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“Nice overnight with helpful staff.”
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Adventure Inn
Ranked #3 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
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Kansas City, Kansas
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice overnight with helpful staff.”
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on our way out of Costa Rica. We had an early flight, but the staff was very accommodating. They prepared an breakfast to-go and had a taxi waiting to take us to the airport at 3:30 (yikes!) The room was big and was painted with clean pictures of animals. The best part was the jacuzzi tub... perfect way to unwind.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Erin H
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I spent the night here on my way out of Costa Rica and found it to be everything the positive reviews said it was. The thing that stands out in my mind the most was the staff. They were always helpful and willing to go the extra mile. For instance, I was in desperate need of some lotion after coming from the jungle for three months...my skin started to dry up when I hit the city. The lady at the front desk said she would look for some and then a man looked for much longer than necessary then came to my room with it!

The lady at the bar was interacting with guests and laughing with them and the bell hops were always smiling and helpful as well. The room was large and clean and no a/c was needed at night. I missed having breakfast in the morning due to an early flight but they did take me to the airport at an ungodly hour without fuss or complaint. I could have gotten a breakfast to go but I forgot to ask for it that morning.

The pool was nice and clean and a great place to hang out around. Unfortunately the first time I went it was raining a bit so I didn't get in but it was warm. The pool furniture is in great shape unlike most hotels.

I liked my stay so much that I went back again on my return trip yesterday. Once again the staff shined, I always get my wakeup call and the to go breakfast of fruit, juice and a great cookie hit the spot! The owner is also extremely nice and accommodating and is proud of his staff which you can tell when you visit. They do seem genuinely happy. There is a reason he does a good business and I can highly recommend anyone to stay there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Ashburn, Virginia
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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there a night before heading out to Arenal area. Rooms are a bit dated, but fantastic service. Great place to spend a night. Food is good if you stick to the traditional menu. They have a hot tub which was great! A good place overall if you are looking to spend a night near the airport.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I enjoyed my stay very much, close to the airport, quick shuttle and nice breakfast are included in the price of the room. It was recommend by a local American and I was not disappointed. It is very much like an American 4* hotel. Most important I got a Good Nights Sleep......

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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3 Thank 128RuthP
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This hotel is very clean and extremely friendly. The staff is amazing, they greeted our family with smiles and a fruit basket and flowers. They set up a wake call, transportation to airport and because we had to fly very early morning, they handed each one of us a to go breakfast. I highly recommend this hotel.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This hotel is an excellent option if you need to stay near the airport (less than 10 minutes away) when arrrving or departing and want to avoid going into to San Jose. By Costa Rican standards it is a very high quality hotel with nice grounds, in a upscale enighborhood. It has a nice restaurant and bar, many services (free internet, local and international calls, computers, free airport shuttle) and a great breakfast. The staff is nice, fully bilingual (English) and will help you arrange any tour, car rental and give you travel advice. It's a good alternative to the big chain hotels around the airport because it has a Costa Rican feel, not corporate USA hotel. It's a nice way to end or start your trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Lorenzo0333
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Hollywood, Florida
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Well...I'm not sure how other hotels in San Jose are...but this one is definitely an adventure. I think also because everywhere else we went in Costa Rica was a resort style hotel and this is a more like an economy hotel. The grounds were nice and appear secure. And they have a really nice bar. The hotel is half open to outside and half closed so there are a few creatures that get in. The rooms were clean...just older maybe. We did get a free ride to the airport and they have laundry service.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Adventure Inn

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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