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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: SAN JOSE
  • Distance From Hotel: 0.0KM
  • Local time zone: GMT-06:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

Credit cards

Credit cards

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Master Card
  • Visa

Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms:2
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Languages

Languages

  1. English
  2. Spanish

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

No Pets Allowed.

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Financial District
Distance From Hotel:0.05KM
Attraction:
Costa Rican Centre for Culture
Distance From Hotel:0.3KM
Attraction:
The National Theatre
Distance From Hotel:0.3KM
Attraction:
Cultural Plaza/Gold Museum
Distance From Hotel:0.3KM

Parking

Parking

  • Number of parking spaces:200
  • Car Parking Available
  • Underground parking for hotel guests, no charge. And parking lot next to hotel for Events clients, no charge. Valet parking service offered.

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas

Facility

Facility

  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2007
  • Total number of rooms:196
  • Total number of suites:12
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:60
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:140
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:195
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:2
  • Executive floors
  • Executive rooms
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:20

Enjoy San Jose, Costa Rica from Hotel's Location

Nestled in the heart of Central America, San Jose promises an exotic and beautiful getaway, and thanks to the Holiday Inn® Hotel San Jose - Aurola, guests staying with us experience an excellent location in the midst of this lovely city.

If you're traveling to San Jose for business, you'll be pleased to know that our modern facilities include an on-site Business Center, as well as a 3,068-sq-ft meeting room. We are situated within
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Enjoy San Jose, Costa Rica from Hotel's Location

Nestled in the heart of Central America, San Jose promises an exotic and beautiful getaway, and thanks to the Holiday Inn® Hotel San Jose - Aurola, guests staying with us experience an excellent location in the midst of this lovely city.

If you're traveling to San Jose for business, you'll be pleased to know that our modern facilities include an on-site Business Center, as well as a 3,068-sq-ft meeting room. We are situated within easy driving distance of the Legislative Assembly, government offices and the financial district.

When exploring San Jose, Costa Rica, our hotel's guests should take the time to visit the unparalleled Gold Museum, which is home to numerous pre-Columbian works of gold. After a morning at the Gold Museum, the family can enjoy an afternoon at the Children's Museum or the Costa Rican National Museum. Finally, be sure to attend a performance at the National Theater, which is host to major productions in the city.

After a long day, return to the hotel and relax in the swimming pool or keep up with your workout routine in the Fitness Center. Thanks to the free high-speed, wireless Internet access provided throughout the hotel, it's easy to stay connected, too. Before heading out to travel around San Jose for the day, visit one of our on-site restaurants, the Mirador or Tropicana, for an excellent breakfast, lunch or dinner. We hope to welcome you to San Jose soon!

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Features
We go beyond other San Jose, Costa Rica hotels since we are the only 100% nonsmoking hotel in the downtown area. Our five-star property also offers exceptional views of the beautiful Central Valley.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 149 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Convenient Place to Stay The hotel was just fine. The staff were excellent. Proximity to airport was just great -- literally 5 minutes in their complementary shuttle. Not a fascinating place to stay, but a good location for returning from or leaving for your time in Costa Rica. September 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Muy buen servicio excelente lugar para unas vacaciones y me gustaría retornar en próximos meses. August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Confort and very nice staff It was the 2nd time I stayed in this hotel. Very helpfull staff. Very confotable bed. Close to the airport with free pick up. Excellent! August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean quiet rooms and great staff. Perfect spot to decompress before traveling back to the states. Clean rooms, very quiet. Was able to pay airport tax at hotel before flying out and easy early morning shuttle to the airport. Dining options just outside the hotel. I will stay here again and recommend to friends. August 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NingunA Ninguna todo bien no hubo ningun problema , el hotel cumplio con lo que esperaba del mismo August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Atención de los empleados En la ultima estancia tuve la oportunidad de exprimentar un trato muy especial de los empleados, resolviendo rapidamente cualquier duda o necesidad que tuviera. August 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very close to the airport It was a very convenient place to stay because of our very early flight back home the next morning. August 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly staff!! Once I realized I could keep my car in a secure spot for up to 8 days, I booked my 1st night's stay. The rest was pure enjoyment. Very friendly and sincere staff. The room was spotless. The double bed was so comfortable(better than the king as I have now stayed 3x)The breakfast was excellent. A real person does the wake-up call. It is literally across from the airport making those early morning flights easy to get to using their free and again, friendly shuttle service. I have already booked my next night's stay. Just do it! August 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel, close to airport Hotel was clean, walking distance to restaurants and car rental, and staff was very friendly. August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Atencion excelente Solo comentar que la atención fue excelente y que la calidad de los servicios superaron mi expectativa, Muchas gracias y felicidades por su esmero. August 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly, clean, wonderful breakfast This hotel exceeded my expectations. The staff was friendly, the shuttle service timely, the breakfast was delicious and all the staff were very friendly. Our room was quiet, beds comfortable and bathroom clean and well appointed. Everything worked. Felt secure. Wouldn't want to stay anywhere else my next visit. August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay! The hotel is modern, clean and well maintained. The staff are very knowledgeable and accommodating. We were looking to purchase a GPS and top up our Costa Rican SIM cards and although it was a holiday the hotel staff found us a driver to take us into San Jose. The driver spoke English and was able to help us with translating for the purchases. The staff were willing to go the extra mile to help us with whatever we needed. Customer service here is excellent! August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The best staff i have already found Hotel location is indeed good for whom is supposed to use the airport. Surrounding area offers good options related to restaurants, car rental, casino, clean and modern vicinity. August 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Felt Luxurious After traveling for a month in Costa Rica using budget hotels, this Holiday Inn Express San Jose felt absolutely luxurious. I didn't give the bed a "10" because the pillows weren't soft enough for me. Management went out of their way to assist us in getting the documents/paying in advance the country's exit fees. This was much appreciated and saved us a lot of time at the airport. August 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by comfortable bed but too soft pillows Great front desk staff. Average breakfast bar. Air condition was way too loud in the room, and when I turned it down got quieter but then the room got too hot, bathroom fan was loud as well. The TV had only 2-3 English channels..Our bagged breakfast was not very nutritious, was blend and boring with just a small juice/muffin/banana. But the front desk staff was really helpful, with great recommendations for restaurants in San Jose. The shuttle service from and to the airport was very quick and efficient. July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Como nuevo El hotel puede tener varios años según me enteré, pero esta como nuevo. July 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vacaciones Aqui iniciamos nuestras vacaciones familiares. Excelente trato de todo el personal desde la persona que nos recibe en el aeropuerto, en recepción, el personal de seguridad, en el desayuno. FELICIDADES A TODO EL PERSONAL. Definitivamente vuelvo al hotel. July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excelente localización Tenía que salir bien temprano del hotel al aeropuerto. Excelente localización para esos fines, y excelente servicio de transporte (no importa la hora). Vale la pena. July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Staff, Close to the Airport Free shuttle from airport, friendly staff - had a problem at check-in re bed size which was corrected immediately when we showed our printed confirmation. Pillows are somewhat soft so if you like a firm pillow you may want to bring your own. Very clean; nice pool area (looked at but didn't use). Good breakfast selection with longer hours of service than most. Definitely recommend if you want to be near the airport. July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Incredible Customer Service My daughter was returning from a research trip in the rainforests of Costa Rica. I was worried because her name does not match my name on the reservation. And she forgot to take my credit card. I wrote Holiday Inn and got an immediate response. I even received a personal phone call reassuring me that my daughter would be accepted. As I was traveling internationally at the same time, I was *very relieved* to get this personal service and I will be forever grateful. If only more businesses would give such personalized service! July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by clean, comfortable and friendly great stay, nice amenities, wide breakfast selection, good value July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Saty Thanks. All better than we expected. all very very good. Good shuttle bus. Beautiful large room and very comfy bed. July 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staff made experience all the better We have stayed in a number of Holiday Inn Express locations in the United States. This one in San Jose, Costa Rica, was as good as any. In addition, the staff was incredible and a tremendous help, especially Sindy who went out of her way to make sure our stay in Costa Rica was fantastic right up to our flight home. July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Safe and Clean place to stay I felt very comfortable here. The hotel was just as I expected it....clean and delicious food July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly staff and comfortable accomodations The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the basket of snacks in the room and the breakfast was fabulous! July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overnight stay Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express overnight so as not to worry about getting to the airport on time from Puerto Limon. The hotel was very nice and the staff was friendly and attentive. Would recommend. July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Responsive staff. The problem with the brown water running from the bathroom sink's hot water faucet all night was annoying but your staff was accommodating by allowing me to use the bottled water in the room. I really appreciated such a great gesture form your staff. The front desk staff were greeting guests with s smile. July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding Customer Service The staff was extremely helpful and courteous to me and my guests (who stayed in a separate room July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cama cómoda Luego de 20 días recorriendo el país, decidimos pasar nuestra última noche cerca del aeropuerto y en la comodidad de vuestro hotel, que ya conocíamos. July 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HI Express...Really? This was the nicest Holiday Inn Express that I've stayed at. The staff was so accomodating, my room was beautiful, breakfast was great. Super-comfy bed and very quiet place = excellent night's sleep. July 16, 2014
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