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Altura Hotel - Alajuela - Building
1
9.3 Excellent (301 reviews)
C$ 172+
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 and luggage storage. 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.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The gardens, the view, the fire pit, the donkeys. Ramiro was super helpful.
Cons: The studio room was smaller than it seemed. Indoor stairs were too steep and narrow. Room was a little dusty, specially the window frame near the bed.
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful hotel with friendly family and pets :) Breakfast was fantastic, perfect view everywhere. Few minutes to Poás Volcano.
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!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a find! We loved it here. An absolutely wonderful hotel with so many nooks and crannies. Great gardens and stunning view points. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms spacious and welcoming. A ten minute drive to the volcano with numerous eating places around. Quiet and peaceful.,.loved it.
Cons: We didn’t stay there long enough!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great! Thanks Ramiro!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked the whimsical art work and the architecture. I liked the country setting.
Xandari Resort And Spa - Alajuela - Bedroom
2
9.2 Excellent (928 reviews)
C$ 292+
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 on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the staff here. They were so friendly and welcoming. The grounds were unreal, and the hiking trails are a must! The rooms had a beautiful view as well!
Cons: In the rooms we had a lot of bugs, but other than that they were great. (Mostly rows of ants in the bathroom).
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Enjoyed a brief visit to Xandari. Beautiful views, wonderful comfortable rooms and facilities - we loved the colorful design and the "outdoor" showers in our rooms were awesome. Great food and friendly staff. The hike to waterfalls on the property was really nice too - good exercise, nice scenery.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly people Wonderfull breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property, grounds, view, and service were all outstanding. We only stayed one night on the tail end of our trip but I wish we had a few more days there!
Cons: We ate one dinner aside from the complimentary breakfast. The restaurant is expensive and while the food presentation was fun and creative, the quality was just mediocre .
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing 'resort' type setting, very relaxed, pool was great as well as the trail walks to the waterfalls. Good food (a little pricey). The staff could not have been more helpful. It's a little trek from the airport/any amenities but worth it for a final relaxation of a holiday or the first sample of CR. Will
Cons: There is very little outside the hotel doors (without a major walk on a dodgy road or paying for a taxi) so you are restrained to the hotel grounds. Hefty uphill trek to the restaurant!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location was unbelievable. 40+ acres of landscaped grounds (including a waterfall), amazing views of the valley, and 3 pools. Their staff is so kind and accommodating and made the meals fun. Breakfast was a great variety and I appreciated the drink on arrival. It's really a beautiful place that feels eco conscious and celebrates the vibrancy of Costa Rican culture and environment. Didn't get to experience the spa, but it looked beautiful and the services offered seemed unique to Costa Rica.
Cons: The dinner prices were pretty steep. The food was delicious generally but my shrimp was a little overcooked and I would have like to see more authentic Costa Rican dishes on the menu. I barely noticed though because the view was so impressive.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was basic and healthy, the location was stunning and the grounds and facilities were amazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Grounds are gorgeous, staff friendly.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms and bathrooms were spacious. The staff was welcoming and friendly. The pools and hot springs were well maintained and relaxing.
Cons: The buffet style dinner was over-priced and the food was not that good.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Birds, staff, great rooms
Cons: Food but pricey
Airport Costa Rica B&B - Alajuela - Bedroom
3
9.2 Excellent (565 reviews)
C$ 105+
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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: very good price - value
Cons: A little complicate to find it
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A very comfortable room and a kind, helpful host that made an early morning taxi reservation for us. Very close to the airport.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I loved the eco-friendly accommodations, in house transportation guide services, and family-friendly environment. This area is perfect for relaxation, combined with an authentic Costa Rican experience.
Cons: I wasn't a huge fan of the area outside of the compound, but it wasn't a huge negative. It actually added to the experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Airport Costa Rica bnb was the perfecr place to finish off our trip to Costa Rica! The room was clean and bright, our last gallo pinto breakfast was delicious, and we loved the quiet neighborhood and front room of our little casita with its huge windows. The staff was very friendly and helpful in helping us get situated and leave for the airport in the morning. I would highly recommend.
7.9 Good
Pros: The gated area is very safe both for staying and for rented car parking. The room was nice and clean. The small garden in front was great and the open air breakfast very pleasant. The basic sweet ingredients and coffee were served complimentary. A very nice surprise for us Italian, who love sweets&coffee in the morning. The host was very friendly and helpful.
Cons: It is a bit hard to find the location. We were supplied of the geolocalisation but it is only possible to find it with internet. It is not available on offline navigation systems.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay near the airport, lovely garden and a great breakfast.
7.5 Good
Cons: The property is very tucked away and difficult to find ...taxii had a problem getting through the security gate
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very close to the airport, big apartment, quiet neighborhood
Cons: Shower mat could be cleaner
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful B&B in an equally beautiful gated community. Spotlessly clean and everything seemed brand new. The owner/manager was wonderful--very welcoming and accommodating to our difficult schedule, which involved two very early mornings. I was concerned about needing a taxi at 3:45am on our second morning in order to catch our plane and the owner/manager not only arranged the taxi for us but got up to make sure that there were no problems. The B&B is in a residential community so we didn't have easy access on foot to restaurants but we ate wonderful dinners in the room both nights thanks to Uber Eats which was extremely easy to use and convenient. This is the fourth time we have stayed overnight near SJO and Airport Costa Rica B&B was by far the best airport hotel experience we've had. This will be our go-to spot from now on when we fly in and out of SJO!
Cons: Nothing---everything was wonderful!
6.7 Good
Pros: Nice room. Safe area. No time for breakfast. Owner answered all my questions and let my son borrow a soccer ball to play with on the soccer field across from the room.
Cons: We were there at the time of the town fiestas which meant a lot of loud music from the surrounding area. Not in the owners control but I would have stayed somewhere else had I known.
Pura Vida Hotel - Alajuela - Bedroom
4
9.1 Excellent (164 reviews)
C$ 203+
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: Natural jungle-like feel. Great breakfast and well maintained grounds. Berni is very knowledgeable and a great resource for first time travelers to CR. Wish we could book another night but have to move on!
Cons: Difficult to walk to restaurants or cafes
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is heaven. It is so beautiful with the garden and the lovely bedrooms. The staff is super welcoming, friendly and supporting. The breakfast is delicious and beautifully arranged. We would stay here definitely again! Thank you so much!
Cons: Everything was amazing.
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...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Pura Vida hotel is a little Oasis in the middle of a busy city! Grounds are beautiful and Berni was a wonderful host. Room was very clean and spacious. I wish we could have spent more time there!
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!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Helpful staff, amazing breakfasts and dinner, lovely tropical garden and 2 friendly dogs.
Cons: Little bit away from restaurants however a taxi was easy to order.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable room. Excellent breakfast and beautiful gardens
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Berni, Nhi and their team are fabulous hosts who made us feel very welcome. The orchids and gardens are gorgeous and we especially loved playing ‘ball’ with Bandito and Ziva.
Poas Lodge - Alajuela - Building
5
9.0 Excellent (326 reviews)
C$ 100+
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. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts made us feel very welcome and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The food (dinner as well as breakfast) was delicious. To top it off, the view was phenomenal. Unbeatable location for seeing Poas Volcano crater.
Cons: Nothing
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
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The view was supreme. The staff was very kind. There are table games available for the guests. European standard.
Cons: The cuisine was too spicy.
7.9 Good
Pros: The view is remarkable!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything in here, the view to SJ, the spot, the weather, the people in charge, all was great, I recommend this place to all my friends whitout any issue, is perfect for a weekend
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view from the lodge is absolutely stunning. Nice fireplace. Lodge gives u very homely feeling . Food was excellent and the common area was very welcoming. Make sure to spend time by the fireplace and enjoy the view.
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.
7.9 Good
Pros: Poas Lodge is a cozy place, practically furnished and clean. Very hospitable "GrazyGringos" Matthew & Leah, the Texan Hambuger diner we can only recommend. If you want to visit Vulcano Poas we can only recommend this lodge, with a great view of the San Jose plain. Matthew gave us some very useful tips for getting to Vulcano Poas, which we were able to enjoy with great weather. Gladly again
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
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!
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Near airport with free shuttle every 15 minutes. Very fast Wifi. Great suggestion for a restaurant (Pesqueria Limonta).
Cons: Construction noise next door at 7 am. Hot water wasn’t all that hot.
8.0 Excellent
Cons: We chose the hotel for the pool but it was undergoing maintenance.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great for next day airport transfers
5.0 Okay
Pros: Close to airport
Cons: Staff were pretty rude and unhelpful. They couldn’t find our booking. The beds were massively uncomfortable
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location
Cons: They should stop using plastic plates. Doesn't fit an eco country like Costa Rica
9.2 Excellent
Cons: No Breakfast available for early flight, for Gluten free guests.
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: A modern facility that is very close to the airport for an early morning departure.
Cons: No lounge
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location near the airport, very prompt pick-up and only 5 mins from the airport to the hotel. The staff were very friendly and also very helpful with any queries. Good choice of buffet breakfast. We also enjoyed the free coffee and drinks in the reception area.
Cons: The website shows a swimming pool which we were looking to use, but this closed until next year due to building works
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It was close to the airport and the free airport shuttle at all hours of the day and night was extremely convenient. The front desk had complementary bathroom items if needed, which was also helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The position of the hotel is ideal to reach the airport. Staff is very friendly and helped us with an earlier check in and they gave us some tips to visit San José and reach the things that we wanted to see.
Cons: The view of the parking is not ideal, but we didn't ask for any specific needs and we were only staying one night. The choise for breakfast is very generous, although the quality could be improved. The rice of the gallo pinto was overcooked.
Hotel Your House - Alajuela - Bedroom
7
8.9 Excellent (764 reviews)
C$ 80+
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).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was extremely friendly and kind to us. Conveniently close to the airport.
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.
7.9 Good
Pros: The Room was good and spacious. Friendly and kind staff. Breakfast to go for early departures and shuttle to the airport were great.
Cons: The biggest downside of this Hotel is that there is not a good offer of restaurants/supermarkets very close or at a comfortable walking distance.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We had a very early departure out of the airport and they made us a bag breakfast. I thought this was a very nice touch!
Cons: There were a few flying ants in the room when we first got into it. I killed them all and it was not a problem anymore. It is C. R. and bugs are all over the place. Hence not a big deal.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was a perfect location for a quick stay while coming or going from Costa Rica. The staff and Yolanda were very helpful picking me up from the airport at night and when I had to catch a plane in the morning. Yolanda even arranged a to-do breakfast! I highly recommend this place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super nice staff, delicious Gallo Pinto for breakfast. Clean and comfortable.
Cons: Some noise from the flights landing and taking off
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were well-appointed. It is close to airport so planes overhead were loud but we liked the sounds of the planes. We were able to rent a vehicle there.
Cons: There were not many services within walking distances. There was no hot water for showering as was also the case in other places we stayed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had an amazing sleep before departure! Lady at reception is very nice and you can choose any time to get your breakfast bag - 5 am for us. Thank you!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice owner. Very convenient to rental car return. Price includes ride to airport and breakfast.
Cons: The traffic around the airport is extremely heavy and difficult if you dont know how the lanes change.
7.1 Good
Pros: Just a simple but good place to stay for a night. Staff is friendly and breakfast was good maybe even very good for Costa Rican standards.
Cons: Nothing really
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Hotel Your House is abperfect place to stay after arriving at the airport. The staff is very welcoming and friendly. They even picked us up at the airport in the middle of the night. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfast is well taken care of.
Cons: Offcourse it is an accomodation near the airport so you hear planes flying over.
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
Villa San Ignacio - Alajuela - Bedroom
8
8.9 Excellent (736 reviews)
C$ 126+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Villa San Ignacio in Alajuela, you'll be 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: The space is charming
Cons: I didn’t have hot water. I feel very confident that the staff would have responded appropriately had I addressed it, but had to catch a flight and opted for a cold shower.
7.5 Good
Pros: Good food and drink. It is also a more interesting place to stay than the standard hotel chains near the airport.
Cons: You will definitely need a car to get here.
7.9 Good
Pros: A lovely garden and good restaurant. We always receive breakfast directly in the room.
Cons: We have been informed only a couple of days before arriving that the pool was being renovated and will be open again in 2020. There was no shampoo available.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Rooms very spacious and clean. The grouds, reception, restaurant and pool area have a very nice atmosphere. Staff was very friendly. There is a pool table (free of charge) and board games. The hotel is close to the airport
Cons: Alajuela is not a very nice city (not much to see, chaotic, less appealing compared to other parts of Costa Rica) . We ate 2 nights in the hotel as we could not find a nice restaurant closeby.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great room and comfy bed. Pool was great as was the restaurant. the staff made this place - they were very helpful and seemed to enjoy helping in anyway they could.
Cons: Perhaps bigger towels as they were quite small (in bathroom) and tea/coffee facilities in room
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It is a nice place - with a lot of potential to be a great boutique hotel - the staff, especially the our waitress at dinner, is really nice and helpful. The pool area, the restaurant and the gardens (incl. the “trails” or so to say walkways ) are really nice, but there is room left to improve. We stayed here two nights - on the full day we did the Poas Vulcan - which is really close and easy to reach (by car) . We were able to stay longer, after the check -out in the “public-area” what was really nice and convenient as our flight was in the evening. The rooms are spacious, with a fridge and A/C etc.
Cons: It’s nothing big to improve - just cleaning the pool some more often (just falling leafs but nevertheless), the fruits on the walkways which are rotting time by time, the walkways which are partly blocked partly palms or Bambus. The rooms are nicely made but there is also the last bit of “heart” missing ... - and the “patio/veranda” on the same side as the outside of the A/C is located is just very inconvenient due to the noise and warm air ...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We stayed for 3 nights before going on a tour & so glad we did ! Beautiful grounds and pool with friendly staff who helped with organising taxis & transfers. Breakfast was fine and the beds comfortable. Highly recommended .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the location of the property. Everything was super clean, and the staff was amazing and very friendly. The beds are very comfortable. We had an early morning flight and they were able to have breakfast ready for us. This place was amazing and would definitely go back. Totally recommend the stay here.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The restaurant
Cons: The location
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely staff; understanding of a late arrival after delayed BA . And 645am arrival for breakfast ! Great pool, wildlife and birds all around. Little oasis just up from the hustle and airport traffic. Recommend.
Cons: Little tricky to find in the dark, but no big issue. Waze and Google has the answer.
Hotel Buena Vista - Alajuela - Bedroom
9
8.9 Excellent (557 reviews)
C$ 188+
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. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Guests may use a cruise ship terminal shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was welcoming and helpful. Hotel grounds include an adjacent nature trail where we had a very pleasant evening walk. Restaurant food was surprisingly good. Overall a great stay!
Cons: Only surprise was lack of air conditioning, but that was really no problem at all since the temperature dipped into the 60’s at night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: location to San Jose was great, but you definitely need a car to get around to the different activities. Very easy to find with a car. Close to DOKA, which is a must!
Cons: The room was close to the restaurant and the pool, so very noisy at night and in the morning. I would ask for a room away from the pool.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole staff was so friendly and Luis, our waiter was hilarious. Great breakfast, great view and very clean.
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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic staff who went above and beyond. Beautiful location close enough to the airport and city but far enough away to enjoy the surrounding mountains
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff are all very friendly and helpful.
Cons: The hotel is not in a good neighborhood. You can't walk anywhere.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Clean, comfortable, friendly staff
Cons: Limited activity options
7.9 Good
Pros: Hotel Buena Vista is a nice place to stay for airport arrivals/departures. The hotel is clean, comfortable and the staff are incredibly friendly. The location is remote and there is no where to walk around nor any shops nearby so you are slightly forced to remain on the hotel premises but they have a bar, restaurant and pool with sun loungers so that's no hardship. If you have a car, you can easily get around and visit more places.
Cons: The location is a little remote with nothing within walking distance. Whilst the hotel was lovely, I feel it was slightly overpriced and catered for the richer American tourist. As a result you can find better value places but for ease and comfort I cannot fault the place.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Hotel Buena Vista is hidden gem tucked up in the hills of Alajuela. It is only 20 minutes from the airport and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They provide a free airport shuttle and even picked us up from the airport after returning via bus from the beach. The property if beautiful and offers a great view of the city. Definitely recommend for a comfortable, quiet stay on either end of a Costa Rica adventure.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice room
Cons: Overlooked pool which opened at 7 am!!!!! Kids swimming and chattering tooo early
Trapp Family Country Inn - Alajuela - Bedroom
10
8.9 Excellent (289 reviews)
C$ 149+
Overview Reviews
Located in Alajuela, Trapp Family Country Inn is connected to the airport, within a 5-minute drive of City Mall and Central Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. 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.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: I liked the location, free airport shuttle. Warm welcome at check in. Comfortable room.
Cons: Check out was exactly the opposite of the check in welcoming feeling. Woman handed me the receipt, said nothing, and I left. Not a word like Thanks or bye. Just unusually cold especially since it was the exact opposite of nice woman at check in..
8.3 Excellent
Pros: All the staff were very friendly and helpful
Cons: If they had a mirror /full size mirror in the room, not just the bathroom
7.5 Good
Pros: Only stayed one night and did not use any facilities in the hotel.
Cons: Difficult to find.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was very nice, restaurant on site was very good.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: The fifth floor was very loud, room 515, kids running down the halls and banging around dishes outside elevator at 10:30pm. I requested a quiet room and it was not
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.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: 5min driving from the SJO airport, with free shuttle every 30 min from early morning. Comfortable bed and big TV with most of the channels you want.
Cons: There’s two used coffee bags left in the coffee machine.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Close to the airport, hassle free shuttle service
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Central location. Great wifi. Great beds
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: The staff was rude. Wanted to charge me $100 for my services animal even tho I had all required documents.
Cons: How I and my pet were treated!
6.7 Good
Pros: it was only for one night and closed to the airport and the shuttle was driving already at 0400 am but it was not easy to get on then nobody knew where the little steps tile was that’s not the service you expect for a Marriott
Tacacori Ecolodge - Alajuela - Building
12
8.9 Excellent (158 reviews)
C$ 172+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clarissa and Nadine were incredible hosts for our stay and helped make arrangements for transportation and sightseeing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Many thanks for the warm welcome, :)
7.1 Good
Pros: It was beautifully quiet and a good place to recover after a long flight. The garden is a delight
Cons: You really need a car. However the access to the lodge is very awkward and steep. The only other hotel within walking distance was very unwelcoming to us and kept us standing in the heat outside the security gate! So our only option for dinner was a taxi ride away.
7.5 Good
Pros: The grounds were beautiful and the room was lovely. Our host was excellent too, such a gorgeous place to stay on our first night.
Cons: The breakfast wasn't great, but it was just enough to start the day.
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
13
8.8 Excellent (575 reviews)
C$ 126+
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
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were beyond excellent!
Cons: The noise of the airport of jets flying over.
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.
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: Nice small hotel with very nice, clean, comfortable rooms surrounded by dense landscaping that makes you feel like you're in the forest rather than in a residential neighborhood next to the airport. We took advantage of the pool and enjoyed that. Restaurant was nothing particularly special but had a good selection of well-presented, tasty food. Staff were very helpful. Since we had an early flight we couldn't take advantage of their breakfast, so they arranged for a bagged breakfast to go that we picked up before leaving. They also arranged for a taxi driver who arrived promptly at 4:30 am as requested.
Cons: No complaints - nice place for an overnight before a flight.
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
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.
7.5 Good
Pros: Chef was excellent, delicioso breakfast
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff and early check in was organized for me. Shop staff warm and helpful as were all I spoke with during my stay. Great to have access to tea and coffee downstairs at all times.
Cons: It is time to upgrade room carpets etc but you are in a he process of upgrade so all is promising! Thank you for the clear written communication about this process.
7.5 Good
Cons: had to change room because the safe was broken in the first room, AC did not work well in second room
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Bed was wonderful
Cons: Noisy not enough soundproofing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast by Milo!
Cons: Loud
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The fruit plate along with the choclates in the room exceeded the expectaions
Cons: The shuttle for the pick-up came very much late
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place for a stopover on the way out of Costa Rica before an early flight. The shuttle to the airport runs regularly, 24hrs a day and is free which is super. For early departures they leave a take away breakfast out which is a lovely touch. The beds are super comfortable and the bathroom is brilliant. Check in staff were also super friendly and a pleasure to deal with.
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.
7.9 Good
Pros: All good for obe nigth
7.9 Good
Pros: Staff was useful
Cons: Breakfast was random and not value for money.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: My daughter who has special needs spent her first night away from home alone at this hotel after travelling from the uk. Staff at the hotel were very kind to her during her visit
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 La Rosa de America - Alajuela - Building
15
8.7 Excellent (573 reviews)
C$ 125+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel La Rosa de America in Alajuela (La Mandarina), you'll be a 2-minute drive from Zoo Ave and 6 minutes from Central Market Alajuela. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet, and comfortable.
Cons: Curtains didn't block out the light from the patio.
7.1 Good
Cons: Mangos falling on roof! Bathtub cracked.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful garden and pool to start or finish trip to Costa Rica if you want to avoid the big bustling city of San Jose...
7.9 Good
Pros: Breakfast good
Cons: Lots of ants n bugs in room
7.9 Good
Pros: Very welcoming staff and great pick up from airport organised by the hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel with a beautiful garden, not too far away from the airport and on a strategic position on the way to every place one might want start to see when n Costa Rica. After landing late in the evening iin San Jose was for us perfect to send the night there. Very kind personal and good breakfast!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great quiet location, lush gardens, friendly staff
Cons: Poor lighting in the room. A bedside light would be an easy addition!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Jessica is wonderful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: nice and quiet place only 15 mins drive from the airport to get some sleep after a long flight. And the first Costa Rican breakfast after 17 years - what a joy!
7.9 Good
Pros: Grounds and pool area was fabulous. Great location for airport and quiet. Rooms were very nice but...
Cons: Shower valve was funky and sink didn’t drain well. We paid for and organized our taxi the night before but the reception did not arrange it so it was a mad scramble and stressful in the morning to call for and wait for another taxi.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast outside was lovely and delicious. This was our first night in Costa Rica and woman at the front desk was very helpful in answering our questions about how to get around and the weather etc. Great first night's stay!
Cons: The front desk staff isn't there at night, so make sure you tell them ahead of time when you will arrive so the guard will be ready to check you in. It would have been nice to have known that ahead of time, but it was still a smooth checkin and the guard was very kind.
B&B Hotel Vista Linda Montaña - Alajuela - Bedroom
16
8.7 Excellent (297 reviews)
C$ 89+
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. 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view is indeed magnificent and the property is beautiful. Flowers, lush vegetation, fruit trees, birds. The owners are very nice and accommodating. We stayed there for 2 night and we felt at home. We chose to have dinner there and it was delicious - they made us German meatballs with sauce, rice and salad. The kids loved to pat the dog and the cat. There was also a pool with a waterfall, but we didn't try it. It’s a perfect spot to stay close to the airport and to many attractions.
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!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The hosts are very nice and helpful - they arranged a transport from the Airport and the car rental. The house is just outside the busy town, so it is more quiet. The breakfast was great
Cons: When we were staying there was no need for A/C, but if there was, there is none
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The owner, Renate, was very helpful and kind!!
7.9 Good
Pros: Great view of poas from room 3-4.
Cons: Location is not best and room 1-2 face sun. Early hot morning
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice & clean rooms. Beautiful views! Nice staff and great food served!
5.8 Okay
Pros: Staff were friendly. Always supplied coffee when asked for. Gardens nice
Cons: Room very dated. Bed linen poor quality. WiFi didn’t work in room. Breakfast was meagre and poor in quality.
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.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice view, lovely gardens, friendly hosts. Free drinks. Good beds and plenty hot water.
Cons: Suggest hooks for towel, clothes, etc. in bathroom. Property was a bit hard to find.
7.9 Good
Pros: The property location and the view.
Cons: The hotel didn’t offer WiFi and the staff, although friendly, didn’t have connection with Poas volcano facilities to know in advance the status of the park and if it worth to travel there or not.
7.9 Good
Pros: Breakfast was great - fresh fruit, cheese, meat and toast. Plenty of coffee and juice.
Cons: N/A
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location close to airport. Friendly host helped with SIM card problems, also changed some money for us at a good rate and recommended a restaurant nearby. Great view from room, spacious open air breakfast room.
Cons: Had problems getting in through sliding gate from street as call button didn't seem to work, and new SIM card didn't work in my phone to call them inside.
Tiquicia Lodge - Alajuela - Building
17
8.6 Excellent (936 reviews)
C$ 60+
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. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Close to la Paz waterfalls, great and nice staff
Cons: No hot water, not comfortable bed
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Close to La Paz Gardens which we wanted to visit. Landscaped gardens. Happy hour. Hummingbirds feeding outside the restaurant windows. Alan who did everything - office and restaurant and was so helpful. Clifford the cat. Soda in Vara Blanca village. ( turn left at the t junction and it's first on right)
Cons: The slogans about god and the emoji faces started to creep us out a bit. We have our own spiritual beliefs about the nature of reality and how it's created. Each to their own and we don't expect everyone to agree with us but we could have done with less proselytising.
7.1 Good
Pros: We loved the hummingbird garden.
Cons: We had a fireplace in our room. The whole room smelled very smokey.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful garden, great jungle trail, many hummingbirds...
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice garden and walk Hummingbirds garden Location is very good Breakfast is good Five minutes to La Paz waterfalls
Cons: Cockroach in the room Restaurant a bit expensive Lot of religious signs in the garden
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The kindness of The staff , specially Eric and Alan and the delicious breakfast!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Excellent staff. Good food and a great value.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very nice layout and grounds. Staff very friendly and helpful. Rustic room setting. Very close to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a highlight of our trip!
Cons: No WiFi in room although had in restaurant. Hot water minimal.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in the chalet, looks like a summer home in a small farm, a little bit off the property. Grounds were really beautiful, great to be able to walk about the grounds.. The restaurant was great. It is near la Paz and about 25 min to Poas by car. Alan was very accommodation and helped us arrange transport with a driver, Alex, who picked us up from the airport the first night and then to hotel, and then took us to Poas and then La Paz, and the to Fortuna, to our next hotel the next day. We got to see the Poas crater!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Stunning gardens and good walking trail. Very close to La Paz Waterfall Gardens without paying Peace Lodge prices. Staff kind and helpful.
Cons: Woke up in the night when the guard was making his rounds and shining his flashlight outside near our room. Was not sure if it was an intruder so a bit unnerving.
Hotel Martino Spa and Resort - Alajuela - Building
18
8.4 Excellent (395 reviews)
C$ 174+
Overview Reviews
Located in La Garita, Hotel Martino Spa and Resort is in the business district, a 1-minute drive from Zoo Ave and 7 minutes from Central Market Alajuela. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in La Garita? This hotel has facilities measuring 4844 square feet (450 square meters), including a conference center. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Staff alll very friendly. Interior design beautiful, elegant woodwork giving a Latin-American grand mansion charm to the place . Great breakfasts and a great Italian themed restaurant for dinner. A beautiful large swimming pool. Fragrant and well kept gardens and general grounds. Plenty parking.
Cons: There is nothing not to like here... It's a beautiful place... One or two rooms have noise A/C units I noticed
7.5 Good
Pros: The grounds and overall architecture was pleasing and gracious, albiet dated and in need for an update.
Cons: The spa fell short. The female sauna was inoperable and the jacuzzi was a two person bathtub
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Pizza was really good, in general food for dinner at restaurant was good
Cons: Bed wasn't that confortable I have back pain issues related and was hard to get some good rest at night
7.1 Good
Pros: Great location for airport night before.
Cons: Empty place without any info when we arrived on spa opening etc. Just seemed a bit obsessed wirh 10pm closure of restaurant. We were alao asked if we wanted coffee and fruit on morning for our 3am departure but only got orange juice. Taxi also didnt turn up so may be ask them to recheck.
7.1 Good
Pros: Nice pool, good breakfast (in fact, excellent gallo pinto!)
Cons: We looked for the gym but didn’t find it. Not sure it exists. The entire spa area seemed a bit deserted (off season).
7.5 Good
Cons: Waiter was not very attentive at all seatings. Not all food items available on request. No flexibility. We don’t do it. No flex.
7.9 Good
Pros: A real gem. I always feel very relaxed here.
Cons: No gym anymore and property is under utilized.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location was awesome, breakfast was nice, property was quiet...everyone was nice!! This property was grand in it's day!!
Cons: I went to the Spa to get a much needed manicure, and although I appreciate the youg lady that did the manicure; she needs additional training. I asked several times if she had ever removed gel nail polish or worked with gel, her reply each time was yes. The conditions are unsanitary at best. She nearly destroyed 3 nails before I forced her to do it the correct way. She still tried removing before they were ready. Gel nails have to be removed with acetone and aluminum and carefully; it was as though she didn't want to use her product (acetone, aluminum) and the foil was used. She was so heavy handed with my cuticles that she caused 3 nail beds to bleed and I was afraid of infection; since it was very obvious she does not sterilize her tools. My advice...don't market a building as a "Spa" and then hire untrained people to take care of the clients. She either has never attended formal training ,or there is no oversight. Either way, I do not recommend getting a manicure or pedicure in the "Spa" , it is not enjoyable or relaxing ,and you are at risk of nail health.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location of the restaurant was wonderful. Sitting in the morning and watching and listening to the birds was special. And when raining, it was even better. The grounds were beautiful.
Cons: On our last evening for dinner and in the morning for breakfast the waiter was very bad. We had to search him out for our meal order and check and we were the only ones there. Did not bring us what we ordered for breakfast.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: They accommodated our very late check in. The rooms were huge and clean. The complimentary breakfast was amazing. The grounds were very nice. The staff was great. Each time I emailed, before the trip, I got a very quick response.
Cons: No hot water for the shower. It was hot for a few seconds, then cold for the rest.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Close to airport
Cons: Rooms need renovation. Beds did not feel fresh and may have bed bugs. Hallways were dark and creepy
9.1 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful grounds, clean rooms, comfortable beds, air conditioning in each room, lovely patios on our rooms. Room service was quick and delicious. Located directly across the street from an animal rescue center.
Cons: Some squealing pipes and a couple loose fixtures but nothing critical.
Asclepios Wellness and Spa - Alajuela - Building
19
8.7 Excellent (29 reviews)
C$ 308+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Asclepios Wellness and Spa 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 dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Hidden gem. Truly a sanctuary close to the airport and away from the hustle and bustle. The hot tub, sauna and Hammam are definitely the highlights. I also love the healthy food with plenty of plant based options.
Cons: Slightly overpriced.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good and special location if you don't want to be in San Jose, great atmosphere as it is small and intimate and very beautiful. Helpful team that will help you to arrange or find anything you need. It was exactly what we needrd upon landing in order to escape the city life, feel the nature and to start a relaxed holiday.
7.1 Good
Pros: Stunning view, Very calm place, beautiful rooms with elegant design.
Cons: The concept of "healing", very small portions of food (I asked for a second glas of juice- Sorry, not possible!), two tiny slices of bread with three small pieces of fruits and coffee with goat milk- thats the healing breakfast . There was no staff around... felt a little bit like on an other planet, but in a very strange way. The were no curtains at the window in the bathroom - felt little bit nudistic. The pool was not very clean und the jacuzzi was icecold - healing icecold?
Hotel Aeropuerto - Alajuela
20
8.2 Excellent (1,102 reviews)
C$ 109+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Aeropuerto, you'll be centrally located in Alajuela, within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Plaza Real Cariari. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I like the convenience to be on the airport on time, and the fact the transportation to the airport it’s always on time.
Cons: I did not like the fact breakfast was not included and the bed smelled like pee.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A perfect place to start a holiday. Spacious, clean, calm and lovely gardens. Good shuttle. Very efficient all round.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location after a long flight or for the night before the flight home. The manager was amazing and provided us with everything we needed.
7.7 Good
Pros: Perfect hotel for the money. We had three rooms, all with two queen beds for only $92 per room. The staff was exceptionally friendly, the pool and gardens are nice, and the restaurant was one of the best meals throughout our trip. Airport shuttle was on time even with our 3:30am pickup.
Cons: The shower has soap/shampoo and conditioner (I think) attached to the wall. I'll probably avoid the "conditioner" if I stay again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the shuttle service to airport worked great
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very close to airport, helpful staff.
Cons: - old furniture
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Free shuttle to and from airport, facilities were nice, roomy, pretty. The shower water was good and hot, staff was friendly and courteous.
Cons: The light over the table didn’t work.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Ideally located for the airport and the price included a shuttle bus to the airport. Very comfortable beds. Bathroom rather tired - could do with replacing. Helpful staff.
Cons: The only problem we had was that it was Mothers' Day and there was a party to celebrate. The singer was sooooo loud. Our bedroom was one of the furthest away from the restaurant, but we were still drowned out by him. Although the music stopped at 10pm, which is reasonable in anybody's book, we had to get up at 3am and had hoped for an early night.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was in a convenient area near the airport and the room was very cleaned and staff were very friendly.
Cons: NA
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very friendly and helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Reception was excellent. Very nice hotel and great price. Easy access to airport. Will recommend to others.
Cons: Nothing.
6.7 Good
Pros: Close to airport.
Cons: We arranged to have shuttle with hotel but no one was there for us. 1/2 liter of water was $2 US.