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1 room, 2 adults

Balmoral Hotel, San Jose

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Theme park(s) nearby
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
Central Ave, between 7th and 9th St, San Jose, San Jose, 3344-1000, Costa Rica

Art Deco hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping center, near Gold Museum (Museo de Oro)
  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Theme park(s) nearby
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
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Great location
Tasty breakfast

Balmoral Hotel, San Jose

from $80
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room, City View
  • Standard Room (Plus)
  • Superior Plus
  • Deluxe Plus
  • Junior Suite
  • Presidential Suite
  • Family Room

What’s around Balmoral Hotel, San Jose


  • Heart of San Jose
  • National Park - 6 min walk
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 2 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 3 min walk
  • National Theater - 4 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 5 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 6 min walk
  • Plaza de la Democracia - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 21 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 7 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 11 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 11 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 112 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 1 per room (up to 11 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking (limited)


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • 2 coffee shops/cafés
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5909
  • Conference space size (meters) - 549
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1955
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


EL PATIO DEL BALMORAL - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Balmoral Hotel, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • Balmoral Hotel
  • Balmoral Hotel San Jose
  • Balmoral San Jose
  • Hotel Balmoral
  • Balmoral Hotel Hotel
  • Balmoral Hotel San Jose
  • Balmoral Hotel Hotel San Jose


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.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 30.00 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50 (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 34.00 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 6)

Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 11.00 (one-way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Balmoral Hotel, San Jose

  • Does Balmoral Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Balmoral Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Balmoral Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from April 1 2020 to July 5 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at Balmoral Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Balmoral Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 11 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Balmoral Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to anytime. There's a charge of USD 30.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 50 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Balmoral Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Balmoral Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 34.00 per vehicle one-way.
  • What is there to do near Balmoral Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) (2-min walk) and Jade Museum (3-min walk), along with National Theater (4-min walk) and National Museum of Costa Rica (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 371 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
good place to stay
comfortable, clean, good and plentiful breakfast, convenient location in the middle of san jose. the staff was friendly and helpful
us7 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice breakfast nice area
Walking distance to city central and shopping center
Juan, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
We stayed in this hotel for one night. Overall, the purpose of our stay was mainly a place to sleep before our flight the next morning. For that reason, this hotel served our purpose with comfortable rooms. However, I would not recommend staying in this hotel for longer than one or two nights. The staff was somewhat attentive but not necessarily friendly. I also would avoid bringing a car to the hotel because it will take the valet at least 20 minutes to retrieve it for you.
Taylor, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Downtown San Jose great base camp
All of the staff are really great and make your stay a comfortable and safe experience I had to be right downtown in colonial San Jose. Hotels in this area are quite decent but the downtown is old and dirty compared to where I live. Downtown San Jose is a bustling city and not typical of the beaches and jungles people head to If you're just flying in to connect you may be better off just getting nice hotel near airport
Michael J., us4 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Decent hotel in downtown area
This is a decent hotel with a gym in downtown San Jose. We chose it for its location. The staff at check-in was friendly and breakfast offered fruit, juices and made-to-order eggs.
Julie, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
The hote was very hard to find. Its inside a mall, so the only entrance left open at 10pm at night was the resturants. Their parking was full, so they asked us to park in nearby public parking which was said to cost $6 but they actually charged us $14 next day. Breakfast was good.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location
The stay was great and the location was very convenient.
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Happy customer.
Three night stay. Good breakfast included. Nice restaurant plus bar restaurant with entertainment on second floor. Several shops upon entrance including a salon and small gym. Reception ee's friendly and helpful. Lots of shopping on the walking street in front and a casino across from entrance. I also like staying at the Balmoral Hotel because it's two blocks from center of San Jose. Great area!
Robert, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
WSA coffee trip
Always amazing
wayne, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location and great amenities with all the shops/restaurants within the building. For downtown San Jose, I would say the overall hotel is top notch. Second time I've stayed here. There are likely better hotels outside the city center, but given the location of this hotel, it's tough to beat!
Derek, us1 night trip

Balmoral Hotel, San Jose

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