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“Don't usually bother to write a review about an airport hotel!” 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
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Don't usually bother to write a review about an airport hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We were flying out of San Jose in the morning and came down from the Volcano Park the evening before. Everyone at this hotel was so helpful, it was very clean and the breakfast was great. For what it is - a place to gather your selves before or after the trip - it is a great choice.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Dear PamTraveler, thank you so much for writing such an awesome review.

We really want all ouf our guests to have a very pleasant and very comfortable rest wether it is before departing back home or when coming in from a long and tiring. We want them to feel all the comfort and warmth they can by welcoming them as much as we can, making them feel as if they were right at home, surrounded by complying friends who would do almost anything to comply with their needs and request so they can be as comfortable and happy as they can.

Thank you so much for writing that we are an excellent choice because that is what we strive to achieve, our guests complete comfort and satisfaction.

It was great having you with us, we will look forward to your next visit.

Best regards.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Marlton, New Jersey
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Hampton Inn is a good place to stay for a night if coming into Costa Rica or leaving the next day. It is very convenient to the airport being only minutes away. The free shuttle is timely and makes getting to the airport or hotel easy and stress free. The rooms were clean, front desk very nice and the morning breakfast well done. There is also a Rostipollos next to the Hampton Inn and it is good for lunch and dinner. It is very similar to Boston Market. I did have one issue where I had an extra charge on my credit card for a small amount. It took me two phone calls to 1-800-Hampton to get it resolved. Still confused by the extra charge but they admitted the mistake and did credit my credit card.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Dear Nick M. we really appreciate you sharing your comments.

Our goal as a hotel is to be able to provide our guests with the highest quality of accommodations and the best and most convenient services for their total and complete satisfaction. We want our guest to know that they can count on us for everything concerning their comfort and well being in order for them to experience a wonderful and restful hotel stay, either coming from a flight or before departing back home.

Eventhough we have some restaurants within walking distance from the hotel, our shuttle can take our guests free of any carge to a mall nearby (less than five minutes away) which offers a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. As you can see. we really do strive to comply with everything that our guests might need so that they can see that we do keep our promises of complete satisfaction for our guests.

It was wonderful having you stay with us, thank you so much for choosing us.

Best regards.
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Detroit, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Yeah, I know the airlines are in cahoots with this country. Get into San Jose too late to go anywhere until the next day. And all flights leave so early in the morning you need to stay somewhere close to the airport to leave....But that isn't Hampton Inn's fault. What bothers me is they charge USD prices for Costa Rican services. $150.00 a night??? No hot water on the day I was there. Old dumpy rooms. Do your self a favor and stay at the Courtyard Marriott. Nice and new and places to eat across the stree. Hampton you got Denny's and Rio Pollo. 10 dollar hamburgers and chicken dinners. They do have a free shuttle to and from the airport. Only decent thing about it.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear sueski99, thank you for sharing your comments, they are very important for us because they provide us with invaluable feedback of what our guests think about the hotel, its services and the attention from its personnel and what we can do to improve them for their complete satisfaction.

We are very sorry for the quality of service you received during your recent stay. Thank you for your feedback regarding our water heaters. We know how important a hot shower is and your comments will help us to improve the situation. Your feedback regarding our guest rooms will help us to continue to improve them as we are always looking to guests for feedback in these areas. We hope you will consider staying with us at again in the future and experience our true Hamptonality.

Best regards
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Los Angeles, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very clean rooms, great service, free shuttle to airport, and the best free hotel breakfast I've ever had. The beds were very comfortable. Both check-in and check-out were very easy and fast. The people at the front desk were very nice.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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 Service

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear Kevin H, thank you for sharing your delightful comments.

We are very proud to find out that our breakfast is the best complimentary hotel breakfast you have ever had. It pleases us so much to be able to satisfy our guests and to provide them with the highest quality of services and accommodations so they can always be certain that we do indeed deliver all of our promises and that they can rest assure and leave it to us to make of their stay a great and relaxing hotel experience.

It was a pleasure having you stay with us, we hope to see you back very soon.

Best regards.
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Wilmington, Delaware
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

we stay at Hampton Inns with HHonor awards. This was our last hotel out of 8 in our month-long trip to Costa Rica. Manager Daniel, concierge Manuel and others were just great. They made us feel like we were already home (although I didn't want to leave their beautiful country)

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear Linda W, thank you for posting such a wonderful review.

You just made our day letting us know that when you stay at our hotel you feel right at home because it means that our goal has been achieved. We want our guests to feel relaxed, comfortable and very satisfied with everything we offer and provide, but we also want them to feel and know that we are here for them, that we want their complete trust regarding their well being and satisfaction. We want them to embrace us as if we are their home away from home and luckily we always do it.

It was a pleasure for each member of our personnel to be of your service and the entire team looks forward to your next stay.

Best regards.
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San Francisco, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Very close to SJO airport with an easy shuttle back and forth. This isn't really a destination, but more of a 1 night place to stay if you arrive late or leave early through SJO airport. The WiFi is fast enough, breakfast was OK (but free so what can you really expect). All of the TV stations were in Spanish (but once again what do you expect in a Spanish speaking country?).

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear Jake L, thank you for posting your comments.

We are very glad to see how convenient you found the location of our hotel and was able to experience our very comfortable accommodations and great complimentary services. We really do thrive on our guests happiness and satisfaction that is why we do everything we can to comply with all they request and need so they can have a more than successful stay with us.

We are happy to inform you that we do offer cable t.v. with english speaking chanels as well as french, italian and even chinese. Usually there is a chanel guide right on top of the bed side table. If it was not in your room we apologize for it and we would happily send you one if you had let us know. Once again, please accept our apology.

Thank you so much for staying with us, it was a pleasure having you.

Best regards.
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Westport, CT
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a very America-style accommodation a stone's throw from the airport in Alajuela. It was clean and comfortable and perfect for us, given that we had an early morning flight. It was also very convenient to Toyota rental car, just across the street. The shuttle to the airport worked without a hitch. This is an excellent choice for a last night in Costa Rica if you have an early flight.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marjorie E, Public Relations Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear JEBlack, we really appreciate your delightful review. It is always our pleasure to make our guests feel that they got everything and much more from what they were expecting from us as a hotel.

We are very proud to say that yes, we do offer not only the highest quality of services and accommodations but also we have a very friendly and attentive personnel and that our location is so very convenient (we are not only less than a mile away from the airport, but also right in front of one of the country´s main and most important highway and just a parking lot away from several car rentals). We really do thrive on our guests´ happiness and satisfaction and we are thrilled to find out that our goal was definitely achieved with you.

Thank you for choosing us, the entire staff will look forward to your next visit.

Best regards.
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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 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*
Number of rooms: 100
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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