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.

Resort Martino Hotel & Spa

Hotel website
In front of Zoo Ave | La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 2203, Costa Rica
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!
Resort Martino Hotel & Spa
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Resort Martino Hotel & Spa
Resort Martino Hotel & Spa
Resort Martino Hotel & Spa
Write a Review

169 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Resort Martino Hotel & Spa
See the most recent reviews
Boise, ID
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2008

We spent 2 nights here at the beginning of our trip and found the Martino to be clean and comfortable, the food was excellent and the staff helpful. We will definitely stay there again when we return to Costa Rica next year.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2008

Having spent the previous night in an awful hotel in Alajuela we decided to splash out a little for our last night in Costa Rica. Even so, £30pppn still isn't expensive! We simply showed up (11am) and our room was ready with 30 minutes from our unannounced arrival. The room was vast and clean, supplied with all the goods your... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2008

Hotel Martino is a wonderful choice when starting or ending your trip to Costa Rica if you fly to and from San Jose. The hotel is only 10 minutes away from the airport in the right direction, away from the city of San Jose, in the "garden district", many of the other hotels are the other direction and it's not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2008

I was not impressed with the Martino. First day they could not find the key to our room, it took them one hour to find the key. Twice we had to take a shower with cold water and the towels they left in the room were falling apart at the edges. Also there was some kind of rodent living inside... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2008

I stayed in the Martino "Luxury Hotel & Spa" for two nights. The whole place looks somewhat worn down and the room was infested with three different types of ants as well as several other insects. The shower and fridge didn't really look too clean and the pool area was quite dirty as well. Breakfeast consisted of some white bread... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2007

We stayed at the Martino hotel for a week and were very impressed and very happy there. The hotel has a classical feel to it - for example, we could have a breakfast or lunch on the restaurant's lovely balcony, overlooking the hotel's Greek or Roman-inspired swimming pool and well-kept grounds. The food was excellent (and reasonably priced!) and I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor Michigan
2 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2007

I am thoroughly surprised by the negative reviews posted about Martino’s. I was sure I would see more about the incredible value, and the unique architecture and small- unexpected details one finds throughout the hotel complex. If you want to spend $499 a night and get the full throttle Four Seasons treatment, this place may not be for you. But... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
83 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2007

We stayed at this hotel in Alajuela on our way leaving & coming back to San Jose. It felt like a relatively safe location in the San Jose area, but it is NOT a luxury resort by any american standards. Positives: The location was fairly easy to find & do-able distance to the airport (if, of course, you have a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Missoula, Montana
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2007

We've stayed here on two different trips, once in 2002 and again in 12/06. It is a destination resort and is great for the beginning and end of your trip if you're flying in and out of San Jose. The resort has all the luxuries you could ask for and the staff is extremely helpful. One of the best values... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2006

We were offered a wine list with their suggenting $50 bottles. We said it was more than we were willing to pay. We asked for $35 wines, selected one. The bottle was delivered, quickly displayed, then decanted. When we got the bill they had switched the wines (we did not notice in the excitement of the evening), to a bottle... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

97 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (78)
Pool/beach area (11)
Room/suite (8)
Dining (7)
Hotel & grounds (27)
Bathroom (2)
View from room (1)
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (19)
Room/suite (3)
Hotel & grounds (10)
Dining (1)
Pool/beach area (2)
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay


Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question