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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
4.0/5 (688 reviews)
$58/ nightfor 2 guests

#8 is nice and old. Some musquitoes did come in. We kept the washroom door closed. Turn off the light there.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
4.0 out of 5.0 Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (1,343 reviews)
$89/ nightfor 2 guests

rooms are very nice especially on the 4th floor the breakfast buffet needs a lot of improving

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
Hotel Fleur De Lys
Hotel Fleur De Lys
3.0 out of 5.0 13th street between 2nd and 6th avenue, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (253 reviews)
$53/ nightfor 2 guests

It had a real heritage vibe(in a good way) . In a very quiet location but within 5-10 min to stores .

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
Balmoral Hotel
Balmoral Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 Central Ave, between 7th and 9th St, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (798 reviews)
$77/ nightfor 2 guests

The room was great. The breakfast was great. I loved the ability to park there.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2019
Costa Rica Pura Vida Rentals Bungalow #2
Costa Rica Pura Vida Rentals Bungalow #2
, Alajuelita
5.0/5 (2 reviews)
$100/ nightfor 2 guests

wendy's place is fantastic, clean, safe and close enough to the city to be both a great home base and romantic hideaway. this family run property was professional but homely and welcoming. i have nothing but praise for the little resort that they have created hear with modern and well kept accommodation ...

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2018
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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, Santa Barbara de Heredia
4.7/5 (107 reviews)
$279/ nightfor 2 guests

Gorgeous, quiet property located near amenities with absolutely fabulous service. We were consistently happy with everyone we interacted with, our food at the restaurant, and our general experience. We participated in a variety of off site tours (which were all well organized and interesting). I ...

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018
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
5.0/5 (3 reviews)

Excellent place....

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
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Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
3.5 out of 5.0 5th Avenue and 5th Street, San Jose
4.1/5 (695 reviews)
$84/ nightfor 2 guests

Location, friendly service, food, currency exchange.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2019
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Hostel Maragato
Hostel Maragato
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenida Central, Calles 1 y 3, San Jose
4.8/5 (6 reviews)

The rooms are pretty basic and there is quite a bit of noise from the street, but the location makes up for it. The National Theater is just around the corner, and it's on a pedestrian only shopping street with lots of entertainment.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2018
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Hotel 1492
Hotel 1492
2.5 out of 5.0 31-33 1st Ave #2983, Barrio Escalante, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.8/5 (64 reviews)
$40/ nightfor 2 guests

great location.....noisy trains but they stop at night....Nice family hotel and home made breakfast and sw=owned by a family that cares I do not speak spanish but they were fine with understranding me and getting to right places. Just stay here no a/c and not necessary

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018
Hotel Casa Cambranes
Hotel Casa Cambranes
3.0 out of 5.0 Los Yoses, San Pedro, San Jose
4.5/5 (34 reviews)
$72/ nightfor 2 guests

Good with excellent service but septic system has a can't use toilet paper really. No train noise which is a bonus in SJ though the dance studio across the road does its best to compete.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2018
Hotel El Maragato
Hotel El Maragato
3.0 out of 5.0 Ave Central, San Jose
3.6/5 (450 reviews)

The staff was very helpful to assist me in setting up my local Sim card. Also the breakfast was delicious and finding the fridge stocked with juice and beer and snacks was another nice touch.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019
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Hotel Inca Real
Hotel Inca Real
3.0 out of 5.0 Ave 11 Entre Calles 3 Y 5 Barrio Amon, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.0/5 (194 reviews)
$34/ nightfor 2 guests

I had a great experience in particular with reception and the breakfast bar staff. The breakfast included eggs made to order and was delicious! I would definitely recommend this hotel

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2018
Hotel Le Voltaire
Hotel Le Voltaire
2.5 out of 5.0 De la Casa Italia 50 este y 75 norte, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (3 reviews)
$80/ nightfor 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, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (64 reviews)
$59/ nightfor 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, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (394 reviews)
$81/ nightfor 2 guests

Super clean and the best friendliest accommodating staff.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2018
Hotel Grano de Oro
Hotel Grano de Oro
4.0 out of 5.0 Calle 30 Avs 2 y 4, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.7/5 (921 reviews)
$186/ nightfor 2 guests

Great hotel, which is a quality period building of interest. Dinning facitites have to be experienced - delightful.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 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
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (1,166 reviews)
$99/ nightfor 2 guests

The location is great. You can walk to most of the museums in dowtown san jose as well as el mercado central. Our room was huge and it had a jet tub! This surely was an extra bonus and the price was great.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 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 461 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.