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Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Escazu
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Autopista Prospero Fernandez | Carretera Marginal Norte, Plaza Itskatzu, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica   |  
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Waldorf, Maryland
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“Wonderful hotel in convenient downtown location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Fantastic "prompt" service and staff, clean, modern, within walking distance to shopping and dining. Great food in the restaurant. Very safe area with security patrols night and day. I would definitely choose this hotel again if I'm visiting San Jose.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Very good service, comfortable rooms....inside a shopping plaza with walking distance access to restaurants. Stayed for the 3rd or 4th time already, this is much better than older hotels like the Crown Plaza.

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I travel to Costa Rica and always stay at this Courtyard when I'm in the San Jose area. Escazu is the newer, more recently developed area of the valley; its where quite a few of the very nice restaurants, shopping malls and businesses are now located.

The hotel was built with a "Tico" vibe and its recent mini-renovation continues the look. The rooms are standard Courtyard but with a Tico feel - and by "standard" I mean consistent, quality - you always know what you are getting. The little breakfast restaurant and bar areas are very nice but to be honest a 2 minute walk gets you everything from sushi to Argentinian to Italian and a 2 minute cab ride will get you even more! (with that said Hooters and Outback are right in front of the hotel - don't do it! Go someplace local!).

The gym is "decent" - standard Courtyard. The coffee service is of course great with Cafe Britt in the room and in the lobby.

The wireless works perfectly every time in my room and in the lobby.

I travel all the time, to lots of places and this is the hotel for me when I'm in the San Jose CR area.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I used points with low expectations. We liked it so much we returned at the end of our trip. This new hotel could not be in a hotter area. Huge, amazing mall across the street, restaurants within walking distance. Great lobby, waterfalls within view of the rooms.

Room Tip: I would ask for top floor with room closest to the shopping center. Room facing away from the highw...
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  • Stayed October 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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Clarkston, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I come to CR a few times a year on business. I have stayed at this hotel several times. I was disappointed because of the "old and tired" look it had. But they recently remodeled and the place looks awesome! The rooms are spectacular (I was upgraded to a suite...loved it). the A/C works fantastic...kept the place extremely cool. Flat screen TV's with numerous channels too. Nice gym. Free internet and free morning coffee! The next door plaza has several good restaurants and bars. Free shuttle service to the nearby mall. And the hotel is centrally located to many businesses. What more does a business person need... It is a great business persons hotel. This is not a family orientated hotel. It gears itself to the business person. On weekends the hotel is empty but on weekdays it can be hard to get a room at a decent price. If here on business...this is one of the hotels you should try!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

OMG I could just stay at this hotel and never see the city.they have a nice driving range gym spa the food is the best.staff is so professional.believe it or not the hotel is very close to the airport but it is so quiet.their coffee grows right there on the property.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Rio Rancho, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. It was wide open with a beautiful landscape all around the hotel. They are even growing coffee beans on the driveway into the hotel. Bar and restiarant are expensive in the hotel... But to be expected. this hotel was near my work, not sure I would stay here for pleasure. Either way.... Great place!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Autopista Prospero Fernandez | Carretera Marginal Norte, Plaza Itskatzu, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Escazu
#5 Business Hotel in Escazu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Escazu 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located by Plaza Itskatzu, the Courtyard Escazu San Jose Costa Rica Hotel provides guests with a central location with quality accommodations and services that make business and leisure travel easy and relaxing while on a Costa Rica vacation. Spacious guest rooms feature Marriott's new bedding, free high-speed internet access and are tastefully decorated in colonial decor that reflect Costa Rica's distinctive cultural heritage and warm hospitality. This San Jose CR hotel is convenient for business travelers with a location that is near industrial parks, downtown businesses and corporate offices. When your meetings in Costa Rica are done, we are also within minutes of shopping and some of the best restaurants and nightlife in San Jose. If you are here on a relaxing Costa Rican vacation, you may also venture to nearby attractions such as Poas Volcano, rainforests and coffee plantation tours. ... more   less 
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