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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
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (672 reviews)
$47/ nightfor 2 guests

Great 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 ...

Reviewed on May 27, 2018
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
4.2/5 (243 reviews)
$42/ nightfor 2 guests

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!

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018
Balmoral Hotel
Balmoral Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 Central Ave, between 7th and 9th St, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (777 reviews)
$80/ nightfor 2 guests

I am always happy to stay at the Balmoral Hotel because of it's location to restaurants, shopping and museums.The rooms are nice and the included breakfast is very good.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018
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
4.6/5 (8 reviews)

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, ...

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2017
Costa Rica Pura Vida Rentals Bungalow #2
Costa Rica Pura Vida Rentals Bungalow #2
, Alajuelita
5.0/5 (2 reviews)

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
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn
800M al Norte del Centro de, Santa Barbara de Heredia
4.7/5 (102 reviews)
$210/ nightfor 2 guests

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 ...

Reviewed on 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
5.0/5 (2 reviews)

Great apartment. Great owner. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018
Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
3.5 out of 5.0 5th Avenue and 5th Street, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (655 reviews)
$90/ nightfor 2 guests

Everything is walkable and nice selection of day trips to choose from

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018
Hostel Maragato
Hostel Maragato
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenida Central, Calles 1 y 3, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.8/5 (6 reviews)
$18/ nightfor 2 guests

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
Hotel 1492
Hotel 1492
2.5 out of 5.0 31-33 1st Ave #2983, Barrio Escalante, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.8/5 (63 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
4.6/5 (32 reviews)
$72/ nightfor 2 guests

Cozy 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 ...

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018
Hotel El Maragato
Hotel El Maragato
3.0 out of 5.0 Ave Central, San Jose
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (447 reviews)
$49/ nightfor 2 guests

Hotell located close to Plaza cultura , easy access to all facilities

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018
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 (192 reviews)
$43/ 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
3.5/5 (62 reviews)
$79/ nightfor 2 guests

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 ...

Reviewed on Mar 3, 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 (370 reviews)
$61/ nightfor 2 guests

Best hotel in San Jose for men. Best hotel for security..The best for location..

Reviewed on Nov 6, 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 (905 reviews)
$186/ nightfor 2 guests

Beautiful hotel. A treat. Felt like royalty amongst the grandeur and impeccable service.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2018
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
4.2/5 (1,131 reviews)
$89/ nightfor 2 guests

Cool downtown hotel with frendly staff. We booked one more night on our way back so I cuess we are happy customers

Reviewed on Nov 5, 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 412 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.