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Review of Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose

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Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
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Ashland, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a great resort to relax. It is not "near" much - you can't walk to many places; the airport is about 15 min away and San Jose is 25 min. If you do want to travel the hotel will take carr of every detail. there are restaurants and sites not that far away. But for beauty tranquility calmness - this is the place. This is NOT a party hotel. The large resort is an old coffee plantation, so large there is a small golf course. service is great and very curteous. The 2 restaurants are fine, service again is good - food is......typical. The bars are nice amd you can hear yourself. Oddly the hotel always seems empty but in the mornings the restaurants are packed so I'm not sure where they are hiding everyone. The rooms are big, king size beds, large tub. The closet to hang your clothes could be bigger but that's a little not picky because the dressers are large. There are some events on the weekends that can go late into the evening so just be careful - it probably best to get a higher floor room and off to one of the wings. Nice pool though unheated and really nice jacuzzi.

  • Stayed May 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Every time we come to Costa Rica we stay here first to relax and plan the next few days! It is a beautiful hotel in the Spanish Colonial style with very nice rooms and good food! The pool is lovely and there is a spa and a nice gift shop! Sometimes we stay here before and after our trip!

Room Tip: The upper level rooms overlooking the mountains are very nice!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Enjoyed our stay here. 3 nights, food and drink fabulous. Nice pools / spa. Located in a strange area, nice, but near industrial area. You dont know that once our at the hotel and its not an eye sore, just odd. Close enough to downtown San Jose for museums, $20 cab ride each way. Staff are very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Texas
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153 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We chose this hotel because we had Marriott points; we were expecting just an American chain hotel, but this is a pretty spot with a nice colonial feeling to it and great views. It's a beautiful property with coffee plants out front, a gorgeous pool, and trees full of bright green red-lored parrots. The service was excellent, and the rooms are very comfortable. They have a spa and a great little coffee shop where you can order all kinds of coffee drinks and coffee shakes, as well as beautiful little desserts. The breakfast buffet was very good with everything from eggs to gallo pinto to bacon and fresh fruit. Dress was more upscale than we were expecting after touring the rest of the country. We were there on a weekend, and my husband was the only man not wearing a tie at breakfast, and all of the women were in dresses or skirts. This hotel seems to get a lot of business travelers. I wore a casual dress, but my husband was in shorts, and he definitely felt under dressed. The hotel is very convenient to SJO airport and great for a last night in the country. We used one of their drivers to take us to the airport, and he was fluent in English and very friendly. We would definitely stay here again on a future trip for a first or last night to be close to the airport.

Room Tip: We had a room on the fifth floor overlooking the pool. It had beautiful views, and we had bright gre...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This was our 7th trip to Costa Rica, but first time to stay at this hotel. Upon arrival, the air conditioner wasn't working in our room. A repair was quickly made, but 2 days later it broke again. We were told there was another room so we packed up and brought our bags to the lobby only to be told that the new room was no longer available. Another room was found about 15 min later. No accommodation for our inconvenience was offered. Free Internet would have been a nice gesture or it would have been nice to offer free breakfast for our remaining two mornings. There are better hotels offering a better personal experience and whose location is not so removed from restaurants and other activities. Choose better!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Business trips to San Jose always include a stay at the Marriott, this past one was no different. As always the staff and service were excellent and the room was clean and neat. Because my company has travelers here often we usually get an upgraded room. Mine was off the back of the facility overlooking the grounds with a covered balcony on the 3rd floor. Great place to have a drink in the evenings and watch the lights of the city around you. No complaints and will def stay here again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We visited this hotel in February of 2013 after a three week adventure in Costa Rica. Most of the trip we traveled without an itinerary so at the end of the trip we were tired and in need of some rest and relaxation. This hotel is beautiful and the room was very nice, I highly recommend the Spa as well. We stayed on the executive level and had access to the executive lounge. The lounge has breakfast in the morning and light appetizers in the evening, definitely worth the extra money to have access to this amenity. The grounds are beautiful, the spa amazing, the restaurants fantastic. The pool area is beautiful, but the pool is chilly in February and is not heated. The tapas restaurant in very intimate and delicious. I will say that the service around the pool is horrible, there are a few waiters and waitress walking around but they NEVER seem to notice a customer and can't be bothered by the customers around the pool. If I were the management of this hotel I would fire all of the bar and pool employees and start over, but that is really my only complaint of this fantastic property. I would visit again anytime...just bring your own cooler to the pool!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
Address: 700 mts West from Bridgestone/Firestone, San Antonio De Belen 502-4005, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > San Antonio De Belen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in San Antonio De Belen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose 4*
Number of rooms: 299
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