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Hotel El Maragato, San Jose

3-star3 stars
Ave Centralbetween street 1 and 3, San JoseSan JoseCosta Rica

Family hotel with restaurant, near Gold Museum
  • Free WiFi
  • bad experience concerning security. I reported stolen money to the front desk and asked…Apr 27, 2017
  • The hotel is located in walking distance of many museums, the National Theater, shops,…Apr 15, 2017
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From 114 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel El Maragato, San Jose

from $45
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Double Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 39 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 10 AM
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM
  • Express check-in
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • No parking


  • Casino shuttle *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 65
  • Conference space size (meters) - 6
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1993
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually furnished
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 25-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Restaurante Maragato - This coffee shop specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Hotel El Maragato, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • El Maragato
  • El Maragato San Jose
  • Hotel El Maragato
  • Hotel El Maragato San Jose
  • Hotel El Maragato Costa Rica/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.

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

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

Casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

What’s around Hotel El Maragato, San Jose


  • Heart of San Jose
  • Gold Museum - 0 min walk
  • National Theater - 6 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 8 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 9 min walk
  • National Museum - 12 min walk
  • Parque Nacional - 12 min walk
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 12 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 14 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 15 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 122 reviews

Hotel El Maragato, San Jose
Very Good8.0
Well Located, Clean and Comfortable, Budget Hotel
This hotel was very well located for walking to nearby attractions, but it's situated in a very congested and noisy commercial area. Light sleepers and guests who are bothered by loud noise should request rooms in the rear of the hotel, which are much quieter. The front desk staff was polite, friendly, and very helpful with booking sightseeing tours. The housekeeping staff was excellent. Overall, I was pleased and satisfied with my 2-week stay at this clean and comfortable budget hotel.
A Traveler, us14 night trip
Hotel El Maragato, San Jose
Very Good8.0
Fun , convenient location in downtown SAN Jose
The location for our purposes was great and we truly enjoyed being on the pedestrian street. The street noise stopped by 9:30 but we loved the balcony that overlooked the action below. Also, we felt the staff was very friendly and helpful.
Audrey, us2 night trip with friends
Hotel El Maragato, San Jose
Central Ave's great
We loved being on Central Avenue, where we could walk out the door and be on that great shopping street. Nice view from our balcony overlooking busy pedestrians. There was lots of noise that night due to remodeling across the street, but we slept good.
Shirley, us1 night romance trip
Hotel El Maragato, San Jose
Very Good8.0
Good basic mainstreet hotel
The hotel is basic, but good for Latin American standard. The hotel/hostel is good, as it's one block away from the main street where tours depart. There are shopping and eating places around as it's in the center of the shopping mainstreet in the capital. The area is very busy with people. Cars cannot park at the hotel, the mainstreet is only for pedestrian. The area is safe with constant police surveillance. Staff is basic, not very talkative or cheerful, mostly young men working at the front desk. But they are polite. The womens doing the housekeeping are friendly, nice and do their job very well. Overall a nice stay at this hotel
A Traveler, us5 night trip with friends
Hotel El Maragato, San Jose
Very Good8.0
The man working on reception went out of his way to help us when we only spoke a little bit of Spanish. We also made an error with our booking which he managed to sort out instantly, great hotel for the price would recommended staying here in the future.
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends

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