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“The Best Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Presidente

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Hotel Presidente
Ranked #6 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Thomas, Canada
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2 reviews
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“The Best Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

We had a wonderful time at Hotel Presidente.All the staff were very helpful and went out of their way to be helpful.We loved the location being right on Central Ave.The rooms were very nice.We would return here in a heartbeat if we ever went back to San Jose.Loved it for it's perfect location!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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KCarterL, General Manager at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
Dear Eibbed6,

We hope you can come back in a heartbeat! All Presidente team will be glad to welcome you again and if you loved the location we also invite you to visit our web page calendar of San Jose fests and activities. Warm regards,

Katherine Carter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

I was only here one night and stayed in the jacuzzi suite. It was awesome. Staff was great. Location was key to being able to walk around to most of the attractions and this place is right in the middle of it all. FOOD WAS AMAZING at this hotel, probably best meal I had all trip. Only bad thing was the noise from the busy streets and the train honking but I would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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KCarterL, General Manager at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review, 9 February 2012
Dear Shanetastic,

I am glad you enjoyed your stay in town, great you loved the food! San Jose is really vibrant and noisy, you are right, and it was the reason we installed the sound proof windows on firsts floors, to prevent that noise while sleeping. When you come back, I will love to invite you for lunch or dinner as we are adding 10 costarican cuisine dishes to our menu which is mostly international by now, so having your feedback will be very much appreciated. Cordially,

Katherine Carter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

not many things to do in san jose, but after arrival or before departure this is the best solution

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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KCarterL, General Manager at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
Dear bestsZagreb,

Thanks for recommending our hotel. If ever staying longer our calendar of San Jose fests and activities might be helpful,it is on our “Must do” tab of the website. At your service,

Katherine Carter
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

We spent a week at the Hotel Preidente. It is small but very special. Located right on the central avenue pedestrian boulevard. Hotel is upgrading the rooms with wi-fi. They were able to put a router in our room because we have IPads. The staff is friendly and always willing to help.

  • Stayed January 2012
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KCarterL, General Manager at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review, 9 February 2012
Dear Guffeyman.

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad to hear staff was willing to help. We hope you can come back to visit our city and hopefully be able to use the new WiFi. At your service,

Katherine Carter
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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

I stayed here the first three nights of my trip. It is wonderful hotel, very centrally located. For those that may be concerned with safety, both sides of the lobby are guarded. I never felt unsafe, either in the hotel or walking around San Jose (although I didn't do it in the evening other than walking to the retaurant). The staff was very friendly and helpful. If you are arriving into San Jose in the evening, have the hotel pick you up. The price they charge is only a little more than a taxi. I had read that it was about $25 for a cab, the hotel charged $30. For the extra $5, the drive was waiting, we didn't have to hassle with the onslaught of cabbies and there was much appreciated bottled water waiting for us. After a long flight & customs - it was the best $5 I'd spent in a while.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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KCarterL, General Manager at Hotel Presidente, responded to this review, 9 February 2012
Dear IxChel33,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We had been sending drivers with cold bottles of water to wait for our customers for a long time and this is the first time I hear that was useful so good to know and so, we will continue sending them. San Jose as any capital city must be strolled taking care of all your belongings, but it is not a violent city so great you enjoyed the time in the city. Be welcome any time soon! Cordially,

Katherine Carter
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Additional Information about Hotel Presidente

Property: Hotel Presidente
Address: Central Avenue Blvd | 7th Street, San Jose 2922-1000, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in San Jose
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#8 Family Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Presidente 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An iconic landmark in San Jose, Costa Rica, Hotel Presidente is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown San Jose. With its vibrant ambiance, modern decor and great service, our 4-star upscale hotel is the symbol of hospitality and the cultural soul Costa Rica's capital city. Celebrated for our eco-friendly tourism practices, Hotel Presidente is a window into Costa Rica's land, people and heritage. Experience an unforgettable vacation adventure, romantic getaway or business trip at Hotel Presidente... the place to relax, connect, inspire, dine, and explore Costa Rica! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Presidente San Jose
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