San Jose Places to Stay
San Jose and its outlying areas are full of lodging options, from budget hostels to luxury hotels. With so many accommodation choices, all you need to do is pick your price and your preferred location, and enjoy your stay. For budget backpackers, downtown San Jose offers myriad hostels close to nightlife and budget-friendly restaurants. You'll pay a bit more for a private bathroom and hot water, and the colonial Barrio Amon and La Sabana offer mid-range hotels starting around $45.
For a peaceful and mountainous setting, choose Escazu or Santa Ana, two of the city's most luxurious suburbs. Boutique hotels and upscale guesthouses dot the landscape. Reservations are not always necessary, though travelers visiting during the high season (December through April) are advised to book rooms in advance. During Christmas and Easter weeks, visitors should reserve hotels several months prior to arrival.