The below hotels are hotels that we recommend because of guests comments to us about staying at one of these locations in the past. They are not afiliated with us and we can not book them for you, we just recommend them so that you have options for your arrival and departure (in the case that you need to stay in San Jose) and don’t have to look around as much.
Pura Vida Hotel-Alajuela (4km from SJO airport)
Recommended as a gateway to Costa Rica.
The Pura Vida Hotel is a former coffee finca converted into a small boutique hotel just north of the international airport. We have just 6 accommodations ranging from a room with private bathroom to a 6 person Casita with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The Casitas are situated in a large neo-tropical garden with many bird and butterfly species. Within the garden you will also find an orchidarium and a specialized herb garden along with many fruit trees such as mango, durian, carambola, lemon and more. There is a private secure parking area in the compound.
Price range: Prices include an excellent breakfast and a free International airport taxi pickup on arrival. Prices range from $90 to $155 double occupancy plus 13% tax.
Amenities: Free wi-fi, free skype calls, gift area, in room safes and refrigerators,
in room coffee.
Airport pick-up: Complimentary taxi service from the airport on your day of arrival.
Hotel Los Volcanes-Alajuela (2km from SJO airport)
Recommended if you would like a convenient hotel close to the airport.
Located just 5 minutes from the International Airport, this hotel comprises a renovated building from the 1920’s. A great choice for late arrivals or early departures. Los Volcanes offers comfortable accommodations for reasonable prices.
Accommodations: Standard rooms with shared or private bathrooms, and Superior Rooms with flat screen TV, air conditioning and private bathroom. The Standard Rooms can fit up to 3 people while the Superior Rooms are only for 2 people.We will send you the information of the available units so you can choose your own unit.
Price range: $35 – $75 Based on single or double occupancy. Includes breakfast and taxes.
Amenities: Internet access, Wi-Fi, telephone and parking.
Airport pick-up: None. You can get a taxi from the taxi booth inside the airport.
Airport drop-off: Complimentary taxi service to the airport on your day of departure.
Hotel Grano de Oro-San Jose
Recommended if you would like to stay in a luxurious boutique hotel
Located just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a sanctuary in the heart of the city. Converted from a tropical Victorian mansion, the 40-room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home. This hotel is a true beauty with original art throughout the hallways and Spanish tile fountains gracing intimate atriums.
Accommodations: Vista del Oro Suite with in-room Jacuzzi, Family Suite with 2 rooms, Garden Suite with private patio, and Rooms with queen and king size beds.
We will send you the information of the available units so you can choose your own unit.
Price range: $130 – $367 Based on single or double occupancy. Includes taxes.
Amenities: In-room Internet, minibar, in-room safe, cable TV, room service, parking, rooftop terrace with Jacuzzis, gift shop and Spa.
Restaurant: One of San Jose’s finest dining establishments, this restaurant combines Costa Rican and European cuisine. The menu has a great variety of fresh salads, meats, fowl, seafood and pasta.
Airport pick-up: You can get a taxi from the taxi booth inside the airport.
Airport drop off: The hotel can arrange a taxi for you to the airport.
Hotel Buena Vista-Alajuela (9km from SJO airport)
Recommended if you would like to stay outside
of the city in a peaceful location
About 15 minutes from the International Airport in Alajuela, Hotel Buena Vista is located in the lush mountains with incredible views of the Poas, Barva and Irazu Volcanoes as well as the central valley, tropical forest and coffee plantations.
Accommodations: Villas, Three Bed Junior Suites, Superior Balcony with 1 King or 2 Queen beds, Deluxe Standard & Budget Standard rooms.
Price range: $94 – $209 Based on single or double occupancy. Includes breakfast.
Amenities: Pool, Free Wi-Fi, Massages, Gift Shop, Coffeetrail walk, free Airport Shuttle, Room service and Gardens.
The Quetzal Room (Restaurant): Offers an international and tico (local latin) cuisine.
Airport pick-up and drop-off: Free airport shuttle for arrival and departure, just ask at the time of making your reservation.