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“Good hotel, but ask for a room in the back...” 4 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ave. Escazu Complex, Prospero Fernandez Hwy, Escazu 1250, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Escazu
Weston, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Good hotel, but ask for a room in the back...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Hotel was undergoing renovations when I last went, rooms are spacious and personnel is very professional. Breakfast is not the best but they have a basic morning buffet. Internet is included at no extra cost...lots of places to eat nearby: hotel is located inside a shopping plaza with restaurants at walking distance, or you can take a car and cross the freeway where a big shopping mall with more restaurants.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back overlooking the river away from the adjacent freeway.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Claudia S, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Miguel,

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience experience during the 2 days that we had some work done in the lobby to beautify the look of this.
We appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience at the Residence Inn by Marriott Escazu and for the comments about the staff. We hope to host you back again in the near future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I had such a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica thanks to this wonderful staff. Everything from checking in to checking out was handled professionally. Miquel & Crystil at the front desk were so helpful and personable (spoke english very well), Jorge did a great job with his kitchen staff who were always cheerful in the morning. The breakfast was excellent with great variety of fresh fruits and juices, the evening social's tamales were too die for. I can't say enough about the hotel staff and the convenience of the hotel. Thank you all for a wonderful vacation, I miss you all. Janet

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Claudia S, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear Janet,

We miss you too. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and for acknowledging the staff and their service. Everyone at the Residence Inn by Marriott Escazu takes a lot of pride to serve our guests and to make unforgettable memories.
We hope to have you back soon.
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Home away from home as always. This Residence inn has the standard you would expect from other Residence Inn. We stayed for 1 night here before going to other places in Costa Rica. Getting here from the San Jose airport cost about $30, and getting a cab at the airport was very easy (we don't speak Spanish). The hotel is around the shopping and resturant area (so easy to find a place to eat) but not busy at all. It was clean, and breakfast was excellent as usual. Pool (outdoor) was not heated, and the exercise room was nice.

Our room was clean and comfortable.We left in the morning to Tobias airport which took about 20 minutes ($25). The cabs were in hotel parking lot so we didn't have to wait.

Overall, a very nice and relaxing stay

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Claudia S, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for having choosing us as your home away from home one of our nights in Costa Rica. We hope to have you back soon in your Costa Rica home; the Residence Inn by Marriott Escazu.
We appreciate you sharing your experience during your stay.
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Dublin, OH
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21 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed here all the six nights that we were in Costa Rica and we used this as a base for four different tours that we took. All the tours picked us up at the hotel, so it worked out very well. On the one day that we didn't take a tour, we took a cab downtown (about $20 each way.) While there, we got to see some hotels downtown, but we were glad that we chose a hotel in Escazu rather than in San Jose. Escazu was much more peaceful, quiet and clean than San Jose.

The hotel was new, clean, modern and the staff at the reception were always willing to help us out. The room layout is identical to what you find in the Residence Inn in the US. You get several English speaking channels on TV. The free breakfast was very good, with Costa Rica's traditional beans and rice and plantain, among more traditional US type choices.
Starbucks, Food Court, and several clothing shops and restaurants are within walking distance, so whenever we dined out, we just walked to one of those places, which was extremely convenient. I must give a special mention to “Mekong”, which is an excellent Asian Fusion restaurant. Both the food and service were outstanding and I highly recommend that you try it out.

We could also walk to the Multiplaza where you’ll find a mall that is very similar to a typical mall in the US and a supermarket. The hotel offers regular complementary shuttles to this and another shopping center which also has many restaurants inside, but it was an easy walk to both places, so we didn’t choose to take the shuttle.

Overall, we really enjoyed the stay at Residence Inn in Escazu and we recommend it to anyone who comes to stay in San Jose.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Claudia S, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of all your Residence Inn by Marriott Escazu friends, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write these comments and for being so detailed about your experience during your stay with us.
We are really happy to know that you had such a great time. We hope to see you back soon.
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Valdosta, Georgia
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The best value for your money! The breakfast alone is worth staying here. The staff at this hotel are top knotch. Especially Miquel and Crystil! Whatever you need help with they are willing to help, with a smile. The rooms are nice and clean. The location is great, Starbucks across the street and walking distance to the Muliplex (HUGE mall). We stayed here the first three nights before moving to the Marriott Costa Rica Resort, honestly, I could have stayed here all five nights. If you are coming to costa rica and like to have access to good food and shopping, as well as, ability to take excursions, you can't beat this hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Claudia S, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay and sharing such nice feedback. We are really happy you liked the property so much and that you are taking home with you unforgattable moments here with us. We hope you to have you back soon.
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Arlington, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The complimentary breakfast included waffle(yummy) station as well as a omelet station(nice), too much to mention here. Don't forget to hit the complimentary happy hour as well. You will appreciate the level of service and freshness of produce/fruit/drinks. We had the Pool and Gym to our selves. Rooms are well appointed, could of moved right in! Just bring a toothbursh, they provide everything else! The rate of exchange(dollar-colon) at their front desk was better than most retailers and restaurants in the area. IMAX AMC theater, food court, restaurants and shopping. The hospital is across the street, what more could you want?

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Claudia S, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are very happy to read your comments and learn that you liked the breakfast and social hour so much. Thank you for your great comments. We hope to see you back soon.
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seattle, wa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had a beautiful , spotless suite with every amenity we needed. Housekeeping was meticulous. The breakfast buffet was delicious and had a lot of fresh choices and an omelette bar and the staff kept everything stocked and clean and were always nice. You can walk to several grocery stores. The front desk was friendly and helpful, which made it feel like you were staying in a small hotel rather than a chain. We felt welcome and comfortable.

Room Tip: The highway can be noisy, so I would ask for a room not facing that. Nice little gym and free laund...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Claudia S, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at the Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu. The staff is really happy about all your comments. Hope to have you back soon.
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Address: Ave. Escazu Complex, Prospero Fernandez Hwy, Escazu 1250, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Escazu
#2 Family Hotel in Escazu
#4 Romantic Hotel in Escazu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Escazu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 109
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