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“Wonderful inn keeps. Small.” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Santa Maria Inn
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   800 M NE From the Pacific Gas Station, Rio Segundo de Alajuela, Costa Rica, Alajuela 20109, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #19 of 54 Alajuela B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful inn keeps. Small.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Passing though San Jose you may want to stay here if you're on a limited budget. May be better considered as a higher end backpacker hotel.
Innkeepers are very nice. Room is small but clean. It's possible to get transportation to the airport if you ask.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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santamariainn, Propietario at Hotel Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you very much for your visit a Santa Maria Inn. it was a pleasure to serve.

Pura Vida,


Sary and family.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Cleanliness: Above Average
Comfort: Average (great beds/bathroom, little noisy outside family room with loud talking & walking up and down stairs noises in the evening hours while we tried to sleep for an early flight in the morning)
Safety: Average, no problems
Transport: Above Average, got us to airport for early flight
Food availability: Below Average
Cost: Excellent

They say on their website for $5 they’ll drive you to a number of places, but refused or were unable to answer my questions about where we could go when we left. We got dropped off at what looked like a shopping center so I thought there must be more than one restaurant. Nope. It was more expensive than a typical American restaurant. We ordered appetizers. I wish we had just ordered something to be delivered, especially since I had a toddler.

The beds were very comfortable, the room was very clean, and if it weren't for our dinner experience and the noise it would have been an excellent and very economical stay. I would recommend it to anyone who knows the above in advance.

Room Tip: The family room is right behind the office and you can hear people being checked in and out.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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santamariainn, Propietario at Hotel Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Was a pleasure to serve. Thanks for your comment. This encourages us to continue working.

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Dawson, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

After being up a 4 am to travel to CR this was a great little Inn to overnight before beginning my travels through the rest of the country.....Inn is clean, comfortable beds, great shower and very friendly owners were at the airport to meet my arrival. Breakfast of fresh fruit, cereal, eggs - made to order, juice, coffee and toast was lovely way to start my day.

There is a free computer for use of the guests as well as wi-fi throughout. Not much in the area as it is very residental but its only a $ 4 cab ride to go into the city of Alajuela that has a great square and market and dining options all withing walking distance. Cabs are all lined up at the square so its easy to return to the Inn. Lots of fresh air at the inn rather than being in the town or San Jose with the heat.

There is no pool or activities at the Inn so it is best for an overnight as it's only about 5 - 10 minutes from the airport.....with no planes flying overhead.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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santamariainn, Propietario at Hotel Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Was a pleasure to serve. Thanks for your comment. This encourages us to continue working.

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Lima, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. We were robbed by a taxi driver in San Jose so the Hotel's shuttle service was highly appreciated.

Room Tip: Chose a Hotel that offeres shuttle service.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Cute and clean little inn close to the airport. They were very accommodating and helped us order takeout when we arrived late at night. It was wonderful to have someone there who spoke excellent English and was able to answer our questions. There is a very nicely outfitted tiny breakfast room with a balcony, microwave, refrigerator, dishes,etc that we were welcome to use any time and the tap water is safe to drink. The family room was very pleasant and roomy with a nice bathroom, coffeemaker and air conditioner. We would stay there again.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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santamariainn, Propietario at Hotel Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you very much for your visit a Santa Maria Inn. it was a pleasure to serve.

Pura Vida,


Sary and family.
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Denver, Colorado
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Stayed here for one night due ro early miening flight. Taxi from airport $5-7 US. Gated secure small inn. Restaurants and parks within walking distance. Very basic but clean and most friendly. Will return.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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santamariainn, Propietario at Hotel Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for your valuable feedback. It was a pleasure to serve them.


Pura Vida.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My friend and I stayed one night at the Hotel Santa Maria Inn on the home leg of our trip to Costa Rica. Clean, comfortable and well located, we were able to get a good night's rest prior to the long flight home.

Recommended for an overnight stop either when arriving or departing.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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santamariainn, Propietario at Hotel Santa Maria Inn, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for your valuable feedback. It was a pleasure to serve them.

Pura Vida.
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Address: 800 M NE From the Pacific Gas Station, Rio Segundo de Alajuela, Costa Rica, Alajuela 20109, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Santa Maria Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Santa Maria Inn located just 5 minutes away from the SJO international Airport will bring you a night full of rest and relax after or before taking a long flight. Our staff will bring you a great service with an important free airport shuttle, to and from. ... more   less 
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