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Taormina Hotel and Casino

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, Italian cuisine
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Bar (on property)
Bar (on property)

Overview of Taormina Hotel and Casino

VIP Access

Taormina Hotel and Casino

3.5 star property

8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
Avenida 11, Calle 3 Bis, Barrio Amón, San José

Guests rated this location 8.0/10 - Very good

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMorazan Park4 min walk
  • Popular LocationNational Park10 min walk
  • Popular LocationRafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital11 min walk
  • AirportSan José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.)32 min drive
VIP Access
Curated for quality and service, VIP Access stays consistently receive our highest guest ratings.
  • Expect exceptional service
  • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

Room options

About this area

San José

Taormina Hotel and Casino is located in Carmen, a neighborhood in San José, and is in a national park and near the boardwalk. Children's Museum and Cariari Bowling Center are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Braulio Carrillo National Park and Parque Espana. Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and Simon Bolivar Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Morazan Park - 4 min walk
  • Parque Espana - 5 min walk
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - 8 min walk
  • National Park - 10 min walk
  • Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 13 min walk
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 32 min drive


  • Cosechas - 5 min walk
  • Bar Restaurante Poas - 3 min walk
  • Restaurante La Criollita - 5 min walk
  • Restaurante Silvestre - 1 min walk
  • Susbida - 3 min walk

About this property

Taormina Hotel and Casino

3.5-star hotel located in Carmen
At Taormina Hotel and Casino, you can look forward to a casino, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and dry cleaning/laundry services. For those looking to try their luck, this hotel boasts 6 casino gaming tables, a casino VIP room, and 55 slot machines. Treat yourself to spa services, such as reflexology, a hot stone massage, or a facial. The onsite restaurant, Il Gattopardo, features Italian cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a bar and a business center.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), concierge services, and multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free premises, a ballroom, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the location
Room features
All 87 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, 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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

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, lunch, dinner, and through room service
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

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 5:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 10 per person
  • 1 bar
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Il Gattopardo

Things to do

  • Spa services


  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Treatment room


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


  • 55 casino slot machines
  • 6 casino gaming tables
  • Casino (1292 square feet of space)
  • Casino VIP room
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar


  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - 11 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 18 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: approximately USD 10 per person
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)

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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

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Frequently asked questions

Is Taormina Hotel and Casino pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Taormina Hotel and Casino?

As of Mar 27, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Taormina Hotel and Casino on Mar 28, 2023 start from CA $178.67, 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 Taormina Hotel and Casino?

Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at Taormina Hotel and Casino?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 11 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Taormina Hotel and Casino?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Taormina Hotel and Casino provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 30 per vehicle applies.

Where is Taormina Hotel and Casino located?

Located in Carmen, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of TEOR/éTica, Galería Andrómeda, and Morazan Park. Edificio Metálico and Parque Espana are also within 10 minutes. San Jose Atlantic Station is 13 minutes by foot and San Jose Fercori Station is 15 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Taormina Hotel and Casino and receive a full refund?

Yes, Taormina Hotel and Casino offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Taormina Hotel and Casino cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent

farron, carrollton

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

6/10 Okay

Winston, Simpsonville

While locals highly recommended this hotel, from a US point of view it was just the middle of the road. Nothing fancy but not bad either.
Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


10/10 Excellent


Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Rooms are up to international standard and it is clean and comfortable. Breakfast was hearty and abundant too. Nothing special though. I was doing business on the next block over so it was convenient. Staff was welcoming and accommodating. I asked to be placed on the fourth floor to avoid the night life street noise and I spent two comfortable nights with proper sleep. For business travel it was great. Beware that this area of San Jose is sought after for its adult night life so bear in mind that this might not be a family environment because there is an open door casino on the ground floor.

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022