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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Presidente

4-star4 stars
Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose, San Jose, 2922-1000, Costa Rica

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Gold Museum (Museo de Oro)
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Wonderful stay. They put us in a top floor Suite which we loved. Breakfast was great!…Apr 1, 2021
  • Great hotel in the heart of San Jose. Very nice place with excellent service and its well…Mar 22, 2021

Hotel Presidente

from ZAR 1,455
  • Standard 1 Double 1 Twin
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around Hotel Presidente


  • In Catedral
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 1 min walk
  • Plaza de la Cultura - 2 min walk
  • National Theater - 3 min walk
  • Parque Espana - 6 min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design - 8 min walk
  • Mercado Central - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 35 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 8 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 11 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 13 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 80 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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


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

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*

  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle within 50 km*

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
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1963
  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Norwegian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Las Americas Restaurant - This rooftop bar specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Hotel Presidente’s small print

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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.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 50000.00 per night

Pet deposit: USD 12000 per day

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 for adults and USD 8 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 12000 per pet, per day

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20000 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.

FAQs for Hotel Presidente

  • Does Hotel Presidente offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Presidente 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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Presidente?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel Presidente?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Presidente?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of USD 12000 per pet, per day, and there's also a deposit of USD 12000 per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Presidente?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Presidente?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include La Mancha (4-min walk), Wong's (4-min walk), and Mondo Birra (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Presidente?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20000 per vehicle one way.
  • What is there to do at Hotel Presidente and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and horseback riding, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Hotel Presidente also has a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9,0 From 416 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
The best possible option in San Jose
Amazing place. Old sewing factory restored to be a super eclectic modern hotel. Safe, beautiful, in city center, amazing views. We got the suite 803. The outdoor/indoor shower is worth it. Oh and the restaurant on the roof has the best food. Everyone thru the whole stay was super friendly and helpful. Concierge helped us find a dive store we desperately needed. Will visit again for sure.
Rachel, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Class personified
My stay at the Hotel Presidente was 5 star stay across the board from the staff, the friendly customer service, the cleanliness and the location, i would stay again
kareem, us6 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Keep a look out when you are driving there! It is tucked in and we passed it three times. But the stay was amazing! Parking attendant was super friendly and helped us with our bags. The front desk woman also so helpful and friendly. We told them we had to leave early to catch out flight back home and since we would be leaving earlier than breakfast they had a boxed breakfast waiting for us in the morning. Super cute decor. Rooms are a little small but nothing to complain about. Loved the staff and vibe here!
Alex, us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Great location! Simple rooms.
Great location. No frill rooms. Great decor in the main areas. Restaurant was cute and had great ceviche. The hotel didn’t provide coffee in the room or in the lobby, which seemed bizarre. The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything in the street and halls, but we slept just fine!
Jessica, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Location of this hotel is great, very nice stuff, free parking was very useful to us.
ludovit, us1 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Staff are very nice. Place is very cute and clean but a bit old.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Very convenient hotel
Gregory, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
friendly staff
great location , spacious rooms ; great staff
Andrew, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Excellent service, front desk people were amazing! Restaurant was very good also. From there you can take any tour! Yes I would be back👍
Victor, us7 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Very friendly staff, go above and beyond to help you on your stay and give advice on local eats, the breakfast included is also VERY good
us1 night romance trip

Hotel Presidente