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Hotel Presidente

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Starting at $77 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights

Stay in the heart of the city when you book a vacation at the Hotel Presidente in San José. This vibrant Costa Rican hotel sits in the bustling downtown area, steps away from cultural attractions, entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.


Artsy Hotel Presidente
Artsy Hotel Presidente

If you like to be where the action is, book a stay at the Hotel Presidente in San José when you visit Costa Rica. This vibrant hotel sits in the heart of the city's electric downtown area, where it is surrounded by the best the region offers in culture, dining, adventure and nightlife.

Start each morning by refueling with a complimentary breakfast buffet, then head out to enjoy neighborhood attractions. The city is abuzz day and night and the hotel is within easy walking distance of theater offerings, concerts, art galleries and museums. There are also markets, parks and a children's museum to explore. Nightlife abounds with plenty of bars, restaurants and pubs.

Hotel Presidente is easy to spot among all the area attractions. Sitting at the corner of 7th Street and Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard, the large building is ablaze in color. Stretching over two sides of the street-side tower and a middle panel is an abstract depiction of the city done in bright orange, purple, red, blue and yellow. It makes an amazing photo and is sure to stand out among the mementos of your stay.

The hotel offers superior customer service that begins with a warm and friendly welcome and a staff that caters to your needs. You'll find the rooms and suites are well appointed and very comfortable, perfect for relaxing after a busy day or night. They also offer excellent water pressure and complimentary Wi-Fi accessibility.

Azotea Calle 7 is the hotel restaurant, which is itself an area attraction where you can dine on tapas or share plates of other local dishes in an open-air garden or at an indoor table. The rooftop restaurant and bar is an excellent place to take in the city skyline, sunsets and city surroundings while sipping a glass of wine or the latest cocktail.

Business guests and groups can take advantage of flexible meeting spaces that offer intimacy for discussions amid the fun atmosphere of the restaurant. There are always plenty of red taxis handy, and the hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

Hotel Presidente is very eco-conscious and works to minimize its global footprint. It holds a four-leaf rating (on a scale of five) for environmental impact, a certification awarded by the Costa Rica Tourist Board as part of its sustainable tourism program.

Key Features

Art throughout Hotel Presidente
Art throughout Hotel Presidente
  • Located in the heart of San Jose
  • Air Conditioning
  • Located in a very safe location
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Free Wireless Internet Acces
  • Telephone with voicemail system
  • Hair dryer
  • Complementary breakfast buffet
  • Cable TV
  • In room oversized Safe
  • Option of Twin, Double, Queen & King size beds
  • Complimentary Luggage Storage
  • Tour Information
  • Car Rental & Domestic Air Transportation
Starting at $77 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
City Hotel
Conference Center
Daily Maid Service
Fitness Center
Flat Screen TVs
Hair Dryer
Internet Available
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Hotel Presidente, City of Colours


Standard Room at Hotel Presidente
Standard Room at Hotel Presidente

Whether you're coming in from a long flight or a long day exploring the region, Hotel Presidente offers an oasis for relaxation amid the hustle and bustle of busy downtown San José. Sink into fresh linen and soft pillows on a bed that is oh-so-comfy for a refreshing nap or a great night's rest.

A complimentary, hot breakfast buffet comes with all rooms. Enjoy omelets made to order and relax over your meal in the Las Americas room, featuring mid-century artwork. Additional amenities for each pet-friendly room include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a laptop-size safe and adjustable climate control.

Standard Rooms – Fundamental are key here. Your room features a spotless bathroom and a hot shower with plenty of water pressure. Standard rooms are 325 square feet and offer your choice of a king-size bed or two double beds.

Superior Rooms - Featuring the largest rooms in the downtown area, Superior accommodations measure an average 555 square feet to relax and dress in. Spotless bathrooms and strong, hot showers are part of the package, as is a king-size bed.

Starting at $77 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


Hotel Presidente is close to many sights and activities you can explore on your own, and hotel staff is happy to help you plan your day and get you started in the right direction. Here are several suggestions for taking advantage of the hotel's prime downtown location.

Sightseeing – View the city's landmarks and architecture, art galleries and markets. Visit the Museo de Jade (Jade Museum) or Museo de Pre-Columbian Gold. The Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica (National Theater) and the Museo Nacional de Costa are also very close.

Visit churches – Stunning stained glass and artwork adorn the Iglesia de la Merced and is not to be missed. Also beautiful are the Iglesia de la Soledad and the Catedral Metropolitana.

Plaza strolls - Walk to one of the city's main plazas where you may find performances and celebrations taking place. Or relax in one of many area parks: Enjoy bird-watching at Parque España or take in a concert at Parque Central, which has an unusual bandstand.

Shopping – Window shop at the stores along Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard or head to the Mercado Central (Central Market) for souvenirs and hundreds of arts and crafts booths in an open-air venue.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Horseback Riding
National Park / Reserve Tours
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $77 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

San Jose Downtown Map
San Jose Downtown Map
Hotel Presidente is between 7th & 9th street on Central Avenue, one block from Plaza Cultural.

Customer Reviews for Hotel Presidente

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4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
Based on 1 review

4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
From: United States10/13/2005
"Great hotel... it was nothing too fancy but very nice compared to a lot of others! Neat and clean with a beautiful lobby and great location in downtown San Jose. The best part is the rooftop jacuzzi with Sauna you can reserve!"
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