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“Close to the airport without being noisy.” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in Alajuela
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
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“Close to the airport without being noisy.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The grounds are secure, safe, and very pretty for being so close to the airport. The rooms are older (it's not a new hotel), but they are clean and the beds were comfortable. The young woman at the reception was too "stiff" compared to the staff at other hotels in CR. But she was efficient. The food was decent but way overpriced. Watch out! Get clarification on prices BEFORE you order. My party of four had "snacks" one night that cost us about $100. I can't imagine what the bill would be if we had ordered a meal. I'm glad the breakfast was included or I would have eaten elsewhere. It's a good hotel for one night before or after a flight, and the airport shuttle is free, but I wouldn't stay any longer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Geri H
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

This is the 2nd time we have stayed here & once again we felt very comfortable. The rooms are not anything special but are comfortable. What we like the most are the lovely grounds & the feeling that we are still in CR although so close to the airport. The staff is very friendly & helpful. The food at the restaurant is very good & beer & wine plentiful. While I am sure that the rooms at the American chains close by are probably more modern, I would far prefer to extend my Costa Rican experience an extra evening.

  • Stayed September 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Close to San Jose airport, Nice staff, quaint environs. Enjoyable stay. Not much of a bar though. A very good value overall if you are looking to be close to catch an early flight --- or if your luggage was lost which was our case!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Plano, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I stayed here on the way home from CR. Nice, nice people and a very secure property. Breakfast was great if you like a traditional breakfast. The staff was very friendly and very helpful.
There was a little traffic during my free ride to the airport and the driver simply took another route.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Dave L
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UK
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We chose this hotel as we needed a car park for our hired car and most of the hotels in the town itself couldn't offer that. Still we were very happy with the hotel, room was very big and clean with 2 double beds, TV and air con. A very nice place to relax before flying back home. They also have a swimming pool and a restaurant serving tasty, big meals at decent prices. Front desk and restaurant staff were very pleasant. We paid $76.00 per room per night inc breakfast and free airport shuttle. There isn't anything to do around the hotel so you would need a car to get anywhere.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank evcia9999
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Guelph, Canada
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This place is not swanky or shiny new, but we are so glad we chose it versus one of the chains near the airport. Despite its proximity to the airport and a major road, it's completely quiet. Because of the gardens, you really feel like you're in a secluded jungle spot. It's very easy to get to - just hop in any of the official orange taxis; the hotel will pay the driver upon your arrival. Then the hotel has their own shuttle (in our case, a very nice SUV) that will take you back to the hotel whenever you need to go. The front desk staff were very friendly (especially the guy that was there in the evening) and helpful regarding what we'd encounter at the airport (for instance, cluing us in that if you pay the required exit tax with a credit card that it's put through as a cash advance).

We had a very good experience at the restaurant. Breakfast buffet, though not huge, was really good and very filling. The eggs were fantastic, as was the pinto gallo. We had a great waiter both times we went to the restaurant for dinner. The food was very good and they even brought us a few extras "on the house."

We found it was a great place to stay with a toddler. We had quite a bit of time to kill on both ends of our trip and our little guy had a great time roaming around the grounds, looking at banana and mango trees, looking for animals and birds, and playing with the foosball machines.

The only real drawback we saw is that the walls are a bit thin, so we did get some noise. But the beds were very comfy. Sheets and duvets were surprisingly nice.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank ediwa
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Durham, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We had read good reviews of this hotel and made a last minute decision to book it before an early flight out. Big Mistake. We arrived and our room smelled awful, furniture was really old, and the sheets were obviously poor quality. The bathroom was not clean and the shower left a lot to be desired.

The free taxi to the airport was definitely a nice perk, but it seems most hotels in the area cover this. The restaurant had a nice dinner, but it is your only option as there are no other restaurants nearby.

Would have been worth paying $20 more for a better hotel to have a cleaner room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kelsey H
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Additional Information about Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica

Property: Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica
Address: West From Sjo International Airport 4km | On the Interamerican Highway, Alajuela 20104, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Aeropuerto San Jose Airport Costa Rica)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featuring free transportation from and to SJO International airport, this comfortable hotel is an ideal base for your trip (3 stars). Those traveling long distances will particularly appreciate the proximity of the hotel to the motorway. The hotel is located in direct proximity to the airport (4.0 km). The reception desk, which is manned 24 hours, also has a hotel safe. The hotel provides free WI-FI in your room or via a wireless connection in public areas. Feel free to enjoy room service or the wake-up facility when staying at the hotel. The hotel operates a suite of business facilities. The friendly team at reception will provide you with more information on the hotel's own car rental offer. Don't worry about finding a parking space, the hotel offers free parking for guests. The rooms benefit from cable television and telephones. All bathrooms are naturally equipped with a hairdryer. Do you want to book a non-smoking room? Are you traveling with your family and do you need a cot? We will gladly cater for your wishes - please indicate them when booking your room. Your room also has a safe. Air-conditioning ensures that the room temperature is always comfortable. Whether you just want to play around or you take your training seriously, the hotel swimming pool is there for you! Forget the worries of the day as you enjoy a relaxing massage. Treat yourself to a meal in the restaurant, with outdoor seating, where diabetics and vegetarians can find tasty dishes too. In the evening we will welcome you to the hotel bar. ... more   less 
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Aeropuerto Hotel Alajuela
Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica Alajuela

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