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Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J. Orlich, Alajuela 20109, Costa Rica
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Ranked #8 of 30 hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014
David G Weston, Florida
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Hartsville, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The hotel has a fancy lobby and the cleaning staff were very helpful and polite. It's right next to Wal-Mart and some restaurants, so you can walk without having to take a taxi. The rooms were large, but the mattresses are so stiff you could feel the springs in them. The water pressure was fine in the evenings, but if... More

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MarcoQ-GMCourtyard, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, responded to this review

Dear Guest thank you so much for your detail review about your experience in our property, certainly our hotel has been recognized by most of our customers for the proximity to the Juan Santamaria Airport, Poas Volcano and the road to the main National parks and natural attractions in Costa Rica; in addition to the conveniences within walking distance as... More

Weston, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It was so nice to check in to the Courtyard Marriott when we first arrived in Costa Rica. It was our first time in Costa Rica and the Courtyard Marriott gave us a safe, secure, and familiar launching point for our family adventure. The staff was great, the rooms were modern and clean, and the location (close to the Airport,... More

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Diana M, Front Office Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are very happy that you had a great time we us. And the most important was that we gave you a good welcome to our country. I hope you had a wonderful vacations. Pura Vida! Diana. More

Kelowna, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel is about 5 minutes from the San Jose Airport, and they have a free shuttle. Make sure you tell them the Courtyard Marriott, as there is one for the Marriott Hotel as well. The hotel is new, clean, and in a quiet Industrial area. There is an excellent little buffet style restaurant that serves local specialties that is... More

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Diana M, Front Office Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your time giving us a feedback. For your convenience we have a shuttle service to the airport starting at 4am to 12 am every 30 minutes. And for the guest who has late flight, our restaurant open 4 am for the breakfast to 12md for dinner. By the way, thanks for your stayed we us. If... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

All of the staff was pleasant and welcoming especially Jose. I would definitely stay here again...Comfortable bed mattress could be softer. Nice size room, very clean. Pretty decent food across the parking lot. Shower water pressure could be stronger and water could be hotter, it was lukewarm. Costa Rica is awesome!!!!!!!

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Diana M, Front Office Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with visitors in Costa Rica or planning to visit Costa Rica. I appreciate your feedback and recognition for our Front Desk, housekeeping and Restaurant staff. Especially to Jose, he was very happy because you mentioned him and he hope you had a great time in your vacations here.... More

Seattle, Washington, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were able to check in an hour early. Comfortable bed, nice size room, very clean. Pretty decent food across the parking lot. No hot water, it was lukewarm at best, leading to a fairly uncomfortable shower. Shuttle service was convenient as was being able to pay the airport tax since we had a very early flight. Staff were very... More

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Diana M, Front Office Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Dear Guest: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in TripAdvisor. For your convenience and all of our guest we are available to check in at the time that our guest come if they do not have any problem with the type of room that we will have in that moment. As you mentioned, we... More

Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

After spending a week traveling through Costa Rica it was a very welcome relieve to spend the night before taking the plane back home at this hotel. Conveniently located close to the airport. Nice, clean room. Free airport shuttle I believe every half and hour. Safe parking and friendly staff.

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Diana M, Front Office Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, responded to this review

Dear Guest thank for share your experience in our hotel. We really appreciate it. As you mentioned we are very close to the airport and you are right our shuttle service to the airport is every 30 minutes. Also we have a free and safe parking space for our guest. In addition we sell here the departure taxes that cost... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Relatively new hotel very close to the airport - although I really didn't hear any airport noise. Free airport shuttle (about 5 minutes or so away) worked fine. Comfortable beds and a great layout for the rooms. Breakfast was good. Only downsides: windows don't open in the rooms (probably city codes), and the shower pressure (I was on the 6th... More

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Diana M, Front Office Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding our hotel. I have share with our Restaurant and Kitchen staff your comments regarding the great buffet breakfast experience; certainty motivates them to strive for more options to serve and maintain consistency in our menu options. About the windows as you mention it did not open but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

After a month in Costa Rica, you can start to miss the conveniences of home. We found this hotel to be a wonderful place to stay on the night prior to our departure. Pros: Guarded, safe parking Great location next to Walmart, good restaurants, and across the highway from the Airport Air conditioned (not to be taken for granted in... More

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Jorge V, Front Office Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank for take your time to share your stay with us. Is very important to give a comfortable and good stay to ours guest. Is a pleasure to make feel you and our client like home. Our parking is very convenient for the guest that rent cars and also safe for you and the guest convenience. Our shuttle... More

Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great way to go if you need to be close to the San Jose airport. The hotel is very nice with plenty of accommodations: gym, pool, food/bar, clean room, snacks to buy, etc. They also have a complimentary shuttle that takes you to the airport. It begins running at 4am and goes every half hour after that. All the employees... More

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Diana M, Front Office Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, responded to this review

Dear Iris , I'm delighted to hear that your stay with us was memorable, please let me begin by expressing my sincere appreciation for taking the time to share your experience. The most important thing for us is to provide an exceptional experience to each of our customers and make them feel at home, we really appreciate your comment and... More

Southern California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed one night here at the end of our trip to Costa Rica since we had a 7am departure the following morning. The staff were super helpful and after I called the free airport shuttle line they came to pick up my family of 8 at the Sansa terminal instead of us walking to the International terminal. Being able... More

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Address: Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J. Orlich, Alajuela 20109, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Business Hotel in Alajuela #4 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela #6 Family Hotel in Alajuela
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The new Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela is the closest hotel to the International Juan Santamaria Airport in Costa Rica. From the International Arrival Gate, the hotel is just 5 minutes away towards downtown Alajuela. Our location provides the easiest and most convenient access to all the main tourist attractions in the Central Pacific: Puntarenas and Guanacaste, also National Parks such as Manuel Antonio, Carara, Poas, Braulio Carrillo, Volcan Rincon de la Vieja and much more. Some ideas to plan your Costa Rican Vacation are visiting Arenal Volcano, La Paz Waterfalls and other tourist activities and attractions, all starting at Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela, don't forget to take advantage of our free Airport Shuttle every 30 minutes. Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela offers all the essential services and amenities you will need to make your trip as successful as can be. Our new Refreshing Service will provide you a new lobby concept, casual food options and variety of beverage selection. We want to please you and make your stay a very special one! ... more   less 
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