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Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • On the same street as traditional Costa Rican restaurants and shops
  • A four-minute walk to a 24-hour casino with restaurant and bar
  • Clean, simple rooms are ideal for those who want to drop off bags and head out to explore
  • Less than a five-minute walk to the national museum and national theater


Admittedly, when most people visit Costa Rica, it's for lush tropical escapes, not the bustling urban streets of San Jose. However, for the adventurous traveler, Hotel Presidente places you in a pleasant pedestrian area with lots of local color.

The hotel décor is modern and simple with few frills. Rooms look recently updated and well-maintained. The hotel provides many free services: Wi-Fi, a fitness facility, and a daily hot breakfast buffet.

It is easy to explore San Jose from this hotel because almost every attraction is less than a mile away. Hotel Presidente sits on the corner of Avenida Central in the center of San Jose next to a pedestrian mall that is lined with restaurants, shops and fast food. This area is where tourists can buy traditional Costa Rican bric-a-brac to bring home as gifts. Local cuisine is found just outside the door within the pedestrian mall and surrounding areas.

A four-minute walk will take you to Casino Club Colonial, a full casino that also houses a 24-hour restaurant and bar, great for a night out. Other attractions such as the Jade Museum, Gold Museum and Chinatown are a one- to five-minute walk from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Roof terrace
  • 100% smoke-free

Services Currency exchange available.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities Iron and ironing board available on request.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


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


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: No cribs (infant beds) available

Pets: Only dogs and cats are allowed. Maximum number of pets per room 1. Only service animals are allowed. Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

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:

Know Before You Go

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 20000 per vehicle (one way)
  • Pet deposit: CRC 12000 per day
  • Pet fee: CRC 12000 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Cash not accepted. Debit cards not accepted

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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