Overview of Hotel El Maragato

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3.6 / 5Good
463 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

Popular LocationPlaza de la Cultura1 min walk
Popular LocationSan Jose Cathedral3 min walk
Popular LocationNational Theater4 min walk
AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)20 min drive

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  • Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Single Bed
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  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Double Room with balcony

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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About this area

San Jose

Located in San Jose, Hotel El Maragato is connected to a shopping centre. Multiplaza Mall Escazu and Plaza Real Cariari are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Morazan Park and Parque Nacional. Travelling with kids? Make time for Ojo de Agua Spa Park, or head to an event or a match at Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica). Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Plaza de la Cultura - 1 min walk
  • Central Park - 3 min walk
  • San Jose Cathedral - 3 min walk
  • National Theater - 4 min walk
  • Morazan Park - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 11 min walk
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 20 min drive


  • Restaurante Maragato — 1 min walk

About this property

Hotel El Maragato

Family-friendly hotel connected to a shopping centre in San Jose with restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour business centre, a conference centre and coffee/tea in a common area. All 39 individually furnished rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and pillowtop beds. For entertainment, LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate comforts such as pillow menus and down comforters.
Hotel El Maragato offers 39 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and espresso makers. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters. A pillow menu is available. 25-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
This San Jose hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. Microwaves, fridges and in-room massages can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available
Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Casino shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Breakfast available for a fee
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar
Room service available
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do


Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry-cleaning service
Corner/local shop
Laundry facilities
Microwave (on request)
Fridge (on request)
Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


ATM/banking services
Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand
Corner/local shop

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Free food shopping service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

24-hour business centre
1 meeting room
Computer station
Conference centre (65 square feet of space)




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Down comforter
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Pillow menu
Pillow-top mattress


Free toiletries
Rainfall showerhead


25-inch LCD TV
TV channels
Premium channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Espresso maker
Microwave (on request)
Fridge (on request)

Outdoor space



Access via exterior corridors
Connecting rooms available
In-room massage
Individually furnished



Check-in time starts at 10 AM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 12:30 PM

Special check-in instructions

Airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding

Payment types at the property

Diners Club
JCB International
American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hotel El Maragato San Jose
Hotel El Maragato
El Maragato San Jose
El Maragato
Hotel El Maragato Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel El Maragato Hotel
Hotel El Maragato San Jose
Hotel El Maragato Hotel San Jose

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

Stayed 14 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very reasonably priced and the location was excellent.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

    Dont go here! Let me first say i dont do bad reviews or comments but the reviews i read and what i got were not the same. I also want to say im a backpacker and im used to sleeping on the ground so my standerds are not high. 2 days we didnt have water. They ebed up fixing it after about a hour each time. No parking, you have to park 2 blocks away at 2 dollars a hour, do the math if you leave your car because you book trips, and they pick you up it adds up really quick not counting the meter is running when your sleeping, and if you get back late at night its a scary walk back to the hotel at night. spend the extra cash for a hotel that has parking. all the staff but one was good! We stayed a week left a day early. Rooms were horrable and i do not have high standerds at all again. Last night we found a much better hotel near the air port with parking and shuttel. This was my first trip to c.r. i would highly recomand staying outside of s.j. and drive in for the day, night time can get pretty hairy. The good: staff was good and at day time you are smake in the middel of down town market. The bad: the room, parking, night time safty, no water when you try to take a shower

    Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service

    Great location, great breakfast, dated facilities friendly service

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019