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Top 10 Hotels in San Jose

Best Western Irazú Hotel & Studios
3.5 out of 5
General Canas Hwy KM3, San Jose, San Jose
Free Cancellation
$79
per night
Nov 8 - Nov 9
4/5Very Good! (1,216 reviews)

"Extremely nice staff and good amenities. Close to good dinning and bars."…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Best Western Irazú Hotel & Studios
La Sabana Hotel Suites Apartments
3 out of 5
De Rostipollos 150 metros norte, Calle 48, Ave. 5-7, Sabana Norte, San Jose
$73
per night
Oct 19 - Oct 20
4.5/5Wonderful! (183 reviews)

"A nice, small hotel for a family with pool and courtyard. Excellent breakfast. Good location between airport and downtown SJ, near a large park."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

La Sabana Hotel Suites Apartments
Barceló San José
4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$88
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
4.2/5Excellent! (1,935 reviews)

"Excellent hotel, very clean, the staff was very nice, and priced accordingly. I would absolutely recommend this hotel and plan to stay there again myself."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

Barceló San José
Park Inn By Radisson San Jose
3.5 out of 5
Ave. 6, Calle 28, Barrio Don Bosco, San Jose, San Jose
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$77
per night
Oct 19 - Oct 20
4.4/5Excellent! (921 reviews)

"Excellent customer service and clean rooms. Thanks"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Park Inn By Radisson San Jose

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Exe San Jose Center
3.5 out of 5
Edificio Cristal, Av. 1, Calles 1 y 3, San Jose, San José
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$55
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
4.1/5Very Good! (429 reviews)

"Right in the middle of the city. Rooms were clean. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was good and had many options."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Exe San Jose Center
Hotel Grano de Oro
4 out of 5
Calle 30 Avs 2 y 4, San Jose, San Jose
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$146
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,002 reviews)

"A stunning old stlye Hotel, very classy. Great restaurant, very helpful and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019

Hotel Grano de Oro
Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose, San Jose
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$81
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
4.3/5Excellent! (1,332 reviews)

"Very quick and prompt to fix anything, if there was anything to fix."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, Calle Blancos, San Jose, San Jose
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$88
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
4/5Very Good! (1,699 reviews)

"Great location and beds were very confortable the rooms were clean and front desk staff was friendly plus I booked last minute and it all went well"…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Hotel Santo Tomas
3 out of 5
7th Avenue, between 3rd and 5th Street, San Jose, San Jose
$57
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
4.1/5Very Good! (770 reviews)

"Small hotel but clean near the center of town within walking distance to museums and the Artisan Market. Staff is wonderful very helpful and friendly. The service was very good. The price was great with free breakfast. Super helpful people. My only concern there was the area because it’s in the center ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Hotel Santo Tomas
Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
Central & Second Ave, between 1 & 3, San Jose, San Jose
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$152
per night
Oct 23 - Oct 24
4.8/5Exceptional! (93 reviews)

"I would have liked a little more privacy for the bathroom and shower. The breakfast buffet was very nice. The staff was very friendly and courteous."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Visiting San Jose

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring San Jose, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, volcano viewpoints, and shopping. Tourists who journey to this vibrant city can discover its cafés, local tours, and entertainment choices. Top sights in the city include National Theater, Gold Museum (Museo de Oro), and Jade Museum.

  • There are 559 hotels and other accommodations in San Jose
  • The closest major airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Jose

Well-known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include National Theater, Gold Museum (Museo de Oro), and Jade Museum. Attractions like Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, Ojo de Agua Spa Park, and Amusement Park San Jose are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like San Jose Cathedral, Plaza de la Cultura, and Plaza de la Democracia.

In San Jose, there are 559 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Retreat Costa Rica - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and comfortable beds.
  • Tiriguro Lodge - Our customers like the breakfast and clean, quiet rooms at this B&B. This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Peace Lodge - With a stay at this 4.5-star lodge, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 4 restaurants, along with an in-room fireplace. Expedia customers like its overall value and pool.

Other favorite sights in San Jose include National Center of Art and Culture, National Museum of Costa Rica, and Parque Nacional. One of the top places to see in the surrounding area is Irazu Volcano National Park, located 16.3 mi (26.2 km) from the city center.

Getting Around San Jose

If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from San Jose Pacific Station, San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station, or San Jose Viquez Square Station. San Jose might not have very many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for San Jose

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 83°F during the day and 61°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 84°F, while the average at night is 64°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 81°F with nighttime averages of 63°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 80°F and nighttime averages of 62°F
  • Average annual rainfall for San Jose is 72.76 inches
  • Usually April and May are the hottest months with an average of 83°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 62°F

How much is a hotel in San Jose?

2 stars to 4 stars hotels in San Jose

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