Good to know
|Distance to city centre||2.3 km|
|Nearest airport||San José Juan Santamaria Intl|
|Distance to airport||16.1 km|
|"Friendly staff and great accommodations."||(in 60 reviews)|
|"Really enjoyed the hotel's downtown location."||(in 90 reviews)|
|"Clean comfortable in center of city."||(in 19 reviews)|
|"Pretty old rooms and shower."||(in 16 reviews)|
|"They advertise free parking onsite, no reservation needed."||(in 6 reviews)|
|"No hot water in the shower."||(in 6 reviews)|
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|beds were very comfortable||in 35 reviews|
|charged my debit||in 6 reviews|
|close to restaurants||in 5 reviews|
|close to restaurants and shops||in 27 reviews|
|free parking||in 22 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 88 reviews|
|good breakfast||in 124 reviews|
|good hotel||in 67 reviews|
|great location||in 130 reviews|
|heart of the city||in 26 reviews|
|hot water in the shower||in 36 reviews|
|little dodgy||in 3 reviews|
|old rooms||in 72 reviews|
|pedestrian walkway||in 3 reviews|
|right downtown||in 15 reviews|
|san jose||in 28 reviews|
|shopping mall||in 8 reviews|
|tea maker in the room||in 9 reviews|
|walking distance to museums||in 10 reviews|
Lots of stores close by
Cockroaches at night
Great location, easy to get around from the hotel location. The rooms were neat and well kept.
The restaurant area closes very early.
Great location, close to the plaza, gold museum, shopping and restaurants etc
Very nice hot breakfast .Larger than usual room .
The front desk staff are very helpful. To enter hotel you have to pass through parking lot or walk through shopping area .
The breakfast was good.
The air conditioning did not work well
Located in the historical and lively heart of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, right on Avenida Central, Costa Ricas most famous and visited pedestrian-boulevard and only 11 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport. Within walking distance of the Balmoral, you will find San Joses main art, cultural, financial, government and historical landmarks and institutions e.g. National and Melico Salazar Theaters, National, Gold and Jade Museums, the Metropolitan Cathedral, as well as some of citys best entertainment, shopping, and healthcare facilities.
based on 1,385 reviews
Things to know
- Comfortable beds
- Clean rooms
- Accessible parking
- Wonderful sightseeing
Policies vary by room type and provider.
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Most popular landmarks
- Museo de Oro 159 m
- Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica 201 m
- Morazan Park 206 m
- Museo del Jade 263 m
- Parque Espana 309 m
- San Jose Cathedral 399 m
|San José Tobias Bolanos Intl||7.5 km|
|San José Juan Santamaria Intl||16.1 km|