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Hotel El Maragato, San Jose

3-star3 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Ave Central, between street 1 and 3, San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica, 800-493-6808

Family-friendly hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping center, near Gold Museum (Museo de Oro)
  • Free WiFi
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From 128 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • The staff was very helpful to assist me in setting up my local Sim card. Also the…Jan. 16, 2019
  • Arrived to the hotel and had we had booked a room with a king size bed and received a…Jan. 26, 2018

Hotel El Maragato, San Jose

More Info: 866-266-9798

  • Quadruple Room
  • Family Room
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Double Room with balcony

What’s around Hotel El Maragato, San Jose


  • Heart of San Jose
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 2 min walk
  • National Theater - 4 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 7 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 9 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 9 min walk
  • Parque Nacional - 9 min walk
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 11 min walk
  • San Jose Pacific Station - 14 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 14 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 39 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 10 AM
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM
  • Express check-in
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • No parking


  • Casino shuttle *

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 65
  • Conference space size (meters) - 6
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1993
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually furnished
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 25-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Restaurante Maragato - This coffee shop specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Hotel El Maragato, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • El Maragato
  • El Maragato San Jose
  • Hotel El Maragato
  • Hotel El Maragato San Jose
  • Hotel El Maragato Costa Rica/San Jose


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.

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

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

Casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 52 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Single traveler.
No frills hotelt in great downtown location. If you enjoy lots of shopping, lots of places to eat and lots of people of all ages and economic statis then this hotel is a good place to consider. Breakfast is basic but good. I enjoy staying at the El Maragato hotel.
Robert, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
They deliver what they advertise
peter, au3 night trip
Good 6.0
Good but not convenient for visits
Nice place. No guests allowed. Will probably stay elsewhere.
usTrip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Great Location on a Wallet-friendly Budget
The hotel is located in walking distance of many museums, the National Theater, shops, and restaurants. It is a well-worn property, so if you're looking for the lap of luxury, El Maragato is not it. However, it is excellent for the price, offers an ample (not really a continental) breakfast every day, and the staff is amazingly welcoming, helpful, and cooperative.
Roberta J, us7 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Well Located, Clean and Comfortable, Budget Hotel
This hotel was very well located for walking to nearby attractions, but it's situated in a very congested and noisy commercial area. Light sleepers and guests who are bothered by loud noise should request rooms in the rear of the hotel, which are much quieter. The front desk staff was polite, friendly, and very helpful with booking sightseeing tours. The housekeeping staff was excellent. Overall, I was pleased and satisfied with my 2-week stay at this clean and comfortable budget hotel.
us14 night trip

Hotel El Maragato, San Jose

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