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San Jose

Balmoral Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • On a lively shopping plaza in the historical district, it's a five-minute walk to the National Theatre
  • Daily buffet breakfast is free, and features local fruits and cooked-to-order eggs
  • Live music on Wednesday and Friday evenings
  • Partake in traditional Costa Rican cuisine at El Patio del Balmoral

Map & Directions

The Balmoral Hotel is 11 miles from Juan Santamaria International Airport, approximately a 30-minute drive. Taxi fare one way is estimated at $24. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The Balmoral Hotel is on San Jose’s famous Central Avenue, lined with shopping and bustling with cosmopolitan Costa Rican life. In the city’s historic district, the hotel is a short walk to downtown attractions like the National Theatre and Gold Museum. Most tourists seek overnight stays in San Jose for a rest before traveling to other destinations in Costa Rica, and the Balmoral Hotel is a comfortable stay with convenient amenities for visitors.

Air-conditioned guestrooms have fireplaces and LCD televisions, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi to get in touch with friends and family back home. Rooms vary from a spacious standard room to a suite with separate living room, two televisions and a well-stocked bar. Calls to the US are free from all rooms. The property is smoke free. Daily buffet breakfast is complimentary.

The hotel’s onsite restaurant, El Patio del Balmoral, faces the busy pedestrian boulevard and serves typical Costa Rican dishes, as well as handmade pizza. There’s also a wine shop, café and bar. On Wednesday and Friday evenings, the restaurant features live music. 

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities Iron available upon request.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 7 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per vehicle (one way)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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