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Guest reviews

4.0/5 Very Good
997 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly

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Highlights

Popular LocationGold Museum (Museo de Oro)2 min walk
Popular LocationMorazan Park3 min walk
Popular LocationNational Theater4 min walk
AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)21 min drive

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  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • 312 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Deluxe Room, City View

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room (Plus)

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 Double Bed
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  • Superior Plus

    Room amenities

    • 312 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Deluxe Plus

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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About this area

San Jose

Located in San Jose, Balmoral Hotel is connected to a shopping center. Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) and National Museum of Costa Rica are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Mercado Central. Check out an event or a game at Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), and consider making time for Ojo de Agua Spa Park, a top attraction not to be missed. Rafting offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 2 min walk
  • Morazan Park - 3 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 3 min walk
  • National Theater - 4 min walk
  • Plaza de la Democracia - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 7 min walk
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 21 min drive

Restaurants

  • EL PATIO DEL BALMORAL — 1 min walk

About this property

Balmoral Hotel

Art Deco hotel connected to a shopping center in San Jose with free breakfast
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast (local cuisine), free WiFi in public areas, and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include 2 coffee shops/cafés, a 24-hour business center, and conference space. All 112 rooms offer comforts like premium bedding and down comforters, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Minibars, room service, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Balmoral Hotel offers 112 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Free valet parking
Limited parking spaces
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
1 restaurant and 2 coffee shops
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

24-hour fitness center
Shopping

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Free cribs/infant beds
Free rollaway/extra beds
Laundry facilities

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Ballroom
Banquet hall
Elevator
Free newspapers in lobby
Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Hair salon
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Porter/bellhop
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken

English
Spanish

Business services

24-hour business center
Meeting rooms
Conference space (5909 square feet)

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Down comforter
Free cribs/infant beds
Free rollaway beds
Linens
Premium bedding

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Hair dryer
Towels

Entertainment

Cable channels
LCD TV
Premium channels

Food and drink

Minibar

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Connecting rooms available
Desk
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Phone
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night
1 per room (up to 11 lbs)
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Free rollaway/extra beds
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubDiscoverJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 34.00 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 6)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 11.00 (one-way)
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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 allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Balmoral Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Balmoral Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Balmoral Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Balmoral Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows pets (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 11 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 10 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Balmoral Hotel?
Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Balmoral Hotel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–anytime.
What time is check-out at Balmoral Hotel?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for USD 50 (subject to availability).
Does this hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 34.00 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is this property located?
Located in the heart of San Jose, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Gold Museum (Museo de Oro), Jade Museum, and National Theater. National Museum of Costa Rica and Parque Nacional are also within 10 minutes. San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station is 7 minutes by foot and San Jose Atlantic Station is 11 minutes.

Guest reviews

4.0
Very Good
5 - Excellent
343
4 - Good
423
3 - Okay
159
2 - Mediocre
43
1 - Poor
29
4.3
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
3.9
Amenities
4.0
Property condition

4/5 Good

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Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great place! Clean and good location Would come back again.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

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We did not get glasses for bathroom and called 3 times to desk. Finally they delivered them.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Good location, nice restaurant & coffee shop, pleasant rooms.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020