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Conveniently near the airport in Alajuela, Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport is close to ARA Project, Central Park, and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto. Also nearby is Plaza Real Cariari.
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport has an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. There is a business center on site. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and a grocery/convenience store. Guests receive complimentary transportation including a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Onsite parking is complimentary.
The 100 guestrooms at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport include coffee/tea makers and clock radios. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Televisions are equipped with cable channels. All accommodations provide desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply).
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
**These amenities may be available only in some rooms or units. Some amenities may incur additional fees.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
The city of Alajuela is in Alajuela province, 20 km (13 mi) northwest of San Jose and just 3 km (2 mi) north of Juan Santamaria International Airport. Many visitors to Costa Rica stay here on their way in and out the country. Colonial architecture is still evident in the city center. The central market, covering an entire city block, is a great place to buy souvenirs.see all hotels in Alajuela
"close to the airport"
Very pleasant, great for a single nightGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the Airport"
I was moving my family from Costa Rica to Richmond, VA. We had six suitcases. The men stood around in their nice uniforms and ignored us. We had to get the cart ourselves, load the heavy bags onto the carts with no help, even though help was available.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Traveler, thank you for sharing your review with us. We apologize for the inconvenience you experience and are very sorry that none of the people around were able to help you with your luggage. We will like to assure you that we take the comfort of our guests very seriously and any problems we are made aware of are always dealt with as quickly as possible. Your comments have been shared with our brands standard team and they will promptly resolve the issue. We strive to provide our guests with the best quality of services and accommodations available so they can have a great stay here with us, so please accept our most sincere apology and you can be sure that things like these will never happen again. Thank you for choosing us and for letting us know about your shortcoming. Best regards.
Nice and. lose to th airportGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear sbrown, thank you for your review. We are very happy that you found your stay with us so pleasant and our location so convenient. Being less than 5 minutes away from the airport our hotel is the ideal place to stay because you can come and go in no time at all giving you more time to rest and sleep instead of wasting your time in the hassles of traffic and other problems of transportation. Here at the hotel, it is our priority to provide our guests with the highest quality of accommodations and services, so it makes us very happy when our guests get what they expected and more. Once again, thank you for choosing us and we hope that you come and visit us again.
"Nice and clean hotel close to airport. Fair"
great option to stay close to the airport. Nice and clean. Decent breakfastGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Flavio, we really appreciate that you took the time to share this review. We are extremely glad that that you enjoyed so much your stay with us and found our location near the airport so convenient. We are always striving to provide our guests with everything they need so they can have the best experience possible. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope that you come back soon.
We stayed here the night before we had to fly home after an amazing honeymoon. The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. We loved our room. The gentleman at the front desk offered us a room on the second floor, as he said it was quieter and we truly appreciated the gesture. The room was very clean and comfortable. We slept very well! We had breakfast […] before we left and it was delicious. Lots of choices, even for someone like myself with dietary restrictions. It was also a great convenience to catch the free shuttle that runs to the airport. Overall very nice stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Dorothy, first of all let us congratulate you on your wedding, we feel very proud to have been a small part of your honeymoon. We are very happy that you found that our accommodations, services and personnel were of your total satisfaction because we strive to make all our guests feel more than welcome in an extremely comfortable and cozy hotel surrounded by tranquility and everything they need. We also are very glad that you enjoyed our breakfast so much and that you were pleased with its variety of choices since we know that every person have different tastes and we try to comply with each of them. Thank you for staying with us, and we hope that the next time you come back to the country you will stay with us again. Best Regards.
"A convenient choice close to the airport"
This hotel really goes above and beyond to assist travelers. They provided free shuttle service to the airport, and even a little "to go" brown bag breakfast since we were leaving too early to enjoy the included breakfast buffet. They had a business center/internet area with an attached printer, which was helpful for printing our boarding passes. I […] also liked the coffee and tea station they had set up in the lobby area. We didn't take advantage of it, but they offered dinner from a local restaurant in the lobby area for a small fee, in case travelers didn't want to leave the hotel for dinner. There is a chicken restaurant and a Denny's in the adjoining parking lot, as well as Fiesta Casino. We went to the casino for drinks and karaoke the night before our flight, and it was convenient not to have to take a cab or drive anywhere. Overall this hotel offers a lot of value for those traveling into or out of SJO. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Dana, we appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review. It is a great source of motivation for our staff to know how our efforts in providing our clients with everything they need are taken into consideration and appreciated. We are delighted to learn how you enjoyed the services we provided and we hope that the next time you visit us you will take advantage of every single service we offer so you get the complete Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport Experience. Once again, thank you for staying with us, and the entire team hopes to see you back soon.
"Nice hotel close to the airport."
Great location close to the airport. Nice pool and very accommodating. King size bed very comfortable. Continental breakfast turned out to be enough food to last through a long flight.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Rhonda, thank you for such a nice review. We are very happy that you found your stay with us so enjoyable and the b ed in your room so comfortable. Here, at the Holiday Inn San Jose Airport, we work very hard to provide our guests with everything they need and desire, to make their stay as wonderful and comfortable as they expect it to be. Thank you for choosing us and we would really enjoy seeing you again soon.
"Close to airport"
Room was perfect for our first night in Cost Rica. Room was clean, comfortable, front desk very helpful, good breakfast, very close to airport. Would definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear A traveler, thank you for such a candid review. It makes us very happy to know how you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to provide all of our guests with the highest quality of services and accommodation, so we feel very proud to know that we do accomplish it by knowing that you will stay with us every time you visit this country. Once again, thank you for staying with us and we hope that we will see you back soon.
"Great hotel and moments away from SJO airport."
Awesome hotel, clean and good rooms. They offer a shuttle every 15 minutes to the airport, and if you leave before 6am, they have bagged breakfast (muffin, banana, fruit drink). From the location of the room, I never heard an airplane takeoff, so you can get a good nights sleep. They offer a free business center and access to a printer, which was great […] for printing my boarding passes. Overall, worth every penny. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Ben C, thank you for such positive comments. It is very rewarding and motivating for the entire hotel staff to learn how our guests enjoy and appreciate the services the hotel provides. The hotel also offers free national and international phone calls so our guests can stay in contact with their loved ones, that way, they can feel more at home during their stay with us. Thank you for choosing us and the entire team looks forward to welcoming you back.
Great staff, this holiday inn is better than any i've been to in the statesGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Natasha, thank you for writing this review. It makes us extremely proud when guests write such praising reviews about us because it shows that our work is appreciated and that we succeeded in providing the best in comfort and service. It has been a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope that you can come back soon.
"Convenient to car rentals and airport"
My family stayed here on the last night of our vacation, so we could easily return our rental car and make an early flight. The hotel was clean, the desk employees were courteous and helpful. Finding the hotel was easier than I thought: There were signs leading us to the hotel from the major highway into San Jose, and the rental car offices were only […] a couple of blocks away. It was almost within walking distance of the airport. There is a Denny's restaurant next to the hotel, which was also very convenient. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Lynda D, thank you for taking the time to express your comments regarding your stay with us. It pleases us very much that our facilities, services and location were of your complete satisfaction. We feel very proud when our guests appreciate the services our staff provides since we strive to give our guests the best experience possible in order to provide their total satisfaction and comfort. Thank you for staying with us and the entire team looks forward welcoming you back soon.
"Shuttle to airport is a plus. Staff very helpful."
easy check in and very helpful staff. There is Denny's and another typical Costa Rica restaurant within walking distance.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Traveler, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our main concern is to make our guests feel right at home, providing everything they need for the best comfort and service. It is very nice to hear that you were very pleased with the quality of the accommodations and services we provide. Our staff always go the extra mile in providing our guests with everything they need and expect. Once again, thank you for staying with us and we hope that you come back soon.
We were very happy with the room we were given. The free international calls to US was a big plus.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear traveler, thank you for your comments. We really appreciate when our guests post them because it is the best way to learn about their point of views towards our hotel and its services. It makes us very happy to know that you were so satisfied with your room and specially with our free international phone calls service. It is very rewarding to accomplish all of our guests´ expectations so they can always be sure of how dependable our staff is. It has been a pleasure having you with us and we will be expecting you on your next visit.
Will be back soon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking your time to write this comment. Just reading that you will be back soon, is more than enough for the whole staff at the Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport because it shows how much you like our hotel and our services. We are thrilled and proud to learn that you are planning to stay with us every time you visit Costa Rica. Once again, thank you for choosing us and we promise that we will keep exceeding all of your expectations. Sincerely, Ana Jacques
"Everything One Could Expect"
We stayed here the night before our flight out of Costa Rica. Everything about the hotel was ideal. The bi-lingual staff went out of their way to be pleasant and helpful. The room was roomy, clean, comfortable and well-appointed. They provided transportation to the airport at our schedule, not theirs. I could not have asked for anything more.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Gene, Thank you for your candid review. Reviews like yours, are a great source of motivation for the whole team at the Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport since our success is measured by how our guests evaluate our facilities and services. We are happy to know that you were more than satisfied we our services and accommodations, specially our shuttle service. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Yours Truly, Ana Jacques
In for a one day meeting so it was a short stay but convenient location.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear ezfig, Thank you very much for your comments, we really appreciate them. We are very glad that you liked our hotel and found its location so convenient. As you mentioned before, the Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport is just accross the parking lot from restaurants such as Denny´s, Rosti Pollos and the Pirate Bar & Restaurant as well as less than one block away from several rent a cars. This proximity makes our hotel very appropriate for our guest´s comfort. We hope that the next time you visit us, that you can stay longer so you may experience every single service we offer. Once again, thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again soon. Yours Truly, Ana Jacques
"Close to Airport"
Nice Hotel. Bus service to the airport very convenient.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Holiday Inn close to Airport"
Very nice helpful staff, helpful concierge, breakfast bar was excellent. Shuttle to airport every 15 minutes around the clock. Check in took an extra 30 minutes (2:30) but after that the 3 day stay was very pleasant.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay"
The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly, helpful and helped us get settled in quickly. They packed us a very nice mini-brown bag breakfast to go which was terrific at 4am in the morning. I would gladly stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to airport"
This was a fine hotel - just really hard mattresses. It is very convenient from the airport and the staff was very helpful, but the beds were not very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear jmaddox, Thank you for sharing your comments of our hotel since they provide us with feedback from our guests´ point of views. We are very glad that you liked our hotel, its location, and our staff´s services. It makes us feel very proud everytime our guests appreciate our efforts. Regarding that problem, we are very sorry to learn that it didn´t comply with your expectations. We would really appreciate that you could provide us with an e-mail or telephone number so we can contact you and you could give us more information (the room number, your opinion on mattresses, ect.) of your experience. Thank you for choosing us and we hope that you come back soon. Sincerely, Ana Jacques
"Perfect night's stay near the airport"
We had stayed in 10 other locations during a vacation to Panama and Costa Rica. We booked this hotel for it's convenience to the San Jose Airport. Upon arrival, we were checked in efficiently, the front desk promptly offered to find a specific restaurant we were interested in, the free shuttle to the hotel leaves when the guest requests (the shuttle […] is very prompt & a quick ride to the airport), a breakfast in a sack was provided since we left before the free breakfast was served, the hotel room was very clean and comfortable, and the bathroom was especially spacious with very good water pressure!. It was the nicest hotel of our trip for the same price as our other stays. I highly recommend this hotel and would go there again if needed! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Dear Anne, Thank you for posting such a candid review. It makes us feel very proud of our work everytime we receive reviews like yours since we are always striving to provide a great service experience for all of our customers. We are glad that you liked our Grab and Go Breakfast which is made specially for those guests whose airplane departs very early in the morning. Once again, thank you for staying with us and we hope that you come back soon. Yours Truly, Ana Jacques.
Great location to San Jose, Costa Rica airport. Comfortable, except for the very hard bed. A good feature is free telephone calls anywhere in the world.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel close to airport"
Spent our first and last nights in Costa Rica at the Holiday Inn Express. The room was clean and comfortable. The 24 free airport shuttle was key because we arrived late at night and left early in the morning. The hotel was very easy to find driving back into San Jose at the end of our trip. Breakfast was included along with wifi and free international […] calls. Great value. I would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great hotel. Very clean. Everyone speaks English. Wonderful breakfast bar with really fresh fruit. Would absolutely stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to airport"
It is very close to airport and has an airport shuttle. We had an early morning flight and this hotel has served us well before.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Airport Location"
Perfect place to stay for an early morning flight. The chicken restaurant across the parking lot is good and the casino is nice!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Picked us up at airport; good advice on traveling, helped us book car rental, and other accommodations along our travels.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel close to the airport"
Nice & clean hotel close 2 the airport. If you arrive late or depart early, I recomand this hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"outstanding airport choice"
This is the place to stay if you want to be near the airport! Outstanding in every way; has everything a business or leisure traveler needs. Good breakfast buffet too, and if you have to leave before 6 am they'll give you a breakfast to go. Staff extremely nice and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very convenient to airport"
Great shuttle service to the airport, every 15 minutes. The whole carpeting was slightly damp underfoot; not sure if that's due to humidity or if it was recently cleaned (I hope)? The beds seemed to be full-size rather than queen-size and felt hard/extra firm, so we didn't sleep well. And the AC was loud. We grabbed a brown bag to-go breakfast on the […] way to the airport at 3:45AM. It was all carbs (juice, muffin, cereal bar) but what do you expect I guess. There is a Denny's and a Rostipollo (roast chicken place) within a stone's throw for places to eat. And I think another place inside the casino on the other side of the parking lot. Not really a hotel for vacationing but it is very convenient for ill-timed flights. Still, I'd try the other hotel in the parking lot next time because the beds here really were hard. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Enjoyed our stay"
The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Holiday Inn Express near the international airport at San Jose.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect travel location"
This hotel was very close to our car rental office and the airport. Shuttles ran every 15 minutes. Our room was very nice, clean and well stocked with every amenity we could use.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fine hotel, very close to the airport!"
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express because they were very close to the airport and we had a flight departing very early in the morning. The staff were excellent! When I told them we would be leaving before the start of breakfast, they informed me that they would provide us with to-go bags of breakfast as early as 3:00 A.M. Overall, we had a fine […] stay! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very convenient airport access."
Great hotel, location to airport (with free shuttle buses) and a few restaurants and the Fiesta casino are very close.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect way to end a vacation"
The service at the Holiday Inn Express was excellent. The check-in process and all of the extra work the front desk staff performed on our exit applications was appreciated. They were patient and knowledgeable. The rooms were spacious and clean and the lobby area was very well maintained. The location and early morning shuttle service for our flight […] were perfect. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect if you need to be by airport"
I stayed here my last night before leaving the next morning back to USA. They greeted me nicely and checked me in super fast. Which was quite pleasant after my 4 hour drive from the Pacific coast in getting there. My flight was early so I left the next morning at 5 am. They had the shuttle leaving ever 10 minutes and it was free so It was perfect. 5 […] minutes from airport and they had little bagged up breakfasts ready for those on the run. And for being so close to the airport I didn't even hear any planes in my room. I stayed in 4 and 5 star hotels my entire trip in Costa Rica and am somewhat high maintenance but was pleasantly surprised w this hotel and would recommend it highly if you need to be close to the airport. And there's a casino right next door too which was an extra plus. :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"next to airport"
Hotel was very convenient for flying out of Costa Rica, less than a kilometer from the airport and right down the road, walking distance from budget rental car return, several restaurants in the same parking lot. front desk staff was very friendly and helpful, made the trip back home less stressful in a unfamiliar City.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy access to airport"
Quick shuttle to airportGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"PERFECT for a late arrival or early departure!"
This hotel blew my mind. My new husband and I stayed here after a late evening arrival in San Jose, before departing to La Fortuna the following day. I expecting a somewhat dingy holiday inn with semi-ok service and a flop of a breakfast in the morning. What a wonderful surprise I received! When we checked in the manager(?) asked what our occasion […] was, and I told him it was our honeymoon. He asked if we would like a complimentary bottle of wine, and what type. So nice! We got up to our room and the wine promptly arrived with a personal, handwritten note. The room itself was very clean and not run down in the slightest. Good size, nice bathroom. Breakfast was phenomenal! Rice and beans, bacon, fruit, bagels, yogurt, cereal.. so many options. Very impressive. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel for short visit"
This is a perfect hotel as a stop over to your next location, whether it is another location in Costa Rica or somewhere outside the country. We stayed there the night before returning to the States. It is very traveler friendly. Internet access, free calls to the US and Canada. It is a 5 min ride to the airport with 24 hour airport shuttle, free breakfast […] or a breakfast grab 'n go if your flight leaves before breakfast starts. The only downside is there are not lots of restaurants close by, there is casino that is expensive and a denny's. The early morning airport shuttle fills quickly, so leave some extra time to catch the shuttle because it may take 2-3 trips before you can get on. Also the grab 'n go breakfast is not much (a juice box, muffin and granola bar) but I left so early I was not hungry. Overall, good hotel for the price and good location. Would stay again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, convenient and excellent service!"
This hotel was a convenient stop before our next day flight. The service was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. There was a variety of places within walking distance for food and entertainment. The room was typical and clean. The complimentary breakfast was well done. This will be a regular stop any time I travel in the San Jose area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very convenient stay near airport."
The shuttle service is excellent and available 24 hours per day every 15 minutes. Very convenient for early morning flights.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel if you need to be close to the airport"
Hotel was conveniently located near the airport, less than a 5 minute shuttle ride. They offer a free airport shuttle 24 hrs a day. There is also a Denny's restaurant and a casino just arcross the parking lot. Very convenient! Room was very comfortable with a recliner chair! Hotel staff very friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Located in dangerous rundown area"
Hotel does not have restaurant or lounge as advertised, no air conditioning, not even an ice machine. They do serve breakfast with use of a hot plate to cook eggs. Can not go outside after dark because of bad neighborhood, hotel staff reiterates this upon arrival. Bathroom had black mold residue and unpainted patched wall in my room. Absolutely no […] services. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"the hotel staff was very nice and helpful"
very convenient in front of the airport they have shuttle to the airport, the breakfast was great and the hotel was very cleanGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great price, location, convenience!"
Stayed here while visiting friends in a nearby town. The staff was extremely kind and helpful. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. I slept very well. My only issue was that the "hotel taxi" (shuttle bus service - not the complimentary airport shuttle) that guests can use to get around town was overpriced; however, this is not the hotel's […] fault (but they do promote their service). On the other hand, taking the "hotel taxi" vs. a regular taxi is much safer. Would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
Breakfast was very good, rooms were clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice place and excellent service. Only downside was being under the flightpath but that's to be expected when you book an airport hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Travel with President Obama in town."
We arrived the night before President Obamas recent visit to San Jose. The staff was very helpful in getting us checked in and answering our questions. They also advised us of the pending visit and the travel in San Jose the next day would be virtually impossible after late morning. We had a good nights sleep and a great breakfast the next morning. […] Various staff members were very helpful in helping us alter our plans so that we were not stuck for the next 24 hours. We were able to get on our way. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Don't plan on checking in early"
I stay at this hotel often on my way in and out of Costa Rica and the last three times I have gotten into San Jose around 11 am, they have refused to give me a room before 2 pm even though rooms were empty and clean. This last time, the desk clerk would not even check for me, he just kept saying "check in time is 2 pm". Not a great way to treat a long […] time and often customer. I will not be staying here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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