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1 room, 2 adults

Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose

3.5-star3.5 stars
Avenida 11, Calle 3 Bis, Barrio Amón, San Jose, Costa Rica

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Morazan Park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect stampsYou can collect® Rewards stamps here
Good internet service
Bar is awesome
Very comfortable
Wellness Area
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved

Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose

from $80
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Room

What’s around Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose


  • In Amón
  • Morazan Park - 7 min walk
  • Parque Nacional - 10 min walk
  • San Pedro Mall - 33 min walk
  • University of Costa Rica - 33 min walk
  • Sabana Park - 44 min walk
  • Parque Espana - 7 min walk
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 13 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 15 min walk
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 16 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 87 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
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, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking

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
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Il Gattopardo - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • Gioconda House
  • Taormina Casino San Jose
  • Taormina Hotel and Casino Hotel San Jose
  • Taormina Hotel And Casino Costa Rica/san Jose
  • Gioconda House B&B
  • Gioconda House B&B San Jose
  • Gioconda House San Jose
  • La Gioconda House Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose
  • Taormina And Casino San Jose
  • Taormina Hotel and Casino Hotel
  • Taormina Hotel and Casino San Jose
  • Taormina Hotel Casino San Jose


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 9 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 4)

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 Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose

  • Are pets allowed at Taormina Hotel and Casino?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Taormina Hotel and Casino?
    Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Taormina Hotel and Casino?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 30 per vehicle one-way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Taormina Hotel and Casino?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Taormina Hotel and Casino?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves Italian cuisine.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 271 reviews

Fair 4.0
Very nice hotel but it has a bed bug problem
Just to be straight up and honest with you I enjoyed my stay at this hotel The staff was very nice The rooms were clean looking the only reason I say clean looking is because of the fact that after two days in I figured out that I had bed bugs I got bit a couple times in the night the first night but I just thought okay and aunt or something got in my bed but then the next night I really got chewed up and I figured out these little red bugs were bed bugs so what I would say is I hope they clean it up because it is a nice place to stay and the only reason for any bad marks on this is because of the bed bugs no other reason
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Taormina in SJO
Clean rooms and in nice neighborhood, Amon. Staff very helpful!
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Thank you to all the staff of the Taormina Hotel
This was my first time staying here after the hotel being referred to me my a fellow traveler and I had a great time. The front desk and security staff (all shifts) was fantastic! The food was good, especially the burger. I took advantage of the wonderful massage on staff. The one thing I did not do when I was there was gamble since I am not that big of a gambler. The one downside was that the sliding shower door in my room was missing. Not a big deal for me as i made do. The other issue which is not the hotels fault at all is there was some road construction going on a few blocks from the hotel which caused some issues with traffic round the hotel during the day. Especially the dangerous intersection at the corner where the hotel is located. Other than that I loved my time there, and can't wait until I go back. Unless the change for the worse, I will stay here from now on.
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
Attendants were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Kind of surprised that there were no hair dryers. I would definitely stay there again
Liliana P, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
7 days
Wonderful hotel by Costa Rica standards. Surrounding area dangerous at night. Take taxi after dark for safety. Fantastic restaurant on premises with casino and small bar with a good menu. WIFI was sporadic at best. Doesn't work in rooms. Staff very friendly. My advise is to book online with Don't call the hotel, very few employees speak English and your reservation will not be booked accurately.
us6 night trip

Taormina Hotel and Casino, San Jose

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