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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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2.0 km from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 484 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 San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
7.7 Good
Autopista General Canas, San José, Costa Rica
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8.8 km from city centre, San José 
GoodBased on 974 reviews
7.7

Wyndham San Jose Herradura provides luxury 5-star accommodation in Belen. It features a fitness centre, as well as an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool.

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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8.2 km from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 545 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.

Hostel Casa Colon
Hostel Casa Colon
8.2 Excellent
Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte, San José, Costa Rica
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0.7 km from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 278 reviews
8.2

Hostel Casa Colon offers a cosy setting when in San Jose. It also provides laundry facilities, valet parking and a coffee bar.

Barceló San José
Barceló San José
8.6 Excellent
Residencial El Robledal, La Uruca, 4581150 | San José de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
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1.8 km from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 3,118 reviews
8.6

Barcelo San Jose offers a comfortable setting when in San Jose. It also provides outdoor tennis courts, a sauna and a heated pool.

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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2.0 km from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 1,562 reviews
8.4

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.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aero
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aero
8.1 Excellent
Sobre Autopista General Cañas, San José, Costa Rica
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7.9 km from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 1,863 reviews
8.1

Situated in Heredia, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aeropuerto Costa Rica is a short drive from San Jose and provides a sauna, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. In addition to free private parking on site, the hotel offers comfortable 4-star rooms and a bar.

Fauna Luxury Hostel
Fauna Luxury Hostel
8.0 Excellent
Del Edificio Municipal de Escazú 150Mts, Escazú, Costa Rica
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5.2 km from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 1,687 reviews
8.0

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.

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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2.4 km from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 3,164 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.

Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu
Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu
8.6 Excellent
Próspero Fernadez Highway, San José, Costa Rica
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5.4 km from city centre, San José 
ExcellentBased on 527 reviews
8.6

Situated in Escazu, Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu provides modern 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. The multiple facilities this contemporary hotel offers include an express check-in and check-out feature, a sun deck and a beauty centre.

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Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:February
Average price in San José:$206/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$7/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Monday
$125 - $296
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$118 - $148
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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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0.3 km 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.

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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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2.0 km 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.

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Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu
Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu
8.6 Excellent
Próspero Fernadez Highway, San José, Costa Rica
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5.4 km from city centre, San José 

Situated in Escazu, Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu provides modern 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. The multiple facilities this contemporary hotel offers include an express check-in and check-out feature, a sun deck and a beauty centre.

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Hotel Presidente
Hotel Presidente
8.9 Excellent
Avenida Central, Calle 7, San José, Costa Rica
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2.2 km from city centre, San José 

Located in San Jose, Hotel Presidente San Jose City Center offers a rooftop terrace, free Wi-Fi and a sauna, and is moments from Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

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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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8.2 km from city centre, San José 

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.

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Barceló San José
Barceló San José
8.6 Excellent
Residencial El Robledal, La Uruca, 4581150 | San José de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
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1.8 km from city centre, San José 

Barcelo San Jose offers a comfortable setting when in San Jose. It also provides outdoor tennis courts, a sauna and a heated pool.

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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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2.4 km from city centre, San José 

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.

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aero
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aero
8.1 Excellent
Sobre Autopista General Cañas, San José, Costa Rica
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7.9 km from city centre, San José 

Situated in Heredia, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aeropuerto Costa Rica is a short drive from San Jose and provides a sauna, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. In addition to free private parking on site, the hotel offers comfortable 4-star rooms and a bar.

Cheapest hotels in San José, Costa Rica

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Hostel Casa Colon
Hostel Casa Colon
8.2 Excellent
Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte, San José, Costa Rica
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Hostel Casa Colon offers a cosy setting when in San Jose. It also provides laundry facilities, valet parking and a coffee bar.

$25
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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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2.0 km 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.

$41
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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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0.3 km 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.

$82
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Barceló San José
Barceló San José
8.6 Excellent
Residencial El Robledal, La Uruca, 4581150 | San José de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
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1.8 km from city centre,  

Barcelo San Jose offers a comfortable setting when in San Jose. It also provides outdoor tennis courts, a sauna and a heated pool.

$94
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Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
7.7 Good
Autopista General Canas, San José, Costa Rica
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8.8 km from city centre,  

Wyndham San Jose Herradura provides luxury 5-star accommodation in Belen. It features a fitness centre, as well as an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool.

$106
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aero
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aero
8.1 Excellent
Sobre Autopista General Cañas, San José, Costa Rica
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7.9 km from city centre,  

Situated in Heredia, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aeropuerto Costa Rica is a short drive from San Jose and provides a sauna, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. In addition to free private parking on site, the hotel offers comfortable 4-star rooms and a bar.

$106
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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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2.4 km from city centre,  

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.

$115
Avg. per night
Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu
Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu
8.6 Excellent
Próspero Fernadez Highway, San José, Costa Rica
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5.4 km from city centre,  

Situated in Escazu, Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu provides modern 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. The multiple facilities this contemporary hotel offers include an express check-in and check-out feature, a sun deck and a beauty centre.

$132
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Hotel prices in San José

2 stars or below

$25 - $82

Fauna Luxury Hostel

No. 1 most popular

Fauna Luxury Hostel
8.0 Excellent
$82
Avg. per night
Hostel Casa Colon

Best value

Hostel Casa Colon
8.2 Excellent
$25
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$41 - $160

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica
$146
Avg. per night
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aero

No. 2 most popular

$106
Avg. per night
Exe San Jose Center

Best value

Exe San Jose Center
8.4 Excellent
$41
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?

    Users favour staying in areas such as Merced, Uruca, and Hospital. Consider these locations when searching for your desired stay.

  • What are the best hotels in San José?

    San José is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose -Costa Rica, which has a current rating of 8.5. For other potential stays, consider Country Inn & Suites by Radisson San Jose Aero and Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton, which can also be great places to stay in San José.

  • How much do hotels in San José cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around $101/night is normal for a hotel in San José.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in San José?

    $11 per night is the cheapest San José hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.