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Starting at $45 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights

Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture when you stay at Hotel Vesuvio, located in the historic downtown area of San José North. Museums, theater, dining, shopping and more are all within walking distance, and for excursions further afield, the hotel is very close to bus and train stations.


Main entrance at Hotel Vesuvio
Main entrance at Hotel Vesuvio

Make your vacation dollars go further when you stay at the budget-friendly Hotel Vesuvio, located in the historic downtown section of San José North. Quaint and cozy, the hotel’s architectural style is a match to the Spanish colonial influences you will see throughout the city and its setting puts you steps away from a variety of attractions.

When you stay at Vesuvio, you become part of this capital city’s ambiance. Stepping outside is to immerse yourself in the food, culture and history of this Central American country. Opposite the hotel, you’ll find the Plaza de la Cultura, a great place to rest and soak up the atmosphere. Enjoy the parade of vendors, clowns and pedestrians through the plaza.

Within walking distance are many cultural attractions, such as the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the National Theatre. You can also find several museums, restaurants, shopping and nightlife within easy reach. Whether you are planning an excursion or two while you’re in Costa Rica or want to sightsee in San José, the hotel’s proximity to public transportation makes it a great base from which to launch your activities.

Hotel Vesuvio is just 12 miles from the Juan Santamaría International Airport, with bus or taxi service to the downtown area, or you can arrange for a hotel shuttle. There are about 1,000 feet of sidewalk between the hotel’s front door and the bus station. A train station is just a few miles further. Having these services at hand means you don’t need to rent a car for your stay, depending on your plans.

A complimentary continental breakfast starts everyone off right. After your day, wind down afterward with drinks on the terrace in the evening air. Head in for dinner at the hotel restaurant, which serves international and American cuisine, or order in with complimentary room service. Parents can take advantage of the hotel’s family-friendly policy that allows kids to stay free when using existing beds.

If you’re visiting more for business reasons than for pleasure, the hotel also features a business center, fax and copying services. Additional amenities for all guests include a complimentary tea and coffee station, as well as complimentary, private parking.

Key Features

International Restaurant at Hotel Vesuvio
International Restaurant at Hotel Vesuvio
  • Colonial House Hotel located in San Jose
  • Just 20 minutes from SJO International Airport
  • Close to Downtown San Jose
  • Restaurant and Bar (International/Local Cusine)
  • Wireless Internet throughout Hotel
  • Private Parking
  • Luggage Storage
  • Coffee and Tea Station
Starting at $45 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
City Hotel
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Flat Screen TVs
Hair Dryer
Internet Available
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Double room, Hotel Vesuvio
Double room, Hotel Vesuvio

All guests enjoy cheerful décor and clean, comfortable rooms. Amenities for all rooms include private bathrooms, hot water, in-room safe, ceiling fans, cable TV programming and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Single Room With 1 Full Bed - Relax after a busy day in this single room that measures 161 square feet for one or two guests. The bath features a full tub for soaking tired muscles after a day of vacation activities.

Single Room With 1 Queen Bed - If you like a little more room, opt for a queen bed, which fits two very comfortably. A private bath features a shower stall and hair dryer.

Single Room With 2 Single Beds - For those who want a bed to themselves, the hotel offers this room with two singles. There’s plenty of room to move around in and you’ll enjoy a private bath too.

Double Room - There’s space enough for up to four guests in this room, which features one full and one single bed. For a relaxing night, eat in with complimentary room service and enjoy cable TV.

Deluxe Room - Fully carpeted, the deluxe includes two full beds to accommodate up to four guests. Add bubbles and soak away your cares in a full-size tub after exploring downtown San José.

Triple Room - You’ll need a little more room for bigger parties, and this room is the largest at 194 square feet. This triple includes two full and one single bed and can accommodate up to five guests.

Starting at $45 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


National Museum - Built to house members of the military, visitors can see bullets still lodged in the exterior walls from the 1948 civil war. It now houses pre-Columbian pieces and cannons from the country’s colonial era.

Jade Museum - This site boasts the world’s largest collection of jade artifacts dating to the pre-Columbian period. Learn about the importance of this semiprecious stone in art, economics, war, burial and religion.

National Theatre - Fine architecture and lavish furnishings are why this building is considered one of the city’s finest historic buildings. It hosts symphonies, plays and other professional performances.

Volcano Tours - Choose from three different tours that all feature an active volcano. The Poás Volcano offers visitors a view of a green crater lake. Irazú Volcano is the highest volcano and you can see several craters from its peak. Arenal Volcano is a unique night tour that features a relaxing hot springs pool beneath a sky full of stars.

San José City Tour - This guided tour drives you through Sabana Park before heading to the National Theatre and one of the city’s many museums. You’ll see several area landmarks and make a quick stop for souvenirs.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Butterfly Farm
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $45 (USD) / night
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San Jose North Map
San Jose North Map
Hotel Vesuvio is located in the historic downtown San José.
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