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Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Escazu
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Escazu
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed with 4 friends on August 2010 (booked 2 rooms).

The hotel is located in a plaza-like site, with restaurant and shops (there is a Hooters right in front of the hotel). There is a major shopping mall about 200 m, but if you go on foot you will have to cross the highway, which can be a bit dangerous (there are no crossing points for pedestrians). Since we were 25-35, we had no problem. The downside of the location is that you are not properly in San Jose, so if you want to go to the city it's about a 20 min ride in cab ($5-$25 depending on the service).
They have an exterior pool in a small but nice area and a gym, which we didn't use.

The rooms are very comfortable, with a big bathromm, flatscreen tv, air conditioner, coffe machine, small fridge, etc. It also has a balcony from which you can see the pool. The beds are so comfortable that sometimes i didn't want to wake up at all!

The staff was very friendly and provided us with all the information of sites to see.
In fact, since we made 2 bookings (the first was friday-sunday and the next one was for the next saturday), but had to cancel the last one the same saturday of our second stay, the hotel told us that they had to charge the stay because of their cancellation policy (both rooms), but somehow after explaining the situation, they finally told us that they wouldn't charge us at all!

I would definetely stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Excellent alternative to overpriced lodging and B&Bs in Escazu proper. Convenient to Hwy 27 in Guachepelin and also multiplaza across the highway. A few good restaurants in the complex, but probably the best is the gelateria. Pool nice for the kids.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Downtown is very poor and run down so it was nice being here and having the option to travel there good place to stay before you leave airport is close by would only spend a day or two not much to do in San Jose itself. we went on the Aerial tram experience used the rainforest adventure company took us there and back, about 2 hours to the Carribean side .
it was spectacular. the hotel has a small pool , great WIFI all over, good breakfast comfortable beds you can ask for better views out of your room , makes a difference.
we ate in the strip mall next to this property lots of choices.
there is nice Multiplex mall nextdoor fun to check out a short cab ride about $ 2 or a 1000Cc
very safe. really nice staff always ready to help .
took a city tour and ate at the inca grill, down town. driver took and waited spent the whole day with us for around 40$ worth it bit spooky down town if you are new here.
overall one of the better places to stay if only for a day or two.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

I stayed at the Marriott Courtyard in mid-July and was disappointed when comparing this to other hotels in the area.

First the good: The room was OK and what you would expect at a Marriott Courtyard. Internet was free and seemed to work OK. The best part of this hotel is it's proximity next door to a number of restaurants in a large strip center and also the fact that it is close to a number of businesses. I ate at an Argentinian restaurant one night and Mexican another. There was also Peruvian and other Latin American and oriental choices. If you wanted a taste of the U.S., the restaurant cluster included a Hooters and an Outback Steakhouse, although I didn't really want to eat American. The hotel is located across the highway from a nice mall, but you need to get a cab to go there because walking would likely get you killed due to the fast moving traffic.

They have a breakfast buffet that was included in my rate - not sure if it is free for all their rates. The buffet was not bad.

My disappointment came when I got there - they did recognize me as a Marriott member and offered a choice of small items due to my status w/ Marriott, but the cookies and milk I selected never arrived at the room. I was also disappointed at the lack of newspapers - most Marriotts have a free newspaper available for guests.

Worse was the stream of small ants running on the walls in the bathroom. There was also a band playing at one of the restaurants next door until late and the noise kept me up for a while.

The fitness center is very small, although that is not unusual for a Courtyard...the outdoor pool is small too.

Room Tip: If noise bothers you, try to be on the back side of the hotel and away from the highway.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

This hotel is outside the city but near a shopping mall and has lots of eloquent restaurants adjacent to the hotel. Great place to stay for those who are taking tours and adventures outside the city. Difficult to get upgrades even for us Platinum members which is annoying even when the hotel is empty. But if you don't mind this, nor the price, definitely worth the stay.

Room Tip: Expensive but located near malls and restaurants
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

The Courtyard Marriott is a great choice for travelers going to San Jose for business. The property is located in the city's Escazu neighborhood, where many corporate offices are located. The hotel is also located in a complex that includes many great restaurants and across the road from one of the city's largest shopping malls. On-site food and beverage options are slim, but adequate. Rooms are large and comfortable.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 29, 2011

We stayed at this hotel on the day we landed in Costa Rica and the day before we flew out. The rooms were clean and the front desk staff friendly. The taxi service from and to the airport was convenient. We didn't stay long enough to explore the neighborhood but the hotel seems OK for short stays with some choice of restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Autopista Prospero Fernandez | Calle Marginal Norte, Plaza Itskatzu, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Escazu
#3 Business Hotel in Escazu
#6 Romantic Hotel in Escazu
Price Range: $93 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Escazu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located by Plaza Itskatzu, the Courtyard Escazu San Jose Costa Rica Hotel provides guests with a central location with quality accommodations and services that make business and leisure travel easy and relaxing while on a Costa Rica vacation. Spacious guest rooms feature Marriott's new bedding, free high-speed internet access and are tastefully decorated in colonial decor that reflect Costa Rica's distinctive cultural heritage and warm hospitality. This San Jose CR hotel is convenient for business travelers with a location that is near industrial parks, downtown businesses and corporate offices. When your meetings in Costa Rica are done, we are also within minutes of shopping and some of the best restaurants and nightlife in San Jose. If you are here on a relaxing Costa Rican vacation, you may also venture to nearby attractions such as Poas Volcano, rainforests and coffee plantation tours. ... more   less 
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