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Hotel Presidente

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Rooftop terrace
Rooftop terrace
Standard Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, individually furnished
Rooftop bar, alfresco dining, open daily
Lobby sitting area

Overview of Hotel Presidente

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Hotel Presidente

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Plaza de la Cultura
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

1,002 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is CA $170
Price available on 05/30/2023
Avenida Central, Calle 7, San José, San Jose, 2922-1000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • 24-hour business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Catedral
  • Sabana Park - 34 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 1 min drive
  • Central Park - 1 min drive
  • National Theater - 2 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 7 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 12 min drive
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 33 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 8 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 11 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Starbucks - 2 min walk
  • Spoon - 1 min walk
  • El Patio del Balmoral Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Hamburger Factory - 1 min walk
  • Taco Bell - 2 min walk

About this property

Hotel Presidente

Placing you 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Sabana Park and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Multiplaza Mall Escazu, Hotel Presidente offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 35 per vehicle. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the 2 restaurants, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a rooftop terrace, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, Norwegian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

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
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 80 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

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


  • Children (10 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only, 1 per room)
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle within 50 km*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1963
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Reception hall


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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Las Americas Restaurant - This rooftop bar specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 16 for adults and USD 8 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 35 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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.

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).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Presidente
Hotel Presidente San Jose Costa Rica
Presidente Hotel
Presidente San Jose Costa Rica
Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center Costa Rica
Hotel Presidente Costa Rica
Presidente San Jose City Center Costa Rica
Presidente Costa Rica

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Presidente offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Presidente 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 Presidente?
As of 29 May 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Presidente on 30 May 2023 start from CA $170, 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 Presidente?
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 Presidente?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Presidente?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 35 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Presidente?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Hotel Presidente and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and horseback riding, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Hotel Presidente also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Presidente?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and local cuisine.
What's the area around Hotel Presidente like?
Hotel Presidente is in Catedral, a short 8-minute walk from San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station and 2 minutes' walk from Morazan Park. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Michelle, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gail, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice property in Central San Jose
Spacious room. Large living room space with two armchairs, a TV, and a mini fridge. Beds and pillows are firm in a good way. My daughter and I both slept very well. The room and bathroom were clean with crisp white linens. A large glass bottle of water was provided. As a Silver member, they also brought up a complimentary welcome snack. A mild, sweet tomato salsa, plantain chips, and a bottle of beer on ice. Much appreciated at nearly 1am when we were getting settled in. Impressive breakfast buffet is included in the room price. They have Costa Rican specialties (Gallo Pinto, maduros, guava paste with cheese) and traditional American and European options (scrambled eggs, breakfast meat, roasted potatoes, toast, pancakes, yogurt, deli meat and cheese, fresh fruit, etc.) Available from 6am to 10am daily which was great since we had a couple early morning departures. Coffee and tea is available in the lobby 24/7. They also had some little pastries and bread in the lobby in the morning. There’s a small selection of drinks and snacks for purchase. We ordered room service one of the nights. The food comes from Azotea Calle 7. We got the Arroz con Pollo. It was delicious. I could have skipped the fries, but it seems to be a customary side with this dish. The hotel arranged for a cab to pick us up at the airport. $45 dollars. 20 minute ride at midnight.
Christina, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great experience
Property is great - beautiful lobby, rooftop area and great restaurant on premises. Breakfast buffet was amazing! There were chips, salsa and beers waiting in our room upon arrival which was a nice touch. Rooms had living and sleeping area which was comfortable. The one thing I would say is that the parking was not easy to locate without sending someone inside to ask. But once we found parking it was gated and car was safe, hotel staff helped us park and get out of lot safely. The area wasn’t conducive to exploring too far safely if you like to get out and walk around near your hotel. I’d still stay there again - great experience.
Nicole, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Kasey, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kristina, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Samantha, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

No window. No headboards for beds. Breakfast ok, dinners very good.
Callum, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved this hotel
The lobby and rooftop were quirky and fun. The rooms weren’t decorated to the same level and were quite plain but they were extremely clean, bed was large and comfortable, excellent aircon, and shower had great pressure. As an VIP guest we were provided with a handwritten welcome note, plantain chips, salsa and 2 Imperial beers on arrival in our room which was a nice and welcoming touch to our visit. In the morning they had coffee and breaky ready for us before getting an early transfer to the airport at 5.45am. Highly recommend this hotel and would go back. Food, cocktails and the vibe at the rooftop bar were a highlight of our visit, plus the staff were very friendly.
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Good location in the center of San Jose
Can walk to all the city center interest points, such as National Theater, Gold museum, National Museum, etc. Also close to all the shoppings. There are a few parking spots but space was very tight. Rooms are large and breakfast was good. Would stay there again
Elizabeth, 1-night trip
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