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Hotel Cultura Plaza

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Living area
Property entrance
Junior Studio Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Junior Studio Suite | Television

Overview of Hotel Cultura Plaza

Hotel Cultura Plaza

3.0 star property
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
Avenida Central, Calle 5, 25 Mt de la Plaza de la Cultura, San José, San Jose, 10104

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMorazan Park2 min walk
  • Popular LocationNational Park8 min walk
  • Popular LocationRafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital13 min walk
  • AirportSan José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.)32 min drive

Room options

About this area

San José

Located in San José, Hotel Cultura Plaza is in the city center. National Theater and Museo Homenaje Joaquín García Monge are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Estación del Ferrocarril de Costa Rica and El Fortín. Simon Bolivar Zoo and Children's Museum are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Morazan Park - 2 min walk
  • Melico Salazar Theatre - 5 min walk
  • San Jose Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • National Park - 8 min walk
  • Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 9 min walk
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 31 min drive


  • Starbucks - 1 min walk
  • McDonald's - 1 min walk
  • Spoon - 1 min walk
  • Alma de Café - 2 min walk
  • Taco Bell - 1 min walk

About this property

Hotel Cultura Plaza

3-star hotel located in Carmen
Close to Sabana Park, Hotel Cultura Plaza has plenty to offer. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A TV in the lobby, a front-desk safe, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Smoke-free premises, a 24-hour front desk, and an elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the breakfast
Room features
All 27 individually furnished rooms have amenities such as free WiFi, safes, and minibars.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • Wardrobes/closets, daily housekeeping, and phones


English, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
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 sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Things to do

  • TV in common areas


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Minibar


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (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, debit card, or cash deposit 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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Hotel Cultura Plaza Hotel
Hotel Cultura Plaza San José
Hotel Cultura Plaza Hotel San José

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Cultura Plaza pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Cultura Plaza?

As of May 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Cultura Plaza on Jun 27, 2023 start from CA $76.3, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Hotel Cultura Plaza?

This hotel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Hotel Cultura Plaza?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Hotel Cultura Plaza?

Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Hotel Cultura Plaza located?

Located in Carmen, this hotel is steps from Plaza de la Cultura, Pre-Colombian Gold Museum, and Museo Homenaje Joaquín García Monge. National Theater and Morazan Park are also within 5 minutes. San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station is 9 minutes by foot and San Jose Atlantic Station is 12 minutes.



Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 64 out of 134 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 48%
Rating 8 - Good. 44 out of 134 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 33%
Rating 6 - Okay. 17 out of 134 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 13%
Rating 4 - Poor. 7 out of 134 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 5%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 134 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Friendly Staff and very clean
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great location. Good free breakfast and coffee.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

4/10 Poor


Disliked: Staff & service
I’ve said here twice both times 2 weeks at a time. First time it was decent. Staff wasn’t over helpful but they got the job done and it was a pretty good experience. The breakfast is good. The people who work that part are so kind and pleasant to see. This second trip was rough. They over charged me a day and would never refund it. They kept saying the manager wasn’t there. Only the manager could do it. I had surgery while I was there. I needed a extra pillow to prop up with. They fought me for 2 days and had to get managers again to get me a pillow. I left my room key in the room when I checked out. At the front desk they held me hostage locked in the hotel I already over paid a day for they wouldn’t refund to go get the key before they would unlock it and let me leave. Mind blown the way I was treated. Room was perfect and the key was where I left it. They were soooo rude. I doubt I’d be back and I’d use cation booking with them. They do as they please and sorry no manager!
Stayed 13 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I was very pleased with my stay.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

2/10 Terrible


Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Expensive and the staff is very grumpy
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Staff was super accommodating and helpful! Walls are a little thing so you can hear a lot of noise, but also appreciate the option to have 3 beds in 1 room.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

4/10 Poor


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
At check-in I was told I’d be charged an additional $15 per person per night, after 2 adults, even though I booked a room with the capacity of 4 people. All guests had to show ID, even kids. I asked if we could place our bags in the room before filling out paperwork and was told no. After a long day of travel with kids, if the room is paid, and I was already checked-in, why not be courteous?
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023