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“comfortable, quiet, private and very close to airport!” 5 of 5 stars
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Calle La Loma | Less than 10 min from San Jose Costa Rica airport, Alajuela, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 52 Alajuela B&B and Inns
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“comfortable, quiet, private and very close to airport!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Jody and Wilson are terrific hosts, helpful and attentive without being clingy, and the place is lovely, many sweet, artistic and elegant touches in the rooms and the central pool area. Very comfortable, really quiet for Alajuela, and we had a great night at a local Mexican restaurant.
Overall, I highly recommend this to anyone, and for the tours especially if travelling in the country for the first time, or if someone is uncomfortable with Spanish language.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

My husband and I stayed our last night before coming back home at Casa Marin. Jody and Wilson are so nice and accomodating. They picked us up from returning our rental car, drove us to dinner that night, and also to the airport at 4:30am the next morning. They really made us end our trip on a high note at their lovely B&B. Such wonderful people and I am so happy that I found out about them and got the opportunity to meet them and stay there.

The room was very clean and the bed was very comfy as well. The B&B is located very close to the airport so it is a great place to start or end your trip. They also offer driver services around Costa Rica...which I would highly recommend after renting a car and driving ourselves. It is very easy to get lost because road signs are rare to say the least.

When we return to Costa Rica we will most definately stay at Casa Marin again. :)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sebring, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We wanted a place to stay the night before a flight home. This was perfect. Jodi met us outside the airport area. Helped us find a place to clean up the rental car and led us through the unpredictable road construction to return our vehicle. The room was very clean and nice, the bathroom was awesome. They have very good taste in decorating and room design. Jodi went out of her way to make us feel at home. Room was great, comfortable. Host was awesome and a great conversationalist with stories to tell. It was really nice to get up in the morning to great coffee a good breakfast and no worries about making the airport on time. Jodi was looking out for us!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Toronto
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We felt like we were visiting a friend at her home and treated like special guests.
The room was large, beautifully decorated and clean.
Our breakfast was set up outside by the lovely pool area. Jody found out that my husband likes Froot Loops and had a box included with the breakfast. She made french toast, eggs, rice mixed with beans, fruit salad, pastries and more.
Jody did so much to help us out; even accompanying us to the rental car office to make sure that we had no problems.
We absolutely recommend Casa Marin!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Stayed here the night before flying home. Minutes from the airport and wonderful restaurants. Very tastefully decorated and comfortable. Jody & Wilson made us feel right at home! Look forward to returning to Costa Rica and staying here again! Carol

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Greensboro NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We spent our last night in Costa Rica at the Casa Marin and wished we had known what a paradise it was sooner! This is truly a beautiful oasis!!! Complete with a cascading fountain into a serene pool framed by a gorgeous mosaic tile wall. There are 2 guest quarters - one designed as a perfect couples retreat, the other nicely furnished with 2 beds. The guest buildings are separated from each other for ultimate privacy. We loved our stay and wish it could have been longer. Jody and Wilson were fabulous hosts, assuring all our needs were met including snacks and cold drinks in the room, accompanying us to dinner, and wisking us to the airport at 5 a.m. with a variety breakfast-to-go that lasted us through our entire return trip. Arrive early so you can fully enjoy this property!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I stayed at Casa Marin before flying out of SJO airport. It is really an oasis in the city. The airport is just minutes away, but within the walls of the compound are bright, beautiful places to stay, friendly hosts and a gorgeous swimming pool with a fountain and a large mosaic that takes you away. I love the gardens the colors and the thought that went into this place. Vegan / vegetarian friendly!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Calle La Loma | Less than 10 min from San Jose Costa Rica airport, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Marin B&B is located less than 10 minutes from the San Jose, SJO, airport. We are in Alajuela and are central to the volcanos, coffee plantations, waterfalls, botantical gardens and other tourist favorites. Casa Marin B&B is located in a tranquil, rural area of Alajuela, yet convenient to restaurants and shopping. We offer two poolside cabinas, one especially for couples, the other for a family of six. Casa Marin B&B is only an hour and a half from the Pacific Beach, two hours from La Fortuna and Volcano Arenal. We want the best possible vacation for our guests and are knowledgeable about hotels and tours in many areas of the country. ... more   less 
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Casa Marin B&B Costa Rica/Alajuela

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