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San José, Costa Rica
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Cedar Cats Short Stay Apartments - Adults Only
Cedar Cats Short Stay Apartments - Adults Only
8.2 Excellent
San José, Costa Rica
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4.4 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 66 reviews
8.2

Cedar Cats Apartments offers 3-star accommodation in San Pedro. Guests can also enjoy free wireless internet.

Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
9.0 Excellent
Route 27, San José, Costa Rica
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4.2 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 1,134 reviews
9.0

Located in Escazu, Sheraton San Jose Hotel Costa Rica provides contemporary 5-star accommodation, as well as a rooftop terrace, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. Those staying at the property have access to a sun deck and a sauna.

Aloft San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
Aloft San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
8.8 Excellent
Forum 2 Business Park, San José, Costa Rica
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6.9 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 460 reviews
8.8

Situated in Santa Ana, Aloft San Jose offers modern 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. The multiple amenities this stylish hotel features include an express check-in and check-out feature, a kids pool and laundry facilities.

Hotel Casa 69
Hotel Casa 69
9.0 Excellent
69 Calle 25 Bis 80 Mts de Embajada, San José, Costa Rica
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1.9 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 588 reviews
9.0

Casa 69 is set in San Jose and is close to nearby landmarks, including Museo Nacional de Costa Rica and Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. It also offers a swimming pool, a sun deck and a rooftop terrace.

Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
8.7 Excellent
Sabana Norte, San José, Costa Rica
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0.5 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 439 reviews
8.7

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

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
8.0 Excellent
Calle Central Y Tercera Av. 15, San José, Costa Rica
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1.5 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 3,140 reviews
8.0

Radisson Hotel San Jose - Costa Rica provides stylish 5-star accommodation in San Jose. It also offers a sauna, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

Quality Hotel Real San Jose
Quality Hotel Real San Jose
8.5 Excellent
Autopista Prospero Fernandez Costado Este Forum, San José, Costa Rica
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6.5 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 296 reviews
8.5

Boasting an outdoor pool, Quality Hotel Real San Jose is located in Santa Ana and provides comfortable accommodation. It is situated a 15-minute drive from Juan Santamaria International Airport and an airport shuttle is available for guests.

Hotel Trianon
Hotel Trianon
8.8 Excellent
Avenida 2 Calle 13, San José, Costa Rica
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1.6 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 426 reviews
8.8

Offering a swimming pool, Hotel Trianon San Jose is located in San Jose and is a five-minute walk from Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. Guests can also enjoy free internet access in all areas.

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 779 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.

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Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:December
Average price in San José:$172/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$6/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$90 - $279
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$80 - $103
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Hotel Suites Cristina
Hotel Suites Cristina
8.9 Excellent
300 Meters North Ice Building, San José, Costa Rica
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0.7 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

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.

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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 

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.

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Boutique Hotel Jade
Boutique Hotel Jade
10.0 Excellent
250 mts. North of Autos Subarú; Barrio Dent Los Yoses; San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica
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2.5 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Boutique Hotel Jade provides a charming setting when visiting San Pedro and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers a kids pool, an outdoor pool and meeting rooms.

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Hotel Aranjuez
Hotel Aranjuez
8.4 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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Exe San Jose Center
Exe San Jose Center
9.5 Excellent
Edificio Cristal, Av. 1, Calles 1 Y 3, San José, Costa Rica
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1.3 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Exe San Jose Center is set in San Jose and is within a short walk of nearby attractions, such as Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. It also offers free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and a coffee bar.

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Taormina Hotel And Casino
Taormina Hotel And Casino
8.3 Excellent
Avenida 11, Calle 3 Bis, San José, Costa Rica
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1.4 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Situated in San Jose, Taormina Hotel and Casino offers 4-star accommodation, as well as a swimming pool. Those staying at the property also have access to free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

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Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
8.4 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 contemporary 5-star accommodation, as well as outdoor tennis courts, an indoor pool and a Turkish steam bath. It also features a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a fitness centre.

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Hotel Grano De Oro
Hotel Grano De Oro
9.0 Excellent
Calle 30 Avs 2 y 4, San José, Costa Rica
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0.2 mi from city centre, San José, Costa Rica 

Grano de Oro Hotel is situated in San Jose and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also features a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool.

Cheapest hotels in San José, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica Backpackers
Costa Rica Backpackers
7.7 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.

$9
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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 provides 3-star accommodation in San Jose. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

$12
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Maria's House
Maria's House
9.0 Excellent
Vargas Araya, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica
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4.4 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Sabanilla, Maria's House Sabanilla is within easy driving distance of San Jose and offers free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and a 24-hour reception. It also provides a garden, laundry facilities and a terrace.

$14
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Hostel del Paseo
Hostel del Paseo
9.0 Excellent
Enfrente de Torres de Paseo Colon, San José, Costa Rica
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

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.

$15
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Gaudys Backpackers Hostel
Gaudys Backpackers Hostel
8.6 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. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

$15
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Boutique Hotel Jade
Boutique Hotel Jade
10.0 Excellent
250 mts. North of Autos Subarú; Barrio Dent Los Yoses; San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica
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2.5 mi from city centre,  

Boutique Hotel Jade provides a charming setting when visiting San Pedro and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers a kids pool, an outdoor pool and meeting rooms.

$15
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Hotel Trianon
Hotel Trianon
8.8 Excellent
Avenida 2 Calle 13, San José, Costa Rica
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1.6 mi from city centre,  

Offering a swimming pool, Hotel Trianon San Jose is located in San Jose and is a five-minute walk from Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. Guests can also enjoy free internet access in all areas.

$17
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Hostel Casa Colon
Hostel Casa Colon
7.9 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 also provides laundry facilities, valet parking and a coffee bar.

$18
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Hotel prices in San José

2 stars and under

$9 - $452

Gaudys Backpackers Hostel

#1 Most popular

$15
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Costa Rica Backpackers

Best value

$9
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3 stars

$14 - $730

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica

#1 Most popular

$82
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Hotel del Rey & Casino

#2 Most popular

$144
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Maria's House

Best value

Maria's House
9.0 Excellent
$14
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4 stars +

$15 - $185

Barceló San José

#1 Most popular

Barceló San José
8.5 Excellent
$80
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Boutique Hotel Jade

Best value

Boutique Hotel Jade
10.0 Excellent
$15
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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?

    Barceló San José (8.5/10 from 2,948 reviews), Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center (7.6/10 from 936 reviews), and Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica (8.0/10 from 3,140 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in San José.

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

    Reviews of Barceló San José recommend it as a good place to stay near Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, scoring 8.5/10 from 2,948 ratings.

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

    Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica is rated 8.0 from 3,140 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 Barceló San José, which has a score of 8.5 from 2,948 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in San José cost?

    San José hotels have an average price of $133/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 $56/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • 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.