Rate based on Check-in: Aug 15, 2014 Check-out: Aug 16, 2014

Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

3 stars
1 KM EAST OF JUAN SANTAMARIA ARPT, SAN JOSE,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
55 reviews
It doesn't get any closer to the airport

My experience was fine, I watched the Costa Rica soccer game with the staff in the lobby, very... See full review

  • 505jungleboy
  • Jul 7, 2014
Excellent location and staff!

Breakfast could have been a little better but I am being picky. It's not a resort so you can't... See full review

  • ajain
  • Jul 6, 2014
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
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental 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
Located in front of the hotel, Denny's offers a casual atmosphere and a varied menu served 24 hours a day. Denny's menu also includes a variety of special dishes, options with chicken, meat, fish and seafood, burgers, salads and desserts.

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 (55)

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

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
55 out of 55
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
505jungleboy
Business
New Mexico
Jul 7, 2014

It doesn't get any closer to the airport

My experience was fine, I watched the Costa Rica soccer game with the staff in the lobby, very friendly group. Basically you stay here because you are really close to the airport, and regardless of what travel sites say, none is closer, and they have reliable shuttle service available 24 hours every 10 or 15 minutes, which is what really makes your stay restful, not having to worry about that, as even hotels 2 miles away are subject to traffic delays in Costa Rica.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ajain
Cerritos, CA
Jul 6, 2014

Excellent location and staff!

Breakfast could have been a little better but I am being picky. It's not a resort so you can't expect a big breakfast buffet where chefs are making omelets, waffles on demand. But the place is great with a very friendly staff and the shuttle came to pick us up within 10 min of being called at 4 in the morning - free of charge.

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

5
5.01.0
Shazzie traveling Mama
Laguna Niguel, CA
Jun 21, 2014

Perfect stop before flying out

We stayed here the last night before leaving what had been an amazing trip to CR. We were exhausted from a long drive but the staff was very sweet. Gave our kiddos fun balloons. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed. This is the perfect hotel if flying the next day. They have every amenity that you could think of. Scale to way suitcases, packed breakfasts to take on the go - we had to leave at 5am so too early for buffet breakfast. Free shuttle every 15mins to take you to the airport. Highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Weight your suitcase in the hotel using their scale to save time rearranging suitcases at the airport. Take advantage of their service to pay airport tax at the hotel, it saves a lot of time!! It is worth the extra $4 per person to get it done before.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mark Pura Vida Sluzky
Marietta, GA
Jun 18, 2014

nice hotel

Great location to stay if you are taking an early flight the next day. Very comfortable, staff was super friendly and helpful. We even had breakfast to go since our flight was so early.

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

they have a shuttle that goes to the airport every 15 minutes round the clock, and its free.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fabulous and fifty
Boston, MA
May 12, 2014

Perfect airport stay

We only stayed one evening because we had an early morning flight. The hotel was perfect. It was not only reasonably priced, but it was exceptionally clean and the staff were above and beyond helpful. The hotel had a scale so we were able to weigh all of our luggage before getting to the airport which was a lifesaver!

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

lots of restaurants in area or can take a quick shuttle to find more

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN JOSE COSTA RICA AIRPORT

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
bruce spud
san jose costa rica
Apr 25, 2014

no pets

We stayed there a few times but this time we had a rescue dog from C.R. under 10 lbs and they do not allow pets the manager got us a pet friendly hotel and did not charge us so he was very good I told him to put on their web site no pets allowed so other people don't have the same hassle as we did

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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
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