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Hotel Santo Tomas

Hotel Santo Tomas

7th Avenue, between 3rd and 5th Street, San Jose
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3.0 out of 5.0
 
 
4.0 out of 5 (665 reviews)
Great experience hotel has characterGreat experience. This hotel is five minutes walk from the National Theater, that is, in the central area. It fronts a street, there is a gate and a bell, and always a manager in duty even all night. From the street it just looks like a house front. But behind is a classic style hotel. Very friendly ...
May 27, 2018

$47 per night for 2 guests

Hotel Santo Tomas$47
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, San Jose
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4.0 out of 5.0
 
 
3.9 out of 5 (1,203 reviews)
The hotel is a solution either for a business trip or a vacation stay.
Sep 20, 2018

$77 per night for 2 guests

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica$77
Hotel Fleur De Lys

Hotel Fleur De Lys

13th street between 2nd and 6th avenue, San Jose
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3.0 out of 5.0
 
 
4.2 out of 5 (237 reviews)
Lovely stay in San Jose!The staff at this historic hotel couldn’t have been friendlier or more accommodating. Go see Alfredo at the bar for a delicious drink and great conversation!
Jul 3, 2018

$42 per night for 2 guests

Hotel Fleur De Lys$42
Balmoral Hotel

Balmoral Hotel

Central Ave, between 7th and 9th St, San Jose
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3.5 out of 5.0
 
 
4.0 out of 5 (769 reviews)
Overall a great choice- walk to all sights easily.The international phone system needs updating. El Patio restaurant and sports bar is quite nice overlloking the walking street, X-Lent food, and great service from the gals working there.
May 9, 2018

$74 per night for 2 guests

Balmoral Hotel$74
Beautiful 3 Bedroom Condominium With Panoramic Views, Lush Gardens, and More

Beautiful 3 Bedroom Condominium With Panoramic Views, Lush Gardens, and More

Ruta 105, Escazu
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (8 reviews)
    Loved everything but the cockroaches.Property was pretty much as advertised. Good TV and internet, great grocery store nearby and two very nice restaurants within walking distance. Would have given this property a much higher rating if not for the heavy infestation of cockroaches. They were everywhere; in the dishwasher, the microwave, ...
    Dec 9, 2017
    Casa Isabella Costa Rica

    Casa Isabella Costa Rica

    From Restaurante Chichis 1.1km E,, Escazu
      3.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (78 reviews)
      Beautiful view.The owner was selling and there was no staff, no manager to help me as promised. There was only one woman there part time to clean. There was no breakfast. The owner gave me a larger room at the same rate to compensate. But, this really still was uncomfortable I was the only person in this large ...
      Sep 4, 2017
      Costa Rica Pura Vida Rentals Bungalow #2

      Costa Rica Pura Vida Rentals Bungalow #2

      , Alajuelita
         
         
        5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)
        quaint cozy romantic cottage and gardenwendy'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 ...
        Jan 4, 2018
        Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn

        Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn

        800M al Norte del Centro de, Santa Barbara de Heredia
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.8 out of 5 (99 reviews)
          Amazing retreat to commune with nature There is so much to see and experience in a very natural and organic environment. Staff is very attentive. The setting is very intimate and the room - El Valle is gorgeous with a beautifully decorated living area that includes a cascading internal water feature. Tasteful art decorated every nook ...
          May 30, 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 out of 5 (2 reviews)
            WonderfulGreat apartment. Great owner. Highly recommended.
            Jul 31, 2018
            Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola

            Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola

            5th Avenue and 5th Street, San Jose
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            3.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.1 out of 5 (643 reviews)
            Close to everythingEverything is walkable and nice selection of day trips to choose from
            Aug 2, 2018

            $72 per night for 2 guests

            Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola$72
            Hostel Maragato

            Hostel Maragato

            Avenida Central, Calles 1 y 3, San Jose
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            2.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)
            Location, location, location! 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.
            Mar 20, 2018

            $18 per night for 2 guests

            Hostel Maragato$18
            Hotel 1492

            Hotel 1492

            31-33 1st Ave #2983, Barrio Escalante, San Jose
              2.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              3.8 out of 5 (63 reviews)
              Great location..close to bars and restaurants 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
              Jun 13, 2018

              $40 per night for 2 guests

              Hotel 1492$40
              Hotel Casa Cambranes

              Hotel Casa Cambranes

              Los Yoses, San Pedro, San Jose
                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.6 out of 5 (32 reviews)
                Comfortable family-owned hotelCozy little family-owned hotel in San Jose. Like many places in San Jose, it is closed up like a prison, with bars and locks to get through. Once inside, the family that runs the place couldn't have been nicer. We arrived at their mealtime and they offered us a share of their own lunch! Really great ...
                Mar 6, 2018

                $72 per night for 2 guests

                Hotel Casa Cambranes$72
                Hotel El Maragato

                Hotel El Maragato

                Ave Central, San Jose
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                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                3.6 out of 5 (447 reviews)
                Great location Hotell located close to Plaza cultura , easy access to all facilities
                Apr 25, 2018

                $55 per night for 2 guests

                Hotel El Maragato$55
                Hotel Inca Real

                Hotel Inca Real

                Ave 11 Entre Calles 3 Y 5 Barrio Amon, San Jose
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                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                3.0 out of 5 (192 reviews)
                Excellent hotel near downtownI 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
                Jan 29, 2018

                $37 per night for 2 guests

                Hotel Inca Real$37
                Hotel Le Voltaire

                Hotel Le Voltaire

                De la Casa Italia 50 este y 75 norte, San Jose
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                2.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                3.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)
                Average for the priceNice staff but facilities not great for the price. breakfast not great. could do better.
                Jul 24, 2017

                $80 per night for 2 guests

                Hotel Le Voltaire$80
                Hotel Vesuvio

                Hotel Vesuvio

                Avenue 11, Street 13-15, San Jose
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                2.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                3.5 out of 5 (62 reviews)
                Nice Place. I would recommend. First of all. Hotel staff is really nice. Front desk staff and the restaurant folks are great. Juan Carlos has been there a long time and very nice to talk to. He will call you to wake you up to remember breakfast. Breakfast is a nice typical Costa Rican breakfast. Juice / Coffee / Tea along with ...
                Mar 3, 2018

                $53 per night for 2 guests

                Hotel Vesuvio$53
                Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas

                Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas

                Avenida 3 entre calles 9 y 11, San Jose
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                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.3 out of 5 (354 reviews)
                I Enjoyed my stay. It was clean and close to where I wanted to go.
                Sep 22, 2018

                $61 per night for 2 guests

                Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas$61
                Hotel Grano de Oro

                Hotel Grano de Oro

                Calle 30 Avs 2 y 4, San Jose
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                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.7 out of 5 (892 reviews)
                Nice hotelNice hotel and food was amazing just felt like a bit pricey.
                Jun 21, 2018

                $160 per night for 2 guests

                Hotel Grano de Oro$160
                Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica

                Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica

                Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose
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                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.2 out of 5 (1,110 reviews)
                great hotel in city centrestaff friendly, went above and beyond to make our brief stay very enjoyable
                Aug 16, 2018
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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 385 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.