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ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House

Avienida 3 Calle 2 y Central Behind The Juan Santamaria Cultural Museum, Alajuela 20101 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 83 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
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Previously a historic Alajuela home is now a charming boutique hotel. A short five to ten minute ride from the International SJO Juan Santamaria airport. Convenient location the city center of Alajuela City with Breakfast Included, Free UPGRADED WiFi, Friendly Atmosphere Costarican Management. Updated decor with beautiful gardens. A true oasis in the heart of the city.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Car hire
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Taxi service
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Tasha t wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions
My boyfriend and I landed around 1 am in Costa Rica from U.S. We last minute found this hotel to be the cheapest and safest and only 10 minutes from San Jose Airport. When we arrived late at night the man at the front desk was unbelievably kind and even took the time to teach us how to convert U.S dollars to Costa Rican. Mind you, it was around 2 am at this point. We felt safe and comfortable and woke up to free breakfast made my a kind woman and her cute little puppy. We sat outside and enjoyed eggs, coffee, and fruit. It was an even more beautiful hotel to see in the morning with the sun. The woman continued to teach us how to use the Costa Rican money and even told us where to get the cheapest phone plans and car rentals. I didn’t want to leave! Thank you guys so much for a great first night.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
AshaChotard wrote a review Feb 2020
Eugene, Oregon19 contributions7 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
I was greeted by the staff as soon as I pulled up in the taxi. That made me feel very welcomed. The staff is friendly. The premises are very clean, safe and in a convenient location. I have stayed here many times over the years and I highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Daydream786620, Owner at ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House
Responded Feb 13, 2020
We are so thankful for your continued patronage. We hope you are enjoying all the updates and upgrades. Our staff is wonderful and genuinely strive to make all our guests feel welcomed. We look forward to many more years of being able to serve you.
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Traveler26682407159 wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
I want to thank Heather, Charles, Luis and the rest of the staff at Alajuela City Hotel & Guest House for an impeccable visit! Safe, very informative excursions (we took two!) and delicious breakfast!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Jake K wrote a review Feb 2021
Richland, Washington7 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel/ guest house was a very nice place in a central location near everything in Alajuela. There is a park and market very close and plenty of great restaurants near by. The ownership (Heather) and her staff were very accommodating and helped out in any way they could. The place is a beautiful place and very cozy as well. The security measures they take here are very comforting, but also the area felt much safer in general than other places I have stayed in the past in San Jose and Alajuela. It also had reliable internet, which is always a plus in Costa Rica. Overall it was just what I was looking for; affordable, friendly, comfortable and safe.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Merry wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
We loved it! Just a short distance from the airport and a short walk to many shops and restaurants. We ate at Elicia and enjoyed typical Costa Rican lunch and dinner. Nearby are several grocery stores where we bought coffee at great prices, to take home to friends. The breakfast served at the hotel is in a charming courtyard with birds and flowers and good coffee....and food. A good location to enjoy the nearby city and museum with easy directions from the owner, along with a map. Truly an oasis and a BARGAIN, and we had AC in our room.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Heather Henderson, Owner at ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Our location is amazing. Safe walk able city with lots of options for shopping and restaurants. We are so glad you enjoyed the breakfast and courtyard. We look forward to serving you again in the future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral (0.07 miles), Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum (0.05 miles), and Parque Juan Santamaria (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an outdoor dining area, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Chante Vegano, Jalapenos Central, and Monteleone - Restaurant and Cocteleria.
Is ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Alajuela.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.