Spent two nights at Adventure Inn - one upon arriving in San Jose, and one just before an early morning departure.
From the minute I booked the rooms, the staff at Adventure Inn went beyond the call of duty to help make our arrival and departure seamless. I received the most comprehensive reservation confirmation I have ever seen - pages of information not just about the hotel and San Jose, but general travel tips for travelling in Costa Rica, with an invitation to ask for more information if I needed it. Their website includes pages of similar helpful tips and advice. I could tell that these people care about the experience people will have when visiting Costa Rica.
Our party arrived on separate flights, which was no problem. Adventure Inn had a shuttle waiting for us, which drove us to the hotel for no charge - much appreciated after a long day of flying!
Our room was large & clean, with all the amenities a traveler could hope for (and more!)... coffee maker in the room, TV, shower, free WiFi and free international calls! Also 4 computers with internet access in the common area upstairs - great for the safe arrival check in to the folks back home. A shelf of books, sofas for lounging, and a little gym to get the oxygen flowing! We were just there to lay down our weary heads and get on the road the next morning, but the experience at the hotel was a great way to start our trip.
They have a nice pool, which we didn't use except to stick our feet in.
Breakfast was included, and was well beyond any included breakfast I've had - a great buffet with fruit, bread, cereal, juices, coffee etc. as well as a menu to order a variety of other hot breakfast items (eggs, gallo pinto etc.). Yum!!!! Far exceeded my expectations here for sure.
Adventure Inn arranged a car rental for us and this process went smoothly as well. Eric had answered my many questions about what kind and size of vehicle we should rent, and we were extremely pleased with our choice (for 4 ppl, we got a Suziki Gran Vitara). It was $479 for a week, and we spent $100 on gas. Good deal! We were expecting to pay between $600-$800 for the car, so getting a break on the rate was appreciated. The car rental company dropped the car off at the hotel the next morning and we did the paperwork and were on our way!
On the return portion, the car rental company came back to Adventure Inn to pick up the car, which was awesome because we were not too keen on trying to navigate our way around the city.
We had gone from needing 2 rooms for our party to deciding to squeeze 5 of us into one room, which Adventure Inn cheerfully accommodated, and we had a huge room with 3 beds and plenty of space to get organized before departure! We had a 7am flight - Adventure Inn once again arranged a shuttle for us as well as providing us with a small snack since we would miss our included breakfast the next morning. All we had to do was present our meal ticket at the bar the night before, and at 5am we collected our fresh fruit, sandwich & juice pack at the front desk. Nothing fancy, but definitely appreciated and a great example of the level of hospitality you can expect from these folks.
Adventure Inn is, in fact, nothing fancy.... but it is friendly, helpful, clean and perfectly suited our needs as a place to start and end our visit to Costa Rica. We all agreed we would stay there again and would recommend it to people looking for a convenient place to stay near the airport.
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