Hotel Balmoral - San Jose

Central Avenue Between 7Th And 9Th, San Jose, Costa Rica, 3344-1000  show map
 4 stars
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Hotel Balmoral - San Jose

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Overview

Hotel Balmoral is located in the heart of San Jose. You can walk to the business and financial district, the best entertainment and shopping areas. It is close to the main historical and cultural sights of San Jose, Costa Rica, such as the National and Melico Salazar Theaters, the Gold & Jade Museums, Morazan Park and Metropolitan Cathedral.

Central Avenue, where the hotel is situated, is a walking boulevard, which is famous for its financial and commercial center. Also, you can tour to the volcanoes, hot springs, go rafting on the rapids, hiking in rain forest etc. Juan Santamaria International Airport is 23km or about 30 minutes from the hotel. The most convenient way is to book a transfer 24 hours before arrival.

The hotel offers 112 comfortable rooms and suites where everyone will find the amenities necessary for a pleasant stay. Ten rooms are specially designed for disabled people.

The restaurant-cafe and bar, El Patio del Balmoral, offers you classic cuisine with various tropical vegetables and fruits. The hotel can offer seven meeting rooms, which can accommodate from 10 to 200 peopleand possess all necessary technical equipment your event to be successful. For relaxation, Balmoral can offer a gym and sauna.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   112.

Rooms

Hotel Balmoral has 112 rooms including: Superior, standard, suite, and presidential suite. The room rates include buffet breakfast, safety deposit box and free parking. The standard features which are in all rooms are: air conditioning, Wi-Fi at extra charge, cable TV, executive desk, coffee maker, mini-bar, hair drier, telephone and private bathroom. Additional services are AM/FM radio alarm clock, and laundry service. There are suites for disabled people. Most balconies face Central Avenue.

Dining options

Buffet breakfast is included into the room rate. It is available from 6am at El Patio del Restaurant. The restaurant specializes in meats, pizzas, specialty coffee and more at reasonable prices. This place is also called an “oasis” for its architecture. Roof system and high terraces help make it the most convenient and safe meeting point downtown.

The hotel Balmoral provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast.  The hotel Balmoral serves a continental breakfast for free.  At the hotel Balmoral guests are invited to a american breakfast served for free. 

Services

Seven spacious, versatile, fully equipped meeting rooms are at your service. They can be used both for social or business event. The smallest room is 42sqm and the biggest is 130sqm. They cater to 10 to 200 people depending on the mounting type (auditorium, class room style, boardroom, U-shape, and reception). The hotel offers the following services during the meetings: breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks. You can organize seminars, graduations, conferences, assemblies, weddings and parties in general here.

Leisure

Gym and sauna are available for guests of Hotel Balmoral.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Barber shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Ice machine
  • Brailled elevators

Guest Parking

  • Free private hotel parking is possible on site.

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Twin bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Daybed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fireplace in room

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 7 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Balmoral - San Jose San Jose location
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Hotel Address:

Central Avenue Between 7Th And 9Th, San Jose, Costa Rica, 3344-1000

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City Center
  • San Jose
    3000 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral (cuisine: International, Costa Rican)
    100 ft
  • Mariscar
    100 ft
Parks
  • Central Park (Parque Central)
    1500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    112

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Rooms and availability

Hotel Balmoral has 112 rooms including: Superior, standard, suite, and presidential suite. The room rates include buffet breakfast, safety deposit box and free parking. The standard features which are in all rooms are: air conditioning, Wi-Fi at extra charge, cable TV, executive desk, coffee maker, mini-bar, hair drier, telephone and private bathroom. Additional services are AM/FM radio alarm clock, and laundry service. There are suites for disabled people. Most balconies face Central Avenue.

Deluxe
Bed type: Double Bed or Double beds
Size: 345 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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344 square feet rooms

Room facilities
    Hotel Balmoral SuperiorHotel Balmoral Superior
    Superior
    Bed type: Double Bed or Double beds or Twin beds
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    269 square feet rooms

    Room facilities
      Hotel Balmoral StandardHotel Balmoral Standard
      Standard
      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
      Size: 270 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      210 square feet rooms

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        Suite
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        From 861 square feet with 2 comfortable rooms, 2 bathrooms and a living room, perfect for families.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Hotel Balmoral - San Jose San Jose location
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        Hotel Address:

        Central Avenue Between 7Th And 9Th, San Jose, Costa Rica, 3344-1000

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Jose
          3000 ft
        Airports
        Restaurants
        • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral (cuisine: International, Costa Rican)
          100 ft
        • Mariscar
          100 ft
        Parks
        • Central Park (Parque Central)
          1500 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of rooms:
          112

        Hotel Awards

        Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseHotel Balmoral

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in Costa Rica

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        Hotel Balmoral Location

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        The Balmoral is located in the pedestrian zone of Central Avenue within walking distance of the business and financial district, the best entertainment and shopping areas, and the main historical and cultural sights of the city, such as the National and Melico Salazar Theaters, the Gold & Jade Museums, Morazan Park and Metropolitan Cathedral. Take day trips to fascinating places in Costa Rica, such as tours to the volcanoes Poas and Irazu, hot springs at Arenal Volcano, rafting on the rapids of the Pacuare and Reventazon, hiking in the rain forest or just relax in the gardens of Lancaster and the Butterfly farms.

        Tourist attractions

        • sky walk - 1.7 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Parque La Sabana - 1.2 mi
          San JoseCosta Rica
        • El Pueblo - 5.1 mi
          Pavas, San Jose
        • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica - 6.1 mi
          Alto de las Palomas, Santa Ana
        • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones) - 3.9 mi
          2 kilometros al oeste del Hospital Mexico, contiguo al Parque Nacional de Diversiones, San Jose
        • Inbio Parque - 5.3 mi
          Calle Pricipal, Heredia

        Near the hotel

        • Precolumbian Gold Museum - 1000 ft
          Calle 5, San Jose
        • Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) - 1600 ft
          Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose
        • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade) - 2100 ft
          Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose
        • Parque Espana - 2700 ft
          Bordered by Avdas. 7 and 3 and Cs. 11 and 17, San Jose
        • Central Park (Parque Central) - 1500 ft
          Calle Central at Avenida 2, San Jose
        • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design - 1700 ft
          Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose
        • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar - 2300 ft
          Avda. 11 and C. 11, San Jose

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral - 100 ft

          Address: San Jose, Avenida Central, entre calles 7 y 9
          Phone: 22211700

          68% likes this, based on 184 reviews
          Cuisine: International, Costa Rican

        • La Criollita - 300 ft

          Address: Avenida 7
          Phone: 2256--6511

          71% likes this, based on 37 reviews
          Cuisine: Costa Rican

        • La Gauchada - 500 ft

          Address: 175m sur del Canal 7
          Phone: 2232 6916

          65% likes this, based on 45 reviews
          Cuisine: Argentinean
          Price Range: USD 0 - USD 15

        • Mariscar - 100 ft

          Address: Calle 7

        • Tico burguesas - 300 ft

          Address: 1 calle 9, San Jose

          76% likes this, based on 7 reviews
          Cuisine: Hamburgers, Mexican

        Getting there.

        The Balmoral is in the city centre of San Jose. It is only in 23km from the Juan Santamaria International Airport - approximately a 30 minutes drive.

        Getting around.

        Juan Santamaria International Airport is 23km, or about 30 minutes from the hotel. The most convenient way is to book a transfer 24 hours before arrival at the hotel (extra charge). If you arrive by car, then you can use the free hotel parking service.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of rooms:
          112

        Hotel Awards

        Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseHotel Balmoral

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in Costa Rica

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        Hotel Balmoral Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Balmoral

        Individual guest reviews

        • Single
          8.8

          Staff were very friendly and exceptionally helpful!

          Free Internet is only available in the hotel reception area..

        • Single
          10.0

          I enjoy being next to all the shopping

        • Single
          7.0

          Location in middel of Town

          Plastic at breakfast.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Hotel Balmoral - San Jose San Jose location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Central Avenue Between 7Th And 9Th, San Jose, Costa Rica, 3344-1000

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Jose
          3000 ft
        Airports
        Restaurants
        • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral (cuisine: International, Costa Rican)
          100 ft
        • Mariscar
          100 ft
        Parks
        • Central Park (Parque Central)
          1500 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of rooms:
          112

        Hotel Awards

        Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseHotel Balmoral

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in Costa Rica

        Use Badge

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