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Hotel Presidente

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Rooftop terrace
Premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, individually furnished
Superior Room, 1 King Bed | Living area | 32-inch LCD TV with cable channels, TV
Standard Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, individually furnished
Suite King Bed | Premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, individually furnished

Overview of Hotel Presidente

VIP Access

Hotel Presidente

4.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
Avenida Central, Calle 7, San José, San Jose, 2922-1000

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMorazan Park2 min walk
  • Popular LocationNational Park6 min walk
  • Popular LocationRafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital11 min walk
  • AirportSan José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.)37 min drive
VIP Access
Curated for quality and service, VIP Access stays consistently receive our highest guest ratings.
  • Expect exceptional service
  • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

Room options

About this area

San José

Hotel Presidente is located in Catedral, a neighborhood in San José, and is in a shopping district and near the airport. Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and National Theater are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Plaza de la Cultura and Templo de Música. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Estadio Nacional or Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails, horse riding, and ecotours in the area. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Plaza de la Cultura - 2 min walk
  • Morazan Park - 2 min walk
  • National Theater - 3 min walk
  • National Park - 6 min walk
  • Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 8 min walk
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 37 min drive


  • Tico Burguesas - 2 min walk
  • ChuBBs - 3 min walk
  • Alma de Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Tenedor Argentino - 3 min walk
  • El social - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel Presidente

4-star hotel located in Catedral
A roundtrip airport shuttle, a rooftop terrace, and a garden are just a few of the amenities provided at Hotel Presidente. Enjoy local cuisine and al fresco dining at the two onsite restaurants. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), an area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • A computer station, tour/ticket assistance, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 80 individually furnished rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and down comforters
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • 32-inch HDTVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, daily housekeeping, and desks


English, Norwegian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

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
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) up to 50 km

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 16 for adults and USD 8 for children
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Las Americas Restaurant

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Rooftop 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)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Soundproofing

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


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only
1 per room

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 10 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 16 for adults and USD 8 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 35 per vehicle (one way)

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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hotel Presidente
Hotel Presidente San Jose Costa Rica
Presidente Hotel
Presidente San Jose Costa Rica
Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center Costa Rica
Hotel Presidente Costa Rica
Presidente San Jose City Center Costa Rica
Presidente Costa Rica

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Presidente pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows cats and dogs (limit 1 per room).

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Presidente?

As of Dec 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Presidente on Dec 6, 2022 start from $128.0, 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.

How much is parking at Hotel Presidente?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hotel Presidente?

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

What time is check-out at Hotel Presidente?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Hotel Presidente 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 Presidente located?

Located in Catedral, this hotel is steps from Plaza de la Cultura and National Theater. Templo de Música and Parque Espana are also within 5 minutes. San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station is 8 minutes by foot and San Jose Atlantic Station is 11 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Presidente and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hotel Presidente offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Presidente cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 614 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 279 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 73 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 24 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 11 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 1%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel centrally located and very walkable. I really enjoyed the daily breakfast, and the staff was so nice and accommodating. Would definitely return. A
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Konstantinos, Palmetto Bay
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location next to major San Jose attractions!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
My friend and I were there for a few days and I really liked the hotel property and the staff was very friendly. Not much in the way of a bar scene, which was my intention on this trip. I also did not like the property rule of not allowing guests who are not registered upon arrival not being allowed to go with me. This is likely a very good thing if you are looking for safety or have loved ones traveling with you. So for single guys this might make a difference.

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely design hotel located very close to the sights of San Jose. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Good buffet breakfast selection.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fabulous hotel and lovely staff.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The staff are courteous and helpful. The hotel property is pretty and unique. The rooftop bar area was beautiful on a cool night. The spicy margarita was excellent! The beds are clean but could use a matress topper. We got great parking but space is limited
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Rakayla, Fresno
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was very unique with a contemporary appeal. The parking is gated, which was great as we didn’t have to worry about anyone messing with the car. We were upgraded to a larger room when we arrived and they left us welcome beers and plantains with salsa. We did eat at the restaurant on site. The view from outside is amazing. I will point out, yes it is a touristy spot filled with international customers, but the food and service were SO good. We had dinner, dessert and a few cocktails. Everything was delicious! Our bed was comfortable and the ac worked well. We also used the hot tub in the room, which was amazing after a 6 hour drive. As far as the hotel location, it is in the downtown area, walking distance to quite a few areas. Unfortunately, we only stayed overnight and didn’t have time to explore.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

abdolreza, Jersey City
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
I love this hotel. I have stayed there many times. Great staff and large comfortable rooms.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Miles, Austin
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent place to stay. Staff was great. Got in late so at in the hotel and food and drinks were great. The place is hard to get to due to road closures so don’t trust Ways. Once we figured out the roads was easy.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is centrally located. right in downtown San Jose. within walking distance of everything. Estefania at the reception is quite fabulous. She takes care of even little problems. The hotel is lucky to have her as a member of staff.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022