by Courtney Elko
Local in downtown San Jose, this hip and modern hotel with vintage style allows families to walk to many nearby restaurants and museums. Typewriters, old sewing machines and other interesting pieces can be found in the lobby that doubles as a gathering space. Families will love the free Wi-Fi and the ability to hop on one of the complimentary bicycles and tour the capital of Costa Rica. A hot buffet breakfast are included in the room rate too. Guestrooms feature a king or two full size beds and the large suites feature a king bed and sofa.
Our Editor Loves
- Children's Museum nearby
- Downtown location
- Complimentary bicycles
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Kent M
We stayed two nights - right at the end of our vacation. This is a funky hotel that was created from one or maybe two commercial buildings. The transformation into a hotel was managed wonderfully; there is an amazing lobby and entrance.
Our room was modern, clean and functional. Presidente seems to cater to tourists so that our lack of fluency in Spanish was no problem. Breakfasts were more than adequate and taken in a comfortable room.
The location cannot be beat. The area felt safe and everything we wanted to visit was walkable. Highly recommended.
Stopped for one night only at the start of a Costa Rican holiday. An excellent in the centre of the city. Tastefully converted from a clothing factor with many of the original features adding to the pleasant ambience of the place. Also many artifacts from the old factory on display in the foyer adding to interest while waiting for transport. The rooms are quiet and very comfortable. Restaurant well up to standard.