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Hotel Cultura Plaza

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Living area
Living area
Living area
Living area
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Hotel Cultura Plaza

Hotel Cultura Plaza

3.0 star property
Carmen hotel in city center

8.4/10 Very good

85 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • 24/7 front desk
Avenida Central, Calle 5, 25 Mt de la Plaza de la Cultura, San José, San Jose, 10104
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Minibar
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Carmen
  • Sabana Park - 12 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 23 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 34 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 9 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 12 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 13 min walk


  • El Patio - 2 min walk
  • Azafran - 2 min walk
  • Tenedor Argentino - 2 min walk
  • Restaurante Ave 2 - 2 min walk
  • Cafe More - 2 min walk

About this property

Hotel Cultura Plaza

When visiting San José, Hotel Cultura Plaza is a great choice to consider.


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

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
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
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Early 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

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

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; 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.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Cultura Plaza Hotel
Hotel Cultura Plaza San José
Hotel Cultura Plaza Hotel San José

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Cultura Plaza offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Cultura Plaza 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 Hotel Cultura Plaza?
As of 6 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Cultura Plaza on 12 Dec 2022 start from CA $84, 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 Hotel Cultura Plaza?
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 Hotel Cultura Plaza?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Cultura Plaza?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Cultura Plaza.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Cultura Plaza?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Cultura Plaza?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Delfines con Amor (3-min walk), Tico Burguesas (4-min walk), and Q' Cafe (4-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Cultura Plaza like?
Hotel Cultura Plaza is in Carmen, a short 9-minute walk from San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station and 2 minutes' walk from National Theater.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Wai, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hidden hideaway
Service there always welcoming! Rooms clean bed comfortable..
Markeith, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Beware of location
Beware! We asked for linens to be changed- it was the only time staff was requested to come in the room. After leaving my wife discovered her blue earrings were stolen as well as ALL of the small but expensive perfumes and then I checked my bag closely and all of my small but expensive colognes for travel were stolen as well. When staff was told they blamed me saying I should have noticed sooner and called police. We had used the items that morning and didn’t need them again until the following day- which is when the theft was noticed. Most staff were great. The place is great. But watched drug use across street as I ate breakfast, accosted by beggars repeatedly out front. I would recommend if weren’t for the theft and criminal element around the place. I’m former law enforcement from U.S. .
THOMAS, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Small room and small bathroom and shower.
Robert, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Merwin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was the perfect place to explore San Jose and feel like a local. There were many stores, restaurants and the museums just steps away. The staff were helpful and the breakfast tasty.
Margie, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Markeith, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

This hotel is centrally placed and was clean and functional. However it lacks a restaurant and any outside space.
Kathryn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great for a short visit.
A very good place to stay in San Jose. Right in the heart of town. Close to restaurants, National Theatre, museums and shopping. Rooms are small but well done and breakfast was very good.
Rudolph, 1-night trip with friends
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