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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 Jade Museum
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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From 298 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Good breakfast. Helpful staff. Our room was clean but a bit dark and dingy.Apr. 12, 2019
  • Excellent hotel for the price. Nice and clean and gives a North American feel to San…Jan. 1, 2019

Hotel Colonial, San Jose

from $72 CAD
  • Standard Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Junior Suite

What’s around Hotel Colonial, San Jose


  • In Chinatown
  • Jade Museum - 4 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 6 min walk
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 6 min walk
  • National Theater - 7 min walk
  • Parque Nacional - 8 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 8 min walk
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 27 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


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
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 or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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 path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
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.

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 76 reviews

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
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, usFamily 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

Hotel Colonial, San Jose

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