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Central Valley - San Jose

A four-star hotel in the heart of downtown San José, the Hotel Presidente has a colorful mural that adorns the facade. It is located at the corner of the pedestrian boulevard of Central Avenue and Seventh Street, just 20 minutes from the International Airport (SJO). Business travelers find numerous services: including free wireless Internet access, free buffet breakfast and gym. All guests at the Hotel Presidente will surely enjoy the many amenities it offers, such as the restaurant, lounges and concierge services. It has an excellent location to explore San José and is ideal for visiting the main attractions such as museums, casinos, bars and restaurants.


Safety box with a laptop, Wi-Fi included, mini-refrigerator, room service and air conditioning

Standard: This type of room offers 30 m2 of living space. Standard rooms can be configured with one or two beds, private bathroom, air conditioning, flat screen TV, large closets and a table with chairs

Superior: With an area of 50 m2, they have a small living room and a tub.

Suite: Designed in an open plan format and decorated with simplicity and elegance, with a comfortable Spanish-style living room and balconies allows you to appreciate the view of San José.


The rooftop of Hotel Presidente is home to Azotea Calle 7, a perfect shelter from the busy –and sometimes chaotic– heart of San José. You can enter through Calle 7, between Avenida Central and Avenida Segunda, either by taking the elevator or walking up two flights on the red spiral staircase that takes you right into the red-brick terrace, surrounded by colorful veraneras (bougainvillea plants), palm trees, and a lime tree whose fruits might end up in your cocktail. 

Take a seat on the white-lace cast iron chairs and tables in the terrace –where you can enjoy the breeze and the view of the mountains that enclose the Central Valley. Otherwise, step inside, where the atmosphere shifts to a modern vibe, with wood and mosaic floors, a black exposed ceiling and furnishings that mix new pieces with Louis XV chairs, vases and other keepsakes that belonged to the founders of Hotel Presidente, Samuel Gudes and his life partner Estanislao Scriba.


Once settled in, let us fix you one of our signature cocktails –whether fruity, refreshing, spicy or dry. Or let us serve you a drink from the selection of fine liquors and wine, or an ice-cold beer. While you enjoy your drink, our kitchen can prepare dishes of your preference from the menu crafted by our chef. The no-fuss but full-of-flavor offerings are aimed to please your palate with sharable bocas (small bites), crudos, sandwiches, and, of course, deserts.


Azotea Calle 7’s hours run every day from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m.  Thursday through Saturday we open until midnight. Walk-ins are welcome. 


Best location in San José on Central Avenue Boulevard, internet access throughout the hotel, 4-sheet certification for qualification of sustainable tourism, pets, bar / restaurant, 24-hour currency exchange (dollars and euros) , express check-in, cardio room, laundry service, room service, in-room safe, concierge service, tour desk and complimentary secure parking

Tours & Activities

Tours available leaving from San Jose

Dates Room Meals Rates
      Sgl Dbl Tpl
From: 01 JAN 19 To: 31 DEC 19


$120 $120 $161


$191 $191 N/A


$163 $163 $204
From: 01 JAN 20 To: 31 DEC 20


$120 $120 $160


$191 $191 N/A


$163 $163 $204
From: 01 JAN 21 To: 31 DEC 21


$155 $155 $162


$201 $201 N/A


$171 $171 $205



Children’s policies:

Children under 11 years old free of charge sharing room with parents. Children over 12 years old pay as adult.

Maximum occupancy & Bedding:

Standard & Superior (queen beds or king bed) 3 pax

Suite (king bed) is 2 pax (not extra pax is allowed).


Check-in: 3:00pm.

Check-out: 12:00 md

• Adventure Combo Tour
• Arenal Volcano & Tabacon Hot Springs
• Britt Coffee Tour
• Calypso Cruise Tortuga Island
• Poas, Doka, La Paz (Combo Tour)
• Irazu Volcano National Park
• Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley & Lankester Gardens
• Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
• Pacuare Whitewater Rafting Class III-IV Tour
• Safari Float Sarapiqui
• Authentic Rainforest Experience
• San Jose City Tour
• Sun and White Sand Beach
• Craft Beer Tour
• Barrio Sights & Bites
• Spirogyra Urban Butterfly Garden & Toucan Rescue Center
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