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“Great place to stay with family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cariari, San Antonio De Belen 40701, Costa Rica   |  
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Overland Park, Kansas
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8 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great place to stay with family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011 via mobile

A friend reccomended this place, so we gave it a try. It was our sons 15th birthday and we went to San Jose for some a/c, good food and movies/malls. This is a great place to stay while in San Jose and will probably be our go to place from now on. Good price, spacious rooms, very friendly staff, good breakfast service, good tv's, and some commerce growing next door at a strip mall type place. We will definitely be staying here again when we are back in the big city!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011 via mobile

We have 4 children and often have a difficult time finding a hotel to accommodate us without staying in two separate rooms. The Doubletree Cariari had a perfect suite for us, two bedrooms two bathrooms and a living area. One bedroom had a king bed, the other two doubles. The property is well kept and has a very nice outdoor pool area and kids pool. The restaurant offered a breakfast with lots of choices and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

I needed a place to stay close to the airport and the Doubletree had much better rates than the Marriott, so I stayed there. The rooms are HUGE, there's a flat screen tv in them and the bathroom is sizeable. There's also a secured parking lot a short walk from the lobby. There's also a little casino that has slots, blackjack, roulette and 1 or 2 other games, but no poker. As with all non-US casinos it's very smoky. There's also a large pool.

So I suppose you might ask why I gave this place 3 stars. Well, if they had billed themselves as a 3 star hotel I may have given them 4 or 5, but they are billed as a 4 star place. There's only one restaurant, and it ain't great. This isn't exactly a walking city, so it's nice to be able to have a good meal at your hotel. Breakfast is ok, dinner won't wow you but it will fill your belly. There's a steakhouse coming soon, so that will improve the property. Also, I hate paying for wifi.

I had a problem with the temperature control, but I didn't report it and I can't say if it's a problem in all the rooms. On the plus side the service was great, the front desk, restaurant staff, bellhops were all very friendly.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011 via mobile

Father if five adult children, 3 over 30, two under 14 and one 12 year ol grandson flew in from various locations in the states and met at the hotel for a 7 day vacation. Booked 4 seperate tours at the hotel: irazu, Poa, Tortuga and Aernal an kept 2 days for pool lounging and two for travel. Nothing to say but good things about the staff and customer service. Nice facilities, decent location for a quick walk to the market or food court at the nearby mall. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

I travel to Costa Rica about every two months, a week at a time, for work. I really like this hotel. The staff is very friendly. The rooms are clean and I have never had a problem while staying there. With over 70 nights at this hotel, I can say "I keep coming back". They have a huge flower arrangement in the front lobby that changes often, I always find myself standing there looking at it at some point in my trip. The pool area is always clean and is quite most of the time.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Crown Point, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

My husband travels for business and we are platinum Hilton Honors members. While we get the standard upgrade to a large room and a free cookie, we really felt like the staff was simply mailing it in. No extra effort to go to make sure that we enjoyed our two nights there or to make sure that we had everything that we needed in our room.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fontana, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

We loved our stay at the Doubletree Cariari. It's far enough away from the crazy hustle bustle & crime of San Jose that you feel safe but is located right off the main highway that cuts across Costa Rica. We loved the sprawling grounds full of flowers, beautiful lush grass & trees. Our room was done in teak throughout and simply beautiful. There's a business center upstairs that never closes. You can get online, fax, use the conference room, etc. The all you can breakfast buffet was full of delicious fresh fruit & other treats. We booked a trip to Tortuga Island through the helpful hotel staff who were extremely familiar with all of the excursions which set us at ease. I'd skip the steak house. It was pretty pricey & the food was just okay. Across the freeway is a shopping mall with a food court. If you exchange money at the bank in the mall, beware! I gave the teller $500 US and she tried to give me what amounted to about $40 worth of colones/Costa Rican money then played like she didn't speak the english. We loved the LaPaz Waterfall Garden, the small shops & market on the outskirts of the hotel, Monteverde & the coffeehouses on the way to Poaz Volcano. I cried when we left for the hotel. It was the best 10 days ever!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cariari, San Antonio De Belen 40701, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > San Antonio De Belen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in San Antonio De Belen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose 4*
Number of rooms: 222
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warm, rustic and luxurious, the DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton brings modern day opulence to Costa Rica's capital city. A heavenly urban retreat with spacious guestrooms, a sparkling swimming pool and great service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Doubletree Cariari By Hilton San Jose Hotel San Antonio De Belen
Doubletree San Antonio De Belen
San Jose Hilton
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose Costa Rica/San Antonio De Belen

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