"Okay - easy access to airport- around 15 dollars"
Hotel was okay- close to hotel- clean enough but overall it needs a bit of maintainance. The steakhouse was good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel."
We stayed here at the end of our trip to Costa Rica to be close to the airport. A good, quiet spot with pleasant gardens and rooms. Nice people, very good restaurant. Continental was of a good standard.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nicest room we had in CR."
Room was ultra clean, not typical of CR hotels. Everything felt like being at a 4 star hotel in the states. Great beds. The restaurant was the best part. We went to 3 argentinian steakhoueses and this was by far the best. Try it!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A gem of a hotel"
A gem of a hotel. Staff is very friendly. Food is great. The quality of the room was superb.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel and great restaurant"
We spent two nights at El Rodeo and can't complain about anything. The rooms were very large with two queen sized beds and a large bathroom. We loved the smell of the teak closets and floors. The restaurant was outstanding and the staff was very helpful!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel"
While this hotel wasn't the easiest to find, and as we were getting in really late it took a minute to get someone to open the front gate, once we were in the hotel was great. The hotel staff were very helpful and got us everything we needed. The weather was warm but the AC worked right away and cooled the room very quickly. There was a very inviting […] pool which I didn't get to enjoy, but would have liked to. There was also an outdoor patio area with a TV and a pool table. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old World Charm"
old world charm...feels like Spain or Argentine...very horsey place with beautiful saddles in restaurant. great steaks. only problem was broken internet service. In general internet services when it worked in Costa Rica was very slow. Not crowded or busy. Gated hotel like most around San Jose. Felt safe. Large rooms, Super beds. Shower did not drain […] well..not major issue. Great TV channel selection. Near airport. No shuttle. Just taxis. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We used this hotel on our last night of our vacation to be close to the airport. It was a little further than expected but when we told the desk clerk what time our flight was he told us the appropriate time to leave. He ordered the taxi and because we needed to leave before breakfast was being served had two boxed breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Large hotel grounds in a not interesting part of town, but then there are not many interesting parts of San Jose. It's not really close to the airport. A place to relaxGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really Nice Place"
I was really surprised by how nice the El Rodeo Country Inn and Steakhouse was. I booked it for the night before an early flight from San Jose. When they learned that we had to leave before their complimentary breakfast, they made little brown bag breakfasts for us to take on the plane. They made us feel very welcome. (The Steak House was very nice […] too.) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The steakhouse restaurant food was great!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint but not great"
Room had a funny smell. Poor lighting. Not as close to the airport as I had expected. Couldn't get wireless internet to work in the room. Staff was nice and helpful and spoke good English.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great hotel for the quality and value conscious"
found the hotel on the internet. so went in blind with no expectations and was very satisfied with their entire staff and operation, from front desk,food service, management staff, etc. all very friendly and helpful. would look forward to staying there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Probably the best place in San Jose area"
Simply fantastic, a very pleasant oasis; well kept, quiet, great amenities; excellent breakfast included. A very good restaurant on the premises. Perfect launching and returning point for the airport (5 minutes away), actually stayed there first and last night of a 2 week holiday. Terrific rooms at a very good price. Highly recommend to everyone, and […] especially good for families. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Better than staying in San Jose central"
charming, had character, nice place to stop, great breakfast, nice staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to airport"
Was conveniet for our purpose, to stay a night near airport because flight was early in the morning.But airport shuttle was not available so we had to pay a taxi that was $20.00 for a very short distance and no traffic hour. Steakhouse on site was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
great restaurant and staff wonderful. Breakfast very satisfying and filling. Will go again to this hotel and recommend it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oasis near the airport"
My family and I (4 total) spent a week off the pacific coast in the jungles of Costa Rica. My God, this country is truly beautiful! We drove back to the city the night before our flight and stayed at El Rodeo Country Inn and Steak House. The hotel grounds are huge and well kept. We checked in at 3:00p and it went smooth, despite the front desk reception […] girl who seemed preoccupied with sewing her pants. The room was for four but only had enough towels and cups for two. Other then that, the room was beautiful and spacious. The beds are hard but comfortable. The pillows were flimsy but they had extra in the room. We ate an early dinner at the hotel restaurant. The food is delicious. They brought out warm bread and freshly made corn tortillas and three types of sauces. They were sooo good!! Dinner for four was $100.36, which included alcohol. After dinner we went into the sauna and then the pool, which was awesome. In the morning we went for breakfast which was a small buffet composed of yogurt, fruit, toast, fresh pineapple and orange juice with a breakfast of our choice; traditional Costa Rican breakfast, pancakes, or an omelet with ham, cheese and mushrooms. We ordered all of them and they were delicious. After breakfast we spoke with reception to get a taxi which was ready for us when we needed it. It was a very nice experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
it was wonderful i would recomend it to everybody if i ever go back to costa rica im sure ill stay in same place.Genuine Expedia guest review
El Rodeo is a nice hotel. It has a beautiful pool, and the rooms are spacious. They have an excellant free breakfast. The room is remodeled, but the bathroom smelled a bit moldy. Our a/c was on high all night long, and kept the room comfortable at best. The beds were EXTREMELY firm! They tout the location being close to the airport....but even with […] GPS, it took us quite a while to get there. Also, I didn't see the airport shuttle that was promised...but we did have a rental car, so we didn't need one. I can honestly say that I wouldn't stay here again, as they didn't have any amenities. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quiet, elegant hotel close to San Jose Airport."
Excellent, buffet breakfast, effective individually-controlled air conditioning in each room, very comfortable beds and bedding. Everything was spotless. A pool, lounge areas and exercise suite plus free internet. (Endless, single stairs leading to rooms instead of an elevator.) Location is some distance from the airport - a $10 ride in a red, metered […] cab, but as much as $30 if you get ripped off by private cabs. Nevertheless, highly recommended. And although a bit pricey, the privately owned and run steakhouse serves excellent food. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was really cute- a little further from the airport than the other hotels, but seemed more authentic. Pool, gardens, and playground were nice. Staff was friendly, helpful, and spoke English.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Diamond in the Rough"
It may not be in the nicest neighbourhood but, unless you're planning on going out exploring, that won't be an issue because it's very secure. I can't find a single thing to criticize. Service was great, staff were very friendly and accommodating and was very well maintained - it really didn't show its age. What I liked most though is that it had […] a very homey feel and theme, unlike the major chains. Our meals in the restaurant were outstanding. I wouldn't even think of looking for somewhere else to stay near the airport on the next trip. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Peaceful oasis near the airport"
My family recently spent 2 nights at El Rodeo, on both our first and last nights in Costa Rica. Inside the gates were beautifully kept gardens, a swimming pool (which we enjoyed) and tennis courts (which we sadly didn't have time to use). Our kids loved the open-air lounge area with pool table and foosball . The rooms were clean and spacious, beds comfortable. […] The staff were friendly and helpful, arranging an early morning taxi and breakfast bags to go since our outbound flight left before breakfast hours. We had a fabulous dinner at the El Rodeo Steakhouse as well. Our only difficulty was in finding El Rodeo on our return trip - it didn't show up on our GPS. After stopping for help, we found it under El Rodeo Country Inn. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very good hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Awesome !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I thoroughly enjoyed my 1 night stay. Abraham at the front desk was the main reason. He was welcoming, attentive and courteous. Whenever I needed him, he was available and quick to respond. I liked the overall hotel as well nice theme and everything was clean and well maintained. I will definitely be returning on my next trip to San JoseGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient-Wheelchair Accessible-Reasonable Price"
We live in Costa Rica and El Rodeo is one of our favourite San Jose hotels. It's very convenient to the Juan Santamaria International Airport and is much more reasonably priced than the "big name" chain hotels which may be a bit closer. The adjoining steakhouse offers a large menu with the sides served family style -- you won't go away hungry! The grounds […] are well kept and the rooms have huge bathrooms and are nicely decorated with very comfy beds, coffee makers, fridges and A/C. A hot breakfast is included in the price and the free Wi-Fi actually works which is more than a lot of San Jose Hotels can claim. The staff is very helpful and most speak excellent English. Everything is accessible by ramps, unlike most hotels here which have steps everywhere. Highly recommended! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Conveniently close to SJO airport"
We only stayed here for one night before we drove off to other areas of Costa Rica. The hotel was a little difficult to find as we were driving there ourselves. That said, everything is difficult to find in Costa Rica since they have no addresses. The room was clean and the bathroom was huge! The grounds of the hotel are lovely and gated, so parking […] is secure. The breakfast was good, and included in the room rate which is always nice. WiFi did not work in the room, and was a weak signal even in the lobby. Overall, I would recommend this hotel for a traveler on their first or last night in Costa Rica. If you are driving here yourself from the car rental pick up zone, be sure to bring very clear directions or a GPS map. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel with good price."
Staff were really nice. Perfect hotel for first and last night. Good complimentary breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
Charming grounds, hotel has character. Bathrooms are updated but the hotel is beginning to show it's age. Staff was nice. Overall- not bad and close to the airport. However you must take a taxi to the airport, no hotel shuttle.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean and friendly"
This is a neat hotel with a unique hacienda feel. The rooms were spacious and clean. The restaurant was tasty and the staff were very friendly. We used it as an airport hotel and were a bit dissapointed that it was further than advertised and a $25 cab fare.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice front desk staff. Nice facilities. Arrived after dark and left before light the next day. About a $16 USD cab ride from Airport each way. Heavy security which made me feel very safe but a little like i was in a pleasant compound, isolated from the outside. Did not feel like I wanted to leave the property for safety concerns. Great steak house […] on property with excellent service and a great steak, priced about the same as a Keg in Canada or US. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Well Maintained Nice Furnishings Clean Rooms WI-FI did not work, but the CAT 5 hard wire did My computer monitor is larger than the old style CRT tube TVGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great food and service"
Mostly very good. At first they couldn't find my hotels.com reservation which delayed me taking a nice hot shower after a long drive...then the hot water wasn't working in my room so they had to switch me to a different room which, as it turns out had poor wifi. Just irritating stuff. But staff was nice and servicial and steakhouse is great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very courteous staff, beautiful room"
We arrived quite late in the evening so didn't have time to use many of the facilities but the room was beautiful and very spacious. The son and daughter checked us in and both spoke English quite well. They seemed very interested in how we were enjoying our visit to Costa Rica and were very proud of their country. I really wished we had had an extra […] day to have spent there to experience more of their facility and enjoy their restaurant. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great restaurant, cool historic place, but bed/pillows could have been a little better.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
A very clean and comfortable hotel close to the airport with a very good steak house on site.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel to start your trip to Costa Rica!"
In dark need GPS to find in Belen area on road to Santa Ana- close to restaurants south of El Rancho - we were learning importance of Holy weekend & were surprised that stores were closed on Thursday of Easter weekend as well. Room was large - slept 3 adults- would appreciate a small bar fridge & microwave. El Rancho restaurant has great chicken & fish […] entrees- was closed on Holy Week Thursday too. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good restaurant."
Just 1 night in March after our flight to Costa Rica; nice people and good service; very good restaurant; located next to a very busy road; without air co hard to sleep. But a good price/quality combination.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Awesome hotel. Ten min cab ride from hotel. Staff were excellent. Good value for your money.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very well kept. Nice washroom, big shower, well ventilated. Nice quiet atmosphere and a very good steakhouse. Good security. All at an amazing price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good stay at El Rodeo"
Nice rooms, adjacent to great steakhouse; very close to SJO airportGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent Hotel with a great restaurant"
if you need an overnight stay near the restaurant this is a good place to stay - but you MUST also eat at the restaurant because the food is excellent! Four of us stayed one night before heading off to the Southern Pacific zone. The hotel was a little hard to find, but once we got there we were pleased with what was presented. The rooms were large […] (all have two queen sized beds) and a large bathroom. Breakfast is served buffet style in a room near the lobby. Wi-Fi was a bonus. It was a bit of a walk to our rooms and if we had known that we would have specifically asked for one room close to the lobby (my father has mobility issues). The highlight was the WONDERFUL dinner we had in the restaurant. We ordered the the El Rodeo Meat and fish Platter for 4 which was enough for 6. Their side sauces were to die for and their empanadas and ceviche were YUMMY. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent area and great food right on the premise"
Only problem was , on the outside of the room was an electrical panel with the door flapping in the wind ... kept us awake all night... Informed the help of it and was promptly fixed , too late for us , because of one night stay, but good for next tenant..... Steak House was great , superb service.... This was excellent Hotel in a great area for flight […] next day, I'd definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"El Rodeo- its on my list for a revisit: SAFE!"
Thank you Expedia for putting us on to this hotel and thank you reviewers for making this selection a no-brainer. Listed 'SAFE' (by other reviewers) in the San Jose area gets my attention and, yes, I will agree it is a safe location. We used this hotel as our first night and last night in Costa Rica. Good Choice! It's close enough to the hotel that […] its about a $14.00 taxi trip and about 20 minutes long on a bad day. Just be aware that the restaurant closes at 10pm every night except Sundays which is 5:30 pm. The restaurant has excellent meals and prices, even at Costa Rica standards, wee reasonable.If you have a rental car there is a gas station nearby. I will certainly stay at the EL RODEO again. It's nice to have a solid staging location for entry/departure. Enjoy! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Für An- und Abreise geeignet"
Für einmalige Übernachtung geeignet. Zimmer geräumig, da wir bei An- und Abreise dort waren, vermissten wir bei der Abreise den Kühlschrank im Zimmer. Im ersten Zimmer war er vorhanden. Beim zweiten Check-in war das Personal in Englisch nicht fit. Es war kompliziert sich zu verständigen. Allein die Bestellung eines Taxis dauerte. Schmales Frühstück, […] aber landesüblich. Eine Enttäuschungs war das Frühstückpaket, da wir um 3 Uhr schon das Hotel veralssen mussten, (2 Kekse, ein kleiner Orangensaft und eine Banane). Im Steakhouse nebenan kann man gut essen, der Service ist dort hervorragend, aber immer wenig los. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sehr schönes Hotel"
Wir haben in diesem Hotel unsere letzte Nacht vor Abreise verbracht, wir haben in diesem Hotel auch unsere erste Nach in Costa Rica bei der Anreise verbracht. Ein wirklich gutes Hotel, das auf jeden Fall gewählt werden sollte, wenn es darum geht bei Anreise nach Costa Rica und bei Abreise aus Costa Rica eine Unterkunft in der Nähe des Flughafens zu […] haben. Das Hotel ist eine wirkliche Empfehlung wert, ein leckeres Frühstück ist inklusive und der Zustand ist gut, das Personal sehr freundlich. Wir würden jederzeit wieder hier übernachten. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"sehr empfehlenswert 5 Sterne"
wir waren dort für die erste Nacht in Costa Rica, das Hotel bekommt von uns die volle Punktzahl weil es einfach top ist, ein super Preis Leistungsverhältnis.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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