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Wyndham San Jose Herradura, hotel in San José

Wyndham San Jose Herradura

Hotel in Asuncion, San José

On the outskirts of San José, just a 10 minutes' drive from Juan Santamaria International Airport, Wyndham San Jose Herradura offers 3 outdoor pools and a casino.

7.2
Good
2,277 reviews
Price from$92.65per night
Barceló San José, hotel in San José

Barceló San José

San Jose

This classic hotel is located in a quiet area of San José, 1.9 mi from the city center.

8.4
Very Good
3,537 reviews
Price from$64.69per night
Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu, Costa Rica, hotel in San José

Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu, Costa Rica

Escazu

Featuring an indoor swimming pool, a terrace, hot tub and free high speed WiFi in all areas, this hotel is 5 minutes’ drive from the La Sabana Metropolitan Park and Multiplaza Mall.

8.3
Very Good
2,963 reviews
Price from$106.25per night
Studio Hotel Boutique, hotel in San José

Studio Hotel Boutique

San Jose

Featuring a rooftop swimming pool, Studio Hotel offers rooms with free high-speed WiFi and views of the surrounding Central Valley.

8.9
Excellent
1,806 reviews
Price from$104.78per night
Park Inn San Jose by Radisson, hotel in San José

Park Inn San Jose by Radisson

San Jose

This property is located only 1640 feet from Parque Metropolitano La Sabana Park in central San José. It offers an outdoor pool, hot tub, and a fitness center.

8.5
Very Good
2,452 reviews
Price from$159.47per night
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica, hotel in San José

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

San Jose

This stylish hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and a conference center. Each spacious room includes free Wi-Fi.

7.9
Good
3,059 reviews
Price from$115per night
Hotel Milan Costa Rica, hotel in San José

Hotel Milan Costa Rica

Hotel in San José

Hotel Milan Costa Rica features rooms in San José. This 2-star hotel offers a terrace. The accommodations provides a 24-hour front desk as well as free WiFi.

7.6
Good
2,466 reviews
Price from$49per night
Balmoral Hotel San José CR, Historic District, hotel in San José

Balmoral Hotel San José CR, Historic District

San Jose

Located in the center of San José, Balmoral Hotel San José CR, Historic District offers modern rooms with air conditioning. It features a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi, a gym and a restaurant.

7.6
Good
1,416 reviews
Price from$109per night
Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas, hotel in San José

Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas

San Jose

Offering a casino, gym and free WiFi zone, this modern Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas is located opposite España Park and the Modern Art Museum.

8.5
Very Good
1,964 reviews
Price from$94.50per night
Costa Rica Guesthouse, hotel in San José

Costa Rica Guesthouse

San Jose

The colonial-style Costa Rica Guest house offers a green tropical garden and patio with complimentary Wi-Fi, Co-Work space and two private parking.

8.2
Very Good
2,165 reviews
Price from$37per night
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San José's best hotels with breakfast

  • Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
    Breakfast options

    This modern hotel near Costa Rica’s capital of San Jose features a casino, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour fitness center. Guests enjoy several on-site restaurants and bars and an outdoor swimming pool.

    All was good, team, sizes of the rooms, cleaning.

    8.8
    Excellent · 1,321 reviews
  • Park Inn San Jose by Radisson
    Breakfast options

    This property is located only 1640 feet from Parque Metropolitano La Sabana Park in central San José. It offers an outdoor pool, hot tub, and a fitness center.

    massive room fabulous gym great location friendly staff

    8.5
    Very Good · 2,452 reviews
  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu, Costa Rica
    Breakfast options

    Featuring an indoor swimming pool, a terrace, hot tub and free high speed WiFi in all areas, this hotel is 5 minutes’ drive from the La Sabana Metropolitan Park and Multiplaza Mall.

    Everything was excellent!!! It exceeded my expectations!

    8.3
    Very Good · 2,963 reviews
  • Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton
    Breakfast options

    Located in the heart of San José, surrounded by national museums, plazas and walking boulevards, the venue is within walking distance to the main cultural and tourist attractions.

    Location, friendly staff, comfortable, breakfast, bed

    8.8
    Excellent · 1,317 reviews
  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
    Breakfast options

    Featuring 2 luxurious outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a gift shop, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and 4 well-appointed meeting rooms to host events, receptions and weddings in San Jose.

    Great staff, lovely room everything was very good!!

    8.0
    Very Good · 2,601 reviews
  • Studio Hotel Boutique
    Breakfast options

    Featuring a rooftop swimming pool, Studio Hotel offers rooms with free high-speed WiFi and views of the surrounding Central Valley.

    Stylish, tastefully updated, comfortable and clean.

    8.9
    Excellent · 1,806 reviews
  • El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel & Steakhouse
    Breakfast options

    El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel & Steakhouse is located in the San Antonio de Belen countryside. Features include a health club, tennis court, and a steakhouse restaurant as well as free WiFi.

    Very nice hotel, great restaurant, fantastic price!

    8.5
    Very Good · 1,163 reviews
  • Hilton Cariari DoubleTree San Jose - Costa Rica
    Breakfast options

    Featuring an outdoor pool surrounded by a garden and luxurious facilities, Doubletree offers a casino and a beauty salon in Costa Rica.

    Very friendly Service / employees - clean room

    8.2
    Very Good · 1,309 reviews

Budget hotels in San José

  • City Express by Marriott San José Costa Rica
    Cheap hotel

    Just a 5-minute drive from Juan Santamaria International Airport, the City Express San José Aeropuerto offers free private parking and a gym. The functional modern rooms include free Wi-Fi.

    the staff was amazing and the breakfast was delicious

    8.2
    Very Good · 1,238 reviews
  • Hotel Casa Roland San Jose
    Cheap hotel

    Just a 5-minute drive from Tobías Bolaños Airport, Hotel Hotel Casa Roland San Joseoffers a modern gym, a business and conference center and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.

    Bed very comfortable and very very good breakfast.

    8.9
    Excellent · 1,085 reviews
  • Fleur de Lys
    Cheap hotel

    In central San José, Fleur de Lys offers individually decorated rooms in a Victorian mansion. It features an attractive terrace, gardens and a restaurant.

    Comfortable hotel and very friendly staff. Breakfast was great

    8.2
    Very Good · 1,692 reviews
  • Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas
    Cheap hotel

    Offering a casino, gym and free WiFi zone, this modern Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas is located opposite España Park and the Modern Art Museum.

    clean, big room, good breakfast, comfortable parking

    8.5
    Very Good · 1,964 reviews
  • Hotel Palma Real
    Cheap hotel

    Hotel Palma Real is set in San José, 1312 feet from La Sabana Park, home to the Costa Rica National Stadium. The hotel offers a gym, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

    Rooms were very clean and comfy. Great breakfast.

    8.4
    Very Good · 1,013 reviews
  • Barceló San José
    Cheap hotel

    This classic hotel is located in a quiet area of San José, 1.9 mi from the city center.

    nice personal fantastic garden good service good food

    8.4
    Very Good · 3,537 reviews
  • Soy Local San José
    Cheap hotel

    Soy Local San José features an outdoor swimming pool, garden, a shared lounge and terrace in San José. With free WiFi, this 3-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar.

    La gustó la atención del personal sobre todo de Liz.

    8.0
    Very Good · 328 reviews
  • Hotel Otoya 1907 Downtown
    Cheap hotel

    Located in San José and with Poas National Park reachable within 31 miles, Hotel Otoya 1907 Downtown provides a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a restaurant.

    La ubicación es muy cerca del centro de la ciudad.

    8.1
    Very Good · 329 reviews

Hotels located in the center of San José

  • Hilton San Jose La Sabana
    Central location

    Hilton San Jose La Sabana in San José features 4-star accommodations with a terrace and a bar. Offering a restaurant, the property also has a fitness center, as well as an indoor pool and a sauna.

    Amazing service, comfortable rooms, tasty breakfast

    8.7
    Excellent · 672 reviews
  • Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu
    Central location

    Located in the exclusive commercial area of Avenida Escazú, a few steps from the Cima Hospital and only 0.6 mi from the Multiplaza Shopping Center and Itskatzú plaza.

    Great location, very high-class finish, and comfort.

    8.8
    Excellent · 385 reviews
  • Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio
    Central location

    Set in a residential area, next to Costa Rica Country Club, Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio features 2 outdoor pools, a hot tub and gym. A free airport shuttle service is offered.

    Very nice location and superfriendly serviceminded staff!

    8.8
    Excellent · 486 reviews
  • Hotel Residence Inn Suites Cristina
    Central location

    Located in central San José, just 984 feet from La Sabana Park, Hotel Suites Cristina offers its guests fully appointed accommodations with free WiFi access and daily cleaning services.

    very central and great breakfast and comfortable beds

    8.7
    Excellent · 443 reviews
  • Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Escazu
    Central location

    Located in Escazu the most exclusive area of the city, next to Plaza Itskatzu, close to the Multiplaza shopping center, CIMA Hospital, and Escazu Avenue, this family-friendly hotel is surrounded by a...

    Everything great! We love it. Close to everything.

    8.7
    Excellent · 438 reviews
  • Hyatt Place San Jose Pinares
    Central location

    Located within the Momentum Shopping Center, Hyatt Place San Jose Pinares offers an outdoor pool, and 24-hour gym. Each stylish room has free Wi-Fi and city views.

    comfortable rooms, location to shops and restaurants

    8.7
    Excellent · 466 reviews
  • Hotel Plaza Real Suites & Apartments San Jose
    Central location

    A 5-minute drive from the center of San José, this hotel offers stunning volcano views "from the cafeteria" and full leisure facilities.

    Es muy limpio y con las condiciones para pasarla bien

    8.6
    Excellent · 273 reviews
  • AC Hotel by Marriott San Jose Escazu
    Central location

    AC Hotel by Marriott San Jose Escazu in San José provides accommodations with a fitness center and a shared lounge. The hotel offers a Spanish restaurant.

    Location Room Toiletries, they thought of everything

    8.6
    Excellent · 357 reviews

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What Guests Said About San José:

  • 10

    There is plenty to do in San Jose and the surrounding area.

    There is plenty to do in San Jose and the surrounding area. Three places to recommend: the Jade Museum, the Post Office Museum and Lankester Botanical Garden on the road to Paraiso. The Jade Museum is a revelation - it is in a new building and has a wonderful exhibition about the Pre-Colombian inhabitants of Central America. Don't be put off by its title - it is not a museum of dusty cabinets full of jade objects. Just to the right of the entrance to the Central Post Office is a museum with displays of various themes - space, calypso, biodiversity - illustrated with stamps from all over the world. The Lankester Gardens is a gem. It's a centre for the study of orchids so visit at the right time of year, e.g. March, when many are in flower. The gardens are beautifully laid out and very well cared for.
    Richard
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0

    Great city.

    Great city. Nice and friendly people with plenty of places to visit, especially their natural parks. Food is good, and the water is safe to drink in the city. Although the locals warned me to be cautious but I felt safe.
    Chep
    Switzerland
  • 6.0

    We were in San Jose for 2 days; meeting a group coming in...

    We were in San Jose for 2 days; meeting a group coming in from the USA to walk The Camino de Costa Rica so met our outfitter and guide. We visited the Jade Museum and would have gone to the Gold Museum if we had time. We did a long walk in the city to visit a famous hotel ( Grano de Oro). It's a busy city during the day and we were warned not to walk alone at night.
    Barbara Phinney
    United States of America
  • 6.0

    I really enjoyed visiting La Paz Waterfalls and hour and a...

    I really enjoyed visiting La Paz Waterfalls and hour and a half from San Jose. Book private tour from Viator . If you want an exceptional dining experience book a reservation at Grano de Oro restaurant in San Jose. It is expensive but a dinning experience you won't forget.
    Susan
    United States of America
  • 8.0

    Costa Rica is a developing country so we were realistic.

    Costa Rica is a developing country so we were realistic. The capital city has a few interesting buildings and sites but it also has a lot of poverty. We did not experience any unfriendly people but the city certainly has a lot of rough sleepers and many of these poor souls displayed signs of mental illness (I am a retired mental health nurse). This prompted us to walk mainly in the main streets and avoid side streets. We did not venture out in the evening. We visited a couple of museums/art galleries and the central cultural square and indoor market. The national theatre is a must and the cathedral is worth a short visit. 2 to 3 days in San Jose is adequate to see and feel what it has to offer.
    Colm
    United Kingdom
  • 6.0

    We stayed right in the centre and arrived after dark on a...

    We stayed right in the centre and arrived after dark on a Saturday night - to be honest it looked a bit questionable on the way in. We didn't leave the hotel that night but did go for a walk in the morning. From a tourist point of view its quite limited - particularly when you know that the mountains and national parks are next. Unfortunately the markets are closed on Sunday - even if they were open I think a half day is sufficient.
    NomadZ
    United Kingdom

Explore guest reviews of hotels in San José

  • From $108.42 per night
    9.1
    Wonderful · 821 reviews
    The hospitality was excellent! The staff were super caring, accommodating, and informative. Breakfast was great. The entire facility was immaculate. The pool area was beautiful. It was short taxi or UBER ride to the downtown market and walking distance to other shops, restaurants, and casino. The entire hotel was charming. Staff provided umbrellas during the rains and often met us at the security gate to assist us when we returned. They always went above and beyond to provide the kindest service.
    Effie Mahone RU Trippin
    United States of America
  • From $127.69 per night
    9.0
    Wonderful · 1,938 reviews
    Very friendly and helpful staff. Great breakfasts. Clean room and comfy bed. Great cooling off in courtyard pool. Located near Park and free gallery of Costa Rica art which was really interesting. Away from the busy centre of San Jose but walk there in 30mins. Close to some good restaurants. Taxi to airport around 25 minutes. Taxi to main Tracopa bus station about 10 minutes. Staff organised taxi for us and it arrived with in minutes. High recommend hotel.
    Nick
    United Kingdom
  • From $56.50 per night
    8.9
    Excellent · 1,497 reviews
    Great little property close to downtown - easy access to public transportation. The owners of the property made us feel very welcome - the rooms are small but have all the essentials that you need for a stay in San Jose - very comfortable beds, well appointed bathroom and the in room safe. A delicious breakfast was also included in the room rate - with the option to purchase more if you so desire - but bread, jam and poached eggs were great.
    Martin
    United States of America
  • From $80.75 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 3,537 reviews
    A good four star hotel with everything you expect. We stayed here before and the standard rooms are spacious and well appointed. This time, we were bumped to a suite which was very comfortable. The lounge area is big and comfortable. The bar is good with meals at reasonable prices. The garden and pool area is very pretty. It's a little way out of the centre of San Jose, but very convenient for the airport, with a free bookable shuttle.
    David
    United Kingdom
  • From $180.80 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 727 reviews
    The location for visiting the museums in San Jose is excellent. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is modern and clean, and our room was furnished very nicely. The bed was comfortable and the linens were of very good quality. Some reviewers complained of noise from other rooms, but we could not hear our neighbors. The rooftop sitting area is beautiful.
    Helen
    United States of America
  • From $207.13 per night
    8.5
    Very Good · 2,452 reviews
    This hotel is a great location to explore downtown San Jose on foot. We had a room on the 11th floor and the views of the city were awesome. It was clean, the a/c worked well, the king size bed was in the Goldilocks zone (not too hard, not too soft!) The buffet breakfast was extensive. The staff were friendly and helpful.
    Samantha
    Canada
  • From $300.58 per night
    7.6
    Good · 1,416 reviews
    The hotel did what it needed to. Clean and the staff were helpful. The aircon wasn't working properly and so they moved our room without an issue. In hindsight we wouldn't have stayed in downtown San Jose as it's all a bit run down, but if you want to be in the centre of town then this hotel will do the job.
    Chris
    United Kingdom
  • From $55.82 per night
    8.5
    Very Good · 1,739 reviews
    It's in downtown San Jose so it's close to great food and transportation. The staff went over and beyond to help me so much I booked 2 more nights. Across the street from the jade museum, this oasis always had a soft breeze blowing in with beautiful plants hanging around. Comfortable beds with hot water!!
    Sonika
    United States of America
  • From $192.10 per night
    8.3
    Very Good · 2,963 reviews
    Great location between SJO airport and San Jose downtown. Perfect if travelling via the airport with easy access parking facilities. Indoor pool and gym well maintained. Staff is very service oriented and perfect English for those that don't speak Spanish. Good breakfast with very fresh produces.
    Francesco
    Belgium
  • From $123.06 per night
    8.2
    Very Good · 1,707 reviews
    The place is well disposed for solo traveler: locker, box to store items in the bed, bathroom to hang your clothes and items, … Clean and facility on top. There is also a nice rooftop space. Also the neighborhood seems much better than the rest of downtown San Jose.
    Kelly
    Belgium
  • 7.7
    Good · 1,478 reviews
    The staff was very friendly. So friendly we decided to come back at the end of our trip in Costa Rica. Everything is very clean. Breakfast is included (fresh fruits, bred with jam and coffee). It's located in a peaceful area of San José.
    Stephanie
    Ireland
  • From $127.13 per night
    8.5
    Very Good · 1,964 reviews
    Hotel is well located close to downtown San Jose at walking distance from parks, restaurants and museums. Parking is closed gate and there is 24h security, which helps with safety. Wifi was really good and breakfast had a lot of variety.
    Rafael
    United States of America
  • From $56.50 per night
    7.9
    Good · 705 reviews
    Location for this hotel is great. It's in the heart of Barrio Escalante which is the best area in San Jose. it's got many great restaurants and shops and easy, safe walking areas. It's a very basic hotel, but the price reflects that.
    Jeanne
    United States of America
  • From $300.58 per night
    7.6
    Good · 1,416 reviews
    It is in a great location if you want to be in San Jose (Costa Rica). You get to walk to places and many taxi near. Also they have got a very good restaurant. It is not obvious the restaurant is part of the hotel but I think it is.
    Faramarz
    United States of America
  • From $31.70 per night
    7.1
    Good · 345 reviews
    Great Hotel with super prices! I stayed there a few nights...Payed the same I sometimes do for hostel dorms but had a very good, clean private room. Location is 5 minutes walk from downtown area and the people are nice and helpful
    P
    Pascal
    Switzerland
  • From $106.08 per night
    7.9
    Good · 1,552 reviews
    What a gem of hotel in San Jose. Good Food, Clean Room, generally clean premises and a good pool for a dip after a busy 10 days around costa rica. Only stayed 1 night but would be ideal for a short city break.
    Jack
    United Kingdom
  • From $96.05 per night
    8.2
    Very Good · 1,692 reviews
    The downtown location of this hotel allows for exploring San Jose on foot. The hotel is located in a building with history and charm, which was nice. The staff was very helpful and polite.
    eendragmakmag
    Netherlands
  • From $56.50 per night
    7.9
    Good · 705 reviews
    Old San José property but super quaint. Old open floor plan… outdoor courtyard… rooms a comfortable size… absolute great location for downtown… unbeatable price.
    Giancarlo
    Costa Rica
  • From $152.52 per night
    8.9
    Excellent · 1,806 reviews
    This is one of my favourite places to stay in the San Jose area and I absolutely love Santa Ana. Perfect boutique hotel with lovely comfortable rooms.
    Joanne
    United Kingdom
  • From $33.90 per night
    5.6
    Above average · 38 reviews
    The owners are extremely kind and very helpful. It’s also REALLY close to the downtown San José area, with many cheaper restaurants on this block.
    Pritchard
    United States of America

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