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Boutique Hotel Calle 20
7.0 Good

0.7 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

GoodBased on 218 reviews
7.0

Boutique Hotel Calle 20 is located in San Jose and is close to La Sabana Metropolitan Park. The numerous amenities this modern hotel features include luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and a safe.

Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici Conf. Center
8.6 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

ExcellentBased on 302 reviews
8.6

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

Hotel Casa Leon
8.7 Excellent

1.6 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

ExcellentBased on 435 reviews
8.7

This comfortable hotel in San Jose offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as luggage storage and a swimming pool. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Nayara Springs - Adults Only
9.5 Excellent

3.6 mi from city centre, La Fortuna Show on map

ExcellentBased on 85 reviews
9.5

Nayara Springs offers 5-star accommodation in La Fortuna. It also features an outdoor pool and a sauna.

W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal
8.9 Excellent

1.5 mi from city centre, Brasilito Show on map

ExcellentBased on 53 reviews
8.9

W Costa Rica Resort - Playa Conchal provides a comfortable setting when in Cabo Velas. It also offers meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool.

Prado Inn & Suites
9.0 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

ExcellentBased on 38 reviews
9.0

This comfortable property in San Jose offers free Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a tour desk. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned apartments.

Hotel Pibi Boreal
9.5 Excellent

2.0 mi from city centre, Alajuela Show on map

ExcellentBased on 126 reviews
9.5

Hotel Pibi Boreal provides a comfortable setting when in Alajuela. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access.

La Riviera Hotel Bed and Breakfast
8.7 Excellent

5.0 mi from city centre, Heredia Show on map

ExcellentBased on 787 reviews
8.7

Situated in Alajuela, La Riviera Hotel provides 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Condo Casa Inn

3.9 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

Located in San Pedro, Condo Casa Inn offers 3-star accommodation, as well as a Jacuzzi. It also provides luggage storage, a terrace and a safe.

Posada El Quijote
9.3 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Escazú Show on map

ExcellentBased on 615 reviews
9.3

Posada el Quijote provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Escazu. It also offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a swimming pool.

Tips for booking a San José hotel

Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:December
Average price in San José:$170/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$6/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$93 - $277
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$81 - $104
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa
8.3 Excellent

12.2 mi from city centre, Liberia Show on map

Featuring a sauna and an outdoor pool, this comfortable hotel is an easy car trip from Colonia dos Rios. It also provides a sun deck, a kids pool and limited hours room service.

2
Hotel Suites Cristina
8.9 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

This comfortable property in San Jose offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a sun deck. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

3
Isla Verde Hotel
9.1 Excellent

2.3 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

Isla Verde Hotel is situated in San Jose and is close to the area's well-known attractions. It offers free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and a 24-hour reception.

4
Hotel Sura B&B
8.4 Excellent

0.8 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

Providing a shuttle to Juan Santamaria International Airport, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, Hotel Sura B&B is a comfortable base in San Jose. It also provides luggage storage, room service and a swimming pool.

5
Rio Segundo Studio
9.4 Excellent

1.8 mi from city centre, Alajuela Show on map

Rio Segundo Studio provides a comfortable setting while in Alajuela. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

6
Casa Jardin Del Mango
9.0 Excellent

0.8 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

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 also offers luggage storage, laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi.

7
Boutique Hotel Jade
8.6 Excellent

2.5 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

An outdoor pool, ski in/out facilities and 4-star accommodation are on offer at Boutique Hotel Jade. Close to shops and restaurants, the hotel provides an ideal base while visiting San Pedro.

8
Trapp Family Country Inn
9.1 Excellent

1.7 mi from city centre, Alajuela Show on map

Trapp Family Country Inn provides 3-star accommodation in Alajuela. It also features a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and free wired internet.

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Costa Rica Backpackers - Hostel
7.6 Good

1.9 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

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, an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

$11
Avg. per night
TripOn Open House
8.5 Excellent

2.5 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

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.

$11
Avg. per night
Selina San Jose
8.2 Excellent

1.3 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

Selina San Jose provides a comfortable setting while in San Jose. It also features an outdoor pool, a terrace and free Wi-Fi.

$12
Avg. per night
Gaudy´s Eco Hotel
8.7 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

Gaudys Backpackers provides a comfortable setting when in San Jose. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

$12
Avg. per night
Relax Hostel

0.2 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

Located in San Jose, Relax Hostel San Jose is within a 20-minute drive of Juan Santamaria International Airport and offers a swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

$12
Avg. per night
Hostel del Paseo
9.1 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

Hostel del Paseo provides a comfortable setting when in San Jose. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free wireless internet throughout their stay.

$13
Avg. per night
Hotel El Maragato
7.9 Good

1.2 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

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

$17
Avg. per night
Hostel Pangea
7.4 Good

1.3 mi from city centre, San José Show on map

Located in San Jose, Hostel Pangea is within a 30-minute drive of Juan Santamaria International Airport and offers an outdoor pool. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

$18
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in San José

2 stars and under

$11 - $165

#1 Most popular

Hotel Mango
8.2 Excellent
$84
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Gaudy´s Eco Hotel
8.7 Excellent
$12
Avg. per night
$11
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3 stars

$12 - $246

#1 Most popular

$69
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

$114
Avg. per night

Best value

Selina San Jose
8.2 Excellent
$12
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$28 - $762

#1 Most popular

$762
Avg. per night
$75
Avg. per night

Best value

$28
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

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

    Pavas, Merced, and Uruca are some of the most favored places to stay in San José.

  • What are the best hotels in San José?

    DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica (8.5/10 from 330 reviews), Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas (8.6/10 from 336 reviews), and Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica (9.5/10 from 13 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in San José.

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

    Reviews of Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici Conf. Center recommend it as a good place to stay near Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, scoring 8.6/10 from 302 ratings.

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

    Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas is rated 8.6 from 336 reviews and is close to San Jose Cathedral.

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

    If you’re planning to stay near Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, you should consider Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici Conf. Center, which has a score of 8.6 from 302 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in San José cost?

    San José hotels have an average price of $74/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days).

  • How much is a cheap hotel in San José?

    Over the last 3 days, San José hotels have been found for as cheap as $6/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in San José tonight?

    A hotel in San José tonight has an average price of $72, but some deals have been found for as low as $17 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in San José are changing frequently.