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“Perfect place to stay for your first and last night in Costa Rica”
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Adventure Inn
Ranked #3 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Perfect place to stay for your first and last night in Costa Rica”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Me and my husband stayed here for our first and last night of our 10 day honeymoon in Costa Rica. After a long day of traveling a shuttle was waiting for us at the airport to take us to Adventure Inn(included in the price of our stay). The first night there we stayed in a standard room with 2 beds. Room was spacious and comfortable. Our last night there I had called ahead to ask if an upgrade was available and was told they didn't have anything but when we checked in we were pleasantly surprised to find out we had been upgraded(and a sign and balloons in our room to congratulate us since it was our honeymoon). The food at the restaurant was great(especially the amazing banana pancakes I had for breakfast after our first night there). The staff there very friendly and helpful. We appreciated the free international phone calls in our room so that we could call our parents to let them know we arrived safely. Also the wifi worked fine throughout the property. Our last night here we had an early am flight so wasn't able to enjoy their breakfast, but we were given a boxed meal to take with us to the airport(again...they arranged for free transportation to the airport at 4:30 am). We even spoke with another couple there who arranged all their tours while in Costa Rica with Adventure Inn and they seemed very pleased with all the arrangements. If we need to stay in San Jose overnight next time we go to Costa Rica, we will def stay here again.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The building is cozy. The friendly staff is the friendliest that I ever encounter on my trips. Mike and the all crew at the restaurant deserve to be mention more, but no one, not one was rude nor unsympathetic with us. The cleaning staff, lovely. the hotel location a plus. rounding I can tell you there will not be another hotel for me in San Jose when I return.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thompson Falls
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

This hotel is convenient to the airport, 10 minutes or so, so we stayed there from a late flight waiting for our friends the next day. We had time on our hands so they told us how to take the bus downtown San Jose and how to get back. The free breakfast was from a menu and was wonderful. The little restaurant was very good. The staff was very friendly and had good English. I enjoyed the murals and paintings on the wall. I probably wouldn't stay for a week but for an overnight it was wonderful.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

My daughter & I spent 7 wonderful days @ the adventure inn, San Jose. When it was time to depart I felt sad to be leaving my new close friends & family. (staff) I can't say enough about the all staff & how helpful & welcome we/I felt. This includes the restaurant (which was excellent & accommodating) and the front desk staff. Although, I ate most of my dinners at the restaurant I left still wanting to try another selection or special. The menu is very diversified both dinner & breakfast ( includes breakfast) I would highly recommend the adventure inn. The tours recommended were amazing. We also enjoyed relaxing @ the pool. complementary airport pickup & international calls were added bonuses. This was my first trip to costa rica & I can't wait to return to adventure inn!

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Crestline, California
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is an excellent place for folks to arrive and depart. The services for travelers are excellent, including free airport transportation, breakfast packed for the plane, free international phone calls and internet, easy to find location. The staff is wonderful and goes out of their way to help. Laundry service is available as well as an excellent restaurant. They make the transition truly easy. The Steiner Family

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Our flight was delayed from an 11:30am arrival in San Jose, to 10:15PM arrival... We had planned on going straight to Playa Santa Teresa (our main destination) as soon as we landed. Obviously, that did not happen. When we contacted the manager of the hotel in Playa Santa Teresa (Casa Cecilia) to advise of our situation, he recommended overnighting in San Jose (Alajuela, really) at the Adventure Inn. GLAD we did! When we got there, the hotel's restaurant (supposed to be excellent) was closed, but the manager, Rosa, offered to go into the kitchen and cook for us, knowing that we must be hungry. Of course, we did not make her cook, but she did insist that she put together something, and while the bellman was getting our luggage to our room, Rosa put together a wonderful fruit and cheese plate, with several slices of the best banana bread I have ever had! Long story less long... The service and hospitality at the Adventure in is OUTSTANDING. It is located close to the airport, so it is a perfect place to begin or end you trip. The hotel and rooms are beautiful and immaculately clean. The beds are very comfortable. Price is great, too, especially considering the quality of the hotel and service. I highly recommend the Adventure Inn if you need a hotel near the airport! We will be back to the Adventure Inn, for sure!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed here for one night as two couples on our arrival in San Jose. The hotel had arranged a late-night complimentary pick-up from the airport and we received a very warm welcome on arrival. The rooms were large, clean and comfortable with individual murals on the walls of each room. The theme continued throughout the hotel, giving it a lively, tropical feel - wonderful when you have just arrived from snow! The breakfasts were excellent with a large choice of fruit, cereal and cooked food. Sadly, we didn't have time to take advantage of the lovely pool, as we were being picked up by a friend after breakfast, but we did manage to sit in the sunshine on the poolside while we waited. Our friends tried to book another night later into our holiday, but unsurprisingly it was full. On a practical note, the welcoming email sent out after booking is packed with useful information and advice about Costa Rica in general and their partner hotels in particular. We did in fact stay in two of their other hotels in Manuel Antonio (Hotel Mandarina) and Tortuguero (Casa Marbella), both of which were excellent. If we were ever to return to Costa Rica we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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AdventureInn, Manager at Adventure Inn, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
A small note about the welcome email. When booking through third party websites, they do not provide us with the guests' contact information. So you can either send us an email through our website and request it, or better yet, just book in real-time directly through our website and we'll make sure you receive it.
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Property: Adventure Inn
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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