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Casa Vacacional Pino Azul
San Diego, Cartago (province)
The price is $60 per night
0.4 mi from city center
Casa Vacacional Pino Azul
Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
4.5 out of 5
In Front of Multiplaza Shopping, Escazu, San Jose
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The price is $136 per night
10.79 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (405 reviews)

"Everything It Was Excellent!!! The Room Service Was Great!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
Hyatt Place San José/Pinares
3.5 out of 5
Plaza Momentum Pinares, Curridabat, San Jose
The price is $89 per night
1.41 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (281 reviews)

"Nice property in a cool location. Roberth at the front desk greeted me with a smile and remembered my name every time I passed by. I was impressed."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Hyatt Place San José/Pinares

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Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $81 per night
5.62 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"The restaurant on the 4th floor was excellent. The staff was very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica
Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
The price is $30 per night
12.92 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,030 reviews)

"Nice place to stay, recommended for a couple or single person"…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

Hotel Luisiana
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, Calle Blancos, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $92 per night
5.99 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,112 reviews)
Costa Rica 2020

"Onsite restaurant was very nice and clean and the workers were friendly. Rooms were spacious and clean. Only issue about the rooms were they did not come with a mini fridge to keep our waters cold or a microwave. Other than that, we had a great experience"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Studio Hotel Boutique
4 out of 5
50 meters North of the Red Cross, Santa Ana, San Jose
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The price is $85 per night
12.97 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,182 reviews)

"Great hotel! Follow very good hygiene protocols. The service was unique and excellent"…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Studio Hotel Boutique
DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
4 out of 5
San Antonio de Belen Ciudad Cariari, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
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The price is $90 per night
11.87 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (872 reviews)

"beautiful and convenient, friendly and helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Ave 2da, calles 40-42, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $69 per night
7.03 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (595 reviews)

"Excellent location. Great bounteous breakfast included, clean property and room. It is a $30.00 usd taxi ride to the airport, or $10.00 per person shuttle."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard de Rohrmoser, La Sabana, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $129 per night
7.85 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (203 reviews)
Good value

"Clean and comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff. Good restaurant."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana
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Visiting San Diego

Visitors can enjoy all that San Diego has to offer including its shopping. Top sights around the area include Parque Nacional, National Museum of Costa Rica, and Jade Museum.

  • You'll find 34 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Cartago
  • The closest major airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 10.2 mi (16.5 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), 15.5 mi (24.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Diego

The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Terramall is a favorite for retail therapy. In the area, you'll also find Parque Nacional and National Museum of Costa Rica.

As you start planning your visit to San Diego, the best accommodation may not be centrally located but there are 206 hotels and other lodging options within the local area. Listed here are places to stay in the area:

  • Hotel Luisiana is 12.9 mi (20.8 km) from central San Diego. Guests who stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Santa Ana can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and central location.
  • Studio Hotel is 13 mi (20.9 km) from the center of San Diego. Guests who stay at this 4-star hotel in Santa Ana can enjoy access to 2 restaurants and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and convenient parking.
  • Barceló San José is located 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from the heart of San Diego. Guests who stay at this 4-star hotel in San Jose can enjoy access to 3 restaurants and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Our customers like its overall value and clean, comfortable rooms.

In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Jade Museum, located 5.4 mi (8.8 km) from the city center, and National Center of Art and Culture, which is 5.5 mi (8.9 km) away.

Dressing for San Diego

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 83°F during the day and 61°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 84°F, while the average at night is 64°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 81°F with nighttime averages of 63°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 80°F and nighttime averages of 62°F
  • About 72.76 inches of rain falls on San Diego each year
  • Usually April and May are the hottest months with an average of 83°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 62°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in San Diego?
Hotel Luisiana, located 12.9 mi (20.8 km) from the heart of San Diego, is a top choice for your stay based on our traveler data. Other good choices for your trip to the area are Hyatt Place San José/Pinares and Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in San Diego, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the top deals on offer in San Diego.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to San Diego?
To find more details about updating your trip to San Diego or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
Where is the best place to stay with easy access to Terramall?
Hyatt Place San José/Pinares is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It’s located 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Terramall. Other good options within a few miles include Apartamento El Descanso and Green Valley Hotel Boutique.
What are some accommodations with pools in San Diego?
Hotel Luisiana: 3.5-star hotel located near Multiplaza Mall Escazu. Offers an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and a restaurant. Hyatt Place San José/Pinares and Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica are a couple of other choices with an onsite pool.

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