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About our Hotel

Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: SAN JOSE
  • Distance From Hotel: 4.5MI
  • 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

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  • Number of Rooms:16
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed



  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. French

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Only trained dogs for disabled people.

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Plaza Tempo
Distance From Hotel:0.1MI
Multiplaza Escazu
Distance From Hotel:0.6MI
Sabana Metropolitan Park & National Stadium
Distance From Hotel:2.5MI
Costa Rican Art Museum
Distance From Hotel:2.5MI



  • Number of parking spaces:54
  • Car Parking Available
  • Free Parking for guests and visitors, 10 spaces for physically disable people. Parking is not supervised .


Standard Internet Service

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



  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2011
  • Total number of rooms:160
  • Total number of suites:2
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:94
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:66
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:160
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:16
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:6

The new Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu is strategically located in Escazú, the most upscale business and commercial zone of San José, next to Cima Hospital, in Plaza Tempo, a multi-purpose development that includes 8 restaurants, extensive commercial outlets and a business center, only 30 minutes away from Juan Santamaría Airport. From the hotel, you have access to the main corporate centers where many Fortune 500 companies in the country have their headquarters, and various
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The new Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu is strategically located in Escazú, the most upscale business and commercial zone of San José, next to Cima Hospital, in Plaza Tempo, a multi-purpose development that includes 8 restaurants, extensive commercial outlets and a business center, only 30 minutes away from Juan Santamaría Airport. From the hotel, you have access to the main corporate centers where many Fortune 500 companies in the country have their headquarters, and various commercial malls offering the best dining and shopping options in the capital.


Escazu offers the greatest variety of quality entertainment in San Jose. Just minutes from the hotel, is located Multiplaza, Central America’s largest shopping center with 350 retail shops. The area also offers 12 movie theaters, first-class restaurants, family entertainment, lounge-bars and discos.

Next to the Prospero Fernandez Highway, guests can easily reach the beautiful beaches of the Pacific or the rain forest attractions in less than one hour. Our privileged location makes Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu the ideal choice for the business traveler, medical or leisure tourist.

Costa Rica with its high orientation to the environment’s protection, so it created a Certification of Sustainable Tourism CST and Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu obtained the highest CST level (5 Leaves), which is very important for all of the guests to know and apply during their trips.

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Great location in Plaza Tempo, a modern complex in Escazu, is close to business districts and entertainment. Our hotel features spacious, comfortable rooms and covered parking within walking distance of restaurants and shopping.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 163 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fine for Airport Stay Very pleasant stay. Appreciated the on-the-go breakfast bag since we left before 6 a.m. (when the breakfast starts). Clean room, comfortable bed, decent TV, with some English-speaking channels, good internet--all boxes ticked. Except one thing could be better, the ac unit has to be manually turned on/off, adjusted. Plus it was loud. Really wish there was a thermostat--the manual units are one of my pet peeves. But I'd stay there again when either arriving or departing SJO. Due to the location, not a place one would stay more than 1 night if on vacation. October 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service Awesome staff. Our flight arrived before check in. They held our luggage so we could go enjoy the day before check in without dragging luggage around. Very accomodating. Was so easy to pay the airport departure tax at the hotel. No standing in line. I would recommend this place. Included breakfast and had lots of choices there. September 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well run and Comfortable Hotel Great staff, Clean and comfortable rooms and good internet. Can't really ask for anything better! September 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cool the web site says free international calls, but that was not the case:( all else was good. thank you September 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Buen Servicio del Personal, muy amable Todo bien en general, falta mas opciones para el desayuno, como jamón, queso, y mas fruta September 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay We were very impressed by the service and courtesy of the Staff at HIE.We were happy to have Shuttle service waiting on us at our arrival at the Airport. The rooms and all areas of HIE were spotless clean.Will most definitely stay at HIE on our next visit to Costa Rica. September 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Attentive staff, good sleep and excellent location We have stayed at the Holiday Inn Express many times while arriving in and departing Costa Rica. We visit the country several times a year and find the Holiday Inn Express meets every one of our needs. I would certainly recommend the hotel to friends and relatives. September 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good service comfortable room, nice people, accomodating our needs. would reccomend for airport hotel September 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Close to the airport, but that's about all This is about as close to SJO as you can get, but you pay for closeness with noise. September 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It is my "go-to" hotel when I use the airport Love the bed, the location, the shuttle driver and mostly the friendliness of the staff. September 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent customer services Excellent location to the san Jose airport, superb staff, cleanliness and choice of food, drinks, etc during breakfast wonderful choice. September 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place for overnight stay at SAn Jose airport The service and room were outstanding. Would recommended to stay here if you have early morning flight, as it is only a short ride to airport. September 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good reliable airport hotel Excellent staff friendly professional and multi lingual always attentive and smiling asking if there is anything you need to make stay more pleasant.the rooms are very clean and comfortable as well as the pool recreation area and the gymnasium... also the location is excellent for ease to and from the international airport..highly recommend for anyone arriving or departing Costa Rica September 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Atencion personalizada excelente!! La atención del personal del lobby excelente, la habitación comoda, buena señal de internet, acogedor. September 1, 2014
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
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