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    Hotel Presidente

    Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent47%
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    “costa rica” (153 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    One night stay after arrival in Costa Rica. Nice hotel, felt like a safe area of town. We only stayed on night. Walked around in the evening and had no problems. There was a great salsa festival up the road. Staff friendly and helpful. We...More

    Thank Richard98
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This hotel is unique... antiques in the lobby, but displayed in a modern fashion. The rooms are clean and comfortable, Located in the heart of San Jose, it is within walking distance of many shops and markets. The Centro Market is just a few blocks...More

    Thank adela402
    Response from Mario M, Owner at Hotel PresidenteResponded 4 days ago

    You are correct Adela. One of the advantages of staying at the Hotel Presidente is the privileged location to access all historic and cultural sites in the city by walking a few blocks. Great review, thank you.

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My favorite part of Hotel Presidente was the industrial decor throughout the entire property. It was extremely creative, yet kept a consistent upscale & classy look. Plus the staff was so kind, helpful, and accommodating. I absolutely recommend it before or after visiting the beaches...More

    Thank Charlotte F
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The last time we stayed here was in 2013. The hotel has had a beneficial transformation since then. The ground floor has been taken over by a shop with the reception now being one floor up. The reception area and the breakfast restaurant are much...More

    1  Thank Basil M
    Response from Mario M, Owner at Hotel PresidenteResponded 1 week ago

    Outstanding feedback. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review, and for coming back to the Hotel. We do have an agreement with nearby parking lots, so there are opportunities to park within a block of the hotel, when our lot...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had some family matters to take care of in San Jose prior to leaving for Manuel Antonio and I got an exceptionally good deal at El Presidente. It is a former shoe factory, turned hotel, that has recently had a facelift on the inside....More

    Thank kt3
    Response from Mario M, Owner at Hotel PresidenteResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your response. Just to clarify, the Hotel Presidente opened in 1963 and has been in the same location ever since. On the street level Costa Rica's premier clothing stores were located - the Dama and Caballero Elegante. As part of the upscale...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Price range
    • US$85 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Casino Hotel in San Jose
    • #6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
    • #8 Family Hotel in San Jose
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
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    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 82
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    • Also Known As
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    • Hotel Presidente Costa Rica/San Jose
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    erialcnosnhoj
    18 July 2017|
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    Response from Daniel M | Property representative |
    Hello Claire, The shuttle Service is $36 total up to 6 passengers and luggage. The driver will be clearly identified and waiting for you at arrivals. If you wish to book it, just send us your flight information to our main... More
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    Liane G
    18 June 2017|
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    Yes, we have a transportation company that can pick you up or bring you to the San Jose airport. They do charge for the service.
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    10 May 2017|
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    Response from Daniel M | Property representative |
    Hello Ann, We don't have that service yet. We do have "regular" laundry service, and there is a laundromat a few blocks from the hotel. Pura vida! Daniel
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    "Stay on third floor. Easy access and no wait on elevators"
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    "Rooms with King size beds better than those with doubles"
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    "we had room 302 and 402 both were nice rooms!"
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    "Top floor to avoid street noise."
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