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Altura Hotel - Alajuela - Building
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9.3 Excellent (308 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Poasito, Altura Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place. The staff is very attentive and sweet. Our stay there was wonderful. We will definitely be back.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was great (if you are by car), it is remoted so it is very quiet. The rooms are spacious, clean and very light (windows everywhere). They have a beautiful garden with some animals. A great terrace with a awesome view. Breakfast is traditional and delicious.
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I am writing a review for the Superior Double Room although originally i booked the suite. The room was comfortable,big,had everything we needed. It was not a suite as we wanted but a great value for money,and wonderful staff! really the best :-) helped us a lot! Very close to Poas volcano,a must see!
Cons: The suite is literally a spider horror house...Above all it is so dangerous,to have so many spiders in the room everywhere! I really wanted the suite,but the many spiders+moldy smell wasn't for us. It was our luck the hotel wasn't full and they helped us a lot by changing the room, but it would be another story if we had nowhere to go... I hope that they took care of the spider problem and no one will get bitten there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We arrived very late becouse of a delayed flight, and the guy waited for us and welcomed us very well! We were starving, after 23 hours of flights, and he got us some pizza and bread sticks to eat in the middle of the night. Overall a great hotel for the first night or two in costa rica, nice breakfast, clean, and the best people!
Cons: We have been 1 night only so there wasnt something we didnt like!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beatefull place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a beautiful property in the country. Friendly innkeeper. His brother is an architect that designed the unique structures/ rooms on the property.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Despite the fact the volcano had recently erupted and due to cloudy weather we were unable to get close to the volcano. However, the view from the room was amazing and we spent a long time staring out across the valley with a cup of tea in hand. We experienced some torrential rain but the room was cosy - complete with a fire and lots of fluffy blankets. The garden is huge and our 3 year old enjoyed exploring the paths and seeing the chickens, donkeys, cows and many, many humming birds . We had an amazing home cooked Cost Rican breakfast from the 'dome' from which we could see for miles. The staff are welcoming and kind. We knew in advance that there was only breakfast provided so we brought plenty of our own supplies for lunch and dinner.
Cons: If there was somewhere to warm food in the room it would be perfect!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked the whimsical art work and the architecture. I liked the country setting.
Xandari Resort And Spa - Alajuela - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (939 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Xandari Resort And Spa in San Isidro, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The environment the room and the experience
Cons: Everything was great!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was professional, informative and friendly. It was a nice treat to have snacks, cold water, soft drinks and juices available free daily in room. We availed ourselves of spa services. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location, staff, spa, food choices
Cons: Road noise!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous. I had an amazing hike to see the river and waterfall. Then enjoyed the pool and hot tub. I did some work in the morning on my patio with the most incredible views!
Cons: The ceiling fan worked fine but I prefer air conditioning
9.2 Excellent
Pros: From being greeted on arrival with a fresh fruut juice, to our last morning, the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room had an amazing view over over the largest pool to the lights of San Jose below.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about this resort was amazing!! The privacy, the colors and artwork throughout, the comfort of the beds... I loved that they thought about every little detail here. There were things to do on the property in case you got rained in (board games, a small library in your room, etc). The property has it own waterfalls (#5 is definitely worth seeing) and the hike was a great workout! The staff went above and beyond from the day we arrived to the day we left to make everything effect (they called cabs/Ubers for us, packaged breakfast when we let them know we were leaving extra early, etc). We loved the restaurant staff. They were always so happy to assist us. All of the food was amazing although pricey. The spa was AMAZING!!! Do spring for the herbal jacuzzi before a massage!
Cons: If you don’t like nature this may not be for you because it is in the midst of a small tropical forest. That means bugs are around. We did see ants on our bathroom vanity any time we sat lotion or anything up there but nothing else inside the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hike to the waterfalls was my favorite part.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed several amenities at this property including the botanical gardens, hiking trails to waterfalls, and the pools and jacuzzis. The staff were welcoming and accommodated our need to check out early with breakfast boxes of fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, and homemade baked goods. The room was spacious, had a porch overlooking the jungle and nearby city, and had a kitchenette stocked with useful kitchenware and complimentary snacks.
Cons: We did not partake in the spa services as originally planned because of the expense compared to other options in Costa Rica. While the restaurant food was delicious, it was also very expensive which could be challenging if staying at the property for several days.
Airport Costa Rica B&B - Alajuela - Bathroom
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9.2 Excellent (556 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in a secure gated community, the family run bed & breakfast "Airport Costa Rica B&B" is located in Alajuela. Free WiFi access is available. Guest rooms here provide air conditioning, a patio and a seating area. A refrigerator, coffee machine, and dining area are included. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower and free toiletries. At Costarica Airport BNB you will find, a garden and a terrace. The property offers free parking. Juan Santamaría International Airport is 2 km away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds and location are superb. Paula was warm and weloming and went above and beyond expectations, even helping me finalize exit paperwork for my dog to fly. I can't give a high enough recommendation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, only few mins away from car rentals. And it’s located in a quiet neighbourhood. Beds are comfortable and the room is spacious. Good value for a short stay.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was delicious and the staff so friendly. Thank you for picking me up from the airport and organizing a taxi for me the next morning!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and Spacey
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Helpful with arrangements, garden oasis so near the airport
6.7 Good
Pros: Pretty house
Cons: Beds were not much comfy
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location for airport, very friendly hosts, good breakfast, very nice accommodation
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely clean and modern studio room. With comfortable beds, pillows and excellent shower facilities. The breakfast was very nice too.
Cons: I can’t say there was anything I didn’t like. I did hope for coffee & tea making facilities in the room but I understand that not many provide that.
Pura Vida Hotel - Alajuela - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (164 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Pura Vida Hotel is located in Alajuela and is surrounded by extensive tropical gardens. All the accommodations here feature garden or volcano views, plus it has a restaurant on site serving gourmet dinners with previous request. The comfortable villas have furnished patios, seating and dining areas, plus private bathrooms. All rooms and villas come with a coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, room safes and a fridge. The extensive tropical gardens feature a large orchid collection as well as numerous plantings of coffee, herbs, heliconias, pineapple, citrus, exotic native trees. The restaurant at Pura Vida Hotel is specializes in Asian fusion and international cuisine. Special diets can be accommodated upon previous request. The Poas Volcano National Park is 30 km from Pura Vida Hotel, and Zoo Ave is 7 km away. La Paz waterfall gardens is located 1 hour's drive away. Juan Santamaría International Airport is a 12-minute drive away. Sarchi, famous for their artisan, wooden products and traditional wooden oxcarts, is located 15 km away.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast bread was delicious! Jose and Zinnia were kind and helpful...when we found out dinner was not being served, Jose offered to bring roasted chicken to our room...above and beyond...
Cons: The refrigerator could have been turned on prior to arrival ... and the rotting mangoes in the parking could have been pushed aside ...made it a bit difficult to roll bags...
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are beautiful with all the plant life.
Cons: Barking dogs kept us up a bit through the night but other than that it was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved Bernie, the dogs & the property in general
Cons: No one thing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality, food, and accommodations are exceptional. My only regret is we couldn't stay longer. The advice we were given was spot on and the dinner was fantastic. We were traveling with a teen and this is our 13th trip to Latin America. The balance between privacy and friendliness provided by the hosts was perfect. This is one of the few places I have ever bothered to leave written comments for, but it is a real gem and I want to spread the word.
Poas Lodge - Alajuela - Outdoor view
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9.1 Excellent (332 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Poas Lodge in Poasito, you'll be in a provincial park, within a 15-minute drive of La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano National Park. Featured amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very good bed ! The view is amazing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view was beautiful, the home cooked dinner and breakfast were really tasty, the bed was comfy and warm and the hosts were very friendly
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: The view is remarkable!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely breathtaking views. By far the best place to stay when visiting the volcano. The couple that runs the lodge is amazing. Super friendly, very welcoming (thank you guys so much!!!) and the food they make is delicious!
Cons: They place has improved even more since the new owners took over.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay at Mathew and Leah's Lodge. The view from the rooms is just stunning. Breakfast is included and you should also try dinner in the evening. Leah will prepare some delicious meals for you. You will love the authentic fire place, it's cosy and warm while you can enjoy the magnificent view over the valley. The lodge is a perfect place to stay if you're going to visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens and visit the Póas volcano. Mathew informs you on the visibility on top of the Póas crater. He can also arrange entrance tickets to the Volcano park (you need to book online in advanc!). We sure recommanded a stay at the lodge!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Matthew and Leah were lovely hosts, very welcoming. Leah is a great cook as well. Dinner and breakfast were both excellent, try the Costa Rican dishes. Amazing views and really close to the volcano.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. View is incredible. Matthew and Leah were great hosts. Very personable and made great conversation. Very accommodating with any requests we had. The location is great for visiting Poas Volcano.
Cons: Everything was great for our stay. Nothing was out of place or missing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, beautiful views, staff was incredibly helpful
Cons: The bed was squeaky, it played into the whole, "rustic" experience, but could be improved, and I believe the owners are aware of this.
7.5 Good
Pros: Fantastic view. Owners give you a warm welcome and holiday feeling. Nice food/menu. Close to NP
Cons: When arriving at the Poas the building looks a bit sad. Rooms are somewhat old-fashioned.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: The view is amazing! The couple who run it are very attentive and the food was fantastic. We were travelling as a couple and only stayed the one night but would happily have stayed longer.
Cons: Perhaps the bathrooms could use a little spruce up but the couple who run it have only been there for 5 months so I imagine this is on their to do list.
Overview Reviews
Journey to relaxation at Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela, where our welcoming amenities will enliven your Costa Rica getaway. With our free shuttle service to and from Juan Santamaria International Airport, you can expect effortless arrivals and departures. Explore the history of our beautiful area and indulge in retail therapy at City Mall, Mango Plaza and Plaza Real Alajuela. Just a drive away, seek lively experiences in San Jose. Find sanctuary in our modern and stylish hotel rooms with plush bedding, flat-panel TVs and separate areas for living and dreaming. Got work to do? Stay connected thanks to our high-speed Wi-Fi, ergonomic workstations and 24-hour business center. Refuel each day with breakfast from Centro, then return in the evening for international fare paired with a refreshing cocktail. To meet your exercise goals, work up a sweat our 24-hour fitness center and make a splash in our sparkling outdoor pool. Take comfort and convenience to new heights at Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Did not eat breakfast. Location was close to the airport
9.0 Excellent
Cons: Front desk staff seemed annoyed everytime I asked a question. I felt because I was not at elite status I was not worth their time.
5.8 Okay
Cons: Such a high breakfast surcharge is a nonsense
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Had a nice pool and sun area on the second floor. Breakfast was good and loads of film channels on the TV
Cons: Location was hard to find
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff are fantastic: welcoming and professional. Perfect for the airport. Good fitness room.
Cons: Beers & wine are expensive!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, convenient to airport, good restaurant
Cons: No
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Clean, efficient, comfortable
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Expected quality of Martiott
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice hotel located in a perfect location near San Jose Airport. It's super easy to get to the hotel using the shuttle service from the airport, just don't tempt to take a taxi and wait for the big shuttle with the hotel signs on it. The room and the service are great, and the check out process took us exactly 5 seconds. The shuttles to the airport starts at 4AM and really comfortable. You have a big Walmart outside.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Security, beautiful facility, restaurants across the parking lot, affordable, airport shuttle, staff, quiet, cleanliness
Cons: Would have liked a complimentary breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place to stay for early morning or late arriving flights. Just moments from the airport.
6.0 Good
Pros: near airport, airport shuttle schedule
Cons: The neighborhood was not too inviting. I thought breakfast was complimentary. Staff told me that our rate didn't qualify for complimentary breakfast. Continental was $12 and regular breakfast was $15 or $17. Obviously didn't eat there.
Villa San Ignacio - Alajuela - Building
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8.9 Excellent (779 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Villa San Ignacio in Alajuela, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Zoo Ave. Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This hotel was gorgeous. The grounds were well groomed but you still could feel the beauty of Costa Rica. The rooms were spacious and attention to detail was evident. The gentleman that made us early morning coffee was so kind and knowledgeable. All the staff made you feel so welcomed. Loved this hotel, would stay again.
Cons: Was on a busy road and not very conducive to exploring the surrounding area.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff, food and prices were great
Cons: The road noise was pretty loud at night
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very nice and friendly like family, the gardens around the property were beautiful and well maintained, rooms were very spacious. The restaurant was great food awesome all the time and Sergio was very nice and Franco and the bartender girl was also very nice all the staff in general were pleasant to talk to, breakfast was the best buffet. The pool was cool but very clean.
Cons: The property is a little far from Alajuela center but with a rented car should be no problems
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Restaurant staff accommodated diet needs. Excellent privacy and security. Great for bird watchers.
Cons: They could have coffee maker in rooms
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very beautifull and clean pool, big rooms, staff is very nice and polite
Cons: Nothing, good for 1 or 2 nights stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was delicious. They have a beautiful patio in their garden, right next to the pool. The menu is delicious, a classic Costa Rican breakfast with gallo pinto, eggs, tropical fruit and coffee.
Cons: The travel from the airport to the hotel is tough to navigate so make sure you are prepared with a GPS or good directions. It is however very close to the airport. The bathrooms are a little small but manageable. Very little to complain about with this hotel.
7.9 Good
Pros: Good stop over from long flight. Large rooms and beds. Good breakfast. Some birds can be seen in the garden.
Cons: There is a road close by and if you are a light sleeper this may bother you. We had no problems sleeping after long flight and time difference
Hotel Your House - Alajuela - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (742 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Your House in Rio Segundo (Cacique), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Plaza Real Cariari and Ojo de Agua Spa Park. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, very close to the Airport, staff is wonderful and hotel very clean. Breakfast to go was better than expected.
Cons: Excellent, no issues.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is only a 5 minute drive to the airport- very close. The breakfast included was very good. The owner is VERY helpful and accommodating. Taxis to and from the airport are paid for.
Cons: The bed wasn’t very comfortable and the bathroom was a little outdated. Only a minor issue considering the price, however.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was perfect for the last night stay, very close to the airport, local fast food places. Downtown Alujeula was great, two old cathedrals, great shaded little parks and a a wonderful local fresh food indoor market, that had local fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, along with tiny good value sodas and cevicheras. People were warm, friendly and helpful.
Cons: It can be noisy being close to the airport. Only other drawback was not being able to converse in Spanish for us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the best is the shuttle to and from the airport.
Cons: noise of airplanes landing and taking off
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and accommodating
Cons: Nothinh
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great little family run place. Nice and close to the airport with free shuttles. Good breakfast.
Cons: Airplanes can be a bit noisy but can’t be helped obviously. Ear plugs did the trick.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice people that checked me in and out of the hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is near the airport, the owner is very attentive and provides all you need un a beautiful place. Beautiful garden area, ride to the airport and a breakfast to go. My 4th time here and esch time she's done more.
Cons: i have nothing to say bad about this place
Hotel Buena Vista - Alajuela - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (625 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Buena Vista in San Isidro, you'll be in the mountains, within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Hacienda Alsacia. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a cruise ship terminal shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Na
Cons: Everyone and everything was perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Easy commute from the airport, very friendly and helpful staff, much more preferable than a corporate stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The name says it all...there are great views from this sweet hotel. The grounds are beautiful and offer a lush walk along the Coffee Trail. Rooms are comfortable and the staff is friendly and helpful. Not a bad drive from the airport and the free shuttle is a nice option.
Cons: Wish we would have stayed an extra day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Exactly what I was picturing in my head for my first night in Costa Rica. I really like the friendly staff, the custom wood windows and doors, and if course the beautiful view of the city, hence the name Buena Vista.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Bed was comfortable
Cons: Room smelled moldy
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff and views
10.0 Excellent
Cons: A lovely place. We gave been there with 2 small kids. A great moment.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The atmosphere was excellent
Cons: parking sucked, no safe for personal items and there were no ice machines
Trapp Family Country Inn - Alajuela - Building
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8.9 Excellent (302 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Alajuela, Trapp Family Country Inn is connected to the airport, a 5-minute drive from City Mall and 5 minutes from Alajuela Cathedral. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We needed a room close to the airport as my flight was at 1:45am. The gate keeper came to our room to be sure we were up so he could open the gate for us to let is out and the. Of course had to let my boyfriend back in after he dropped me off. That was very nice of him to check on us so I didn't miss my flight it was a shorty
Cons: All was fine. It was a short stay for me
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very peaceful place(8 units) near the airport and away from the hustle bustle of the fast moving city. A quiet sanctuary and the pictures are exactly how it looks. Karem who speaks english very well and her husband give it that extra effort of hospitality. Perfect place to return to!
Cons: Only thing maybe more towels.
Overview Reviews
The Hampton Inn & Suites Airport-San Jose hotel in Costa Rica is located just a couple of minutes from the Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose, which means it is also conveniently located close to several of the most important companies, the free trade zones and our national parks. Coming to San Jose, Costa Rica for business or leisure? Then look no further. Come and enjoy our hotel facilities such as our business center, conference rooms, exercise room, swimming pool and much more. And for your comfort, our hotel studio suites give you much more room for almost the same rate as a regular room. We love having you here in Costa Rica at the Hampton Inn & Suites Airport-San Jose hotel!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was very good. Very close to the airport. The shuttle comes upon request and arrived within 5 minutes (both ways) from the airport to the hotel and back. Spacious room. Big and comfy bread. Since there is no better alternative that close to the airport, I stayed here twice.
Cons: The price is very high for an airport hotel. The hotel is currently being remodelled, which is good for future guests, but a bit noisy at the moment
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Arrived very late after a long day traveling and they promptly sent a shuttle to pick us up. Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast- especially the Costa Rican options- were delicious and plentiful. Also located immediately across from multiple car rental companies so we were able to leisurely wake up, eat, and walk over the collect the rental. Very easy start to vacation!
Cons: Didn’t bother us, but it’s next to the airport: you will hear planes. Certainly not a dealbreaker!
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: Location to airport. 24h hot beverages in the lobby. Staff friendliness. Complimentary shuttle service.
Cons: Breakfast was not a very wide variety to choose from. The food was ok, but bread was hard and other fried food was also dried out. There was no notification in advance of reservation to warn that there are renovations taking place. I spent a lot of time in my room and was not happy with the constant hammering and other building noises taking place below me. Breakfast was also noisy and the opposite of peaceful with all the building renovations.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Proximity to the airport.
7.0 Good
Pros: Close to airport
Cons: Under remodeling and noises from jackhammer
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location
8.3 Excellent
Cons: Only breakfast available. Great breakfast but would have liked to eat at hotel for other meals.
7.0 Good
Pros: Clean, good location
Cons: We asked for quiet room and ended up by elevator that made noises each time it was used.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Closed to the rental car station. Free shuttle to the airport. Big room, big bathroom. All clean.
Cons: The icemachine in the room close to our room (No. 400) are a little bit noisy.
7.5 Good
Pros: Shuttle between airport and hotel.
Cons: There is stain of blood on face towel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We love staying at the Hampton in San Jose. It's real close to the Airport and the service we received is above expectations. They answered all our questions we had . I would recommend this place over and over again. See you again next year.
Overview Reviews
Holiday Inn Express San Jose near the International AirportThe Holiday Inn Express® San Jose Costa Rica Airport Hotel is located one mile from Juan Santamaria Airport and offers easy access to the Inter-American Highway.This airport hotel is two blocks from car rental agencies and is 5 minutes from the City Mall. Is ideally located for business guests, the industrial hub Zona Franca el Coyol is within 6 miles. Next to our hotel, you will find the railway, which operates from 5:30 am to 7pm.Discover the Jade or Gold museums in San Jose and experience cultural activities at Teatro Nacional and Parque Viva. Enjoy soccer matches at the Estadio Nacional located 30 minutes from our hotel. Take the Coffee Tour Britt and go hiking to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve or the spectacular Poas Volcano Nacional Park.From comfortable rooms to a free breakfast buffet, we have what you need to relax and enjoy. Unwind by a sparkling outdoor pool and workout in the Fitness Center.We also offer foreign currency exchange, mobile phone rental, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, and a 24-hour shuttle service to the airport. No matter what brings you to San Jose, Costa Rica, our airport hotel's staff offers excellent service that will make your stay a memorable experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Shuttle made it convenient to head to the airport. Also appreciated that we could exchange US dollars for CR colones at the front desk.
7.5 Good
Pros: excellent friendly staff great location free shuttle bus
Cons: room very stuffy and smelt damp
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location to airport and super clean
Cons: People next to us were constantly going in and out at late hours at night, just heard door slamming which made it hard to sleep.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The front desk staff was amazing! They set up travel to dine at a local restaurant and also provided a grab bag for breakfast because we had to leave for the airport before their kitchen opened. Also, their shuttle runs every half hour unlike other hotels
Cons: The hotel is close to the airport which we requested but the aircraft noise was constant through the night.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Really good breakfast buffet. The hotel staff where really friendly and helpful to me with whatever I needed. They were able to find a rental car for me,in high season at a really good rate. The car was brought to me right to the hotel the very next day.
7.0 Good
Pros: Five minutes from the airport. In San José, this is priceless.
Cons: I came tired and longing for a rest. I found really unpleasant to have to listen to the receptionist’s lengthy speech about the benefits of their fidelity programme.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Extraordinarily friendly staff, catered to every need.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: The location is close to the airport and the staff pleasant. BUT the hotel is being remodeled and the chemical smells and daily noise outrageously aggravating
Cons: The construction
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was very neat, clean as expected. Staff, food, location, even the shuttle was on time.
Cons: Can't think of anything else to improve, doing a great job!
7.0 Good
Pros: The room was awesome but the hallway to the elevator to get to room was in bad shape. Only one night served our purpose.
Cons: Hallway to elevator as stated sbove
8.0 Excellent
Cons: many rooms are on the ground floor. they did move me when I requested it but I would not be comfortable staying on the ground floor in this area.
Tacarori Lodge - Alajuela - Building
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8.9 Excellent (155 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tacarori Lodge in San Isidro, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto and Alajuela Cathedral. This lodge is 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Ojo de Agua Spa Park and 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from Plaza Real Cariari. Business, Other Amenities Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: The owners were very nice. The property is very private and secure. Beautiful grounds. they have a beautiful little gift shop.
Cons: The road that the lodge is on is dangerous road without sidewalks or even a shoulder and once on the property you can't walk anywhere and there is nothing to do except relax and read a book.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful property and lovely owner and delicious breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Eating on the open veranda, the pleasant and accommodating staff.
Cons: O
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nadine the owner was exceptionally helpful with advice on things to do and helping to set them up for us. The breakfast was excellent . One of our favorite things was sitting on our porch and watching the birds and hummingbirds visiting the many flowers. Beautiful grounds and the private casitas made for a very enjoyable stay.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great stop over from the airport, easy driving distance and on the route north. Beautiful, tropical grounds and comfortable, clean rooms. We arrived late and stayed just over night so we didn't explore the area but perfect for a convenient stop over
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clarissa and Nadine were incredible hosts for our stay and helped make arrangements for transportation and sightseeing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cute little bungalow. Very private
Cons: No hot water meaning the morning shower was very refreshing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were very welcoming and helpful in planning excursions and transfers. Accommodation is in individual casitas through the grounds. Great breakfast on the patio, looking over the gardens and chatting with our host and other guests. Good location not too far from the airport but very peaceful. Close to attractions such as Poas volcano and the waterfall gardens.
Hotel Robledal - Alajuela - Building
14
8.8 Excellent (593 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Alajuela, Hotel Robledal is a 4-minute drive from Parque Viva and 10 minutes from City Mall. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Alajuela? This hotel has facilities measuring 968 square feet (90 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, good breakfast, pool, shuttle service
Cons: No Concerns
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Convenience to airport. Value for al, the amenities.
Cons: Nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The service was impeccable. Dinner at the restaurant was one of the best we had on our trip. Breakfast was also very good. They made arrangements for us to shuttle to the airport, making that very easy for us.
Cons: One of the rooms had a leaky faucet.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We only stayed one night for a post-flight rest so the airport shuttle was particularly useful as was the location. Really helpful staff & good facilities - food was nice. The pool area is lovely.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast, the staff makes you feel like they are family. Staff is professional and friendly.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: There's a restaurant that has the feel of a soda on site. Rooms are comfy and staff is very attentive. Perfect spot if you need a place near airport but don't want to stay in an American chain hotel that lacks character.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I like that even thought the surrounding neighborhood is a little isolating from San Jose the privacy gate to the hotel is nice. They have an on-site restaurant where I had a red snapper that was fresh and delicious, especially after traveling all day. The room itself was a good value compared to other 5 star hotels I stayed in San Jose. The airport shuttle is the main reason for my stay and it was very quick to get to be airport, maybe about 15 mins tops.
Cons: This isn't a problem with the hotel, but during my stay, a couple had small children that were making so much noise at 4AM. I wasn't able to get good sleep because of that. Also, my bathroom had quite a few large ants that I had to exterminate. Since I didn't know if they were poisonous I got rid of them.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Convenient complimentary pick up from the airport - hopped on the shuttle and it was very easy. Grounds are really well maintained and fun to explore. Nice outdoor seating and great breakfast. Staff was friendly and helpful. Hotel was comfortable and easy to access from the airport and or day trips around san jose.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We got to this place very late (around 12:30 am) on our first night in Costa Rica. It seemed to be a risky neigborhood, but when we got there, it was beautiful with a great parking area. There was someone there to greet us even though it was very late and made sure we were comfortable. The next morning (our first day in Costa Rica), we got up early and walked around the pool and the yard. We were in the pool before 7 am and the kids had a wonderful time (we did too). The breakfast was excellent (something for everyone) and we would have stayed longer!
Cons: By the beautiful swimming pool, there was a hottub, but no hot water in it! I just found this a little bizarre. There seems to be little else available around the hotel, in the neigborhood, but this might also be from a lack of time on our part to explore.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All interactions with staff were extremely pleasant. The location is close to the airport and the property is secluded, quiet and actually very beautiful. The food at the restaurant was also very good.
Cons: none
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such good food. Very accommodating and friendly staff. We felt so at home here. Perfect stop off before or after exploring Costa Rica.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very secure location. Alajuela and San Jose are a bit crowded and sketchy. This is is a suburb of Alajuela. We state there the night before we returned to the United States. It's close to the airport and downtown but in a safe and quiet spot that is not too remote. The staff is really warm and helpful. Great experience. Free airport shuttle as well.
Cons: no complaints
B&B Hotel Vista Linda Montaña - Alajuela - Bedroom
15
8.7 Excellent (302 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Surrounded by gardens, B&B Hotel Vista Linda Montaña offers wonderful mountain views, free Wi-Fi and bright, colourful rooms with private bathrooms. Juan Santamaria International Airport is just a 10-minute drive away. The Vista Linda Montana now has a beautiful pool (see pictures) overlooking the mountains. Guests can relax with us and even spend several days here. You can enjoy breakfast on the terrace at the Vista Linda Montaña. Specialities include ham and eggs, cheeses, jams and fresh tropical fruit. Homemade evening meals are also available on request. Hotel Vista Linda Montaña is located 20 km from central San José. The Poas Volcano National Park is a 30-minute drive away. Free parking can be found nearby, and airport transfers can be arranged on request.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were exceptionally welcoming. We had had a bad landing and had to look after a terrified cat who had soiled her cage and they were very understanding about this. The place is very tranquil which we badly needed after travelling and the room very pleasant. Wish we could have stayed another day to rest up.
Cons: I can't think of anything. The location might not work for people who have stuff to do in Alajuela and the cab from the airport is more than for an in-town hotel but it served our purposes.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A perfect place to wake up our first day in Costa Rica! Beautiful view overlooking the mountainside, a quiet garden to eat breakfast in and enjoy the morning. Simple breakfast was fresh fruit with local cheese and coffee. Our hosts were friendly, the room was clean and spacious. We will definitely return to Hotel Vista Linda Montana!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The owner, Renate, was very helpful and kind!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice & clean rooms. Beautiful views! Nice staff and great food served!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful and serene gardens with an amazing views, a very friendly host, and close proximity to the airport.
Cons: Some toiletries (such as bar soap for showering) would be nice.
7.9 Good
Pros: Breakfast was great - fresh fruit, cheese, meat and toast. Plenty of coffee and juice.
Cons: N/A
Tiquicia Lodge - Alajuela - Bedroom
16
8.6 Excellent (1,043 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tiquicia Lodge in Vara Blanca, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: It was clean, it is a family owned business and they were very accommodating, polite and nice, they gave us directions to the different tourist attractions. And a ride to our final destination. Pura Vida !
Cons: No housekeeping, and we could hear the traffic throughout the night, for it is located by the main road Were heavy trucks transport their goods. But it is a great location for the local attractions, so if you don’t mind that little minus it is then a good place to stay.
7.0 Good
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff ( in particular Alan), great view from the room, beautiful garden with many hummingbirds, good value for money.
Cons: The shower was powerful but could have been warmer!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: the garden next to the hotel is just amazing. It was hard to stop making photos.
Cons: We had hard time making the hot shower work
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, very attentive. The room was very clean as well as all the facilities. Easy access by car and large parking space. The garden is very well-kept.
Cons: We rent the Suit room. We had other Suite room (Pacuare) next to us and the wall between is not a very effective sound insulator. We heard the people of the next room walking, watching TV and even just talking. They can improve this detail with the sound.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location and host!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room was spacious, staff were nice and the views were gorgeous. The gardens were really lovely to explore.
Cons: The buildings have very thin walls so you can hear any occasional noisy trucks from the road nearby. The meal sizes at dinner could be bigger and less expensive.

Best rooms in Alajuela

Pura Vida Hotel - Alajuela - Bedroom
1
9.2 Excellent (164 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Pura Vida Hotel is located in Alajuela and is surrounded by extensive tropical gardens. All the accommodations here feature garden or volcano views, plus it has a restaurant on site serving gourmet dinners with previous request. The comfortable villas have furnished patios, seating and dining areas, plus private bathrooms. All rooms and villas come with a coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, room safes and a fridge. The extensive tropical gardens feature a large orchid collection as well as numerous plantings of coffee, herbs, heliconias, pineapple, citrus, exotic native trees. The restaurant at Pura Vida Hotel is specializes in Asian fusion and international cuisine. Special diets can be accommodated upon previous request. The Poas Volcano National Park is 30 km from Pura Vida Hotel, and Zoo Ave is 7 km away. La Paz waterfall gardens is located 1 hour's drive away. Juan Santamaría International Airport is a 12-minute drive away. Sarchi, famous for their artisan, wooden products and traditional wooden oxcarts, is located 15 km away.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast bread was delicious! Jose and Zinnia were kind and helpful...when we found out dinner was not being served, Jose offered to bring roasted chicken to our room...above and beyond...
Cons: The refrigerator could have been turned on prior to arrival ... and the rotting mangoes in the parking could have been pushed aside ...made it a bit difficult to roll bags...
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are beautiful with all the plant life.
Cons: Barking dogs kept us up a bit through the night but other than that it was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved Bernie, the dogs & the property in general
Cons: No one thing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality, food, and accommodations are exceptional. My only regret is we couldn't stay longer. The advice we were given was spot on and the dinner was fantastic. We were traveling with a teen and this is our 13th trip to Latin America. The balance between privacy and friendliness provided by the hosts was perfect. This is one of the few places I have ever bothered to leave written comments for, but it is a real gem and I want to spread the word.
Poas Lodge - Alajuela - Outdoor view
2
9.1 Excellent (332 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Poas Lodge in Poasito, you'll be in a provincial park, within a 15-minute drive of La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano National Park. Featured amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very good bed ! The view is amazing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view was beautiful, the home cooked dinner and breakfast were really tasty, the bed was comfy and warm and the hosts were very friendly
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: The view is remarkable!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely breathtaking views. By far the best place to stay when visiting the volcano. The couple that runs the lodge is amazing. Super friendly, very welcoming (thank you guys so much!!!) and the food they make is delicious!
Cons: They place has improved even more since the new owners took over.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay at Mathew and Leah's Lodge. The view from the rooms is just stunning. Breakfast is included and you should also try dinner in the evening. Leah will prepare some delicious meals for you. You will love the authentic fire place, it's cosy and warm while you can enjoy the magnificent view over the valley. The lodge is a perfect place to stay if you're going to visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens and visit the Póas volcano. Mathew informs you on the visibility on top of the Póas crater. He can also arrange entrance tickets to the Volcano park (you need to book online in advanc!). We sure recommanded a stay at the lodge!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Matthew and Leah were lovely hosts, very welcoming. Leah is a great cook as well. Dinner and breakfast were both excellent, try the Costa Rican dishes. Amazing views and really close to the volcano.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. View is incredible. Matthew and Leah were great hosts. Very personable and made great conversation. Very accommodating with any requests we had. The location is great for visiting Poas Volcano.
Cons: Everything was great for our stay. Nothing was out of place or missing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, beautiful views, staff was incredibly helpful
Cons: The bed was squeaky, it played into the whole, "rustic" experience, but could be improved, and I believe the owners are aware of this.
7.5 Good
Pros: Fantastic view. Owners give you a warm welcome and holiday feeling. Nice food/menu. Close to NP
Cons: When arriving at the Poas the building looks a bit sad. Rooms are somewhat old-fashioned.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: The view is amazing! The couple who run it are very attentive and the food was fantastic. We were travelling as a couple and only stayed the one night but would happily have stayed longer.
Cons: Perhaps the bathrooms could use a little spruce up but the couple who run it have only been there for 5 months so I imagine this is on their to do list.
Overview Reviews
Journey to relaxation at Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela, where our welcoming amenities will enliven your Costa Rica getaway. With our free shuttle service to and from Juan Santamaria International Airport, you can expect effortless arrivals and departures. Explore the history of our beautiful area and indulge in retail therapy at City Mall, Mango Plaza and Plaza Real Alajuela. Just a drive away, seek lively experiences in San Jose. Find sanctuary in our modern and stylish hotel rooms with plush bedding, flat-panel TVs and separate areas for living and dreaming. Got work to do? Stay connected thanks to our high-speed Wi-Fi, ergonomic workstations and 24-hour business center. Refuel each day with breakfast from Centro, then return in the evening for international fare paired with a refreshing cocktail. To meet your exercise goals, work up a sweat our 24-hour fitness center and make a splash in our sparkling outdoor pool. Take comfort and convenience to new heights at Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Did not eat breakfast. Location was close to the airport
9.0 Excellent
Cons: Front desk staff seemed annoyed everytime I asked a question. I felt because I was not at elite status I was not worth their time.
5.8 Okay
Cons: Such a high breakfast surcharge is a nonsense
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Had a nice pool and sun area on the second floor. Breakfast was good and loads of film channels on the TV
Cons: Location was hard to find
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff are fantastic: welcoming and professional. Perfect for the airport. Good fitness room.
Cons: Beers & wine are expensive!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, convenient to airport, good restaurant
Cons: No
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Clean, efficient, comfortable
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Expected quality of Martiott
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice hotel located in a perfect location near San Jose Airport. It's super easy to get to the hotel using the shuttle service from the airport, just don't tempt to take a taxi and wait for the big shuttle with the hotel signs on it. The room and the service are great, and the check out process took us exactly 5 seconds. The shuttles to the airport starts at 4AM and really comfortable. You have a big Walmart outside.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Security, beautiful facility, restaurants across the parking lot, affordable, airport shuttle, staff, quiet, cleanliness
Cons: Would have liked a complimentary breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place to stay for early morning or late arriving flights. Just moments from the airport.
6.0 Good
Pros: near airport, airport shuttle schedule
Cons: The neighborhood was not too inviting. I thought breakfast was complimentary. Staff told me that our rate didn't qualify for complimentary breakfast. Continental was $12 and regular breakfast was $15 or $17. Obviously didn't eat there.
Xandari Resort And Spa - Alajuela - Bedroom
4
9.2 Excellent (939 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Xandari Resort And Spa in San Isidro, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The environment the room and the experience
Cons: Everything was great!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was professional, informative and friendly. It was a nice treat to have snacks, cold water, soft drinks and juices available free daily in room. We availed ourselves of spa services. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location, staff, spa, food choices
Cons: Road noise!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous. I had an amazing hike to see the river and waterfall. Then enjoyed the pool and hot tub. I did some work in the morning on my patio with the most incredible views!
Cons: The ceiling fan worked fine but I prefer air conditioning
9.2 Excellent
Pros: From being greeted on arrival with a fresh fruut juice, to our last morning, the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room had an amazing view over over the largest pool to the lights of San Jose below.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about this resort was amazing!! The privacy, the colors and artwork throughout, the comfort of the beds... I loved that they thought about every little detail here. There were things to do on the property in case you got rained in (board games, a small library in your room, etc). The property has it own waterfalls (#5 is definitely worth seeing) and the hike was a great workout! The staff went above and beyond from the day we arrived to the day we left to make everything effect (they called cabs/Ubers for us, packaged breakfast when we let them know we were leaving extra early, etc). We loved the restaurant staff. They were always so happy to assist us. All of the food was amazing although pricey. The spa was AMAZING!!! Do spring for the herbal jacuzzi before a massage!
Cons: If you don’t like nature this may not be for you because it is in the midst of a small tropical forest. That means bugs are around. We did see ants on our bathroom vanity any time we sat lotion or anything up there but nothing else inside the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hike to the waterfalls was my favorite part.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed several amenities at this property including the botanical gardens, hiking trails to waterfalls, and the pools and jacuzzis. The staff were welcoming and accommodated our need to check out early with breakfast boxes of fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, and homemade baked goods. The room was spacious, had a porch overlooking the jungle and nearby city, and had a kitchenette stocked with useful kitchenware and complimentary snacks.
Cons: We did not partake in the spa services as originally planned because of the expense compared to other options in Costa Rica. While the restaurant food was delicious, it was also very expensive which could be challenging if staying at the property for several days.