I've stayed at this hotel twice now and have no complaints whatsoever. It is less than a year old, is very clean, and the staff are friendly and speak excellent English. As far as the rooms are concerned, they are fairly standard American-style hotel rooms that you would find just about anywhere in the US. If it wasn't for some of the scenery nearby, you'd hardly notice you weren't in the US. This is certainly an excellent option for anyone with a evening arrival at SJO airport and an early departure, as it is but a stones throw away. That said, this is certainly not the place to spend your entire vacation in Costa Rica.
There is also a Walmart next door and I found it interesting to see the Latin American take on an American classic, although I can't say I've been to a US Walmart more than twice in my life. The only problem I have with the place is their restaurant: way overpriced even for places that cater to tourists in Costa Rica. I cannot think of a place in the US that would charge $30 for a sandwich and a quesadilla, so it was a bit of a shock to come across that at a hotel in Costa Rica. There are, however, a number of decent restaurants nearby, including Monteleone in Alajuela which was a decent value for larger portions of better food.
All in all, this is an excellent choice if you need to find a bed close to the airport. If you keep your eye on their website you can get some excellent deals on rooms too!
- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela Costa Rica
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela is the closest hotel to the International Juan Santamaria Airport in Costa Rica. From the International Arrival Gate, the hotel is just 5 minutes away towards downtown Alajuela. Our location provides the easiest and most convenient access to all the main tourist attractions in the Central Pacific: Puntarenas and Guanacaste, also National Parks such as Manuel Antonio, Carara, Poas, Braulio Carrillo, Volcan Rincon de la Vieja and much more. Some ideas to plan your Costa Rican Vacation are visiting Arenal Volcano, La Paz Waterfalls and other tourist activities and attractions, all starting at Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela, don't forget to take advantage of our free Airport Shuttle every 30 minutes. Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela offers all the essential services and amenities you will need to make your trip as successful as can be. Our new Refreshing Service will provide you a new lobby concept, casual food options and variety of beverage selection. We want to please you and make your stay a very special one! ... more less
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