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“A gem ... in the middle of nowhere.” 3 of 5 stars
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Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   700 mts West from Bridgestone/Firestone, San Antonio De Belen 502-4005, Costa Rica   |  
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Cidra, Puerto Rico
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“A gem ... in the middle of nowhere.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a beautifully hotel constructed to look like an old spanish hacienda. The staff is magnificent. Our hotel room was beautiful, but the carpet was cleaned leaving a really strong chemical odor throughout our five-day stay. We were there for a wedding, but the place is close to nothing at all. It is expensive to get out - $25 to the City. You cannot go walking off the premises, as it is all surrounded by industrial-type dwellings and empty lots; and then a hike up to the main highway, which again is all lined-up with manufacturing companies of every kind. I did not see sidewalks anywhere. The food is quite good, but you will soon tire of it, as the food in their four restaurants comes from only one kitchen! The best thing is their cocktails. They have great bartenders--who will fix you anything and then some more.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

It is a different concept hotel that I am normally use to by using Marriot Hotel chain.
The hotel itself is o.k., what I did not liked are the rooms, I found it old stylish.
I spent two night and went for a business trip and I did not enjoyed the additional values of the hotel such as Golf driving range (I saw it from my room and looks nice) and Pools.
The breakfast was Buffett, but it was a nice buffett.
In the near entrance of the hotel there is a coffee shop, go there!! They have amaizing dessert, the best I ever tried in my life!!

En un hotel con concepto diferente a lo que estoy acostumbrado al utilizar la cade Marriott.
Estuve dos noches y en plan de viaje de negocios, por lo que no pude utilizar los valores agregados del hotel como el campo de golf (Se veía muy bien desde la habitación) o las piscinas.
el desayuno era Buffet, pero muy bueno.
Cerca de la entrada del hotel, hay una cafetería, no se la pueden perder, tienen los mejores postres que he probado en mi vida.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Murfreesboro, Tn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This place is awesome. It is less than 10 minutes from the airport. It has a great resort feel. It is a true gem nestled in the middle of the city. The staff were all great. The restaurant was amazing. Buffet but well worth the price. Try the Chef's Club for lunch, my wife says it may be the best sandwhich she has ever had. We will be back for sure.

Room Tip: As for an upgrade. We were bumped up to a suite for a minimal upgrade charge.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Murphy, Texas
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel many times. It is charming, beautiful, has great views and wonderful food in all the restaurants. There is so much to do all around the area, and to come back to this hotel after a day of exploring and surround yourself with the luxury and beauty of this hotel is an added bonus.

Room Tip: You can take tours (our favorite is the Highlights tour). You can take a cab anywhere (negotiate pr...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bert B, Manager at Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you very much Susan Murphy for these nice comments , we appreciate your visit and your loyalty to the Costa Rica Marriott , we are looking forward to host and serve you again .

Bert Bloem , Hotel Manager Costa Rica Marriott
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I stayed here one night on my way to other regions in Costa Rica. It is a quite close to the airport which is nice. Although it is a city hotel, it feels much like a resort. The pools and hot tub are nice and there is a driving range and putting green. There were some issues with the internet, but their technical support was able to get me on line relatively quickly. Breakfast buffet was good.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stayed one night at the Costa Rica Marriott before our tour of the country! Best choice we could of every made. We were greeted by the friendliest of staff. Loved the look of the hotel, more like an European feel. And the property was breathtaking! Got a nice room at the end of the hall, so we did not hear any additional noise in the hallways! Food there was excellent. Did the spa and enjoyed the treatments and the facilities. Dry Sauna could have been hotter and the hot tub could have been hotter, in fact it felt very cool like pool water. I overheard 2 men talking about how cold the outdoor pool was, so I didn't even attempt to swim there! The bakery on the premises was to die for! Very tasty treats. Would definitely recommend if you need a hotel near the airport!

Room Tip: get a room at the end of the hallways to reduce noise.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Weston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Arrived at hotel about 6:30pm. We had arrived in San Jose that morning and gone straight to our meetings. End of the day and we were very tired, only to find out from the desk agent that they had overbooked the hotel and had no room for my group. (Our travel department maintains they had called to confirm the reservation that morning).

The staff made a reservation for us at the airport court yard Marriott, for which I was thankful. However that left us traversing rush hour traffic and the opportunity to enjoy a very much down market hotel with a view of the neighboring Walmart (literally).

Summary: Bad management decision and poor customer service... Though I didn't get past reception.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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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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