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Overview of Balmoral Hotel

Balmoral Hotel

3.5 star property
Art Deco hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping center, near Morazan Park

8.0/10 Very good

1,000 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is CA $136
Price available on 11/02/2022
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Central Ave, between 7th and 9th St, San José, San Jose, 3344-1000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Room service
  • 2 coffee shops/cafes
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center
  • 7 meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Private bathroom (not in room)

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of San José
  • Sabana Park - 13 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 21 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 35 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 7 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 10 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 11 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Balmoral Hotel

3.5-star hotel connected to a shopping center
You can look forward to free breakfast (local cuisine), a roundtrip airport shuttle, and designer stores on site at Balmoral Hotel. The onsite international cuisine restaurant, EL PATIO DEL BALMORAL, features brunch and light fare. In addition to 2 coffee shops/cafes and laundry facilities, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free valet parking
  • An area shuttle, an area shuttle, and tour/ticket assistance
  • A banquet hall, a porter/bellhop, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak well of the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Balmoral Hotel have thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Wardrobes/closets, LED light bulbs, and daily housekeeping

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 119 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (7 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (2 per room, up to 33 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free secured, covered onsite valet parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Rafting nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 7 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (5909 square feet of space)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1955
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Designer stores on site

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • LED light bulbs

Special features

Dining

EL PATIO DEL BALMORAL - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 34.00 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 6)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 11.00 (one-way)

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Balmoral Hotel
Balmoral Hotel San Jose
Balmoral San Jose
Hotel Balmoral
Balmoral Hotel Hotel
Balmoral Hotel San José
Balmoral Hotel Hotel San José

Frequently asked questions

Does Balmoral Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Balmoral Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Balmoral Hotel?
As of 2 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Balmoral Hotel on 25 Oct 2022 start from CA $101, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Balmoral Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Balmoral Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 33 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Balmoral Hotel?
Yes, there's free valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Balmoral Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 34.00 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Balmoral Hotel?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 50 (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Balmoral Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as rafting and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming and ecotours. Balmoral Hotel also has a 24-hour fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near Balmoral Hotel?
Yes, EL PATIO DEL BALMORAL offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include ChuBBs (3-min walk), Alma de Cafe (3-min walk), and Tenedor Argentino (3-min walk).
What's the area around Balmoral Hotel like?
Balmoral Hotel is in the heart of San José, a short 7-minute walk from San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station and 2 minutes' walk from Plaza de la Cultura. Travelers say the area is central and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings

8.0

Very good

8.7/10

Cleanliness

8.4/10

Staff & service

7.7/10

Amenities

8.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.0/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Kim, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Hotel to stay near Museums in SanJose Costa Rica
This is one property close by to the Museums and would highly recommend it due to its proximity , only thing is the breakfast which needs a revamp as its a fixed breakfast of Rice/beans ,eggs, piece of cottage cheese and slice of bread and the other choice is scrambled eggs and bread and the 3rd option is pancakes and fruits ,prefer they change it to a buffet breakfast so one has an option what to eat.
Simon Bolivar Zoo -SanJose Costa Rica
KEITH, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

This property it’s nice , the fact that they closed the doors and you have be shouting in a gate for someone to open them to get in its frustrating also good luck finding the entrances I had to walk all around the property at least 3 times and then trying to find the check in area was another struggle on a second floor . For the money it’s ok but if your planing on going out at night don’t stay here unless you want to be screaming on a gate trying to get someone to open it. The rooms are decent.
Alexander, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Karen, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good location, and great staff
Giovanni, 8-night business trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hotel advertised a bar, places to eat. Everything but 1 restaurant was closed. People on the streets asking for money while you sit in restaurant and the staff allowed it to happen. We moved away from side seating so they couldn’t ask for money or stuff from the street. Street was very dirty and seems unsafe to walk after 6 pm.
Barbara, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Anthony, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

HIEU, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Last day in Costa Rica and we figured we stay near the city and check it out one last time before flying home. Breakfast was good. Parking was a hit or miss but I read reviews that gave me a heads up. While our 15 yr old was in the room with our 1 yr old we went down to the restaurant and had some drinks and small plates of chicarrón. Prefect ending to our trip. I also did some laundry since we had wet clothes from Monteverde that needed drying. They were fast and affordable for traveling.
Victoria, 2-night family trip
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