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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one place we stayed that we would like to rate as good but not quite good enough to qualify for very good. Unfortunately trip advisor doesn't have an in-between average and very good. The included transfer from the airport was great and saved any messing around once we arrived. All of the staff were very helpful, the food... More 

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Thank paulkey
AdventureInn, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Some people, without exploring a bit, think there is nothing to do in our area. In reality after the entertaining duck ponds are a small upscale mall with a nice convenience store, a chocolate specialty store, several international restaurants, there's Costa Rica's largest souvenir store, six bars in the area lead by the Hard Rock Cafe, two casinos, a new... More 

Denver, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here after a long day of travel, landing at San Jose. The free shuttle is great to the hotel, though we had a hard time finding it (it was in the parking garage). The room slept the 5 of us comfortably since it had 3 beds - one of the reasons I booked the room. It was a... More 

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Thank Carrie M
AdventureInn, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Actually you meet your shuttle after an international flight by going to the Interbus office in the Baggage Claims Area. These people must have made their room reservation after they landed and were outside, so we directed them to find Interbus for their free shuttle to Adventure Inn, why complain? Perhaps they are used to staying at a chain hotel... More 

Puerto Viejo
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just can't say enough good things about The Adventure Inn. The staff in every area from the front desk to the restaurant to the housekeeping staff are helpful, friendly and efficient. The free breakfast is wonderful and you get your choice to pick from on their menu. The rooms are large and spacious and have all the amenities you... More 

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1 Thank rhebneo
AdventureInn, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

I've heard it costs seven times more to find a new guest than to keep an old one, I believe it! More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We couldn't get to our original hotel due to a hurricane, so our original hotel worked out a deal with Adventure Inn to let us stay there instead for 2 days instead. And Adventure Inn ended up being better than our original hotel! The staff were all so friendly, the breakfast's were included and they were DELICIOUS; they included a... More 

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1 Thank Sonya H
AdventureInn, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

We have a great central Costa Rican location with most of the biggest and best tours leaving Adventure Inn every day, the hotel and rooms are nice, our breakfast is an education, we offer every service imaginable to make us your one stop shop before heading to either coast or the mountains and volcanoes, but by the reviews, and in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at Adventure Inn on Oct 25 and again November 22 and 23. They took care of all our needs. The free breakfast included with the stay was very good. The staff is Awesome. We took advantage of the pool both stays. I needed laundry done, the notice says will have it back by afternoon, it was done in... More 

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1 Thank Kim F
AdventureInn, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

With laundry service, free parking and free luggage storage, we make a great home-base to explore many of the best parts of Costa Rica. More 

Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our stay at the inn. The whole experience was wonderful from booking to check out. The owner is very helpful during the booking process and even had suggestions on activities plus trips that he can set up for you. He was great at answering all my questions as this was our 1st trip to CR. They... More 

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1 Thank skiingfrog
AdventureInn, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Hurricane Otto, the first hurricane to hit Costa Rica in 156 years, damaged much of northern Costa Rica because it is low lying, but up here in the Central Valley, where the mile high mountains prevented the hurricane's advance, it was dead calm and just a bit drizzly. We had people coming and going, domestic airports closed, tourist shuttle services... More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even before we arrived, I was impressed with the genuine kindness and helpfulness of Eric as we emailed back and forth months before our arrival. The shuttle was stress-free and I should not have been surprised that all the staff were just as helpful as Eric. I have travelled a bit and I have never come across such uniformly great... More 

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1 Thank Laura96423
AdventureInn, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

My award winning staff sometimes even surprises me with their integrity, honesty and guest-friendly hard work, especially considering their low Costa Rican wages, I am blessed! More 

Bozeman, Montana
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed two nights at adventure inn. It's a great place for families with a great pool/spa, generous breakfast with lots of fresh tropical fruit and onsite restaurant. Our room was comfortable and clean. Staff were friendly and helpful (and spoke good English). We'd definitely stay again if we return to San Jose!!

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1 Thank shen450
AdventureInn, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thanks, yes, families love us partially because Mom and Dad can enjoy a cocktail while watching the kids in the pool and Jacuzzi, we are very family friendly, and are located in a relatively safe neighbourhood, enjoy a 3 kilometre walk around the Cariari golf course with all the elegant homes. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

With an 11 hour flight arriving in the late afternoon, we did not relish a long mini bus transfer to our 1st hotel (some 5 hours away), so we had booked into Adventure Inn. The arrangements we excellent and we were met at the airport and had a private transfer to the hotel. The hotel was lovely; rooms clean, spacious... More 

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1 Thank robert m
AdventureInn, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Thanks, along with us arranging semi-private transfers with a great tourist shuttle bus company, Adventure Inn is so blessed to have four driver's each with his own fifteen passenger van base their operations out of Adventure Inn. With three or four adults, they become cheaper than the shuttle bus company per person, and will leave when YOU want, stop along... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent our first night in San Jose, Costa Rica at Adventure Inn. It is a boutique hotel about 10 minutes from the airport. It is very nice and clean. The staff was very friendly and the buffet breakfast included in the price was delicious. I really recommend this nice hotel. From this hotel, we hired a private driver who... More 

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2 Thank JOHN S
AdventureInn, Owner at Adventure Inn, responded to this review

Very kind, we aren't perfect but it isn't for a lack of trying. Piecing a person's vacation together is a challenge most other other hotels in our area avoid. We have seven experienced travel specialists who relish organizing your vacation at no cost to you including multi-night packages using any of our own 168 hotel association members, transfers from hotel... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A modern value-priced 3.5 star San Jose hotel convenient to both the airport and city with free airport shuttle service*. Enjoy a full American and Tico buffet and hot ordered breakfast; 34 spacious smoke-free rooms with A/C, cable, free international phone calls, safe ($1 extra), two new queen beds and a modern tiled bath; a nice restaurant and bar opening into our new outdoor pool complex, full wifi throughout, four guest computers, a new ten-piece gym, car rentals, central to Costa Rica's biggest and best tours, and unequalled travel help and advice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Adventure Inn

Address: Ciudad Cariari, Autopista General Canas | Between San Jose and SJO Airport, San Jose, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $145 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Adventure Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Adventure Hotel San Jose
Adventure San Jose
Adventure Inn Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in San Jose
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#3 Business Hotel in San Jose
#6 Green Hotel in San Jose
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“Try to get a room not facing the pool if you want to go to bed early”
 of 5 bubbles 598CarrieM, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were up by the computers and workout rooms and it was quite even with those two areas so close”
 of 5 bubbles skiingfrog, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We have not stayed in a bad room yet.”
 of 5 bubbles Jodolinski, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a group of 12 and all of the rooms were lovely and large”
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“I have only had a front of the building room and have been happy.”
 of 5 bubbles bigfootcanuck, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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