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Hotel Santa Maria Inn

NE From the Pacific Gas Station, Rio Segundo de Alajuela, Costa Rica 800 M, Alajuela 20109 Costa Rica
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#15 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Alajuela
Hotel Santa Maria Inn located just 5 minutes away from the SJO international Airport will bring you a night full of rest and relax after or before taking a long flight. Our staff will bring you a great service with an important free airport shuttle, to and from.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Parking garage
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Kate U wrote a review Aug 2019
23 contributions
We stayed here twice; once when we arrived and once before we left. It is a good location close to the airport and they offered a free shuttle to and from the airport. The room was clean and comfy with aircon and a hot shower. There is a little kitchen area and fridge which was useful. Breakfast was great and you could choose what time you wanted it. Unfortunately the restaurants near by are not really walking distance however Mellisa helped us order a pizza that we then ate in the kitchen area.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Geoff B wrote a review Feb 2019
Seattle, Washington26 contributions4 helpful votes
A quiet place out of the airport hubbub. Pleasant staff, good breakfast, decent prices. One shuttle is nice too. A good stay over place when moving between the north and south ends of the country. Three visits within three weeks confirmed our impressions.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ricardo V, Gerente at Hotel Santa Maria Inn
Responded Feb 28, 2019
We appreciate your good comments. Tranks
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Christopher F wrote a review Nov 2018
Oakville, Canada27 contributions1 helpful vote
Quite a nice room and lovely comfortable bed to sleep on just before traveling. Ricardo and his staff were great. There is a restaurant on site. Free short shuttle to airport. Why stress yourself with traffic? Stay close to the airport, comfortably, have a nice breakfast which is included, and reminisce about the amazing people and places you've experienced.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Kate M wrote a review Apr 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Only one night before we returned home to the ice and snow in Canada. Rooms were totally clean and okay (not crazy about the mosquitos, however!). We loved the kitchen area for making tea and coffee in the morning and any take-out we ordered. John was wonderful in assisting us with our car rental return and ordering our pizza for the last night. The included breakfast the morning of our departure was awesome. Hightly recommend as a place to stay before you head home- wonderful hospitality!
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: rooms at the rear are quieter than facing the road, but smaller..
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Response from Ricardo V, Gerente at Hotel Santa Maria Inn
Responded May 18, 2018
Dear Kate, Thank you so much for you nice comment. We take customer service very seriously at our hotel, and we always try to do our best. We're glad to know that you had an amazing experience with your stay with us. As you said, we provide free tea and coffee whenever our guest want to do some in a common kitchen. Also, our great breakfast is amazing to fuel everyone up for a long day of travel home or to the Beach! Hope to see you soon! Ricardo V. Manager
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Nunya-from-NS wrote a review Apr 2018
Wick, United Kingdom256 contributions80 helpful votes
What we appreciated: fairly close to the airport (15 min), could fit 6 of us in 'family room', excellent breakfast in beautiful outdoor dining/kitchen area (we were sometimes joined by birds), temperature controlled room, showers had hot water. Smelled 'just cleaned' when we got there (nice), and there was a nice little kitchenette upstairs. And the owner (although very serious) looked out for us. Also, there were lots of Canadians staying here, both french and english ... very nice. What we didn't like: because there were 6 of us, the airport shuttle guy wanted to charge us for a second run because he couldn't fit us all in at once (WRONG!!). Internet was not accessible in room, but in courtyard. The 'family room' was pretty dingy: wiped down, yes, but stains on ceiling, sparse decor, and windows were under the car port (dark). The neighbourhood wasn't close to dining out, groceries, etc (although we did venture north east on foot for about a mile and found something).
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Look at it first.
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Response from Ricardo V, Gerente at Hotel Santa Maria Inn
Responded May 18, 2018
Dear Nunya, Thank you for taking your time to give us your great feedback. We always appreciate that. It's glad to know that you had a good time during your stay. As you remarked, we have a plenty bug family room that fit up until 7 people. Which includes: hot water, a/c, private bathroom, wifi and breakfast. It is wird that WIFI did not work in your room, we have already checked and it does, we apologize if it didn't work that day for you. For our shuttle service we include only one shuttle per room, charging you one extra was a mistake and we realize that, so we ended up not charging you anything and taking you all for free. As it is. Thank you for all your notes on how we can improve our rooms, we will definitely make note and make changes happen. Thank you for that, and hope to see you soon! Best Regards
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Santa Maria Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Santa Maria Inn?
Nearby attractions include Britt Coffee Tour (3.4 miles), Multiplaza (5.0 miles), and Parque Diversiones (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Santa Maria Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Santa Maria Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Santa Maria Inn?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Santa Maria Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pimento, Taj Mahal Heredia, and C Lounge - Cariari.
Does Hotel Santa Maria Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Santa Maria Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Santa Maria Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Santa Maria Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Santa Maria Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Santa Maria Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (8.4 miles), Ruinas de Ujarras (9.5 miles), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (8.3 miles).
Is Hotel Santa Maria Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.