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Hotel Santo Tomas
Hotel Santo Tomas
3.0 out of 5.0 7th Avenue, between 3rd and 5th Street, San Jose, San Jose
4.0/5 (726 reviews)
$48/ night for 2 guests

A bit of a jewel in the heart of inner core of San Jose. Walking through the gates into this hotel is a refreshing environment that has character and a very pleasant inner court and patio. The service was top notch and the breakfasts near the courtyard a pleasant way to start the day. The downtown ...

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
4.0 out of 5.0 Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, Calle Blancos, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (1,488 reviews)
$88/ night for 2 guests

The breakfast was awesome!! Friendly and helpful staff.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019
Hotel Fleur De Lys
Hotel Fleur De Lys
3.0 out of 5.0 13th street between 2nd and 6th avenue, One block from the National Museum, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (266 reviews)
$46/ night for 2 guests

This is a beautiful old hotel, immaculately clean, just a few minutes off Avenue Central. Very nice buffet breakfast included. A train runs nearby but stops at 9:30pm, then starts early. Wasn’t a problem for us. We booked 1 night, and liked it so much booked 2 more.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019
Balmoral Hotel
Balmoral Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 Central Ave, between 7th and 9th St, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (871 reviews)
$72/ night for 2 guests

Great location for exploring downtown. Breakfast could be improved upon (coffee was weak, bread was stale, no butter only margarine). Don't eat at the hotel restaurant for lunch or dinner. Pricey and not good. Many other options within walking distance.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019
Costa Rica Pura Vida Rentals Bungalow #2
Costa Rica Pura Vida Rentals Bungalow #2
Alajuelita
5.0/5 (4 reviews)

What a perfect place to end our 10-day advanture in Costa Rica. This place is a jewel on top of the mountain, overseeing the city of San Jose. We have two kids (6 and 9) and were looking for a place within 30min from the airport but outside the city. This was excatly what we were looking for. Our ...

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2018
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn
4.0 out of 5.0 800M al Norte del Centro de, Distribucion de Cafe Britt, Santa Barbara de Heredia, Heredia
4.7/5 (112 reviews)
$180/ night for 2 guests

Staff were very helpful, surrounding was quiet. Beautiful landscaping, wonderful view from the restaurant.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
Quiet and Historic Area at the Heart of Downtown, Next to the Botanical Garden
Quiet and Historic Area at the Heart of Downtown, Next to the Botanical Garden
San José, San José
5.0/5 (5 reviews)

Mauricio was an attentive and gracious host. The flat was fabulous and close enough to walk wherever I wanted to. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019
Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
3.5 out of 5.0 5th Avenue and 5th Street, P O Box 7802-1000, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (741 reviews)
$86/ night for 2 guests

There is no ice machine in hall. Had to go down to kitchen to get a bag of ice. No exhaust fan in bathroom. Breakfast is really great. Sometimes had trouble with telephone to reach a hotel operator. Maid service was very good. Could not use fridge in room unless you posted your credit card for security ...

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
Hostel Maragato
Hostel Maragato
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenida Central, Calles 1 y 3, Antiguo Hotel Gran Via, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (9 reviews)
$9/ night for 2 guests

The issue was that at no point in time I was given a heads up that there was a dog in the room. I told the “gentleman” who was at the front desk that day. I expressed to the clerk that it would have been nice of the Hostel staff to inform me or just any guest that there was a dog (Golden Retriever) ...

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2019
Hotel 1492
Hotel 1492
2.5 out of 5.0 31-33 1st Ave #2983, Barrio Escalante, 300 m east of Cine Magaly parking, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (67 reviews)
$40/ night for 2 guests

location is perfect. breakfast is made to order with coffee and OJ for 5 bucks. Third stay here as I visit Costa Rica to see the dentist and friends//// love this small family hotel and it is perfect for 40 bucks plus per night

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2019
Hotel Casa Cambranes
Hotel Casa Cambranes
3.0 out of 5.0 Los Yoses, San Pedro, San Jose, San Jose
4.5/5 (34 reviews)
$72/ night for 2 guests

The room was very clean and the staff was helpful, but the furniture has seen a better day and the refrigerator even had rust on the door. The safe was broken and you had to go to the front desk to get a hair dryer. And there was a gap under the door which allowed all the hallway noise to come in. ...

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018
Hotel El Maragato
Hotel El Maragato
3.0 out of 5.0 Ave Central, between street 1 and 3, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (456 reviews)
$43/ night for 2 guests

Great location, great breakfast, dated facilities friendly service

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019
Hotel Inca Real
Hotel Inca Real
3.0 out of 5.0 Ave 11 Entre Calles 3 Y 5 Barrio Amon, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.0/5 (198 reviews)
$34/ night for 2 guests

Hotel didn't look anything like the pictures the bathroom and shower had mold everywhere and very bad smell wouldn't recommend

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018
Hotel Le Voltaire
Hotel Le Voltaire
2.5 out of 5.0 De la Casa Italia 50 este y 75 norte, Calle sin salida Ave 8 y calle 31, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (3 reviews)
$80/ night for 2 guests

Nice staff but facilities not great for the price. breakfast not great. could do better.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2017
Hotel Vesuvio
Hotel Vesuvio
2.5 out of 5.0 Avenue 11, Street 13-15, Barrio Otoya, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (65 reviews)
$48/ night for 2 guests

This place was awesome. We stayed in the end room, it had a patio that overlooked the kitchen. Loved the atmosphere and location. Breakfast was a nice bonus. Beds were a bit on the firm side and the building is older, but adequate. Loved it!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2018
Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas
Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas
3.0 out of 5.0 Avenida 3 entre calles 9 y 11, Frente al Parque Morazan, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (416 reviews)
$86/ night for 2 guests

Friendly staff , great breakfast ,close everything downtown

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019
Hotel Grano de Oro
Hotel Grano de Oro
4.0 out of 5.0 Calle 30 Avs 2 y 4, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.7/5 (950 reviews)
$170/ night for 2 guests

Excelente Hotel en general, muy agradable sin embargo para estadía de negocios y reuniones en general es muy básico y el personal del Rest no tiene muchas opciones de servicio excepto lo básico del Restaurant. Fuera de esto todo muy bueno, espero regresar.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019
Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica
Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5.0 Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (1,228 reviews)
$86/ night for 2 guests

Customer service is awesome, the bell guy walked us all the way around the corner to the ATM, then waited for us and walked us back. When we got back they already had our bags and was waiting for us to check-in at the desk. We had to leave to the airport early the next morning missing breakfast, ...

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
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Your Guide to Historic Hotels in San Jose

When you go on a San Jose trip out of town, it's easy to choose a modern hotel, or a chain you are familiar with. You may be used to your hotel having all the familiar amenities. But sometimes opting to stay in a more distinctive hotel can enhance your holiday. Staying in a San Jose historic hotel still offers you with a well-appointed room that is also bursting with personality. Moreover, it offers you the chance to immerse yourself in San Jose's history.

Something Old, Something New

Many of the historic accommodations give you a feel for a historic era as soon as you pass through the lobby. From old-world facades to some of the oldest hotels in San Jose steeped in the past, these surroundings will make you instantly feel like you have stepped into a history book. Don't worry, you won't have to live totally in the past. Although these hotels may be older, they have many up-to-date amenities to help you wind down during your getaway. You will find your room outfitted with a comfy bed and just about anything you may want for a wonderful getaway.

After you've explored the hotel's grounds, you can visit the museums and prominent landmarks to appreciate more of the region's culture. Undoubtedly, all this hopping through history is going to work up an appetite. Be sure to read through the reviews and see the places other visitors to San Jose think is merit visiting. You can also ask your hotel's front desk so you can find out where the best areas to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in San Jose are.

Your San Jose Hotel Is Ready for You

San Jose has 508 vintage hotels that exude the feel and look of another era. Some of these famous hotels are where important actors may have stayed. You're sure to reserve a hotel with all the amenities as well as the charm you want. Make sure to reserve your San Jose vintage hotel soon, or you may miss out on one of these unique accommodations.