Just to be clear, this is not a “vacation” hotel it is an airport business hotel. Over the years of visiting Costa Rica we stay the first night close to the airport and rent a car the next morning before starting out on our trip to where ever. We were meeting up with two other couples all getting in on different days and times, so this was our rendezvous location. You could not ask for a better jumping off place for your trip, and your return the day before you fly back home.
This is a very nice place that lives up to what you would expect from a Marriott property. There is a super Walmart right next door for stocking up on all of your travel previsions. The locals were laughing at us as we were checking out because 90% of what we had in our baskets was booze.
What is exceptional about this location is the staff. The pool was out of service while we were there so they provided very transportation over to the Marriott Hotel so we could use the facilities there. The would drop us off and pick us up from restaurants, the casino, etc.
Karen is a very pretty young lady working the front desk that just bent over backwards to help us with dinner reservations, tour information, etc. She was so sweet and helpful, as well as being VERY patient with us coming to her for everything we needed. When she was not on duty, the rest of the staff was also very helpful and accommodating. This is a very well managed property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela is the closest hotel to the International Juan Santamaria Airport in Costa Rica. From the International Arrival Gate, this LEED-constructed Alajuela hotel is just 5 minutes away towards downtown Alajuela. Our location provides the easiest and most convenient access to all the main tourist attractions in the Central Pacific: Puntarenas and Guanacaste, also National Parks such as Manuel Antonio, Carara, Poas, Braulio Carrillo, Volcan Rincon de la Vieja and much more. Some ideas to plan your Costa Rican Vacation are visiting Arenal Volcano, La Paz Waterfalls and other tourist activities and attractions, all starting at Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela, don't forget to take advantage of our free Airport Shuttle every 30 minutes. Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela offers all the essential services and amenities you will need to make your trip as successful as can be. Our new Refreshing Service will provide you a new lobby concept, casual food options and variety of beverage selection. We want to please you and make your stay a very special one! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela Costa Rica