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Hotel El Maragato

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Concierge desk
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, minibar
Quadruple Room | View from room
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Hotel El Maragato

3.0 star property
Family-friendly San José hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping centre

7.2/10 Good

462 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Ave Central, between street 1 and 3, San José, San Jose

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Carmen
  • Sabana Park - 13 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 24 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 11 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 13 min walk
  • San Jose Pacific Station - 14 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)


  • Spoon - 2 min walk
  • Tenedor Argentino - 2 min walk
  • Azafran - 2 min walk
  • Delfines con Amor - 3 min walk
  • Q' Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel El Maragato

A great choice for a stay in San José, Hotel El Maragato offers an airport shuttle (available on request). For a bite to eat, guests can visit Restaurante Maragato, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast. A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and central location.


English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 39 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 10 AM
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 3 children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets stay for free


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*


  • Casino shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Shopping

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre (65 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free food/drink shopping service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1993
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 25-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Restaurante Maragato – This coffee shop specialises in international cuisine and only serves breakfast. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Dial-up Internet access is available in guest rooms for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Hotel El Maragato San Jose
Hotel El Maragato
El Maragato San Jose
El Maragato
Hotel El Maragato Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel El Maragato Hotel
Hotel El Maragato San José
Hotel El Maragato Hotel San José

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel El Maragato offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel El Maragato does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel El Maragato?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel El Maragato?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel El Maragato?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Hotel El Maragato.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel El Maragato?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel El Maragato?
You can check in starting at 10 AM. Check-out time is 12:30 PM. Express check-in and contactless social distancing are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel El Maragato?
Yes, Restaurante Maragato offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Choko (3-min walk), La Tortilleria (3-min walk) and Mama's Place (3-min walk).
Does Hotel El Maragato have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Hotel El Maragato like?
Hotel El Maragato is in Carmen, a short 2-minute walk from National Theater and 3 minutes' walk from Central Park. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Wintom, 14-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very reasonably priced and the location was excellent.
2-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Dont go here! Let me first say i dont do bad reviews or comments but the reviews i read and what i got were not the same. I also want to say im a backpacker and im used to sleeping on the ground so my standerds are not high. 2 days we didnt have water. They ebed up fixing it after about a hour each time. No parking, you have to park 2 blocks away at 2 dollars a hour, do the math if you leave your car because you book trips, and they pick you up it adds up really quick not counting the meter is running when your sleeping, and if you get back late at night its a scary walk back to the hotel at night. spend the extra cash for a hotel that has parking. all the staff but one was good! We stayed a week left a day early. Rooms were horrable and i do not have high standerds at all again. Last night we found a much better hotel near the air port with parking and shuttel. This was my first trip to c.r. i would highly recomand staying outside of s.j. and drive in for the day, night time can get pretty hairy. The good: staff was good and at day time you are smake in the middel of down town market. The bad: the room, parking, night time safty, no water when you try to take a shower
donovan, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location, great breakfast, dated facilities friendly service
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff was very helpful to assist me in setting up my local Sim card. Also the breakfast was delicious and finding the fridge stocked with juice and beer and snacks was another nice touch.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Hotel is in a great location in downtown San Jose. Everything you need is well within walking distance. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Mike, 11-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The hotel looked old and rundown, there was a weird scent in our room. The hotel was on a street that cars couldn't access, so we had to get picked up and dropped off around the corner and walk. The hotel was in a very busy area and there were a few restaurants within walking distance. I had never been to San Jose before, so I'm not sure if the whole city is this way, but I didn't feel like the hotel was in the safest area. The hotel staff was friendly enough, especially the man who checked us out in the morning- he called a taxi for us and was chatting with us while we waited. Complimentary breakfast was fine- nothing fancy.
Alyson, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location, location, location !!!! At this place, you're a the center of everything in San Jose !!!
Miguel, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review