Welcome to the Hotel Presidente

Imagine experiencing San Jose, Costa Rica like a local: strolling the downtown avenues, relaxing in the parks and feeling the vigorous energy and buzz provided by the edgy new boutiques, bars and restaurants opening just about every day.  At Hotel Presidente, this dream becomes reality. Our full-service hotel offers an incomparable location in the center of it all, literally seconds away from the city’s most legendary landmarks, as well as a flourishing cultural vibe – all for incredible value, with no-risk booking and no cancellation fees.

Designed to honor the building’s original structure while also lending a touch of industrial modernism, our hotel lobby greets you with an invitingly warm brick and polished teak décor; our staff is just as welcoming, reflecting the traditional, family-owned graciousness of which Hotel Presidente is rightly proud. Our rooms are among the most spacious hotel accommodation in downtown San José, ideal for business trips, weekend getaways and family holidays.

Begin your day in the Costa Rican capital with an outstanding hot breakfast buffet – included in the room rate. Stay connected at all times with free Wi-Fi access, or squeeze in a workout in our fitness room. Pedal off on one of our complimentary bicycles and explore the city at your own pace. And be sure to spend time on our green roof  – a venue unlike anything in the city, with native greenery and unparalleled views.

Downtown San Jose is currently undergoing an exhilarating cultural revitalization, and Hotel Presidente is, unquestionably, the best and most convenient destination for experiencing this growth firsthand. Step onto Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and visit the myriad museums, churches, parks, and points of interest around the corner. Set off on a bar hopping adventure to sample the thriving artisan beer scene. We will be happy to arrange a half- or full-day tour for you as well – just contact our helpful concierge.

For an authentically local experience, reserve your stay at Hotel Presidente.


Standard Rooms

Reliable comfort awaits you in our Standard Rooms, which offer either one King bed or two Full-size beds. These rooms are the ideal choice for guests looking for simple, clean, well-priced accommodations in an unbeatable location.

Superior Rooms

Averaging 555 square feet (50 square meters), Hotel Presidente’s Superior Rooms are the largest hotel rooms in downtown San José. Almost 60% larger than our Standard Rooms to be exact, offering a world of possibilities for you, your luggage and your pet (if so desired). Unpack and unwind in spacious solitude, entertain guests or collaborate and strategize with colleagues.



Measuring 450 square feet and up, our suites are among the largest accommodations in all of downtown San Jose; they are well located within the hotel, and nearly all feature a King bed. Enjoy extra space to stretch out, watch television, dine, or just recharge before a day (or evening) of exploring the city.