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“Much better than expected for a hotel close to the airport” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica
4km west from SJO International Airport | On the Interamerican Highway, Alajuela 20104, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Aeropuerto San Jose Airport Costa Rica)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 30 Hotels in Alajuela
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Much better than expected for a hotel close to the airport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This clean, quaint hotel was much better than I expected for a hotel close to the airport. The place was clean and the staff were very helpful. The food at the restaurant was good and we had a great time (group was 11 persons). Bird-watchers and flower photographers had a great time exploring the flora and fauna in the gardens surrounding the hotel. Another great thing: if you take one of the orange taxis, the hotel will pay the cost. Even got a free taxi for our early morning flight (6 AM)!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This place was clean, quaint, cute, well manicured, great location, excellent staff, terrific food, well priced, quiet, efficient, absolutely wonderful. It had a bathtub (which is unusual in Costa Rica) a comfortable bed, Wifi, air conditioning, hot water, a TV- everything worked! (which again, can be unusual for Costa Rica). The grounds were very well done and you didn't even feel like you were near a big city! I totally recommend this place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place met our needs for the night.
Close enough to the airport and the hotel has a deal with an official taxi company so transfer from the airport was basically door to door. As soon as you get outside the airport to the taxi stand, tell a taxi driver the name of the hotel and everything else is taken care of.
My friend and I arrived separately to San Jose airport on the same night, she was around 10pm and I arrived 2hours earlier, so we also arrived to the hotel separately but there was no issues with that arrangement either.

We needed to leave the hotel the next morning to get to the Holiday Inn Express near the airport to catch a collective shuttle for La Fortuna from there, but even that taxi ride was arranged for free by the friendly hotel staff.

It is not a place to have a long a vacation, but it is a convenient and great place to have a night after a long flight journey. If you are arriving in the evening, you can just crash in there for a decent sleep in a air-conditioned room with clean beds and some breakfast before you get on your way to other destinations.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This place met our needs for the night. It was exactly as advertised. We got in late around 10:45pm. From our plane touching down to being in bed at the Hotel was only about 1hr and 15 minutes. Finding an official taxi is very easy even at night and the Hotel has a deal worked out where the pay the cab fare when you arrive. The cabbies all know the drill. It is not a place you would want to spend your vacation but if you just need a clean bed, air-conditioning, and some breakfast before you get on your way this may be your best option.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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HotelAeropuerto, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Dear Mike Michaels, thank you for your review, we are glad to know your stay in our hotel was a good fit for you. Our partnership with the official taxis (Taxis Unidos) has proven to be very successful as they are available 24/7 and with a fleet of more than 60 vehicles they are always ready to serve our guests.
We will continue providing this service to all our guests in the future.
Thank you for choosing Hotel Aeropuerto and we hope to have you with us again.

Regards!

David Delgado
Hotel Aeropuerto
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Richfield, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Just a few minutes ride from the airport. Take the orange taxi and the hotel will pay your cab fair. Our flight left at 0600 and they had shuttle waiting for us at 0400. Secured/attended parking lot if you have a rental car. Restaurant had excellent food. The hotel staff were VERY friendly and helpful. David gave great directions for driving to Playa de Samara.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAeropuerto, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Dear Tim, thank you for staying with us, is very good to know the transportation from the airport on you first night and to the airport on you second night went smooth. The restaurant indeed has excellent food and of course will pass your comment to the kitchen staff, we are proud of our customer service and will keep working on making it even better.
Personally it was a pleasure to interact with you and giving you directions was not a problem. Hope to have you back in the hotel.

Regards,

David Delgado
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Not quite on the airport but certainly very accessible on arrival - you just grab any orange cab, a ten minute ride (or will be once they've finished the Route 1 roadworks) and the hotel pays the cab fare. The hotel is a little tired in decor but quite comfortable. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was authentic Costa Rican style - gallo pinto etc - but no US-style option if that's what you're looking for. Didn't use the pool but it looked nice enough. Would recommend this hotel for first or last overnight on a tourist trip to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAeropuerto, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Dear Magellan76, thank you for recommending Hotel Aeropuerto for the first and last nights in the country. I’m sorry about the roadwork and hope to be finished within this month. We will keep working on the décor of the rooms and thank you for pointing out the friendliness of our staff, they are constantly trained to provide the best service to our guests in order to make them always happy. At the moment we do not provide U.S style breakfast, but will contemplate to start serving it in the near future. For the moment we will continue serving the Costa Rican Style buffet breakfast with fruits and cereals and if by any reason any customer wants to have other option we would like to be advised before their arrival so we can attend their request in a prompt manner. Make sure next time to use our pool, is very refreshing in sunny days.

Regards!

David Delgado
Hotel Aeropuerto
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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I spent a week at the hotel when I visited Costa Rica and found the hotel to be top rate. They have a beautiful pool, the rooms are clean, not overly fancy and best of all, have air conditioning (a wonderful change from the jungle). The staff is awesome. They are accomodating in every way, arranging trips for sightseeing, finding cabs and getting rates at any time of the day or night. The hotel restaurant has a fabulous continental breakfast with eggs, rice, beans, fruit and assorted juices. The waiters are helpful and will remember favorites if you order them regularly. Food was good. Free computer access makes this extra great! I'd stay again and it's very close to the airport so that makes it convenient in that way as well.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4km west from SJO International Airport | On the Interamerican Highway, Alajuela 20104, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Aeropuerto San Jose Airport Costa Rica)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #12 of 30 Hotels in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featuring free transportation from and to SJO International airport, this comfortable hotel is an ideal base for your trip (3 stars). Those traveling long distances will particularly appreciate the proximity of the hotel to the motorway. The hotel is located in direct proximity to the airport (4.0 km). The reception desk, which is manned 24 hours, also has a hotel safe. The hotel provides free WI-FI in your room or via a wireless connection in public areas. Feel free to enjoy room service or the wake-up facility when staying at the hotel. The hotel operates a suite of business facilities. The friendly team at reception will provide you with more information on the hotel's own car rental offer. Don't worry about finding a parking space, the hotel offers free parking for guests. The rooms benefit from cable television and telephones. All bathrooms are naturally equipped with a hairdryer. Do you want to book a non-smoking room? Are you traveling with your family and do you need a cot? We will gladly cater for your wishes - please indicate them when booking your room. Your room also has a safe. Air-conditioning ensures that the room temperature is always comfortable. Whether you just want to play around or you take your training seriously, the hotel swimming pool is there for you! Forget the worries of the day as you enjoy a relaxing massage. Treat yourself to a meal in the restaurant, with outdoor seating, where diabetics and vegetarians can find tasty dishes too. In the evening we will welcome you to the hotel bar. ... more   less 
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Aeropuerto Hotel Alajuela
Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica Alajuela

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