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1 room, 2 adults

Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose

3.5-star3.5 stars
Avenida 11, Calle 3 Bis, Barrio Amón, San Jose, Costa Rica

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Morazan Park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • i liked the availability of the casino and it was affordable Feb. 1, 2020
  • Everything is so loud. No noise barrier so you can hear what ever is said from your room.…Feb. 21, 2019

Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose

from $107 CAD
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Room

What’s around Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose


  • In Amón
  • Morazan Park - 4 min walk
  • National Park - 10 min walk
  • San Pedro Mall - 33 min walk
  • University of Costa Rica - 37 min walk
  • Sabana Park - 44 min walk
  • Parque Espana - 7 min walk
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 20 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 13 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 15 min walk
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 16 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 87 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Il Gattopardo - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

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  • Gioconda House San Jose
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Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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

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.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CRC 9 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 30 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 4)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose

  • Does Taormina Hotel and Casino offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Taormina Hotel and Casino does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Taormina Hotel and Casino?
    Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Taormina Hotel and Casino?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Taormina Hotel and Casino?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Taormina Hotel and Casino?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves Italian cuisine.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Taormina Hotel and Casino?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 30 per vehicle one-way.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 264 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Room was spacious, beds were comfortable. The bathroom was a bit dated and the bath tub coating was peeling but otherwise clean. The breakfast was tasty with generous amounts of tasty tropical fruit. We stayed twice - one night at the beginning and one night at the end of our trip. Our second night was a nice room but over the casino which was loud. I asked for another room and was promptly given a quiet room in a different part of the hotel.
Lucinda, caFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice rooms
Nice hotel. Rooms was modern and clean
Reagan, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Value, Top Customer Service
Really nice hotel & very affordable! Rooms were spacious, showers comfortable. Location was good, 3 block wanting distance from shops, restaurants. I liked it I would definitely stay here again
george, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Although an older hotel, the Taormina is organized and offers a good service. The restaurant was very good and the service excellent. On a Sunday, it was the only upscale restaurant open in the neighborhood. Its in a slightly quieter neighborhood close to the center of town. The casino appeared quite popular.
Robin, us2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Very nice hotel but it has a bed bug problem
Just to be straight up and honest with you I enjoyed my stay at this hotel The staff was very nice The rooms were clean looking the only reason I say clean looking is because of the fact that after two days in I figured out that I had bed bugs I got bit a couple times in the night the first night but I just thought okay and aunt or something got in my bed but then the next night I really got chewed up and I figured out these little red bugs were bed bugs so what I would say is I hope they clean it up because it is a nice place to stay and the only reason for any bad marks on this is because of the bed bugs no other reason
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Taormina in SJO
Clean rooms and in nice neighborhood, Amon. Staff very helpful!
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Thank you to all the staff of the Taormina Hotel
This was my first time staying here after the hotel being referred to me my a fellow traveler and I had a great time. The front desk and security staff (all shifts) was fantastic! The food was good, especially the burger. I took advantage of the wonderful massage on staff. The one thing I did not do when I was there was gamble since I am not that big of a gambler. The one downside was that the sliding shower door in my room was missing. Not a big deal for me as i made do. The other issue which is not the hotels fault at all is there was some road construction going on a few blocks from the hotel which caused some issues with traffic round the hotel during the day. Especially the dangerous intersection at the corner where the hotel is located. Other than that I loved my time there, and can't wait until I go back. Unless the change for the worse, I will stay here from now on.
us4 night trip

Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose

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