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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

On a recent trip, my husband and I rented a car and started out for our destination. Unfortunately, our GPS sent us up over the mountains on one lane dirt roads when we just needed to get across San Jose to Cartago. We eventually ended up back at the airport, frustrated with nerves that had seen better days, and found the Country Inn & Suites. We checked into our room which was very nice, just off the pool area. We then went back to the front desk to see if we could get some directions to help us the next day. The front desk clerk, Juan Pablo I believe was his name, was so helpful. He found a business in Cartago and programmed it into the GPS. We arose early the following morning to beat the traffic and made our way through the city with no problems.
The room was quite adequate and the pool area beautiful. It was also quiet and spacious considering how close to the road and airport this hotel is. We had a couple of drinks in the bar/restaurant area that evening which was quite nice. The following morning we had breakfast before leaving and it was a good way to start the day.
The only reason I didn't give this hotel 5 stars was the toilet in our room flushed slowly, then overflowed the following morning. We reported the problem. I imagine it was resolved because the grounds were so well maintained and the room and public areas very clean.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very good value , clean rooms, friendly staff, close to many amenities and 15 minutes to airport.

Try to book newly renovated room as some are surprisingly nice.

Free breakfast beats any other similar type of hotel in US.

Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed one night after arriving on a late flight. The hotel is a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport, and given its close proximity to the motorway it was surprisingly quiet inside.

Our room was large and had a solid modern bed. The bathroom was starkly equipped but adequate. The only let down was the lack of bottled water in the room and no where close to buy some. The reception staff were able to get some for us, but at a significant cost.

Breakfast is served as a buffet in a large sheltered space that overlooks the pool. The fruit selection was good, the bread and pastries less so.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Rochester, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

close to the airport and walking distance to food/bar. hotel is right off the main road. Rooms were ok for one night, glad we got 2 beds and 2 baths for 3 girls. And the staff was wonderful! breakfast was fresh, however they will charge for bottled water! The free wifi was nice! would have loved to sit by the pool but had an early departure to fortuna.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed here on our first night in Costa Rica. Esau access from airport. Room was fine for one night with a comfortable bed but if staying for more than one night try and get a courtyard room. Staff were friendly and helpful and breakfast was good. Restaurant was closed by the time we arrived at 10pm but were able to get coffee at an Italian restaurant just down the road.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

I stayed at the Country Inn and Suites for two nights, before attending a conference in another city in Costa Rica. It is less than 15 minutes away from the international airport and they offer a shuttle service to and from the airport. You do need to confirm your travel times with the front desk.

My room was large, clean and the bed wonderfully comfortable. The courtyard and pool were a pleasant surprise, clean and well maintained. I really enjoyed all the greenery and flowers around the hotel property. I found all the staff very friendly, polite and helpful.

The complimentary buffet breakfast served in the restaurant on site is quite good and I loved all the fresh fruit!

The hotel offers free internet at a fairly decent speed.

Some other info you might find useful:
It cost less than $1 USD for the 15 min bus ride from the local bus stop to downtown San Jose.
It’s in walking distance to several shops and stores including a grocery store, ATM and pharmacy.
About a 10-15min walk away is the Plaza Real Cariari mall. You will need to cross over the pedestrian bridge but it is easy enough to find. The mall offers many different food choices from: Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Burger King, KFC, McDonalds, Quiznos, Pizza Hut, a few local food franchises and there are several restaurants next to the mall.

Overall, this hotel offers some luxury and comfort at a great price. It’s close to the airport, in walking distance to a mall and other restaurants (which is a huge plus if you have not rented a vehicle) and very close to public bus stops that take you to downtown for under $1.

I enjoyed my stay here; it was great value for money and if I am ever back in San Jose I will more than happily stay here again.

Room Tip: I'd suggest asking for a room overlooking the beautiful courtyard area and if you are a light sl...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Decent 4* hotel, not Hilton standard, but not too far off, everything seems a bit worn, our room was loud and the bathroom was poorly ventilated. Nice courtyard with pool. Staff speak mediocre english, but are very helpful and friendly. Restaurant is poor, but there are some reasonable places and an excellent supermarket just around the corner. Excellent value if one books just 1-2 days ahead, e.g., over booking.com. 15 minutes drive to the airport, they provide a shuttle service.

(Would have given 3, except that the price was very competitive)

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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
Address: Sobre Autopista General Canas | Ciudad Cariari, San Antonio De Belen 40701, Costa Rica
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in San Antonio De Belen
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and enjoy at San Jose Hotel's location in Costa Rica. An inviting atmosphere, quality services and a convenient location near San Jose International Airport makes the Country Inn & Suites the perfect place for San Jose visitors to land. This hotel's location in Costa Rica offers thoughtful amenities designed to encourage rest and relaxation with two swimming pools, an on-site Fitness Center, an on-site restaurant and spacious guest rooms featuring attractive decor and home comforts. The Country Inn & Suites San Jose, Costa Rica hotel is perfect for business travelers, families or newlyweds as its conveniently located near downtown San Jose and major attractions like INBioparque, Volcano Poas and the Cafe Britt coffee plantation. Book online today and discover why this San Jose hotel's location in Costa Rica makes a great relaxation destination. ... more   less 
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