Shiny and new in all respects, and completely, predictably Marriott-branded. If you've every stayed at a Courtyard, you know exactly what to expect.
Couldn't be closer to the airport.
The food was remarkably good, lots of "typical" Costa Rican dishes, plus pizza and the like. The restaurant staff nicely allowed us to carry our bottle of wine to our room while we were waiting for our food to be delivered.
The desk staff generously allowed me to use their phone---at no charge--to call my airline (and hand around on hold for about 20 minutes, as usual) to figure out a check-in glitch.
One huge caveat: If you need to ask driving directions be very, very sure you get ahold of someone who knows what they're talking about and who is able to provide the CORRECT map. The very nice young woman at the front desk gave me husband erroneous directions to the Dollar Rent a Car office, which turned what should have been a twenty minute round trip into a two-hour, in-the-dark wild ride around Alauela and San Jose. Not fun.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela Costa Rica