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“Good value basic hotel near the airport.”
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Adventure Inn
Ranked #2 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed here for two nights on our way out of Costa Rica recently.

The hotel itself is a little difficult to find, being on a side street parallel to a highway, and we got lost in some of the gated communities nearby trying to get to it initially. Once we were there, things were fine. There is parking on site, but at times of peak occupancy, not all visitors will be able to get a parking spot.

The rooms are basic and large, clean and comfortable. It can be a bit noisy here if there are large groups staying, but that isn't really a problem when considered in light of the noise that is so prevalent in San Jose. The decor and appliances are somewhat dated, but fully functional.

We didn't quite get the same warmth from the staff that others here have reported - perhaps we didn't quite 'get it' because we are not from North America. We certainly were never made to feel unwelcome; it's just that we didn't quite get the homely feeling that other reviewers have described.

The hotel rate includes transport to the airport, however, it isn't an in-house shuttle, rather they pay for a taxi to get you there. It wasn't a problem for us, but I can imagine that at times of peak demand, this could potentially be an issue for some.

It's a good value hotel, and if you want a no fuss place to stay, then this place fits the bill nicely.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed at the Adventure Inn at the start and end of our week long vacation in Costa Rica. We arrived after a long day of flying. The hotel provides transportation from the airport. We walked right outside and found our van driver with a sign with my name on it. After getting our bags into the van, the drive to the hotel was about 20 mins. Check in went fast and smooth. The restaurant was about to close, but they were nice enough to make us dinner. The room was spotless and the beds very comfortable. We all got a great nights sleep. Breakfast was included with the price and was very good. They offered about 6 different choices. I highly recommend the Adventure Inn. A wonderful, small, boutique inn.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

My friend and I arrived at the Adventure Inn like a couple of whipped dogs. It HAD been a fortnight of lumpy beds, scratchy sheets, lukewarm, puny showers, and the ever-present smell of mildew! And we were running on 3 hours of sleep after last night's party at our hostel...though we were ready for bed at 9pm, the live band playing in the hostel's living room kept us up way past 2am!
We badly needed lunch, a nap and a good soak in the jacuzzi. All of these things were easy to obtain at the Adventure Inn. Plus they went waaay out of their way to let us stay in a room that I had really enjoyed before. When I made reservations, this room was not open, but the staff rearranged things to give me this room again.
Staff speaks great English and always provides service with a smile, though they will let you practice your student Spanish.
A great pick for San Jose, Costa Rica.
I have stayed there 4 nights over the past couple of months and yes, I would come back.!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Adventure Inn exceeded our expectations. We were just staying here one night to catch an early flight out. It was on the last leg of our trip and we couldn't have felt more at home. They were so welcoming and helpful. They organized our breakfast early (since we were flying out before we could get breakfast) and had it ready for us to take on our flight. They gave us a free calling card to call the US. Mike in the restaurant was fantastic and they were accommodating to my dietary restrictions. The shuttle to the airport was free which we expected to pay for. Super clean!!! Great experience!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Adventure Inn was the perfect place for us to start and end our vacation. They provide free transportation to/from the airport, the restaurant has delicious food and the hotel is laid out in a rather unusual, but welcoming and cozy manner. Free computer use so you can check in for your flights and print boarding passes (if your phone does not work in a foreign country...) and good currency exchange rates. The front office staff is attentive, knowledgeable and fun. The owner will even customize trips throughout Costa Rica for you if you want! Jeanneth, the restaurant manager, is very kind and ensures every customer is attended to. The hotel is spotlessly clean, quiet and comfortable. We will go there again on our next trip to Costa Rica.

Room Tip: Room #34 has a really noisy air conditioner and, if you leave the window open, the neighbors behind...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The place cannot be beat for convenience and friendliness! They aim to please! The room was spacious and clean. The atmosphere was just what we were looking for in a Costa Rican experience. Very convenient to the airport with free friendly pick up, and complimentary breakfast that was excellent! Eric, the hotel manager helped with a private driver to and from Manuel Antonio with an excellent driver, Gerardo. The service at the reception desk was very helpful and friendly. The restaurant staff was also fantastic, Our first night in Costa Rica will be a memorable one. I would recommend this place to all my friends!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Clean, friendly, and economical. Shuttles available from San Jose airport. Very friendly and knowledgeable front desk staff. Restaurant offers a good selection of food, and is reasonably priced for dinner. Complimentary breakfast was good as well. Service in all areas was outstanding.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Ciudad Cariari, Autopista General Canas | Between San Jose and SJO Airport, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in San Jose
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#3 Business Hotel in San Jose
#6 Green Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: $94 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Adventure Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern value-priced 3.5 star San Jose hotel convenient to both the airport and city with free airport shuttle service*. Enjoy a full American and Tico buffet and hot ordered breakfast; 34 spacious smoke-free rooms with A/C, cable, free international phone calls, safe ($1 extra), two new queen beds and a modern tiled bath; a nice restaurant and bar opening into our new outdoor pool complex, full wifi throughout, four guest computers, a new ten-piece gym, car rentals, central to Costa Rica's biggest and best tours, and unequalled travel help and advice. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Adventure Hotel San Jose
Adventure San Jose
Adventure Inn Costa Rica/San Jose

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