We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 30 Alajuela hotels

Hotel Buena Vista

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Hotel Buena Vista to your Saves list
Hotel Buena Vista
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
89%
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014
JenniferNola New Orleans
Write a Review

401 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    229
    122
    33
    13
    4
See reviews for
133
154
12
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (60)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (401)
  • Mar-May only
    (142)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (99)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (44)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (116)
All months
There are newer reviews for Hotel Buena Vista
See the most recent reviews
New Orleans
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

A little off the beaten path but not too far from the airport. A perfect place to stay if you have just landed in Costa Rica and need a place to stay for one or two nights before you explore the rest of the country. Once here, the hotel has wonderful guest services and can drive you anywhere you need... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oxford, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a lovely one night stop over. The grounds were very nice, the pool area was great, and our room was beautiful including the bathroom. I would have given an excellent but the food was not great....not bad just not outstanding.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a first class hotel in an unexpected location....within driving distance of the San Jose airport. The panoramic views of the city are breathtaking and the hotel itself has an upscale decor which is also breathtaking that captures the essence of Costa Rica with a surprising sophistication and tranquility. The staff went out of their way to accommodate every... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
McKinney, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We could not be happier with the Hotel Buena Vista and our recent stay earlier this month in July. The hotel is a hidden gem, in close proximity to the San Jose airport, yet out of the noisy city. The quaint hotel is located in the mountains with a breathtaking view of the valley and surrounding volcanos/mountains. We were greeted... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Hazleton, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was my first trip to Costa Rica. My vacation started and ended here. With all the new adventures I experienced in this country, Hotel Buena Vista was relaxing and had incredible views. The staff catered to my every need, made me feel like family. Anyone who vacations in Costa Rica needs to include this place in their plans!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

On previous trips to CR, we have spent our first and last nights at another hotel. It has been closed for renovations, so I started looking for another hotel. I thought Hotel Buena Vista looked wonderful. I did call them directly several times with questions, they were extremely helpful, they also answered my emails quickly. We had several room needs,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericksburg, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our stay was a really great experience. The staff was extremely helpful and english-capable. We look forward to a return visit in the future. The restaurant food was excellent - I chose the offerings typical of local fare.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a pleasant surprise! A perfect hotel to stay upon arrival or before departure from SJO. This hotel looked nice in the photos, and it was even better once we were there. It's a small, boutique hotel without the boutique price tag. In fact, pricing is very reasonable. Beautiful views, swimming pool, coffee plantations, and right next to the city... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Nice clean boutique hotel, comfortable stay with views of coffee plantations. Accommodating staff, near San Jose airport. Beautiful grounds and garden with a small pool. We would stay here again especially if visiting Poas volcano, coffee tours or La Paz waterfalls. The balcony room suited us best with views of the city lights at night.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

You can't get more. The design is an interesting architectural specialty. It feels like a Frank Llloyd Wright design. The lush manicured tropical landscape, the view of the Central Valley, the warmth of the lavish use of wood in the construction, all combine to make you feel like you are in a Wonderland. Perhaps you are. The best feature is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Do you own or manage Hotel Buena Vista?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Buena Vista? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Buena Vista

Address: Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Buena Vista 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, Booking.com, Odigeo and Venere so you can book your Hotel Buena Vista reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Buena Vista Hotel
Buena Vista Alajuela
Hotel Buena Vista Costa Rica/Alajuela

213 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (201)
Viewed
View from room (26)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (74)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (14)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Room/suite (31)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
0:56
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near Hotel Buena Vista