Stayed one night. The room wasn't fancy, but quite fine, and definitely a fine price at approximately $35/night. My room had no air conditioner and the ceiling fan didn't work, but a portable fan was already in the room and worked well. Pay in cash.
Pros: Excellent value for the money. Clean & pleasant room. Excellent breakfast in a nice, atmospheric backyard. Reserved parking seemed secure (though with the possibility of a 2nd person parking behind me, I'm not sure how I would have moved my car if I'd been trapped in.) Handy free internet connection. Pleasant common areas. Friends in town confirmed this was safe area in SJ.
Cons: Hated the fax only reservation policy. When I had to change my reservation to only one night, I had to ask my previous hotel to use their fax, but Aranjuez didn't penalize me for dropping one night of a 2-night reservation. Walls were a little thin -- the people next to me thankfully were quiet. Don't know how I would have found it by driving (I followed a local friend to get there), but that's SJ, not their fault.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Aranjuez is located in San Jose and is surrounded by a tropical garden. Free breakfast buffet, free WiFi access and free private parking are available. Each room here features an authentic historic decor and will provide you with a cable TV, an outdoor seating area and a private bathroom with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. All rooms have a desk and a safety-deposit box. Our wonderfull Breakfast Buffet is also included. At Hotel Aranjuez you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk, luggage storage and laundry facilities. The property offers free parking. The hotel is 1.1 km from Pre-Colombian Gold Museum, 1.2 km from National Theatre of Costa Rica and 1.4 km from Metropolitan Cathedral. Juan Santamaria International Airport is 16 km away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Aranjuez Costa Rica/San Jose