Sorry everyone, but I have a huge problem agreeing with the ratings and reviews people have given this hotel. Let us be honest with each other, no one in their right mind would pay to stay in this hotel if it was in the US. Especially not even the relatively small amount they asked for compared to other hotels around the airport.
I'll be as nice and impartial as I can be, so I will start out with the good. It is very close to the airport, so has potential for first and last day stay of your trip. The staff is very friendly, and if you arrive late at night you get a crew that is not as good with the English as the day crew is, so be prepared. They do have guards/bellman and cameras watching the place, makes you wonder why they need it though since no other hotel we stayed at had that to offer. They even made us a breakfast to go since we had to get up and go to the airport well before the daily breakfast started in the restaurant. We got a discount for paying with cash. And they do offer to pay for your cab to the airport, which we didnt need since we had rented a car. There is a mall across the highway, long walk, short drive.
Now, let's get back to reality. I've never payed so much to get so little anywhere i've ever stayed in the US (and yes i realize i was in a 3rd world country not in the US). I get 4 star hotels in the US very often online for less then a hundred so first off having to pay what I did for this place, a glorified hostile, is just preposterous.
The design of the hotel was crazy, we were in the back and went around several corners, past the "pool" which was indoors in the hallway. There were dead bugs all over the place, which in other reviews they say are seasonal and just an annoyance, you decide.
The rooms were very tiny. The air-conditioner was like a jet taking off constantly, and never got the room cold. There is a safe which you have to pay to use, go figure. The beds were top 10 worst i've ever slept in. The decor was early 90's central america chic, which is to say, it made me laugh.
Sorry everyone, I am being generous with a two star rating. This is no paradise, its a stop over. Its not a luxury hotel, its an expensive hostel. You don't always get what you pay for, especially in what is not unreasonably expensive CR. I just do not understand why anyone would give this a four or five star review, those should be saved for special places that truely impress. If it was not late at night when we arrived we would have run to either of the other two places that we stayed at near the airport. Do not stay here, its not worth the price ...sorry to the nice Ticos.
I would encourage anyone with questions to contact me so I can save you ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern value-priced 3.5 star San Jose hotel convenient to both the airport and city with free airport shuttle service*. Enjoy a full American and Tico buffet and hot ordered breakfast; 34 spacious smoke-free rooms with A/C, cable, free international phone calls, safe ($1 extra), two new queen beds and a modern tiled bath; a nice restaurant and bar opening into our new outdoor pool complex, full wifi throughout, four guest computers, a new ten-piece gym, car rentals, central to Costa Rica's biggest and best tours, and unequalled travel help and advice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Adventure Hotel San Jose
- Adventure San Jose
- Adventure Inn Costa Rica/San Antonio De Belen