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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
Hartford, ct
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Stayed here 1 night with family upon arrival in San Jose (note: the airport is not in San Jose proper but in Alajuela; if you are looking at hotels, be aware that the city is not that close and that there can be a lot of traffic). They arranged connecting rooms. The hotel is as good as one could imagine a Hampton Inn being. This is not a Grand Hyatt, but everything is nice, new, and clean. Even the breakfast is ok. Staff very helpful. Shuttle waiting already when we exited baggage claim. Convenient to what appears to be all possible rental car companies. Took advantage of pre-paying the departure tax there when beginning 2-week vacation. For a stay before or after a flight, look no further.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Daniel C, Guest Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear. HAPPAH

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

On behalf of our staff, we want to thank you for choosing our facilities while you were in the country. We are happy to know that everything was convenient for your overnight stay.
We realize that every guest has a choice when traveling and thank you for choosing our Hampton Inn & Suites hotel.
We look forward to serving your future travel needs.

Sincerely,
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Its too pricey. The staff are thieves. The local tico guests are even ruder than the staff which tell you everything. The only thing good about the place is its location to the airport...find somewhere else. That's my advice.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 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, March 25, 2013
Dear former guest,

We constantly strive to offer our guests value and good service, which is why we are really sorry to hear that you found our hotel overpriced and that during your stay we weren't able to meet your expectations. We are surprised to hear your comment about our staff and appreciate if you could send us further details. Please, contact us at dcubero@gmhis.net.

Best regards,

Daniel Cubero.
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Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

It's okay but there are much newer options at the same or even lower pricepoint. If everything else is full go ahead and give it a try. Rooms are a bit dated, plain and worn around the edges. Great location near the airport but nothing else in particular to recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on our first night & last night & both times were pretty good. No complaints. It's location is pretty good. There is a Denny's nearby & but we wanted traditional food and walked to a little resturaunt nearby that was really good.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed at the Hampton for 1 night when leaving Costa Rica due to an early flight. I picked the hotel because they have a 24 hour shuttle, which runs 24 hours back and forth between the hotel and airport. When I arrived, I found that my bank had frozen my account and, as I spent hours calling them trying to get it figured out, the staff was so friendly to me and really showed they cared. One thing I was surprised about but delighted to find was that they make sack breakfasts for the customers who have to leave before breakfast to catch their flights, it was a very nice treat!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Vancouver Island, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night at the beginning and again for 2 nights at the end of our holiday. It was recommended to us by a friend that travels yearly to Costa Rica to see family. The location is ideal. Our kids were very tired after a long day of plain rides and customs. A shuttle was available to drop us 2 minutes away at the hotel. The hotel was clean and identical to Canadian hotels of the same chain. Breakfast was diverse, fresh and tasty. The rental car companies are right across the road making for easy price comparison and pick up of a car. We left mid day to drive up towards Arenal for our next hotel and it was an easy drive.

On our return 3 weeks later we flew up to San Jose from Manuel Antonio and stayed two nights before heading home. We went up to the Poas Volcano for the last day of our trip and stopped at the Botanical Park up that way as well. It was a spectacular finish for our trip and again was not difficult driving although we had trouble starting our rental car after Poas.

Was actually 2008 when we went last.

Enjoy!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Great place to stay for first or last night in Costa Rica. Located near the airport, this hotel offered very comfortable beds, decent bathrooms, a pool (which we did not use), a free shuttle service to the local restaurant area in the evening for dinner and a very well equipped hot breakfast that was included in the cost of the room. Not much necessarily around the hotel per say but the shuttle for dinner worked out brilliantly. Staff was very nice and the hotel itself was very clean and decently decorated as one would expect of a chain hotel. A good, safe bet!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Alajuela
#3 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#3 Romantic 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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