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10 Best Hotels in San Jose

Barceló San José
4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$147
per night
4 Dec. - 5 Dec.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,946 reviews)

"We loved everything about it! Will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov. 2019

Barceló San José
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela, Alajuela
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$178
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,780 reviews)

"tasty breakfast is complimentary. check in clerks were able to recommend great local restaurants and help with transport."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2019

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
AU$74
per night
17 Nov. - 18 Nov.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,920 reviews)

"Clean room, soft sheets, pool and restaurant on site. Friendly bilingual staff, free Wi-Fi. Convenient location in a good neighborhood. Excellent value."…"

Reviewed on 10 Nov. 2019

Hotel Luisiana
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5
Sobre Autopista General Cañas, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
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AU$132
per night
17 Nov. - 18 Nov.
4/5Very Good! (1,426 reviews)

"I’m 6’0 tall, found the bed a little short, my feet hung off the end. Air conditioner worked well but was noisy. Close to the airport and the complimentary shuttle was on time. Clean room and descent wifi."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2019

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
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
AU$147
per night
16 Dec. - 17 Dec.
4/5Very Good! (1,722 reviews)

"The staff was attentive and kind. Food was great. Rooms were clean and comfortable. No complaints!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2019

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Studio Hotel Boutique
4 out of 5
50 meters North of the Red Cross, Santa Ana, San Jose
Free Cancellation
AU$120
per night
14 Dec. - 15 Dec.
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,561 reviews)

"Its a beautiful place. With a big and amazing tree in the front and you can sit under the tree. The rooms are spacius and clean with a new cofeemaker and ecxcellent service. The pool in 3rd floor is cute and a great view as well the bar. The breakfast has a great variety of food and if you dont find ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov. 2019

Studio Hotel Boutique
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport
3 out of 5
1 Km E from Juan SantaMaria Airport, Rio Segundo, Alajuela
Free Cancellation
AU$159
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,693 reviews)

"Easy check in Very prepared and efficient clean rooms. Breakfast was ready to go"…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov. 2019

Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
3.5 out of 5
Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Alajuela
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AU$193
per night
13 Dec. - 14 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,653 reviews)

"Close to Mall and Airport. Expensive trip to San Jose."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2019

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Hotel Del Rey - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
1st Ave & 9th St, One block southeast of Parque Moraz, San Jose
AU$172
per night
23 Nov. - 24 Nov.
3.8/5Good! (300 reviews)

"Stuff very profesional and corteous. Installations and rooms very clean and organized. I will stay at this hotel again. Thank you Hotel del Rey for making my staying amazing and so much. Arturo V."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct. 2019

Hotel Del Rey - Adults Only
Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Route 27, 350 Metros West of Multiplaza Mall, Guachipelin, San Jose
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$141
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (644 reviews)

"Amazing Staff. My wife got sick, so front desk staff came through by getting a doctor and prescribed medications right to the room. Sincere Thanks"…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov. 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 local tours, entertainment choices, and cafés. Top sights in the city include Gold Museum, National Theater, and Jade Museum.

  • There are 312 hotels and other accommodations in San Jose
  • The closest major airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) 7.1 from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 15.5 away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Jose

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Gold Museum, National Theater, 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, you'll be able to select from 312 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday retreat. These are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Peace Lodge - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, 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 dining options and overall value.
  • Hotel B&B Garden Grecia - Our customers like the breakfast and clean rooms at this B&B. This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi.
  • Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a fitness center, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and quiet location.

Other favorite sights in San Jose include National Center of Art and Culture, National Museum, and Museum of Costa Rican Art.

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 may not have many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for San Jose

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 83°F and the nighttime average to be 61°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 84°F during the day and 64°F at night
  • July through September averages 81°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 80°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • San Jose gets about 72.76 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually April and May with an average temperature of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 62°F

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