Balmoral Hotel

Avenida Central Calles 7 y 9, San José 10303, Costa Rica
+506 2222 5022

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8.2

Excellent
based on 1,389 reviews
Balmoral Hotel - San José, Costa Rica
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Good to know

Distance to city center 1.4 mi
Location rating 9.2
Nearest Airport San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Distance to airport 10.0 mi

Rooms

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Superior Rooms

$94+

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$101 per night
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$94 per night
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Double Rooms

$82+

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$82 per night

Standard Rooms

$74+

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Deluxe Rooms

$111+

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Queen bed
$147 per night
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$198 per night

Reviews

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beds were very comfortable in 35 reviews
charged my debit in 6 reviews
close to restaurants in 5 reviews
close to restaurants and shops in 27 reviews
free parking in 22 reviews
friendly staff in 88 reviews
good breakfast in 124 reviews
good hotel in 67 reviews
great location in 130 reviews
heart of the city in 26 reviews
hot water in the shower in 36 reviews
little dodgy in 3 reviews
old rooms in 72 reviews
pedestrian walkway in 3 reviews
right downtown in 15 reviews
san jose in 28 reviews
shopping mall in 8 reviews
tea maker in the room in 9 reviews
walking distance to museums in 10 reviews
  • Good
    Sep 2019
    6.7

    The breakfast was good.

    The air conditioning did not work well

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.1

    Breakfast was decent, if a little repetitive (we stayed for eight nights). Rooms were clean and tidy and hotel was generally very quiet (though it was low season).

    The plumbing had a habit of making a loud, high-pitched squealing noise at random intervals. It was loud enough to disturb your sleep. Trying to explain this to the staff was a challenge, given our lack of Spanish and their limited English. The problem persisted throughout our stay. On night one, we used several items from the mini bar. On day 2, we were left a note asking us to come to Reception and settle the outstanding balance. Fair enough, went to Reception and they asked whether they could take the money from the same card as was used to pay for the room. I agreed. Fast forward to checkout time and they asked us to pay the day-1 minibar charges again (we hadn't used the minibar since day 1). A fairly heated argument ensued. In the end, I paid. When I got home, I checked my credit card and found that they had never submitted the day-1 payment – so the checkout people were correct, if rather grumpy and unapologetic. What a mess. We had to rush to the airport as a result of the delay, feeling stressed and annoyed. A bad end to an otherwise pleasant stay.

  • Okay
    Sep 2019
    4.2

    Just the location

    The guess service The food Room service

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    10.0

    I stay here a lot. There’s a reason. It’s great

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.9

    Liked the friendly staff

    Room was without window

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About

Overview

Located in the historical and lively heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, right on Avenida Central, Costa Ricas most famous and visited pedestrian-boulevard and only 11 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport. Within walking distance of the Balmoral, you will find San Joses main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks and institutions e.g. National and Melico Salazar Theaters, National, Gold and Jade Museums, the Metropolitan Cathedral, as well as some of citys best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.2 Excellent

based on 1,389 reviews

9.2

Location

7.7

Service

5.7

Food

5.4

Amenities

Things to Know

  • Comfortable beds
  • Clean rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Wonderful sightseeing

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

11:30 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Complimentary breakfast
Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Business center
Car rental
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Beauty salon
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Storage available
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Elevator
Massage
Laundry facilities
Express check out
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Free valet parking
Wedding services
Linens
Towels
Babysitting or child care
Currency exchange on-site
Cable or satellite TV
Sauna

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Museo de Oro 174 yd
  • Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica 220 yd
  • Morazan Park 226 yd
  • Museo del Jade 288 yd
  • Parque Espana 338 yd
  • San Jose Cathedral 436 yd

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