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Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 Airport Boulevard | next to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Alajuela 95-4003, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Beaufort, SC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a long drive to catch a flight the next day this hotel was an oasis. Traffic in the area is heavy on a Sat night but the entrance into the hotel is well marked and easily accessible. Parking is plentiful, well lit with noticeable security. Check in was fast, efficient and friendly, all we had to present was our... More

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear luvgoing, we really appreciate your terrific comments about our hotel. We are very glad to learn how convenient and comfortable we were for you after such a long drive. Our priority is making our guests feel completely at home, providing them with all the serices they need in order to have a relaxing and restful stay. Since the hotel... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel inn express airport hotel. Price quality good. Free airportshuttle. Reception good and quick (we arrived in the night). We had room 150 on the ground Floor. Spacious, and a big bathroom with bath. Enough towels and clean. Bed high and of good quality mattress. 2 kinds of pillows. You could hear the noice of the airport but did not... More

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear Marcandjay, thank you for your thorough review and for your very valuable advice that enables us to improve every day. We are very pleased that our accommodations were up to your expectations and that you found them so comfortable and clean, with all the amenities you might need and a very comfortable bed with a good quality matterss. We... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose to stay here at the end of our visit to Costa Rica after returning our rental car, as we were flying out the next morning. There doesn't seem to be much within walking distance though Rosti Pollo, Dennys, and a casino are adjacent. Traffic in the area appears to get heavy at times, but noise from traffic and the... More

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear Rdubu, thank you very much for sharing your review. We are thrilled to learn how convenient you found our location (we are less than a mile away from the airport and just across our parking lot from several car rentals) and our services (like our free shuttle service to and from the airport every 15 minutes the 24 hours,... More

San Francisco CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you need to land in SJ and move to another city or a hotel for the nigth but close to the airport, this is the place. 5 minute drive to airport, free breakfast, free wifi. Nice clean rooms nothing fancy but very practical. Hotel drives you to the airport and you can pay for the exit tax at the... More

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear onehoyos, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful comments. We are very pleased to learn how our hotel was able to provide you with all you needed and were expecting. We are totally committed to our guests´ well being, comfort and satisfaction, that is why we try to cater to all of their needs from having such a... More

Hilversum, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed one night at this hotel. The hotel clerk at the front desk was very friendly, which makes you feel welcome. The rooms were nice too. The only thing we're definitely not happy about, is the shop in the hotel. We bought there a lot of - in our opinion very expensive - postcards. They offered a service to... More

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear milkie87, thank you for sharing your comments since they are very important for us here at the hotel because they serve us as tools and feedback from our guests to see in which areas we need to improve for our guests´ complete satisfaction. We are very glad to know that you really liked our hotel and how our personnel... More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Because the hotel shuttle runs 24 hours and there is a 24 hour Denny's just a 1 minute walk from the lobby, this is the perfect place to stay the night prior you departing flight. You can have a good breakfast just before you catch the shuttle to the airport. The shuttle takes about 3 to five minutes and it... More

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear coachpate, thank you for sharing such a wonderful review. We are very happy to learn how much you liked and enjoyed staying in our hotel, specially with all the conveniences we offer and our great location. Eventhough everything you wrote about our conveniences are very true, you also have to take into account that by being less than a... More

Amarillo, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We arrived here at the hotel just after our plane arrived here in San Jose last night. The front desk clerk was all smiles and very friendly, even helping me out a bit with my minimal Spanish. We were immediately checked in to our room with absolutely no issues at all. The hotel is located very close to the airport... More

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear Johnny Taylor, thank you for writing such a thorough review about your stay with us. It is wonderful knowing that you are already a part of our extended global family since this is not the first time you have stayed with us. It makes us very proud that everytime you visit the country you make us your hotel of... More

Ticino
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44 reviews 44 reviews
42 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A last night here was a must have for us as we were heading back home on an early flight (7 AM) from San Jose airport. As there is the need to be at least two hours in advance at the check-in our last "night" in the country would have been a short one. No reason to have it shorter... More

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear Sekok, thank you very much for writing such nice comments. It is always very rewarding to know how convenient and comfortable we are to our guests. Convenient because we have an amazing location which is less than a mile away from the airport, and just across our parking lot from several car rentals (so our guests can immediately return... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

After flying for hours, to spend the first night in Costa Rica at this Holiday Inn Express, my first impression of Costa Rica was a positive one. The shuttle took only a few minutes to go from the airport to the hotel and the staff welcomed me with smiles and a very quick and professional check in. The room was... More

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear Ron P, thank you for writing and sharing such a through review. We are honored to have given you such a great first impression not only of our hotel but also of our country. We are a hotel who thrives on our guests´ comfort, satisfaction and happiness, that is why our staff is always one step ahead in providing... More

Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed at the Holiday Inn because of its proximity to the airport. Reasonable price and clean rooms but most important they had 24 hr airport shuttle service. Since we were leaving on an early flight before breakfast they packed a nice snack for us to take. We will be staying there on our return trip in November.

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear John G, thank you for sharing your comments about your stay in our hotel. It is wonderful to find out that you plan to keep staying with us everytime you visit the country, and by knowing that, we are sure we did a great job making you feel welcome, comfortable and satisfied with our accommodations, our services, our location... More

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Address: 1000 Airport Boulevard | next to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Alajuela 95-4003, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
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Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport Hotel Alajuela
Holiday Inn Express Alajuela
Alajuela Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport Costa Rica/Alajuela

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