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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 breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Great amenities
Great room
Rather comfortable
Pool should be renewed
94See all 94 reviews
From 729 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela

from $144
  • Deluxe Standard Two Queen Beds
  • Superior Balcony Two Queen Beds
  • 3 Bed Junior Suite - 2 Queen Beds and 1 Single Bed
  • Luxury Villa
  • Deluxe Standard Room
  • Superior Balcony 1 king Bed
  • Deluxe Standard 1 King Bed

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.
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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



  • Free airport shuttle (available on request) *

  • Train station pickup *

  • Cruise terminal shuttle *

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *

  • Beach shuttle *

  • Shopping center shuttle *

  • Casino shuttle *

  • Theme park shuttle *
* 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
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • 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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela


  • Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Iglesia La Agonía - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Museo Juan Santamaría - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Alajuela Cathedral - 3.3 mi / 5.2 km
  • Central Park - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Parque Juan Santamaría - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Toucan Rescue Ranch - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • ARA Project - 4.3 mi / 6.8 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 21 min drive
  • Heredia Station - 23 min drive
  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 28 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • 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)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 94 reviews

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
Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela
Hotel Buena Vista,last night
A great boutique hotel.It really gives you the Costa Rica feel.People are great,food also,great views.No need for air conditioning.Loved it
Paul, us1 night family trip
Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela
Good starting/end location
Great place to start or end your Costa Rica trip. Hotel has shuttles to and from the airport which is convenient. Back of property has a pretty view of San Jose and also a nice garden that includes coffee crops and flowers that attract lots of butterflies.
carlos, us1 night romance trip
Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela
Nice Hotel
Hotel was great! Awesome view from the garden area of the hotel!
David, us4 night business trip

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Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela

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