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4.4 out of 5

"First time in San Jose and decided to stay at the hotel presedente . The staff are very friendly and helpful!! The hotel was clean and the room was cl ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 19 Sep 2018

Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Gold Museum (Museo de Oro)

Heart of San Jose

With a stay at this San Jose hotel, you'll be steps from Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) and Plaza de la Cultura. National Theater and Parque Espana are also within half a mile (1 km).

Multiple dining options

This hotel features 2 restaurants and a rooftop terrace. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and airport shuttle. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like full breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, refrigerators

The 80 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as room service. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and premium bedding.

Standard 1 Double 1 Twin

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica

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1 out of 5
We made reservations for the Radisson San Jose no for The Presidente Hotel I don’t like a made sure never reservations we your company

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019

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5 out of 5
First time in San Jose and decided to stay at the hotel presedente . The staff are very friendly and helpful!! The hotel was clean and the room was clean and comfortable!! If I’m ever back in San Jose that’s where I will stay

Posted by , from Panama City Beach Fl on Sep 19, 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel in center of city

An oasis in middle of busy city center. Staff members are all friendly and very helpful. Restaurant on 4th floor was enjoyable. Breakfast was free and very nice hot buffet, eggs prepared for you and cold items. Was safe and secure. Room very nice.

Posted by , from Maryland on Nov 18, 2017

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5 out of 5

In the middle of city center

Pros: The atmosphere was great and makes you feel at ease with the help of staff, and the rooms make you feel nice and comfortable
Cons: Nothing except having a hot tub would be nice!
Location: Shopping and casinos!
I really liked this hotel. It looks like in the area you're in that it wouldn't look that great but once security lets you through that gate, you see how truly nice this hotel is. Staff was amazing (they even scheduled a shuttle for us to the airport at 4 in the morning!) and the beds/room/shower were great! You're also next to cute shopping stores!

Posted by , from orange county, ca on Jun 14, 2017

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5 out of 5

This is my favorite hotel to stay at

I really can't say enough about this hotel & its staff. Kindness beyond expectation and such a beautiful hotel... the roof top is epic and the rooms are beautiful. Perfect location in the down town are

Posted by on May 24, 2017

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5 out of 5

My mom's birthday trip

This wasn't my first trip to San Jose, but it was for my mother and sister. I chose to stay at Hotel Presidente because I've stayed before. The same girl that checked me in last year was still at the desk. She is so sweet and nice. They are all very helpful the room was clean and the breakfast was excellent. I love thier many choices. I will not stay at another hotel when I am in San Jose, this one is centrally located and walking distance to so many shops and so much food! Love it. Definitely staying again.

Posted by , from Houston, TX on Oct 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

Clean, safe, comfortable in the heart of San Jose

Pros: Very clean, friendly hotel right in the heart of downtown San Jose.
We only stayed one night, the night before our flight out the next day. The hotel seems newly built or newly renovated. Very clean, very nice helpful staff. We were very comfortable. Arriving seems a bit confusing. The hotel is on a pedestrian plaza, so when arriving by taxi, they actually pull into a small secure lot on a side street. This can be a bit unnerving because you don't know where the taxi is going. But there was a concierge there to meet us in the small lot, and walk us to the hotel entrance, no problem. The hotel is in the heart of the busy center of the city, and if you want to see downtown San Jose, this is a good place to stay. We stayed on the back side of the hotel. There isn't much of a view, but we were happy it was quiet. The front rooms would probably have windows on the pedestrian plaza. Depending on how sound-proof the windows are, there might be noise on that side. But it was very quiet on our side. The room was spotless, and we would definitely stay there again. Breakfast the next morning was large, and in a very nice dining room.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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About the Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica

Location Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose, San Jose 2922-1000

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, a library, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Presidente. An area shuttle within 50 km and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) are available for a fee. Free self parking is available. This 4-star San Jose hotel is smoke free.

  • 80 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1963
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) (21.1 km / 13.1 mi)
  • Train station: San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle within 50 km available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Presidente offers 80 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. This San Jose hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Las Americas Restaurant - This rooftop bar specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: CRC 12000 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of CRC 12000 per day
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: CRC 50000.00 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 20000 per vehicle (one way)
  • Pet deposit: CRC 12000 per day
  • Pet fee: CRC 12000 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Hotel Presidente offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.