We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose 11801 Costa Rica
Lowest prices for your stay
View deal
Free cancellation until 22/08/23
View all 18 deals
* Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (896)
Room & Suite (274)
Dining (109)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Read more
Updated 21/03/11 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/03/11 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 97 in San Jose
Travellers' Choice
An iconic landmark in San Jose, Costa Rica, Hotel Presidente is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown San Jose. With its vibrant ambiance, modern decor and great service, our 4-star upscale hotel is the symbol of hospitality and the cultural soul Costa Rica's capital city. Celebrated for our eco-friendly tourism practices, Hotel Presidente is a window into Costa Rica's land, people and heritage. Experience an unforgettable vacation adventure, romantic getaway or business trip at Hotel Presidente... the place to relax, connect, inspire, dine, and explore Costa Rica!
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
2098Reviews50Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 973
  • 863
  • 202
  • 39
  • 21
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Stephen I wrote a review 06 May
1 contribution
The lobby is handled poorly - it’s a car park with hotel staff looking blankly at you. Our luggage took 20 minutes to get to the room. The room door needs to be slammed to close. We requested ice to the room and took 30 minutes. - after three requests.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
James Holden wrote a review Apr 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom107 contributions61 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in this hotel for one night before we started a tour around Costa Rica. We informed the hotel we were staying as part of our honeymoon. In celebration of this the hotel upgraded our room and provided us a lovely bowl of treats, which I have attached a photo of. The hotel is right in the centre of San José and I recommend you visit the roof top restaurant at the hotel. The food good and the service excellent. We also had breakfast at the hotel and it was very nice. If you're staying in San José I seriously recommend this hotel. Pura vida.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: The entrance of the hotel is via their small carpark which is not the nicest entrance, but don't...
See more room tips
Tede82 wrote a review Apr 2022
Zurich, Switzerland163 contributions80 helpful votes
We have been there for an overnight stay. Hotel is very well located (in the center). Everything was clean and the service was good and friendly. They have a bar and a restaurant where you can habe some drinks. We can recommend it for short stay in sam jose.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Monika Beutel, Other at Hotel Presidente
Responded 08 Apr 2022
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Read more
Kristi M wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
A huge shout out to to the maid (sorry I don't have a name) that found money that I forgot in the room. Also many thanks to Roberto, Ivannia & Alfonso for your time & patients arranging for the transfer! Also, a kind employee who accompanied me while I had a cigarette on the side walk.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Monika Beutel, Other at Hotel Presidente
Responded 03 Apr 2022
Thank you for your generous review. We have copied Roberto, Ivannia and Alfonso. We are really proud of our staff. They really go the extra mile.
Read more
Holly B wrote a review Mar 2022
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom109 contributions56 helpful votes
We stayed here on our first and last night of our Costa Rica trip. A really nice hotel, really good breakfast and helpful staff. It has a gorgeous rooftop terrace bar and restaurant and we had a couple of really good meals there. Staff were friendly and the rooms were good.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Monika Beutel, Other at Hotel Presidente
Responded 03 Apr 2022
Thank you Hollyb660 for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Read more
US$128 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
presidente san jose
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Presidente
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Presidente?
Nearby attractions include Galeria Namu (0.4 km), Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.2 km), and Jade Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Presidente?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Presidente?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Presidente?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Presidente?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Rojo, La Esquina de Buenos Aires, and Tenedor Argentino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Presidente have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Presidente offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Presidente located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of San Jose.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Presidente?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.