Rate based on Check-in: Apr 25, 2014 Check-out: Apr 27, 2014

Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

3 stars
1 KM EAST OF JUAN SANTAMARIA ARPT, SAN JOSE,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
40 reviews
Nice Clean Spot

We only stayed one night here, but the staff was great and the Hotel was quiet and clean. The... See full review

  • Kaui Traveller
  • Feb 21, 2014
Transit Hotel

Very close to Costa Rica's primary international airport, it's the easiest way to catch those early... See full review

  • rwgquail
  • Jun 13, 2013
Airport-adjacent hotel with a free breakfast buffet and 24-hour shuttle

The Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport sits just one mile from the international airport and only 10 miles from downtown San Jose. With easy access to the Inter-American Highway, the Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport has a great location for leisure guests who want to explore the city and day trip to the cloud forests and volcanoes outside of town. The Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport offers free amenities, including Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet and a 24-hour airport shuttle.

Highlights
  • Close to main highway
  • Free 24-hour airport shuttle
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
Rooms

The Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport offers clean, spacious guest rooms with basic amenities to make every stay a relaxed experience. Rooms feature king-size beds or pairs of double beds, and VIP room options include extra amenities like laptops, snacks and iPod speakers. Private bathrooms feature bathtubs and toiletries. All accommodations include cable TV, coffee-maker, hair-dryer, irons and ironing board, telephones, work desks and free high-speed wireless Internet access.

Features

The Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport offers a convenient location and a host of free amenities to smooth any vacation plans. The hotel offers a 24-hour airport shuttle service, an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center.

 

Additional services include massages, babysitting, and free parking. Business services like copy, fax and mail facilities are also available.

Dining

Guests wake up to a free, hot breakfast buffet each morning, featuring eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, cereal and signature cinnamon rolls. Early birds can take breakfast to-go. 24-hour room service is available.

Transportation
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Coca Cola Bus Station (9.7 mi/15.6 km)
  • Free 24-hour airport shuttle
Attractions
  • Juan Santamaria Museum (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (10.3 mi/16.6 km)
  • National Theater (10.5 mi/16.9 km)
  • National Museum (10.9 mi/17.5 km)
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (20.5 mi/33.2 km)
  • Poas Volcano National Park (18.7 mi/30.1 km)
  • Carara Biological Reserve (47 mi/75.6 km)
Business
  • Internet station
  • Business services
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Cellular telephone rental
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub
Trouser press

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Hotel Map

10.001 -84.1952
Nearby airports
Juan Santamaria International Airport, (SJO), 1.00, MI;
Area description
Airport, airport

Nearby points of interest

  • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 5.1 mi
  • Correos de Costa Rica: 5.7 mi
  • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 7.9 mi
  • Museo de los Ninos: 8.8 mi
  • Central Park (Parque Central): 9.2 mi
  • El Pueblo: 9.2 mi
  • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 9.3 mi
  • Plaza de la Cultura: 9.3 mi
  • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 9.3 mi
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 9.3 mi
  • National Theater: 9.3 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 9.3 mi
  • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 9.4 mi
  • Parque Espana: 9.4 mi
  • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 9.7 mi
  • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 5.1 mi
  • Correos de Costa Rica: 5.7 mi
  • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 7.9 mi
  • Museo de los Ninos: 8.8 mi
  • Central Park (Parque Central): 9.2 mi
  • El Pueblo: 9.2 mi
  • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 9.3 mi
  • Plaza de la Cultura: 9.3 mi
  • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 9.3 mi
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 9.3 mi
  • National Theater: 9.3 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 9.3 mi
  • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 9.4 mi
  • Parque Espana: 9.4 mi
  • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 9.7 mi
  • Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo: 19.2 mi
  • Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ): 24.2 mi
  • Chirripo National Park: 59.9 mi

Dining

Denny's Restaurant
It is a restaurant of the chain of Dennys from USA, and offers many options in its menu.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (40)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Overall score

4 / 5
40 out of 40
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
Byron B
Tacoma wa
Feb 26, 2014

Good for the early Airport departures

This is a clean comfortable hotel with a great staff and a good location for the airport. also a good breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

5
Kaui Traveller
Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
Feb 21, 2014

Nice Clean Spot

We only stayed one night here, but the staff was great and the Hotel was quiet and clean. The breakfast was fantastic and the Hospitality Manager was there personally gretting everyone and explaining where and what the food was. He was also assisting with organizing taxis, shuttles, tours and reservations for those who needed them. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Good value for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Being that we arrived late, the convenience stores were closed. I would recommend picking up pop or water before getting to the hotel if possible.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
Team Taranadon
NY
Feb 11, 2014

Clean, Easy

This is a good choice if you are coming in on a late flight or leaving early. Shuttle is regular, rooms are clean, staff friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
Wardo7
Corona del mar, California
Feb 2, 2014

Perfect one night stay

Perfect place if you have an early flight the next day or get it on a late flight. Shuttle to airport was right on time, super friendly driver. Front desk people were very nice. Nice free breakfast too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
Pol58
New York
Jan 21, 2014

Great value for money

Perfect for a one night stopover after a long flight. Good size room and very decent breakfast included.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

5
rwgquail
Leawood, Kansas
Jun 13, 2013

Transit Hotel

Very close to Costa Rica's primary international airport, it's the easiest way to catch those early AM departures as their shuttle runs every 15 minutes and takes only 5 minutes. Extremely clean and comfortable, the real bonus was a staff willing to go the extra distance to accomodate their guests needs or wants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
jmiles
Coal Valley, Illinois
May 8, 2013

Very convenient. Close to airport and restarants, stores

The hotel is very clean. Price is good and staff is top shelf! shuttle is on time every few minutes. It is located next to nice resterants and car rentals.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

3
BenTasha
Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 12, 2013

Stop-over through to Tambor

We stayed at this hotel both coming in to San Jose, and leaving San Jose. Overall its a nice hotel, the staff was great, and the morning hot breakfast was tasty. My biggest complaint was the bed, hard a rock! Both times we had terrible sleeps due to this, and it didn't make our early morning flights any easier!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Brazilian grill (I can't remember the name), about a 10 minute taxi ride, is amazing!

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
Repeat CR Travelers
New Jersey
Feb 19, 2013

Great location!

This is the perfect transit point for the San Jose airport when you arrive on a late flight, or depart on an early flight. Super friendly staff!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Several rent-a-car companies are a short walk from the hotel.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

5
BobiA
Tustin, CA
Feb 14, 2013

Very American Amenities

This is a great place to get "grounded" before or after your trip to more rustic places in Costa Rica. I'm going to make it a tradition to have my first and last night stays here. So close to the airport and has shuttle service so you don't have to worry about getting in with a bad taxi driver late at night (happened to me last time I came in at night). The staff was very helpful, they have a concierge type service that will help you book cars, buses, tours, get sim cards, etc. The room was clean and comfortable. The price may be a little higher than others but worth it for convenience and "ahhhh" feeling I had, feels like hotels at home. Not an authentic Costa Rican experience but great place to transition and get in the groove (or out) without anxiety.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Not all hotels in Costa Rica have solid WIFI. It's good to get a data card - (looks like a USB thumb drive, it holds a SIM card from local phone company- Kolbi. It allows you to use 3G data service for internet access without WIFI - KOLBI I bought mine here but cost $60 I'm sure if you bring it from states it should be much be cheaper. You can get sim card from the Kolbi booth at the airport or Kolbie stores in town but data card is harder to find - had to go to electronic store Gollo because no Kolbi stores had one. SIM Cards are cheap- for less than $10 you can have many hours of internet.

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