We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Balmoral Hotel

1,429 reviews
Save
Traveller (189)
Room & Suite (371)
Storyboard
Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“el patio”(20 reviews)
“costa rica”(93 reviews)
“parking garage”(12 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
3.5 Star Hotel
All hotel details
Offers from Balmoral Hotel
Offers & Announcements: 50% off room rate
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Rooms
4 Mar5 Mar
|
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Select
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 7 partner sites to see rooms from US$82.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all San Jose hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "df99d9712c3f43a6964d54e7a13e9dcf", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":293508,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[119261070],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":4,"month":3,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":5,"month":3,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":82,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"df99d9712c3f43a6964d54e7a13e9dcf","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":119,"lowestMetaPrice":82,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":119,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":119,"lowestMetaPrice":82,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":119,"hotelName":"Balmoral Hotel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImRmOTlkOTcxMmMzZjQzYTY5NjRkNTRlN2ExM2U5ZGNmIiwiQUlLIjoiZmJjZjIzZjkyYTQ1NDBlZjllZTQ5Y2YxYzQ5MDg3ZDEifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "04/03/2018", "checkOut": "05/03/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$82", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"119261070":"TravelClickIB50"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Reviews (1,429)Write a Review
There are newer reviews for Balmoral Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
781 results
Traveller rating
293
289
131
39
29
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
293
289
131
39
29
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsel patiocosta ricaparking garagegold museumcentral locationpedestrian streetnice hotelfree callsmini barwalking distancecenter of san josebreakfast buffetfront desk staffsuperior roomenjoyed my staydowntown arearooms were clean
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
161 - 165 of 781 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel has many amenities. Great location within walking distance of many restaurants and museums, central market, etc. The hotel has large bar, restaurant, gym, pharmacy and shops. Staff is very accommodating. Rooms, howevèr, are minimum for comfort. One desk chair provided along with bed....More

Thank PHV10149
Response from Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Balmoral HotelResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you for posting your review. Yes our hotel has many amenities, as well as seven different types of rooms with different sizes and different types of accomodations. It all depends on what the guest is looking for so comfort wise our guests are usually...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The location is excellent, right in the heart of San Jose and close to museums, restaurants and shops. The reception staff spoke English and were very helpful in getting us booked on a tour (Poas/Doka/Sarchi-highly recommend this). The breakfast buffet was very good, varied and...More

Thank Blimey79
Response from Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Balmoral HotelResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback we are glad to learn you had an excellent experience with us. We look forward to hosting you again. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 3 February 2017

If you have to stay downtown San Jose, this is a good choice: very good hotel with a central location. The Jade Museum, Gold Museum and National Theatre are five minutes walks. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. And they speak English. The...More

Thank Charles S
Response from Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Balmoral HotelResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for your well thought out feedback. We greatly appreciate it and will try to improve in the areas where it is possible to do so. We hope to host you again in the future. Best regards, Alessandra

Reviewed 2 February 2017

I began and ended my Costa Rica trip at the Balmoral hotel. I found the rooms to be clean and quiet. The staff was very friendly, complementary breakfast each morning was good. If I need to stay in San Jose again, I would go back...More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank buck92105
Response from Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Balmoral HotelResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you, thank you for such a kind review. We are overjoyed to learn we exceeded your expectations and specially to read you would stay with us again, that is the best compliment we can hope to get. We look forward to hosting you again....More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

A bit of a mixed experience. The room was clean and spacious, but there were renovations happening while we were there that were quite noisy at times. Our room had a very tiny window and so was on the dark side. The front desk and...More

Thank Canyontraveller
Response from Alessandra G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Balmoral HotelResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for posting your review. We take note of your feedbacks. We do hope to host you again and tempt you to try our delicious meals. Best regards, Alessandra

View more reviews
PreviousNext
13132333435157
About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Room Service
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Concierge
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Details
Price range
US$85 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#7 Family Hotel in San Jose
#14 Business Hotel in San Jose
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$85 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#7 Family Hotel in San Jose
#14 Business Hotel in San Jose
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (189)
Room & Suite (371)
Dining (93)
Amenities (40)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Kristin W
5 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
No. I had to arrange private transportation.
0
Votes
Michelin B
30 January 2018|
Answer
Response from acorna | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean excursion pricing? Have you contacted the hotel? Generally, the excursion prices are rather similar between various distributors in Costa Rica, you can check them on the internet. Sometimes there are... More
-1
Votes
PreviousNext
12345611
Room Tips
"I stayed in both an interior room which was great for quiet and less light for sleeping. My other room was..."
Read review
"Upper floors might have some advantages"
Read review
"Had a room on floor 3 over pedestrian walkway. Very quiet (no vehicle traffic) especially when door to..."
Read review
"Small, clean, booked via Trip Advisor."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing