Gay San Jose · Hotels

Gay San Jose · Hotels

Looking for the perfect place to stay in the San Jose?

Why this hotel?: Great location. Friendly staff.

Hotel Kekoldi is a gay-friendly small hotel in a great location for those visiting San Jose’s gay nightlife. It is also only 500 metres from the National Theatre of Costa Rica. Other nearby attractions include La Sabana Metropolitan Park and Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica. Both are within 3km of the hotel!

Reviewers loved the spacious rooms, friendly staff and free breakfast. The garden terrace is also a beloved aspect of the hotel. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and computer access and airport transfers.

Hotel Kekoldi has an art-deco style building with a European flair, and the rooms are great value for money.


sunlit garden, wi-fi, flat-screen tv

Av 9, San Jose


Based on 257 votes

Why this hotel?: Central Saratoga. Boutique Style.

The Inn at Saratoga is a gay-friendly hotel, located in the Saratoga are of San Jose.

The hotel has boutique-style rooms, that come with heated floors and whirlpool tubs, as well as massage showers and more!

The hotel’s lounge Side Bar, serves up cocktails whilst guests are entertained by live music. There is also a pool to lounge by, and many attractions are close by.

Popular gay spots like Splash Bar Inc are reachable by car.


free parking, gym, hiking, bar, free wi-fi, horseback riding, sofa bed, desk

20645 4th St, Saratoga, San Jose


Based on 161 votes

Why this hotel?: Modern luxury. Great food and bar.

Colours Oasis Resort is a gay-friendly hotel located in the Pavas district. Just 20 minutes drive from Downtown San Jose, the location is to die for. On the high-end Westside, Embassy Area on the Boulevard, Colours is perfect base for exploring San José.

The resort is equipped with a spa, pool and massage centre, and rooms offer modest luxury. With 23 rooms across two stories, you can expect a private bath in each room and access to a sun terrace and Jacuzzi.

Colours is recognised by IGLTA as a gay-friendly destination and has a 35 year reputation for luxurious stays at great prices. The hotel has a special affiliation with many other gay-owned businesses, particularly with other gay hotels in Costa Rica. For instance, Colours is a bastion of inspiration and support for many of the flourishing Costa Rica hotels and B&Bs that make Costa Rica a popular gay tourist destination.

Reviewers mention the great food and bar on-site, the wonderful staff and the amazing value for money.


bar, restaurant, pool, spa, massage

Rohrmoser Boulevard , San Jose


Based on 716 votes

Why this hotel?: Amazing amenities. Buzzing location.

Hotel Balmoral is a 4-star upscale gay-friendly hotel in the heart of Central San Jose. Everything you could need is in reach here. Perfectly situated, the hotel is in walking distance from downtown shopping areas and gay nightlife. It is also only 10 miles from Juan Santamaria International Airport.

This hotel is equipped with an array of on-site amenities such as a large patio, restaurant, pizzeria, sauna, pool and gym. The rooms offer modern comfort, ensuite bathrooms and a mini bar and fridge.

Hotel Balmoral is a great choice for those wishing to spend their Costa Rican days in the heart of the action. For instance, you will find San Jose’s main art cultural, financial and historical landmarks within walking distance.

nearest station : Museo


restaurant, sauna, gym

Avenida Central, Calles 7 and 9, San Jose


Based on 3088 votes

Why this hotel?: Best location. Affordable price tag.

The Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas is a retro 4-star gay-friendly hotel in San Jose’s central district. Popular gay nightclubs The Wasp and Club Teatro are within 20 minutes walk from the hotel. Paseos Las Damas is also opposite España Park and the Modern Art Museum.

Their 86 rooms have recently undergone refurbishment and they offer ensuites and AC. The rooms are a popular stay for couples and frequently garners positive reviews.

Free Wi-Fi is included, as well as access to the in-house gym and casino. The hotel also offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport.

nearest station : Museo


casino, gym, 24h help desk

3rd Avenue, Calles 9 and 11, San Jose


Based on 594 votes

Why this hotel?: Colourful and modern. Large rooms.

Hotel Grano de Oro is a colourful and gay-friendly 3.5 star hotel in the San Bosco district of San Jose, a few blocks West of the gay area.

The funky rooms offer large beds and bathrooms, and amazing views of the city.

Cafes and bars are a short walk from the hotel, and there’s also an in-house well-reviewed restaurant and a massage and beauty centre.

The 24h help desk is happy to arrange tours of San Jose.


restaurant, tour desk, massage and beauty centre

Calle 30, Av 2, San Jose


Based on 3,134 votes

Why this hotel?: 5-star luxury. Amazing amenities.

San Jose Aurola is our only 5-star gay-friendly hotel in San Jose, and it is located a few blocks North of San Jose’s gay area. For example, lively gay club The Wasp is just 12 minutes walk away!

The rooms offer modern luxury and great views over the San Jose skyline.

San Jose Aurola also is equipped with an in-house restaurant and lounge bar for eating and drinking close to home.

Other amenities include: a gym, swimming pool, beauty centre and casino.


gym, swimming pool, beauty centre, restaurant

5th Av 5th St, San Jose


Based on 1,867 votes

Why this hotel?: Charming and affordable. Great location.

Hotel Don Carlos is a quaint and cozy hotel located a few blocks north of the main gay area of San Jose. For instance, San Jose favorite the Zona Rosa is just a 10 minute walk away.

Reviewers loved the great location and delicious food in the informal cafe and bar. The Boutique stylings are a great touch to the hotel. The unique furnishings are matched by the personalised accommodation options the hotel offers.

Hotel Don Carlos San Jose has 30 rooms that are fitted with all the essentials to ensure an enjoyable stay.

The hotel and lobby has a charming tiki-style theme, making it a great place to rest after a sunny day in San Jose.


cafe and bar, childrens swimming pool, daily housekeeping

Calle 9, San Jose


Based on 574 votes

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