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 Dianne F
We stayed at the Hotel Presidente on October 20. We were on our way home and booked this hotel to stay in the night before our flight. When we arrived at 9am, we asked if we could store our luggage until our room was ready. Amazingly, the young woman said our room was ready and we could check in now!!!!
I can't tell you how much we appreciated this as we had been up since 4am and traveled by shuttle from Puerto Viejo to San Jose, and we were very tired. When we got our key to our room, I saw they had crossed out our original room and put a new number in. I'm guessing our room wasn't ready, and they found us a room that was. THANK YOU staff at Hotel Presidente.
The room was lovely and the hotel was clean, centrally located, and filled with great staff. The front desk clerks were all helpful and courteous, and always willing to help. We asked for cream for the coffee they provide in the lobby and they were more-than-happy to fulfill our request.
When we went out for dinner during a torrential rain storm, the young woman out front looked at my shoes (a pair of Sanuk sandals)
The room was nice and clean.
But the restaurant/bar on the 4th floor was disappointing.
I ordered a rare steak and recieved a over cooked tuff steak. When it came to paying the bill, they tried charging me for 2 steaks. I was told "if I did not pay for 2 steaks, the waiter will have to pay.
Bad food and a helping of emotional blackmail thrown in.
How ever I did receive an apology in the end. But my one night in San Jose ruined.