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  Average price (weeknight): S$ 131
  Average price (weekend night): S$ 93

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Xandari Resort And Spa - Alajuela - Bedroom
1
9.3 Excellent (964 reviews)
S$ 296+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Xandari Resort And Spa in San Isidro, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The environment the room and the experience
Cons: Everything was great!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very nice, spacious villa’s with amazing views, beautiful sunset pool and great hiking trails on the domain. Planting out own tree gave it a special meaning. Love our stay here and will certainly come again!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful grounds with hiking trails to waterfalls. Saw lots of birds. Very helpful staff. Well equipped and spacious rooms in separate villas.
Cons: Not sure about the colour schemes used to paint inside and out of the villas but that’s just personal taste. Dinner in restaurant good but a little expensive.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Stayed here before a flight home Great place up in the hills over looking San Jose with a easy 30 min trip down to the airport Quirky decor and excellent staff .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Location, Great Privacy, Great views over the city
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is in a super nice park with trail leading to waterfalls, 3 pools, amazing view. People were super nice, and the restaurant is great too. I highly recommend it!!!
Airport Costa Rica B&B - Alajuela - Building
2
9.2 Excellent (524 reviews)
S$ 106+
Overview Reviews
Set in a secure gated community, the family run bed & breakfast "Airport Costa Rica B&B" is located in Alajuela. Free WiFi access is available. Guest rooms here provide air conditioning, a patio and a seating area. A refrigerator, coffee machine, and dining area are included. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower and free toiletries. At Costarica Airport BNB you will find, a garden and a terrace. The property offers free parking. Juan Santamaría International Airport is 2 km away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds and location are superb. Paula was warm and weloming and went above and beyond expectations, even helping me finalize exit paperwork for my dog to fly. I can't give a high enough recommendation.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A little oasis
Cons: Proximity to airport and beautiful property
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice grounds and friendly host; very convenient for the airport.
Cons: Not easy to find after dark, and it gets dark at 17.30, so worth bearing in mind.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners are so kind and welcoming, the breakfast is delicious! And the garden is really beautiful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Nothing.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful! Very nice property on private road and room was very clean and comfortable!
Cons: Breakfast was ok, smaller amount of fruit than we are used to.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The garden was so beautiful and it was so convenient to get to the airport quickly.
Cons: The noise of the air planes was very loud.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The B&B was close to the AirPort which was great. (You do hear the planes.)They were very friendly and gave us an earlier breakfast because we had an early flight. When the taxi didn’t arrive he even drove us to the AirPort!
7.9 Good
Pros: Hosts were lovely, very welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was nice. We were just there for 1 night as had a late flight arrival. It did a good job for the money. Nice garden and ambience
Cons: Property is a little tired but probably typical for the country. Aircraft noisy but due to closeness to airport hardly surprising.
Altura Hotel - Alajuela - Building
3
9.2 Excellent (307 reviews)
S$ 175+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Altura Hotel in Poasito, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Poas Volcano National Park and Corso Lechería. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very interesting original place. Funky buildings, very green surroundings, nice staff and good breakfast.
Cons: nothing to complain about.
1.0 Poor
Pros: The location and place was beautiful. Room and grounds were well kept and clean.
Cons: The experience would have been fine, except for the RUDEST old gentleman my family and I have encountered who “runs” a hotel. The moment we arrived, he asked my wife for her name and said, “You don’t have a reservation here.” The reservation was under my name (an obvious male name) and the grumpy old man could have just asked me - being the adult male in the family. We proceed to check in as we reserved the two most expensive rooms for two nights (the suite and chalet), and my wife asks about a microwave we requested over the phone prior to the reservation (we have a 4 year old and there is no restaurant in the hotel that provides neither lunch or dinner). The angry old man tells us that he can’t provide one, but will allow us to use one in his house. My wife asks that if it is possible to just put one in the room, and, almost in disgust, finally agrees so he isn’t bothered. At this point, we really feel unwelcome. We then ask for our keys to the two rooms which are located across from each other, and the irate man says the suite is occupied and that we were wrong in confirming the reservation. We tell him that we wouldn’t reserve two rooms that are so far apart as our family of 5 (3 kids) would have to be next door. He basically tells us that we have no options, and I say to my wife “this isn’t nice at all.” He overheard, and surprisingly responds in English, “What are you talking about?! Not nice?! Did you see the rooms?!” I respond heatedly, “I said YOU’RE not nice and what you did with our reservation isn’t nice.” I tell him how rude he is and he then proceeds to show us two available rooms that are not suites. He says finally that it is up to us. What was supposed to be a nice getaway vacation in the mountains, ended up as a terrible experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the Altura Hotel. Roberto was a great host and really helpful and friendly. The property was very beautiful. It is close to Volcán Poas. A great secluded mountain top location, but close enough to get to some restaurants easily. We plan to go back.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff was kind and helpful. My kids loved sleeping on the upper loft. The breakfast was great! Extra perk: There was a fire in a fire pit every night. I was glad there was a heater since the nights could get quite chilly
Cons: Everything was great except the bed was a double and so not as easy to share.
6.0 Good
Pros: My husband and I stayed in a large, detached building. It had a separate living/dining area from the large bedroom, which had two fireplaces. The property was very serene, had nice landscaping and was very close to the volcano. Very friendly staff who worked hard to make stay more comfortable.
Cons: Because of building design, the bathroom felt like it was it an outhouse. It was very cold in the bathroom and we had lots of trouble getting hot water for the shower and sink. Unfortunately for December I wouldn't recommend staying there if you want to be comfortably warm. There was a large pet dog chained on the property, which was sad to see. Both dogs appeared to live outside instead of with the family living on the property. I wish the dogs had their own, large enclosure, instead of being chained.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place was so incredibly unique and special- I can't even describe it! quirky, creative, sustainable buildings, absolutely stunning property, delicious breakfast- I couldnt get enough!
Cons: It was cold at night and the little heating stove stopped working for some reason in the middle of the night. Otherwise, perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location, 5 min from Poás Volcano, close to La Paz waterfall gardens. Watched a beautiful sunset overlooking the valley and enjoyed meeting other guests at the evening fire pit. LOVED our suite room. Ramiro and Sterling are super nice and helpful hosts. Great breakfast!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a beautiful property in the country. Friendly innkeeper. His brother is an architect that designed the unique structures/ rooms on the property.
Cons: Nothing.
Pura Vida Hotel - Alajuela - Bedroom
4
9.2 Excellent (175 reviews)
S$ 206+
Overview Reviews
Pura Vida Hotel is located in Alajuela and is surrounded by extensive tropical gardens. All the accommodations here feature garden or volcano views, plus it has a restaurant on site serving gourmet dinners with previous request. The comfortable villas have furnished patios, seating and dining areas, plus private bathrooms. All rooms and villas come with a coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, room safes and a fridge. The extensive tropical gardens feature a large orchid collection as well as numerous plantings of coffee, herbs, heliconias, pineapple, citrus, exotic native trees. The restaurant at Pura Vida Hotel is specializes in Asian fusion and international cuisine. Special diets can be accommodated upon previous request. The Poas Volcano National Park is 30 km from Pura Vida Hotel, and Zoo Ave is 7 km away. La Paz waterfall gardens is located 1 hour's drive away. Juan Santamaría International Airport is a 12-minute drive away. Sarchi, famous for their artisan, wooden products and traditional wooden oxcarts, is located 15 km away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. The property was dense with interesting exotic plants. Including at least 100 kinds of orchids. Owner gave us a very good restaurant suggestion.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are beautiful with all the plant life.
Cons: Barking dogs kept us up a bit through the night but other than that it was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A paradise gem a very short distance from the airport. Lovely friendly people, stunning gardens and gorgeous dogs. Oozing with personality on every level.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The flexibility as we were allowed late check out, the lovely garden, the spacious accommodation, the comfortable beds, the nice receptionist
Cons: Need to ring the bell from the other door to go in & out of the parking. There was a strange odor (I have sensitive sense of smell) in our room/mini apartment.
Poas Lodge - Alajuela - Outdoor view
5
9.1 Excellent (339 reviews)
S$ 101+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Poas Lodge in Poasito, you'll be in a provincial park, within a 15-minute drive of La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano National Park. Featured amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - a very nice place with super-friendly owners - comfy room well equipped for the cold and with an absolutely amazing view - great location for an early morning visit to Poas volcano - excellent breakfast
Cons: - Nothing
7.0 Good
Pros: Beautiful view on San Jose city, both in the morning and in the noon. Host' kindness in cooking us a dinner late at night.
Cons: Nothing in particular
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very good bed ! The view is amazing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great place just 5min away from the entrance of the national parc! Wondful landlords who put much effort and love into the lodge. In the evening when it got cooler we could sit at an open fire place in the common living room- super cosy. Very tasty food (dinner & breakfast), amazing view (especially at night time).
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, Matt and Lisa are a very friendly and helpful couple. Excellent breakfast.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Such a nice place under Poaz volcano. Beautiful view from the lodge, warm and personal owners and very tasty meal! Would love to come back again. Definitely recommended.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. View is incredible. Matthew and Leah were great hosts. Very personable and made great conversation. Very accommodating with any requests we had. The location is great for visiting Poas Volcano.
Cons: Everything was great for our stay. Nothing was out of place or missing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, beautiful views, staff was incredibly helpful
Cons: The bed was squeaky, it played into the whole, "rustic" experience, but could be improved, and I believe the owners are aware of this.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: The view is amazing! The couple who run it are very attentive and the food was fantastic. We were travelling as a couple and only stayed the one night but would happily have stayed longer.
Cons: Perhaps the bathrooms could use a little spruce up but the couple who run it have only been there for 5 months so I imagine this is on their to do list.
Overview Reviews
Journey to relaxation at Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela, where our welcoming amenities will enliven your Costa Rica getaway. With our free shuttle service to and from Juan Santamaria International Airport, you can expect effortless arrivals and departures. Explore the history of our beautiful area and indulge in retail therapy at City Mall, Mango Plaza and Plaza Real Alajuela. Just a drive away, seek lively experiences in San Jose. Find sanctuary in our modern and stylish hotel rooms with plush bedding, flat-panel TVs and separate areas for living and dreaming. Got work to do? Stay connected thanks to our high-speed Wi-Fi, ergonomic workstations and 24-hour business center. Refuel each day with breakfast from Centro, then return in the evening for international fare paired with a refreshing cocktail. To meet your exercise goals, work up a sweat our 24-hour fitness center and make a splash in our sparkling outdoor pool. Take comfort and convenience to new heights at Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela.
9.0 Excellent
Cons: Front desk staff seemed annoyed everytime I asked a question. I felt because I was not at elite status I was not worth their time.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Rooms were large and clean with good blackout curtains. Staff very friendly and helpful. Other dining options just across the street from the hotel.
Cons: Nothing to dislike.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is very nice, very comfortable and incredibly convenient to the airport. The room are quiet and comfortable and so the Courtyard has become my go-to property when traveling in/out of SJO.
Cons: no complaints.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: everything
Cons: I ended up taking a taxi as I wouldve needed to waiting a total of an hour before getting picked up. My only complaint.
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: It was close to the airport so the Uber ride wasn't too expensive
Cons: Shuttle service was not available when I arrived. If you come late it's not available
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff are fantastic: welcoming and professional. Perfect for the airport. Good fitness room.
Cons: Beers & wine are expensive!
7.0 Good
Pros: Location to airport, major road access.
Cons: Food service menu seemed limited, could have used additional options.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Expected quality of Martiott
Cons: No
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place to stay for early morning or late arriving flights. Just moments from the airport.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful and kind front desk staff
6.0 Good
Pros: near airport, airport shuttle schedule
Cons: The neighborhood was not too inviting. I thought breakfast was complimentary. Staff told me that our rate didn't qualify for complimentary breakfast. Continental was $12 and regular breakfast was $15 or $17. Obviously didn't eat there.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Clean
Villa San Ignacio - Alajuela - Building
7
8.9 Excellent (805 reviews)
S$ 128+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Villa San Ignacio in Alajuela, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Zoo Ave. Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, nice view from the rooms and the breakfast. Variety at the breakfast was not huge but very delicious
Cons: Quite big but simple rooms
8.0 Excellent
Pros: nice and modern interior, good service, free parking, nice pool area, great breakfast, stunning view from the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely wonderful hotel and an absolutely perfect stay! Gorgeous hotel which looked like luxury. Excellent room - very spacious, immaculately clean, very well equipped, very comfy bed, very secure and peaceful. Drinking water provided in room was a lovely touch! Breakfast was fantastic!!! And the food in the at lunch and dinner is excellent too - pricey but what you would expect from a hotel restaurant. Excellent cocktails and drinks. Pool is lovely too and the grounds and trails are wonderful to walk around.
Cons: Could be in a more convenient location. It seemed as though you would need to get a taxi, shuttle or have a car to get anywhere.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We had a lovely 2 night stay here. It’s only 25 mins from the airport and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing property, very nice area of you have to spend time in San Jose. Breakfast ist delicious. So Nice we will stay there again on our way back.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Chosen for convenience, it is a gorgeous colonial Villa with many accessible public lounges upstairs and down to do work, homework, and look at books or play board games or pool or chess. Staff was totally professional. A surprise pleasure as we decompress to head home. It will become our entry and exit place to stay.
Cons: Nothing,
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: No TV
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a thrill to arrive from a Midwest American winter and be able to sleep in this lovely suite with the windows open, enjoying a fresh breeze of in ideal temperature, free of humidity and insects, Very tasteful and pleasing to the eye. The suite was spacious, spotless, and super quiet. The grounds are inviting. I cannot come to Costa Rica without stopping here.
Cons: nothing
Hotel Buena Vista - Alajuela - Bedroom
8
8.9 Excellent (642 reviews)
S$ 191+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Buena Vista in San Isidro, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Hacienda Alsacia. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a cruise ship terminal shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This property is a hidden little gem! We wished we had stayed for another night. The beds and room were very clean and comfortable. The balcony off of our room was so nice. The views from the hotel are beautiful. The food and drinks were delicious. There’s a short coffee trail that you can walk on the property also. Staff were all very friendly. This was our favorite property we stayed at during our two and a half weeks in different parts of Costa Rica. I highly recommend staying at this hotel, and my entire family agrees!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel rooms and beds are amazing! All of the staff are incredibly helpful as well. My tour guide, Harlem was AMAZING and is highly recommended.
Cons: The only downside to this hotel was the restaurant. The food is overpriced and not very good. They should serve local food instead of trying to cater to tourists.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff here are so incredibly kind and helpful. During breakfast my glasses broke, with a vital screw disappearing. Two members of staff were helping me search for the screw on the floor and when it could not be found, one staff member who was heading to town offered to stop by an optician on the way to get it fixed. A couple of hours later he returned with my glasses repaired. I cannot thank them enough!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The airport shuttle is very helpful It's a beautiful start or end to s holiday to wake up with the sunrise over the mountains and the hummingbirds and colourful flowers. Very comfy beds and beautiful hotel
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely clean room with very comfortable beds especially the pillows. Good breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view is as advertised... so beautiful! The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. The staff was excellent... they even left us little boxed breakfasts for our very early flight out of SJO.
Cons: The only hiccup was that we waited a long time for our airport shuttle because of a small emergency near the hotel. The hotel staff was kind enough to hire a taxi for us and cover the cost, so the problem was quickly solved!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The beautiful view, incredibly friendly staff and local feeling.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good selection, kid friendly too. The staff are delightful. Thank you for a super experience.
Trapp Family Country Inn - Alajuela - Bedroom
9
8.9 Excellent (307 reviews)
S$ 151+
Overview Reviews
Located in Alajuela, Trapp Family Country Inn is connected to the airport, within a 15-minute drive of City Mall and Ojo de Agua Spa Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We needed a room close to the airport as my flight was at 1:45am. The gate keeper came to our room to be sure we were up so he could open the gate for us to let is out and the. Of course had to let my boyfriend back in after he dropped me off. That was very nice of him to check on us so I didn't miss my flight it was a shorty
Cons: All was fine. It was a short stay for me
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very peaceful place(8 units) near the airport and away from the hustle bustle of the fast moving city. A quiet sanctuary and the pictures are exactly how it looks. Karem who speaks english very well and her husband give it that extra effort of hospitality. Perfect place to return to!
Cons: Only thing maybe more towels.
Overview Reviews
The Hampton Inn & Suites Airport-San Jose hotel in Costa Rica is located just a couple of minutes from the Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose, which means it is also conveniently located close to several of the most important companies, the free trade zones and our national parks. Coming to San Jose, Costa Rica for business or leisure? Then look no further. Come and enjoy our hotel facilities such as our business center, conference rooms, exercise room, swimming pool and much more. And for your comfort, our hotel studio suites give you much more room for almost the same rate as a regular room. We love having you here in Costa Rica at the Hampton Inn & Suites Airport-San Jose hotel!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the late check in options, available shuttles to the airport, distance from rental cars, staff, breakfast, fast internet. Great experience, clean rooms with no parfumated/scented linen was fantastic ( it is so hard to find these days) water, coffee, tea available day or night.
Cons: The only thing I can comment on was the outside noise( street, wind and airplanes) on our second stay at 4th floor vs staying on 2nd floor which was fantastic to catch up on some sleep and rest so I think with requesting lower levels in the future will be best for us!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lots of very comfortable details
Cons: Breakfast ok but not great. Not many healthy options
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect for us. The staff was extremely friendly and prompt and their English was excellent.
Cons: We arrived late in the evening and, unfortunately, the nearby restaurant was closed for maintenance. No fault of Hampton Inn's, however, but it was part of our location decision.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mattress, pillows, cleanliness, wifi, breakfast buffet, and friendly staff.
Cons: Wished they sold wine in their store as they do beer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best pillows ever and very comfortable beds. Perfect place to stay after our 11 hour flight from the UK.
Cons: Couldn't fault it.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place for the airport. The beds are extremely comfortable.
Cons: No on site restaurant.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location near airport. I typically stay here upon arrival and leave next day for the beach. They offer a shuttle to airport. Staff is greag and super friendly. They recent remodel and new areas is awesome. Breakfast is included and it is a full breakfast. Food was great. I will continue to stay here.
7.0 Good
Pros: Close to airport
Cons: Under remodeling and noises from jackhammer
7.0 Good
Pros: Clean, good location
Cons: We asked for quiet room and ended up by elevator that made noises each time it was used.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: easy check in and friendly staff. The breakfast is also very good and well prepared. Hats of to the cooking staff.
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We love staying at the Hampton in San Jose. It's real close to the Airport and the service we received is above expectations. They answered all our questions we had . I would recommend this place over and over again. See you again next year.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: It was difficult to find this property. it's right behind a Holiday Inn but from the road you could only see the Holiday Inn sign. The area is very congested, and our Uber driver circled two times before pulling over and asking a passing pedestrian where the Hampton Inn was. It would be helpful if Hampton could have a sign out on the Main Street pointing to where the hotel is
Overview Reviews
Holiday Inn Express San Jose near the International AirportThe Holiday Inn Express® San Jose Costa Rica Airport Hotel is located one mile from Juan Santamaria Airport and offers easy access to the Inter-American Highway.This airport hotel is two blocks from car rental agencies and is 5 minutes from the City Mall. Is ideally located for business guests, the industrial hub Zona Franca el Coyol is within 6 miles. Next to our hotel, you will find the railway, which operates from 5:30 am to 7pm.Discover the Jade or Gold museums in San Jose and experience cultural activities at Teatro Nacional and Parque Viva. Enjoy soccer matches at the Estadio Nacional located 30 minutes from our hotel. Take the Coffee Tour Britt and go hiking to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve or the spectacular Poas Volcano Nacional Park.From comfortable rooms to a free breakfast buffet, we have what you need to relax and enjoy. Unwind by a sparkling outdoor pool and workout in the Fitness Center.We also offer foreign currency exchange, mobile phone rental, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, and a 24-hour shuttle service to the airport. No matter what brings you to San Jose, Costa Rica, our airport hotel's staff offers excellent service that will make your stay a memorable experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location for a stopover after a long flight. Room was big and comfortable and the breakfast was great. Right next door to a load of car hire places too so really handy.
Cons: Liked it all
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Well equipped and spotlessly clean rooms. Very spacious too!
Cons: Breakfast was terrible!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Shuttle made it convenient to head to the airport. Also appreciated that we could exchange US dollars for CR colones at the front desk.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was adequate and met our needs for a brief overnight stay near to San Jose Costa Rica airport. Plenty of fresh fruit which was great. Some cooked items and pastries ran out and there was a bit of delay in replenishing supplies, however we were not in such a hurry that we couldn't wait. Staff were great & quick to clear and clean tables.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: This was a modern, stylish and thoroughly livable hotel AND ROOM. I loved being there and felt that all my travel and personal needs were met. RMD
7.0 Good
Pros: Close to the airport
Cons: -
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: No
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The front desk staff was amazing! They set up travel to dine at a local restaurant and also provided a grab bag for breakfast because we had to leave for the airport before their kitchen opened. Also, their shuttle runs every half hour unlike other hotels
Cons: The hotel is close to the airport which we requested but the aircraft noise was constant through the night.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff are very friendly and welcoming.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The best part of staying here are the staff: professional and very helpful. The pool is exceptionally well-maintained and the rooms are good. The proximity to the airport and the free transfer bus made this place a winner for me. The offerings at breakfast were good.
Cons: I accept that being an “Express” hotel means the level of some facilities will be lower than a normal hotel, but eating breakfast with disposable cutlery and plates was a disappointing experience given that it probably was unnecessarily frugal, and detracted from the otherwise satisfying experience.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very friendly, location and also the facilities
Cons: NA
8.0 Excellent
Cons: many rooms are on the ground floor. they did move me when I requested it but I would not be comfortable staying on the ground floor in this area.
Tacarori Lodge - Alajuela - Building
12
8.9 Excellent (150 reviews)
S$ 175+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tacarori Lodge in San Isidro, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Doka Estate and City Mall. This lodge is 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Ojo de Agua Spa Park and 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from Plaza Real Cariari. Business, Other Amenities Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: The owners were very nice. The property is very private and secure. Beautiful grounds. they have a beautiful little gift shop.
Cons: The road that the lodge is on is dangerous road without sidewalks or even a shoulder and once on the property you can't walk anywhere and there is nothing to do except relax and read a book.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful property and lovely owner and delicious breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Eating on the open veranda, the pleasant and accommodating staff.
Cons: O
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nadine the owner was exceptionally helpful with advice on things to do and helping to set them up for us. The breakfast was excellent . One of our favorite things was sitting on our porch and watching the birds and hummingbirds visiting the many flowers. Beautiful grounds and the private casitas made for a very enjoyable stay.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great stop over from the airport, easy driving distance and on the route north. Beautiful, tropical grounds and comfortable, clean rooms. We arrived late and stayed just over night so we didn't explore the area but perfect for a convenient stop over
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clarissa and Nadine were incredible hosts for our stay and helped make arrangements for transportation and sightseeing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nadine has good car partnerships - we were able to get a car on the same day we asked at a fair price, delivered directly at Tacacori. The Lodge is perfectly located - close to Poas, La Paz Waterfalls and the Alajuela Airport. The Lodge has four cabanas built for enough privacy surrounded by lush nature. The dining area is a lovely terrace with view of the surrounding small green valley. Very helpful and friendly - it was a great stay!!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cute little bungalow. Very private
Cons: No hot water meaning the morning shower was very refreshing
Hotel Your House - Alajuela - Bedroom
13
8.8 Excellent (702 reviews)
S$ 81+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Your House in Rio Segundo (Cacique), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Plaza Real Cariari. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
9.7 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is only a 5 minute drive to the airport- very close. The breakfast included was very good. The owner is VERY helpful and accommodating. Taxis to and from the airport are paid for.
Cons: The bed wasn’t very comfortable and the bathroom was a little outdated. Only a minor issue considering the price, however.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: All was fine. Big, comfortable room.Very nice place for trips by rent car, especially for first or last days in Costa Rica. Airport is near.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked that it was close to the airport, the entire property was surrounded by a gate which was locked at night for safety, they offer free airport transportation, and they provide free breakfast. The lady was nice but we couldn’t communicate very well.
Cons: It was great for the price and my quick last minute needs. Communicating with the lady was a little difficult, but that’s ok.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: A bit hard to find in the dark but the host stayed up for us even though we arrived very late! Excellent room, very comfy bed and fan was great to keep us cool. Breakfast in the morning was awesome and had lots of choices. All around excellent stay!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was Very friendly and kindness, they help us a lot. Nice views to the garden. Good breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is near the airport, the owner is very attentive and provides all you need un a beautiful place. Beautiful garden area, ride to the airport and a breakfast to go. My 4th time here and esch time she's done more.
Cons: i have nothing to say bad about this place
Hotel Robledal - Alajuela - Building
14
8.8 Excellent (587 reviews)
S$ 128+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Robledal in Alajuela, you'll be 2 mi (3.2 km) from Parque Viva and 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from City Mall. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Alajuela? This hotel has facilities measuring 968 square feet (90 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
7.0 Good
Pros: Stayed one night after arrival from Toronto
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was great and helpful. Good on site restaurant, not too expensive, and nice pool area. We stayed after the checkout until 8 as our flight was late at night and the staff let us use the pool area, which was nice of them.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Hotel is conveniently located near airport.. staff was super friendly. And room was comfortable and clean. And surprisingly enough the food in the restaurant was really really good... great value! And super easy!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: There's a restaurant that has the feel of a soda on site. Rooms are comfy and staff is very attentive. Perfect spot if you need a place near airport but don't want to stay in an American chain hotel that lacks character.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was buffet style and a great way to start the day. Dinner was tasty in a cute little open air area. Staff extremely helpful before and during our stay...quickly answered questions, helped with rental car arrangements and helped with planning activities throughout Costa Rica. You can't go wrong with Katherine and Emmanuel as your hosts.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Helpful polite staff, the room was spacious and very clean, beds comfortable. Close to the airport in a little oasis. Dinner and breakfast very good.
Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great except we got in late --no food available other than chips and a beer. Shuttle was excellent.
Cons: See above
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and welcoming management and staff. Many of them speak fluent English.
Cons: Nothing comes to my mind.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very secure location. Alajuela and San Jose are a bit crowded and sketchy. This is is a suburb of Alajuela. We state there the night before we returned to the United States. It's close to the airport and downtown but in a safe and quiet spot that is not too remote. The staff is really warm and helpful. Great experience. Free airport shuttle as well.
Cons: no complaints
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A fantastic hotel very convenient to the airport. We stayed the night of arrival and night before departure. Everything was great at the hotel, the spacious room, the dinner and breakfast, the cleanliness and the helpful staff The particular thing we thought was outstanding was the transport from the airport and the fact that a taxi was ordered and paid for us when staff were unable to return us to the airport. I would strongly recommend this hotel
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice little pool, good restaurant all clean and proper.
Cons: Nothing
B&B Hotel Vista Linda Montana - Alajuela - Bedroom
15
8.8 Excellent (291 reviews)
S$ 90+
Overview Reviews
Surrounded by gardens, B&B Hotel Vista Linda Montaña offers wonderful mountain views, free Wi-Fi and bright, colourful rooms with private bathrooms. Juan Santamaria International Airport is just a 10-minute drive away. The Vista Linda Montana now has a beautiful pool (see pictures) overlooking the mountains. Guests can relax with us and even spend several days here. You can enjoy breakfast on the terrace at the Vista Linda Montaña. You will be served a continental breakfast with fresh tropical fruit. Homemade evening meals are also available on request. Hotel Vista Linda Montaña is located 20 km from central San José. The Poas Volcano National Park is a 30-minute drive away. Free parking can be found nearby, and airport transfers can be arranged on request.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were exceptionally welcoming. We had had a bad landing and had to look after a terrified cat who had soiled her cage and they were very understanding about this. The place is very tranquil which we badly needed after travelling and the room very pleasant. Wish we could have stayed another day to rest up.
Cons: I can't think of anything. The location might not work for people who have stuff to do in Alajuela and the cab from the airport is more than for an in-town hotel but it served our purposes.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A perfect place to wake up our first day in Costa Rica! Beautiful view overlooking the mountainside, a quiet garden to eat breakfast in and enjoy the morning. Simple breakfast was fresh fruit with local cheese and coffee. Our hosts were friendly, the room was clean and spacious. We will definitely return to Hotel Vista Linda Montana!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The owner, Renate, was very helpful and kind!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice & clean rooms. Beautiful views! Nice staff and great food served!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Really beautiful views Nicest staff. A little far from everyting. You need a car or patience and time to take the bus (We did and it worked fine) Alajuela was a great and authentic expirience. Nice Way to start your trip to Costa Rica!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff, nice swimmingpool
Cons: No restaurants nearby. A little bit expensive for what you get
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is set in a typical Costa Rican neighborhood which I loved .. the setting is a little piece of heaven like a mini rain forest ... Brock and Daniel couldn’t have been more kind and gracious and fed me delicious home cooked meals ... so grateful I happened upon paradise in the most unlikely place
Tiquicia Lodge - Alajuela - Bedroom
16
8.6 Excellent (1,084 reviews)
S$ 61+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tiquicia Lodge in Vara Blanca, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Braulio Carrillo National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Really sweet place - lovely hummingbird garden, nice clean rooms, friendly hosts
7.0 Good
Pros: We like the location, room and landscaping! We love how peaceful and quiet is the area. Breakfast was good.
Cons: It says included heating but it didn't. And when I asked for that, they mentioned they didn´t have any more available. We had a freezing night! Around 10° C
9.0 Excellent
Pros: A lot of space in the room! Nice colour for the decoration
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Set in a beautiful location where staff couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful. Gardens around main reception/restaurant are lovely. Breakfasts are tasty and plentiful. Accommodation is basic but clean. Staff shuttled us back and forth from chalet to restaurant whenever we needed and offered whatever tours or transport you would want in the area, including arranging our airport pick up. Lovely area with scenic drives, waterfall gardens, Poas volcano etc
Cons: The chalet is very far from the restaurant/anything - not walkable. Whilst the staff happily shuttled us back and forth until our rental car arrived we initially felt isolated. Once we got the hang of it it was fine but it would have been better if this was made very clear at the time of booking so we could be prepared. e.g. On our first night/morning we were stuck in the chalet with no bottled water, milk, food etc until the arranged pick up for breakfast at 9am and due to jetlag and with a child in our group we were up early. It isn’t a criticism of the lodge regarding the set up, more that we just needed to know in advance what the situation would be.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Area was very scenic. Beds were very comfortable.
Cons: Weather made wifi bit spotty.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. Good price.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cozy room and great service. Staff is so friendly!!
5.0 Okay
Cons: I don’t like room with mildew, and I got one

Best rooms in Alajuela

Pura Vida Hotel - Alajuela - Bedroom
1
9.2 Excellent (175 reviews)
S$ 206+
Overview Reviews
Pura Vida Hotel is located in Alajuela and is surrounded by extensive tropical gardens. All the accommodations here feature garden or volcano views, plus it has a restaurant on site serving gourmet dinners with previous request. The comfortable villas have furnished patios, seating and dining areas, plus private bathrooms. All rooms and villas come with a coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, room safes and a fridge. The extensive tropical gardens feature a large orchid collection as well as numerous plantings of coffee, herbs, heliconias, pineapple, citrus, exotic native trees. The restaurant at Pura Vida Hotel is specializes in Asian fusion and international cuisine. Special diets can be accommodated upon previous request. The Poas Volcano National Park is 30 km from Pura Vida Hotel, and Zoo Ave is 7 km away. La Paz waterfall gardens is located 1 hour's drive away. Juan Santamaría International Airport is a 12-minute drive away. Sarchi, famous for their artisan, wooden products and traditional wooden oxcarts, is located 15 km away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. The property was dense with interesting exotic plants. Including at least 100 kinds of orchids. Owner gave us a very good restaurant suggestion.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are beautiful with all the plant life.
Cons: Barking dogs kept us up a bit through the night but other than that it was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A paradise gem a very short distance from the airport. Lovely friendly people, stunning gardens and gorgeous dogs. Oozing with personality on every level.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The flexibility as we were allowed late check out, the lovely garden, the spacious accommodation, the comfortable beds, the nice receptionist
Cons: Need to ring the bell from the other door to go in & out of the parking. There was a strange odor (I have sensitive sense of smell) in our room/mini apartment.
Tacarori Lodge - Alajuela - Building
2
8.9 Excellent (150 reviews)
S$ 175+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tacarori Lodge in San Isidro, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Doka Estate and City Mall. This lodge is 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Ojo de Agua Spa Park and 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from Plaza Real Cariari. Business, Other Amenities Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: The owners were very nice. The property is very private and secure. Beautiful grounds. they have a beautiful little gift shop.
Cons: The road that the lodge is on is dangerous road without sidewalks or even a shoulder and once on the property you can't walk anywhere and there is nothing to do except relax and read a book.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful property and lovely owner and delicious breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Eating on the open veranda, the pleasant and accommodating staff.
Cons: O
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nadine the owner was exceptionally helpful with advice on things to do and helping to set them up for us. The breakfast was excellent . One of our favorite things was sitting on our porch and watching the birds and hummingbirds visiting the many flowers. Beautiful grounds and the private casitas made for a very enjoyable stay.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great stop over from the airport, easy driving distance and on the route north. Beautiful, tropical grounds and comfortable, clean rooms. We arrived late and stayed just over night so we didn't explore the area but perfect for a convenient stop over
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clarissa and Nadine were incredible hosts for our stay and helped make arrangements for transportation and sightseeing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nadine has good car partnerships - we were able to get a car on the same day we asked at a fair price, delivered directly at Tacacori. The Lodge is perfectly located - close to Poas, La Paz Waterfalls and the Alajuela Airport. The Lodge has four cabanas built for enough privacy surrounded by lush nature. The dining area is a lovely terrace with view of the surrounding small green valley. Very helpful and friendly - it was a great stay!!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cute little bungalow. Very private
Cons: No hot water meaning the morning shower was very refreshing
Poas Lodge - Alajuela - Outdoor view
3
9.1 Excellent (339 reviews)
S$ 101+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Poas Lodge in Poasito, you'll be in a provincial park, within a 15-minute drive of La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano National Park. Featured amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - a very nice place with super-friendly owners - comfy room well equipped for the cold and with an absolutely amazing view - great location for an early morning visit to Poas volcano - excellent breakfast
Cons: - Nothing
7.0 Good
Pros: Beautiful view on San Jose city, both in the morning and in the noon. Host' kindness in cooking us a dinner late at night.
Cons: Nothing in particular
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very good bed ! The view is amazing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great place just 5min away from the entrance of the national parc! Wondful landlords who put much effort and love into the lodge. In the evening when it got cooler we could sit at an open fire place in the common living room- super cosy. Very tasty food (dinner & breakfast), amazing view (especially at night time).
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, Matt and Lisa are a very friendly and helpful couple. Excellent breakfast.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Such a nice place under Poaz volcano. Beautiful view from the lodge, warm and personal owners and very tasty meal! Would love to come back again. Definitely recommended.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great. View is incredible. Matthew and Leah were great hosts. Very personable and made great conversation. Very accommodating with any requests we had. The location is great for visiting Poas Volcano.
Cons: Everything was great for our stay. Nothing was out of place or missing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, beautiful views, staff was incredibly helpful
Cons: The bed was squeaky, it played into the whole, "rustic" experience, but could be improved, and I believe the owners are aware of this.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: The view is amazing! The couple who run it are very attentive and the food was fantastic. We were travelling as a couple and only stayed the one night but would happily have stayed longer.
Cons: Perhaps the bathrooms could use a little spruce up but the couple who run it have only been there for 5 months so I imagine this is on their to do list.
Xandari Resort And Spa - Alajuela - Bedroom
4
9.3 Excellent (964 reviews)
S$ 296+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Xandari Resort And Spa in San Isidro, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The environment the room and the experience
Cons: Everything was great!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very nice, spacious villa’s with amazing views, beautiful sunset pool and great hiking trails on the domain. Planting out own tree gave it a special meaning. Love our stay here and will certainly come again!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful grounds with hiking trails to waterfalls. Saw lots of birds. Very helpful staff. Well equipped and spacious rooms in separate villas.
Cons: Not sure about the colour schemes used to paint inside and out of the villas but that’s just personal taste. Dinner in restaurant good but a little expensive.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Stayed here before a flight home Great place up in the hills over looking San Jose with a easy 30 min trip down to the airport Quirky decor and excellent staff .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Location, Great Privacy, Great views over the city
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is in a super nice park with trail leading to waterfalls, 3 pools, amazing view. People were super nice, and the restaurant is great too. I highly recommend it!!!