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Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela

3-star3 stars
Road 130, 9 kms north from the airporttoward Poas Volcano, AlajuelaAlajuela4050Costa Rica

Mountain hotel in Alajuela with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great room
Tasty breakfast
Very comfortable
Pool should be renewed
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From 772 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela

from $135
  • Deluxe Standard Two Queen Beds
  • Superior Balcony Two Queen Beds
  • 3 Bed Junior Suite - 2 Queen Beds and 1 Single Bed
  • Luxury Villa
  • Superior Balcony 1 king Bed
  • Deluxe Standard 1 King Bed

What’s around Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela


  • Alajuela Cathedral - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Central Park - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Doka Estate - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • City Mall - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • ARA Project - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Zoo Ave - 7.8 mi / 12.6 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 40 min drive
  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 28 min drive
  • San Jose Pavas Station - 35 min drive
  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 35 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Train station shuttle *

  • Cruise terminal shuttle *

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *

  • Beach shuttle *

  • Shopping center shuttle *

  • Casino shuttle *

  • Theme park shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 6
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Quetzal Grill - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela’s small print

Also known as

  • Buena Vista Alajuela
  • Hotel Buena Vista
  • Hotel Buena Vista Alajuela


Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Area shuttle service to the beach, casino, shopping center, and theme park is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 99 reviews

Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela
Great,stayed there many times the pass 20 years
charles, us1 night trip
Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela
First taste of Costa Rica, peaceful con\venient
Perfect hotel when staying around San Jose
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela
From the moment we checked in, we loved this hotel.The front desk clerk was very welcoming and quickly checked us in. The lobby was nicely decorated and had a sofa and chairs, was near the restaurant, and also had a small gift shop. There is no elevator, so we had to use the stairs to our second floor room. The hotel has an open-air feel to it, with several sitting areas throughout. Our room was very nice, comfortable,clean, and had a balcony. There is a pool, a nice sitting area outside, and even some hammocks. Breakfast was also included; both mornings we were served the same meal, fresh fruit, eggs and potatoes, and toast with coffee and juice. The food was very good, but I would have liked a couple of options to choose from. There is also a bar near the pool. What I loved most, I think, were the beautiful flowers and plants surrounding the hotel. There is also a trail out back that you can walk through and see lots of gorgeous plants. There are also some really good restaurants nearby (not walking distance though).
Mary, us2 night trip
Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela
Beauty and Service!
Beautiful grounds. Butterfly hatching. Flowers galore. Front desk accommodated all our early morning flights and connections.. AND provided a delicious breakfast to go even at 4:45am!! Great tour with Diego, and the young man at the front desk even arranged all of the transportation connections for a day trip on Calypso Cruises.. which is not one of their tours.. made our stay totally stress free! Thank you!
Jane, us1 night trip with friends
Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela
Beautiful hotel, spectacular view, delicious food!
This small, comfortable hotel was tastefully designed and is surrounded nicely landscaped tropical grounds. The views of San Jose below are spectacular. The dinner and complementary breakfast were both absolutely delicious! Wifi tends to be slow.
Dianna, us1 night family trip

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Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela

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