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Hotel Colonial

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Junior Suite | View from room
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Overview of Hotel Colonial

Hotel Colonial

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Catedral with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.8/10 Good

150 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Calle 11, Avenidas 2 y 6, San José, San Jose, 4013

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Catedral
  • Sabana Park - 14 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 24 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 23 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 - 3 min walk
  • San Jose Viquez Square Station - 10 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • El Lobo Estepario - 3 min walk
  • Sapore Trattoria - 3 min walk
  • Mondo Birra - 3 min walk
  • Coconut - 3 min walk
  • Restaurante Ave 2 - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Colonial

Hotel Colonial offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 35 per vehicle one-way. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this Colonial hotel include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (USD 14.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1947
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 35 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 0 (one-way)


  • Self-parking costs USD 14.00 per day
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays, and 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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Colonial San Jose
Colonial San Jose
Hotel Colonial Hotel
Hotel Colonial San José
Hotel Colonial Hotel San José

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Colonial offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Colonial 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 Colonial?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Colonial?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Colonial?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Colonial?
Yes. Self-parking costs USD 14.00 per day.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Colonial?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 35 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Colonial?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Hotel Colonial and nearby?
Hotel Colonial has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Colonial?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Coconut (3-min walk), Restaurante Ave 2 (4-min walk) and Restaurante Magnolia (4-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Colonial like?
Hotel Colonial is in Catedral, a short 3-minute walk from San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station and 5 minutes' walk from National Museum of Costa Rica. Travellers recommend the hotel for its central location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Pool and pictures are outdated
Cheryl, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

John, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

We were charged over $80 USD for breakfast. Later I checked my email receipt from the original reservation and it said breakfast was included. The hotel website also says breakfast is included. I’m very disappointed. All noises from the hallway and seating area carried into our room on the first floor. My kids were exhausted but couldn’t sleep because of other guests making noise in common areas at 9:30 pm. The guests in the common area finally left at 10 pm but we could hear dishes being washed in the kitchen and the pool being cleaned until after 11 pm. The hotel was not dull, so I wish we had been given a room further from the noisy front desk/ restaurant. Speaking of the pool, when we arrived The hotel pool was not usable - water was dirty. There is no A.C. Fine, but the ceiling fan was useless and the only window that opened up was in the bathroom. We had to close the bathroom door because of the noise but it became too hot in the room. Finally, our bathroom and bedroom flooded when I showered! Water flowed from the shower in the opposite direction of the drain, pouring onto the floor and insert the door halfway to the bed. And when my husband went to ask for more towels to replace the ones we had used to clean the mess, it became clear this is something that is a regular occurrence. If I had paid $100 USD for this I wouldn’t be too upset. But with the breakfast up charge, it’s almost $200 USD. Not worth it!!!
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff and nice location close to the National Museum. Hotel is nice and clean and has great breakfast. But, I wouldn’t ask staff for any travel tips (we almost got stranded based on their suggestions)
Alison, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

leo tinho, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Sandy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A great location in centro close to site seeing. And great restaurants nearby as wel as the great restaurant in hotel with pastry chef. Awesome staff and the price is rite a great value
curtis, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

orly, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gagan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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