Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport - Alajuela

1 Kilometer East Of Juan Santamaria Airport, Alajuela, Costa Rica, 2-10173show map
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Overview

Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport is a 10-minute drive from Tuetal Sur, while there is also smokers lounge, a gift store and a coatroom onsite. The venue opened its doors in 2008 and was remodeled in 2012.

Location

This accommodation is set 1.1 miles from City Mall. The hotel is 2.1 miles away from the center of Alajuela. In addition, Juan Santamaria Park is within a walking distance of the property. You will find Cementerio Los Jardines nearby.

The accommodation is located close to expressway.

Rooms

A small refrigerator, coffee/tea making facilities and a work desk are provided in comfortable rooms. The rooms come with a drier, complimentary toiletries and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Enjoy a continental breakfast served in the café. You can taste some of local dishes at the gastronomic restaurant. Piratas Bar & Grill de Casinos Fiesta Costa Rica, Denny's and rosti pollos with an assortment of dishes are 150 feet away.

Leisure

Among other amenities, this venue offers a private swimming pool. Guests can work out in a fitness center during their stay.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   100.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking lot

Baggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Stores/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Computer connection

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Free breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cribs
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Closet
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Toaster

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Local calls
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting bedsFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Queen-size beds
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
room details
King Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Pool view
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
room details
Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
Tobias Bolanos International (SYQ)4.8 mi
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
Reviews
8.4
Greatbased on 64 reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
10.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
8.0
Dining
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    the breakfast was good and the staff was great. rosti pollos, set within 10 minutes' walk, was the best for dining. fine base for trip in alajuela.

  • 9.0
    Perfect

    It's a stone's throw from rental car companies.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    It's close to restaurants.

  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Near to food outlets.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The location is well-considered - right off airport great.

  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Property is in close proximity to airport, which was exactly what i wanted.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    I liked the location of the hotel to the airport it was very convenient. The rooms were exceptional and the staff was friendly and helpful.

  • 8.8
    Great

    Perfect location, especially since we needed to bring back our rental car. Very comfortable rooms, good beds. Breakfast improved since last time we visited.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. We appreciated the proximity to the rental car agencies (across the parking lot from Thrifty and Budget), the free internet and printing services, the comfortable king bed, the clean room and bathroom (found a bug but not uncommon for Costa Rica), and the delicious breakfast (ham, eggs, cereal, toast, fresh fruit). Shuttle to the airport ran every 15min, 24 hours, and free international calls included.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Friendly, helpful, attentive staff clean comfortable large rooms ease in getting to airport

  • 8.2
    Great

    Excellently located by the highway 5 mins from the airport, but tucked away enough to feel quiet and quaint. Located in a small mall with Denny's, Rental Car companies galore, a funky Casino and a local Chicken place it is very convenient too. Check in and walk across the road for dinner! After spending 2 months travelling in Costa Rica, my wife's reaction to the hotel and surroundings was: Finally! Back to civilization! Overpriced in Costa Rica terms, but a good choice for the American who had enough Pura Vida and just wanna get back to it all....

  • 8.2
    Great

    It was very important to us to be able to stay close to the airport because we had an early morning flight on our return. It was great that we were offered free shuttle to the airport that morning. We were able to turn in our rental car a day earlier.

    The bed was a bit too hard....if this is my only complaint, you did a great job

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    It was close to the airport and this excellent. This hotel is a great starting place to start or finish one's holiday in Costa Rica if one has a late night arrival or a very early departure

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    Location next to airport, free shuttle service which was available whenever we needed it. Denny's restaurant next door. Clean, tidy and pretty quiet, recommended if you have a very late arrival or early departure from San Jose airport

    The take-out breakfast was a little small, but other than that, no complaints!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Convenient location, clean, comfortable and helpful staff

    Thought that the price was higher than it should be

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 3.1 miles of Juan Santamaria International airport.
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, an buffet breakfast is available for guests.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is located 2.1 miles away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers ironing and room service.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have lunch or dinner at Denny's within 150 feet of the hotel.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as a twin room and a double room.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can benefit from fitness classes, a gym and a fitness center available on site.
Highlights
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
9of 32 hotels in Alajuela
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting bedsFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Tobias Bolanos International (SYQ)4.8 mi
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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