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“Conferences? High End business deals? "Wow" them with a classy hotel.” 5 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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“Conferences? High End business deals? "Wow" them with a classy hotel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

About two weeks ago I spent a full twelve hours at this hotel during a conference of missionaries who came from throughout central america for a series of discourses, fine room and fine dining experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have a B&B near the airport, a small place but clean and quiet. Many of my friends stay for a a night or two at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose, conduct their business, the they come to my place for a week or two. Why don't they just stay at my B&B the whole time? Because, they tell me that their clients are impressed by the opulence and class of this hotel, and they give a better deal while negotiating as developers, etc. if they see them at this Marriott. They wine and dine them, close the deal, and then come to my place to enjoy the rest of the time here. Great idea!

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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Central Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The hotel is only 15 minutes from the airport, which makes it ideal for catching the flight back home. The taxi ride is $10-$15 each way. The food was excellent, especially the sea bass on their dinner menu. Koyle cabernet is a great wine choice, even with fish. The breakfast buffet provided a wide assortment of yummy dishes. Our room location was at the back of the hotel overlooking a soccer field and cows in a pasture. There was no cow odor. It was not a barnyard, just cows in a pasture...very peaceful. The gift shop had a small deli and a wide variety of memorabilia to take home or send home. We took advantage of sending 10 bags of coffee home @ $99.00, shipping included, to share with friends and family. We placed the order on Saturday and the coffee was delivered the following Friday....less than a week!!! There was a small coffee plantation on the premises to tour. A great overnight stay, close to the airport, on our way home.

Room Tip: If you like quiet and a peaceful view, Room #480 - #482 are a good choice.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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miami,fl
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16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I've stayed here a few other times years ago and really enjoyed it previously. This time, not so much. The property itself is very nice and the pool and restaurant areas are very relaxing. The staff is helpful and accommodating. The breakfast is delicious and they have a really good spread.

My issue with the hotel was the noise. At first we were taken to a nice room facing the pool in the new Wong of the hotel. The bedroom is spacious, but it had a connecting door to a other room. The room had only tile floor, no carpets, so when you move chairs, it made that loud dragging noise. Now imagine that, but now it's coming from next door. Aside from that, the ppl staying next door were being extremely loud, so we eventually requested to change rooms. The next room was in the normal part of the hotel in the executive floor. This room had carpet, a much softer bed- which was great and had extra accessories like a flower next to the bathroom sink, but the room was not cleaned properly. Thoughout the night, I did not get a decent sleep because there were hotel guests that were loud drunks hanging out in the halls late at night and all the halls have tiles so everything echoed into the rooms.

If you are fussy about noise, I don't suggest this place, but other than that, if you spend your time outside during the day, it can be relaxing anda nice getaway from the city.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Marriott Costa Rica for a week with our kids ages 11-17. The rooms were nice but the girls wished the washroom had been bigger and brighter. We upgraded to executive for $50/night for the excellent breakfast, free wifi, unlimited coffee and cold drinks and access to the executive lounge. Everything was very clean including the pools although they were a bit cool. The 300yd driving range was $20 then $8/bucket of balls. We used the tennis facility, but not much because they charged too much for something that should have been free. Food at the hotel was pricey but good. The hotel is beautiful and sits on 100 or more acres so the boys loved to explore in the safety of the grounds. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The travel agent there can book most any excursion for you but they do tack on a significant fee. We had a rental car and parking was free. I will say if you are going to rent a car, you MUST have a Costa Rican program loaded from NavSat or Trackit on your Garmin before you arrive or you will not survive. I do NOT recommend most people drive there. The absolute best GPS program is Waze for your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. But it does use data which is very pricey unless you have an unlocked phone and put a $5 SIM card in it in Costa Rica. Overall it was a very nice hotel

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Beautiful Property! Located in Heredia which is just outside San Jose. Besides the Intercontinental, this is probably the only other property in san Jose of this caliber. The rooms were clean and well laid out. We had a nice room with a small balcony facing out into the pool area. I higly recommend asking for a pool view as the views from this direction are fantastic.

I walked the entire grounds which include a historic church, driving range, and running path as well. We used the spa while there and the services were nice, although not amazing.

the only downside to this property is that food service, in the restaurant and around the pool, is not good. There is always a long wait (Expect 1-2 hours for each meal).

Room Tip: Choose pool facing room
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ashland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a great resort to relax. It is not "near" much - you can't walk to many places; the airport is about 15 min away and San Jose is 25 min. If you do want to travel the hotel will take carr of every detail. there are restaurants and sites not that far away. But for beauty tranquility calmness - this is the place. This is NOT a party hotel. The large resort is an old coffee plantation, so large there is a small golf course. service is great and very curteous. The 2 restaurants are fine, service again is good - food is......typical. The bars are nice amd you can hear yourself. Oddly the hotel always seems empty but in the mornings the restaurants are packed so I'm not sure where they are hiding everyone. The rooms are big, king size beds, large tub. The closet to hang your clothes could be bigger but that's a little not picky because the dressers are large. There are some events on the weekends that can go late into the evening so just be careful - it probably best to get a higher floor room and off to one of the wings. Nice pool though unheated and really nice jacuzzi.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Every time we come to Costa Rica we stay here first to relax and plan the next few days! It is a beautiful hotel in the Spanish Colonial style with very nice rooms and good food! The pool is lovely and there is a spa and a nice gift shop! Sometimes we stay here before and after our trip!

Room Tip: The upper level rooms overlooking the mountains are very nice!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Antonio De Belen
#2 Family Hotel in San Antonio De Belen
#2 Green Hotel 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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