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Country Inns & Suites By Carlson San Jose
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ciudad Cariari, San Antonio De Belen 357-2120, Costa Rica   |  
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“Good stay for 1 night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed for one night at the end of the trip and was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The king room was large, spacious, and clean (although in desperate need of some updating), had good AC, and the bed was comfortable. The hotel dinner menu was expensive, but there are several affordable and good restaurants a 5 minute walk away. The included breakfast offered plenty of standard choices and the coffee was good. Check-out at 12 meant we had plenty of time to swim in the clean, well-kept pool and lounge in the sun before leaving for our flight. Good free shuttle to airport and total time between the hotel and the airport was less than 15 minutes. It was the perfect place to spend a night on the way out of town.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I stayed 2 nights in the beginning and end of a recent trip to Costa Rica. I did not get to experience the hotel a lot. Both the occasion, I got a room upgrade (I trust so, as the room was booked as part of a package through a travel agency). Quality breakfast was offered in the restaurant. Rooms were well furnished,with great service from staff, I will prefer to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Island, Lk. Superior
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I hope this is the correct place to which I refer. Near the airport but no shuttle service so taxi was extra. For only $65 we had a very nice room but the bed was up in a loft (interesting stairs) and the toilet was downstairs (a bit cramped). We wish the AC was turned on in advance of our arrival (we booked reservations). The restaurant served a fantastic stuffed snapper but the bar service was tediously slow. We stayed only 6 hours to avoid sleeping in the airport. It was well worth it even though there was a constant rumble of other AC's..

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Belize City, Belize
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Stayed here during the Central American Games ....was a wonderful experience with great staff!
Spent a week here and enjoyed it totally....As much as this place was a little ways off from City Center it is near to Plaza Cariari for shopping with a quaint souvenir shop nearby!
The grounds are always well kept and botanical plant names are posted.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RD_GuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Country Inns & Suites By Carlson San Jose, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear, Belizebwai

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed Belizebwai. We look forward to your next stay.

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Best Regards

Mauricio Luna
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+506 20106000
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Wilton, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed here on our last night to catch a morning flight. Hotel is ok. Service was ok. i have no big complaints. they did their job. They keep the hotel clean but it is outdated. We were in the Presidential Suite which was big and nice but incredibly outdated! They have an airport shuttle but it only goes once an hour so keep that in mind. Breakfast was included but was not very good. Please know that this review comes from someone who stayed in five star resorts on the other nights so I might be jaded. I think for a discount hotel it is fine but if looking for an airport hotel I would pick one of the newer ones.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carlson Hotels C, Online Customer Support at Country Inns & Suites By Carlson San Jose, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you for providing your feedback regarding your stay at the Country Inn & Suites San Jose, Costa Rica. We were very sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your stay due to the fact that the hotel seemed outdated and your breakfast was not agreeable. We will take your comments and share them with hotel management and staff to ensure corrective action is taken. If you would like to further discuss your stay with one of our agents, please contact us directly at ccare@carlsonrezidor.com

Thank you,
Deanna
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Kimberly, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My first impression of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Jose, Costa Rica began before my arrival. A couple of days before departure I e-mailed the hotel directly. I stated our flight number and arrival time, and that I knew they had an airport shuttle service – how should I contact them upon our arrival? They promptly wrote back that there was no need for me to contact them. That a driver would be waiting for us holding a placard with my name, and the hotel’s logo. After passing customs, all international travelers seem to be funneled out the same exit at that airport. The doors open to a throng of people loudly offering taxis, tours, and places to stay. It might have been a bit intimidating if not for a friendly man holding a sign with my name in bold letters. The complimentary airport shuttle is so appreciated!
The desk staff was very welcoming. We had chosen a junior suite and stayed in room 118. King-sized bed, two TV's, two love seats, ottomans, a microwave and mini-fridge. Our room had a private deck overlooking the pool (approximately 18 x 24 feet) with two patio chairs and a small table.
Our first meal in Costa Rica was at the hotel restaurant. I had a chicken and mushroom dish that was delicious, and of such generous proportion that the leftovers were my supper for the next night. In fact, the waiter carefully packaged up my leftovers between two disposable plates, wrapping it all in plastic wrap while securing a napkin and fork to the package. It was very thoughtful. The open air restaurant overlooks the pools and the area is beautifully landscaped and attracted many birds for viewing.
I looked forward to the free breakfast the next morning, but was rather dismayed to see a very large group of people (perhaps high school or college age) go to breakfast while we were still getting ready. We have had this happen many times in the United States at various hotel chains. A school or youth group goes into the smallish breakfast room and the poor hostess is not capable of keeping all of the foods filled, nor is there any seating room for anyone else. I needn’t have worried. This hotel has foresight for such conditions and groups are offered breakfast in a separate dining area! The array of options offered for a complimentary breakfast was astounding! Eggs - made to order, pastries, cheese, breads, juices, rice and beans, and enticing fruits were plentiful!
We were booked at the hotel for February 16-18, and again before our return to the States on February 22-23rd. We liked our room so much that we requested (and got) the same one for our last night as well. Sadly, we had to leave for the airport at 6:00 am, before breakfast would be served – the lobby staff does provide coffee, fruit and pastry for those who must leave early. Again, the shuttle was complimentary

Room Tip: Room 118 has a great view, great patio and is quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Great value for money - you get a lot of space for a little here. Very clean, great amenities. Lovely staff. Very close to a mall for shopping, a large gym, supermarkets within 3 mins walking, nice cafes etc.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Ciudad Cariari, San Antonio De Belen 357-2120, Costa Rica
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in San Antonio De Belen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Country Inns & Suites By Carlson San Jose 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and Enjoy at San Jose Hotel's Location in Costa RicaAn inviting atmosphere, quality services and a convenient location near San Jose International Airport makes the Country Inn & Suites the perfect place for San Jose visitors to land. This hotel's location in Costa Rica offers thoughtful amenities designed to encourage rest and relaxation with two swimming pools, an on-site Fitness Center, an on-site restaurant and spacious guest rooms featuring attractive decor and home comforts. The Country Inn & Suites San Jose, Costa Rica hotel is perfect for business travelers, families or newlyweds as its conveniently located near downtown San Jose and major attractions like INBioparque, Volcano Poas and the Cafe Britt coffee plantation. Book online today and discover why this San Jose hotel's location in Costa Rica makes a great relaxation destination. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Country Inn & Suites San Jose Hotel San Antonio De Belen
Country Inn And Suites San Jose
San Jose Country Inn
Country Inn San Jose
Country Inns & Suites By Carlson San Jose Costa Rica/San Antonio De Belen

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