Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Balmoral
C. 7, Avdas. Central–1, San José, San José, 10101, Costa Rica
One of the capital's landmark hotels has recently completed a top-to-toe remodeling, revealing a much-appreciated modernization of its guest rooms. You'll find all the standard amenities of a medium-price business-class hotel, but leisure travelers also enjoy using the Balmoral as their San José base. You're just as likely to hear Japanese spoken in the lobby as you are Spanish and English; the place is quite popular with Asian visitors. The hotel's bright, airy restaurant, El Patio, dishes up Costa Rican specialties amid two floors of greenery. The Balmoral offers many Web-only discounts.
- central location
- good restaurant
- close to downtown sights
- some street noise
Rate Includes: Free breakfast