San José hotels

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Low season June
High season December
  Average price (weeknight): $95
  Average price (weekend night): $89

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most expensive time to stay

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Top tips for finding the perfect San José hotel

  • Interested in staying near the main shops, restaurants and bars in the city? Book a hotel near Santana Row, one of the most well-known retail centers in the United States. The Row Hotel is a modern choice that provides guests with free breakfast. Or, check out Hotel Valencia Santana Row, with a pool and fitness center onsite.
  • If you would like to have a unique and exciting experience, select a hotel located near Winchester Mystery House, one of the most popular tourist destinations in San Jose. The Aloft San Jose Cupertino is just a five minute drive away and offers a pool, bar and fitness center.
  • For those who are planning on seeing an NHL hockey game during their trip to San Jose, consider staying at a hotel near SAP Center, such as the Arena Hotel. The SAP Center is a large indoor arena, home to San Jose’s hockey team, the San Jose Sharks. Choosing a hotel close to the SAP Center will allow you to easily avoid traffic after the game, while also giving you close proximity to downtown.
  • Families visiting San Jose might want to look at hotels near one of the city’s most popular theme parks, Raging Waters. The Best Western Lanai Garden Inn and Suites is a budget choice within three miles of the water park.
  • The Northern California region is famous for its wine, and the San Jose area is no exception. If you’re interested in doing some wine tasting during your trip, book a hotel next to the Divine Wine Merchant & Winery Tasting Room, like the Fairmont San Jose Hotel.

FAQs when booking a hotel in San José

Are hotels in San José safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in San José. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Where to stay in San José?
Hotels in Pavas, Merced, and near Parque Metropolitano La Sabana have the most searches on KAYAK.
What are the best hotels near Parque Metropolitano La Sabana?
Travelers who like staying near Parque Metropolitano La Sabana recommend Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana, Costa Rica, Palma Real Hotel & Casino, and Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici Conf. Center.
How much does a hotel cost in San José?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in San José for as cheap as $8 in the last 3 days. The average price is $74.
What are the best hotels in San Jose near the airport?
The Best Western Plus Airport Plaza is located less than three miles from the San Jose airport and has a free breakfast buffet for guests. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Jose Airport is a casual choice that offers a free airport shuttle for guests.
What are the best hotels in San Jose near the convention center?
The Four Points By Sheraton is a stylish choice located near the Caltrain and with an onsite restaurant and bar. The San Jose Marriott is a luxury option that has its own steakhouse and rooftop terrace.
Are there hotels in San Jose with in-room Jacuzzis?
If you want your vacation to be spent in luxury, considering booking a hotel with Jacuzzi rooms. The Row Hotel is centrally located and offers the choice of booking a room with a private Jacuzzi tub. The Arena Hotel also offers individual Jacuzzi tubs and is within walking distance of many restaurants and shops.
What hotels in San Jose offer free breakfast?
The Plaza Suites at the Silicon Valley location is near downtown and offers both free breakfast and an outdoor pool. The Bristol Hotel is a chic, upscale option that also offers complimentary breakfast and free parking. The Crestview Hotel is an affordable, logical choice only four minutes driving time from the downtown area.
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Barceló San José - San José - Building Best Comfort
Barceló San José
8.7 Excellent
Uruca $94+
$94+
The Barceló San José (5-star) hotel (belonging to the Barceló Hotel Group and formerly the Barceló San José Palacio) is located in a quiet residential area of Uruca, just 8 miles from Juan Santamaría International Airport and 3 miles from the center of San José, the capital of Costa Rica. Well connected to the main business, shopping and leisure areas, such as the National Stadium. This emblematic urban hotel boasts great prestige and tradition in the country.
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Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center - San José - Bedroom Best Business Hotel
Located in Ciudad Cariari, Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center is connected to the convention center, within a 15-minute drive of Metro Free Zone & Business Park and Global Park Free Zone and Business Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Ciudad Cariari? This hotel has facilities measuring 25597 square feet (2378 square meters), including a conference center. Free self parking is available onsite.
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Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica - San José - Building
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
8.2 Excellent
Merced $112+
$112+
Relax and Unwind at the Radisson Hotel San Jose, 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 a range of shopping and dining options. While staying with us, you will enjoy on-site amenities such as a Fitness Center, Executive Lounge, spacious meeting rooms and two restaurants, casino - everything you need for a truly exceptional hotel stay. Reserve your stay online today and experience the comfort and convenience of the Radisson Hotel San Jose, Costa Rica. The Radisson is dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction, we offer many world-class amenities, including a 24-hour Business Center, on-site casino and in-room massage service. Rejuvenate your body using our Fitness Center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, whirlpool and sauna. Order room service and we'll bring a delicious meal right to your room, available 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Also take advantage of high-speed, wireless Internet access, concierge services and available airport shuttle service.
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Exe San Jose Center - San José - Building
Exe San Jose Center
8.5 Excellent
Carmen $68+
$68+
With a stay at Exe San Jose Center, you'll be centrally located in San Jose, just a 4-minute walk from Morazan Park and 8 minutes by foot from Parque Nacional. Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
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Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici Conf. Center - San José - Room amenity Best Business Hotel
Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici Conf. Center
8.9 Excellent
Mata Redonda $118+
$118+
With a stay at Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici, you'll be centrally located in San Jose, within a 15-minute drive of Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) and Multiplaza Mall Escazu. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in San Jose? This hotel has facilities measuring 22000 square feet (2044 square meters), including a conference center. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
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Auténtico Hotel - San José - Pool Best Dining Experience
Auténtico Hotel
8.8 Excellent
Merced $81+
$81+
With a stay at Auténtico Hotel, you'll be centrally located in San Jose, within a 5-minute drive of Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) and Morazan Park. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and limited parking is available onsite.
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Tryp By Wyndham San Jose Sabana - San José - Building
Tryp By Wyndham San Jose Sabana
8.3 Excellent
Merced $108+
$108+
Our Tryp by Wyndham San Jose Sabana hotel is a recipient of Certificate for Sustainable Tourism awarded by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. 100% smoke free property. Tryp by Wyndham San Jose Sabana has been carefully designed to meet the needs of the modern traveler. This elegant Costa Rican hotel is both timeless and contemporary discrete, sophisticated and minimalist, it exceeds the expectations of its guests for its convenient location, technology, warm Costa Rican hospitality and spectacular gastronomy. Highly committed to innovation, sustainability and social responsibility in its lodging and hospitality practices, the Tryp by Wyndham San Jose Sabana consistently delivers and authentic Costa Rican experience. Our focus is to make your stay remarkable, comfortable and memorable whether you are here for business or vacation. Our inspiration is our history and the heritage of this beautiful land. We have drawn a special connection with our tropical forests, which we celebrate in the design and esthetics found throughout the hotel you will see vibrant wooden accents, translucent glass, tropical exotic flowers, as well as pictures by local artist, Julieta Jurado, of coffee growers, colorful trees, oxcarts, downtown parks, and the rich, classic architecture of the early 1900s. The hotel features 98 comfortable rooms, plus 500 sq meters -1640 sq feet of meetings and event facilities equipped with the latest technology. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the Gastro Bar at 38th Street Restaurant and Lounge, plus an array of guest services and facilities including an exercise room, business centre, in-lobby concierge, room service, laundry and free parking. High-speed wireless internet is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge for our customers. Local and international phone calls are also complimentary. We offer a one way complimentary Airport/Hotel shuttle.
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Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel - San José - Bedroom
Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel
8.5 Excellent
Hospital $89+
$89+
With a stay at Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel, you'll be centrally located in San Jose, a 3-minute drive from Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) and 9 minutes from Multiplaza Mall Escazu. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
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Best rooms in San José

Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel - San José - Building Best Golf Hotel
Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel
9.4 Excellent
Uruca $102+
$102+
When you stay at Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel in Ciudad Cariari, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 15-minute drive of Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) and Plaza Real Cariari. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
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Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton - San José - Building Best City Hotel
$227+
Welcome to Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton, an iconic gem in the heart of San Jose. Located on the pedestrian boulevard Avenida Central, our hotel overlooks the National Theatre and is steps from cafés, shops, museums and other top attractions. It’s a quick walk to downtown government buildings and Fortune 500 companies, and Juan Santamaria International Airport is just 30 minutes away. Colonial beauty meets modern technology in our stylish guest rooms, featuring complimentary WiFi, a 50-inch HDTV, mini-refrigerator, work desk and walk-in shower. Choose an executive room for more amenities and beautiful city views, or treat yourself to a suite with living area, second HDTV and 24-hour butler service. Guests in executive rooms and suites also enjoy access to the Executive Lounge, serving complimentary snacks and spirits each night. You’ll find a range of thoughtful amenities throughout our San Jose hotel. Our signature restaurant is open all day, tempting every palate with international cuisine and local flavors. Sample whiskey and gin from around the world while taking in the view from our 5th floor piano bar. Work out in the complimentary fitness center, or connect with the office in the 24-hour business center. We also have spectacular event space and a dedicated staff for meetings and celebrations of up to 70 guests.
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Fauna Luxury Hostel - San José - Building
Fauna Luxury Hostel
9.1 Excellent
$39+
$39+
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Hotel Casa Primo Cr - San José - Bedroom Best Romantic Hotel
Hotel Casa Primo Cr
9.3 Excellent
$64+
$64+
With a stay at Hotel Casa Primo CR in Ciudad Cariari, you'll be 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Plaza Real Cariari and 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica). Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
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