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Wyndham San Jose Herradura, hotel in 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
Scored 7.2
Good
Rated good
2,442 reviews
Price from$92.65per night
Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu, Costa Rica, hotel in San José

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
Scored 8.3
Very Good
Rated very good
3,090 reviews
Price from$130.50per night
Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas, hotel in San José

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
Scored 8.5
Very Good
Rated very good
2,098 reviews
Price from$94.50per night
Hilton Cariari DoubleTree San Jose - Costa Rica, hotel in San José

Featuring an outdoor pool surrounded by a garden and luxurious facilities, Doubletree offers a casino and a beauty salon in Costa Rica. Private parking and Wi-Fi is free in all rooms and public...

8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
1,263 reviews
Price from$125.10per night
Park Inn San Jose by Radisson, hotel in San José

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
Scored 8.5
Very Good
Rated very good
2,459 reviews
Price from$117.59per night
Studio Hotel Boutique, hotel in San José

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

8.9
Scored 8.9
Excellent
Rated excellent
1,841 reviews
Price from$116.10per night
Costa Rica Guesthouse, hotel in San José

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.

8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
2,232 reviews
Price from$29per night
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica, hotel in San José

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

7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
2,969 reviews
Price from$115per night
Hotel Colonial, hotel in San José

Featuring neo-colonial architecture, a terrace, garden and swimming pool, Hotel Colonial is located 1969 feet from San José main square and 5 minutes’ walk from the National Museum.

7.8
Scored 7.8
Good
Rated good
1,577 reviews
Price from$78.23per night
Hotel Novo, hotel in San José

Offering a restaurant, Hotel Novo is located in San José City Center, just a 10-minute walk from the National Theater. It features free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk.

7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
2,273 reviews
Price from$47.79per night
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  • Park Inn San Jose by Radisson
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,459 reviews

    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

  • Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu, Costa Rica
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,090 reviews

    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!

  • Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,271 reviews

    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

  • Barceló San José
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,553 reviews

    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

  • Studio Hotel Boutique
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,843 reviews

    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.

  • Crowne Plaza San Jose La Sabana, an IHG Hotel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,105 reviews

    Welcome to the Central America Paradise, Costa Rica. Pura vida! Upon arrival to the Juan Santamaria International Airport, just 20 minutes away, you will find our hotel ready to welcome you,...

    I got a free bottle of water as I'm a IHG member

  • Hilton Cariari DoubleTree San Jose - Costa Rica
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,263 reviews

    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

  • AC Hotel San Jose Airport Belen
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 375 reviews

    Located in San José, 22 miles from Poas National Park, AC Hotel San Jose Airport Belen provides accommodations with a fitness center, private parking, a terrace and a restaurant.

    The hotel was very clean and had very good facilities

Budget hotels in San José

  • City Express by Marriott San José Costa Rica
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,242 reviews

    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

  • Hotel Casa Roland San Jose
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,155 reviews

    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.

    Quiet location, great staff and very nice breakfast.

  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,672 reviews

    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!!

  • Fleur de Lys
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,747 reviews

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

    A more traditional atmosphere with nice furnishings

  • Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,096 reviews

    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

  • Hotel Palma Real
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,089 reviews

    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.

  • El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel & Steakhouse
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,207 reviews

    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!

  • Hotel Otoya 1907 Downtown
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 365 reviews

    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.

    Good location, simple but organised room with all you need

Hotels located in the center of San José

  • La Sabana Hotel Suites Apartments
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 2,002 reviews

    Apartotel La Sabana is located 0.9 mi from central San José and offers self-catering accommodations with free WiFi access, breakfast included with the rate and an outdoor pool.

    Staff is great, Food was very good, Room perfectly clean

  • Hotel Residence Inn Suites Cristina
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 468 reviews

    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

  • Hilton San Jose La Sabana
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 694 reviews

    Located in San José, Hilton San Jose La Sabana offers 4-star accommodations with a terrace and a bar.

    Amazing service, comfortable rooms, tasty breakfast

  • Hotel Plaza Real Suites & Apartments San Jose
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 292 reviews

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

    Everyone at the hotel was very friendly and helpful

  • Hotel Ave del Paraíso
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 302 reviews

    Offering a restaurant and a fitness center, Hotel Ave del Paraíso is located in central San José. The buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi access are free of charge.

    The location was great. The facilities were very nice.

  • Hotel Presidente
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 700 reviews

    Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center is located in the heart of San José and 328 feet from Costa Rica’s National Theater and Plaza de la Cultura. It offers free daily breakfast and free WiFi access.

    Great hotel with friendly staff and lovely atmosphere

  • Casa Leon Guesthouse
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 435 reviews

    Set in central San José, Hotel Casa León offers its guests a computer with internet access, a shared lounge area with a TV, and free Wi-Fi access.

    The room was really comfortable and the stuff was very friendly!

  • Soluxe el sesteo
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 5 reviews

    Located in San José, 29 miles from Poas National Park, Soluxe el sesteo has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a restaurant.

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What Guests Said About San José:

  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0

    If you like a big city, San Jose is great.

    If you like a big city, San Jose is great. We live in southern Costa Rica and only go to San Jose for doctor visits and shopping. It's best to take a taxi or Uber in San Jose. The traffic is crazy. Be sure to use the WAZE app instead of Google for driving around. It stays more up to date.
    Gary
    Costa Rica
  • 10
    Scored 10

    I did a tour for the first two weeks of the volcano area,...

    I did a tour for the first two weeks of the volcano area, rain forest, Caribbean, and then the Pacific side of the island. During the tour, we also ziplined, rode horseback, white water rafting, soaked in hot springs, and hiked the rain forest and volcano areas. When the tour ended I stayed for another 10 days in downtown San Jose and did day trips out of the apartment. People are family-oriented, friendly, and supportive. You can drink the water and use US electric devices. Go, you will love it.
    Florence
    United States of America
  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0

    We stayed here on our last night but wished we hadn't.

    We stayed here on our last night but wished we hadn't. The hotel was good but there was nothing special about the city and we would have preferred to be back in Alajuela where we stayed on the first night. There was much less traffic there and lots of different birds in the trees. The park in San Jose only had grackles.
    Elizabeth
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 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
    Scored 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
    Scored 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

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  • From $108.42 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 858 reviews
    Beautiful property. This house that has been turned into a hotel is very luxurious. It also was very clean with no black mold. We arrived in Costa Rica during the rainy season. I am sensitive to black mold. Every hotel we stayed at but this one has a black mold issue. This one does not. It has a beautiful pool, beautiful view, this is the nicest non-chain hotel I found in San Jose Costa Rica. I liked this hotel so much we came back a day early to San Jose so we could stay here again.
    Katherine
    United States of America
  • From $123.42 per night
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 958 reviews
    If you want to stay close to Downtown San Jose, this is the place. A quiet neighborhood close to a street full of life and nice restaurants. Downtown is an easy walking distance. Check-in was fast and efficient and the on-site parking is very secure at no extra charge. Everything in our room was new and clean, including a washer and dryer. The view from the 11th floor was spectacular both at night and during the day. This is hands-down our first choice for a hotel San Jose
    James
    Poland
  • 8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 289 reviews
    Oscar, the hotel manager, is an excellent person who takes care of guest needs promptly and in a very courteous manner. He goes above and beyond to make the guest feel comfortable and at home. He is a well-educated, respectful and charismatic individual. This, coupled with the great hotel amenities made our stay very pleasant. I would definitely book this hotel again if I had to come back to the US Embassy in Pavas, San José, Costa Rica for another appointment.
    Norman
    Costa Rica
  • From $153 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,553 reviews
    Loved the central location to San Jose, the beautiful gardens surrounding the hotel and amazing views of the city from the pool area. The hammocks were delightful way to spend a lazy afternoon. The rooms were beautifully appointed, food was tasty and I truly appreciated the free shuttle to and from the airport. I enjoyed staying there and highly recommend a stay however, be aware there are always people in the entrance due to tour company travelers.
    Susan
    United States of America
  • From $141.25 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,672 reviews
    The only proper modern hotel in our stay in Costa Rica, modelled on the Western standards. Large room with a huge bed, table, chest of drawers, closet with iron and board, spacious bathroom with a powerfull shower - all in a good state. The buffet style breakfast was varied and tasty. Central pool looked big - although we didn't use it. There's an area with several restaurans nearby and hotel provides free shuttles to the aiport which was handy.
    Vladislav
    United Kingdom
  • From $97.02 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 600 reviews
    it is a historic property with lots of charm. It’s has a wonderful breakfast shop and bakery and the Hostess Debbie is wonderful. Also attached is Amon cafe and restaurant which serves excellent tasting food and large portions for a great price. It also has a nice bar. The hotel is within walking distance to all the central historic and scenic parts. It’s my favorite hotel in the downtown area.
    Paul
    United Arab Emirates
  • From $76.28 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,006 reviews
    Very friendly hotel in a great area of San Jose. Bars/ restaurants and coffee places everywhere, but quiet and secluded. Rooms are simple with a comfy bed and good shower. The shower gel smelt of bubblegum 💙 Breakfast included - either continental or typical. We went for typical and it was tasty. Would definitely stay again if we were in that area.
    Katie
    United Kingdom
  • 9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 2,002 reviews
    We enjoyed everything at the hotel. The staff was exceptional. Always willing to help and accommodate our needs. The suite was just as comfortable as can be. The layout of the room was wonderful. Just really enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was great. We don't have any complaints. We come to San Jose area a lot so we will be staying again!
    Ranzel
    United States of America
  • From $56.50 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,586 reviews
    The staff is wonderful and very helpful. Breakfast was very good (bread, jams, juice, fruit, and eggs with a slice of tomato) and plentiful. The location is great for exploring downtown San Jose, walking distance to almost everything. The owner even arranges affordable transportation to/from the airport.
    Nadia
    United States of America
  • From $63.16 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,273 reviews
    Hotel Novo was perfect for a short stopover in San José. I needed to be near Terminal 7-10 and the Tuasa stop, and Hotel Novo couldn't have been more convenient. The room was very comfortable—good bed, A/C, and hot water. There were good shops, cafés, restaurants, and more in the surrounding area.
    Joshua
    United States of America
  • From $84.75 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,193 reviews
    Beautiful hotel tucked away in a quiet part of San Jose overlooking the city. The pool area and gardens were beautiful and they had a lovely communal space to relax in. The room was huge and very comfortable. The staff were very helpful and breakfast was good.
    Emmalou89
    United Kingdom
  • From $56.50 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 687 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 $147.65 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,459 reviews
    Location is perfect for san jose, within walking distance to downtown. We were surprised when the airport transfer (arranged brilliantly by the hotel), got to Park Inn so quickly. Beds and rooms really comfortable
    John
    United Kingdom
  • From $55.82 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,830 reviews
    The location couldn't be better if you want to see downtown San Jose and the museums. We had the terrace suite and liked it very much. Staff were friendly and helpful.
    Inge
    United States of America
  • From $194.41 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,276 reviews
    So comfortable. Great food. Fast check in/out. Convenient location. Amazing staff. We have stayed in many, many hotels in the San Jose area, this is now number one.
    Lisa
    Costa Rica
  • From $80.68 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,747 reviews
    The location of the hotel is amazing and the house is really beautiful. It also offers a lot of separate areas to sit down. Great option when in San Jose
    Lore
    Belgium
  • From $194.27 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,271 reviews
    Really beautiful hotel right next to the property. Only concern is surrounding areas don’t feel very safe but it’s San Jose so not hotels fault.
    Miss-Natalie
    United Kingdom
  • From $106.79 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,096 reviews
    Very friendly staff. The breakfast was delicious. Good hotel to spend the night in San José before embarking on your journey around Costa Rica.
    Katja
    Germany
  • From $129.95 per night
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 201 reviews
    lovely boutique hotel great location near airport quiet large rooms lovely staff great breakfast nice views
    Leah
    Canada
  • 9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 2,002 reviews
    Very clean. Close to airport and San Jose downtown and La sabana park. Breakfast was excellent!
    Erik
    United States of America

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