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Hotel Presidente
4 stars

Hotel Presidente

Avenida Central, Calle 7, San José, Costa Rica
San José, Costa Rica
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709 reviews
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About Hotel Presidente

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Located in the heart of Downtown San Jose, Hotel Presidente is an artsy, urban hotel that caters to guests with 80 smoke-free and soundproof rooms spread over 8 floors. The hotel rooms are outfitted with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges with free bottled water, comfortable hypoallergenic bedding and in-room safes. Pet-friendly and family-friendly, the hotel also provides rollaway beds, pet treats and adjoining rooms on requests. Upgraded rooms come with additional living spaces.

Guests are served a complimentary buffet breakfast with room service options. In addition, the hotel boasts a scenic rooftop terrace restaurant set against a mountain view, offering continental meals and a wide variety of drinks. It's also within walking distance fo a wide variety of restaurants and cafes serving everything from Italian to authentic Costa Rican cuisine.

Situated right in the center of a cultural hub, the Hotel Presidente is a popular pick with tourists because of it's close proximity to many world-famous cultural landmarks and institutions. It's less than five minutes from the Plaza de la Cultura, the Precolumbian Gold Museum, and the Costa Rica National Theater, and 0.3 miles from the Metropolitan Church and the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar.

Hotel Presidente is also conveniently situated 25-30 minutes away from the Tobias Bolanos and Juan Santamaria International Airports. Some of the hotel services include a 24-hour car rental, on-site currency exchange, and 24-hour front desk service. Guests can also take advantage of the airport and area shuttle for trips around the neighborhood while stay connected using the hotel's complimentary WI-Fi.

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Amenities at Hotel Presidente

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-out
  • Bottle of water
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pants press


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation


  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Eco tourism
  • Casino
  • Horse riding


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Cribs available


  • Sauna

Reviews of Hotel Presidente

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Anonymous, Jan 2017

Pros. Very clean! Cool vibe. Great location. Incredible breakfast included. Very amicable staff.

Anonymous, Feb 2016

Pros. The professional staff was incredible.

8.8Very good
Anonymous, Jan 2016

Pros. Located just off the bustling central street, the Hotel Presidente offers refined comfort in their modern-designed hotel. From friendly greeting from the staff to a tasty breakfast, our stay was pleasant from beginning to end. The location allows any traveler to find restaurants and the Teatre Nacional within minutes.

Cons. For such a modern and refined hotel, we were surprised to find the window would not lock shut! Though we were up high, this "insecurity" may cause anxiety for some; for others, like us, we prefer to have the window open at night. Our bed was also surprisingly hard while among new bathroom facilities when also in a room with new bathroom facilities.

Anonymous, Jan 2016

Cons. Don't leave the hotel after dark.

cknarciss, May 2015

Pros. Location was excellent-right on the pedestrian walkway convienient to stores, restaurants, and sights. Breakfast was included and had made to order eggs, and other offerings. Wi-fi was free. Rooms were very comfortable and very clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Mercedes, Apr 2015

Pros. The atmosphere, the fact that is new and clean. The personnel of the hotel, the food during breakfast.

Cons. I did not like the streets surrounding the hotel

8.2Very good
Michael , Jan 2015

Pros. All of the staff were friendly and helpful and their english was good. Jorge at the front desk was a super star. I'd had some challenges with my room on an earlier/previous stay and then again on my most recent stay so Jorge upgraded me to a suite. But they had remodeling construction going on and the suite was right above the noisy area so Jorge moved me to a nicer suite away from the noise and provided some other comforts to make up for the inconvenience. He really went out of his way to make me comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was excellent and the servers and cooks top notch.

Cons. Unfortunately the remodeling construction was loud in the mornings if you wanted to sleep in. And although the location was central in San Jose with easy access to shops and taxi's the street noise from vendors yelling sometimes was irritating.

Michael, Nov 2014

Pros. Located on a pedestrian street within walking distance to many restaurants and bars. Room faced away from the street and was quiet. Room rate included free secure parking. The front desk staff were pleasant and helpful in pointing out local sites and places to eat.

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They offer insights and recommendations from previous guests and hotel information to help future visitors enhance their stay at the hotel.

What are the hotel's unique offerings?

The hotel offers a scenic rooftop terrace restaurant with a mountain view, complimentary buffet breakfast, and a pet-friendly environment with rollaway beds and pet treats available on request.

Is parking available at the hotel?

Yes, the hotel offers free parking and a 24-hour car rental service for guests' convenience.

How is the food quality at the hotel?

Guests can enjoy a great breakfast, including local dishes and standard breakfast fare, as well as a wide variety of drinks at the scenic rooftop terrace restaurant.

What is the cleanliness like at the hotel?

The hotel provides spotless clean rooms, comfortable beds, and a pet-friendly environment with daily housekeeping and enhanced cleaning protocols in place.

How is the customer service at the hotel?

The staff is described as very friendly, helpful, and accommodating, providing recommendations and offering a pleasant atmosphere in the lobby and rooftop terrace.

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They offer insights and recommendations from previous guests and hotel information to help future visitors enhance their stay at the hotel.

Request a Room Away from Street Noise

Some guests reported noise from street vendors and street traffic, so consider requesting a room away from the street for a quieter stay.

Take Advantage of the Complimentary Breakfast

Guests appreciated the complimentary buffet breakfast, so be sure to take advantage of this offering during your stay.

Explore Nearby Cultural Landmarks

The hotel's central location provides easy access to cultural landmarks such as Plaza de la Cultura, the Precolumbian Gold Museum, and the Costa Rica National Theater, all within a five-minute walk.

Consider Upgraded Rooms for Additional Living Spaces

Upgraded rooms offer additional living spaces, providing more comfort and room to relax during your stay.

Opt for a Room with a View

While some guests mentioned the view out of the window as a con, others praised the nice views. Consider opting for a room with a view for a more enjoyable experience.

Take Note of Pet-Friendly Amenities

If traveling with pets, the hotel offers pet-friendly amenities such as pet treats and adjoining rooms upon request.

Enjoy the Scenic Rooftop Terrace Restaurant

Guests highly recommended the rooftop terrace restaurant for its scenic mountain views, making it a great spot for meals and drinks.

Utilize the Hotel's Shuttle Service

The hotel offers an airport and area shuttle, providing convenient transportation for exploring the neighborhood and getting to and from the airport.

Check for Room Upgrades

Some guests mentioned being upgraded to free breakfast, so it may be worth inquiring about potential room upgrades or additional perks during your stay.

Take Advantage of On-Site Services

The hotel offers on-site currency exchange, 24-hour car rental, and a tour desk, making it convenient for guests to access various services without leaving the property.


Avenida Central, Calle 7, San José

What's nearby

  • Museo de Oro131 yd
  • Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica178 yd
  • Morazan Park234 yd
  • Museo del Jade329 yd
  • Parque Espana368 yd
  • San Jose Cathedral394 yd
  • National Center of Art and Culture0.3 mi
  • Museo Nacional de Costa Rica0.3 mi
  • Barrio Amón0.3 mi
  • Parque Nacional0.4 mi
  • Mercado Central0.4 mi
  • Children's Museum0.6 mi



Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


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Top tips for your stay at Hotel Presidente

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Hotel Presidente, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and October.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Hotel Presidente, plan to stay on a Sunday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Saturday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Hotel Presidente was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $181, while the most expensive was $181.
  • How long should you stay at Hotel Presidente? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Hotel Presidente

  • Where is Hotel Presidente located?

    Hotel Presidente is located at Avenida Central, Calle 7 in Catedral, 1.4 miles from the center of San José. Museo de Oro is the closest landmark to Hotel Presidente.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Hotel Presidente?

    Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Hotel Presidente.

  • Does Hotel Presidente offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Hotel Presidente offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Hotel Presidente offer free parking?

    Yes, Hotel Presidente offers free parking.

  • How far is Hotel Presidente from the airport?

    Hotel Presidente is 4.7 miles from San José Tobias Bolanos Intl. Hotel Presidente is 10 miles from San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Hotel Presidente hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Hotel Presidente in San José and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Hotel Presidente and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Hotel Presidente.

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Value for money


Distance to city center

1.4 mi

Nearest Airport

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Distance to airport

10.0 mi