Best San Jose & Central Valley Hotels & Resorts
In the heart of Costa Rica lies lively San Jose city, brimming with culture.

San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, has a plethora of surrounding hotels to choose from. The area boasts everything from small intimate lodging facilities to complete luxury resorts in the city and surrounding countryside. The city of San Jose also has the larger of the two international airports in Costa Rica, the Juan Santamaria International Airport. If you've just booked a flight to Costa Rica, odds are good that you’ll enter Costa Rica through San Jose. The majority of travelers don’t stay long in the city. Rather, they use it as a jumping point or travel directly to their next destination. For those travelers interested in the culture and happenings around the capital city or for those staying overnight following a late flight, San Jose Costa Rica hotels vary widely by style, budget, and interest.

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Gran Hotel San Jose

Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Stay at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica in the heart of the capital city of San Jose. The recently renovated Gran Hotel is set in one of the best locations for people watching along the pedestrian boulevard of Avenida Central with views overlooking the National Theatre. Spend a day exploring museums, shops, and other popular attractions within […]

Hotel Grano de Oro, Costa Rica

Hotel Grano de Oro

Tropical victorian architecture and gourmet dining make Hotel Grano de Oro a highlight in the San Jose & Central Valley region.

Finca Rosa Blanca Inn & Coffee Plantation

Finca Rosa Blanca Inn & Coffee Plantation

Finca Rosa Blanca is a beautiful family-owned coffee and art hotel in Heredia, outside of San Jose, renowned for its on-site coffee plantation. This boutique hotel is a charmer, especially when you notice its local touches. From the artisan crafts and murals in each suite to the bracelets in the gift shop, Finca Rosa Blanca is a comprehensive […]

Hotel Alta, Costa Rica

Hotel Alta

Hotel Alta is a trendy and fun boutique hotel located just 15 minutes from downtown San Jose.

Park Inn San Jose, Costa Rica

Park Inn San Jose

Just three blocks from San Jose’s main avenue, and within walking distance of the National Museum, the Jade Museum, and the Costa Rican Art Museum!

Hotel Presidente San Jose Costa Rica

Hotel Presidente

Hotel Presidente is a stylish boutique hotel centrally located in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica. This colorful, modern hotel is decorated with vibrant artwork, vintage items, and foliage to create a fun and quirky atmosphere. Experience the bustling energy of Costa Rica’s capital city on foot! The hotel is within walking distance of restaurants, bars, […]

The Retreat, Costa Rica

The Retreat

The Retreat is an 11-room luxury boutique hotel located 40 minutes away from San Jose International Airport in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Amenities The Retreat amenities include a pool, Jacuzzi, yoga, fitness room, and steam room. There are morning Hatha Yoga classes and afternoon Restorative Yoga classes daily. A few hikes are available on […]

Hotel Bougainvillea Heredia

Hotel Bougainvillea Heredia

Set among 10 acres of lush gardens, the unique and comfortable Hotel Bougainvillea Heredia is a place where guests can truly experience the world famous beauty of Costa Rica. Balconies opening from rooms display a marvelous view of the mountains on one side and the San José skyline on the other. Massive beam ceilings, wood paneling and a […]

Hampton Inn San Jose, Costa Rica

Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose

The Hampton Inn San Jose is a great way to begin any trip to Costa Rica. The 24-hour shuttle service from the San Jose airport means that no matter what time you get in, a friendly staff member will be waiting to usher you away from the crowds and into the comfort of your room. […]

Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel

Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel

Near Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel is the Central Park of San Jose. Within the park is a a large lake, from which the hotel gets its name, Parque del Lago.

Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana

Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana

Nestled in the heart of San Jose’s business district, the Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana operates within the modern Sabana Business Center building. Our experts recommend this property if you’re staying in San Jose due to its prime location near the San Jose International Airport, the National Stadium, and La Sabana Park—it’s strategically located close […]

Hilton San Jose La Sabana Exterior

Hilton San Jose La Sabana

Set in the heart of San Jose near La Sabana Park, this property offers sweeping views of the largest park in the city as well as the vibrant and trendsetting neighborhoods in central San Jose. With its prime location, modern accommodations, and high-end amenities, Hilton San Jose La Sabana is a wonderful option if you’re […]

San Jose Costa Rica Hotels Downtown

There are a variety of San Jose Costa Rica hotels downtown only about 15 minutes from the international airport. These are perfect for those interested in exploring the sights of the city. Only about 15 to 20 minutes from the international airport are some truly unique properties with sweeping views of the beautiful Costa Rican country-side. Travelers visiting the outskirts of San Jose will have the opportunity to learn a bit about Costa Rican agriculture and the cultural communities surrounding the city.

San Jose Costa Rica Hotel Recommendations

There are a variety of great accommodations available in the Central Valley area in and around San Jose. Some hotels are located in the downtown area and some are a little further from the capital city with truly unique tour options available on site. The romantic Finca Rosa Blanca Inn has beautiful views overlooking the on-site coffee plantation with tours and tastings available. Hotel Grano de Oro is a quaint little boutique hotel with an adorable restaurant offering such delectable dishes that even local Ticos come to dine. A good option for families is the San Jose Marriott situated in an ideal location between the airport and downtown San Jose.