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Hotel Presidente

The Hotel Presidente is located in the heart of downtown San José, 2 blocks from the National Theater and the Cultural Square (Plaza de la Cultura). This provides the perfect location to explore San Jose on foot and ideal for visiting the main attractions of the city; museums, cafes, bars, restaurants and casinos.


With its enviable view of Central Avenue -- Costa Rica’s famous pedestrian boulevard -- and complete menu, the News Café at the Hotel Presidente is the best place in downtown San Jose to have a delicious and relaxed meal and do some people watching.

Start your day with our hearty breakfast. At lunch, choose from delicious salads, sandwiches and burgers.  If you crave pasta or steak, stop in for dinner. They also cater to your sweet tooth with tantalizing dessert selections.

For their guest’s entertainment and enjoyment, the Fiesta Casino Presidente offers six different table games. The Black Jack and Rummy tables are standouts and both offer excellent betting limits.  There is also Caribbean Stud and Three Cards, games for which a cumulative jackpot of more than 20 million colones ($35,000) is offered, making it the highest in the country.  Visitors also enjoy Roulette and Pai-Gow games.



100 comfortable and functional rooms with silent air conditioning, hair dryer, cable TV, private bathroom with hot water, telephone with International direct dial and voice mail, free wireless Internet access, mini barsafety deposit box and electronic door key lock.

The most traditional room type provides guests with 215-375 square feet of living space and can be configured with one or two beds, making them ideal for both business and leisure travelers.

The lavish Spa Rooms feature a two-person Jacuzzi. These rooms were designed with your relaxation and comfort in mind, and include a lounging area and a king size bed in an ample 480 square foot space.


The generously sized and newly renovated Junior Suites offer 500 - 650 square feet of spacious accommodations in a warm and inviting decor. Luxuriate in the comfort and convenience of separate living room and bedroom areas. Junior Suites feature a comfortable king size bed.



The Grand Spa Suites are truly inspired. These spectacular 650 square foot suites feature a glass enclosed two-person Jacuzzi, and are designed with your ultimate relaxation in mind. The Grand Spa Suite offers the spacious luxury of a king size bed, ample living room and a balcony offering unparalleled mountain views of San Jose’s Central Mountain chain.



Splendid and unique Master Suite, the crown jewel of the Presidente Hotel. Measuring more than 1900 square feet, these magnificent quarters include two deluxe bedrooms featuring king size beds, full bathrooms and luxurious furniture. But what really sets this Master Suite apart are all the additional features, including the open sky shower, eight-person Jacuzzi, private bar, living room, dining room and a large-screen 57-inch TV.



  • "News Cafe" Restaurant-bar
  • Conference rooms
  • Business center
  • Private and secured parking lot for 50 cars one block away
  • Luggage storage (free of charge)
  • Casino
  • Complimentary wireless internet service
  • Beauty parlor
  • Gift shop
  • Tobacco store
  • Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Babysitting service

RATES 2014

(Rates valid from January 01, 2014 through December 31, 2014)

Standard (Single or Double)
Spa room (Single or Double) $152.00
Junior suite (Single or Double)
Grand Spa Suite (Single or Double)
Studio (Single or Double) $95.00
  • Rates include buffet breakfast
  • Rates do not include government taxes 13%
  • Extra person $20.00 + taxes - available in standard rooms only
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • Children under 9 years old complimentary stay with their parents
  • Maximum occupancy 4 people per room - Not exceeding 3 adults per room.


Transfer from San Jose's Juan Santa Maria International Airport to San Jose area hotels $35.00 each way, for a minivan with a capacity of up to 9 passengers. Approximate time from the airport to San José 20 minutes.

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