Balmoral Hotel

Balmoral Hotel

Central Ave, Between 7th And 9th St, San José, Costa Rica
+506 2222 5022

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Balmoral Hotel
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About Balmoral Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi, Breakfast, and Parking for free

The Balmoral Hotel offers Art Deco accommodations near the Museo de Oro. The hotel is connected to a shopping center, as well, and is within walking distance of the Jade Museum, National Center of Art and Culture, National Museum of Costa Rica, National Theater, and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden. Guests will find plenty of local dining in the area and select guest rooms feature city views.

Pets are not permitted at this hotel. Valet parking is available, free of charge, with limited parking available at the property. Airport transfers can be arranged for a fee, as well. There is complimentary WiFi in all areas of the hotel, which also offers a complimentary breakfast buffet each day and room service during limited hours. The hotel has a bar and lounge, a restaurant, and a coffee shop for guest enjoyment.

The front desk is open 24 hours a day and concierge services, including tickets/tour assistance, are provided. The hotel also has a hair salon and guest laundry facilities. There are 112 guest rooms and suites, as well as a a business center and fitness center that are both available 24 hours a day, as well. There is an ATM and meeting rooms are available.

Connecting rooms are available at this property. All guest rooms include air conditioning, minibars, premium bedding with down comforters, premium TV, a desk and phone, and an in-room safe. Rooms also offer a private bathroom with a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Ironing amenities are available by request, as well.

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Amenities at Balmoral Hotel

  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Free parking
  • Business center

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Kitchenware
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Dining table


  • Family rooms
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • City view


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Allergy-free room
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Secured parking
  • Valet parking


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Shops (on site)
  • Eco tourism
  • Casino
  • Beauty salon


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Complimentary breakfast

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Balcony


  • Fitness center


  • Sauna

Reviews of Balmoral Hotel

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6.2 Okay
Pros:The staff
Cons:When we got to the room we didn't have power for the lights or the ac so I called downstairs (the phone worked) and they informed me you have to insert your keycard in a slot by the door to get power. Weird but ok, I'll play along. After a couple hours of trying to get the ac to work and trying to sleep without it, I ended up calling the desk and having them take a look. They couldn't figure it out and moved us to a room right next door, which was an upgrade. The staff was great and helpful with the situation but the new ac didn't work much better. All in all, not a bad hotel. Great location, there was free breakfast we didn't get to enjoy, they opened my bottle of wine, and took great care of my complaint. However, there was a lot of construction which was a little weird to deal with and the ac is a huge thing for me. From the north and my house is constantly freezing.
6.5 Okay
Pros:Proximity to everything. Warm water. Decent internet. Good quality sheets and comforter.
Cons:Bed was hard. TV did not work well. No microwave. Thin walls so you can hear everything. No washcloths provided. Bottom entrance closes too early.
8.0 Very good
Pros:This hotel has everything you need and is located in the middle of san Jose with easy access to transportation and all the downtown museums.
6.2 Okay
Pros:I liked he location.
Cons:The fact that you could hear a conversation four rooms away.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:I love the location. The breakfast in the morning was fantastic. And the room was very clean.
Cons:Our room didn't have a window. Just a glass door leading to a shaft.
7.4 Good
Pros:The hotel is pretty central to everything. The staff is helpful. The room wa clean.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Great front desk staff,(especially Christopher). Great walking location, such as, sight seeing around downtown, restaurants, shopping areas, and taxies was right there for your quick convenience, and even the city bus. Great breakfast every morning. I loved the place and look forward to returning soon.
Cons:The beds was a little hard, however it didn't stop me from sleeping.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Very good hotel + friendly staff + spacious rooms + comfortable beds + great location + free breakfast = awesome
4.8 Mediocre
Pros:Staff was friendly and easy to work with. Included breakfast was very good.
Cons:Room felt old and dirty. Bed was very uncomfortable. There was no hot water in the shower. Very disappointed with this place.


Central Ave, Between 7th And 9th St, San José

What's nearby

  • Museo de Oro160 m
  • Morazan Park202 m
  • Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica203 m
  • Museo del Jade264 m
  • Parque Espana305 m
  • San Jose Cathedral401 m
  • National Center of Art and Culture0.4 km
  • Museo Nacional de Costa Rica0.4 km
  • Barrio Amón0.5 km
  • Parque Nacional0.5 km
  • Mercado Central0.7 km
  • Children's Museum1 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 12:00


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Balmoral Hotel

  • Balmoral Hotel is located at Central Ave, Between 7th And 9th St in Carmen, 2.3 km from the center of San José. Museo de Oro is the closest landmark to Balmoral Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Balmoral Hotel.

  • Yes, Balmoral Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Balmoral Hotel offers free parking.

  • Balmoral Hotel is 7.5 km from San José Tobias Bolanos Intl. Balmoral Hotel is 16.1 km from San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

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Distance to city center

2.3 km

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Nearest Airport

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Distance to airport

16.1 km