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$74+
| Good - 390 reviews
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With a stay at Gran Hotel Costa Rica in San Jose, you'll be minutes from Gold Museum and National Theater. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Plaza de la Cultura and San Jose Cathedral. Make yourself at home in one of the 107 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and...
Overall Rating - Good - 390 reviews
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Poor 1.0
Oct 27 2013 Posted by Stephanie

I DON'T KNOW. I booked it for my retreat clients & once I came back home to Los Angeles is when I found out that the hotel said they had no such booking & now I have to reimburse them. Embarrassing to me as the producer of this retreat.

You need to reiburse me. I booked other rooms at this hotel for the rest of my students on TRAVELOCITY & they had no problems getting into their rooms.

Excellent 10.0
Oct 5 2013 Posted by Donna

GREAT location, friendly/helpful staff, good tour desk. And, the covered veranda for open air meals and drinks is not to be beat! Loved this hotel.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica
$91+
| Excellent - 424 reviews
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Enjoy San Jose, Costa Rica from Hotel's Location Nestled in the heart of Central America, San Jose promises an exotic and beautiful getaway, and thanks to the Holiday Inn® Hotel San Jose - Aurola, guests staying with us experience an excellent location in the midst of this lovely city. If you're traveling to San Jose for business, you'll be pleased to know t...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 424 reviews
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Okay 5.3
Mar 12 2014 Posted by Anonymous

promptness of staff to assist

bathroom didn't have a hair dryer toilet wasn't flushing properly shower only had hot water.. had to call service

Excellent 10.0
Sep 30 2013 Posted by Jameela

Beautiful view. Services, cleanliness, friendly people, helpful. Food very good. Charmed

No

I cant say enough about the good services and the friendliness of the people. The price was fantastic, and everyone was helpful. The girls at the front desk, booking the tours and explaining the tours, they were efficient and friendly. They were always happy. All the people I encountered were happy.
Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
$91+
| Excellent - 988 reviews
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Relax and Unwind at the Radisson Hotel San José, Costa Rica. Boasting a convenient location near the historic city center, the Radisson Hotel San Jose, Costa Rica offers comfortable accommodations in the city's vibrant financial, commercial and government district. The hotel is also close to major attractions including the National Theatre, Golden Museum and...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 988 reviews
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Mediocre 4.0
Jul 28 2014 Posted by Alex

Great rooms and very clean.

No shuttle from the airport which is one of the reasons we booked this hotel. That and though it says free breakfast apparently they only allow for 2 people a room.

Excellent 9.0
May 13 2014 Posted by Charles

the shower controls where broken when I arrived but were fixed right away

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
$84+
| Excellent - 398 reviews
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"The Hotel Full of Life Where Everything is Within Reach" Located in the historical and lively heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, right on Avenida Central, Costa Rica’s most famous and visited pedestrian-boulevard and only 11 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport, the Balmoral is an independent, four star, full service, Art Deco landm...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 398 reviews
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Good 8.0
May 26 2013 Posted by kburly
We stayed 2 nights at the Balmoral as part of our 8 day trip.  The hotel was very clean and easy to find with the GPS in our rental car.  Parking was easy as we pulled into the garage and the gentleman took care of parking it for us.  We stayed on the 3rd floor.  The room was clean and comfortable except the bed.  The mattress itself was extremely hard.  WiFi available in the room, mini bar.  We had trouble with the safe located inside the room.  We called the front desk and they had someone up immediately to take care of the situation.  The halls were very quiet; day and night.  We slept with the windows open one night and never heard a peep.  Our windows looked out into a small courtyard area.  We only ate one breakfast there as we had an early morning rafting trip one day.  It consisted of eggs (made to order), pancakes, rice and beans, fruit, cereals, pastries and juice.  Definitely a plus that it is included in your hotel stay!  There are several shops located inside the hotel.  W...
Excellent 9.0
Apr 24 2013 Posted by Prince

The location was great. The rooms were slightly above average. But the staff, in particular Shirley, was awesome. I would stay there again just for her pleasantries.

We were upgraded, so those are the rooms I rated. The rooms we would normally get, like the one we reserved in person, would not have rated as highly for the price.

Great location. Center of downtown San Jose. Excellent staff. Only average rooms.
Balmoral Hotel
$84+
| Excellent - 75 reviews
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With a stay at Rincón del Valle Hotel & Suites, you'll be centrally located in San Jose, walking distance from La Salle Natural Science Museum and close to Sabana Park. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Costa Rica National Stadium and Estadio Nacional. Make yourself at home in one of the 40 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes w...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 75 reviews
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Good 8.0
Oct 4 2011 Posted by Bill81
Small, 42-room hotel. Free breakfast, lunch and dinner prices are at least = to US (if not more) but good quality. Least expensive room on interior, skylighted hall - to my mind a little depressing if you have to spend any significant time there during the day. Wifi throughout. Gym amounts to a treadmill, an elliptical, and weight- training equip all very satisfactory quality. Be prepared to take a taxi for any significant distance. US currency seemed to be accepted everywhere.
Excellent 10.0
Jan 29 2010 Posted by Anonymous
HOTEL is new 2 yrs old Great rooms and they though of every detail you will not be disappointed I was surprised great find for business people
Rincón del Valle Hotel & Suites
$81+
| Good - 753 reviews
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The Barcelo San Jose Palacio***** hotel, selected as the best business hotel in the Costa Rican capital, has its own Conference Centre with capacity for over 1,000 people, and is appropriate for hosting any type of meeting or conference. This 5-star hotel is situated in an excellent location, just 3 km from Tobias Bolanos airport and the centre of the city...
Overall Rating - Good - 753 reviews
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Excellent 8.6
Jun 18 2014 Posted by George

The facilities where in excellent condition and it's a true 4+ star hotel. The staff was wonderful and I will be back for my next business trip to Costa Rica.

The location is terrible to get into with the intersection.

Poor 1.0
May 10 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

The food.

Rarely do submit reviews, however this particular hotel deserves the effort. I'll put this as plainly as possible. I wouldn't stay here again if I were forced by gunpoint. I'd rather take my chances with the gunman.. I sincerely hope this signifies my overall disdain for this property.
Barcelo San Jose Palacio
$58+
| Excellent - 453 reviews
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With a stay at Hotel Santo Tomas, you'll be centrally located in San Jose, steps from Morazan Park and minutes from Jade Museum. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Parque Espana and Gold Museum. Stay in one of 30 guestrooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programm...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 453 reviews
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Good 8.0
May 31 2014 Posted by Jason

Clean, nice, excellent staff and locked parking.

Parking wasn't free.

Mediocre 3.0
Dec 2 2013 Posted by Cindy

1.The staff was great. 2. Checkout at 12 pm 3.Good Breakfast.

1. The room had no A/C. 2. Internet Setup was horrible. 3. Prostituion right outside the hotel. 4. No on is allow in your room.Seriously I'm staying at a hotel not a prison. 5. Everything looks super old. The bathroom look like they were build in 1

1. The room had no A/C and the ceiling fan are so high that you barely feel the air. 2. Internet Setup was horrible. Please hire a professional IT company to take a look into it. 3. There was prostituion activity right outside the hotel. 4. No one is allowed in your room.Seriously, I'm staying at a hotel not a prison. 5. Everything looks super old. The bathroom look like they were build in 1960s. A few upgradeswould make the place look cleaner and nicer. For example, the shower curtain should be replace. 6. The bartender needs some training. I bought a $10 margarita and had to throw it out. 7. The Jacuzzi water was cold. Eith...
Hotel Santo Tomas
$134+
| Excellent - 101 reviews
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 101 reviews
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Excellent 9.3
Feb 11 2014 Posted by Paul

The staff was excellent, both professional and friendly.

Food server coughed at the omelet station. Although they made a huge improvement in the oatmeal after my instructions, they can go a little further still.

Excellent 10.0
Feb 21 2011 Posted by JemCostaRica
I booked a room at the Residence Inn in Escazú because I needed to be close to CIMA Hospital. I had no idea that it was right next door! It's literally a three-minute walk from door to door. The hotel is exactly what you would expect of an extended stay business hotel. My room was spacious and comfortable. No complaints.
Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu
$85+
| Excellent - 214 reviews
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Overall Rating - Excellent - 214 reviews
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Excellent 8.6
Aug 11 2014 Posted by Brandon

Maria at reception was exceptional. Very friendly and helpful. Cleaning staff left the room perfect.

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Escazu
$88+
| Excellent - 134 reviews
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You'll be centrally located in San Jose with a stay at Hotel Le Bergerac, minutes from San Pedro Mall and National Museum. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Parque Nacional and Plaza de la Democracia. Make yourself at home in one of the 25 guestrooms. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 134 reviews
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Excellent 10.0
Oct 31 2012 Posted by VCP78
Recommended as a hotel for families with children ... no casinos and the night life that comes with them. My wallet with documents and passport was 'lost' in a taxi when we were dropped off in front of the hotel. The staff went the extra mile in an attempt to help us recover it by contacting the radio stations which taxi drivers listen to ... something a tourist would not have known to do. Spanish not required. The kindness and respectfullness from all the staff made our stay a pleasent one.
Excellent 10.0
Sep 26 2012 Posted by Passport2Go
Hotel Le Bergerac was our home base for our Costa Rican 8 day excursion with dear friends. We stayed there on the recommendation of a couple who have been to Costa Rica and stayed at Hotel Le Bergerac six (6) times. We can't WAIT to go back! The staff truly became our family. The rooms were clean, comfortable & spacious. Each room has a private balcony and/or private outdoor terrace. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The complimentary Tico breakfast with local fruit, eggs, beans, rice and coffee/tea was delicious. The Hotel Le Bergerac is in the heart of the city, yet we felt like we were in the country. Rooms were very quiet. Suzanne, Charlotte, NC
Hotel Le Bergerac
$77+
| Good - 160 reviews
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A stay at Hotel Palma Real places you in the heart of San Jose, steps from Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and close to Museum of Costa Rican Art. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Estadio Nacional and Sabana Park. Make yourself at home in one of the 68 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps yo...
Overall Rating - Good - 160 reviews
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Excellent 9.3
Jul 23 2014 Posted by Anonymous

I was greeted with an ice cold fruit drink! The website lists free airport shuttle as one of its amenities, but the front desk man told me it was only for guests who stayed longer than 24 hours. I politely said it was one of the main reasons I chose the hotel and was disappointed that I wasn't able to use this service. He hesitatingly picked up the phone and checked with the shuttle to see if there was room for one more in the morning, and sure enough there was! So it was a great turn out - but they should advertise this on the website. Everyone was very friendly. I also was given a breakfast box to go in the morning since I had to go to the airport before breakfast was served.

Dinner was very disappointing. I ordered a beef casado, and it was the worst one I have had in Costa Rica (after 9 months of travel). I'm not too sure it was beef, and the beans were not tasty.

Palma Real Hotel And Casino
$92+
| Good - 433 reviews
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This full-service San Jose, Costa Rica hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions including the Costa Rican Art Museum, the Braulio Carrillo National Park and the Poas Volcano. Whether traveling on business or just taking a trip for fun, the BEST WESTERN Irazu Hotel & Casino offers all of the amenities and conveniences to ensure a worry free...
Overall Rating - Good - 433 reviews
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Good 7.0
Feb 11 2014 Posted by Timothy
Everything was good except when I asked for something from a bag that was stored, I did not tip. I was thinking I will tip when I get the bags an hour later. This was a mistake. When I did need my bags, the front counter had me wait for 20 minutes before they called for the bags. This was purposeful. When they did call, the bell hop was curt as he took me back to the storage room and pointed at the bags with no offer to help with them. I wanted help as my shoulder had recently been operated on and I wanted to tip, but was given no opportunity to do so.
Excellent 10.0
Jul 23 2013 Posted by Grlonthego
I have stayed at this hotel three times for two weeks during each stay.  I enjoy staying here because the staff are wonderful, friendly and very helpful.  i feel very safe as the security is always present. It's quiet during the day, the pool is nice and you have the option of laying in the sun or under a shady tree.  I even like the Denny's as the staff is also very friendly and attentive. There's a little shopping center about a block away with a grocery store, restaurant upstairs is very good.  There's also a restaurant across the road within walking distance that has good food. 
Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino
$90+
| Excellent - 5 reviews
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Tryp by Wyndham properties are found all over the globe in cosmopolitan cites to quaint towns, at beaches and in the mountain ranges, along highways and near airports.  Many conveniences are standard at these properties such as our free daily breakfast, high speed access.  We provide comfort and sensational service at the Best Value. 100% smoke free propert...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 5 reviews
Excellent 10.0
Jun 24 2014 Posted by brad

The staff: Susan, Carolina, Gia, Manuel, Jorge, Rafael and the rest whose names I didn't get, were amazing! Very pleased with their courteousness, and knowledge of the area! Very helpful with our needs as well!

Only, there was no pool. Other than that, nothing!

Good 8.0
Jul 12 2013 Posted by pamelak
Very nice hotel: clean, nicely appointed rooms, good breakfast, excellent location. I thought it was very good value for the money.
Tryp San Jose Sabana
$38+
| Excellent - 2 reviews
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With a stay at Costa Rica Guesthouse, you'll be centrally located in San Jose, walking distance from National Museum and close to Plaza de la Democracia. This hotel is within close proximity of Parque Nacional and National Center of Art and Culture. Stay in one of 23 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps y...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 2 reviews
Excellent 10.0
Jul 11 2014 Posted by Verified Hotel Guest

Free coffee and hot tea 24/7

No TV or ac in room :(

Huge rooms. Great price
Excellent 8.6
Jun 11 2014 Posted by Anonymous

Friendly sttaf, good location in the main city. It has breakfast

Maybe for some an air conditioner will be necessary.

Costa Rica Guesthouse
$93+
| Excellent - 213 reviews
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With a stay at Apartotel La Sabana in San Jose, you'll be minutes from Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and close to Museum of Costa Rican Art. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Sabana Park and Estadio Nacional. Make yourself at home in one of the 32 air-conditioned rooms featuring plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access ke...
Overall Rating - Excellent - 213 reviews
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