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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 4.5 out of 5 by 113 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hospitality! Professional staff: everyone from the front-desk to the housekeeping, and maintanence crew. Even the over booling was handled very professionally. Great location considering acess to the airport, retail as well as corperate businesses. I reccomend Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport for your next Costa Rican visit. Enjoy!!! WJGjr. March 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great location, but to expensive. This Holiday Inn is a great layover hotel when flying in or out of San Jose. All is great but price jumped drastically from our previous stays and doubt we will stay again as it's simply to expensive. February 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 A Great Travel Stay This is a safe and excellent hotel. The location to the airport is priceless due to the early morning flights! Don't hesitate to choose this for your Costa Rica trips. February 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel! We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express near the San Jose, Costa Rica Airport at both the beginning and end of our recent trip. We were able to use our Priority Club points for the stay which was great. The staff was so helpful - both at check in and to help us navigate our way to downtown San Jose. Even the shuttle driver went out of his way to be helpful and gave us a hand drawn map of how to get to to the highway to the beach from the hotel. The room was very nice- typical for HIEX - very comfortable and clean plus good wifi. We really appreciated the free calls to the U.S. - and used it to talk to our kids. The breakfasts were delicious. Great coffee and lots of variety - something different every day. I especially appreciated the lovely fresh fruit every day plus several hot dishes to chose from. (The rice and beans were yummy!) We highly recommend this fine hotel and will stay there again on our next trip to Costa Rica. February 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by very hard bed the bed was very hard. Both myself and my wife had a very poor night's sleep. Would not stay again at this motel. February 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel, free international calling, wifi & breakfast This hotel isn't new, but is immaculate . Staff is extremely helpful. What's unique about this hotel is free international phone calls. There are two restaurants and a casino a few hundred feet from the hotel. Hotel is located right next to the airport for those having an early departure. Hotel sound proofing is excellent so you won't hear the planes. January 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Convient to airport The Holiday Inn Express is very close and convient to the airport. The room was clean and confortable. The pool was clean and refreshing. The breakfast was convient and has a good assortment. The employes were very friendly. January 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great in all aspects The personal is great, the make me feel better than home, the service was better than some intercontinental I staid. January 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Costa Rican Vacation Our stay at Manuel Antonio began and ended with overnight stays at the Airport Holiday Inn Express. The property and staff were efficient and eager to help. We highly recommend this hotel. January 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Convenient & Comfortable My wife and I stay at the HI Express several times a year. The accomodations, location, and staff are all super. It is the closest hotel near the airport, and their shuttle works like a charm. Rosti Pollo is a great restaurant and only 100 m away. I recommend the HI Express near SJO without any reservations (pun intended). January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding visit. Very much enjoyed my stay, and will schedule another visit next week. This property is excellent, the staff very helpful, and the bus to the airport timely and reliable. December 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Geat Hotel, Highly Recommend We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express the night before our flight from San Jose. Rooms were large with excellent bedding and TV. Free internet and free calls to anywhere in the world (had never heard of this before). The staff were great and our check in was very short and pleasant. The hotel is next to Denny/s and the Casino. We went to the Casino to loose some money. Wish we had stayed in this hotel longer. December 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Recent visit to San Jose Excellent staff. Hotel is great. Hotel is very close to the airport. Wth traffic during the day San Jose is at least 45 to 60 minutes. Is a great decision to book this hotel if you want to make it on time to your early flight since highway from San Jose to the Airport. is closed at night due do to repairs. October 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Nice The Holiday Inn Express is in a perfect location - convenient to the airport and also to a variety of restaurants within steps of the hotel. We had a family group utilizing multiple rooms the night upon our arrival into Costa Rica and again the night before our departure. The only thing better than the location of this property was the professional, efficient and friendly staff! October 19, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Airport Proximity Just a hop and skip from the airport, great place to stay between flights or late night arrivals. Make sure to look for the shuttle van at airport instead of taking a taxi. Friendly staff, clean room, and good breakfast. Pool looked tempting but had to leave early in the morning. October 19, 2012
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