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Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel

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1 Km Al Este Del Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaria Rio Segundo, Alajuela 195-4003 Costa Rica
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#10 of 35 hotels in Alajuela
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Alajuela, Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport makes it easy to enjoy the best of Alajuela.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport Hotel offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. Guests of Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport are also welcome to enjoy a pool and breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Alajuela, Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport Hotel is located a short distance from Teatro Municipal (1.6 mi) and Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral (1.7 mi).

While in Alajuela be sure to experience nearby steakhouses such as Carnes y Parillas, El Chante Vegano, or Restaurante Chiwake.

During your visit, be sure to check out monument of Tomas Guardia (1.2 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport is sure to make your visit to Alajuela one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Free airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Daniel A wrote a review Nov 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel59 contributions12 helpful votes
This hotel keeps the brand's standards - it is clean, the rooms are nice and comfortable, and serves a tasty breakfast. The pool is nice too. It is very quite, which is surprising - it is very close to SJO airport and to a highway. Because of COVID-19 flight restrictions, you need to test prior to your flight. When you stay at this hotel it's no problem at all - they provide FREE SHUTTLES to the "Lab Echandi" test facility at the airport, which is located 5 min from the hotel. They also provide a free shuttle to the nearby malls, which is nice, because there's not a lot to do in San Jose during the evenings. Overall: even though it is not the cheapest accommodation in San Jose, I think it is the best way to finish the vacation in Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Musccsparky wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada75 contributions20 helpful votes
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Transfer from the airport was about 3 minutes and FREE. Easy check in and great room with comfortable bed and clean well appointed bathrom. Well above average breakfast to get you going in the morning. Would 100% stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Dear Musccsparky, thank you so much for sharing your awesome comments. We are really happy that your stay at our hotel was so great and that you felt very comfortable because we really thrive on our guests' total comfort and satisfaction. It is truly rewarding knowing just how pleasant ly surprised you were with our very practical and really free 24 hour shuttle transportation to and from the aiport and with our complimentary daily breakfast which was above your expectations. It was a pleasure being at your service. We hope to see you again in the very near future. Thank you for your visit. Warmest regards. Marjorie Espinoza. Guest Relations Manager
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ericatutor wrote a review Oct 2021
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The room was very clean and spacious; the pickup from the airport easy (though the place to wait is not marked very clearly -- just hang out after you exit the security in front of a small cafe in the airport and the shuttle will come) . Staff was extremely friendly and breakfast was good. Very convenient if you need to stay over near the airport.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Raquel Arce, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear ericatutor, thank you for sharing such enchanting comments about your stay at our hotel. It is truly rewarding that it was so good and that you were more than pleased with our premises, staff and services (like our free 24 hour shuttle transportation to and from the airport and our complimentary daily breakfast among others). We are also very glad that you found our proximity to the airport so convenient; it only takes our shuttle about 5 minutes to get our guests from one place to the other making it possible for them to have more time to rest and sleep when arriving or departing in a flight. It was a pleasure being at your service. We hope that you will return soon. Thank you for staying with us. Warmest regards. Raquel Arce Z. Guest Relations Manager
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Ldiva001 wrote a review Sep 2021
San Diego, California62 contributions45 helpful votes
The last time I was at this Holiday inn with friends my friend said "Oh wow it is clean" Ha ha I said "all of the Holiday Inns that I have stayed at are clean!"I have been at this hotel 3 times now and each time it is clean and the staff is so accomodating and friendly. Even my emails were answered prompt and professional and don't forget friendly! I was pleasantly surprised when the reception found that we were leaving before the great breakfast that they serve that they would make all 8 of us a snack bag for the airport. I remember Sofia who along with all the staff that works there are very nice and make you feel at home when out of your own country! I love my holiday inns and so far every country gives that same great service every place I go. When I bring my family they know that we all are treated like a special guest.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Ldiva001, thanks for posting such wonderful comments about your stay with us. We are elated and very proud to learn that you are already part of our extended global family since you have stayed with many times before and that this last time (as all the other times) was such an excellent hotel experience. There is nothing we want more than our guests' total comfort, satisfaction and well being so we do everything we can to ensure that they have everything they might need right at the tips of their fingers. We also want to make sure that they see the hotel as their home away from home so we make sure that they always feel more than welcome, that they feel very well taken care of and that they know how happy and proud we are of having them as guests and of being able to serve them. It is always a pleasure being at your service. Thank you for making us your hotel of choice. We will all be looking forward seeing you back very soon. Warmest regards. Raquel Arce. Guest Relations Manager
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Ignacio A wrote a review Aug 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio7 contributions8 helpful votes
This hotel exceeded our expectations. Super friendly staff, outdoor pool, high quality breakfast - best I ever had in an “airport” hotel (plenty of fresh fruit options) - and complimentary shuttles to both the airport and the nearby shopping malls. Only remark was the lack of weights at the gym.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Excellent breakfast with plenty of fresh fruit options (apples, bananas, clementines, mangos,...
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Response from Raquel Arce, Guest Services / Front Office at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel
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Dear Ignacio A, thank you for posting such fantastic comments. We are overjoyed that your stay at our hotel was such a wonderful hotel experience since nothing is more important than our guests' total comfort, satisfaction and well being. It really makes us proud that our complimentary breakfast was beyond your expectations, in fact, you mentioned that it was the best you had ever had. By providing our guests with everything they might need (such a the free 24 hour shuttle transportation to nd from the airport, the free shuttle to and from the mall and the gastronomic area nearby and the complimentary daily breakfast among many others), making our guests feel very comfortable and right at home, we ensure that they feel very well taken for and are very happy to have chosen to stay with us. It was a pleasure being able to serve you. We hopethat you return very soon. Thank you for making us your hotel of choice. Best regards. Raquel Arce Z. Guest Relations Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$129 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaAlajuela
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fiesta Casino (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Denny's, rosti pollos, and Britt Café Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport, an IHG hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (14.9 km) and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (14.8 km).