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Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
Reviewed September 28, 2009

On our arrival day, we stayed here for the afternoon and evening. We found this to be a very average hotel. The pools were pretty nice though. Not really safe to walk around that area and we were bored that afternoon. Staff wasn't overly helpful when inquiring about where to visit in San Jose for the afternoon. Restaurant was better than expected!

DON'T purchase phone card from machine in hotel lobby -- they aren't the government standard ICE cards and it will not work anywhere in costa rica! We got ripped off $10 and lots of frustration to figure out the card isn't accepted anywhere!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 29, 2009

I loved this hotel. It was very nice. My room had a beautiful view. My daughters loved it. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a small mall on the opposite to the hotel. We have to walk across a bridge. Even though one of the staff said, it is not safe to walk on the bridge, we did. We were fine. We just walked fast and looked around. There is a mexican restaurant in the mall. The food was excellent. The people are very nice everywhere.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 23, 2009

We found an old room with a dirty bathroom. The sockets were broken, old furniture and the room was far from the checking point.
However, another couple was given a new room with all the facilities.
So, although both coupes spent the same money on the reservations, it depends on how lucky you are to get a good or a bad room.
the hotel is far from the center of the town though it is near a mall.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2009

We had a group of 28 graduate students on a study tour, and this hotel worked out nicely. The hotel was spacious and fairly nice - nothing extraordinary, but no problems. They are "3 leaf" certified in the Canatour sustainability rating system. There are several signs of how they are being environmentally and socially responsible.

We had good timing. The Miss Costa Rica beauty pageant was held at the hotel while we were there, and the Costa Rican national soccer team was staying at the hotel while they prepared for a World Cup qualifier. It can't be all bad if those two groups chose the hotel!

The buffet breakfast each morning (included) was good, with plenty of variety, and the restaurants at the hotel were very good (but expensive). The swimming pools are very scenic, but the water was pretty cold. The "hot" tubs looked great, but they were luke warm at best. They have an extended fitness center and three computers available for high-speed Internet access. There are charges posted for access, but we were never charged (and I think that charges don't apply after hours).

As far as location, it is fairly central but not within walking distance of much. You can take a foot bridge across the highway (to the right as you exit the hotel) to a mall. It has a big food court, and grocery, and a variety of shops - not bad, but over-priced. You need a taxi to go anywhere else ($12-20 for most destinations in the San Jose area). There are all kinds of tour opportunities (e.g., zip line in rainforest), and the busses pick you up at the hotel.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel for groups. Singles or couples can find much more interesting places in the area, though (e.g., Hotel Pura Vida).

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 6, 2009

I've stayed at this hotel on four different occassions and have a wonderful stay each time. The staff is great and very helpful. The location is very easy to find being about 10 minutes from the airport.

The free breakfast is delicious. Great assortment of items and fresh fruit.

The rooms have all been very clean and well maintained.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2009

This is really an excellent hotel. Beautiful with gardens everywhere.
Pools with waterfall and large jacuzzi. Big rooms. Free internet access in office off of lobby.
Across from mall (walk over bridge during the day only). Had the best buffet
breakfast of any of the 3 other hotels we stayed at in Costa Rica. Really exceptional food and open to pool and gardens. One other restaurant on the grounds was excellent one night and fair another night so can't recommend that. Nice atmosphere though.
Looked like a Greek island restaurant. Very good prices in any case. Order simple foods. Hummus was very good.
Very pleasant hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2009
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Reviewed January 5, 2009

We stayed here our 1st night in Costa Rica, then mid-tour, and then again the last night. Modern hotel with many conveniences. Free internet in the business center which we were unaware of until the last night. Several restaurants to chose from from moderately priced to expensive. Food well prepared and tasty. Several outdoor pools that we never got to try-we were too busy! Mall across a busy highway that can be accessed via a pedestrian bridge. Souvenir shop 1 block down the street past the pedestrian bridge. Nice gift shop right in the hotel where we made several purchases. Not downtown so we did not get to experience the city.

  • Stayed: October 2008
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Address: 1000 San Jose | 3 Miles South of Intl Airport, San Antonio De Belen 71880-1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > San Antonio De Belen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in San Antonio De Belen
Price Range: $82 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center 4*
Number of rooms: 229
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a prime location just minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport, visitors to Costa Rica's capital city will find the Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel and Convention Center the ideal retreat, with a wealth of amenities, an idyllic setting and world-class service. With downtown San Jose just minutes away, adventurous leisure travelers will enjoy magnificent natural attractions including the Poas and Arenal volcanoes, rainforest trails and a host of splendid cultural attractions, while business travelers will appreciate the close proximity to a number of prominent business addresses and Free Zones, as well as the hotel's impressive International Conference Center, making this San Jose, Costa Rica hotel the perfect choice for all travelers. Those seeking recreation will revel in a host of activities, including three sparkling outdoor pools, a fully equipped fitness center and special privileges at the nearby prestigious Cariari Country Club and Golf Resort, with 18-holes of golf and tennis courts. Guests craving relaxation can unwind in one of five Jacuzzis, enjoy a relaxing massage in the full-service spa or a respite in the sauna, while fun-seekers will enjoy the non-stop gaming at the on-site Fiesta Casino. With three restaurants and a stylish bar offering a variety of cuisines, guests can savor a host of food and beverage options and enjoy a daily bountiful, complimentary breakfast buffet. Guests arriving into Juan Santamaria International Airport can hop aboard the convenient free shuttle service, and the 24-hour business center and complimentary Wi-Fi affords guests the opportunity to stay productive. With an on-site beauty salon, gift shop, child-care services and more, the hotel offers everything a guest could need to make their stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Each of the hotel's 230 over-sized, smoke-free guest rooms features contemporary styling, a unique fusion of warm and cool tones and thoughtful amenities like a flat panel TV, free Wi-Fi, plush bedding and ultra-modern air conditioning. Superior Rooms offer breathtaking views of the lush gardens, while guests upgrading to the Executive Level enjoy a 42-inch LCD TV, a private lounge, secretarial services and complimentary happy hour. All of the spacious, airy Suites feature a Jacuzzi and separate sitting area, while those wishing to indulge in ultimate pampering will delight in the Honeymoon Suite with its own private sauna or the two-bedroom Presidential Suite with full kitchen and dining room. This San Jose, Costa Rica hotel features the state-of-the-art International Conference Center with over 28,320 square feet of meeting space. The event space ranges from an event room that accommodates up to 10 people, to the 12,800 square-foot Salon La Paz Ballroom that accommodates up to 840 people for a banquet or 110 10X10 foot exhibit booths. There is a Wyndham waiting 3 miles South from Juan Santamaria International Airport. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ramada Plaza Herradura Hotel San Jose Metro
Ramada San Antonio De Belen
Ramada San Jose
San Jose Ramada
Plaza Herradura San Jose Ramada
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center Costa Rica/San Antonio De Belen

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