.8 mi/49.6 km)
Business
  • Computer terminals
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
Policies and fees
  • Non Smoking Policy: Due to Costa Rican law, city hotels are non smoking facilities.
  • Visitors Policy: As a safety and securtity measure, access to the guestroom floors of the Hotel is limited to registered guests only. Visitors are welcome to the ground level facilities and services.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Presidente Rooms

JUNIOR SUITE CITY VIEW

Newly renovated Junior Suites offer 570 - 650 square feet of spacious accommodations in a warm and inviting decor. Luxuriate in the comfort and convenience of separate living room and bedroom areas. Junior Suites feature a comfortable king size bed and outstanding mountain and city views.

In-Room Amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable/Satellite TV-color TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry service
  • Mini Bar
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Telephone and Voice Mail


  • STANDARD CITY VIEW

    The most traditional room type provides our guests with 215-375 square feet of living space. Standard Room offers Two Queen Beds or One King Size, making them ideal for both business and leisure travelers.

    In-Room Amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable/Satellite TV-color TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry service
  • Mini Bar
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Telephone and Voice Mail


  • STANDARD ROOM

    The most traditional room type provides our guests with 215-375 square feet of living space. Standard Room offers Two Queen Beds or One King Size, making them ideal for both business and leisure travelers.

    In-Room Amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable/Satellite TV-color TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry service
  • Mini Bar
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Telephone and Voice Mail


  • GRAND SPA SUITES

    Grand Spa Suites are truly inspired. These spectacular 650 square feet suites feature a glass enclosed two-person Jacuzzi, and are designed with your ultimate relaxation in mind.

    The Grand Spa Suite offers the spacious luxury of a king size bed, ample living room and a balcony offering unparalleled mountain views of San Jose's Central Mountain chain.
    JUNIOR SUITE TWO BEDS

    Newly renovated Junior Suites offer 570 - 650 square feet of spacious accommodations in a warm and inviting decor. Luxuriate in the comfort and convenience of separate living room and bedroom areas.Junior Suites feature Two Double Bed

    In-Room Amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable/Satellite TV-color TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry service
  • Mini Bar
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Telephone and Voice Mail


  • SPA ROOM SUITES

    Lavish Spa Rooms feature a two-person Jacuzzi. These rooms were designed with your relaxation and comfort in mind, and include a lounging area and a King Size Bed or Two Double Bed in an ample 480square feet space.

    In-Room Amenities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cable/Satellite TV-color TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Laundry service
  • Mini Bar
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safe in Room
  • Telephone and Voice Mail


  • Amenities

    • Free buffet breakfast
    • Free internet
    • Free parking
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Concierge
    Pet friendly
    Elevators
    Activities
    Fitness center or spa
    Fitness Center
    Casino
    Spa
    Dining
    Free buffet breakfast
    Bar/Lounge
    Restaurant
    24 hour room service
    Room service
    Services
    Business center
    Laundry service
    In-Room Safe
    Tour desk
    Conference facilities
    Doctor on call
    Currency exchange
    Internet
    Free internet
    Parking
    Free parking
    Accessibility
    Handicapped rooms/facilities
    Wheel chair access
    Accessible parking
    Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
    Wheelchair accessible elevators
    Ramp access to buildings

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    Hotel Map

    9.9336 -84.0752
    Area served
    Downtown, San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Nearby airports
  • Juan Santamara International Airport
  • Area description
    Bustling downtown San Jose houses Costa Ricas financial district, along with most governmental offices and institutions. The Central Avenue Boulevard and its surrounding parks and plazas have been called the biggest outdoor shopping center in Central America.

    Nearby points of interest

    • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 0.1 mi
    • Plaza de la Cultura: 0.1 mi
    • National Theater: 0.1 mi
    • Parque Espana: 0.2 mi
    • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 0.3 mi
    • Central Park (Parque Central): 0.3 mi
    • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 0.4 mi
    • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 0.5 mi
    • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 0.5 mi
    • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 0.6 mi
    • El Pueblo: 0.6 mi
    • Museo de los Ninos: 0.6 mi
    • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 1.6 mi
    • Correos de Costa Rica: 3.9 mi
    • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 4.3 mi
    • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 0.1 mi
    • Plaza de la Cultura: 0.1 mi
    • National Theater: 0.1 mi
    • Parque Espana: 0.2 mi
    • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 0.3 mi
    • Central Park (Parque Central): 0.3 mi
    • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 0.4 mi
    • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 0.5 mi
    • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 0.5 mi
    • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 0.6 mi
    • El Pueblo: 0.6 mi
    • Museo de los Ninos: 0.6 mi
    • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 1.6 mi
    • Correos de Costa Rica: 3.9 mi
    • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 4.3 mi
    • Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ): 14.8 mi
    • Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo: 18 mi
    • Chirripo National Park: 50.5 mi

    Dining

    LA CAFETERIA RESTAURANT

    In San Jose, Costa Rica, delicious food is a ritual to be enjoyed and shared with friends and family. Gather around a table in the relaxed dining room or take in the energy of our bar and toast to the simple life. A lively restaurant in San Jose, Costa Rica, La Cafeteria offers chef-inspired cuisine and daily specials, La Cafeteria is a dynamic culinary adventure in downtown San Jose. Enjoy the cuisine and culture of Costa Rica at our casual bistro any time of day.

    Restaurant Offers
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1400
    Check-out:
    1200

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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    Guest Reviews (166)

    Ratings and reviews for Hotel Presidente

    Overall score

    4.1 / 5
    5.01.0
    64 out of 166
    Amenities:
    3.7
    Room cleanliness:
    4.5
    Hotel staff:
    4.5
    Room comfort:
    4.3
    Location:
    4.1
    Value:
    4.2

    92% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Jamison like the drink
    Baltimore, MD
    Jul 23, 2014

    Perfect for San Jose

    Spent our first night here in San Jose. We decided to rent a car at the last minute and were delighted to find that parking at the hotel was free. Staff was friendly and accommodating the whole time. The room was perfect and the free breakfast was delicious. Also, you can't beat the location for seeing downtown San Jose. It's in walking distance of most of the major museums. The only downside is that getting in and out of San Jose can be a chore, so if you aren't interested in the downtown experience, stay at one of the places outside of the city.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Olga Nelly
    Cayey Puerto Rico
    Jun 26, 2014

    Very good choice

    Everything is walking distances. I suggest eating at El Patio restaurant. Good prices and excellent food. The staff is friendly and attentive. Presidents Hotel is GREAT. NICE AND CLEAN. I recommend this hotel to anyone.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    El Patio Restaurant

    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    flaquito luka
    WI
    Jun 3, 2014

    Great Location

    Great location. Walking distance to great restaurants and museums in San Jose. Friendly staff with good advice and tips.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Mitch2376
    Kansas City, Missouri
    May 29, 2014

    Awesome.

    The Hotel Presidente was a great location for us. Just a step away from the city.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    San Diego minivacation
    Port Angeles wa
    Apr 2, 2014

    At the Core of San Jose

    Clean and central to San Jose core; staff friendly and accommodating; sights, food and amenities all within easy walking distance; quiet oasis in the bustle of San Jose Costa Rica

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Abigail H
    New York, NY
    Mar 24, 2014

    Decent Place to Spend the Night

    This hotel was totally acceptable. It was clean and comfortable. Additionally, it is on a pretty main drag, which made it easier to get around. They upgraded us to a suite, however, it was a very strange room that was huge but almost completely empty.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    3
    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Meliton
    Hayward california
    Jan 27, 2014

    Great place

    Beautiful room, got upgraded to a suite for free. Great location, perfect place to be in the middle of San Jose.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Secky
    DC
    Jan 12, 2014

    Gem in the city

    this hotel is a real gem in the heart of the city. walking distance to the tourist spots we needed with restaurants close by for evening, we found it affordable and pleasant. the breakfast was perfect and the staff totally helpful and bilingual.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    TT the mom
    Montreal
    Dec 25, 2013

    Enjoyed our stay at Hotel Presidente

    I was pleasantly surprised to step out of the hotel and fell right into the lively Central Avenue which together with several other avenues are very pedestrian-friendly, traffic-free and full of activities, shops, restaurants, etc.... It is centrally located, within walking distance to all amenities, museums, theaters, public buses, etc... In spite of its central location, the interior is fairly quiet, conducive to sound sleep given the comfortably stiff king-size mattress. Staff are accommodating, friendly and courteous. While the standard room we had is small, it's clean and comfortable. The large room-safe works very well and is free, but the free Wi-Fi is slow--ok for emails and browsing but not good enough for Netflix on the iPad Air. During our stay, the hotel was under renovation which certainly caused noise during the day. As other negative points: mugginess in room air (turning on the air-conditioning and fan can clear it), no facial tissue, and lack of grab bar and anti-slippery mat in the shower stand. The breakfast buffet is so-so for lack of variety of hot items. We'll be coming back to San Jose in June, and perhaps we'll stay in the Hotel again, and hopefully, most of the negative points above have been remedied.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    3
    Review of Hotel Presidente

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Adry Mex
    Mx
    Dec 9, 2013

    Clean and good located

    Nice place but too many noise so keep calm because it is good located

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    1
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    3
    Shopping tip: Not Applicable

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