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Juan Santamaria Intl (SJO) - San José, Costa Rica
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Overall 9.3 Excellent
Based on 319 reviews
Cleanliness
9.7
Comfort
9.3
Location
9.1
Services
9.3
Staff
9.8

Excellent 10.0
Pros: Adriana and Darren were exceptionally friendly and helpful. It was surprising to find such a quaint neighborhood and home-like environment so close to the airport.
Cons: At night it was somewhat difficult for the taxi driver to find
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Darren was a gracious host. The WiFi was great. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable. The location was fantastic, about 10 min drive from the airport.
Cons: There is only one small glass barrier in the shower, so the floor would get all wet every time we shower.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: This might be my favorite ace we’ve stayed yet. Clean, comfortable, and such gracious hosts.
Cons: Nothing!
Excellent 10.0
Pros: The location is perfect when you`re arriving late or leaving early from SJO airport. The hosts are very helpful and friendly.
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Adriana and Darren were fantastic in responding to questions, settling in, and preparing for my early morning flight. The room was very clean and comfortable. Great value!
Cons: I didn't have a car, so it would be helpful if there were walkable locations for restaurants. Otherwise, perfect for a night before an early morning flight.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Only 5 minutes by taxi from the airport. A great little B&B for 1 or 2 nights. The B&B is run by a lovely couple who have built up this business themselves and live in the bungalow next door. The rooms are all accessed from the delightful garden and are very clean and well equipped. The AC worked very well. Breakfast is taken under cover in the little garden and is freshly cooked to order. The owners gave us lots of information and ordered a taxi so that we could eat at a nearby restaurant. Great value. There was some aircraft noise as the B&B is close to the airport but it was not a major problem. You need to pay in cash as they have no credit card facilities. The only downside is the exorbitant cost of taxis from the airport. Dollar per km probably the most expensive in Central America.
Cons: Nothing
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Everything about Terida Airport B&B was perfect - from the warm welcome, to the beautiful home cooked food, the thoughtful touches in the comfortable, immaculate bedroom, the garden for relaxing and of course the proximity to San Jose airport. would highly recommend...
Cons: all good
Excellent 9.0
Pros: As others have mentioned, the location of Terida is great for a first or last night in Costa Rica. Darren and Adriana are welcoming and helpful hosts. We had been traveling in a rental car for a month, and had multiple bags that needed to be consolidated into two suitcases. Our room was large enough for us to spread out and reorganize all our 'stuff'. Dinner choices were limited to pasta, but delicious and a great value. Breakfast was very good. We sat in the outside dining area to do some computer work, and it was very comfortable with great internet.
Cons: The airplanes flying over could be noisy, but earplugs were provided. The noise did not bother us.
Okay 5.0
Pros: Very nice place and the owners are truly trying to make it work. It is simple yet clean and with thoughtful touches. We appreciated late dinner that they cooked for us.
Cons: The planes are flying over the house really really low. It is extremely noisy. If you expect to have at least some sleep - book elsewhere. Airport is located a bit further than expected - and in the morning there's traffic.
Terida Airport B&B - Alajuela
Rated #1
9.3
Excellent 9.3
Based on 319 reviews
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Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
8.9
Location
9.2
Services
8.7
Staff
9.7
Overall 9.2 Excellent
Based on 170 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
8.9
Location
9.2
Services
8.7
Staff
9.7

Excellent 10.0
Pros: The host was absolutely amazing!!!! She had great recommendations and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and safe. Her breakfast was delicious and made for a great way to start the day. I HIGHLY recommend staying here!!!!
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Great family run hotel very close to the airport (10-15 mins). Very attentive and made me feel comfortable and at home. Absolutely spotlessly clean and very efficient. Great tips and advice for future travels and for spending the morning in the town. Bathroom very good and close to the room. Soap etc provided. WiFi good. Breakfast Al freshly made at a time that I wanted it and huge. Perfect little hotel, great value, couldn't ask for more
Cons: Room was a little stuffy as it only had a skylight window. There was a free standing air con unit which helped. I still slept very well though.
Excellent 9.2
Pros: The kind host and the amazing breakfast
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Super nice host, helped me organizing my trip, excellent breakfast!
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Laura is an exceptional host,very welcoming, helped me with direction and made me a fresh delicious breakfast early in the morning. The place is very cosy,comfortable bed and clean. Excellent location,5-10 minutes drive from the airport and 10 min walking to the bus station for La Fortuna.
Cons: Bathrooms need refurbishment the sink blocked, no pressure in the shower...
Excellent 10.0
Pros: I would come anytime again. Very nice host, place, room, breakfast etc.
Cons: -
Okay 5.0
Pros: The staff was very nice , only stayed from the afternoon till mid nite as I had a 1 am flight out, needed a place to freshen up before going to airport and it worked perfect, felt safe the entire time I was there
Cons: It was dated which I expected, some ac would have been nice .
Lajuela Bnb & Hostel - Alajuela
Rated #2
9.2
Excellent 9.2
Based on 170 reviews
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Reviews

Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.1
Location
8.7
Services
8.9
Staff
9.5
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 686 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.1
Location
8.7
Services
8.9
Staff
9.5

Good 7.0
Pros: Near the airport. A pleasant Tico place to stay after a late flight into San Jose.
Excellent 8.0
Pros: Location to the airport is great. Quiet surroundings. Friendly helpful staff
Cons: Not really much in the neighbourhood. Room a little small.
Good 7.0
Pros: Lovely breakfast and check in was pleasant. Bathroom was large with plenty of hot water. Small supermarket about 150 yards away and some restaurants about 3 to 400 yards away.
Cons: We had loads of luggage and room was a bit on the small side to make it very comfortable. Virtually on the airport flightpath with plane activity stopping at 2am and resuming at 5am! If you're a heavy sleeper it won't be a problem.
Excellent 9.6
Pros: Very clean and comfortable. Hosts were so kind, friendly, and welcoming. We were encourage to relax and feel at home. Doña María, her daughter Dora, and Luis were all so accommodating. Breakfast and transportation to airport offered, both at reasonable costs. The décor is enhanced by beautiful plants, and María's superb oil paintings. There were kitchen facilities available as well.
Cons: It was difficult to find, but mostly due to our GPS. Use Waze or Google maps. The area is pretty run down, but not unsafe. Once inside the gates, however, there lies a street with beautiful homes and gardens.
Excellent 9.6
Pros: Dora! What a gem. She’s like everyone’s favorite aunt and makes you feel at home and so welcome from the minute you arrive. She even had cold beers in the fridge! It’s so nice to feel cared for at the end of a long travel day! She also ordered us food from a local restaurant which we enjoyed in the cute open air dining room. And organized a ride for us to get our rental car. Perfect way to start our trip!
Cons: The pillows could be a bit fluffier. But we slept fine!
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Great breakfast.
Casa Maria Airport B&b - Alajuela
Rated #3
9.0
Excellent 9.0
Based on 686 reviews
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Reviews

Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.0
Location
8.9
Services
9.0
Staff
9.6
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 446 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.0
Location
8.9
Services
9.0
Staff
9.6

Excellent 10.0
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.
Excellent 9.0
Pros: The room was very spacious and comfortable. The overall facility was nice and "reception" was quick.
Cons: The laminate floor was VERY dirty. We all went barefoot in the room and by the time we went to bed, all of our feet were black - recommend keeping your shoes on! The location was a little tricky to get to, especially the alleyway to the gate.
Excellent 9.0
Pros: close to airport. an oasis in the middle of a lively downscale neighborhood with great local food and walkable to the rental car location.
Cons: n/a
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Breakfast was nice. Like the location. Close to what we needed.
Cons: There were no prob;ems.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: My husband and I liked everything about the property. From the moment we arrived they treated us very well. They also recommended places where we could eat because we arrived later than expected. Overall, if you are looking to stay close to the airport and want a clean and kind place this is the place to stay.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: The rooms we rented were very clean and comfortable and the property is in a gated, secure area very close to the airport.
Excellent 8.3
Pros: Very close to the airport, lovely breakfast in the garden
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Proximity to the airport is perfect for anyone looking to stop near or depart from the airport. Very, very convenient.
Excellent 9.0
Pros: The room was very nice. It was super close to the airport
Cons: I didn't feel that I could conveniently contact someone when I had issues getting to the airport early in the morning
Airport Costa Rica B&B - Alajuela
Rated #4
9.0
Excellent 9.0
Based on 446 reviews
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Reviews

Cleanliness
9.5
Comfort
9.1
Location
8.6
Services
8.8
Staff
9.5
Overall 8.9 Excellent
Based on 166 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Comfort
9.1
Location
8.6
Services
8.8
Staff
9.5

Good 6.7
Pros: Nice staff, private parking, big and clean room
Cons: Breakfast very poor, room very noisy (close to the street), too much light from the window at night
Excellent 8.0
Pros: + The room is renovated and very clean + It's equiped with AC, iron, hairdrier, wifi + There is a small terrace we can use
Cons: + The name is a bit misleading, cause we thought there will be a kitchette inside the room + A bit expensive for a one-night stay without the breakfast (we left before the service)
Excellent 10.0
Pros: The staff was so helpful and sweet!! The interior was cute and felt very safe
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Cute hotel with secure parking near the airport. We stayed here overnight (with our rental car) after landing at SJO and before driving to Turrialba, saving us the trouble of going into downtown San José. Room was spacious and clean. Decor was bright. Very pink bathroom had a fun retro 1950's feel. Bed was comfortable. Breakfast was good.
Cons: Would have been nice to have a bit more hot water for a longer shower (after traveling 15 hours!)
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Lovely, friendly staff, safe parking for the car, great location, very nice breakfast
Cons: The front bedroom was quite noisy - directly above a main road - but the staff were very gracious and offered to give us a room at the back for our second night
Bamboo Aparthotel Aeropuerto - Alajuela
Rated #5
8.9
Excellent 8.9
Based on 166 reviews
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Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.1
Location
9.1
Services
8.7
Staff
9.0
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 492 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.1
Location
9.1
Services
8.7
Staff
9.0

Good 6.0
Pros: The staff was nice enough. It is close to airport.
Cons: The toilet of the room they assigned me was dirty ( had pee in it). When they changed me to a different room, the second was facing the parking lot...for over $200 a bit pricey.
Excellent 9.0
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.
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Staff are fantastic: welcoming and professional. Perfect for the airport. Good fitness room.
Cons: Beers & wine are expensive!
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Great staff, convenient to airport, good restaurant
Cons: No
Excellent 8.0
Pros: Clean, comfortable, liked the coffee station on floor
Cons: I would have liked mor hot water for shower, and would have liked use of pool that was being renovated.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: The staff was unbelievable. We stayed one night during the covid19 shut down and were greeted by such warm, and accommodating people. We were helped in every possible way
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Expected quality of Martiott
Cons: No
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Perfect place to stay for early morning or late arriving flights. Just moments from the airport.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Very helpful and kind front desk staff
Excellent 10.0
Pros: It was so clean and modern.
Cons: We had to leave early and didn’t have time for breakfast that came with our room. It looked wonderful.
Good 6.0
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.
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Neighborhood, close to the airport.
Cons: The breakfast was good but too expensive.
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela - Alajuela
Rated #6
8.8
Excellent 8.8
Based on 492 reviews
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Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
9.0
Location
8.5
Services
8.7
Staff
8.9
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 355 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
9.0
Location
8.5
Services
8.7
Staff
8.9

Excellent 10.0
Pros: Airport proximity (20 mins). Facilities are very clean and appealing. Great Breakfast and friendly staff.
Excellent 9.4
Pros: Very Nice people at the front desk. Clean and very large room .
Cons: Coulis not use the pool...too much windy that day.
Excellent 8.0
Pros: The large rooms and bathrooms
Good 7.9
Pros: The style and the restaurant were great. Rather than a soulless airport hotel this has great character
Cons: The pool area needed better maintenance- it was dirty and disheveled !! A pit as everywhere else was so well cared for
Good 7.9
Pros: Great restaurant on site with exceptional stake
Cons: N/a
Excellent 8.8
Pros: The staff and food was EXCELLENT! They went out of their way to arrange a rental car agency to come to the hotel and pick up our group. The food at the steakhouse was excellent as well as the breakfast the next morning. We arrived late after our flight and only stayed one night so I can’t speak about the location much, but it was far enough away from the airport that you will not be disturbed by airplanes coming or going. I would recommend this stay to others.
Cons: The beds were a bit more firm than we are accustomed to.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: The hotel is very pretty and very clean. The girl at the front desk- checked in around 6ish on Monday, 8/15, Mother's Day in CR,.-wish I gotten her name- was phenomenal, welcoming, great smile and very helpful in getting three tired girls just off the bus from Quepos, situated. Helped us finding food and info on transportation next day for airport. Also brought some items we needed for the room. She was again there in the am, if she worked a double shit, she is super woman! Give her a raise! I'd gladly stay again if I'm in San Jose ever again!
Cons: Remote didn't work but fronted attendant brought batteries promptly. Shower gel dispenser was broken and laying on sink counter, not a biggies, just feedback. Restaurant closed early, we had just arrived and been looking forward to eat there, only two options for delivery were pizza, and chicken places, regretably we picked pizza, but hey we ate.
El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel & Steakhouse - San Antonio (Heredia)
Rated #7
8.8
Excellent 8.8
Based on 355 reviews
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Reviews

Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
9.0
Location
9.1
Services
8.6
Staff
8.9
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 1,044 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
9.0
Location
9.1
Services
8.6
Staff
8.9

Okay 5.0
Pros: Great location. Friendly staff.
Cons: Missing basic room supplies. Shower dangerous in design - left pools of water on bathroom floor. Included breakfast was meager and not kept well supplied, unlike past years we have stayed here. Room decor stark and room echos.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Mattress, pillows, cleanliness, wifi, breakfast buffet, and friendly staff.
Cons: Wished they sold wine in their store as they do beer.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: The hotel is very close to airport so great for coming in late or leaving early. Good breakfast and rooms are spacious and very clean. Hotel staff very welcoming.
Excellent 8.3
Pros: Everything about this now premium travel hotel is fantastic. Expensive but everything you need as a transit hotel.
Cons: Have stayed many tines, but unfortunately last night the first I have been addressed by a sour, unfriendly and frankly rude female receptionist. Shame on her. Really put a negative stamp on my stay.
Good 6.0
Pros: Close to airport
Cons: Small breakfast, not very local
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Amazingly helpful staff. The shuttle was continually running and prompt. I had a hard time ordering pizza for delivery using Uber eats due to language. Staff helped me so it and was patient and smiled the whole time! Felt completely safe as woman traveling solo.
Cons: Could’ve had coffee out for those early flights. Not the full breakfast, but just the coffee station would be nice.
Excellent 8.0
Pros: Location near airport
Good 7.0
Pros: Spacious and very nice rooms , provision of 24 hour coffee and good breakfast
Cons: There was only one issue, there were two large beds in room , unfortunately when I pulled back covers on one bed there was a clump of human hair which was not very nice. I reported this to the cleaning manager who promptly attended and was very apologetic, and said he would investigate issue.
Good 7.0
Pros: Close to airport
Cons: Under remodeling and noises from jackhammer
Good 7.9
Pros: Near airport
Cons: Staff was excellent. Hotel nice but more than twice as expensive as a similar hotel I stayed at in San Jose a week earlier which had slightly better facilities and a better breakfast.
Good 7.0
Pros: Clean, good location
Cons: We asked for quiet room and ended up by elevator that made noises each time it was used.
Excellent 10.0
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.
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport - Alajuela
Rated #8
8.7
Excellent 8.7
Based on 1,044 reviews
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Reviews

Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
8.9
Location
9.2
Services
8.6
Staff
9.2
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 866 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
8.9
Location
9.2
Services
8.6
Staff
9.2

Okay 4.0
Cons: Much too expansive for the service provided
Excellent 9.0
Cons: A small fridge would be welcome.
Excellent 10.0
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.
Excellent 8.0
Pros: The bed was so comfortable, pillows perfect for us. Everything was clean. Pool was clean with lots of towels, seating. Staff very accommodating. Nice end to our vacation
Cons: The room door tended to slam shut if you weren't careful when letting the door close. This was for all the rooms so ended up hearing a few loud bangs over the course of our stay. But I think it may be necessary for security to ensure the doors closed behind clients
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Location
Cons: No
Excellent 10.0
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.
Excellent 8.0
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.
Excellent 8.0
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.
Good 6.8
Cons: Bill was mixed up & Never did get our points
Excellent 8.0
Pros: Very nice and clean facility. Located near the airport and connected to Denny’s restaurant that serves tasty, even if expensive meals. Very good breakfast and helpful staff.
Cons: Thee hotel needs to work on safety standards at breakfast.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Everything.......Thank you!
Cons: not applicable
Excellent 8.0
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.
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport - Alajuela
Rated #9
8.7
Excellent 8.7
Based on 866 reviews
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Reviews

Cleanliness
8.8
Comfort
8.6
Location
8.7
Services
8.5
Staff
9.2
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 703 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Comfort
8.6
Location
8.7
Services
8.5
Staff
9.2

Excellent 9.1
Pros: The place is beautiful. Clean. Close to airport. Had shuttle that will pick you up at airport. Has a restaurant/bar. Beautiful pool. Perfect place to rest after & before traveling.
Cons: There wasn't anything I didn't like. But it is in a neighborhood that I was not prepared for when in your mind your coming to paradise Costa Rica. It is in the middle of a city neighborhood.
Excellent 8.5
Pros: Close to airport, and car rental locations, friendly staff, and hotel nice and clean. Excellent, efficient and convenient shuttle service for both car rental return and ride to airport. Was very nice to not have to worry about any of the transportation. The closed in compound creates a nice, oasis feel in a dense urban area. Would stay here again first or last night. Close to Alejuela and convenient drive to Poas Volcano and views of San Jose.
Cons: Very small room for 2 adults and 2 kids trying to pack up after a lovely vacation. Bed “and breakfast” usually means breakfast is included and not just available, but was the second time we noticed this in Costa Rica. So just be aware of this trend if you are on a tight budget. Still would recommend this spot for its location, friendliness and cleanliness.
Excellent 9.0
Pros: I had an early morning flight and needed to leave for the airport at 4:00 am. Shuttle still available and so helpful!
Cons: I like everything about this property!
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Room was super clean, bed comfy. Though near a fairly busy street, there was almost no street noise. Entire place (including parking lot ) fenced with a security guard at the entrance monitoring who comes and goes. Excellent restaurant right there so you don't have to go searching. Included breakfast was yummy. When we had to be at the airport super early they gave us a box breakfast to take along. My favorite part: the tropical landscaping was gorgeous!
Excellent 9.0
Cons: Really appreciate the hospitality of this lovely boutique hotel. Gardens are beautiful. Restaurant very nice too.
Excellent 8.8
Pros: Free airport shuttle 24/7
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Great location, with a free shuttle to airport. Restaurant serves unbelievable meals. They are very accommodating. Not a whole lot to do in area though.
Mediocre 2.0
Cons: Upon traveling by bus all day to San Jose for my flight out the next morning, I get to the airport to call for my hotel shuttle... and am told there are no rooms for me, the hotel was overbooked. It's 8pm and I'm tired and hungry - the receptionist tells me to come to the hotel through their shuttle and they'll help me find another room. After waiting longer than she said it would take, the shuttle finally arrives and takes me to La Riviera. The lady at the front desk is nice and tells me that they've gotten me a room at comparable hotel right behind theirs. By the time I am finally shuttled over there and checked into my room it is nearly 10pm - too late for me to mess with any other arrangements for a room upon discovering that the room is NOT comparable in any way!! La Riviera looked nice with AC, flatscreen TV, a pool, free breakfast, style... my 'comparable' room, which was two dollars more even, was a hole-in-the-wall hotel down pretty much an alley. The room was a mess with multiple beds (one a bunk bed), AC or TV didn't work - it was a local family room - and no offense to that, but it was a room I'd NEVER pay $70 in Costa Rica for! I signed up to pay that amount for a nice, classy looking room in a hotel with gardens and ambiance! I felt taken advantage of and ripped off, and upon expressing this to the lady at the new hotel was met with nothing but the offer to find another room. Really?! It was too late and I was exhausted!! I wish either Kayak or La Riviera wouldn't have overbooked their rooms OR the lady would have been honest about the 'comparable' room so I could have found another at the airport before being shuttled to their nook in the huge city and essentially locked in at a late hour. This hotel looked super nice, it's a shame! I would never stay here though because of this experience.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: My sister and I only needed a place to stay for the night with easy access to the airport and this was it! The grounds were SO cute with a great view, a pool, an outside space to chill and watch the sunset. Even cuter in person. The room was standard (tv had no English channels, but that's fair
Poor 1.0
Pros: Front desk staff nice. Free shuttle to the airport. Just a couple blocks from the LDS Temple.
Cons: Ants in the bathroom and room near bed, worn out sheets, filthy floors, bathroom only stocked with two bath towels (no face cloths or hand towels or shower mats). Safe very old model never seen before and no instructions to use. No chairs on balcony to use with the table. Generally dirty room, but the housekeeper tip envelope was present.
Excellent 8.0
Pros: Close to the airport but you need a car and Waze (or maps.me) to get there. The refreshing pool. Nice breakfast especially if you take the Costa Rica style breakfast. Nice and friendly host (Gaby) who helped us by getting around with the rental car company and other organizational stuff during the Corona situation. Potable tap water that you don't need bottled water. Free coffee in the room. Walking distance to decent shopping mall a little bit (1 km) to the North.
Cons: Price for bottled water, rather high price for beer (and only payable in USD)
Excellent 8.0
Pros: I stayed here for 1 night before going on to Jaco. Nice restaurant. Staff very friendly! Esteban at the front desk was very welcoming. Good value for the money! Shuttle from the hotel really helpful!
Cons: N/A
La Riviera Hotel Bed and Breakfast - Heredia
Rated #10
8.7
Excellent 8.7
Based on 703 reviews
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Reviews

Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.4
Location
8.5
Services
8.4
Staff
9.2
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 383 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.4
Location
8.5
Services
8.4
Staff
9.2

Excellent 8.0
Pros: The was cozy clean and comfortable.
Good 7.9
Pros: Close proximity to the airport, good kitchen and eating options nearby, staff were very nice.
Cons: The room I was given had only mosquito nets on the ceiling and no window which meant that it was very noisy in the room when people passed, used the kitchen or went up the very creaky stairs. Before an early flight this was not at all ideal and I wouldn’t have stayed here if I had known.
Excellent 8.0
Pros: Good location. Close to airport and city center. The place is very clean. Good kitchen.
Cons: The house is a bit noisy, other guests can be heard at night. Check-in could be smoother. Staff speaks limited English.
Okay 5.4
Pros: The location is 3 min. with the UBER to the Airport. Cost 1300 cólones/$2,-!
Cons: They said is with a private bathroom but there are only shared bathrooms and located outside the room. And are not clean. The walls are thin. You can hear everything. Miguel is helpful and kind.
Okay 4.0
Pros: The people were very friendly
Cons: The location was sketchy. No parking and not safe to leave a rental car outside. I would not recommend the location for more than one night. Not a place to stay and hang out around the area.
Good 7.0
Pros: A pleasant clean place to stay near the airport. The owners really try to make it the sort of place they would like to stay in. Well equipped large kitchen, free tea and coffee, great atmosphere. Location great for taxi to and from airport, but not that good for access to city or local sights. Very good little guide book provided with places to eat, local markets etc, written by owners. Everything in Casa Lapa well organized and labelled in three languages.
Cons: The mosquitos in our room kept us awake. Really had a negative impact on our stay. Even with the fan running all night (and it had a timer to turn it off after a couple of hours) and sleeping under the sheet we got bitten a lot. The Casa Lapa taxi to airport is quite expensive at USD8 - we got a taxi from airport to Casa Lapa for 2500 CRC or a little over USD4. But... the driver is super reliable and maybe that is worth the extra when you have to catch an early flight. WiFi was pretty slow at best.
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Communication: I liked the guest book describing where to go, internet password was easily accessible. Instructions on meeting up, going in and out were clear.
Cons: The area of town is very busy, and I didn't feel too comfortable walking at night.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: The commutation was excellent. The location very close to the airport in a very safe neighborhood. It was very clean and the bed was comfortable. I would stay again.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Beautiful property! The hosts were very kind & accommodating. Very modern design and amenities, including a full kitchen with utensils available for use and good working shower with hot water. It also had a great working air conditioner. The beds and pillows were very comfortable, which I’ve found to be quite a commodity in Costa Rica. They had adequate parking spaces within the property, that is protected by a big gate in the front. You must open and close the gate upon entering and leaving, that made us feel quite safe, especially with our rental car. The property had a few dogs and cats, and even chickens, which we really enjoyed seeing whenever we would go outside. The yard itself was nice, with a few shaded spots to enjoy. Overall a great stay, would definitely come again!
Cons: There was nothing that we disliked about the place!
Guesthouse Casa Lapa - Alajuela
Rated #11
8.6
Excellent 8.6
Based on 383 reviews
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Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.4
Location
8.9
Services
8.1
Staff
9.6
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 317 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.4
Location
8.9
Services
8.1
Staff
9.6

Excellent 9.0
Pros: The staff was very, very friendly!! They helped me with setting up my travel to the next location, writing down the bus stations I had to go to and so on. They all speak English very well and were so helpful and friendly. I have had a great stay and will for sure recommend Hotel Casa Tago.
Cons: Nothing. The town itself is probably not very exciting, but it is a great location to stay just before or after your flight.
Excellent 8.0
Pros: We felt welcome and were very attentive
Cons: Our room was by the side of a busy road so it ended being a bit noisy next time will request a room in the back
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Very good breakfast.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Amazing staff and breakfast. We arrived late because of a delay, and they woke up to get us settled. They even made breakfast for us even though it was over and it was the simplest, yet amazing breakfast.
Cons: Nothing. An amazing place to stay.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: People are great, very friendly and helpful
Cons: Nothing
Good 7.5
Pros: A basic property with all the essentials. The wonderful staff make it feel like home!
Excellent 10.0
Pros: One of the best welcome I received in the Costa Rica, all the team of this hotel was so so nice!
Excellent 9.6
Pros: Nearby airport and very friendly staff.
Cons: Het zwembad was in onderhoud.
Good 7.0
Pros: Considering all budget accommodations in Costa Rica, this hotel was very clean and reasonably quiet (you could still hear motorcycles passing by, common in Costa Rica). The mattress was decent (rare in Costa Rica). The breakfast was reasonable considering the price of the hotel, with fresh coffee, eggs, gallo pinto, bread, fresh fruit, and fresh fruit. They could be a bit more generous with the amount of eggs and gallon pinto (we were serve about i tablespoon of each). Recommended due to its proximity to the airport, price, and cleanness. The front desk attendant was very nice.
Cons: The shower offered low pressure, lukewarm water (common in Costa Rica).
Hotel Casa Tago - Alajuela
Rated #12
8.6
Excellent 8.6
Based on 317 reviews
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Cleanliness
9.5
Comfort
8.8
Location
8.9
Services
8.9
Staff
9.7
Overall 9.1 Excellent
Based on 28 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Comfort
8.8
Location
8.9
Services
8.9
Staff
9.7

Excellent 10.0
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
Excellent 10.0
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.
Excellent 8.8
Pros: Garden and staff
Cons: Could have had air conditioning
Excellent 8.3
Pros: The grounds and buildings were a nice oasis in the middle of a busy area. It was very convenient to the airport. The staff were great!
Cons: The bed creaked when we moved.
Excellent 9.6
Pros: The property is beautiful and the staff are amazingly helpful. It feels like you are in the middle of a remote jungle, and then you remember you are only 5 minutes from the airport. A few times a day the airplanes fky overhead and remind you of that, but a small price to pay for such convenience on a beautiful property.
Cons: My only complaint was the beds weren't very comfortable, and the pillows. But everything else was great. A little slice of paradise right next to the airport.
Excellent 9.6
Pros: It is a quiet oasis close to SJO airport, staff is very friendly and there is a huge veranda to sit and drink coffe under
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Drinks on the veranda. Tortilla chips were fried when we ordered them and the guacamole was freshly made. Delicious!
Cons: We left our balcony door open to listen to the nearby river, but could also here the planes taking off at the airport.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Wonderful place. Plan to return.
Trapp Family Country Inn - Alajuela
Rated #13
9.1
Excellent 9.1
Based on 28 reviews
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Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Location
8.4
Services
8.5
Staff
9.7
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 206 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Location
8.4
Services
8.5
Staff
9.7

Excellent 9.0
Pros: Our hosts were very accommodating - they helped us with cabs / a place to store our luggage while waiting or our flight home. Great suggestions for places to eat - which were just a short distance from their location. Very close to airport, but he one downfall was was located in the the planes flight path, so just a wee bit noisy, but overall our experience was very wonderful. Loved the yard and all it had to offer.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Very conscientious about keeping clients safe with sterilization, etc. The property is a small oasis with beautiful gardens. Hosts were very friendly and helpful.
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Very good choice to be near the airport. Flor and Peter make sure all your needs are met. They arranged an early morning transport to the airport which is only 10 minutes away (5 when no traffic). There is loud noise from road and airport, but this is a given being so close to the airport. Just wear earplugs which Flor provides. Very clean and well maintained. Kitchenette is in every room if you want to make a small meal, but Denny's and a chicken place is a short walk away. All the car rental places are close by. This is our second stay at this hotel.
Cons: Cable t.v. had very bad reception in our room, might be a temporary problem.
Good 7.0
Pros: Charming and welcoming host. The location was noisy, but convenient to get an early taxi to the airport. It was not far from a car hire area by the Hilton, so we could walk back. Facilities were fine. The kitchen area in the room was a bit dated but we didn't really use it and we had a packed breakfast in the morning. Room was spacious and the bed large and comfortable. There is a shared outside cooking and social area, although not being used when we were there. I liked the collection of chilli pepper varieties in the tiny garden!
Cons: It's under the flight path to the nearby airport and next to a busy road which has incessant traffic day and night. It is difficult to get off the road and into the property as it's straight out of manic traffic, hard right across the pavement and you need the host to be there to open the gate or you will be stuck blocking traffic.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Loved the place being so close to the airport. Service was very friendly and staff was very helpful in making arrangements
Excellent 9.0
Pros: I loved that they paid for our taxi upon arrival and how warmly they greeted us even in the early morning hours.
Good 7.5
Pros: Friendly welcome and large comfortable room
Cons: Close to airport flight path so you do get the occasional loud jet overhead but not many of them . The hotel offers earplugs!
Good 7.0
Pros: Very helpful and friendly staff, such a warm welcome. Lovely little breakfast area. Very close to airport...
Cons: ...the accommodation is in the flight path of the nearby international airport. To be fair, with the provided ear plugs I slept very well however some may prefer to book somewhere that doesn't need them.
Excellent 10.0
Pros: Close to the airport, easy to find, very helpful, good breakfast, good system for cold drinks at any time. They kept our luggage all day for us when we had an evening flight and gave us clear instructions on public transportation into the city.
Cons: Nothing
Dos Palmas Studio Apartments - Alajuela
Rated #14
8.6
Excellent 8.6
Based on 206 reviews
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Reviews

Cleanliness
8.0
Comfort
7.6
Location
8.8
Services
7.6
Staff
9.2
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 585 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Comfort
7.6
Location
8.8
Services
7.6
Staff
9.2

Excellent 10.0
Pros: Great
Excellent 8.0
Pros: Price and attitude!
Cons: Bfast little poor, but cant expect more for the price.
Excellent 9.0
Pros: Breakfast
Good 7.1
Pros: The staff tried quite hard to be attentive and responsive. The location near the main airport is excellent, as is the transport to and from.
Cons: The rooms are subpar Motel 6 kind of rooms. Functional, but little more. The breakfast is also uninspired, but functional.
Excellent 9.6
Pros: The staff was very nice and helpful. They are on time for breakfast and shuttle. The breakfast was great just in my little terrasse
Good 7.0
Pros: The transport to the airport is nice and fast. Staff was very kind and helpful, breakfast was ok.
Cons: Room could be a little brighter, and more modern.
Good 6.2
Pros: Close to the airport, provided free transportation
Cons: It was a little dirty.
Excellent 8.5
Pros: Just a great place to stay close to the airport. If your driving it just a left off the main road and turn left and its down on the corner or to the end and left and left then down on the corner
Excellent 8.0
Pros: nice breakfast served outside your room on the patio. very close to the airport. management is very kind. The place is clean but sparse but you cannot beat the price. Definitely worth it.
Cons: lack of refrigerator as we booked the apartment.
Melrost Airport Bed & Breakfast - Alajuela
Rated #15
8.1
Excellent 8.1
Based on 585 reviews
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