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Balmoral Hotel

3,5-star3,5 stars
Central Ave, between 7th and 9th St, San Jose, San Jose, 3344-1000, Costa Rica

Art Deco hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping center, near Gold Museum (Museo de Oro)
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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From 1 722 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Ordinary amenities

Balmoral Hotel

from ZAR 1,249
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room, City View
  • Standard Room (Plus)
  • Superior Plus
  • Deluxe Plus

What’s around Balmoral Hotel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) (2-minute walk)
  • National Theater (3-minute walk)
  • Jade Museum (3-minute walk)
  • National Center of Art and Culture (3-minute walk)
  • Plaza de la Democracia (3-minute walk)
  • National Museum of Costa Rica (3-minute walk)
  • Parque Nacional (5-minute walk)
  • Mercado Central (8-minute walk)
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (8-minute walk)
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art (24-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 7 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 11 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 11 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 112 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
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 deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 1 per room (up to 11 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking (limited)


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

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 (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5909
  • Conference space size (meters) - 549
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1955
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


EL PATIO DEL BALMORAL - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Balmoral Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Balmoral Hotel
  • Balmoral Hotel San Jose
  • Balmoral San Jose
  • Hotel Balmoral


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.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50 (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per vehicle (one way)

Area 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

Very good 8,0 From 350 reviews

Very good 8,0
Nice hotel, but shower issues
Room was nice and breakfast was good. The restaurant had good food for dinner and drinks, too. The shower went from lukewarm to scalding in a second and repeatedly did this, so we couldn't get a nice long shower. Instead we had to keep jumping to the side to not get burned by the water. The staff was lovely and set up a ride for us to the airport, which was nice.
usRomance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Stay in San Jose
Loved location. On central ave. Which has only foot traffic. Can walk out of hotel and go to shops in either direction. Very safe and police presence. Walked to 3 museums within walking distance. Hotel security very helpful giving directions. Am/Pm convenience store around corner. Tour pickup and drop off from hotel. Lunch specials at restaurant very reasonable and food excellent. Split one meal for two of us and they dont mind. Very filling and watched foot traffic go by while we ate. Buffet breakfast provided was great. Uber service excellent. Loved it.
Ruth, usTrip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Excelente en todo
Excelente servicio. Muy amables y siempre dispuestos a ayudarte en lo que necesites. Localización excelente. Queda en el mismo centro lo cual te facilita ir a pie a lugares importantes. El desayuno es increíble. Buffet e incluye comida típica.
Francisco, us4 night trip with friends
Good 6,0
Hotel Bal Moral
It’s not like being home. . . it’s still the third world and as that goes it’s okay!!!
STEPHEN, usOther trip
Very good 8,0
Abit Dated.. BUT, AWESOME Service
Our first room was very "Motel 6", A/C was very slow to work.. .the bedding was hard and low to the floor..Our second night we up-grated to a King Bed room for an Additional $20.00, The room was much better and we had a balcony on the walking Mall. The Property its self is a bit Dated. The food was good, Breakfast was included with a Typical Buffet.. The Staff was AWESOME!! Greats service made up for the other issues..
Wally, us2 night business trip

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