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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

Manuel Antonio National Park
Distance From Hotel:150.0MI
Plaza Tempo
Distance From Hotel:0.1MI
Braulio Carrillo National Park & Rainforest
Distance From Hotel:23.0MI
Poas Volcano National Park & Waterfall Gardens
Distance From Hotel:29.0MI



  • 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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Our 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 122 reviewers.
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed and great service Very friendly staff and delicious breakfast. Staff was very helpful, pillows are super comfortable. Very conveniently located near airport. The shuttle ran frequently and was very reliable. July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Estadia Muy buen hotel, las habitaciones son muy buenas y super ordenadas July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Efficient Efficient, clean, comfortable, better than stateside operations July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean, comfortable, friendly hotel for airport travelers I booked this hotel because of its airport location. I had a very early morning flight and needed something nearby with an airport shuttle. Boy, did this Holiday Inn Express exceed my expectations! Every staff member I dealt with was super friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. They handled my Costa Rica departure tax for a few extra dollars (but totally worth it - I didn't have to wait in line to do this at the airport). They even offer a brown bag breakfast option for folks like me whose flight is earlier than the hotel breakfast buffet. They understand that most of their guests are there because they have a flight to catch and they make every effort to make that process as pleasant as possible. Well done! July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Service We stayed one night waiting for our very early flight the next day. At 3 AM they gave us breakfast to go (Airport Security Friendly) and the day before we caught with the "Soccer Fever" very nice environment to enjoy the game. July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pleasant room and great service. My short visit was very pleasant. The shuttle picked me up promptly at the airport and the staff at the desk were very pleasant and helpful. This was my first stay at the hotel and I consider it an excellent value! I will be returning to Costa Rica for another short stay in the near future and plan to stay here again. July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding service We chose this hotel as the entry and exit point from Costa Rica. The y send the shuttle driver with our name to pick us up in the very crowded arrivals corridor. We were provided breakfast on our very early departure flight. Indeed the service is very good. To improve: The Air conditioning is a bit noisy Kudos: The staff goes above and beyond to try to help the guests. July 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Ending We had been in Costa Rica for over a week and booked this hotel to make it easier to get to the airport to fly home. The hotel staff was very friendly. The room was very comfortable and the bed was wonderful after sleeping on a really bad mattress all week. The shuttle service was fast and the hotel is located right by the airport so no worries about taking a long time for travel or getting caught in traffic. We booked based on price. We will now plan to use Holiday Inn Express for future travel needs prior to flying. July 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very relaxing Excellent service as usual. I always enjoy staying here. Very friendly staff. June 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by En general todo bien El unico es de maintener los aires condicionados bien en tiempo June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful nights' sleep We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Express in San Jose. The staff was very friendly and check in and out were both a breeze. Our room was spotless and the bed and pillows so comfortable. We got a great night's sleep. We especially liked the fresh fruit at breakfast. June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excelente servicio en recepción ´Somos de El Salvador, al llegar nos dimos cuenta que habiamos realizado la reserva en otro hotel de la compañia; e hicieron todo lo posible por cambiarnos la reserva y no efectuar doble pago a pesar que el error fue de nuestra parte. El gerente del hotel siempre estuvo dispuesto a ayudarnos, excelente atención en general. June 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great room, great staff, easy access to airport We stayed 2 nights here before flying out. It was very convenient to base a few side excursions, and our car rental return (Economy and Thrifty) was just across the street. The 24 hours shuttle to the airport was very helpful for an early morning flight. Food was excellent, room was quiet even though close to airport. Internet worked very well. They run a free shuttle to a small shopping center a few miles away in the evening for those wanting a different dining experience or just an evening ice cream. I would definitely stay at this location again. June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 best hotel near airport I think this hotel has the biggest bang for its buck. Very competitive rates. Very nice clean rooms. Very close to the airport. Airport shuttle every 10 minutes or so 24 his a day. Great friendly staff. I truly enjoyed my stay. Also it's near shops bars and restaurants. What more cash a taverner want. June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Place The Hotel is close to the Airport and the shuttle is available for pick up at the airport as well as shuttle to the airport. Very friendly staff to assist you with anything you need. June 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by convenient but not comfortable The staff were great, the manager welcomed us at breakfast which was average. The bed was like sleeping on a board. The room was very clean and neat as well as the bedding. Mattress padding would be recommended and overall we would stay there again due to convenience. June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hotel excelente desde el momento en que efectue la reservacion , asi como el momento de la entrada asi como la estadia y el servicion de habitacion el momento de desayudo salida y transporte al aeropuerto fue excelente June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very close to airport, quick shuttle We had very pleasant stay in your hotel. Very convinient located, very friendly staff members. We picked that particular hotel, because our flight was scheduled @ 7:00 am. So we have to be there very early. The hotel had an additional option like provided sac breakfast to go, also free shuttle to airport. They even check us in the three hours prior the regular check-in time. Thank your for your service. May 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good for a short stay Practical solution: bringing back the car to national and they brought us directly to the hote. The airconditioning was very noisy and we could not leave it on all night. We had to leave early so got a brakfast in a brown bag. That was however quite untasty: a spongy industrial muffin and (better) a banana and fruitjuice. April 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very good hotel! Perfect location, next to the airport. We spent the night before starting the long drive to Santa Teresa. Room is great and staff is VERY friendly and helpful. April 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Not bad It's a basic Holiday Inn Express. It's an older hotel converted into a HIE. There's nothing fancy or nasty about it. It's clean and the staff is friendly. The A/C unit in our room sounded like it was powered by a diesel engine. We were only there for the night, so we didn't bother with changing rooms. If you're looking for a clean place to stay that is close to the SJO airport, this isn't a bad choice at all. They offer a free 24/7 shuttle service to and from the airport as well. April 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice extra touch for pay exit visa at desk I really liked the service to pay the exit visa at the front desk. For $3.00 it sure beats waiting at the bank or at the airport. April 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Praktisch und funktional Typische Businessaustattung, einfach, aber alles da. Guter Internetzugang, auch wenn er während der Nacht ausgefallen war. Einziger Schwachpunkt ist das Frühstücksbüffet. Abgesehen davon, dass alles nur auf Wegwerftellern zu haben ist, alles vorgefertigte Industrieware und lieblos präsentiert. Extrawünsche - wie z.B. Ein Spiegelei sind nicht möglich Schade - wäre sonst ein tadelloser Aufenthalt gewesen... April 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Average hotel - Nothing special High priced, average hotel - close to the airport and convenient if you have a last night in CR and need to catch an early flight. Front desk made a big deal of my Platinum Elite Priority Club status - but all I received was one free bottle of water ( for three people ). All requests ( rollaway bed, room upgrade ) were denied . March 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Average service Hotel is described as non-smoking property, however I was assigned a smoking room even when I have gold level status. I stayed only 3 nights and decided to not ask for another room since is one of my personal issues to pack and unpack, I just hate doing it. Internet with low quality signal level. March 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Classic HI Express with a Latin Beat Great location . . .perfect place to start and end a vacation in Costa Rica. The staff is friendly and capable. March 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great experience I traveled with a group of 29 people and the service was quick and worth the price. The staff was super friendly and they provided everything we needed without extra charges. March 12, 2014
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