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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 4.5 out of 5 by 71 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great staff and rooms. This was my second stay here this year. Both times I found the staff, the rooms, and the hotel overall to be excellent. I will need to be in Costa Rica again in 6 months and will be staying here again. For me there's no need to look for a better hotel, especially at this price. Very happy customer. August 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best hotel experience in Costa Rica Great hotel. No surprises. Everything worked as expected and better. If I travel to Costa Rica again, I know where I am staying. Keep the good work guys! August 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Servicio excelente, buena ubicación Hotel muy cuidado, con personal muy amable y servicial y ubicado en una plaza donde tienes multutud de servicios y fuera de lo común. August 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 good hotel poor food The hotel was very good standard in most respects. The location was a little isolated if you didn't have a car. the room, bed and linens were excellent. The breakfast was appalling perhaps the worst i've had in any hotel recently. Check out is a problem. Very complicated and time consuming especially if you're running to catch a plane. But an overall positive experience. July 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by helpful staff i was traveling with my family and my elderly mother who needed an accessible room. The beds were too high for her and the shower was not usable due to the wall of the bath tub hindering access to it. The staff was able to change her room the next night to one where the shower was easily accessible and they provided a roll a way cot that was at a more convenient height. the staff also provided a wheelchair for our use for our entire stay. i felt that the rooms were poorly lit. also, there was not any good programming on the tv. would have liked more towels and washcloths on a daily basis. the lobby and reception area were rather boring and also poorly lit. However, all the staff were very friendly and accomodating. July 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Clean and good breakfast, The only bad thing for me on this time was wood pallets noise from the store beside the hotel during late in the night and early in the morning. The room/bed were clean and the breakfast is good. Nevertheless the location is good. July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable Stay I stayed at this location while on a business trip that I ended up extending my stay for. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. I am a non-native Spanish speaker and this is a Costa Rican hotel and the staff was very patient and friendly while I worked on communicating with the in Spanish. During this visit I spent more time in the hotel due to the weather and it was an enjoyable location to watch the World Cup in. In addition to a wonderful staff, the food at the hotel is amazing. I actually looked forward to my meals while staying. I highly recommend this location. July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Costa Rica Business Trip in July This is an outstanding place to stay. The restaurant however is NOT good. The staff is great, room is great, hotel is great, restaurant, NOT great. July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excelente Servicio En general los 4 días de estancia en el Hotel Holiday Inn Escazu, fue excelente, de mi total agrado y gusto. July 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bad experiences So many things went so very wrong and completely ruined our stay at this hotel. I understand things happen and they all happened to us. However, the staff, service and overall ambiance of the hotel was wonderful; I would stay here again should I be in this area July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Muy buen servicio La atención del personal del hotel es muy esmerada. El hotel está lejos de la ciudad en una ubicación aburrida, y el hotel cumple con todo lo básico, pero no tiene "lujos" adicionales considerando su categoría. La pisicina es muy pequeña. Con todo, el esmero del personal y el cuidado en los detalles hicieron que en general tuviera una estadía muy placentera. July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hotel Great location near a mall and nice neighborhood. Glad I chosen Holiday Inn again. July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Servicio Excelente Atencion desde su llegada y muy comprometidos con tu comodidad. July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great location The location of the hotel made me feel safe and it was very convenient to the mall, hospital and transportation. Most of the staff was very professional and courteous. Management did their best to make sure that your needs were met in a timely matter. If they saw you waiting they would get the workers out to assist you. They served a plethora of food for breakfast. Lunch and dinner was pretty good too and thank goodness they open a little later than the mall. The room had all the comforts of home. The AC I tried to adjust on several occassions I was not totally clear on how to work it. The gym was very small but it had the equipment that I needed to do a little workout. The front desk was understaffed most of the times I passed by. You had to wait a while sometimes for assistance. However, the guy that checked me in was always wonderful and never showed any sign of stress. Eventhough they need to hire more people. Only two people were a little snobby but even they were professional. Overall I would stay here as a second choice hotel. July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Una corta visita a Costa Rica Un hotel cómodo, bien ubicado y el servicio excelente. Silencioso, a pesar de estar cerca de la carretera y por todo lo anterior, muy recomendable. July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excelente Servicio Me senti como en Casa , excelente servicio, lo recomendaria ampliamente como ua opción para descansar y dormir cuando se este en San José July 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent customer service The staff was very accommodating and friendly during my stay. My room was very comfortable for my nights stay. July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hotel muy confortable y excelente atención La atención del personal de este hotel es muy cálida y amable. Siempre dispuestos a ayudar y a satisfacer los requerimientos del cliente. La habitación es muy cómoda y pulcritud por todos lados. Es de resaltar también la buena ubicación y varios restaurantes en la vecindad que hacen completa la experiencia culinaria. June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Like Always, Excellent service This hotel is always consistent in its service level and comfort. Highly recommended. June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cama comoda, excelente servicio y pura vida Excelente trato cordial y professional pero con calor humano. Un verdadero cinco estrellas en limpieza, localización y servicio. June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location Well located property next to the Cima Hospital and close to Multiplaza Escazu and Plaza Escazu. Clean and comfortable rooms that are good size and well appointed. Very friendly and serviceable staff that makes you feel like you are in a 5 star hotel. June 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gimnasio Agregar una bicicleta de Spining al gimnasio. pueden sacar la bicileta que tienen que no es de spining y es bastante anticuada. June 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Desayuno Pros y Cons El desayuno ofrece variedad pero carece de opciones saludable como omelete de claras, cereales integrales y granola. Me he hospedo regularmente desde inicio de año y para el desayuno no saben hacer un buen omelete y si esta lleno el hotel la espera para obtener huevos cocinados al gusto es prolongada casi 20 min lo cual no es bueno si se esta de prisa, pero siempre hay huevos revueltos ya preparados en la barra de desayunos.. June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Unintrusive and Unforgettable My stay at the Holiday Inn Escazu was a nice balance of friendly attention, under-one-roof facilities and a safe place to come back to for both those nights when I had to work in the hotel and when I just needed to relax. The staff at the hotel were both friendly and helpful, and staying there for a good long time, they remembered me by name, and treated me as a privileged guest. the hotel facilities are complete and what you would expect of a good hotel, and the rooms are well-equipped. Holiday Inn Escazu was my home for relaxation after work, and I would certainly stay here again given the opportunity. Kudos to the Holiday Inn Escazu team, you've done a great job! June 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excelente ubicaciòn en Escazu Muy buen hotel. Excelentes instalaciones. Personal de primera. Adecuada atenciòn. El personal de recepciòn y del transporte es de primer nivel. Desayunos muy buenos. Buenas porciones de alimentos en cenas y almuerzos. Cocina bastante aceptable. Pocas cosas a mejorar en el hotel: tal vez un cambio de alfombra en algunos pisos y mejorar la dotaciòn del gimnasio. Zona tranquila y centrica de centros comerciales y oficinas. June 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aire Acondicionada ES muy ruidoso cuando llega a prenderse, se nota que son de modelos antiguos May 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great place Nice bed great satff and servie definetly will return on next business visit. May 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Consistency Is The Key To This Hotel Excellent staff, great location near many good restaurants and the largest shopping mall in Costa Rica (all within walking distance), right next door to the CIMA hospital, very clean and modern are the main reasons why we continue to stay at this hotel every year for the start of our annual Costa Rican vacation. Only a $30.00 cab ride from Juan Santamaria International Airport and very close to downtown San Jose makes this an ideal location for anyone wishing to either explore the city or to get onto highway 27 (Autopista Del Sol) to go to the Pacific coast. Definitely will continue to stay here. April 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This really was a "Holiday"! Thank you Holiday Inn for a professional, yet comfortable, feel to this hotel in Costa RIca. The staff was very courteous and very helpful. Our room was quite large and comfortable and we especially liked the fact that the rooftop pool and the gym were on the same floor as our room. My only complaint is that there was a bit of road noise but nothing that really prevented us from sleeping. The breakfast buffet was much appreciated. And the entire hotel is very clean and spacious. I think that the hotel caters more to the business set, but this was o.k., even though we were winding up our visit as tourists. Check-in and check-out went very smoothly and I so much appreciated that the front desk rep. gave us complimentary breakfast for all three mornings of our stay. What a great location for walking to the amazing Multiplex Mall which is a short walk (10 minutes) from the hotel. Also, we found really good dining options within the same plaza as the hotel is located. We would definitely recommend this to our friends. March 9, 2014
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