for those leaving on an early flight out of SJO, this hotel can't be beat.
very close to the airport, there's a denny's and a rosti pollo in the same complex (if you need food and can't drive), and it's a short drive to the international mall and walmart (cheap local snacks, chocolate and coffee).
tips for those renting cars: drop off your rental car the night before your flight out of sjo, ask the rental car company to drop you off at this hotel instead of the airport, and use the free shuttle to the airport the next day to get to sjo. super convenient! they will also provide a to-go breakfast bag for you if you're leaving before 6am. :)