San Jose Hotels
Banana Azul and our travel partner Gecko Trail Adventures work with a number of other hotels throughout Costa Rica which we recommend.
Below please find a list of hotels in the San Jose capital region. Or, you can also see our list of recommended hotels in:
- Mountains: Arenal, Monteverde
- Pacific Coast: Manuel Antonio, Guanacaste, Nicoya and more
- Caribbean Coast: other hotels in our area
- Gay Hotels: exclusively gay, gay-owned or gay-friendly hotels throughout Costa Rica
Whether you’re just passing through for a night or using San Jose as a base to see the country, we can help you find the right place.
Choose from one of the following hotels that we’ve booked many times without problems and our clients have recommended. You can book these directly online using the links below using our special negotiated rates. While availability is not guaranteed, we work with these hotels frequently and can usually get a space for you at these rates. If for some reason, we can’t get you the property and room requested, we’ll offer you something else or refund your money – your choice!
Costa Rica Guesthouse
This hotel is located very close to downtown and San Pedro in San Jose and offers 22 decorated private rooms with king size beds, semi-orthopedic mattresses and free wifi access, in a beautifully restored 1904 building. Especially designed for people looking for a little extra comfort at cheap prices.
Double rooms from $39.00 USD incl tax. Breakfast included.
Casa 69 Bed and Breakfast
Boutique bed and breakfast hotel, centrally located in a quiet neighborhood just a quick walk to downtown, to the National Museum and other sights, restaurants. Continental breakfast included or full breakfast available for purchase.
Double rooms from $45.00 USD plus taxes. Breakfast included.
15 room Alajuela hotel located only three miles from the (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport. Room rates include full breakfast and transportation from and to the airport. Pool, A/C, Cable TV, Garden.
Double rooms from $89.00 USD plus taxes. Breakfast included.
Colours Oasis Resort
This exclusively gay hotel resort, located in the capital city of San Jose, is a hidden gem. You cannot tell from its exterior and entrance that behind those walls is a stylish haven for gay and lesbian visitors and their friends.
Colours is a full-service boutique hotel, with Spanish-style courtyard. The retreat is conveniently located on the stately Boulevard Rohrmoser, less than 15 minutes to the central business and culture precinct. The gay retreat’s tropical atmosphere is great for sun worshipers, with the solar-heated L-shaped pool, the private, terraced sundeck and a secluded hot tub spa. The Orchid Rainforest bar, lounge and dining areas are the gathering spots for guests for meals, drinks and conversation. Rooms range from smart value to classic comfort, stylish suites as well as appointed apartments.
Casa Rainbow Canyon
This exclusively gay resort is located between San Jose downtown and the airport with approx. 20 minutes to both sites. It offers 8 unique luxury rooms and fabulous views on the surrounding nature and an impressive canyon. Hotel amenities include, solar-heated pool (clothing optional), outdoor hot shower and bath, internet access, full breakfast till 10 am and much more. Furthermore 1 airport transfer (pickup or dropoff) is included in the room rate.
Clean, modern San Jose Costa Rica hotel conveniently located six minutes from the San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) (offering free transfers to/from this airport), and ten minutes from the domestic Pavas (Tobias Bolanos) Airport. In the prestigious, up-scale neighborhood of Ciudad Cariari on the outskirts of San Jose in the central valley of Costa Rica, we are a full-service Costa Rica hotel with pool on the bed and breakfast (B&B) plan.
Double rooms from $99.00 USD plus taxes. Breakfast included.
Casa Bella Rita
Bed and Breakfast located in Santa Ana, a suburb of San Jose. Six rooms, each very private and uniquely decorated with local art and hand-crafted furniture, while overlooking the beauty of Santa Ana’s magnificent canyon. Gourmet breakfasts like their mango camote pancakes served in their tropical garden patio. Furthermore, 1 airport transfer (pickup or dropoff) is included in the room rate.
Double rooms from $109.00 USD plus taxes. Breakfast included.
Modern and stylish hotel situated just outside the center of San Jose and just 20 minutes to airport. Perks include free local and international phone calls, free Wi-Fi, free parking. Rooms with Queen bed, King bed or two full beds. Suites with fridge and microwave available. All rooms with flat screen TV, safe, coffee maker, iPod dock. On site amenities include workout gym and restaurant.
Double rooms from $120.00 USD plus taxes. Breakfast included.
Grano de Oro
Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis, a sanctuary in the heart of the city. Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion, the 40-room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home. Hallways lined with period photographs and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arrangements and luxurious plants at every turn. Spanish tile fountains grace intimate atriums. The entire hotel is non-smoking.
Hampton Inn & Suites
Full service hotel with rooms and suites located near the international airport. All rooms and suites with king bed or 2 doubles, A/C, fridge, microwave, double-paned windows for a quiet sleep, cable TV, direct dial phones with voicemail, free local calls. Suites also with free international calls and in-room safe. Hotel features breakfast included, airport transport included, internet access in lobby or in room, business center, exercise room, pool, no extra charge for 3rd or 4th person, 100% Hampton satisfaction guarantee.
Double rooms from $160.00 USD incl tax. Breakfast included.