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Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

225 Este Parque, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Ranked #37 of 53 Alajuela B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice room and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpfull! They helped us a lot with planning our trip in Costa Rica. I don't understand where all the low grades here come from (Maybe the reason has been fixed by now) but I had a very nice stay!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Like other reviewers, we were steered here by our taxi driver. Unlike some, we were quite pleased with the accommodations, location, consideration by staff and price. This was at the end of our trip, spent on the Caribbean coast, so it was quite posh by immediately previous standards. We had a day to walk around the neighborhood, by the Cathedral... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I regularly travel from Costa Rica to the States. The hotel I usually stay at was closed down so the taxi driver took me to La Guaria Inn. I was pleasantly pleased. The Managers are very nice and professional. The hotel room was large, clean, and same with the bathrooms. The breakfast served is more than adequate. Beautiful pool area.... More

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New Castle, Indiana, Usa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

If there were a rating below 1, I would give it. I would rather sleep on the street than in this hotel another night. It is loud, dirty and unacceptable. The front desk people were very nice, raising the score from a negative number to the lowest possible rating. We are well traveled and easy to please, but this hotel... More

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We arrived in San Jose excited about the grand hotel we had reserved. Our taxi driver told us he would not take his kids there because of what goes on at night so he recommended another hotel closer to the airport. So we trusted the driver who seemed honest and genuinely concerned. Well, another one bites the dust. The 'hotel'... More

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Expat here. Thanks to Nature Air Airline changing hub airports I having stayed here once before, and had a very good experience ,decided to return. I had called ahead about 2 weeks before. When I arrived the had me down a day before. They did have a room that I stayed in. Now I kind of wished they didn't! Seems... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Unfortunately, on my last night in Costa Rica, I was taken advantage of by an unscrupulous taxi driver (yes, an official taxi). I arrived at the San Jose bus station, and after we were driving for a few miles, he claimed that there was some major problem with the route to the airport and that I would be unable to... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I had been backpacking Costa Rica and for our last night we decided to get a hotel so we would be in a nicer place and have our own private room. Almost ALL of the hostels I stayed in were nicer than this hotel. Everything was covered in dirt and was broken. It was very expensive for... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Worst hotel ever! There was no hot water, filthy towels, filthy blankets, and BUGS! Every pillowcase had dirt on it. No air conditioner, and was expensive. The rooms were small, smelly and filthy. The location was very dangerous as well… I have NEVER stayed in a hotel this bad. We only stayed for one night, thank goodness. DO NOT STAY... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Taxi driver convinced us the two places we considered were full. We were so exhausted so we gave up and let him take us here. Bad mistake. Duh! Thin walls, broken tv, warm shower, old springy bed, rude man at reception, nasty minimal breakfast.

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Address: 225 Este Parque, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Guaria Alajuela
Hotel La Guaria Inn And Suites
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