Explore downtown San José from our convenient hotel
Situated less than four kilometers outside downtown, Radisson San José-Costa Rica offers a great location for romantic getaways, business trips and family vacations. You can wander through San José’s various markets or museums, unwind at the hotel’s on-site restaurants or escape to the Gulf of Nicoya, less than a two-hour drive from the Radisson.
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Hotel amenities & services
The Radisson helps meet your transportation needs with services like car rental, parking, our airport shuttle and 24-hour taxi service. Visit our renovated front desk area and ask our concierge for tourist tips, directions or tickets to a performance at Teatro Nacional, and enjoy these amenities during your stay:
- Two on-site restaurants and one bar
- Swimming pool and whirlpool tub
- Airport shuttle (with extra charge)
- 24-hour business center
- Fitness center
- Free Wi-Fi
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Our rooms & suites
Ecuadorian stone and carved wood add an elegant touch to our 210 rooms and suites. Brew yourself a cup of gourmet Costa Rican coffee, or help yourself to the minibar before sleeping soundly on a Sleep Number® bed. Each room includes:
- Exclusive Sleep Number® beds
- Coffeemaker with gourmet Costa Rican coffee
- 24-hour room service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Connecting room option
Book an Executive Floor suite for these added perks:
- Continental breakfast
- Complimentary drinks and snacks in the private lounge, 5-7 p.m.
- Private reception
Where to eat while you’re here
Head to Café Tropical to enjoy an invigorating breakfast or a tasty lunch at the hotel. For a more elegant lunch or dinner featuring international and Costa Rican specialties, visit the recently renovated Acuarelas Restaurant, which overlooks the pool. Bar Jobo, also recently renovated, offers handcrafted drinks and live music if you are feeling festive, and room service is available if you want a quiet meal on your own.
Things to do in San José
Our hotel’s ideal location close to Route 27 makes it easy to drive to beaches at the Gulf of Nicoya, but plenty of fun attractions are even closer. Check out these destinations in and around Costa Rica’s capital city:
Teatro Nacional – Located about one and a half kilometers from the hotel, this 19th-century theater in the center of San José is sure to steal your breath away. Take a tour to see Aleardo Villa’s famous “Allegory of Coffee and Bananas” mural, and walk the marble floors of the Italian-style vestibule. Don’t leave before ordering a cup of rich Costa Rican coffee at the coffee shop.
Museo Nacional – While you’re visiting modern-day Costa Rica, learn about historical Costa Rica at Museo Nacional, situated just two kilometers from the hotel. This museum has been in the city for more than a century, and one of its more popular features is the butterfly garden.
Volcán Arenal – Take a day to explore one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes on a horseback ride, a hike or a white-water rafting trip. After a roughly three-hour drive from the hotel, you can soak in the hot springs created by Volcán Arenal or take a more adventurous canopy tour. This 5,437-foot volcano’s last eruption period ended in 2010.
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Groups & meetings
Plan your San José event in one of our 13 meeting rooms complete with free high-speed Internet, audiovisual equipment and full-service catering. Our conference facilities accommodate up to 800 guests, and our 24-hour business center is the perfect place for last-minute meeting prep.
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