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Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown Aurola

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried to resolve this through email. However their response was computer generated. First we had the most disgusting Caesar salad on the planet with disgruntled employees. Then we came to our car in the am and 25,000 colones was missing from the compartment in the center console. I didn't realize they had valet parking until we arrived, we were... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is in the center of the city, with places to eat and shop at walking distance. Not too close to the tourist attractions but if you take tours isn't bad. The rooms are comfortable and clean but don't have a refrigerator. The complementary breakfast was really good and the food from the restaurant abd room service was nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a very beautiful and we'll managed hotel. Upon arrival the bellman and concierge provided a truly first-class experience. The room.was very comfortable with a panoramic view of San Jose and the surrounding area. The location is central to the downtown San Jose attractions. Special thanks to the General Managers of both the hotel and adjoining casino for providing... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Holiday inn San Jose after a week stay in flamingo Pros very clean lobby, nicely decorated and the attendants spoke English Cons had to change rooms because smoke. Do not eat in the hotel. The order was wrong, twice. Gave us a bill that was totally wrong. Charge us for food that we didn't receive. Tried to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 13:00 hours after a long flight checked in and only then was I advised that the hotel had no water. Was assured that this would be solved in a couple of hours, since I explained that if no assurances could be given I would move to another hotel. Returned to hotel in the evening and still no water... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in 2 different rooms for 3 nights total. Hotel could use some updating of the bathrooms. Faucets fixtures were tarnished and the sink drain stopper was missing. Elevators require you to swipe your room key and will only stop on your floor, which is a good security feature, but annoying if you can't visit someone on another floor. Breakfast... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got into San Jose and needed to find a hotel fast. Because this was our first night in Costa Rica we just got a hotel inn thinking it would be as good as it is in the states. We were very very very wrong. We got to the front desk and were completely ignored. The girl working was just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy, but good for spending one night at the beginning and end of our trip. The staff, especially Tatiana and Adonay, were incredibly helpful and welcoming. The room was comfortable and we were high enough up that we got a good view of the city. You do have to pay for transportation from the airport, but it is easy... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to bad maps on booking.com, we reserved this place and 6 hours later needed to change to a Holiday Inn that WAS closest to the airport. Although the Holiday Inn where we wanted to stay called this one to ask them to transfer the reservation, they REFUSED. Then we spent an hour on the phone with Booking.com and they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great two nights. Roomy suite, clean and comfortable. Most staff was friendly and helpful. Loved that as HI members we had a happy hour. The pool is gorgeous and warm. Ordered breakfast in bed- the kids were so excited. Disaster - the order was not correct, and the food was terrible. Ordered croissants and got three crescent roll... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience a relaxing getaway in the heart of Central America at the Holiday Inn ® Hotel San Jose Downtown – Aurola, conveniently nestled in the center of lively San Jose, with panoramic views of the beautiful Central Valley. Conveniently located within walking distance of a variety of local attractions, guests will enjoy superior modern amenities and facilities such as free high speed WIFI access, an on-site business center, large meeting rooms, swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, pub bar, and two restaurants. Discover a hotel where technology and hospitality come together in perfect harmony, where you can stay connected with modern Internet wireless access, and disconnect with a relaxed Costa Rica ambiance and modern luxuries. Whether visiting for a leisure getaway or a business connection, this San Jose hotel offers a peaceful, productive atmosphere where you can get the most out of your San Jose experience.Conveniently located within walking distance of all the best downtown attractions as well as downtown businesses. You will enjoy people watching in Parque Morazan, located just outside our front door. This park features a number of sculptures and monuments which decorate the expanse of urban green, including a beautiful domed structure, known as Templo de Música, or the Temple of Music. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown Aurola

Address: 5th Avenue and 5th Street | PO Box 7802-1000, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $84 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown Aurola 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn San Jose Aurola Hotel San Jose
San Jose Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown Aurola Costa Rica
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in San Jose
#13 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#17 Business Hotel in San Jose
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