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“Great place to end a vacation” 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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Altoona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place to end a vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We traveled to Costa Rica and although was a cloudy and rainy week this Hotel was a perfect end to stay and relax before traveling home. Close to Airport and very nice Hotel. However the didn't pay into my honors points!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Margie_Aristy, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose. I’m happy to hear that our service and great amenities made your stay more comfortable. Please do not hesitate to contact us at sjodt_ventas@hilton.com to check the situation with your HHonors Points. Hope to see you again soon! Margie Aristy, Director of Sales & Marketing.
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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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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed at this hotel at the start and end of a tour. Located near the airport, but not so near that it is noisy, this hotel cost only a $12 cab ride to get to and we took their airport shuttle back to the airport for $8.

At check-in, they give you a tasty warm cookie. Next to the front desk is a computer area where you can access the Internet or print your boarding passes.

We stayed in a room on the ground floor near the lobby on our first stay, so didn’t realize how large the place was until our second stay when we were on the second floor and further from the lobby.

The rooms were a good size with tile floors, a large window and modern bathroom fixtures.

The complex has a decent sized pool and a hot tub. There are some shops within the hotel. The restaurant section is open-air near the pool. They have a nicely equipped modern gym next to the spa.

Just out the front door and to the right is a small shopping and restaurant area. We ate at the Italian restaurant here and liked it. There is also a grocery store in this area where you can purchase, water, drinks, snacks, etc. Take along a corkscrew and grab a bottle of wine from here to save a few dollars.

Room Tip: If you have mobility issues, ask for a room near the lobby.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Margie_Aristy, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
We’re happy you had a great stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose. Come see us again soon – we’ve got a delicious chocolate chip cookie waiting for you! Safe travels…. Margie Aristy, Director of Sales & Marketing.
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Fredericton, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

After a long day of travel to get to Costa Rica this hotel is close to the airport and most important clean. It is a bit on the pricy side. We had the salmon for dinner and it was wonderful. Drinks were yummy but a little small. All of the staff were friendly and helpful with whatever we needed. I would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Margie_Aristy, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to send us the great review. We hope to see you again soon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose! Margie Aristy, Director of Sales & Marketing.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

It's near to the airport, which makes it ideal for the first night in Costa Rica. There seems to be a golf course nearby, but we just stayed one night before going to the Pacific coast. This hotel is great going that direction, because it's on the Western side of San Jose, so you never have to drive through the city.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Margie_Aristy, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments about your recent stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose. We hope to see you again soon. Safe travels. Margie Aristy, Director of Sales & Marketing.
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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Staff took really good care of us! The first room had some issues and they immediately moved us to a room that met our expectations! Very convenient to the airport and San Jose. The staff arranged everything that we requested! Would stay at this property again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Margie_Aristy, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thanks for staying here at the Doubletree by Hilton Cariari San Jose - Costa Rica. We’re glad you had a taste of our warm, caring service (along with our delicious cookie at check in). We look forward to welcoming you back. Margie Aristy, Director of Sales & Marketing.
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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stayed here 2 separate nights, one before flying to OSA Peninsula from Tobias airport and one night before early flight back to NYC.
Both our rooms were very clean and the decor was fairly new. The breakfast was delicious and varied. Will stay here again next trip. There is a new gourmet grocery store walking distance where you can pick up snacks or prepared food for dinner.

  • 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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Margie_Aristy, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments about your recent stay at the Doubletree by Hilton Cariari San Jose. We hope to see you again soon. Margie Aristy, Director of Sales & Marketing.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I had a great experience here, we had a training session for some customers and it could not have gone better. The rooms, service and the food was fantastic. Please stay here you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: I had a Balcony, great for sunset and rises!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Margie_Aristy, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thanks for staying here at the Doubletree by Hilton Cariari San Jose. We’re glad you had a taste of our warm, caring service (along with our delicious cookie at check in). We look forward to welcoming you back. Margie Aristy, Director of Sales & Marketing.
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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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