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Hotel Colonial

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
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Overview of Hotel Colonial

Hotel Colonial

3.0 star property

7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Parking available
Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6, San José, San Jose, 4013

Guests rated this location 8.0/10 - Very Good

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMorazan Park6 min walk
  • Popular LocationNational Park7 min walk
  • Popular LocationRafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital12 min walk
  • AirportSan José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.)36 min drive

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About this area

San José

Hotel Colonial is located in Catedral, a neighborhood in San José, and is near a train station. Estación del Ferrocarril de Costa Rica and El Fortín are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Braulio Carrillo National Park and Parque Espana. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Estadio Nacional, or consider a night out at Parque Viva. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Jade Museum - 4 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 5 min walk
  • Morazan Park - 6 min walk
  • National Park - 7 min walk
  • Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 3 min walk
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 36 min drive


  • La Esquina de Buenos Aires - 1 min walk
  • House of Dumplings - 3 min walk
  • Puchos Night Club - 2 min walk
  • Tin Jo - 1 min walk
  • La Casa De Hot Pot - 2 min walk

About this property

Hotel Colonial

3-star hotel located in Catedral
A free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Hotel Colonial. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Self parking (surcharge), smoke-free premises, and tour/ticket assistance
  • A gift shop, a front-desk safe, and luggage storage
  • Free newspapers and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall value, central location, and helpful staff
Room features
All 16 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi and room service.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • TVs with satellite channels
  • Ceiling fans, daily housekeeping, and phones


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle on request for a surcharge
  • Self parking on site (USD 14 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Tour and ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • No elevator
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only


  • TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Room service


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Phone

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 35 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 0 (one-way)
  • Self parking fee: USD 14.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Colonial San Jose
Hotel Colonial San Jose
Hotel Colonial Hotel
Hotel Colonial San José
Hotel Colonial Hotel San José

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Colonial have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Colonial?

As of Mar 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Colonial on Apr 17, 2023 start from $79.8, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Hotel Colonial pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Hotel Colonial?

Self parking is available for USD 14.00 per day.

What time is check-in at Hotel Colonial?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Hotel Colonial?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Hotel Colonial provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 35 per vehicle applies.

Where is Hotel Colonial located?

Located in Catedral, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jade Museum, National Museum of Costa Rica, and Plaza de la Democracia. Jacob Karpio Galería and Parque Espana are also within 10 minutes. San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station is only a 3-minute walk and San Jose Viquez Square Station is 10 minutes.




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Rating 6 - Okay. 29 out of 150 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 6 out of 150 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel reminds me something you would find in Morocco as it had that kind of architect. The hotel was in a convenient area that was walk-able to the most visited areas. Pool was in a weird spot where if people were dining, you would be looked at and we didn´t see anyone use it. Their hot tub in it was broken. I would suggest they should just renovate it and just make it into a sitting area with plants and flowers. Rooms were clean but there are no elevators so it would be difficult for those that have issues with stairs. They do have a very small quaint restaurant by the pool but we went out for dinner during our two night stay. Staff were very friendly. Thank you for the hospitality.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Pool and pictures are outdated
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

2/10 Terrible

John, Coatesville

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor

Verified traveler

Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We were charged over $80 USD for breakfast. Later I checked my email receipt from the original reservation and it said breakfast was included. The hotel website also says breakfast is included. I’m very disappointed. All noises from the hallway and seating area carried into our room on the first floor. My kids were exhausted but couldn’t sleep because of other guests making noise in common areas at 9:30 pm. The guests in the common area finally left at 10 pm but we could hear dishes being washed in the kitchen and the pool being cleaned until after 11 pm. The hotel was not dull, so I wish we had been given a room further from the noisy front desk/ restaurant. Speaking of the pool, when we arrived The hotel pool was not usable - water was dirty. There is no A.C. Fine, but the ceiling fan was useless and the only window that opened up was in the bathroom. We had to close the bathroom door because of the noise but it became too hot in the room. Finally, our bathroom and bedroom flooded when I showered! Water flowed from the shower in the opposite direction of the drain, pouring onto the floor and insert the door halfway to the bed. And when my husband went to ask for more towels to replace the ones we had used to clean the mess, it became clear this is something that is a regular occurrence. If I had paid $100 USD for this I wouldn’t be too upset. But with the breakfast up charge, it’s almost $200 USD. Not worth it!!!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff and nice location close to the National Museum. Hotel is nice and clean and has great breakfast. But, I wouldn’t ask staff for any travel tips (we almost got stranded based on their suggestions)
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

leo tinho

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A great location in centro close to site seeing. And great restaurants nearby as wel as the great restaurant in hotel with pastry chef. Awesome staff and the price is rite a great value
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Property Cleanliness & Great Location
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.)
Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6, San José, San Jose