A great choice for a stay in Alajuela, Xandari Resort And Spa features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 28 per person. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or body scrubs, and international cuisine is served at Xandari, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 3 outdoor pools and a bar/lounge, and rooms at this romantic resort get the details right with premium bedding and bathrobes.
Tiriguro Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 60.00 per vehicle one-way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 7 AM and 8:30 AM. Rooms feature bonuses like refrigerators and microwaves.
Pros: The staff was very helpful and courteous. The restaurant had excellent service and fresh foods. The room and view were spectacular both day and night. The pool area was beautiful. Santa Ana is a nice location and Alta Hotel is one of the best jewels in Santa Ana.
Placing you within a 15-minute drive of Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and Museum of Costa Rican Art, Hotel Alta Las Palomas offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 20000 per vehicle. Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages or reflexology, and Mediterranean cuisine is served at La Luz, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace are other highlights, and rooms at this romantic hotel offer up nice touches like iPod docks, rainfall showerheads, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets.
Enjoy your visit to San Rafael de Heredia with a stay at Hotel Chalet Tirol. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Los Tiroleses, which serves French cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's also a garden, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and room service.
Pros: Very nice & clean rooms. Beautiful views! Nice staff and great food served!
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!
Surrounded by gardens, B&B Hotel Vista Linda Montaña offers wonderful mountain views, free Wi-Fi and bright, colorful 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 upon request. Hotel Vista Linda Montaña is 12 miles from central San José. The Poas Volcano National Park is a 30-minute drive away. Free parking can be found nearby, and airport transportation can be arranged upon request.
Pros: Very friendly staff at desk who took time to check me in when they could not find my reservation. Maybe issue with online company I booked through but they still honored my rate.
Cons: Some issues with the hot water at sink and shower. Was either scalding hot or cold. Hard to tune. Not a deal breaker at all though
Pros: Everything about the hotel was just perfect. It was right down the street from airport and the shuttle takes you there every 30 minutes.
Cons: I had family staying on another floor and the elevator only allows you to go to your floor. Good security but too good I guess
Pros: Location near the airport is its main advantage. Inside is peaceful, clean, modern, and comfortable. Front desk staff gave some great advice including that we return our rental car the night before our early-morning flight, and that the rental car shuttle would bring us back to the hotel. This was the best idea and greatly simplified our morning of departure. The hotel shuttle to the airport was quick and efficient.
Cons: The pool is tiny, and tucked away in a back corner. The cafe/restaurant in the lobby is modern and inviting with a great looking menu, however, our waitress was the slowest on the planet. Every step took about 5 times longer than it should have. Even when we finally caught her eye (the place was 90 percent empty at the time), and indicated that we wanted the bill, she took another 10 minutes to finish sorting cutlery before coming over and putting us out of our misery. The food was good, but the service was terrible.
Pros: Great time at the hotel. Modern, clean, easy to access from the airport.
Cons: No complaints at all
Pros: Close to airport, affordable, queen-sized beds, big enoigh for 4 adults
Cons: Some of the staff wasn't the friendliest, but no one was rude. They were all informative. No complaints!
Pros: Close to airport. Great front desk staff.
Pros: Very close to the airport and a free shuttle every 1/2 hour. A good first or last night stay. 6-7 restaurants right across the parking lot.
Pros: The price for one night was amazing, and the location to the airport was really convenient. If I had a layover in San Jose - Alajuela I would definitely stay there again.
Cons: Continental Breakfast was not included with the deal I got on Kayak.
Pros: El hotel es.bonito
Cons: El servicio es pesimo
Pros: Location, close to the airport and has restaurants available for those arriving in the evening
Discover the perfect blend of comfort and convenience at Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela. Just 2 miles from Juan Santamaria International Airport, our hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to make your commute a breeze. Other nearby destinations include the sprawling City Mall, stunning Poas Volcano and colorful town of Sarchi, known for its intricate artisanal crafts. After exploring the area, make yourself at home in our stylish rooms featuring thick mattresses, soft linens and plush comforters. Complimentary Wi-Fi and large work desks are also included for corporate travelers staying busy. Start your day with breakfast from Centro, then return in the evening for international fare paired with your favorite cocktail, beer or wine. During downtime, visit our fitness center boasting cardio machines with built-in TVs, or opt for a dip in our outdoor pool. Whether traveling for work or play, Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela will make your stay a success.
Cons: Rooms we're smelly, room carpet and bathroom floor sticky
Restroom exhaust fan did not work. Las Year Ibstayed here and had the same experience.
Pros: Convenient for flying in and out of airport. comfortable room and beds.
Pros: The swimming pool and lounge area. coffee in the lobby along with apples
Cons: jets flying overhead - unavoidable result of being convenient to the airport
Pros: Wonderful place to stay! Staff was helpful, friendly and professional. Hotel was very clean, and the room met all of our expectations. Shuttle service to the airport was fantastic. The driver was friendly and helpful with our bags and such. Great place to stay!
Pros: It was clean and comfortable. Convenient to the airport with shuttle. Nearby restaurants, too.
Pros: The hotel was convenient to the airport, with great staff and a good breakfast. The room was neat and tidy.
Cons: However, the shower needed an update and shower head didn't work properly,
Pros: Room was comfortable, little convenience mart was great, and free shuttle service to the airport was very helpful.
Cons: Staff member checking me out in the morning was extremely rude, and did not treat me like a guest. She then proceeded to treat the male guest behind me with actual etiquette ~ not sure why it's that difficult to remain consistently polite.
Pros: Breakfast was good, the free airport shuttle was the kicker.
Cons: A/C was a luxury, but too much of a good thing. Ended up in pants and a jacket during breakfast.
Pros: I liked the shuttle and the breakfast in the morning was pretty good. Room was comfortable and clean and front desk was helpful. Close to a casino and that was fun to do. We just stayed here to catch our early morning flight back to LA.
Pros: Friendly staff, clean, convenient for transition in or out of country. Five minutes from airport. Pay departure tax at Greyline. Across from casino.
Cons: Little tough to get to if driving self. Exit off highway is odd. Exit left, then turn left and immediate right into holiday inn and continue to Hampton.
Pros: The location is excellent for those arriving or departing San Jose airport. I had rented a car from one of the rental car companies across the parking lot so it was very convenient to drop off the car and walk over to the hotel.
Cons: I had hoped to pay my departure tax but didn't realize that it was only available until 4:00PM. One person at the desk told me he could do it later, but when I checked again at around 6:00PM I was told the system wouldn't allow it. There aren't a lot of options for food nearby.
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!
Pros: The art was very interesting and we would have enjoyed staying for two or three days
The staff was very nice, the entire facility is very clean, and the breakfast was very good.
Cons: Shower has low water pressure
Pros: The whole hotel was very clean and staff were friendly. The restaurant was delicious for breakfast.
Pros: Decor and art work is very upscale, great price, exceptional clean and modern. The bathroom has glassware not paper or plastic cups, blow dryer and nice towels. The coffee for a hotel was phenomenal. The bed was extremely comfortable. Was very quiet, and TV had great chanel options for English speaking and sports. The breakfast was outstanding.
Cons: No transferse available. I needed a transfer.
No microwave or bath robe. But didn't need it anyway.
Pros: Top notch staff in the hotel and restaurant. The art is simply beautiful and the facilities are brand new and luxurious. I think they are setting the pace for luxury in the San Jose area.
Cons: If you don't drive, which is absolutely frightening in San Jose, you will be limited on things to do around the hotel. But if it's for a couple nights or a meeting this place is very nice!
Pros: Amazing service, greeted us with fruit juice and snacks. Front desk was so helpful and kind. Will definitely stay here again.
Placing you within a 15-minute drive of Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and Museum of Costa Rican Art, Studio Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 18000 per vehicle. Guests can indulge in massages, and Katowa Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 2 bars/lounges and an outdoor pool are other highlights at this upscale hotel, and rooms offer up nice touches like iPod docks and rainfall showerheads.
Pros: The ambiance!
Tropical/lush greenery and colors. Beautiful pool. Excellent food.
We were at the hotel just one night before a trip to the Panama Canal. Wish we could have stayed several days.
Pros: The staff was very helpful and extremely courteous. The layout and decor was top notch and the amenities are amazing. I can't say enough about this place. I'm definitely coming back.
Pros: The hotel and amenities itself were great and so was most of the staff. We really enjoyed the pool, Antigua restaurant, views, driving range, fitness center and proximity to the airport.
Cons: Though the majority of the staff were great, there were three incidents during our 5 night stay that really disappointed us. Two were in the executive lounge. I won't bore you with the gentleman who lied to us on Friday evening about the actual prices of the wine on their menu. Nice guy and I actually gave him a $10.00 cash tip and he turned around and charged us double than what he told us he would.
On Sunday March, 29th, 2015 we showed up at the executive lounge around 5:20 (It supposedly opened for drinks and light food at 5:00). The young lady working in the lounge hadn't put any of the food out yet. No problem, we weren't there for the food, we wanted a glass of wine and perhaps a few crackers and cheese. She told us we would have to wait for a drink until she put all the food out. Again, no problem. There was another family in the lounge and no one else was in the joint. She served them drinks after we arrived and asked for drinks but was told we had to wait. Okay, still no problem, perhaps they arrived at 5:00 and she thought they had waited too long and wanted to make it up to them. We sat there for 20-25 minutes while this lady and one helper slowly put the food out. During this time, several people arrived and were waiting for service as well. I assumed that when she was ready to start serving drinks, she would take ours first as we had been there the longest without being served. Nope, she started serving tables that just arrived while we were going on sitting in this small lounge for a half hour by now. I had to say something at this point and she just said, "I have many things on my mind". You would think at this point that she would come over to our table, apologize for the lengthy wait and take our order. Nope, she disappeared in the back room and 5 minutes later sends her helper to take our order. We ordered the large glasses of wine and he brought us over the small glasses (considerable price difference between the two) and then proceeds to charge us for the large ones. At this time I asked to speak with the hotel manager. Long story short, he came up, apologized and said the drinks were on him. Classy move by management but this young lady never once came over and apologized for her defensive, incompetent and lousy service. We actually stayed there for a while and she never once came over to our table. I would have fired this sniveling inept employee on the spot....
Later, we put our son on one of the hotel vans that compete with the local cab service out front to go back to the college he's currently attending in San Jose. I told the guy at the front desk to add the charge to our room which he gladly did. I saw him asking the van driver who works for the Marriott for an invoice and handed it to me. The charge was $35.00 and I knew that was accurate because that's the same amount we were charged when we took the same ride 2 days earlier. I found out last night that the driver charged my son on arrival the full fare again.
Pros: Beautiful hotel with some real charm. Staff was first class. Gift shop and cafe are open 24hrs which is a great touch to grab a hot meal anytime. Views are wonderful.
Cons: Restaurants were too expensive for the area. Since there is nothing within walking distance, and traffic is so bad in the afternoon, they have a captive audience - feels like they're taking advantage of it.
Pros: Carolina at the front desk was wonderful. Patient, helpful and pleasant.
Cons: When we arrived our Kayak booking had not been arranged by Kayak. It took almost an hour on the phone to get things straightened out.
Pros: Clean and staff was very friendly.
Cons: They charge for internet in the room but not by the pool. I think in the level of a hotel internet should be included in the room. Also should include at least a bottle of water or two in the room at no extra charge.
They also need more staff at the breakfast buffet on the weekend, long line for the eggs and had to ask to have potato and bacon refilled.
Pros: beautiful building and grounds
Cons: actual room was a bit shabby, dirty. no fridge, tv didnt work, ac wouldnt turn off, even alarm clock didnt work, strange knocking sound coming from bathroom, and very loud in hall.
Pros: Beautiful hotel
Cons: Internet was extra
With striking architecture and impeccably designed accommodation, the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose provides a magical backdrop for your visit. Rated one of the best hotels in Central America by Condé Nast, our hacienda resort is nestled within a 30-acre coffee plantation, effortlessly combining colonial splendor with a very modern sensibility. Make yourself at home in one of our sophisticated rooms and suites, which boast pillow top bedding, high-speed internet and 24-hour room service. Many of our rooms offer views of the mountains or the San Jose skyline. Additional resort amenities include two outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center and well-lit tennis courts. Dine in style in one of our several on-site restaurants, or plan the perfect event in our expansive indoor and outdoor venue space. And take time to explore during your visit; we offer close proximity to rainforest excursions, canopy zip line tours and much more. We can't wait to welcome you to the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose.
Pros: The hotel has a boutique feel to it but everything is also clean and in very good condition unlike some other rustic/boutique hotels I've stayed at. It's located on a hillside and has amazing views in all 4 directions. Great outdoor seating options and a nice pool. Also a lovely indoor lounge with fireplace and a quaint restaurant and bar. The rooms and bed were huge too, I was completely shocked at how nice it was for the minimal price I paid for a weeknight stay. The staff was also extremely friendly and helpful, even helped me print my boarding pass before checking out. Would definitely stay here again!
Cons: Honestly can't think of anything I didn't like about this place.
Hotel Posada Canal Grande offers an airport shuttle for CRC 16200 per vehicle one way. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this Victorian hotel include a sauna, a terrace, and a garden.
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.
Located just 4.4 mi (7.2 km) from the airport, La Riviera Hotel Bed and Breakfast offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Restaurante Riviera, which serves fusion cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a terrace are other highlights, and rooms offer balconies or patios and LCD TVs.
Pros: The staff was great. The hotel is 5 minutes from the airport.
Pros: Great breakfast and peter was very helpfull
Cons: They were to arrange transport from airport and never did
Vida Tropical Bed and Breakfast is in a quiet residential part of Alajuela, just 5 minutes’ drive from San José Airport. It offers free parking, 24-hour reception and a free Wi-Fi zone. Brightly decorated rooms at the Vida Tropical come with a fan. Some have a private bathroom with a shower and toiletries. A hairdryer and an iron can be requested at reception. There is a terrace with sofas and a hammock, where guests can relax. An extensive library of tour guide books and novels is provided.Yoga mats are also available. Breakfast including seasonal fruits, toasts, bar, cereal, eggs and omelettes is available and guests can use the kitchen and fridge. There is an honesty bar for beer, water and soft drinks. Many restaurants can be found nearby and several deliver. Luggage storage and a laundry service are offered. You can hire a car from the tour desk and an airport shuttle service is provided by the 24-hour front desk for a supplement. Buses to San José stop nearby.
Pros: The view and the ambiance. Liked that it only had a few rooms so it never seemed crowded. Amazing location if looking to visit Poas in the morning.
Poas Lodge puts you within a 15-minute drive of La Paz Waterfall Gardens and offers an airport shuttle during limited hours for CRC 30,000.00 per vehicle. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Poas Lodge, which serves regional cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Nice touches like Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, and down comforters are offered up in all rooms.
Pros: We stay here about once every three months and it's always great. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Great location. Clean.
Cons: Breakfast used to be so good, but it seems that they've cut the breakfast budget and it's really lacking now. Even the cheaper yogurt brand they've switched to tastes awful.
Pros: Excellent, super helpful staff
Cons: room service food was awful (completely raw burger, as if if was just shaped and put onto the bun, not cooked at all, when asked for medium)
Fish fingers super dry, no flavor
breakfast buffet pancakes put me in the bathroom for a while
Pros: great staff, good breakfast
Cons: room was not as clean as usual (we stay here often)
Pros: Nice place
Pros: we liked the location, close to shops and restaurants, overall a good experience. Very clean and comfortable.
Cons: Restaurant was under staffed, slow and inattentive.
Several guests left their tables without receiving a check after waiting for long periods of time. Food was average.
Pros: Great place to stay! The continental breakfast was good, loved the fact they had a 24 hour gym and nice pool. Quick taxi service.
Cons: Not much scenery.
Pros: The hotel is new, immaculate in all respects with no detail overlooked.
The staff are all cordial and professional. I especially would like to recognize Daniela, Alexia and Luis at the front, Phillipe in the dining room and especially Marvin who drove us on the two occasions we stayed there, the first for 3 nights, the second being the last prior to catching an early morning flight. Thanks also to those who are so often overlooked in cleaning the rooms who made us feel like we were the first to use them.
Cons: not being able to stay longer.
Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu is located in an exclusive area of San Rafael Escazu, 20 minutes from Juan Santa Maria International Airport. Near to many corporate centers, shopping, entertainment, dining areas and free shuttle service to local commercial malls. The hotel offers high speed WIFI Internet access in all property; our exclusive soundproof windows will assure a comfortable stay. Its 5 meeting rooms are conveniently equipped for the most demanding business meetings. You can swim or relax in our 20 meter long indoor temperate pool, Jacuzzi or exercise in our fully equipped gym. Whether you're travelling on business or your trip is purely for pleasure, the Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu is one of the best options in the area.
Pros: Overall, everything was great. Location is perfect for flying to the airport. Staff was very helpful and really wants to help you! Room was comfortable and clean. 24 hour shuttle was awesome! Great value for the money. For those who arrive at off hours there is a Denny's close by.
Cons: Our only negative was the breakfast which was very processed (e.g. scrambled eggs were bland) and not enough variety for the cost of that hotel.
Pros: Came in on a late flight to San Jose and stopped off at the Holiday Inn Express for a night before jumping off into the Costa Rican countryside in the morning. For this purpose it did exactly what it needed to do. Shuttle bus that picked up at the airport was a plus.
Cons: A little bit pricey for what you get but not acceptable for one night. The breakfast options were pretty basic but in their defense they were a typical Costa Rican style (gallo pinto, eggs, coffee, and some fresh fruits). Traffic at the intersection in front of the hotel can be horrific so keep that in mind if you will be driving. Also, keep an eye out for the shuttle bus that comes around outside of the arrivals area and stops close to the taxi stand. A "helpful" local showed me where to go then just happened to mention that he works on tips. I could have just waited on my own for it...
Pros: Everything was very good. Friendly staff, good breakfast, good parking. Five nights and all went well.
Cons: The traffic at the entry to the hotel is nightmare.
Pros: Bed was comfortable
Cons: The room had a terrible smell. They said you could get wifi in the hotel, but it was really only in the lobby area. The traffic outside is very loud because of a crazy intersection and you can hear planes landing and taking off.
Holiday Inn Express San Jose near the International Airport The 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.
Cons: Room was not the one we reserved. We reserved a King Bed and ended up in a room with 2 Queens
Pros: Great staff, room was great. Good location to venture out from.
Cons: Wouldn't plan on pool time, small and in courtyard. Rooms in hotel part a little noisy in the a.m.
A great choice for a stay in Alajuela, Hotel Buena Vista offers a free airport shuttle during limited hours. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Quetzal Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a garden are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding.
Villa San Ignacio offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 20 per vehicle one way. Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy international cuisine at Pandora, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An outdoor pool and a terrace are other highlights, and rooms offer room service and premium bedding.
Cons: Curtains didn't block out the light from the patio.
Hotel La Rosa de America offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 10000 per vehicle one way. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, or body scrubs, and Restaurante La Rosa serves Latin American cuisine. An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like deep soaking tubs and premium bedding.
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.
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
Hotel Robledal is just 3.7 mi (6 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle during limited hours. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Lenchos, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a children's pool are other highlights, and rooms offer furnished balconies or patios and LCD TVs.
La Villa Rio Segundo - Hostel is just 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle for USD 12 per room one way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 7 AM and 9 AM. Other features include a terrace and a garden.