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
Stayed here before and after a group tour. Friend and I stayed on an extra couple of days after tour finished. Excellent location as right in the centre of San Jose. Great art work on the outside of the building.
Food was good. There’s an open air bar upstairs where they also serve meals. It can get very busy, so certain times might need to book as it’s popular with locals.
Teas and coffee are available in the foyer all day- was a welcome break after walking round all morning to pop back in for a drink, and see where we were going in the afternoon!
The staff are very friendly and helpful, especially the reception staff. A couple of ladies from our group were having difficulty logging on to book seats home, and the reception people were very willing to help them. I have found Mr Mora to be extremely helpful since being home. Unfortunately I lost the receipts from the hotel, which I needed to have, to work out costs as it had all gone on my credit card. I emailed Mr Mora and he was able to find it for me, and even the itemised ones I asked for.
The only negative I would say about the hotel is that we found the floors in the bathroom very slippery after a shower. There is a slight slope into the shower part which also didn’t help and we found we had to skate the bath at around to stop slipping!
However I would still stay here again as the positives outweigh it.
by Teresa S
A group of us were excited to explore Costa Rica, but not so excited about a neccesary night in San Jose. Hotel Presidente changed all of that! Rooftop food and AMAZING cocktails, super clean, boutique hotel that far exceeds anyone's expectations for the price point.