expedia

Photo gallery

Featured image
Balcony
Premium bedding, down duvet, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, down duvet, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, down duvet, in-room safe, desk

Guest reviews

4.0 out of 5 Very good
1,000 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Air conditioning
Restaurant
Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationMorazan Park3 min walk
Popular LocationJade Museum3 min walk
Popular LocationParque Espana6 min walk
AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)21 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Deluxe Plus

5/5 guest room rating
  • 356 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4

Family Room

  • 360 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 7

Superior Room

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • 320 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

Standard Room (Plus)

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 178 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, City View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 391 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

  • 360 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4

Superior Plus

5/5 guest room rating
  • 320 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

Presidential Suite

  • 410 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

About this area

San Jose

Located in San Jose, Balmoral Hotel is connected to a railway/underground station. Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) and National Museum of Costa Rica are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Mercado Central. Check out an event or a game at Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), and consider making time for Ojo de Agua Spa Park, a top attraction not to be missed. Rafting offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
Visit our San Jose travel guide
View in a map
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Morazan Park - 3 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 3 min walk
  • Parque Espana - 6 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 6 min walk
  • San Jose Cathedral - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 7 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 21 min drive

Restaurants

  • EL PATIO DEL BALMORAL — 1 min walk
  • Tenedor Argentino - 3 min walk
  • Alma de Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Wong's - 4 min walk
  • Mondo Birra - 4 min walk

About this property

Balmoral Hotel

Art Deco hotel connected to a shopping centre in San Jose with free valet parking
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, 2 coffee shops/cafés, a 24-hour business centre and a conference centre are on-site. All 112 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For entertainment, LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate comforts such as premium bedding and down comforters.
Balmoral Hotel offers 112 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free secured valet parking
  • Limited parking spaces
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 7-15 for adults and USD 5-10 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 2 coffee shops
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Designer shops
  • Private winery tours
  • Public winery tours
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 7 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (5909 square feet of space)

Outdoors

  • Vineyard

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Down comforter
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free rollaway beds
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels
  • Premium channels

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

See similar properties

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night
1 per room (up to 11 lbs/5 kg)
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Free rollaway/extra beds!
Free cots (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7 and USD 15 for adults, and USD 5 and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 34.00 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 6)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 11.00 (one-way)
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Balmoral Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Balmoral Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Balmoral Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Balmoral Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows pets (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 5 kg per pet. There's a fee of USD 10 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Balmoral Hotel?
Valet parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Balmoral Hotel?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Balmoral Hotel?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for USD 50 (subject to availability).
Does Balmoral Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 34.00 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is Balmoral Hotel located?
Located in the heart of San Jose, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Gold Museum (Museo de Oro), Jade Museum and National Theater. National Museum of Costa Rica and National Park are also within 10 minutes. San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station is 7 minutes by foot and San Jose Atlantic Station is 11 minutes.
4.0
Very good
5 - Excellent
344
4 - Good
423
3 - Okay
160
2 - Poor
43
1 - Terrible
30

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fabulous time Fabulous time Fabulous time Fabulous time
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
10
Everything was great. Thank you
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The location was great close to everything? However the hotel did not have hot water and the front desk staff wanted to charge an extra $90 for a room with hot water . The staff was not very welcoming
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place! Clean and good location Would come back again.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We did not get glasses for bathroom and called 3 times to desk. Finally they delivered them.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

Stay in the know with the Expedia app

Get real-time notifications, view your trip details, and access mobile-only deals.

Text yourself a download link

By providing your number, you agree to receive a one-time automated text message with a link to get the app. Standard text message rates may apply.
Scan the QR code

Scan the QR code