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Xandari Resort And Spa - Alajuela - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (967 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.
7.1 Good
Pros: Had some nice grounds and we loved the walks down to the waterfalls
Cons: Biggest issue was all the noise from the airplanes flying overhead - especially in the morning- it did not allow for a good sleep.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The environment the room and the experience
Cons: Everything was great!
6.3 Good
Pros: The villa was amazing with great views, the gardens and trails are lovely as well as the staff. Breakfast was very nice, good mix of continental and casado choices.
Cons: Dinner was old fashioned trying to be fine dining but unsuccessfully, also there are no local dishes on the mains, refused when asked if it would be possible to do casado or chifrijo (from the evening chef) Calamari over cooked, batter under cooked. Patacones were not fresh. Pools were not very clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: its on top of a hill in a pretty garden. they have a walking trail with waterfalls! the condo was big, clean and modern. the bed was really comfortable!! the spa was good to! the view from the restaurant was stunning! breakfast was very tasty and everything homade, so was lunch and dinner. i would stay there again, pura vida!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful grounds, fabulous trails to waterfalls. Lovingly designed buildings and great food with excellent views.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very spacious room with great view, lovely food and very welcoming staff
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious room overlooking San Jose. Excellent trails leading to waterfalls on the hotel premises.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous room, great views
Cons: Nothing it was perfect, shame we couldn’t stay longer
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is spectacular. We did several hikes and saw at least 4 waterfalls. We also did the bird tour and were amazed at the variety of species we saw. 3 of the adults did the spa day, and the facilities and treatments were wonderful. The view from the jacuzzis was amazing as were the therapists. The restaurant and staff were also great. Shout out for Jose!
Cons: We had children with us, and there was not quite as much for them to do. They hiked a bit and went on the bird tour. They also hung out at the pools, but they were not as fun as some of the more family oriented resorts we went to.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful bungalows. Brilliant staff (Ilse and Lena) and great location.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic views and a real feeling of privacy. Beautiful grounds. Charming staff.
Cons: Didn't like the bedding, sheets over and under the duvet rather than a duvet cover and an undersheet that was too small for the bed. Not enough sun shades by the pool.
Altura Hotel - Alajuela - Building
2
9.2 Excellent (313 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Altura Hotel in Poasito, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Poas Volcano National Park and Corso Lechería. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds were beautiful. They take pride in the plants they cultivate. The breakfast was very good. This place is close to Poas which makes for a nice place to stay the night and relax. We stayed in the Suite and everything was clean and comfortable , except the bathroom needs a heat source.
Cons: There was no heat source in the bathroom.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was excellent. Nice and helpful host, perfect views, bonfire in the evening, recommendations for dinner and explenations of the directions, very good breakfast!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful view, lovely animals, spacious room, amazing art decor, breakfast is fresh-made and tasted great. Host/stuff are super nice! Great experience and highly recommend for anyone visiting Poas that loves scenery and flowers
Cons: None
9.0 Excellent
Pros: All the other things are perfect, the stuff, the breakfast and the place itself.
Cons: The place located very high so the weather is very cold there. The room and the water in the shower are not hot enough.
6.0 Good
Pros: My husband and I stayed in a large, detached building. It had a separate living/dining area from the large bedroom, which had two fireplaces. The property was very serene, had nice landscaping and was very close to the volcano. Very friendly staff who worked hard to make stay more comfortable.
Cons: Because of building design, the bathroom felt like it was it an outhouse. It was very cold in the bathroom and we had lots of trouble getting hot water for the shower and sink. Unfortunately for December I wouldn't recommend staying there if you want to be comfortably warm. There was a large pet dog chained on the property, which was sad to see. Both dogs appeared to live outside instead of with the family living on the property. I wish the dogs had their own, large enclosure, instead of being chained.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place was so incredibly unique and special- I can't even describe it! quirky, creative, sustainable buildings, absolutely stunning property, delicious breakfast- I couldnt get enough!
Cons: It was cold at night and the little heating stove stopped working for some reason in the middle of the night. Otherwise, perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, really quirky decor, lovely staff. Fire pit was great for keeping warm. Lovely views. Quiet location - good for ease of travel to Poas.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Place, friendly people, breakfast
Pura Vida Hotel - Alajuela - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (169 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. The property was dense with interesting exotic plants. Including at least 100 kinds of orchids. Owner gave us a very good restaurant suggestion.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything is wonderful Gardens extraordinary beauty Breakfast delicious This place is the best !
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The setting of this small hotel is charming with individual cottages and porches. Lovely botanical type garden with stone walkways and a stepped down approach to the casitas in the garden. The owners work very hard to provide everything you might need to be comfortable. We loved the leisurely breakfasts on the veranda with the great coffee and blooming orchids. Very peaceful setting. Certainly the best lodging we found in the San Jose area. Definitely recommend.
Cons: More food at breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A paradise gem a very short distance from the airport. Lovely friendly people, stunning gardens and gorgeous dogs. Oozing with personality on every level.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The flexibility as we were allowed late check out, the lovely garden, the spacious accommodation, the comfortable beds, the nice receptionist
Cons: Need to ring the bell from the other door to go in & out of the parking. There was a strange odor (I have sensitive sense of smell) in our room/mini apartment.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A unique, quirky and very beautiful garden oasis a very short distance from the international airport. The garden is a dream, the dogs are hilarious, the rooms are huge and luxurious, the staff are wonderful and the breakfast is beautiful and very delicious.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The host was pleasant and accommodating and the grounds were very nicely landscaped
Airport Costa Rica B&B - Alajuela - Building
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9.1 Excellent (510 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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location close to the airport and walking distance from our car rental (Payless). We had to drop the car off the night before to avoid being charged an extra day so it worked out quite well. The place is simple and perfect with the location for an early flight.
Cons: They ordered us a taxi the night before for our early flight that nevered showed up, creating some extra stress. Luckily, we planned in some extra time for delays and I was able to order an Uber instead.
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.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Close to airport, nice grounds and wonderful staff
Cons: Bed hard as a rock, planes fly directly overhead all night
7.0 Good
Pros: The staff was great and the room fit our whole family comfortably which is rare!
Cons: The floor was pretty dirty (our feet turned black on the bottoms) and under the beds looked like it had never been cleaned. Also the couch had white splatters on it- possibly from a previous breast feeding guest ;)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing, clean, gated community. It was like having your own little bungalow! And owner is so nice!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Large room, well priced. Safe area
Cons: Was not sure where to leave key at checkout. Some written instructions in room would be helpful.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: My initial contact was away on business but was welcomed by her father who spoke no English but translated by Google. Apartment was good and comfortable. Breakfast excellent with lots of coffee. I was staying whilst enroute to the north after my long flight from the UK. A lovely family establishment and very secure. They were extremely helpful in ordering me a taxi and met all the family in the garden. Highly recommend if need a place close to the airport. Room was furnished with drinks in the fridge.
Cons: Have no complaints. The noise of aircraft overhead was a little disturbing.
4.0 Okay
Pros: The room was clean and had AC
Cons: The beds were not very comfortable Resting during the day was difficult as location was right under very loud flight path into airport Resting during the day further diminished by constant clanging in some sort of metal fabrication shop on the premises Did not appreciate that the property does not accept credit cards, that should be clearly stated on the website
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The property is located within a private gated community so it it quiet.
Cons: It is a bit challenging to get to with traffic. There are no signs because it is located in a private gated community.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Good location, nice grounds, clean and comfortable rooms
Poas Lodge - Alajuela - Outdoor view
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9.1 Excellent (329 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.
9.4 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.
Trapp Family Country Inn - Alajuela - Bedroom
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9.0 Excellent (303 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Alajuela, Trapp Family Country Inn is connected to the airport, within a 15-minute drive of City Mall and Ojo de Agua Spa Park. 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
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
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing staff!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: If you want an airport hotel, then this one's fine!
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
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Professional and friendly staff, great breakfast, lovely grounds, wonderful bed.
Cons: Absolutely no negatives.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I love having the use of the laundry facilities at the end of our trip.
7.9 Good
Pros: Good location - convenient and clean facilities
Cons: Nil
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Expected quality of Martiott
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place to stay for early morning or late arriving flights. Just moments from the airport.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful and kind front desk staff
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 (799 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.
7.9 Good
Pros: It has a really lovely pool and terrace area as well as a nature trail in the grounds. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Cons: Our room, whilst very comfortable, could perhaps benefit from a bit of an upgrade in decoration.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Food was good and drinks were especially good. Many cozy spots to sit and enjoy views and surroundings.
Cons: Perhaps a bit more lighting in the outer buildings leading up to the rooms. Felt a bit desolate but we did manage to find our way.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds were wonderful! Enjoyed time relaxing by the pool, happy hour and dinner. Also appreciated the breakfast to go since we had to leave early and missed the breakfast buffet.
Cons: Nothing!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was amazing and the property was beautiful! The staff was very friendly and helpful. All things considered, we will recommend the property and would stay here again, should the opportunity present itself.
Cons: Getting to the property was an adventure and the surrounding area felt a little sketchy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great last night in Costa Rica staying at Villa San Ignacio. Would really recommend with good food, very welcoming staff and lovely pool and garden.
Cons: All good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The pool area was fabulous, the rooms clean and bright. The food was great and the staff very friendly and helpful. Great location too - quiet and peaceful but close enough to Alajuela if you need it.
Cons: Nothing!
7.0 Good
Pros: Food was excellent.
Cons: Too noisy overnight
Hotel Buena Vista - Alajuela - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (693 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Buena Vista in San Isidro, you'll be near the airport, 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.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful bed. Quiet room. Decent food. Pleasant and helpful staff. The in-bedroom espresso machine was a godsend. Beautiful views.
Cons: Worn out towels. No room safe. $6 for a weak double espresso in the restaurant was outrageous. This location works best if you have transportation.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic staff that took care of our every need. The grounds were beautiful and had a nice walking trail. The food was excellent, and the restaurant staff (José and others) were great.
Cons: The only thing I would change is to have a safe in the room. It felt very safe, but a deadbolt would be nice too.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location with a fantastic view. We had just arrived in Costa Rica and we watched the sunrise over the hills. The rooms were gorgeous and the beds were incredibly comfortable. The staff were very helpful and friendly, a great place for an overnight stay in San José.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: 20 minute drive from San Jose Airport. Amazing view over San Jose at night. Gated secure parking. Very welcoming staff. Good food and the most comfortable beds! A good stop over for a night on arrival in Costa Rica.
Cons: There nothing I didn’t like!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room was very big, quiet and nicely decorated. The staff were very friendly, they helped us book a car with a rental agency and they also picked us up from the airport and drove to the rental agency.
Cons: The pool is rather small and cold
7.0 Good
Pros: Lovely views and nice surroundings! Room was changed as the first was not as advertised. Reduction made on cost of food when it was tough to eat!
Cons: Food and drinks too expensive for what it is!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Room with sensational view. Comfortably bed. Tasty free breakfast. Helpful staff carried luggage upstairs.
Cons: Elevator would be nice.
Tacarori Lodge - Alajuela - Building
10
9.0 Excellent (147 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tacarori Lodge in San Isidro, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Doka Estate and City Mall. 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic getaway in the countryside just outside Alajuela, only a cheap Uber ride to the city and airport. Owner super friendly and helpful. Great way to end the trip.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All perfect, we stayed in Tacacori the first night in Costa Rica and Nadine help us with some tips and also to organize car rental. Excellent way to start our vacation in the Country. The property has a great garden and a small trekking in the back.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect - not far from the airport but it seemed like a world away from the city. The gardens and outdoor space were beautiful. The rooms were extremely clean and comfortable, and we had great outdoor sitting options to watch all of the amazing birds. The breakfast was delicious. Raphael and Nadine were exceptional hosts and even made us dinner during our stay so we didn't have to leave the relaxing space of the Ecolodge.
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: Nadine has good car partnerships - we were able to get a car on the same day we asked at a fair price, delivered directly at Tacacori. The Lodge is perfectly located - close to Poas, La Paz Waterfalls and the Alajuela Airport. The Lodge has four cabanas built for enough privacy surrounded by lush nature. The dining area is a lovely terrace with view of the surrounding small green valley. Very helpful and friendly - it was a great stay!!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nadine, our host, was extremely helpful, suggesting trips we could do from Tacacori, and even giving us lifts. The gardens were lovely with lots of birds.
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!
4.6 Okay
Pros: Not a lot !
Cons: Aircraft noise and banging doors. No sound proofing !! Food very average
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really close to the airport and smooth, efficient free shuttle bus. Helpful staff, comfortable bed and great shower!
Cons: Breakfast wasn’t amazing but it was ok. Plastic cutlery was odd.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mattress, pillows, cleanliness, wifi, breakfast buffet, and friendly staff.
Cons: Wished they sold wine in their store as they do beer.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Easy access
Cons: Planes noise No veggie menu ok breakfast No celiacs bread
10.0 Excellent
Pros: After a wonderful 3 weeks in Costa Rica, we were ready to return home. The Hampton was a perfect transition. Comfortable air conditioned rooms, us-style bathrooms, frequent airport transportation, and huge breakfast. Highly recommended for first and last nights for visitors who fly to San Jose.
Cons: After all the emphasis on conservation of resources we were surprised to see single-use plastics at breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Convenient shuttle to airport. Great breakfast buffet. Staff were very helpful.
7.0 Good
Pros: Close to airport
Cons: Under remodeling and noises from jackhammer
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: easy check in and friendly staff. The breakfast is also very good and well prepared. Hats of to the cooking staff.
Cons: nothing
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Brand new room. Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff. Shuttle bus was easy to spot and the drivers were great. Highly recommended.
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: Ample breakfast. Good location, next to the airport.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Plastic plates and cutlery for breakfast...all single use plastic.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Proximity to the airport. Nice, comfortable room. Helpful staff. Great breakfast...lots of choice.
Cons: Nothing in this category.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, modern convenient, staff was very nice
Cons: The only thing I didn’t like was that breakfast was served with paper plates and plastic cutlery (but the food was good)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Convenient for airport
Cons: Could hear aircraft noise Room quite hot Bagels frozen
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.
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.
6.8 Good
Cons: Bill was mixed up & Never did get our points
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.
Hotel Your House - Alajuela - Bedroom
13
8.8 Excellent (663 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Your House in Rio Segundo (Cacique), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Plaza Real Cariari. 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).
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Convenient location, clean, great staff.
Cons: The noise of the airplanes. I know you can't do much about this.
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.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Clean, great hosts, arranging for transportation to/from the hotel.
Cons: The planes land/take off late at night /early in the morning. They create a lot of noise overhead.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was our 3rd stay at Hotel Your House. We always stay there on the first night that we arrive in Costa Rica. It is minutes from the airport, the staff are so pleasant and helpful and they will pick you up at the airport. It's a great place to catch your breath after a long day of flights and line ups.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast and very friendly and helpful staff. Nice garden area for sitting.
Cons: It’s noisy because of proximity to the airport and a busy street. The mattress was very uncomfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Close to airport and had rental 4x4 available.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The garden outside our room was beautiful! Clean room, nice bathroom, perfect location (only five minutes drive from the airport). Breakfast in the morning was delicious and the family that owns hotel your house is extremely helpful! We were able to set up a Costa Rica cell phone plan with them. As well, we arrive late due to a plane delay and the owner was still there to meet us at the gate. If you are looking to spend one or two nights close to the hotel this is a great choice with all the basic amenities.
Cons: I liked everything! It is basic accommodation (nothing fancy) but it was exactly what I wanted and needed!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: A good hotel well run but very close to the airport and thus extremely noisy.
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 Robledal - Alajuela - Building
14
8.8 Excellent (583 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Robledal in Alajuela, you'll be 2 mi (3.2 km) from Parque Viva and 3.9 mi (6.3 km) 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: Staff was great and helpful. Good on site restaurant, not too expensive, and nice pool area. We stayed after the checkout until 8 as our flight was late at night and the staff let us use the pool area, which was nice of them.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. Airport shuttle and located not far from airport. Perfect first night place to stay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Hotel is conveniently located near airport.. staff was super friendly. And room was comfortable and clean. And surprisingly enough the food in the restaurant was really really good... great value! And super easy!
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.
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
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Transportation service
Cons: Limited time for meals
B&B Hotel Vista Linda Montaña - Alajuela - Bedroom
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8.8 Excellent (279 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. You will be served a continental breakfast with 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!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice & clean rooms. Beautiful views! Nice staff and great food served!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the garden and the view and the lovely parrot
Cons: fantastic home atmosphere... daniel and burak make you feel like home with their entushiasm. and the garden... the garden is amazing..
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Really beautiful views Nicest staff. A little far from everyting. You need a car or patience and time to take the bus (We did and it worked fine) Alajuela was a great and authentic expirience. Nice Way to start your trip to Costa Rica!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff, nice swimmingpool
Cons: No restaurants nearby. A little bit expensive for what you get
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is set in a typical Costa Rican neighborhood which I loved .. the setting is a little piece of heaven like a mini rain forest ... Brock and Daniel couldn’t have been more kind and gracious and fed me delicious home cooked meals ... so grateful I happened upon paradise in the most unlikely place
Tiquicia Lodge - Alajuela - Bedroom
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8.6 Excellent (1,102 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 Braulio Carrillo 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.
6.0 Good
Pros: Excellent location for for visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The grounds were pleasant with lots of hummingbirds. Room was basic and about what you would expect for $41.00 per night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel. Very cozy and beautiful. We'll come again. Thanks!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cute place. Room with a view. Nice little hiking trail. Bed and pillows were very comfortable. Allan and the restaurant server were great, catered to my celiac needs, even remembered about my requirements the following day, very smart guy. Very good pina colada. Recommended activities! Overall great value.
Cons: Not being able to flush toilet paper takes away from the “luxury”. Cold shower. No heater in room.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: The choice of beers
Cons: Old outdated in need of reservation. Unloved poorly trained staff . Only stay for a night to rest on a long journey. No longer!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Room was beautiful and very close to Poas park entry
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice room decor and good size room. Property was charming. Friendly staff.
Cons: Fireplace in room did not exhaust properly.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Vara Blanca Tiquicia Lodge is close to the volcano and the waterfall park. The grounds are very nice and the view of the valley was spectacular. Our room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. Unfortunately, we did not take advantage of it, but they offer on-site massage services.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice, family run business. A little rustic, but the most beautiful gardens and views! Alan and his family run the property and they were all very personal. A wonderful stay! Felt like family! ♥️

Best rooms in Alajuela

Pura Vida Hotel - Alajuela - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (169 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. The property was dense with interesting exotic plants. Including at least 100 kinds of orchids. Owner gave us a very good restaurant suggestion.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything is wonderful Gardens extraordinary beauty Breakfast delicious This place is the best !
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The setting of this small hotel is charming with individual cottages and porches. Lovely botanical type garden with stone walkways and a stepped down approach to the casitas in the garden. The owners work very hard to provide everything you might need to be comfortable. We loved the leisurely breakfasts on the veranda with the great coffee and blooming orchids. Very peaceful setting. Certainly the best lodging we found in the San Jose area. Definitely recommend.
Cons: More food at breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A paradise gem a very short distance from the airport. Lovely friendly people, stunning gardens and gorgeous dogs. Oozing with personality on every level.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The flexibility as we were allowed late check out, the lovely garden, the spacious accommodation, the comfortable beds, the nice receptionist
Cons: Need to ring the bell from the other door to go in & out of the parking. There was a strange odor (I have sensitive sense of smell) in our room/mini apartment.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A unique, quirky and very beautiful garden oasis a very short distance from the international airport. The garden is a dream, the dogs are hilarious, the rooms are huge and luxurious, the staff are wonderful and the breakfast is beautiful and very delicious.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The host was pleasant and accommodating and the grounds were very nicely landscaped
Tacarori Lodge - Alajuela - Building
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9.0 Excellent (147 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tacarori Lodge in San Isidro, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Doka Estate and City Mall. 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic getaway in the countryside just outside Alajuela, only a cheap Uber ride to the city and airport. Owner super friendly and helpful. Great way to end the trip.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All perfect, we stayed in Tacacori the first night in Costa Rica and Nadine help us with some tips and also to organize car rental. Excellent way to start our vacation in the Country. The property has a great garden and a small trekking in the back.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect - not far from the airport but it seemed like a world away from the city. The gardens and outdoor space were beautiful. The rooms were extremely clean and comfortable, and we had great outdoor sitting options to watch all of the amazing birds. The breakfast was delicious. Raphael and Nadine were exceptional hosts and even made us dinner during our stay so we didn't have to leave the relaxing space of the Ecolodge.
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: Nadine has good car partnerships - we were able to get a car on the same day we asked at a fair price, delivered directly at Tacacori. The Lodge is perfectly located - close to Poas, La Paz Waterfalls and the Alajuela Airport. The Lodge has four cabanas built for enough privacy surrounded by lush nature. The dining area is a lovely terrace with view of the surrounding small green valley. Very helpful and friendly - it was a great stay!!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Nadine, our host, was extremely helpful, suggesting trips we could do from Tacacori, and even giving us lifts. The gardens were lovely with lots of birds.
Xandari Resort And Spa - Alajuela - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (967 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.
7.1 Good
Pros: Had some nice grounds and we loved the walks down to the waterfalls
Cons: Biggest issue was all the noise from the airplanes flying overhead - especially in the morning- it did not allow for a good sleep.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The environment the room and the experience
Cons: Everything was great!
6.3 Good
Pros: The villa was amazing with great views, the gardens and trails are lovely as well as the staff. Breakfast was very nice, good mix of continental and casado choices.
Cons: Dinner was old fashioned trying to be fine dining but unsuccessfully, also there are no local dishes on the mains, refused when asked if it would be possible to do casado or chifrijo (from the evening chef) Calamari over cooked, batter under cooked. Patacones were not fresh. Pools were not very clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: its on top of a hill in a pretty garden. they have a walking trail with waterfalls! the condo was big, clean and modern. the bed was really comfortable!! the spa was good to! the view from the restaurant was stunning! breakfast was very tasty and everything homade, so was lunch and dinner. i would stay there again, pura vida!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful grounds, fabulous trails to waterfalls. Lovingly designed buildings and great food with excellent views.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very spacious room with great view, lovely food and very welcoming staff
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious room overlooking San Jose. Excellent trails leading to waterfalls on the hotel premises.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous room, great views
Cons: Nothing it was perfect, shame we couldn’t stay longer
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is spectacular. We did several hikes and saw at least 4 waterfalls. We also did the bird tour and were amazed at the variety of species we saw. 3 of the adults did the spa day, and the facilities and treatments were wonderful. The view from the jacuzzis was amazing as were the therapists. The restaurant and staff were also great. Shout out for Jose!
Cons: We had children with us, and there was not quite as much for them to do. They hiked a bit and went on the bird tour. They also hung out at the pools, but they were not as fun as some of the more family oriented resorts we went to.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful bungalows. Brilliant staff (Ilse and Lena) and great location.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic views and a real feeling of privacy. Beautiful grounds. Charming staff.
Cons: Didn't like the bedding, sheets over and under the duvet rather than a duvet cover and an undersheet that was too small for the bed. Not enough sun shades by the pool.
Poas Lodge - Alajuela - Outdoor view
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9.1 Excellent (329 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.
9.4 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.