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Long Term Rentals, Suitable for Adults
Alajuelita, San Jose (province)
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5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Simply Breathtaking

"We stayed for a month in this lovely oasis. It's close enough to San Jose for us to take the bus each morning. When we returned each afternoon, we looked forward to the simply breathtaking view that awaited us. Situated high on the mountainside, these cabanas are high quality, modern construction ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Long Term Rentals, Suitable for Adults
Zona Tranquila e Histórica en el Corazón del Centro, al Lado del Jardín Botánico
4.9/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Great stay

"Mauricio and Juan carlos were so accommodating and very helpful. Highly recommend their place!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Zona Tranquila e Histórica en el Corazón del Centro, al Lado del Jardín Botánico
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn
4 out of 5
800M al Norte del Centro de, Distribucion de Cafe Britt, Santa Barbara de Heredia, Heredia
The price is $220 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (160 reviews)

"We liked the beauty of the property and how it was set in the environment. We really enjoyed the food and the friendly wait staff. We also went on the coffee tour and it was very informative and interesting."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn
Hotel Grano de Oro
4 out of 5
Calle 30 Avs 2 y 4, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $140 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (998 reviews)

"It felt like it was part of the Costa Rican environment"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Hotel Grano de Oro
Hotel Casa Cambranes
3 out of 5
Los Yoses, San Pedro, San Jose, San Jose
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4.5/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)

"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 Casa Cambranes
Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $81 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"The restaurant on the 4th floor was excellent. The staff was very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica
Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas
3 out of 5
Avenida 3 entre calles 9 y 11, Frente al Parque Morazan, San Jose, San Jose
The price is $86 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (530 reviews)

"Great location within the City of San Jose and very good bed."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas
Hostel Maragato
2 out of 5
Avenida Central, Calles 1 y 3, Antiguo Hotel Gran Via, San Jose
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4.3/5Excellent! (14 reviews)
Great for a central location

"Really good place to stay if you want to be right in the middle of the city where the locals are. Even with the hustle and bustle of the area really quite hotel. I stayed in the hostel which is good for 1 or 2 nights. Was also allowed to check in early. Museums are really close to the hotel. As well ..."…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Hostel Maragato
Hotel Fleur De Lys
3 out of 5
13th street between 2nd and 6th avenue, One block from the National Museum, San Jose, San Jose
The price is $55 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (307 reviews)

"Close to downtown. Charming decor. Wonderful service."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Hotel Fleur De Lys
Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
3.5 out of 5
5th Avenue and 5th Street, P O Box 7802-1000, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $85 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (925 reviews)
Great stay

"Thank you ❤️❤️❤️"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
Hotel Santo Tomas
3 out of 5
7th Avenue, between 3rd and 5th Street, San Jose, San Jose
The price is $63 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (888 reviews)

"The location in San Jose can't be better for travellers. The area is safe and convenient to stores and restaurants. The staff is very helpful"…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Hotel Santo Tomas
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, Calle Blancos, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $92 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,154 reviews)
Costa Rica 2020

"Onsite restaurant was very nice and clean and the workers were friendly. Rooms were spacious and clean. Only issue about the rooms were they did not come with a mini fridge to keep our waters cold or a microwave. Other than that, we had a great experience"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Balmoral Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Central Ave, between 7th and 9th St, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $80 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Fabulous time Fabulous time Fabulous time Fabulous time"…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Balmoral Hotel
Hotel 1492
2.5 out of 5
31-33 1st Ave #2983, Barrio Escalante, 300 m east of Cine Magaly parking, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $38 per night
3.8/5Good! (72 reviews)
Great for short stay

"Pretty little house with basic but adequate facilities. Good value for the city. Service very good, you need a little spanish though, especially if you have an Irish accent 😉"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Hotel 1492
Hotel Le Voltaire
2.5 out of 5
De la Casa Italia 50 este y 75 norte, Calle sin salida Ave 8 y calle 31, San Jose, San Jose
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3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
Average for the price

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

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2017

Hotel Le Voltaire
Hotel Vesuvio
2.5 out of 5
Avenue 11, Street 13-15, Barrio Otoya, San Jose, San Jose
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3.6/5Good! (70 reviews)

"Great place to stay in San José. Gallo pinto, fruir, and coffee for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Hotel Vesuvio
Hotel El Maragato
3 out of 5
Ave Central, between street 1 and 3, San Jose, San Jose
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3.6/5Good! (463 reviews)

"Very reasonably priced and the location was excellent."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Hotel El Maragato
Hotel Inca Real
3 out of 5
Ave 11 Entre Calles 3 Y 5 Barrio Amon, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $44 per night
3/5 (223 reviews)

"This location was a very comfortable and also very close to shopping and dinning area"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2019

Hotel Inca Real
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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 2092 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.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in San Jose?
A trip to the sights with historical relevance in San Jose is likely number one on your sightseeing list. Be sure to check out the array of shops and entertainment choices while you’re here. You can also discover the fascinating museums in this vibrant area.
What's the best hotel in San Jose to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel knowledge, Hotel Le Voltaire is a top hotel on Expedia for those interested in history, and it features free breakfast and free WiFi. Plaza de la Democracia is a short 15-minute walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Hotel Vesuvio and Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica.
How many historical hotels will I find in San Jose?
In San Jose, there are 662 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 32 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical sites and other places to visit in San Jose?
Top places to visit include Poas Volcano National Park, Morazan Park, and National Park. Other popular sights include San Pedro Mall and Sabana Park.
What is a historic hotel like in San Jose?
Guests who book a historic hotel can stay in a building that has an officially recognized historic designation. A castle, a palace or even a pub or an old police station can be identified as a historic hotel as long as it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved in the communal spaces and guestrooms of historic hotels in San Jose, giving a historical feel.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The building and architecture of a historic hotel is generally what’s most important. For a heritage hotel, often it’s the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in San Jose have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you might expect, while every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. WiFi, heating and air conditioning, updated bathroom facilities, and the usual amenities found at a contemporary hotel will also be available in a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you choose a historic hotel in San Jose, you won’t be staying at a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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