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“A good find for traveling through San Jose, CR” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica

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Hotel Aeropuerto Costa Rica
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Alajuela
Bocas del Toro, Panama
2 reviews
“A good find for traveling through San Jose, CR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

I fly out of San Jose, usually by myself. I don't want to do anything while I am there because I usually have to be at the airport by 4:30 a.m. The hotel where I use to stay always seemed inconvenienced by my wake up time and departure plus their prices kept getting higher and higher, not to mention that their restaurant wasn't open in the low season when I usually travel. Hotel Aeropuerto has free shuttle to and from the airport every 30 minutes. I was one of 3 people on the 4:00 a.m. shuttle. It is very fast to SJO airport. They have a nice bar and restaurant with friendly, uniformed staff and even live music the night I was there. The rooms are large with 2 queen beds, TV and Wifi. The grounds are like an oasis. Very beautiful and peaceful in the heart of the Alajuela. And best of all, I chose it for the price.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Seal Beach, California
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121 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Like my title says, this is a great place if you have an early flight. Positives: 5 minutes from the airport, free shuttle to the airport, You can arrange to drop off your rental car here (Adobe) so you don't need to hassle with it in the morning, free breakfast (we did not eat because we left early), staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is interesting, situated in between junk yards and used car lots along side a busy roadway. I am not sure if my GPS was outdated, but it will think the road into the hotel is connected to the main road instead of the access road - then it will want you to make a series of illegal U-turns across solid double-double lines to get back to the hotel. The Hotel itself is a bit dated, but it served its purpose to provide a place to sleep for a few hours before we left for home. The on site restaurant was not bad for the price because after the adventure trying to get here, I did not feel like going anywhere else.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I arrived at the airport late in the evening so we wanted to stay somewhere close and inexpensive for our first night in Costa Rica. This hotel was perfect for what we needed. It was clean, safe, and inexpensive.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bryan, Texas
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

In order to avoid being a complete Negative Nancy let me try to think of a couple of positives....they offer free transport to the airport, very close, and the grounds are nice. The restaurant is also decent. Otherwise, yuck. The rooms are rundown, dingy and the smell like mildew. Everything just feels dirty from the little ant type bugs in my bed to the dirty bowls at the breakfast buffet and everything in between. This hotel sorely needs to be renovated and management needs to tighten its standards a bit.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Erie, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

This hotel was surprisingly nice for the price, and the restaurant also surprisingly good (best cheescake I had the whole 2 weeks in Costa Rica). I tried to pull up directions to this place well in advance, both on maps and from their website, but despite having those in hand, and seeing the Billboard on the highway that said "2 Km ahead", it is very easy to blow right by if you don't know how the exits work on this road. Driving west from the direction of the airport, there is a sort of "frontage road" shortly after the Billlboard that you must somehow get onto before you see the hotel. There is no other sign for the hotel at any turnoff after that billboard. Do not expect a typical exit ramp or a sign saying "exit here"... If you go 2km past the billboard, you missed the turn, and good luck doubling back!

Once we actually found the place it was a nice oasis for the area it's in. Very friendly and helpful staff, good food. They even called Alamo to pick up our rental car there the night before our early AM flight. Was a bit afraid our 3:30 AM taxi/shuttle driver wouldn't show, but he was only a few minutes late.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Lake Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very close to the airport. Great for late arrivals or early departures. Nothing around it, but they have a nice pool and restaurant. Great for arriving or departing San Jose. Very nice grounds around the pool.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Our van rental fell thru and they were very helpful in getting us a van and driver to our destination.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Seattle, Washington
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714 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

I've stayed at this hotel 3 different times. I love that they pay for your transportation to and from the airport. Plus it is so close to the airport. On my most recent visit I had some logistical challenges that I was managing. The front desk staff was so helpful. The room are large and clean. I also enjoyed several meals in the hotel restaurant. If you need a place close to the airport this is your place.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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
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