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|Distance to city center||1.4 mi|
|Nearest Airport||San José Juan Santamaria Intl|
|Distance to airport||9.7 mi|
|"nice bed,quiet room,nice staff,nice breakfast."||(in 40 reviews)|
|"Nice staff and comfy bed."||(in 18 reviews)|
|"Nice staff and comfy bed."||(in 71 reviews)|
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|breakfast is very good||in 51 reviews|
|car in the parking||in 18 reviews|
|casino and the hotel||in 28 reviews|
|clean and nice||in 3 reviews|
|comfortable bed||in 20 reviews|
|great location||in 15 reviews|
|guitar player||in 1 review|
|hot water||in 11 reviews|
|originated||in 2 reviews|
|repaired||in 2 reviews|
|san jose||in 11 reviews|
|sports bar||in 21 reviews|
|staff were professional||in 93 reviews|
|welcoming and friendly||in 7 reviews|
Really close to it I saw some gangs
The restaurant is great the waiters are super Victor in restaurant is always super he knows where we want to sit what we want to eat and our names kids names etc. he is the best thing about the hotel. The room cleaners are always great .. We have been going to your hotel for a decade and have seen all the changes.
The desk lady Marbela she is during the day is absolutely terrible. Disrespectful, rude. loud, foul mouthed. I am married to a Costa rican woman and we have 3 kids our youngest 5 year old has brain tumours and is under care in Costa Rica so i travel alot to Cr well she accused my wife but being a hooker and needed to pay $10 to let her up to my room, my other son jaffet came and was just dropping off his suitcase and she wanted us to pay $10 for that and etc. Next my other son came to hotel with his girlfriend to pick us for lunch and she would not let him up I had to bring his ID downstairs with me and she berated me telling me in a loud tone I should know better and your wife should know better she continued what she was doing ignoring us so I dropped his ID (front the customer shelve to her desk and she yelled your son is not going upstairs you disrected me by throwing his ID which I said I did not not I then throw his second ID and said now that is throwing one. For 15 minutes she refused to let him come upstairs and finally did and I paid $10. She had called the security guards over who do not speak english and was telling them a different story that I was not respectful and her own story so i am sure the security guys will tell you just what she said because they only heard her story they were not close enough to hear as one was by the door and other was at the entrance to the casino. In ten years I have been to your hotel about 100 times and never had a problem. As my friends and family you can check john Mcdowell, Anthony Cappellino, Thomas Schoenewolff and William Waters they have traveled with me about every 2 months have had the same problems with her in the last few months. If you would like them to email their complaints to you they will. The entire time Marbela id sniffling constantly as if she was snorting cocaine so I suggest her drug test your employees. Under her hreath she was using bad words in spanish to me. my wife, and my sons it was disgusti
Everything is on point, sports bar breakfast in the restaurant and the staff.
Sometimes the water pressure with low and it took a while for the water to give hot.
Good location, friendly staff, comfortable beds, good linen
I did find a roach crawling in the room which is ok. I wasn’t to upset about that. But, there was no water in my shower. I let it run for 20 minutes with nothing. I complained to the front desk. And they did nothing but told me they will have the engineer check. I couldn’t take a shower before my flight which was a big deal to me. This was my second time staying at this property
The breakfast was a bonus and was very tasty. The Italian restaurant is one of the better time restaurants in San Jose. They will cook specialty orders upon request. The location is fantastic. I have a nice apartment about 40 minutes away, but I would rather stay at Taormina during the weekend, so that I am close to all of the action, such as the many fine bars and restaurants downtown. It is very centrally located, yet located far enough away from the dangerous sounds, that it is very confident and mellow outside the hotel along the streets. It has a fine casino and sportsbook and the sportsbook is excellently run and will pay you immediately if you win a bet. The in-house sportsbook as very competitive prices and many times better prices than competing sportsbooks in San Jose. It is located very close to other casinos if you want to try your luck somewhere else, such as the Casino Colonial. There are for a few pretty girl's in the bar, but not too many and no one harasses you. The prices of drinks in the bar are very reasonable. So you could either bring your girlfriend or wife there or you could go there on a gentleman's trip. I use to go to the hotel 15 years ago when it was called Mona Lisa. It was then closed for quite a while and I didn't know if would ever reopen. They then reopened it and while they had made some changes, they still had a lot of old furniture, bedspreads and carpeting and an old bathroom. The 2nd renovation was out of this world and exceeded all of my expectations and installed beautiful showers. I believe that is when the new owner from BetCris bought the establishment. I think that it is fantastic that they made a 4*hotel out of an old, unique building with great architecture. You can hear any noise off the street because even the 2nd floor is quite elevated in the street below is not a very busy street for downtown San Jose.
It is perfect the way it is. Don't changes a thing and allow people to continue to smoke outside the building, in the designated area, even though I am not a smoker, because they have a right to have somewhere to enjoy their vice.
A stay at Taormina Hotel and Casino places you in the heart of San Jose, within a 10-minute walk of Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
based on 396 reviews
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- Spacious rooms
- Comfortable beds
- Wonderful housekeeping
Policies vary by room type and provider.
Most Popular Landmarks
- Barrio Amón 174 yd
- Morazan Park 437 yd
- Parque Espana 0.3 mi
- Children's Museum 0.3 mi
- Museo de Oro 0.4 mi
- Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica 0.4 mi
|San José Tobias Bolanos Intl||4.5 mi|
|San José Juan Santamaria Intl||9.7 mi|