We had one night here, resting from the flight and before embarking on a tour to Monteverde. The hotel is nice, the staff very professional and competent in English. The restaurant experiences we had were good.
Things are a tad overpriced-- $7 beer and $9 wine seems a bit high, given prices in the area. But the food was good, the AC works fine, and we had a good sleep.
The worst thing about the hotel is the layout. It's some funky spiral/octopus shape, with room numbers that don't relate-- you're walking down a hallway and a sign points "501-509" to the left and "221-240" to the right. We couldn't go anywhere and get back without returning to the room from a different direction.
Internet is $10 per day in your room but free in the lobby or around the pool. Nice pool area.
Location feels dodgy, with a major highway and not much to see on it very near, but going out another way you can walk easily to an area with a couple restaurants and a "Fresh mart" which has everything you could possibly want in terms of food and beverage, all well prices. They will let you buy in dollars there too, but you'll get change in Colones, the local currency.
All in all, it was a good experience.
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- Warm, rustic and luxurious, the DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton brings modern day opulence to Costa Rica's capital city. A heavenly urban retreat with spacious guestrooms, a sparkling swimming pool and great service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Cariari By Hilton San Jose Hotel San Antonio De Belen
- Doubletree San Antonio De Belen
- San Jose Hilton
- DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose Costa Rica/San Antonio De Belen