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“Good Place to hop to SJO Airport” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mi Tierra
Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Alajuela
Castle Rock, Colorado
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good Place to hop to SJO Airport”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This hotel is actually within a short walk of the main plaza of Alajuela, which is actually a good thing, instead of being right next to the airport. The area has a number of restaurants, pharmacies, and other ameneties nearby that open late.

The neighborhood also feels quite safe, and is only about 5mins in taxi to the airport. The rooms themselves are so-so, but the family that runs the place is pretty nice.

Denfintely a place to consider is you need a quick hop to the airport.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Kingston, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I have stayed here a number of times when I had flights that came in too late or left too early to travel between the airport and the Caribbean coast. The rooms are small and clean and the staff is very nice and helpful. The man at reception made several calls for a taxi in the morning to make sure that I was not going to get charged the "Gringo" rate. There is a very good Italian restaurant around the corner. Great Breakfast. Roberto and Ivannia are great hosts.

Room Tip: rooms are available with or without a private bath.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank triumphman
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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

the staff member jacquelyne was soo helpful [an example to the others who work there] to us and really helped us out when our friend was sick. she went beyond and had a smile, always there to help, she was our first introduction to costa rican people and set our holiday off to a good start. i would recommend staying here if you want a chilled out place and to avoid the cess pool of san jose. seriously though this staff member and the other ladies who work here are amazing... the breakfast is also delicious, i just could eat about 3times

Room Tip: book ahead as it fills up quick
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank abediddie
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Denver, CO
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

No air conditioner. Little privacy even in the private bathroom room. Lady at front desk was awesome, very helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Great place to stay near the airport. Clean room and friendly staff, breakfast was great!

Room Tip: rooms on the road are noisy
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank bcbeachheads
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here after flying into San Jose. This place is like a nice hostel with private (or shared- depending on your budget) rooms. The place is fairly inexpensive and minimal. What I loved the most was the breakfast that is included- a typical Tico breakfast with rice, beans, eggs and coffee or hot chocolate. This place is not fancy, but perfect for the traveler on a budget. This place is also VERY mellow at night so if your group is loud, plan on going out or to another place.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This affordable hotel is a great place from which to explore the central valley and to arrive or leave from the airport. Very clean, well maintained, and friendly service. Breakfast on the patio included. Alajuela is a joy to walk around and safe in the evenings. And the coffee...... uh I love Costa Rica!

Room Tip: We booked a room with shared bathroom. No problem at all.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Hotel Mi Tierra
Address: 2nd Ave. Entre Calles 3 Y 5, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mi Tierra 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best place to stay close to the airport in San José, Costa Rica. Located in Alajuela, only 5 minutes from the airport, but not on the flying route. We are a family business; enjoy our relaxed atmosphere. Hotel and tour services customized trips, cultural and adventure tours. Let us help you on your trip: we are travelers like you. Why going to the traffic and noise of the capital? Stay in relaxed Alajuela, the gateway to: Monteverde, Guanacaste, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Poás Volcano, and the Pacific Coast. ... more   less 
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