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“Convenient, friendly, and close to the airport” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela 1017, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Alajuela
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Convenient, friendly, and close to the airport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

If you are arriving late or leaving early from San Jose airport in Costa Rica, this hotel is almost right across the street and very convenient. The shuttle runs 24 hours a day every 10 or 15 minutes. There is delicious coffee and fruit available at all times in the lobby. The rooms are pretty much like any other Hampton Inn in the States. The front desk was very welcoming when we arrived. We paid about $160 with taxes for a room with two double beds, which is a little pricey, but the location is prime. You can't get closer to the airport and the hotel is also very close to many car rental places.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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maucrc, Guest Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Hello! MangoMama11!

It is always a pleasure to hear comments from our guests.
I am happy to know that we made you feel as comfortable as possible during your visit to Costa Rica. I am going to give your comments to our lobby and breakfast staff members.

Thank you for your comments. We are looking forward to your next visit.

Hampton Inn, Costa Rica
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  • Location
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Like most travelers, we stayed at the Hampton Inn the night before leaving Costa Rica. The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly. I was impressed with the room size. We had a double queen bed room and there was plenty of space for all the luggage. There was even a large desk to setup a laptop and read emails.

The room included A/C, flat screen TV, small refrigerator, a microwave, and the other usual items. We left too early to get the breakfast but they have coffee, tea, and fruit 24/7. The coffee was very good and I was happy to enjoy three Granadillas before leaving Costa Rica. Check them out if you've never had one -- they had the usual apple and oranges, too.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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maucrc, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Dear Ms JSuar.

Thank you very much for visiting our Trip advisor profile and for leaving your comments about your experience at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Costa Rica.

I am glad to know that your stay at Hampton Inn Costa Rica was pleasent. We are happy to know that you found our staff friendly and helpful. It is our main goal to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Thank you for your comments about breakfast area. This kind our reviews encourage us to work harder everyday.
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Austin, Texas
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed here on our first night in Costa Rica. The airport transportation is good. We stayed our first night and then took a tour to Tortuguero. They allowed us to leave some of our luggage until we returned, which was extremely helpful. We stayed a second night after our tour. Very normal Hampton Inn, nothing fancy but with all the comforts of a regular, American Hampton Inn. They claim to have free long-distance calling, but we never could get it to work. It wasn't a big deal, just a little bit of a bummer. Overall, nice, clean hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Dear Sky13-99,

Thank you very much for visiting our Trip advisor profile and for leaving your comments about your experience at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Costa Rica.

I am really happy to know that we could help you with your bags while you were enjoying the beauty of our country, in reference to the free International phone calls it is a shame you did not have the option of using this service, I do not know what could had happened however we will check it out.

We realize that every guest has a choice when traveling and we thank you for making Hampton Inn & Suites your choice.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve your future travel needs.

Sincerely,

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Staff
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Grant, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed here on our last night to be near the airport. We had spent the previous 9 days on the coast and although I loved it there it was so nice to get to a Hampton Inn. It happened to be the 4th of July when we checked in, and they played a little game where you could win prizes. It was one of the nicest Hampton Inns I've been to, and the staff was very helpful. Our room was large, and the bed was great. It was very clean, and we did make a few free international calls. We asked at the desk where we could get a good Costa Rican dinner, and they gave some good suggestions, then called the free shuttle to take us there. They also told us to call when we finished and they would pick us up. I would definately stay here again. We left too early to try their breakfast, but did get the sack breakfast, which was fruit, a muffin, and some kind of breakfast bar. The only negative was that there weren't really any shops or attractions nearby, or within walking distance, but it was a great place to just relax and get ready to leave.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Dear toni07grantmi,

Thank you very much for leaving your comments about your experience at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Costa Rica and for visiting our profile.

We are happy to know that our location was convenient for your trip and that you enjoyed our shuttle and the unlimited international phone call service.

The staff will always do the best to ensure you have a comfortable perfect stay. They are great answering any question you may have, and if they do not know the answer they will look it up for you.

We are looking forward to your next stay, we would love to have you here again.

Sincerely,

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – Costa Rica
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Taos Ski Valley
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I have used this hotel many times over the last 10 years and recently had a mixed experience there. It is about as close to the airport as you can get for the early departure and the free shuttle is large and reliable. The rooms are very nice (so nice to have good pillows after traveling around CR for a week or so) and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. But our air conditioner did not work and in fact probably made the room warmer. When I mentioned this in the morning, they asked us to fill out a form and stood by their 100% guarantee- there was no charge.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Dear mtnsurfer,

We really appreciate you took the time to share with the world the experience that you had when visited Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Costa Rica.

We want to thank you for leaving your comments and for visiting our Trip Advisor profile.
We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the comfort of our bed, the cleanliness of the room, the service of all our staff and our convenient shuttle service.

We are looking foraward to your next stay because we love having you here.

Sincerely,

Than Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Staff - Costa Rica
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Syracuse, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Stayed here at both ends of our trip to Costa Rica. They have a shuttle that runs every 15 minutes or so to pick you up from the airport, with a 5 minute drive to the hotel. So arriving late or leaving early makes this an ideal location. The rooms were clean, comfortable beds, including the pullout sofa that I slept on both times. The staff is very friendly and willing to help out with whatever you need. With a 7:00am flight, staying here meant no traffic in getting to the airport, and a bagged breakfast on the way out the door because the main breakfast wasn't set up. Will stay here again when I go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Dear Awor,

Thank you very much for your comments regarding your stay at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – Costa Rica. We really appreciate the time you took to review our Trip Advisor profile and we thank you for choosing us.

We are happy to find that our beds, rooms and staff were satisfactory throughout your stay.
In addition, we are really happy to know that you enjoyed our breakfast bags and free shuttle to and from the International Airport.

We realize that every guest has a choice when traveling and we thank you for making Hampton Inn & Suites your choice.

We are looknog forward to your next stay.

Sincerely,

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Staff – Costa Rica
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We were looking for a clean hotel close to the airport. This property was predictable and pleasant. The room was clean. The beds were comfortable and the complimentary breakfast was as good as you get at a comparable property.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
Dear WorkTwoTravel,

Warm greetings form Hampton Inn & Suites - San Jose Costa Rica.

We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your time at our Hotel, it is very important for us to know your perception.

Thank you for all your comments about our beds and our breakfast, it is our main goal to offer you a great service and to make you feel like at home.

We love having you here,


The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Staff
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Address: Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela 1017, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Alajuela
#3 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#3 Family Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An airport hotel with everything you need...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San José - Airport. If you're looking for a hotel in the Central Valley, home of San José, Costa Rica’s capital city, look no further. Our Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton™ is the most conveniently located hotel in the area, just five minutes away from the International Airport, one block away from rental car return centers, and with easy access the Inter-American Highway (which transports you to beautiful beaches, national parks, and free trade areas). ... more   less 
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