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Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

4 stars
View map of Central Avenue Blvd 7th Street, San Jose, 0

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
24 reviews
Would recommed it to friends & family

I was in town to meet by brothers girlfriend and her family,and contact a friend I had not seen in... See full review

  • Arminda M.
  • Nov 26, 2015
Great Trip

Presidente was my last stay before coming home. I was there a week earlier. Because my pickup to... See full review

  • BennyBoy
  • May 12, 2015
A four star hotel located in the heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica

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 dcor and great service, our 4-star upscale hotel is the symbol of hospitality and the cultural soul of Costa Rica's capital city.

The Presidente is located on the corner of the Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and Seventh Street, just 20 minutes from Juan Santamara International Airport.

Guests staying at the Presidente will be gratified by its ideal location, only a few blocks from San Jose's cultural and historical landmarks, including the National Theater, Gold, Jade and National Museums.

Bustling downtown San Jose houses Costa Rica's 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.

HONEYMOONERS SPECIALBeacuse we know that this is an event that you will never forget, we have prepared the following added values:
A box with multiple gifts that will be set at the first entrance.
Two hats as a souvenir from House Keeping
Cookies made at home from Food and Beverages
*It's very important to let the hotel know that you are celebrating your honeymoon or anniversary.

The hotel also offers ballroom, dry cleaning, lobby, reception and smoke-free hotel.

Front desk services:
  • 24-hour Assistance
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Complimentary Luggage Storage
  • Mail Services (reception and delivery of packages and letters)
  • Courtesy Computer Terminals & Wireless Internet Access
  • Mini Laptop rental


  • Highlights
  • Located on Central Avenue
  • Walking distance to the city's shopping, dining and cultural landmarks, including the National Theatre, National Museum, Gold Museums, Costa Rican Congress, Plaza de La Cultura and the National Cathedral. Go explore Costa Rica's national parks, towering volcanoes, beautiful beaches and natural wonders.


  • Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Air Conditioned
  • Concierge Desk
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Exercise Gym
  • Non-Smoking Room
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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.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    2:00 PM
    Check-out:
    12:00 PM

    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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

    Ratings and reviews for Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

    Overall score

    4.2 / 5
    5.01.0
    24 out of 24
    Amenities:
    4.2
    Cleanliness:
    4.7
    Hotel staff:
    4.6
    Comfort:
    4.5
    Location:
    4.3
    Value:
    4.3

    88% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Arminda M.
    Single
    N/A
    Nov 26, 2015

    Would recommed it to friends & family

    I was in town to meet by brothers girlfriend and her family,and contact a friend I had not seen in a long time. I had a wonderful time .excellent food and great public transportacion. Visited several museums and catholic churces. Got some nice souvenirs at the Central Market

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Single

    Review of Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    GARY K.
    Family
    Columbia
    Oct 30, 2015

    Impressed

    The Hotel was in downtown San Jose which is great if that's where you need to be. The staff was friendly and very supportive.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    2
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Family

    Review of Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    BennyBoy
    Single
    N/A
    May 12, 2015

    Great Trip

    Presidente was my last stay before coming home. I was there a week earlier. Because my pickup to Jaco beach was in front of the Presidente. I decided to check it out before leaving for Jaco. There I meet Jonathon, he set me up with a tour when I came back. He even set me up with several tours in Jaco. The whole staff is first class and catered to your every need. The Hotel is first class too, I was very surprise.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Single

    Review of Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Tensy S.
    Friends
    N/A
    Feb 24, 2015

    Awesome Weekend Getaway

    We arrived a little later than what we should have and the Hotel staff was amazing!!! The helped bring out luggage in and even showed us were we could eat at at 1:30 am. This was a great trip!!! I would definitely recommend this hotel!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Friends

    Review of Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    nicholas t.
    Friends
    N/A
    Dec 29, 2014

    Descent Hotel for the money & location

    The Hotel Presidente have me a nice room upgrade, however, there were several times I had to request that the room be cleaned & sometimes it wasn't even after calling so bright it to the attention of the Hotel Manager & they offered 2 shuttle services and that kind of made up for the no room cleaning. However, I do have many friends that live in & around San Jose & when they came to visit me, the secutiy wouldn't allow any non guest to visit you so was very disapointed by that as wasn't aware of it until after checking in. Overall, the Hotel was going thru Renevations during my stay so was very noisy and dirty in lobby area & just a few chairs for my guests who came to visit me so I'd give the Hotel a 3 out of 5 rating only because the room was big & comfortable & the great breakfast. nick33139

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Friends

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    Ask about their Hotel rules and make sure your room gets cleaned w/fresh towels everyday because I didn't get that kind of service everyday and no visitors allowed at all, have to sit in a dirty lobby, it was not what I had expected from a supposedly 4 star Hotel with no amenities at all...

    Review of Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Mathieu K
    Single
    Atlanta, Ga
    Jun 29, 2014

    Quality.

    Everything about this place is good. Really nothing bad to say. Highlights are the location, the staff and size of the rooms.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Single

    Review of Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Turboxp
    Single
    Puerto Rico
    Dec 10, 2012

    excellent and comfortable

    The hotel is very central for visiting the city. The rich breakfast every morning

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Single

    Review of Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Nelson Salsa
    Couples
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nov 26, 2012

    My First Thanksgiving Away!

    Upon arrival to the Hotel I found it to be clean and well lit. Hotel Staff were great, they answer all my questions with a polite and welcoming response. After the first day requested an Iron and Board to press my clothes and found that within 5 min. They were at my room with it. The FREE breakfast each morning was very pleantiful, they made sure if what you didn't see in the buffet table and want they can make it for you, they seem to what to go the extra mile. Staff is aware of the surroundings of the community and made some suggestion as to what to see with regard to tours available within San Jose. That went as well for the Tours they offer for extreme sporting, such as Strip Line canopy tour to checking out the local volcano's bit pricey but worth it if never been done. I might add with these tours breakfast and lunch are included. Last but not least there is always a dark experience, mine was I just gotten off the tour and heading back to the hotel and when I discover I left my Iphone on the tour bus, I asked the Hotel staff if they can locate the tour guide (Alberto) and let him what happen. After contacting the tour guide service, I was told they found the Iphone and he will return it to me, all this happen with a 20 min start to finish. High praise for there generiosity. I suggest if its your first time going to Costa Rica and want to be at the heart of its people and museums, El Presidente is the Hotel to do it. Thanks for giving me and my love such a nice experience.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Couples

    Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

    AT the El Mueso of Cost Rica just foot steps from the museum, at what appeats to be shanty type row of huts is there Mercado of trinkets, etc.best pricing for stuff to bring home for the experience. On the other hand just directly across the street is the Hut type place to eat called "Nuestra Tierra" do not eat there overly price for fajitas, chicken, beef and pork for two person. I'm not cheap but a glass of wine and cup of coffee, should not come out to a total of $65 +, save your money and look for plenty of side streets fair for a lot less $$

    Review of Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    paint inspector
    Business
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Oct 13, 2011

    Great Hotel

    very central to downtown San Jose. The service and the amenities where top notch!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

    Everything pretty close, walking distance

    Review of Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Davis / fireball
    Couples
    St. Petersburg,Fl
    Aug 9, 2011

    Beautiful hotel, great price.

    Wanted to see the downtown area of San Jose. Great location for walking and seeing the historic area. Good restaurant close by.Rooms are very comfortable, staff was helpful, nice breakfast buffet.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Couples

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