San José hotels

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for lodging in San José

San José, Costa Rica
May 13 — May 142
San José, Costa Rica
Thu 5/13
Fri 5/14
There are travel restrictions to San José.Learn more
Stay informed and receive email updates for when travel restrictions ease for San José.
San José hotels

Good to know

Low season

SeptemberCheapest month to stay with an average 38% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost expensive month to stay with an average 94% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

$94Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

$85Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

How much is a San José hotel?

Here are our most popular & best value hotels

2 stars and below

3 stars

4 stars and above

When to book a hotel in San José

Price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
Average nightly price per month
Average nightly price

Top tips for finding perfect San José hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in San José, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in San José in September and August.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in San José if you stay on a Friday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your San José accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in San José found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $26, while the most expensive was $325.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in San José for 4 days.
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Hotels in Pavas, Merced, and near Parque Metropolitano La Sabana have the most searches on KAYAK.

  • KAYAK users like staying at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hotel Grano De Oro and Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica when looking for a hotel in close proximity to Parque Metropolitano La Sabana.

  • $75 is the average price for a double room in San José, but our users have found rooms for as cheap as $10 in the last 3 days.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In the last 3 hours, users have found San José hotels for tonight for as low as $10. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $12 and 4-star hotels from $70.

  • After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central San José districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like San José city center.

  • Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

Where to stay in San José?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in San José by showing you the exact location of each hotel.

Best San José hotels

Most recommended San José hotels

Show all
Isla Verde Hotel - San José - Patio
Isla Verde Hotel - San José - Patio
Isla Verde Hotel
9.2 Excellent
Pavas$79+
$79+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Hostel del Paseo - San José - Living room
Hostel del Paseo - San José - Living room
Hostel del Paseo
9.1 Excellent
Hospital$36+
$36+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Hotel Columbus - San José - Dining room
Hotel Columbus - San José - Dining room
Hotel Columbus
9 Excellent
Mata Redonda$44+
$44+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Alameda Cariari - San José - Pool
Alameda Cariari - San José - Pool
Alameda Cariari
9 Excellent
$67+
$67+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Casa Jardin Del Mango - San José - Outdoors view
Casa Jardin Del Mango - San José - Outdoors view
Casa Jardin Del Mango
9 Excellent
Mata Redonda$35+
$35+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hotel Presidente - San José - Front desk
Hotel Presidente - San José - Front desk
Hotel Presidente
8.9 Excellent
Carmen$103+
$103+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hotel Suites Cristina - San José - Restaurant
Hotel Suites Cristina - San José - Restaurant
Hotel Suites Cristina
8.9 Excellent
Mata Redonda$88+
$88+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Hotel Casa Roland San José - San José - Restaurant
Hotel Casa Roland San José - San José - Restaurant
Hotel Casa Roland San José
9 Excellent
Pavas$64+
$64+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Auténtico Hotel - San José - Building
Auténtico Hotel - San José - Building
Auténtico Hotel
8.8 Excellent
Merced$69+
$69+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Hotel Fleur De Lys - San José - Living room
Hotel Fleur De Lys - San José - Living room
Hotel Fleur De Lys
8.8 Excellent
Catedral$60+
$60+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

San José hotels near Museo de Arte Costarricense

Show all