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“Excellent place near the airport” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica

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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
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent place near the airport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Lovely garden, very clean and spacious rooms, friendly and helpful staff, all speak decent English (which you can't take for granted in Costa Rica). Breakfast is included and it is pretty decent - eggs, rice and beans, cereal, coffee, toasts and jam, tasty fruits (bananas, pineapples, watermelons, etc). WI FI in the room worked fine.
The hotel will pay for your ride to and from the airport or nearest bus station on your first and last day at the hotel (which saves you about $8 each way). Cab drivers all know the drill, they will walk to the hotel lobby and collect their pay.
Tip: We didn't have a car, and there is no bus stop in the walking distance from the hotel, so we had to take a cab to the airport and from there catch a bus to San Jose. Ask the hotel staff - they can arrange a free ride for you with someone who is going to the airport.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • 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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Eatonville
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This was our second stay here and it was perfect both times. Rooms are clean, quiet, and comfortable and the motel was excellent at giving us a wake-up call and having our free shuttle ready to go to the airport on time. The highlight is certainly the adjoining steak house restaurant that serves very tasty traditional Costa Rican food and steak for two for under $20(American). This was the best dinner of our entire 12-day stay! We regretted that our early flight the next day forced us to miss the free breakfast. We definitely plan to return to Costa Rica, and will also plan our first and/or last night here next time too.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Doha
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51 reviews 51 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed here two nights prior to leaving Costa Rica after a 4week stay in this beautiful country. The hotel is very convenient to the airport but as there is not much else around here I would recommend it as a one night stay. Efficient, friendly service at check-in. The hotel itself is very comfortable with amenities not always found in hotels throughout Costa Rica eg bath tub, hot water, flat screen tv, coffee maker. The restaurant does not open until 3pm (other than breakfast) where service is very good but the food is mediocre. Owner drove us to the airport at 5 am, very much appreciated.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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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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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Additional Information about Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica

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
Hotel Style:
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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