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Hotel Kekoldi Garden
Hotel Kekoldi Garden
1.0 Poor
Ave 9 Entre Calles 5 y 7 Daigonal al Invu, Barrio Amon, San José, Costa Rica
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1.5 mi from city centre, San José 
PoorBased on 1 review
1.0

Hotel Kekoldi provides a comfortable setting when in San Jose. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica
DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica
8.5 Excellent
San Antonio de Belen Ciudad Cariari, San José, Costa Rica
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5.1 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 507 reviews
8.5

Boasting a sauna and an outdoor pool, DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose - Costa Rica is located in Belen and provides unique accommodation. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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 934 reviews
8.9

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.

Nayara Springs - Adults Only
Nayara Springs - Adults Only
9.6 Excellent
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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56.2 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 103 reviews
9.6

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

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 3,096 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.

The Falls Resort at Manuel Antonio
The Falls Resort at Manuel Antonio
9.3 Excellent
50 meters sur de si como no, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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36.8 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 124 reviews
9.3

The Falls at Manuel Antonio provides 3.5-star accommodation in Manuel Antonio. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an airport shuttle.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
9.2 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 450 reviews
9.2

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

Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu
Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu
8.5 Excellent
San Rafael Escazu, Escazú, Costa Rica
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2.4 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 735 reviews
8.5

Situated in Escazu, Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu provides 5-star accommodation, as well as an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It is moments from San Antonio de Escazu and is close to the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo-a concept by Hyatt
Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo-a concept by Hyatt
8.9 Excellent
Final de la Ruta 253, Culebra, Costa Rica
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116.7 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 80 reviews
8.9

Situated in Culebra, this 5-star property is modern and elegant. It also offers a sauna, a kids club and an outdoor pool.

Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas
Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas
8.6 Excellent
Avenida 3 Entre Calles 9 Y 11, San José, Costa Rica
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1.5 mi from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 365 reviews
8.6

Recently refurbished, Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas provides modern 4-star accommodation in San Jose. Just moments from Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, it offers air-conditioned rooms with free wireless internet.

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Cheapest month:April
Most expensive month:January
Average price in San José:£84/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£6/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
£33 - £161
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£63 - £91
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Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa
Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa
8.3 Excellent
Rincon de la Vieja, 47 Kilometers From The Daniel Oduber International Airport (Lir), Liberia, Costa Rica
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12.2 mi from city centre, Liberia 

Featuring a sauna and an outdoor pool, Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa is located in Canas Dulces and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers a kids pool, a sun deck and massage services.

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Xandari Resort And Spa
Xandari Resort And Spa
9.2 Excellent
1 Km Ne Del Salon El Diamante, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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2.8 mi from city centre, Alajuela 

Xandari Resort & Spa provides 3.5-star accommodation in Alajuela. It also features an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

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Fauna Luxury Hostel
Fauna Luxury Hostel
8.0 Excellent
Del Edificio Municipal de Escazú 150Mts, Escazú, Costa Rica
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0.2 mi from city centre, Escazú 

Providing a shuttle to Juan Santamaria International Airport, as well as free Wi-Fi, Fauna Luxury Hostel is a convenient place to stay in Escazu. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and an outdoor pool.

4
The Falls Resort at Manuel Antonio
The Falls Resort at Manuel Antonio
9.3 Excellent
50 meters sur de si como no, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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0.4 mi from city centre, Manuel Antonio 

The Falls at Manuel Antonio provides 3.5-star accommodation in Manuel Antonio. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an airport shuttle.

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Hotel Aranjuez
Hotel Aranjuez
8.5 Excellent
9th Street, 11-13 Avenue, 200 meters north, 200 meters west, 25 meters south from the Santa Teresita Church, Aranjuez Quarter, San José, Costa Rica
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2.0 mi from city centre, San José 

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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Nayara Gardens
Nayara Gardens
9.7 Excellent
7 km West From La Fortuna Town Road 142, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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3.6 mi from city centre, La Fortuna 

Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in La Fortuna. The hotel offers a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool, as well as rooms with private terraces.

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The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal
The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal
9.3 Excellent
9 Kilometers West and 3.5 Kilometers North of La Fortuna Center, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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4.5 mi from city centre, La Fortuna 

Situated in Monterrey, The Springs Resort & Spa at Arenal provides luxury 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool, a sauna and a Turkish steam bath. It also offers a sun deck, an express check-in and check-out feature and water slides.

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Exe San Jose Center
Exe San Jose Center
8.4 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 

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.

Cheapest hotels in San José, Costa Rica

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Fauna Luxury Hostel
Fauna Luxury Hostel
8.0 Excellent
Del Edificio Municipal de Escazú 150Mts, Escazú, Costa Rica
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Providing a shuttle to Juan Santamaria International Airport, as well as free Wi-Fi, Fauna Luxury Hostel is a convenient place to stay in Escazu. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and an outdoor pool.

£5
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Alajuela Backpackers Airport Hostel
Alajuela Backpackers Airport Hostel
7.5 Good
Sjo Airport Ave, 4th Street, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable hostel in Alajuela offers free wireless internet, as well as room service and an airport shuttle. It is ideally located for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

£9
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Arenal Backpackers Resort
Arenal Backpackers Resort
8.1 Excellent
La Fortuna, San Carlos, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Boasting an outdoor pool, Arenal Backpackers Resort is situated in La Fortuna and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers laundry facilities, a safe and a sun deck.

£12
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Hotel Kekoldi Garden
Hotel Kekoldi Garden
1.0 Poor
Ave 9 Entre Calles 5 y 7 Daigonal al Invu, Barrio Amon, San José, Costa Rica
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1.5 mi from city centre,  

Hotel Kekoldi provides a comfortable setting when in San Jose. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

£19
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Exe San Jose Center
Exe San Jose Center
8.4 Excellent
Edificio Cristal, Av. 1, Calles 1 Y 3, San José, Costa Rica
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1.3 mi from city centre,  

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.

£21
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Hotel Colonial
Hotel Colonial
8.1 Excellent
Calle 11, Avenidas 2 Y 6, San José, Costa Rica
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1.5 mi from city centre,  

Offering an outdoor pool, Hotel Colonial San Jose is situated in San Jose and is a five-minute walk from Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet in all areas.

£34
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Hotel Aranjuez
Hotel Aranjuez
8.5 Excellent
9th Street, 11-13 Avenue, 200 meters north, 200 meters west, 25 meters south from the Santa Teresita Church, Aranjuez Quarter, San José, Costa Rica
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2.0 mi from city centre,  

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

£43
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Hotel Las Tres Banderas
Hotel Las Tres Banderas
7.7 Good
Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Just a short walk from Manuel Antonio, this rustic hotel offers an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It also features a sun deck, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

£45
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Hotel prices in San José

2 stars or below

£5 - £60

Hotel Mango

No. 1 most popular

Hotel Mango
8.2 Excellent
£60
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Mango Boulevard Hotel

No. 2 most popular

£32
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Fauna Luxury Hostel

Best value

Fauna Luxury Hostel
8.0 Excellent
£5
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3 stars

£34 - £120

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica

No. 1 most popular

£55
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Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
£95
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Hotel Colonial

Best value

Hotel Colonial
8.1 Excellent
£34
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4 stars and up

£21 - £375

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica
£79
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Barceló San José

No. 2 most popular

Barceló San José
8.6 Excellent
£55
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Exe San Jose Center

Best value

Exe San Jose Center
8.4 Excellent
£21
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?

    You can find several places worth visiting in San José. Mata Redonda, Carmen, and Merced are some of the most popular amongst our users.

  • What are the best hotels in San José?

    DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica (8.5/10 from 507 reviews), Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica (8.7/10 from 1,618 reviews), and Barceló San José (8.6/10 from 3,002 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in San José.

  • What is a good hotel near San Jose Parque Central?

    Reviews of Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Costa Rica recommend it as a good place to stay near San Jose Parque Central, scoring 8.7/10 from 1,618 ratings.

  • How much do hotels in San José cost?

    San José hotels have an average price of £53/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days). For a 4-star hotel, the average price is £72/night, and if you are looking for a 5-star hotel in San José then the average price is around £91/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in San José?

    £6 per night is the cheapest San José hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a hotel in San José tonight?

    San José hotels start at £7 for tonight; however, the average price of accommodation is about £50. Many 4-star stays can be found in San José tonight, with prices starting at £68. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.