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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Colonial, San Jose

3-star3 stars
Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6, San Jose, San Jose, 4013, Costa Rica

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Morazan Park
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Excellent location, right in downtown San Jose. Old hotel but still in good enough…Feb. 21, 2020
  • Good breakfast. Helpful staff. Our room was clean but a bit dark and dingy.Apr. 12, 2019

Hotel Colonial, San Jose

from $73 CAD
  • Standard Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Junior Suite

What’s around Hotel Colonial, San Jose


  • In Chinatown
  • Morazan Park - 6 min walk
  • National Park - 8 min walk
  • San Pedro Mall - 26 min walk
  • University of Costa Rica - 30 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 4 min walk
  • Plaza de la Democracia - 5 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 20 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 31 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 3 min walk
  • San Jose Viquez Square Station - 11 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 16 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-6:00 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)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Self 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
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1947
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Hotel Colonial, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Colonial San Jose
  • Colonial San Jose
  • Hotel Colonial Hotel
  • Hotel Colonial San Jose
  • Hotel Colonial Hotel San Jose


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher 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.

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

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

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

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 14.00 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 35 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 0 (one-way)

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 Hotel Colonial, San Jose

  • Does Hotel Colonial offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Colonial 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 Hotel Colonial?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 14.00 per day.
  • Is there a pool at Hotel Colonial?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Colonial?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Colonial?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Colonial?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Colonial?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 35 per vehicle one-way.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 84 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great place at a good price!
We are two couples on our first trip to Costa Rica. The hotel lobby, bar and pool are lovely in colonial Spanish style. The staff are pleasant and very helpful and speak excellent English. Rooms are attractive and very clean. It’s located a few blocks from many cultural aites. And there is a great restaurant just across the street. And all for a good value!
Curt, us1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Just soso
much smaller than it looks
kong, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Definitely recommend!
We loved the hotel and our room. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel felt very safe and was walkable to many good restaurants and museums.
Katelyn, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Disappointing. The "swimming pool" was basically a tiny ornamental pool, way too small for any swimming. I'm amazed if anyone even tries to use it - the front desk told me when I checked in it was very very small and they were right. Lukewarm shower at best. Terrible lighting and woefully inadequate outlets. One outlet behind the headboard with a power strip that had to be pulled out to access.
Maureen, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect diamond in the rough
Very quaint lovely hotel downtown San Jose , salt of the earth people running a magical affordable hotel
Benjamin, us1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Pretty nice spot
Service and staff were great. Everything was clean. No AC, but the ceiling fan was fine. Place was noisy due to constant honking traffic—but that’s found all over San Jose, I guess. Also, finding and paying for overnight parking was kind of a hassle. Breakfast was nice.
Lenore, us1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
warning stay elsewhere
this hotel looks great but the reality is the room was dirty,very noisy and hot--there is no a/c and the pool was dirty with lots of junk on the bottom and floating on the surface----the breakfast was good and the location was good--had 3 day prepaid reservation but had to check out after one day with no refund
kevin, us3 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
It was ok
It was ok.
us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Bring Ear Plugs!
Cute hotel. Conveniently located. Nice breakfast. Comfy bed. Clean. Good service. But right next to train tracks which, combined with traffic noise, made for little sleep.
Larry, us1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Quaint and reasonable
No parking and kind of a sketchy area. Staff was great, food was wonderful at restaurant on the property. There is no hot water from like 10am-5am or something like that, I was frustrated with parking issue after a long 1.5 days of travel and just wanted a shower. Room was beautiful.
Mettessa, us1 night romance trip

Hotel Colonial, San Jose

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