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Holiday Inn San Jose-Escazu
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Contiguo Hospital Cima, Plaza Tempo | Avenida Prospero Fernandez, Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica (Formerly Los Laureles)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“This hotel is far better than any...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

This hotel is far better than any Holiday Inn in the states. I would put it on par with a Hilton in the U.S. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and well-furnished. The beds are new and comfortable. The entire hotel is very clean. The staff is friendly, helpful, and speak excellent English. The restaurant serves good food (although the omelet chef seemed to be MIA), and it is conveniently located next to a huge mall and across from Outback Steakhouse. I would highly recommend this hotel. My only reason for not staying here again would be the price. We paid $160/night and I think satisfactory accommodations could be found for less. However, if you're looking for a hotel on par with a Hilton or Marriott back home, this would be a good pick. Free wifi is a nice bonus.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 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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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

I stayed at this hotel for 5 days. Its in Escazu next to multiplaza. The accommodations are good. Free Wi-Fi. Rooms comfortable with few English channel on TV. Walking distance to Multiplaza and few American restaurants like outback steakhouse, Hooters etc. I would stay there gain for sure. They also have cabs that can take you to airport. They have 2-3 cabs always parked at the hotel but i recommend taking the taxi with fare meter and the ones that has yellow triangle with numbers on them.

Room Tip: The higher the room the better views. Mine was on the 2nd floor so the view was OK.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas,TX
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Brand new hotel. Clean lobby, attentive staff and clean rooms. Very close to an American style mall and some decent resturaunts and several American chain resturaunts like Hooters and Outback. For those business travelers who are used to the run down Holiday Inns in the US, this will surprise you..this is a step above Courtyard. Pool is very small but it's a rooftop pool area that is clean and lots of space to take in the sun and a nice gym..

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

I stayed at this hotel in June to try it out as it is San Jose's newest hotel. From the moment I walked in I fell in love with everything, the rooms, the decor, the service. Very well located near the shopping mall and office buildings, this hotel was perfect in every way. The staff was very attentive and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

My brother and I stayed 4 nights and chose the Esczu because it is next door to the hospital where my brother had appointments. He was not well the whole time there, and the hotel staff were all so kind and thoughtful, and made us feel as much at home as possible. We had most of our meals in the hotel, and they were all very well prepared and delicious. The hotel itself is quite new and the rooms were very nicely done and comfortable. We especially loved all the pillows!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wichita, Kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

We stayed for two nights at the Holiday Inn in Escazu with our young children in a two room Suite. Room was spotless, comfortable, and large. This is a brand new property and nothing like the traditional Holiday Inn you would find in the US. It is conveniently located next to PriceSmart, Multiplaza, and NovaCinema. Although I noticed most of the clientele were businessmen/women, the staff was extremely accommodating and friendly with our youngest, a noisy two year old. We ordered room service for dinner one night and were pleased with the food, and the open air 5th floor pool/lounge area is a nice touch. Will definitely return!

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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Additional Information about Holiday Inn San Jose-Escazu

Address: Contiguo Hospital Cima, Plaza Tempo | Avenida Prospero Fernandez, Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica (Formerly Los Laureles)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Escazu
#6 Romantic Hotel in Escazu
#6 Business Hotel in Escazu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn San Jose-Escazu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location The new Holiday Inn San José – Escazú is strategically located in the most upscale business, residential and commercial zone in Escazú, in the Prospero Fernandez Highway, next to Cima Hospital and Plaza Tempo, a multi-purpose development that includes a corporate center and a shopping arcade.Rooms and Suites Holiday Inn San José –Escazú is the first of its kind in the country. It has been designed with the latest in environmentally friendly technology, security, energy efficiency and water savings. It has 160 comfortable rooms, 2 modern suites and 16 rooms specially adapted for the physically challenged meeting ADA requirements. All the rooms offer the following services and benefits:• Free buffet breakfast and 10 Mb symmetrical WiFi. • Free local calls, Safety deposit box for laptop.• Two phones with voice mail. • Spacious desk with ergonomic seat.• Eco-model 37” television and Cable TV with 87 channels.• Luxury Simmons® beds with choice of pillow. • I-Home clock radio. • Iron and board, Coffee maker, Hairdryer and individual AC. • Bath & Body Works amenities.• Full sprinkler system and flame-proof furnishings.• Laundry, parking, gym and business center.Fogo Restaurant A contemporary, refined ambiance with meticulous service will enhance your dining enjoyment in our restaurant, offering international and local specialties and a full breakfast, lunch and dinner service. Acqua Lounge Bar The perfect place to enjoy premium brand liquors, cocktails and marinated snacks. You will love our selection of gourmet coffees and delicious pastries. Meeting and Banquet Rooms: For social or business events, Holiday Inn San José – Escazú offers 8 modern and functional meeting spaces to professionally attend from 5 up to 150 people with high service standards and technology. We look forward to welcoming you to the new Holiday Inn San José – Escazú for a genuinely enjoyable and green stay; you’ll make and feel the difference. ... more   less 
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