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Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
7.9 Good
Calle Central Y Tercera Av. 15, San José, Costa Rica
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1.5 mi from city centre, San José 
GoodBased on 3,103 reviews
7.9

Radisson Hotel San Jose - Costa Rica provides stylish 4-star accommodation in San Jose. It also offers an outdoor pool, a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
7.4 Good
Autopista General Canas, San José, Costa Rica
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5.5 mi from city centre, San José 
GoodBased on 769 reviews
7.4

Wyndham San Jose Herradura provides luxury 4-star accommodation in Belen. It features a fitness centre, as well as an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool.

Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana
Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana
8.9 Excellent
Boulevard De Rohrmoser, La Sabana 1, San José, Costa Rica
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1.0 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 989 reviews
8.9

Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana Costa Rica is a comfortable base while in San Jose and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace and a sauna.

Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
8.9 Excellent
Route 27, San José, Costa Rica
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4.2 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 1,222 reviews
8.9

Located in Escazu, Sheraton San Jose Hotel Costa Rica provides modern 5-star accommodation, as well as a sauna, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. It also offers a sun deck, an express check-in and check-out feature and a rooftop terrace.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
9.0 Excellent
Central & Second Ave, Between 1 & 3, San José, Costa Rica
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1.3 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 913 reviews
9.0

This historic hotel is situated minutes from the National Theatre of Costa Rica in San Jose. It is a stone's throw from the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and is near the area's well-known attractions and dining spots.

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
8.2 Excellent
Prospero Fernandez Hwy. Escazu, San José, Costa Rica
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4.0 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 274 reviews
8.2

Situated in Escazu, Real InterContinental at Multiplaza Mall offers modern 5-star accommodation, as well as a Jacuzzi, outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool. It also features a sauna, a Turkish steam bath and a fitness centre.

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica
Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica
8.7 Excellent
Ave. 6, Calle 28, San José, Costa Rica
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0.3 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 2,014 reviews
8.7

Boasting a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool, Park Inn San Jose by Radisson is located in San Jose and provides modern accommodation. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
8.6 Excellent
Sabana Norte, San José, Costa Rica
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0.5 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 1,002 reviews
8.6

Crowne Plaza Corobici provides 4-star accommodation in San Jose. It also offers an outdoor pool, a sauna and a beauty centre.

Hotel Presidente
Hotel Presidente
8.7 Excellent
Avenida Central, Calle 7, San José, Costa Rica
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1.4 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 1,069 reviews
8.7

Located in San Jose, Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center offers a sauna, free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace, and is moments from the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

Costa Rica Backpackers
Costa Rica Backpackers
7.4 Good
Avenida 6, Between Calle 21 & 25, San José, Costa Rica
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1.9 mi from city centre, San José 
GoodBased on 1,968 reviews
7.4

Costa Rica Backpackers is situated in San Jose and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, such as Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. It offers free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and a concierge.

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Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:December
Average price in San José:$197/night
Cheapest price found:$11/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$83 - $762
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$87 - $103
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Hotel Suites Cristina
Hotel Suites Cristina
8.8 Excellent
300 Meters North Ice Building, San José, Costa Rica
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0.7 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Featuring a shuttle to Juan Santamaria International Airport, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, Hotel Residence Inn Suites Cristina is a comfortable place to stay in San Jose. It also offers meeting rooms, massage services and an outdoor pool.

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Isla Verde Hotel
Isla Verde Hotel
9.1 Excellent
200 Oeste de la Embajada Americana, San José, Costa Rica
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2.3 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Providing a shuttle service to Juan Santamaria International Airport, plus free Wi-Fi, Isla Verde Hotel is a convenient place to stay in San Jose. It is ideally located for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

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Hotel Sura B&B
Hotel Sura B&B
8.2 Excellent
Calle 20, Avenida 7a, San José, Costa Rica
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0.8 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Boasting a swimming pool, Hotel Sura B&B is situated in San Jose and provides comfortable accommodation. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a concierge and a 24-hour reception.

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Casa Jardin Del Mango
Casa Jardin Del Mango
9.0 Excellent
5801 Av 9, San José, Costa Rica
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0.8 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Casa Jardin Del Mango is set in San Jose and is within a short walk of nearby landmarks, including Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica and La Sabana Metropolitan Park. It is ideally located for those wanting to visit local attractions.

5
Tierra Magica B&B And Art Studio
Tierra Magica B&B And Art Studio
9.3 Excellent
Escazú, Calle San Miguel 740-1250, San José, Costa Rica
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2.8 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Located in Escazu, Tierra Magica Bed & Breakfast & Art Studio is an easy drive from San Antonio de Escazu and offers disabled parking. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

6
Alameda Cariari
Alameda Cariari
9.0 Excellent
175Mts South From Hard Rock Cafe, San José, Costa Rica
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5.3 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Situated in Belen, Alameda Cariari Boutique Hotel is an easy drive from San Jose and offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool. It also provides valet parking, a bowling alley and meeting rooms.

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Hotel Aranjuez
Hotel Aranjuez
8.3 Excellent
Calle 19 Entre Avenidas 11 y 13, San José, Costa Rica
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1.9 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Boasting a swimming pool, Hotel Aranjuez San Jose is located in San Jose and provides comfortable accommodation. Guests can also enjoy complimentary wireless internet.

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Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
8.2 Excellent
Prospero Fernandez Hwy. Escazu, San José, Costa Rica
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4.0 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Situated in Escazu, Real InterContinental at Multiplaza Mall offers modern 5-star accommodation, as well as a Jacuzzi, outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool. It also features a sauna, a Turkish steam bath and a fitness centre.

Cheapest hotels in San José, Costa Rica

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TripOn Open House
TripOn Open House
8.2 Excellent
Calle 39,Barrio Escalante 400N 100E, San José, Costa Rica
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2.5 mi from city centre,  

Located amongst a variety of popular tourist attractions, shops and eateries, TripOn Open House is ideal for guests wishing to discover San Pedro and its surroundings. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi during their stay.

$10
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Hotel El Maragato
Hotel El Maragato
7.9 Good
Ave Central Between Street 1 And 3, San José, Costa Rica
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

Offering a rooftop terrace, Nuevo Maragato Hotel & Hostel is situated in San Jose and is a brief stroll from the Melico Salazar Theatre. It is a stone's throw from the National Theatre of Costa Rica and is near the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

$10
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Costa Rica Backpackers
Costa Rica Backpackers
7.4 Good
Avenida 6, Between Calle 21 & 25, San José, Costa Rica
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1.9 mi from city centre,  

Costa Rica Backpackers is situated in San Jose and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, such as Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. It offers free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and a concierge.

$11
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Hotel Latino
Hotel Latino
6.6 Good
Av. 1ra, Entre Calles Central Y 1ra, San José, Costa Rica
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable hotel in San Jose offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a 24-hour reception. It is also a five-minute walk from the Melico Salazar Theatre, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the National Theatre of Costa Rica, and is close to many of the area's attractions.

$12
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Gaudys Backpackers Hostel
Gaudys Backpackers Hostel
8.5 Excellent
Avenida 5 Entre Calle 36 Y 38, San José, Costa Rica
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Gaudys Backpackers provides a comfortable setting when in San Jose. It also offers free Wi-Fi, massage services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$12
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Hostel Casa del Parque
Hostel Casa del Parque
8.0 Excellent
19th street, between Av. 1 & 3, San José, Costa Rica
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1.8 mi from city centre,  

Hostel Casa del Parque is located in San Jose and is close to the area's popular attractions. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

$14
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Hostel Casa Colon
Hostel Casa Colon
7.3 Good
Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte, San José, Costa Rica
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Hostel Casa Colon offers a cosy setting when in San Jose. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

$15
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Hostel Del Paseo
Hostel Del Paseo
8.7 Excellent
Enfrente de Torres de Paseo Colon, San José, Costa Rica
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Hostel del Paseo is located in San Jose and offers guests free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$16
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Hotel prices in San José

2 stars and under
Hotel Milan Costa Rica
#1 Most popular

Hotel Milan Costa Rica

Calle 20 Con Avenida 7, Esquina, San José, Costa Rica

8.1 Excellent
$44

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Hostel Casa del Parque
#2 Most popular

Hostel Casa del Parque

19th street, between Av. 1 & 3, San José, Costa Rica

8.0 Excellent
$14

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Costa Rica Backpackers
Best value

Costa Rica Backpackers

Avenida 6, Between Calle 21 & 25, San José, Costa Rica

7.4 Good
$11

Avg. per night

3 stars
Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica
#1 Most popular

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica

Ave. 6, Calle 28, San José, Costa Rica

8.7 Excellent
$86

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Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana
#2 Most popular

Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana

Boulevard De Rohrmoser, La Sabana 1, San José, Costa Rica

8.9 Excellent
$135

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Hotel Novo
Best value

Hotel Novo

Avenida Central Y Primera, Calle 14, San José, Costa Rica

8.1 Excellent
$41

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4 stars +
Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
#1 Most popular

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall

Prospero Fernandez Hwy. Escazu, San José, Costa Rica

8.2 Excellent
$205

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Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
#2 Most popular

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

Calle Central Y Tercera Av. 15, San José, Costa Rica

7.9 Good
$83

Avg. per night

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
Best value

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

Autopista General Canas, San José, Costa Rica

7.4 Good
$88

Avg. per night

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Where to stay in San José

About San José

San Jose, affectionately known in Costa Rica as “Chepe”, is home to colonial-era neighbourhoods that reveal weekend markets, live music and museums. Encircled by cloudy forests, San Jose captures your attention with its open-air plazas and charming Costa Rican cuisine.

Things to do

Let your legs lead you through Barrio Amon, one of San Jose’s more historic neighbourhoods. It’s here you’ll learn why the city is considered Costa Rica’s cultural capital, where you can spend hours in a range of 19th-century mansions turned into restaurants and various art galleries. See the largest collection of pre-Columbian jade in America at the Jade Museum or learn more about the city’s past at the National Museum, housed in an old fort.

Nature is never forgotten in San Jose, where you can stroll among lush trees and gardens at Parque Nacional. This central parkland also has historical monuments and plenty of places for a shady picnic. Enter a completely different environment at Mercado Central, an old-world indoor market with over 200 vendors ranging from meat and coffee to leather and herbal remedies.

Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar is popular among families for its collection of native and international wildlife, such as an ocelot, two-toed sloth, jaguar and Central American tapir. Looking for some live entertainment? Take in a musical or artistic show at the National Theatre of Costa Rica, known for its lavish Italian furnishings.

Adventurous travellers will find multiple attractions nearby that will lure them away from the city, such as the Irazu Volcano National Park, where you can see native wildlife and a picturesque green crater lake.

Getting around

Walking can sometimes be just as quick as catching a bus in San Jose, but the bus routes provide reliable transport around the city centre. Taxis are great for travelling at night, while rental cars give you the freedom of venturing beyond the city limits.

San José travel FAQs

San Jose, affectionately known in Costa Rica as “Chepe”, is home to colonial-era neighbourhoods that reveal weekend markets, live music and museums. Encircled by cloudy forests, San Jose captures your attention with its open-air plazas and charming Costa Rican cuisine.

Things to do in San José

Let your legs lead you through Barrio Amon, one of San Jose’s more historic neighbourhoods. It’s here you’ll learn why the city is considered Costa Rica’s cultural capital, where you can spend hours in a range of 19th-century mansions turned into restaurants and various art galleries. See the largest collection of pre-Columbian jade in America at the Jade Museum or learn more about the city’s past at the National Museum, housed in an old fort.

Nature is never forgotten in San Jose, where you can stroll among lush trees and gardens at Parque Nacional. This central parkland also has historical monuments and plenty of places for a shady picnic. Enter a completely different environment at Mercado Central, an old-world indoor market with over 200 vendors ranging from meat and coffee to leather and herbal remedies.

Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar is popular among families for its collection of native and international wildlife, such as an ocelot, two-toed sloth, jaguar and Central American tapir. Looking for some live entertainment? Take in a musical or artistic show at the National Theatre of Costa Rica, known for its lavish Italian furnishings.

Adventurous travellers will find multiple attractions nearby that will lure them away from the city, such as the Irazu Volcano National Park, where you can see native wildlife and a picturesque green crater lake.

Getting around San José

Walking can sometimes be just as quick as catching a bus in San Jose, but the bus routes provide reliable transport around the city centre. Taxis are great for travelling at night, while rental cars give you the freedom of venturing beyond the city limits.

  • Where is the best place to stay in San José?

    San José has plenty to offer. Consider staying in some of its favored locations, like Pavas, Merced, and Uruca.

  • What are the best hotels in San José?

    Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica, rated with a score of 7.9 from 3,103 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in San José. Other top stays include Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center, with an average rating of 7.4 from 769 reviewers, and Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana, with a score of 8.9 from 989 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Parque Metropolitano La Sabana?

    With a rating of 8.9/10 from 989 reviews, Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana is a hotel close to Parque Metropolitano La Sabana that is well recommended by HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in San José near San Jose Cathedral?

    Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica is a hotel near San Jose Cathedral that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 7.9 from 3,103 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica?

    If you’re visiting Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica then the nearby Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (989 reviews scoring it at an average 8.9/10).

  • What are the best hotels on Avenida Central in San José?

    Avenida Central is the city’s most popular pedestrian street. This avenue is in the heart of San José. It’s lined with shops and restaurants, and you’ll find the central Plaza de la Cultura here as well. Look for hotels in San José along the Avenida Central or near the Plaza de la Cultura to be well located in the city center. The Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton is located right on the pedestrian street and overlooks the National Theatre. It’s just steps away from a variety of cafés and top attractions. If you’re looking for cheap hotels in San José near this area, Hotel Trianon could be an excellent choice.

  • Are there kid friendly hotels in San José?

    When searching for kid friendly hotels in San José, you’ll want to stay near the main attractions conveniently located to be able to return at any point in the day. Look for places to stay near the downtown area, or neighborhoods nearby like El Carmen or Amón. Radisson San José - Costa Rica is located right outside of the downtown district. The hotel has an outdoor pool and offers kid’s meals. The Children’s Museum of San José is just down the road from it. The Hotel Santo Tomás is another good option for those visitors traveling with children. This hotel is closer to the historic district of Downtown San José located in the neighborhood of El Carmen. It has an outdoor pool, family rooms and it includes breakfast. The Zoo and National Botanical Gardens are an ideal place to take kids and happen to be just a 5-minute walk away.

  • How do I find a peaceful and quiet hotel in San José?

    For those looking for quiet neighborhoods in San José where they can enjoy time to relax as well as being close to the attractions, find hotels in the surrounding residential areas. The Aranjuez and Amón neighborhoods are located north of downtown San José. Here you’ll find an upscale section full of historic colonial buildings. The Hotel Aranjuez is tucked in a residential area and is known for its quiet ambience. From here you can get to the main attractions walking about 20 minutes. Farther from the city center there are quiet, residential areas you can stay in that are also not a long drive away and you can get to downtown easily if you wish. The Santa Ana neighborhood is a suburb of San José. It’s a quiet and charming area just about 20 minutes west of Downtown. Here you can stay somewhere like the Posada Nena to enjoy the perfect blend of city and nature.

  • What neighborhoods in San José have the best restaurants?

    Travelers interested in food culture should definitely consider staying near the San José neighborhood of Escalante. In Escalante you’ll find the Paseo Gastronómico La Luz, a street considered the center of San Jose’s culinary scene. Looking for San José hotels near this foodie destination, you can stay at Hotel 1492. It’s located just around the corner of Paseo Gastronómico where you’ll find an assortment of cuisines from Mediterranean to Peruvian as well as craft breweries and local after-work destinations. In Downtown San José you’ll also find a variety of dining options near and along the Avenida Central. Hotel Cultura Plaza is located in the heart of it all. From here you’ll be walking distance to various restaurants from chic Asian spots to laid back Argentinian and Costa Rican eateries. However, if you prefer having the option of cooking for yourself when you’re traveling, there are a few hotels in San José that have kitchenettes in the rooms, for example the Selina San José.