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Top 10 Hotels in San Jose

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4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas, 3 Miles South of Intl Airport, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
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3.9/5Good! (1,996 reviews)

"Best hotel in San Jose. Highly Recommend. Staff are very friendly. Rooms are clean. If you have a rental car, its location would be very convenient."…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
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3.5 out of 5
Edificio Cristal, Av. 1, Calles 1 y 3, San Jose, San José
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Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.1/5Very Good! (397 reviews)

"Everything was outstanding great accommodation staff friendly breakfast lots of choices fast checkin high ly recommended"…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Exe San Jose Center
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3.5 out of 5
Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose, San Jose
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Aug 30 - Aug 31
4.3/5Excellent! (1,295 reviews)

"Great hotel! We arrived 3 hours later than expected - they kept the kitchen open for us which was amazing! We enjoyed good food and amazing margaritas when we arrived after a long day of travel!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica
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4 out of 5
Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, Calle Blancos, San Jose, San Jose
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Sep 19 - Sep 20
4/5Very Good! (1,657 reviews)

"The grounds and people were above reproach. The food was delicious. The beds were superior. I highly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
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3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
Sep 6 - Sep 7
4.2/5Very Good! (1,929 reviews)

"Really like the room with kitchen, coffee always available at the reception and terrasse"…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Hotel Luisiana
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4 out of 5
50 meters North of the Red Cross, Santa Ana, San Jose
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Sep 20 - Sep 21
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,510 reviews)

"Excellent hotel and nice location for diner in Santa Ana"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Studio Hotel Boutique
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4.5 out of 5
700 meters West from Bridgestone/Firest, San Antonio de Belen, Heredia
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Aug 23 - Aug 24
4.5/5Wonderful! (715 reviews)

"We stayed for one night prior to flying home from San Jose. This is a really beautiful hotel, the inner courtyard, gardens and pool areas are lovely. It is much nicer than even the photos suggest - if you are staying in San Jose we would highly recommend booking here. Unfortunately we were unable ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
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3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela, Alajuela
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Aug 27 - Aug 28
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,708 reviews)

"Breakfast was excellent with lots of variety of fruits, cereals, eggs, waffles, etc. The staff was incredibly friendly and the 24 hour airport shuttle was a huge plus. Overall clean, quiet, close to airport."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
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3.5 out of 5
Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Alajuela
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Sep 7 - Sep 8
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,605 reviews)

"Very friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. Rooms are of an adequate size and we had a large TV. It is very convenient to the airport and the shuttle service was very reliable. Besides having their own restaurant, there are a number of good places to eat within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
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4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
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Aug 24 - Aug 25
4.2/5Excellent! (1,887 reviews)

"Good food at the restaurants. Beautiful pool area. More oriented toward business clients and business groups than families."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

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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, and Jade Museum.

  • There are 398 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, and Jade Museum. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the volcanoes and these places to visit: Parque Nacional, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, and Central Park. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to Mercado Central, San Pedro Mall, and Multiplaza del Este Mall.

In San Jose, there are 398 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:

  • 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. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and pool.
  • La Terraza Guest House - Our customers like the proximity to the airport and comfortable rooms at this B&B. This 3-star bed & breakfast features free WiFi, free parking, and spa services.
  • Hotel B&B Garden Grecia - This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

Other favorite sights in San Jose include National Center of Art and Culture, National Museum of Costa Rica, and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden.

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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