San José, the Capital of Costa
Rica, located at 1149 m above sea level, maintains an average
all year round temperature of 24°C and is home to the
main museums and cultural centers. This is where you might
spend your first night before embarking on the unforgettable
experience of discovering the natural beauty this small
country has to offer.
Park Inn San José is a very central business-type hotel located only three blocks from the main avenue of the Costa Rican capital. Downtown, numerous shops and attractions are in walking distance. Close-by there is the National Museum, the Jade Museum and the Costa Rican Art Museum. The hotel additionally offers its own Bar & Grill.
Facilities: Restaurant & bar, swimming pool, wireless internet, business center, underground parking, gym, room service. The meeting facilities can accommodate up to 250 people and are available for social or business meetings. The hotel offers wheelchair-accessible lobby, entrance and public restrooms.
Rooms: Park Inn San José offers a total of 117 guest rooms as well as a 24-hour front desk and room service. All rooms offer a flat screen TV, bathrobes and slippers, air conditioning, telephone, safety box, mini bar, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, hairdryer and wireless internet. All rooms are equipped with either 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, depending on the number of guests. Standard Room: Most basic category of about 35 m2. Deluxe Room: These rooms additionally include a walk-in closet and are about 42 m2. Suite: Largest rooms of 60 m2 offering extra space for distinguished travelers. The suites additionally offer a pullout sofa, a small living room and dining table.
Aurola Holiday Inn San José Downtown *****
The Aurola Holiday Inn is located in downtown San José, offering a great starting point for city tours as well as trips into the Costa Rican central valley. The hotel is in walking distance to many attractions of San José as well as shops and parks. Facilities: Business center, meeting room, heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center and two restaurants El Mirador (17 th floor with panoramic view) and Tropicana (first floor), La Palma bar with happy hour 2x1. Free Wireless internet, complimentary parking and valet, tour desk, souvenir store, room service, laundry & dry cleaning, luggage storage, handicap accessible rooms available. Night entertainment wth free match play at the casino. Rooms: Aurola Holiday Inn offers rooms in various categories, all of them including amenities such as wireless internet, safety deposit box, mini bar, coffee maker, Flatscreen TV (43 inches HD), hair dryer, room service and iron and ironing board. Handicap accessible rooms available. Standard Room: Equipped with either 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed. Executive Room: Equipped with either 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed. Junior Suite: Equipped with 2 queen-size beds and 1 sofa bed. Suite: Equipped with 1 king-size bed and 1 sofa bed. Presidential Suite: Equipped with 1 king-size bed and a living and dining room, kitchen, office, guest bathroom. Room categories: 155 Standard Rooms, 28 Executive Rooms, 3 Junior Suites, 8 Suites, 1 Presidential Suite
Grano de Oro ****
The hotel Grano de Oro is located in the center of San José on a quiet, shady street just off Paseo Colón; the lively center of San José is within an easy walking distance. The 32 uniquely and tastefully decorated rooms and suites are situated in a Victorian mansion, built around the turn of the century, which has maintained the warmth and comfort of a private home. Hallways lined with period photographs and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arrangements at every turn. The hotel offers first-class service and comfort, combined with the charm of an historic building.
Facilities: Gourmet restaurant, rooftop terrace with a Jacuzzi and deck chairs, laundry and room service as well as fax and email service. Secure, convenient parking, currency exchange, direct-dial local and international telephones and gift shop. The restaurant, common areas and all rooms are non-smoking. Rooms: The 39 rooms are equipped with private bathroom/hot water, cable TV, telephone and ceiling fan and are furnished in Tropical Victorian styles with wrought-iron beds and rich damask fabrics in three jeweled color schemes - navy, burgundy and forest-green. The art and furnishings are handcrafted by Costa Rican artists. No two rooms are alike. Private baths are blue and white Italian tile adorned with gleaming base fixtures.
Standard: The smallest and least expensive of the rooms, this category offers cozy quarters with a queen bed and private bathroom with shower. Superior: While a bit smaller than the deluxe rooms, most superior rooms have a bathtub/shower combination and a queen bed. Deluxe: The deluxe rooms are the most spacious of the three "room" categories. All deluxe rooms have a bathtub/shower combination and either one queen and one twin bed, two queen beds, or a king-size bed. Family Suite: A two-room suite with a queen and twin bed in one room and a queen bed in the second room, comfortably accommodating up to 5 people. Garden Suite: A spacious suite with a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom as well as a small sitting room, which opens to a private tropical garden. Vista de Oro Suite: Reached by a private staircase, the Vista de Oro lives up to its name commanding a breathtaking view of the Cordillera Central mountain range and the Central Valley skyline. Tiles, individually handmade in hues of ocher and sienna covers the walls and are complemented by rich wood paneling. A series of delicate cabinets stretches the entire length of the room and carefully placed lightning illuminates antique treasures.
Smoking: please note that it is not allowed to smoke in this hotel!
Hotel Costa Rica ****
This historical hotel is situated in the centre of the lively center of San José, opposite of the National Theater with convenient access to numerous attractions. The building is a historical landmark, approximately four miles from Juan Santamaría Airport and appears in a neo-classical design. The hotel is within walking distance to the Jade Museum, Gold Museum, shops etc. The café is popular among International tourists and locals.
Facilities: café, restaurant, Internet café, conference rooms and casino Rooms: All 106 rooms feature private bathroom/bathtub, telephone, and refrigerator and ceiling fan. Standard: windows to the inner side of the hotel. 1 or 2 queen-size beds, max. 3 persons.
Superior: view to the historical old town. 2 Queensize beds or 1 king-size bed, max. 3 persons.
Deluxe: view to the historical old town. 2 Queensize beds or 1 king-size bed. Furthermore, this room type offers a living room, A/C and a plasma TV. Max. 3 persons.
Master Suite: more spacious than the deluxe rooms with additional entrance and dining area. 2 Plasma TVs. This suite offers 1 King-size bed.
Presidential Suite J.F.K.: more spacious than the Master Suite with a bar, a bathroom with Jacuzzi, a second bathroom for guests and a spacious sleeping room. John F. Kennedy stayed in this suite when he visited Costa Rica in 1963.
Hotel Presidente ****
The hotel is located in the heart of San José downtown, just a few steps from Plaza de la Cultura, the National Theater, the Jade Museum and the National Center of Art and Culture. It has a total of 92 rooms.
Facilities: Complementary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access on public areas, Health Club, steam and sauna room, casino, parking and airport shuttle available 24 hours for an extra charge. Rooms: The 91 rooms offer a view of the mountains or the city. All of them are air-conditioned and equipped with a safe, mini-bar, 32 inch LCD TV with cable channels, radio and telephone. Bathrooms offer shower with hot water, hair dryers and complementary toiletries. Standard and Executive Rooms: 1 king-size bed or 2 full beds, 215 - 375 square ft of comfortable living and working space with a 32" LCD TV with 52 premium channels, spacious bathroom, mini bar, laptop-sized safes, desk or dining tables, telephones with voicemail.
Spa Rooms: 1 king-size bed or 2 full beds, 480 foot square foot room, 32" LCD TV, work desk, laptop-sized safe. Slip into lavish bathrooms with a two-person Jacuzzi and mix a refreshing cocktail from the mini bar and relax in the lovely lounging area.
Junior Suites: 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, 500 - 650 square ft of spaces to unwind, work and spread out, separate living room and bedroom areas with 32" LCD TV, spacious bathroom, laptop-sized safes, mini bar, delightful views of San José city and the mountains. Grand Spa Suites: 1 king-size bed, 650 square ft of lavish living and lounging space, contemporary color plates and chic, luxurious bathroom with a glass enclosed two-person Jacuzzi, 32" LCD TV, private city balcony.
Palma Real Hotel & Casino ****
The Palma Real Hotel & Casino is located only 15 minutes from the International Airport Juan Santamaría and 5 minutes from the center of San José. This convenient location allows guests to visit the attraction of the Costa Rican capital, for example the National Stadium, as well as museums, shopping centers and city parks.
Facilities: The Palma Real Hotel offers a bar and restaurant with breakfast, lunch and dinner service. Additionally, the hotel offers rooms which are suitable for guests with restricted mobility, 24-hour reception, transfers to the airports, wireless internet, room service, laundry service, casino, gym, money exchange, conference rooms, babysitting service. Rooms: The Palma Real Hotel & Casino offers a total of 68 rooms. All of the rooms are equipped with a mini bar, coffee maker and free coffee, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, 2 telephones, wireless internet and amenities. Junior Suite: Equipped with 1 king-size bed, larger than Superior rooms and provide a sitting area.
Superior Rooms: All rooms are equipped with 1 full-sized bed and 10 offer 1 king-size bed
Master Suite: Equipped with 1 king-size bed and a Jacuzzi
Rincón del Valle ****
Rincon del Valle Hotel and Suites is a 4 star, boutique hotel located just steps away from the Metropolitan Park in La Sabana, just west of the heart of San Jose. Within the park lies the modern national stadium. The hotel offers 40 modern and comfortable rooms, a bar and restaurant, safe parking lot as well as a small gym and hot Jacuzzi. There is also a free airport shuttle at fixed times available. WIFI is available in public areas.
Rooms: All provide a desk, cable TV, alarm clock, telephone, laptop sized safety deposit box, minibar, coffee maker with daily coffee. Hair dryer, bathrobes, high quality amenities.
Junior Suites also provide a kitchenette with microwave and a small refrigerator.
Deluxe: 2 queen size beds or one king size bed. Junior Suite: 2 queen size beds and a sofa bed.
Casa Conde Aparthotel & Suites ****
Casa Conde Hotel & Suites is located centrically on the southwestern side of the Parque de la Paz and a bit outside of town in certain distance to many sights like the National Theater, the Gold Museum, the Plaza de la Cultura and shopping centers. The design of Casa Conde Aparthotel & Suites has been inspired by a neocolonial village. The hotel offers six buildings with 2 floors each, surrounded by a common area with a fountain and gardens.
Facilities: The hotel offers 4 completely equipped conference rooms with video beamers, internet etc. Additionally, the guests can enjoy a swimming pool, a children’s area, Jacuzzi, a business center with three computers and a shop. Wireless internet without additional charge can be used in the lobby, the restaurant and the swimming pool area. Money exchange, sending and receiving of fax, photocopy service, confirmation of flights and 24-hour concierge service. Bar & restaurant with a la carte menus and buffet-style breakfast.
Rooms: Casa Conde Hotel & Suites offers 106 rooms in 3 categories - Suite, Junior Suite and Master Suite. All rooms offer completely equipped kitchens, security safe, TV, air conditioning and hairdryer.
Standard Suite: 2 private rooms with a double bed each, air conditioning and wardrobe. The living room is equipped with a sofa, TV, telephone and dining table for 4. Junior Suite: One room with 1 king-size bed, air conditioning, telephone and wardrobe. Bathroom with bathtub with shower and hydro-massage facility, amenities and hairdryer. Living room with TV. Three of the Junior Suites are suitable for guests with restricted mobility,[
Master Suite: These suites offer a ceiling with classic gothic artworks and candelabras. 1 king-size bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi, TV and office desk
Villa Tournon ****
The hotel in the center of San José was established in 1992 and is managed by the Wilson family paying special attention to a personalized service. Its location provides good access for travelers coming by car, especially for those who aim to travel further to the Caribbean from the city of San José.
Facilities: The hotel has a restaurant, a convention room, a Jacuzzi, a pool, a beauty salon, and offers complimentary underground parking, laundry service and handicapped services. Guests have the possibility to make use of the fax and photocopy machines of the hotel. Rooms: All 80 rooms are completed with air conditioning, WLAN, cable TV, direct dialing telephone, tub, shower and hot water, non smoking rooms.
Standard: Rooms dispose of a matrimonial bed or two single beds. Superior: The superior rooms dispose either of two matrimonial beds or a king size bed and additionally count with a safe, a desk, a refrigerator and a hair dryer in each room. Also, children under 12 are allowed to stay in the room with their parents for free. Due to its quieter location, this roomtype is recommended.
Don Carlos ***
Hotel Don Carlos is located in an historical residential area in the north of San José, just a few minutes' walk from the city center. Being a former residence of 2 presidential families, it is part of the cultural heritage of the capital. Finest art works can be found featuring gallery-style corridors inside and calm lush gardens outside.
Facilities: Garden, restaurant, laundry service, souvenir shop, Internet service and local telephone service (free of charge), roofed parking, massage treatments, yoga, money exchange, complimentary drink upon arrival
Rooms: The hotel offers 33 tastefully furnished rooms in different styles. Standard rooms: These are classic spacious rooms, elegantly furnished and decorated, with one or two beds, cable TV, telephone, private bathroom with hot water, safe deposit box, hair dryer, executive desk. Superior rooms: These exclusive, luxurious, spacious and distinguished rooms are available with a king size bed or two double beds, executive desk, cable TV, safe deposit box, telephone, private bathroom with hot water and hair dryer.
Family rooms: These are especially designed for families, who like to benefit from comfortable space and privacy, one private bath room which is shared by both rooms. One room has a double bed and a sofa bed and the other has two single beds, cable TV in each room, shared telephone and safe deposit box, shared bathroom with hot water and hair dryer.
Fleur de Lys ***
This middle class hotel with its special atmosphere has been rebuilt from an old coffee baron's mansion and is centrally located near the National Museum, at only a few minutes walking distance to downtown.
Rooms: The 31 individually furnished rooms (12 are located in an extension which was accomplished in 2002), do not have numbers but the names of Costa Rica's most famous flowers. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom/shower, telephone and cable TV. The hotel features a restaurant with a bar as well as private and guarded parking lot (about 3 minutes walking distance). Swiss management. Standard: Private bath/ shower, ceiling fan, phone and cable TV. Sleeps up to 2.
Standard Superior: More spacious than the standard rooms. Sleeps up to 2.
Suite: More spacious with mini bar. Suitable for families up to 4. Master Suite with Jacuzzi: 1 King-size bed, 1 couch and a private Jacuzzi. Sleeps up to 3 maximum, ideal for honeymoon couples.
Le Bergerac Hotel ***
Le Bergerac Hotel is located in San José, in the district Los Yoses which formerly was the home of all embassies in the Costa Rican capital. The hotel is just minutes from all attractions and offers a good starting point for exploring the Central Valley.
Facilities: On-site restaurant, meeting room for a maximum of 5 personas, luggage storage, wireless internet, parking on the hotel premises, wake-up service, room service and safe deposit box in all rooms. For an extra charge, the hotel offers laundry and ironing service, airport transfers and conference rooms for 6 to 18 persons. Rooms: Le Bergerac Hotel offers 25 rooms in 4 categories. All of them are equipped with a LED TV, telephone, safe deposit box, ceiling fan, wireless internet, private bathroom with hairdryer. Large Rooms: Spacious rooms with 2 king-size beds, closets and view of the mountains and the tropical garden. This category offers a small fridge. Deluxe Rooms: 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, balcony or private garden area. Some of these spacious rooms are equipped with a small fridge.
Superior Rooms: 1 queen-size bed or 2 full-sized beds, some of these rooms enjoy a private terrace or garden area.
Standard Rooms: 1 full-sized bed, these are the most basic rooms of smaller size.
Rosa del Paseo ***
A former villa for a wealthy coffee farmer, the Rosa del Paseo today is a lovely restored boutique hotel with central location on the Paseo Colón. Restaurants, shopping centers, theaters, bars, Internet cafes, and medical services are all just a few steps away. An ambience full of historic reminiscences allows the visitor to experience the atmosphere that prevailed in the mansions of rich coffee exporting families. English furniture in combination with rustic elements provides the typical feeling of former times.
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, private parking, wheelchair access, central location Rooms: The 18 rooms are all decorated according to the style of the period, paintings, antiques, and typical furniture, fine wooden floors all reproduce impressions of a precious time long gone by. All rooms feature spacious rooms with Queensize beds, two double beds or beds with orthopedic mattresses, a private bathroom/ bathtub, hot water, fan or A/C, telephone, radio alarm, cable TV, and hair dryer and safe. Junior Suites: A queen bed, twin bed or two full beds with air conditioning. Family room: Equipped with three full beds.
Master Suite: A Jacuzzi in addition to the standard amenities.
The small hotel is located in Barrio Otoya, one of the oldest districts of San José, only a few minutes walking distance to the city center and the most important museums and sights located in historical downtown. The hotel is located in Barrio Otoya/Amón, one of the oldest districts in the area and is away from the noise and traffic of the center, yet close enough to be able to walk the central business district within a few minutes.
Facilities: Breakfast, private parking, WIFI-Internet access in each room, coffee and tea station, room service, luggage storage, small meeting-room. Rooms: All 20 rooms feature a private bathroom/shower hair dryer, telephone, cable TV, ceiling fan and a room safe (against a deposit). Furthermore the hotel includes a restaurant with bar and a small private parking. Room categories: 17 Standard and 3 Deluxe
Located near the city center of San José, behind the church La Soledad, Hotel Colonial is a restored neo-colonial building. The residence was built of brick, inlaid with hand-carved precious woods and ironwork by the finest craftsmen of the period. The facade is abundantly studded with stone, while spiral columns grace the front garden.
Facilities: Swimming pool, Internet service, parking lot, laundry service, fax, money exchange, airport transfer. Rooms: The hotel features 17 cozy rooms with private bathrooms, hot water, air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV and telephone. Some of the rooms are equipped for disabled guests.
Standard rooms: The standard rooms are either equipped with two double beds or a double bed and a single bed. Suite: The suite is equipped with a king size bed.
Hotel 1492 Jade y Oro **
The hotel 1492 Jade y Oro which is built in Spanish style is located in Barrio Escalante, a quiet residential area of San José about 10 min walking distance from the city center.
Facilities: small meeting-room, parking lot and small breakfast-area as well as a tropical garden. Rooms: The hotel offers 10 rooms, all of them featuring private bathroom/hot water shower and hair dryer, telephone, cable TV and room safe. The standard rooms have one queen size bed and the deluxe rooms either two or three queen size beds.
Hotels Airport / Alajuela / Heredia (North of San José)
Double Tree Cariari by Hilton *****
Nestled in the verdant central valley, the hotel Double Tree Cariari by Hilton is only 5 minutes from the international airport and 7 miles from downtown San José, Costa Rica. The hotel is designed in Costa Rican hacienda style and offers all comforts of a hotel resort with a total of 222 rooms.
Facilities: 1 Restaurant and 1 Bar an outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool, rented 18-hole golf course, children's pool, gym, massage treatments, audio/visual equipment rental, business center (capacity of 600 people), fax, meeting rooms, wireless internet, photo copying service, printer, secretarial service, video conferencing availability, hotel-airport shuttle (on schedule), executive lounge, 24 hour taxi service, free and private parking lots, laundry service, tour desk, cash mashine and a SPA. Moreover, it has a coffee shop 'Las Tejas' (offering assortment of international and local dishes), bar 'Chiriqui snacks'' next to the pool and another unique feature is the casino. Rooms: The 222 rooms feature the Sweet Dreams by Doubletree Sleep Experience with custom designed plush top mattress, inviting jumbo down pillows, high thread count linens and contemporary bed spreads. All hotel rooms and suites are equipped with a TV, air conditioning, safety deposit box, electronic key system, mini bar, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, 24 hour room service, coffee maker, own bathroom incl. tub shower combination, curved shower rod, bath products.
Guest rooms(Standard): spacious with the same amenities as described above. The Executive Rooms are located on a different level above the lobby area. These rooms do have access to the executive lounge where also breakfast is served as well as coffee, mineral water as well as snacks and cocktails in the evening.
Junior Suite, Master Suite and Presidential Suite: are offered upon request.
Wyndham Herradura ****
The hotel is located just 10min away from the international airport and was recently remodeled to a modern-contemporanian style.
Facilities: The guests will find two swimming pools a Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and a 18-hole golf course (located at the nearby Cariari Country Club. Furthermore there are 11 (rented) tennis courts, several bars, an Italian, Japaneese and an American Restaurant can also be found at the hotel. A large envent center is also part of the hotel. Rooms: The hotel features 230 rooms with private bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV and telephone.
Superior (193): equipped with one king-size bed or 2 Queen-Size beds. Junior Suite (25): Same as the Superior Category, they do also have a sitting area and a Jacuzzi.
The (7) Executive Suites do have similar amenities.
Master Suite (2): Feature a King Size bed, private Jacuzzi, separate living area, own computer.
Honeymoon Suite (2): Same as Master Suite but with a larger Jacuzzi and own Sauna. Presidential Suite (1)
Holiday Inn Express ****
The hotel Holiday Inn Express is located about 1 km away from the International airport Juan Santamaría. Next to the hotel there are numerous restaurants and two shopping centers.
Facilities: The hotel offers a swimming pool, internet (for free for guests), wireless internet in the lobby and in the rooms, fitness center, souvenir shops, parking area. The breakfast is served at the hotel's restaurant. Additionally, the hotel offers a free airport shuttle transfer for arrival and departure. Rooms: The 100 rooms are equipped with coffee maker, cable TV, A/C, flat iron and ironing board, telephone (local calls for free), hair dryer. Non-smoking rooms are available.
Best Western Irazú ****
The Best Western Irazú (325 rooms) is located in La Uruca, next to the Inter-American highway, about 10 minutes from San José downtown and 20 minutes away from the Juan Santamaría International Airport. The Real Cariari Shopping Center is 10 minutes away, offering additional dining, shopping and entertainment options. Facilities: The hotel offers 325 rooms including the 10 mini-appartments and offers its guests a large pool, 2 illuminated tennis courts, large gardens as well as a gym. The restaurant and Casino are open 24/7. A welcome cocktail is included in the rate. In the category Premier Plus telephone calls are free world wide. Rooms: All rooms provide coffee maker, safe, private bathroom and cable TV. Free WIFI Internet available at each room
Inn & Suites ****
The four-star hotel Country Inn & Suites is located close to the International Airport, about 20 minutes northwest of downtown San José. The Country Inn features comfortable hotel rooms and suites with modern amenities, an on-site restaurant and convenient access to the capital of Costa Rica and its attractions, historical sites and shopping malls. Facilities: Restaurant, bar, 2 pools & jacuzzi, fitness room, sauna, laundry service, free Internet, business center with conference facilities for about 300 guests, a safe parking lot with guardian and a 24-hour reception service.
Rooms: All 92 rooms provide an A/C, hair dryer, iron, safe, telephone, TV, coffee maker as well as a refrigerator and a microwave. Internet connection and a daily newspaper is available. Extra beds and cradles can be provided as well.
Standard Rooms: see above.
Appartment: The appartment is perfect for a longer stay as the visitor may find an equipped kitchen besides the already above mentioned amenities.
Xandari Plantation **** (Alajuela)
Xandari Plantation includes 24 villas that are located within a cultivated park; surrounded by coffee plantations and offers a magnificent view of the Central Valley of Costa Rica. It is situated only 15 minutes away from the International Airport.
Facilities: The elegant restaurant offers a great variety of fruits and vegetables from the own organic garden. Furthermore, the plantation includes a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, library and hiking trails. An own spa can be used (additional charge). Rooms: All 24 villas are tastefully furnished and feature an own panoramic terrace, mini-bar and either 2 double beds or 1 king size bed. Prima Villa: 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, small refrigerator, private terrace with a great view over the Central Valley.
Prima Plus Villa: Similar to the Prima Villa, but those are separate houses/ bungalows, more privacy, private terrace and garden, very spacious bathrooms, sleeping couch/ sofa, electronic vehicle for the way between house and main building/ restaurant.
Ultra Villa: Separate villas offering a maximum of privacy and space. Facilities like in the Prima Villas.
Ultra Plus Villa: These are the newest villas, next to the spa area of the hotel. 1 king-size bed and a sleeping couch/ sofa, bath tub, private garden, shower, kitchenette with mini small refrigerator, private terrace.
Star Villa: This room type ist the hotel‘s top-accommodation. It offers a large living room area with a fully equipped kitchen, panorama-view terrace, dining room as well as 2 complete separate dormitories, each with a luxury bathroom.
Rosa Blanca Country Inn **** (Santa Barbara de Heredia)
The personalized boutique hotel is located in Santa Barbara de Heredia, about 20 minutes from the international airport. Surrounded by coffee and fruit plantations, it offers its guests a magnificent view over the Central Valley. The hotel has received the eco-label CST for sustainable tourism and was awarded the maximum Score of 5 "Green Leaves".
Facilities: Swimming pool with panoramic view, Jacuzzi, fitness corner, library and breakfast/dining area. At night, 4-course menus (reservation required!) with fresh fruit and vegetables from the hotels own organic orchards are served for the hotel guests. Rooms: "La Piedra" (Jr. Suite): 1 king-size bed which is situated on a big stone, bathroom with shower and bath tub with Jacuzzi, private terrace with view over the central valley "La Carreta" (Jr. Suite): 1 king-size bed, living room with couch, elegant bathroom with Jacuzzi, big terrace with view over the central valley "Las Aves" (Jr. Suite): 1 king-size bed, sleeping couch/ sofa, spacious bathroom with shower and bath tub with Jacuzzi, private deck with view over the central valley "El Cafetal" (Jr. Suite): printed with typical scenes from Costa Rica, 1 king-size bed, private bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi for two people. The Jacuzzi offers a great view over the valley, own terrace "El Guarumo" (Jr. Suite): 1 king-size bed, bathroom with shower and bath tub, private terrace with view over a big Guarumo tree "El Valle" (Jr. Suite): suite with 1 king-size bed, living room with sleeping couch/ sofa, new decorated bathroom with Jacuzzi and a small garden "La Guaria" and " El Pino" (Jr. Suite): king-size beds, big living and dining rooms, kitchenette, bathrooms with shower and Jacuzzi, private terrace with view over the coffee plantations. These two suites can be connected to one big villa (Villa Laguna) for families or groups of friends. "El Roble" and "El Higuerón" (Jr. Suites): king-size beds, sleeping couch/ sofa in the living room, mini bar, bathrooms with shower and Jacuzzi, private terrace with view over the central valley. These two suites can be connected to one big villa (Villa Boyero).
"El Ranchito" (Master Suite): separate bungalow, spacious bathroom with shower, luxurious bath tub and Jacuzzi, very spacious living room with terrace and view over the central valley, Higuerón trees and coffee plantations. "Rosa Blanca" (Master Suite): this suite has two levels. The sleeping room is in the tower with a 360 degree view over the surrounding nature, mini pool in the bathroom "El Cielo" (Master Suite): same amenities as the Rosa Blanca Master Suite. New since 01.12.14.
Bougainvillea **** (Santo Domingo de Heredia)
The hotel is located in a quiet area in Santo Domingo de Heredia, about 30 minutes from the international airport and surrounded by a large, beautiful garden which already has received several rewards.
Facilities: Swimming pool area surrounded by a tropical garden, sauna, gym, and 2 tennis courts with floodlight as well as a conference room, a restaurant also famous on a national basis for its equisite and international meals. There is also an adjancent bar. Rooms: All 81 rooms feature two double beds, private bathroom/shower or bathtub, cable TV, telephone and balcony. The balconies either offer a view of the city or the well-kept tropical garden attracting numerous birds from the region.
Vista de Alajuela *** (Alajuela)
The hotel Buena Vista is located in Alajuela, about 15 minutes from the International Airport designed in Spanish colonial style. The hotel offers a spectacular panoramic view of the volcanoes and the Central Valley of San José at an altitude of 4185 feet and enjoys an ideal climate thanks its altitude. Facilities: Restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gift shop, private parking, laundry service and baggage storage. Rooms: The 25 rooms are distributed on 2 stories and all feature private bathroom/hot water, queen size beds, cable TV and carpet floor. Additionally, the Buena Vista Hotel offers 5 Luxury Villas, making it 30 accommodations in total. Each room is equipped with hairdryers and premium bath products. Deluxe Rooms on 1st floor: They can accommodate up to four persons. They are equipped with two queen size beds. Rooms are carpeted and have a private bath. Moreover, they have a writing desk and cable TV. Deluxe Balcony Room on 2nd floor: The deluxe balcony rooms are similarly equipped as the Deluxe rooms but are more private. The balconies provide views of the surrounding countryside. Junior Suites: These rooms are larger than the deluxe balcony rooms. The rooms are furnished with comfortable wicker furniture. They have two queen size beds or a king and there is room for an additional single bed. One junior suite even offers a spacious sun deck viewing Poás Volcano. Luxury Villas: The 1-bedroom Villas are newly built and provide the most space of all available accommodations. These separate private units are located on a hillside with a living area of approx. 800 sq.ft. (76 sq.mts.). Each villa offers a private terrace with a panoramic view, spacious living rooms with 2 sofas and tables. The bedrooms are equipped with 2 queen beds, a full desk and large wardrobe. The tropical style of the villa includes high bamboo ceilings and wooden beams. All Villas include flat screen TV, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer and premium bath products. Since one sofa converts to a queen bed, they can accommodate up to 6 guests.
Trapp Family Country Inn (***)
The lodge is a cozy boutique hotel close to the International Airport Juan Santamaría south of Alajuela. It is built in colonial style and surrounded by beautiful gardens with centenary fig trees. Amidst the towering trees, guests can delight in a charming swimming pool where they can take in the sights and sounds of the chirping birds and nearby river.
Facilities: Swimming pool, restaurant, internet, gardens, tour desk, parking, airport shuttle service Rooms: The Inn offers finely furnished rooms with a balcony or terrace overlooking the gardens and pool area.
Junior Suites: The 8 rooms are well equipped with 2 queen size beds, a tub, hair dryer, cable TV, ceiling fan, telephone for national and international calls, mini bar and internet access. The windows are sound proofed to provide customers rest and privacy to the utmost.
Villa San Ignacio ***
This Hacienda is built in Spanish style and is located 15 minutes away from the International airport, near Alajuela. It is surrounded by 10 ha of tropical gardens with a lot of exotic plants, fruits, birds and butterflies.
Facilities: The hotel offers a pool, restaurant, terrace. The hotel is located conveniently for visits to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens and the Poás Volcano. All rooms offer A/C, ceiling fan, telephone, hair dryer and safe as well as wireless internet.
Rooms: All 12 standard rooms are equipped with a double bed to accommodate a maximum of 2 guests.
There are 8 larger Deluxe rooms, each with 2 queen size beds in a separate building as well as 2 Master Suites with an additional refrigerator.
Hotels Escazú / Santa Ana (West of San José)
Real Intercontinental *****
This 5 star hotel, about 20 minutes away from the international airport and 15 minutes from the city center is located in the west of San José near the Multiplaza Mall.
This 5 star hotel is located in Escazú, one of the most exclusive areas of San José, only 15 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes from Juan Santamaría International Airport and Multiplaza, one of Costa Rica's most modern shopping malls featuring cinema, is right across the street.
The 358 elegantly and exquisitely decorated rooms offer nice views of the Central Valley and all of them feature individually controlled air conditioning, 37" LCD TV screen in the standard rooms and 42"LCD TV in the Club Floor with cable, offering Dolby Digital Sounds and Video On Demand, wireless telephone with voice mail, wireless internet access, mini bar, electronic safe deposit box, CD radio / clock with MP3 and iPod connection, hair dryer and rain shower bathroom and tub.
The Club Intercontinental Tower was inaugurated at the beginning of the 2009 and offers an exclusive access with a private check-in area and a lounge area where you will be able to enjoy your welcome cocktail, butler service, buffet breakfast and service of drinks and coffee daily. All rooms are non-smoking rooms based on Costa Rican law. Facilities: Guests have access to a well equipped gym, tennis court, swimming pool area as well as a golf court, located close to the hotel. Business travelers may find a business center including Internet access, WIFI Internet, scanner, printers, color copies, fax and celphone facilities. The hotel offers two restaurants, lobby bar, pool-bar and a grill bar. Rooms: The modernly equipped rooms provide a nice view across the central valley (depends on the level). Each room is equipped with private bathroom, hair dryer, A/C, cable TV, Internet access, minibar and safe. Room categories: 187 rooms with 1 bed and 74 rooms with two double beds.
Studio Hotel *****
Studio Hotel is located in Santa Ana, about 20 minutes from the capital of San José. The boutique hotel offers a central location with shopping facilities and other amenities in walking distance.
Facilities: The hotel offers wireless internet, safety box, access to 7 meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 120 persons, roofed parking, swimming pool, gym. Additionally, the hotel offers 2 restaurants as well as 89 rooms in three different categories. Solar panels are used to heat the pool and bath water.
Rooms: Studio Hotel offers a total of 82 rooms, including five Superior Rooms, two Junior Suites. There are rooms that meet the needs of guests with disabilities. All categories are equipped with a resting sofa, private bathroom, hairdryer, work desk, closet, safety box, TV, telephone, wireless internet, air conditioning and mini bar.
Standard Room: Equipped with 1 king-size bed or 2 full-sized beds. Superior Room: Additionally equipped with 1 king-size bed, a couch, bathrobe and dining table. Junior Suite: Additionally equipped with 1 king-size bed, a large couch, iPod dock, bathrobe and dining table.
Alta Hotel ****
This small, elegant hotel is located in the hills between Escazú and Santa Ana, about 15km from the center of San José. The hotel offers a magnificent view over the valley.
Facilities: Facilities: The hotel includes a swimming pool, sauna and gym. The restaurant "La Luz" is famous for its delicious cuisine specializing in meals of the Nouvelle Cuisine with influences of the Costa Rican, European and Californian cuisine.
Rooms: Rooms: All 23 tastefully decorated rooms feature a private bathroom, hair dryer, telephone, cable TV, A/C, room safe and balcony or patio. Deluxe room: 2 queen-size beds
Junior Suite: Two rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, living room with sofa, TV, own balcony Master Suite: 1 king-size bed, sofa, bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi Penthouse Suite: Three separate rooms and includes the master suite. 2 king-size beds and 2 queen-size beds, 3 bathrooms
Hotel Villa Los Candiles ****
Hotel Villa Los Candiles is a small boutique hotel located in Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Victorian style architecture inspired this charming property and rekindled the architecture brought to Costa Rica by coffee exporters during the 19th century. The hotel offers customized service in a peaceful environment in the city of Santa Ana. Its convenient location finds supermarkets and convenience stores within walking distance, downtown San José 15 km away and the Juan Santamaria International Airport only 10 km north.
Facilities: Facilities: The hotel offers front desk service from 6am to 12md along with secure parking for clients. The external areas of the hotel offer a small swimming pool and a rancho in the garden, available for reading or enjoying a day outside. The stylish and cozy restaurant serves tasteful dishes inspired on local cuisine along with cocktails to accompany the beautiful ambience.
Rooms: The hotel has 28 rooms available that are separated into four categories: standard room, standard superior room, junior suite and family suite. Twelve of these rooms are under construction and will be inaugurated on July 2015. The hotel offers free WIFI throughout the property.
Standard Rooms: Equipped with one queen size bed, A/C, fan, cable TV and DVD, hot water, hair dryer, alarm clock and balcony or terrace. The hotel has one standard room equipped with two single (twin-size) beds.
Standard Superior Rooms: Same amenities as Standard Rooms, a bit larger. 8 provide one queen-size bed and 4 with 2 queen-size beds.
Junior Suite: A standard room plus a small living area. The room is 34m2 and includes a small kitchenette with coffee maker, fridge and a small oven. Junior Suite's have two different presentations that are equipped alike: a studio or a room with two separate spaces.
Family Suite: A standard room connected to a junior suite. These rooms measure 55m2 and include two bedrooms and two bathrooms along with a small living area equipped with a coffee maker, a fridge and a small oven
El Rodeo Country Inn ****
The hotel is located in San Antonio de Belén, approx. 15 minutes from the Juan Santamaría International Airport in Alajuela.
Facilities: Restaurant "El Rodeo Steakhouse", a cafeteria, convention center and meeting rooms, parking facilities with 24 hour security,gym, sauna, tennis court (free of charge for hotel guests), swimming pool, open air sitting areas, pool table, and wireless internet - available throughout the hotel’s public areas, including the main lobby, breakfast terrace and outdoor sitting areas.
Rooms: The charming Country Inn El Rodeo offers 29 rooms with hardwood floors and comfortable wood furnishings. All rooms are fully equipped with cable TV, air conditioning, direct dial telephone and extra large bathrooms with hot water bathtub, hairdryer, coffee maker, safe deposit box and selected amenities. Additionally, the suites are equipped with mini-bar, iron and ironing boards. El Rodeo's rooms are decorated in a rustic, yet elegant style, some featuring a pleasant balcony and all with garden view.
Deluxe: 2 queen-size beds Junior Suite: 2 queen-size beds, more spacious Suite: 1 king-size bed, living- and dining area as well as a private Jacuzzi
Posada Canal Grande ***
The hotel Posada Canal Grande is located in Piedades de Santa Ana, 15 min west from San José, in a private, comfortable environment and surrounded by gardens with breathtaking views of the Central Valley, Gulf of Nicoya and the Poás Volcano. Facilities:: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, sauna, swimming pool, cable TV, safe, laundry service and a small souvenir shop.
Rooms: The 12 spacious rooms with private bathroom and hot water are comfortable, rustically furnished and nicely decorated.
Standard Rooms: Those spacious rooms are equipped with cable TV, a private bathroom, hot water and telephone, as well as up to one double and two single beds to sleep up to 4 people. The rooms either offer a view of the garden, the mountains or the swimming pool.
El Marañon **
The bed & breakfast El Marañon is located in the rural area La Trinidad near Ciudad Colón and about 18 km from the capital city of San José - in a hilly area overlooking the Central Valley with a great view of the Poás Volcano. Facilities: Their wellness center offers massage, yoga, and dance classes in natural surroundings. The place also offers conference rooms, laundry facilities, internet connection and is wheelchair accessible.
The restaurant "El Aguacate" serves typical Costa Rican dishes, which are prepared in a creative way. Great importance is attached to sustainable and ecological concepts by using environmentally friendly building materials such as plantation wood, a partly transparent roof over the bathrooms and big windows to maximize natural light, petatillo for natural ventilation, solar systems to heat water for the bathrooms, and a plastic roof made from recycled material.
Rooms: 16 hotel rooms in total, 8 of which are surrounded by tropical, shady gardens, inviting guests to relax on their hammocks. All rooms have a private bathroom, hot water showers and terraces. Moreover, there are 2 small apartments sleeping 4 which include a kitchenette.
Standard rooms: Equipped with a double and one single bed. Apartments: Capacity for 4 guests. There is a queen-size bed in the main room and two single beds (one bunk bed) in the second room, private bathroom and an alcove.
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