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“Good. Not centrally located.” 4 of 5 stars
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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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21 hotel reviews
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“Good. Not centrally located.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Overall good stay, good service, good gym, good pool (water too cold), good jacuzzi. Fair price ifyou have a corporate rate, if not too expensive.

Areas for improvement: corridors too noisy!! Very difficult to sleep when people talk in the corridors... Not to mention when guests walk with their carry ons... You can hear those wheels on the corridor tiles!!

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We chose the Marriott for our last night in San Jose for its close proximity to the airport. In that regard, it was a good choice. They provide a taxi service at the hotel which was easily able to accommodate our party of seven and lots of luggage. The airport was only about 15-20 minutes away.

The hotel was very clean, the grounds impeccable, and the rooms spacious and comfortable. However, the tiled hallways reverberate with sounds from rolling luggage to conversations between guests.

We went to the restaurant downstairs for dinner. They were clearly not prepared for the number of guests that turned up that night. We were seated in the bar area and had to wait so long for our food we considered leaving.

The gift shop was quite nice and the food in the concierge lounge tasty. The front desk personnel were helpful, prompt, and professional.

I rated this hotel as average only because of the hallway noise and our dining experience; otherwise, we found this Marriott to be very high quality and a good value.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Managua, Nicaragua
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Nice details all over around the property.

It have several and good restaurants. The only con it's that rates are a lot higher than those for similar properties in Central America; perhaps, Costa Rica hotel rates are the expensive ones in the region.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed here for two single nights on either side of a trip to the Osa Peninsula. It was great having a clean, easy hotel to re-pack and get organized for our jungle expedition.

I recommend this hotel for a first or last night around airport travel. Super convenient to the International one, and only about 15-20 minutes by cab to the domestic airport.

Beyond airport convenience, it's a delightful place for R&R amongst the other more challenging adventuring. Perhaps because we were doing all the driving, navigating - lots of hiking and exploring, staying at a Spanish-villa-style Marriott was a welcome retreat. The ambiance was lovely, the pools relaxing and a good breather. The food was fine, although US prices. And don't buy anything in the gift shop - the prices were even higher there than the same Britt shop at the airport.

Location in relation to airports is helpful, with unpredictable / busy traffic at times. Although there are some really nice places in Heredia, if you have to get to an airport and you get jammed in a crawling line, you might find the drive frustrating. And if you choose a hotel in central San Jose, but you won't have time to actually see the city core, there's not much reason to be there overnight - so why not choose this deluxe pocket of posh.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 4th floor, had a scenic view of the valley and hills. Request a room above ground...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

After spending three nights in Manuel Antonio, we stayed at the Marriott to be close to the San Jose airport before flying out the next morning. The location is excellent for that purpose, only a couple miles to the airport.

The hotel is very large with a lovely pool area and a nice small walkway around the grounds. An excellent spot for birdwatching!

The restaurant was very expensive. Over $40 spent on two burgers and a shared bottle water. We were enticed into buying a $30 per person upgrade that gave us access to the executive lounge. You can go in and out of this lounge all day to get water, soft drinks, coffee, etc. The "dinner" that was included was a joke. There were a couple of items from the frozen section at the supermarket - bacon wrapped weenies and mini quiches, literally frozen brownies, and some deli meats and cheeses. They did not replenish the food very often either. Breakfast was a little better, but was typical continental breakfast style. But, based on the other prices at the restaurants, this may still be a better deal.

There's a nice gift shop in the hotel.

The open hallways and tiled floors are pretty loud and the doors make very big bangs when they close.

I think this hotel was good for a stopping point before going to the airport, but I wouldn't come here for an extended stay.

Room Tip: While we did not have a pool view, our side room by the tennis courts did have a view of a pasture w...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We spent the last night of our 9- day Costa Rica outdoors adventure at the Marriott. It was wonderful to be pampered in such a beautiful place. Pool was great. Flocks of Parrots chattered in the Palm trees off our balcony. Very convenient to the airports.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Park City, UT
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a very nice, clean hotel which is fairly well located in San Jose. The building and grounds of the hotel are very central american, and beautiful. There is ample room to hit golf balls, or walk the grounds. The pool, fitness center and spa are all very nice and comfortable. The rooms are clean and adequate. The bar is cozy, and all food is good. Overall, the atmosphere is wonderful. The only thing about the hotel that I did not like is the area where the property is located. Really, when staying at this hotel, you are confined to the property, unless you have a car, or utilize public transportation (which is ample). You will find 24hr. taxi service, and plenty of tour buses. Also, this property is no more than 7-10 mins away from the airport, which is nice.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 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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