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Selina San Jose
3 out of 5
Ave. 9, Calles 13 y 15, Barrio Otoya, El Carmen, San Jose
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £39 per night
0.39 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (99 reviews)
A pleasant stay

"The common areas are great with lots of fun details. All the meals I had in the restaurant we’re delicious and the staff are friendly. The dorms themselves are pretty basic. I like that each bed has its own light, socket and curtain, but my 6-bed dorm was really dark which made sorting out my backpack ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Selina San Jose
Sportsmens Lodge - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
200 Oeste de la rampa del Hospital, Calderón Guardia, Calle 13 Ave 9 y 11, San Jose, San José
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night
0.6 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (110 reviews)
great staff

"great staff."…"

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2019

Sportsmens Lodge - Adults Only
Boutique Hotel Calle 20
2.5 out of 5
Calle 20, entre Avenidas 3 & 5, Downtown Sane jose, San Jose, San Jose
The price is £34 per night
0.62 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (15 reviews)

"The staff are very kind and friendly. We were up early for breakfast (too early) lol but they still provided us with coffee and a great breakfast shortly after. We asked for a different room for our final night in Costa Rica - we stayed our first night and will stay again on our last night - and ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Boutique Hotel Calle 20
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
The price is £73 per night
0.27 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"The restaurant on the 4th floor was excellent. The staff was very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica
Barceló San José
4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
The price is £69 per night
1.95 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,204 reviews)
Great place

"Beautiful hotel. Each of their properties I’ve stayed at have been beautiful."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Barceló San José
Colours Oasis Resort - Lifestyle Inclusive Adults Only
3 out of 5
Blvd Rohrmoser, NW Corner of Triangle, San Jose, San Jose
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £40 per night
3.64 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (312 reviews)

"Amazing staff make this place for like a 5 star resort! Amazing job to everyone!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020

Colours Oasis Resort - Lifestyle Inclusive Adults Only
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
The price is £149 per night
0.91 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (998 reviews)

"It felt like it was part of the Costa Rican environment"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Hotel Grano de Oro
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
The price is £83 per night
0.72 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,154 reviews)
Costa Rica 2020

"Onsite restaurant was very nice and clean and the workers were friendly. Rooms were spacious and clean. Only issue about the rooms were they did not come with a mini fridge to keep our waters cold or a microwave. Other than that, we had a great experience"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
La Sabana Hotel Suites Apartments
3 out of 5
De Rostipollos 150 metros norte, Calle 48, Ave. 5-7, Sabana Norte, San Jose
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night
1.53 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (248 reviews)
Great option

"Great breakfast Excellent staff Good location"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

La Sabana Hotel Suites Apartments
Casa Conde Hotel & Suites
3.5 out of 5
South-west of Peace Park, Suroeste del Parque de la Paz, San Jose, San Jose
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £68 per night
1.64 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (719 reviews)

"The property was meticulously maintained. The staff were busy working all the time, but still always has time for smiles and any request we might have. I have nothing but good things to report about Casa Conde.."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Casa Conde Hotel & Suites
Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard de Rohrmoser, La Sabana, San Jose, San Jose
The price is £117 per night
2.05 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (203 reviews)
Good value

"Clean and comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff. Good restaurant."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana
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
The price is £126 per night
0.15 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (145 reviews)

"Center city location. Beautiful hotel, attentive staff wonderful breakfast. Received an upgrade. Corner view looking at plaza."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Ave 2da, calles 40-42, San Jose, San Jose
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £73 per night
1.23 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (595 reviews)

"Excellent location. Great bounteous breakfast included, clean property and room. It is a $30.00 usd taxi ride to the airport, or $10.00 per person shuttle."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel
Auténtico Hotel
3 out of 5
Ave 5 and 7, Calle 40, Sabana Norte, San Jose, San Jose
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £53 per night
1.24 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (457 reviews)

"Great hotel. Quiet. Friendly, helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Auténtico Hotel
Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
4 out of 5
North Savanna adjacent to La Sabana, Metropolitan Park, Mata Redonda, San Jose, San Jose
Free cancellation
The price is £74 per night
1.41 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (443 reviews)

"Very friendly staff, clean room and service is exceptional"…"

Reviewed on 24 May 2020

Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici
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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 urban city can discover its cafes, local tours and entertainment. Top sights in the city include National Theater, Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) and Jade Museum.

  • There are 559 hotels and other accommodation options in San Jose
  • The closest major airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city centre
  • 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 Escazu, there are 559 hotels and other accommodation options so you can easily organise your perfect retreat at an affordable rate. 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 favourite with Expedia travellers 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 favourite 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 centre.

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 as many public transport options so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Dressing for San Jose

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 28°C during the day and 16°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 29°C, whilst the average at night is 18°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 27°C with night-time averages of 17°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 27°C and night-time averages of 16°C
  • Average annual rainfall for San Jose is 1848 millimetres
  • Usually April and May are the hottest months with an average of 28°C, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 16°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in San Jose?
Hotel Casa Primo CR is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star guesthouse offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Hotel Mango Valley and Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in San Jose, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in San Jose.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in San Jose?
Based on reviews, Hotel Luisiana is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center and Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to San Jose?
Hotel Luisiana is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other good options for your family trip include Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica and Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela. Also, attractions such as Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple visiting San Jose?
Xandari Resort And Spa is a favourite 3.5-star resort for couples, and features premium bedding and bathrobes. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn and Studio Hotel Boutique.
What is the top LGBTQ-friendly hotel in San Jose?
Colours Oasis Resort - Lifestyle Inclusive Adults Only is a top 3-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel that features a restaurant and an outdoor pool.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in San Jose?
Arborea Flats by Corporate Stays is a top apartment for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a fitness centre for its human guests. La Riviera Hotel Bed and Breakfast is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best high-end place to stay in San Jose?
Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica is a 4-star hotel with 3 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Another upscale choice for your stay is Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in San Jose?
Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel and Alameda Cariari are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in San Jose?
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen is a top 4.5-star resort that has a golf driving range and features 2 outdoor pools. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center and The Cariari Bed and Breakfast. You can tee off at Valle del Sol during your trip.

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