Explore downtown San José from our convenient hotel
Situated less than four kilometers outside downtown, the Radisson San-Jose 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. At the end of your trip, you can take our airport shuttle to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), which is only 18 kilometers away.
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Hotel amenities & services
From car rental and parking to our airport shuttle and 24-hour taxi service, the Radisson helps meet your transportation needs. Ask our concierge for tourist tips, directions or tickets to a performance at the National Theatre, and enjoy these amenities during your stay:
- Two on-site restaurants and one bar
- Swimming pool and whirlpool tub
- Airport shuttle
- 24-hour business center
- Fitness center
- Welcome beverage
- 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 Acuarelas Restaurant, which overlooks the pool. Bar Jobo 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.
Volcan Arenal – Take a day to explore one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes on a horse, a hike or a whitewater raft. After about a three-hour drive from the hotel, you can soak in the hot springs created by Volcan 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 900 guests, and our 24-hour business center is the perfect place for last-minute meeting prep.
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