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Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   700 mts West from Bridgestone/Firestone, San Antonio De Belen 502-4005, Costa Rica   |  
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Southlake, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

We stayed at this beautiful property for the beginning at end of our Costa Rica trip to be close to the aiport for arrival and departure and it was the smartest thing we could ever do!

Our flight arrived very late that evening and the courtesy airport shuttle was right there to pick us up. When we arrived at the hotel, although late at night, the hotel was staffed with plenty of employees to accomodate everyone checking in. Very smooth process.

All employees we dealt with were extremely professional and helpful.

The hotel is in mint condition and is just beautiful - probably one of the nicest Marriotts I've ever seen. The conceirge room is very nice with a wonderful coffee/expresso maker, very large and plenty of snacks through out the day. Excellent food for breakfast and lunch and an excellent assortment of beverages.

The rooms are spotless and very well appointed. The hotel offers excellent views and the grounds are beautiful. Food at the hotel was delicious and beverages are $2-3 less expensive than at the other Marriott in CR.

Excellent gift shop as well.

If you have a chance stay at this property - you will not be disappointed. It was such pleasure staying here.

Stayed November 2007
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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manitou springs, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2008

We stayed here one night before leaving back to the U.S. from San Jose. We're super happy with our choice. It is very close to the airport and offers free shuttle service. The hotel grounds are amazing with great mountain views, awesome pool area & hot tub, driving range, and numerous other amenities. They offer a few options for restaurants and bars, which all were good. The wine and tapas bar was fantastic! The place has all open air stairwells and has a very nice layout for a huge hotel. The rooms were very well-appointed. The gift shop was one of the nicest I found in San Jose. After staying one night at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica, this hotel was a complete turn-around for the better. I'd definitely stay here again.

Stayed December 2007
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marleasil
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

We stayed at the Marriott San Jose in Costa Rica - Dec. 24 and 25 - left for the San Carlos Area and returned for a second stay from the 28th - Jan. 1. An excellent, excellent decision to stay at this hotel! The week between xmas and New Year's Eve is the busiest in Costa Rica. This hotel is a luxury property but not too large to be overwhelming and impersonal. The weather was superb - and we were told by locals that the climate generally here is better than in other parts of CR. The service was impeccable with a genuinely friendly staff. We participated in two tours - our favorite was to La Paz Waterfalls - terrific tour. *** During our stay a major sports celebrity was also a guest . The staff treated him nicely, but with the same respect and courtesy they gave everyone else. This person can stay anywhere - and chose this hotel which should say something! A delightful stay at a lovely hotel.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Los Angeles, CA
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2007

At $172 + tax per night, this was a good choice, but after spending 5 days (what were we thinking?), we realized, there is NOTHING to do in San Jose. We were hoping for some sun/pool/relaxation before heading back home, but it was cloudy, cold and rainy all five days. BLECH. The food is VERY overpriced, and we actually had to fight with the manager to empty the minibar so we could use the fridge to store some water from the supermarket. This is definitely a nice, clean hotel (comfy bed and sheets), but do yourself a favor and only stay in San Jose for the nights you need to.

  • Liked — Nice hotel
  • Disliked — Nothing to do in San Jose
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2007

We chose this hotel mostly as a staging ground to get to the airport and to avoid San Jose. We paid $185 (+ tax), which is a bit pricey for the budget minded, but the location can't be beat. The property is gorgeous and our room was large, clean, and comfortable. The internet was overpriced ($8.00 for 1/2 hour), but was expected for a business hotel. Self-parking is free.

The pool looked really nice and there is a small walking path around the golf course. The more low-key option for dining is the lounge with outdoor seating and a view of the city lights. The food was tasty and the wait staff were extra nice. For breakfast there is a "Starbucks" type cafe where you can sit outside.

This hotel has a nice location to the airport, but it is a bit of a splurge and you get what you pay for. It is a really nice hotel, but definitely not an inexpensive one.

  • Liked — Hotel property and grounds
  • Disliked — Overpriced internet
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2007

This hotel is gorgeous and the service was remarkable. There are a lot to do within the property itself, so you could totally spend a whole day. There's a nice coffee shop in the premise and you've got to try the empanadas con queso. Then there was the goat cheesecake at La Isabela, the spanish restaurant at the hotel. This was my first goat cheesecake and it was absolutely fantastic!! The salmon ceviche at Antiqua, the other restaurant, was also delicious, made with fresh shaved coconut meat and ginger.

If you're planning to stay in San Jose as an anchor location, then this hotel is perfect. I would recommend to avoid San Jose downtown area - not too safe, quite dirty, and no beauty to see.

  • Liked — Very comfortable bed and goat cheesecake!!!
  • Disliked — can't think of anything
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2007

Excellent location, very clean..all that you can expect from a Marriott. For San Jose which has a very low cost of living, the Marriott was the most expensive hotel in the city. We picked it b/c of proximity to the airport. At 139 a night, we were willing to pay for location. On Thanksgiving night they kicked the price up to 200 bucks! We killed that reservation and decided to stay elsewhere. It's a 9 out of 10.

  • Liked — Location to the airport
  • Disliked — very very expensive for San Jose
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 700 mts West from Bridgestone/Firestone, San Antonio De Belen 502-4005, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > San Antonio De Belen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in San Antonio De Belen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose 4*
Number of rooms: 299
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