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Adventure Inn

Ciudad Cariari, Autopista General Canas Between San Jose and SJO Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
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#1 of 96 hotels in San Jose
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Costa Rica comes to life at four-star San Jose hotel, Adventure Inn, convenient to both the airport and city with free airport shuttle service. Enjoy the profusion of plants and artwork gracing the hotel, and the authentic and entertaining MoonGlow Restaurant and Bar opening into and serving your jungle-scape outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. Relax and get a great night's sleep in one of Adventure Inn's 34 spacious smoke-free rooms, each with new semi-orthopedic beds, A/C (not that you need it), a ceiling fan, cable, free international phone calls, a coffee maker, and a modern tiled bath with amenity basket. Upgrade to a private Jacuzzi suite with mountain views and a king-size bed. Communicate home with high-speed wifi anywhere on the property, free guest computers and wear off dinner in our ten-piece gym. In the morning check out our full complementary breakfast. We arrange hotel to hotel transfers anywhere in Costa Rica, or better, rent a late-model real-price car or 4WD through us to create your own adventure. We are central to and schedule Costa Rica's biggest and best tours; whitewater rafting, canopy ziplines, hot springs, animal and coffee tours. Benefit from our 27 years of unequaled travel help and advice to get the real scoop. We even founded 180 member Adventure Hotels of Costa Rica, for a vast selection of small, friendly owner-operated hotels wherever you want to stay each offering a 10% discount. When most hotels closed, Adventure Inn remained strong and open 24 hours per day through COVID, just to be here for our returning guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Children's television networks
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Ciudad Cariari, Autopista General Canas Between San Jose and SJO Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport6 kmSee all flights
Tortuquero Airport77 kmSee all flights
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michael t wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The room was comfortable enough. The bathroom could have been cleaner. Had a faint foul odor that dissipated with the windows open. The pool and hot tub was used by the staff’s children and their friends during our entire stay. We were not able to use it once. There was screaming kids and pool toys everywhere. If you stay here, don’t plan on the hotel being used for “guest purposes”… this hotel is home to the staff and the guests come second to their needs. Will not be returning.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Eric Robinson, Owner at Adventure Inn
Responded 5 days ago
Because of the low wages in Costa Rica, sometimes I like to give a little back to my staff for the services beyond the call of duty that they provide our guests, but it upsets me to hear guests complain that they were not able to use the pool because of the staff of which I am very sorry. Kids naturally scream and enjoy pools, therefore we limit the pool hours from 7 am to 9 pm, and allow a maximum of thirty people in the pool area for COVID. It would have been better and nicer to mention your problem to the front desk at the time so we could fix it rather than suffer with it then broadcast it to the world later. Of course, our guests should always take priority, but the hotel business is a people business, and things don't always work out as planned. I will be monitoring the situation more closely so that this hopefully never happens again.
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Kiera W wrote a review Nov 2021
Ojochal, Costa Rica2 contributions
I always come back here because the staff is very friendly, personable and helpful. The rooms are clean, spacious and very comfortable. The restaurant has fabulous food with choices for everyone in my family. The kids l love the pool and the ease getting to and from the airport can not be beat. I can't recommend highly enough. Adventure Inn is only place I stay whenever I am flying in or out of Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from Eric Robinson, Owner at Adventure Inn
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for making us your home in San Jose during your travels in and out of Costa Rica. We have a great staff, glad your kids love the pool, and that your free airport transfers have gone seamlessly. Come back soon.
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paulsen2016 wrote a review Nov 2021
Sacramento, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
Fabulous quaint inn. Facilities are so pretty. Hand painted everywhere. Staff could not have been better, friendlier or more helpful. It's a great place to use as launching point for your travels. The breakfast was very good with a great variety. I honestly found no negative for this inn. We will retrun!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from Eric Robinson, Owner at Adventure Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your wonderful review. I have the greatest staff!
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UpstateNYNalli wrote a review Nov 2021
Upstate NY29 contributions15 helpful votes
I traveled to San Jose Costa Rica in October 2021 to attend a yoga retreat… but our first stop was at the Adventure Inn in San Jose! What a delightful small hotel… with delicious food, lovely garden/pool area, helpful, friendly and gracious staff, wall paintings of the rain forest that are beautiful and in general, the perfect hotel!! My room was large, clean and comfortable! Thank you for making me feel so welcomed and comfortable!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Eric Robinson, Owner at Adventure Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the nice review. We seem to attract some wonderful yoga groups each year, a few who like us so much, they reserve for next year when they check out.
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TanMD wrote a review Nov 2021
Gig Harbor, Washington510 contributions122 helpful votes
The Adventure Inn is about 9 km from Juan Santamaria Airport, and about 20-30 minutes. Positives are free transfers. Good communications. Unique style, quaint decor, local touches. Spacious rooms. Clean. Sufficiently quiet. Solid Wi-Fi. Breakfast with choice. Accommodating staff. Reasonable cost. Possible improvements, very loud air conditioner (especially in our room). Very firm thick pillows. Not close to very much. About halfway between airport and downtown.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Eric Robinson, Owner at Adventure Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the review. Each bed in Adventure Inn has five different pillows, so pick the one you prefer to sleep on. Our A/C units are a bit loud. Most guests who use the A/C find the background noise lulls them to sleep, though the majority prefer not to use the A/C at all in the spring-like temperature of the Central Valley and just use the ceiling fan to circulate the fresh air. We are in a tranquil area offering a nice walk past the duck ponds or go jogging among the well-appointed homes spread around the exclusive Cariari golf course. We have two nearby casinos, a large souvenir store, a new bowling alley, a small mall with an upscale Fresh Market and ATM, two pharmacies and chocolate specialty shop, and over twenty eating establishments from fast food to extremely fine dining all within walking distance. Ask the front desk for a walking map pointing out all these attractions. Or just stay here enjoying our solar-heated pool and Jacuzzi, work out in our gym, use our powerful WiFi or sip your favorite beverage while waiting for dinner in our MoonGlow Bar and Grill. Venturing into central San Jose with its Central Market, shopping and nightlife is no problem using very convenient public buses or one of our taxis. But you'll certainly enjoy returning to the safer, quieter, less polluted, and less congested neighborhood of Adventure Inn. .
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US$78 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adventure Inn
What are some of the property amenities at Adventure Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Adventure Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Adventure Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Adventure Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Adventure Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include C Lounge - Cariari, KATTA Pub, and El Local Burger y Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Adventure Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Adventure Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Adventure Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Adventure Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Adventure Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Adventure Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Adventure Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Adventure Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.