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About our Hotel

Location: Airport

  • Location: Airport
  • Closest City: SAN JOSE
  • Distance From Hotel: 10.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-06:00

Check In: 2:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 2:00 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:4
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Languages

Languages

  1. English
  2. Spanish

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

We allow Guide Dogs or Service animals only. No domestic pets allowed.

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Whitewater rafting
Distance From Hotel:0.0MI
Attraction:
Juan Santamaria Museum
Distance From Hotel:1.8MI
Attraction:
Amusement Park
Distance From Hotel:6.14MI
Attraction:
Coffee Tour
Distance From Hotel:7.0MI

Parking

Parking

  • Number of parking spaces:98
  • Car Parking Available
  • The parking spaces are available for free for our guests. Our guest will get a plate with Logo of the hotel to be recognize for our Security Staff.

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

Facility

Facility

  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2012
  • Total number of rooms:100
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:40
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:60
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:94
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:4
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:2

We're the Best Among San Jose, Costa Rica Airport Hotels

We think you'll agree that the Holiday Inn Express® San Jose Costa Rica Airport hotel's service is the best among all the hotels near the San Jose Airport. We're just one mile from Juan Santamaria Airport and only 10 miles from downtown San Jose (30 min) Costa Rica.

Our airport hotel is ideally located for leisure guests who want to spend time discovering the Jade or Gold museums in San Jose one day, touring coffee
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We're the Best Among San Jose, Costa Rica Airport Hotels

We think you'll agree that the Holiday Inn Express® San Jose Costa Rica Airport hotel's service is the best among all the hotels near the San Jose Airport. We're just one mile from Juan Santamaria Airport and only 10 miles from downtown San Jose (30 min) Costa Rica.

Our airport hotel is ideally located for leisure guests who want to spend time discovering the Jade or Gold museums in San Jose one day, touring coffee fields, the cloud forest or the spectacular Poas Volcano the next day. Since our San Jose, Costa Rica lodging has easy access to the Inter-American Highway getting around is easy.

We make it a inch for those on business trips to San Jose, Costa Rica. Our hotel is two blocks from car rental agencies; we can handle foreign currency exchange, rent you a mobile phone and you can stay in touch with free local calling privileges. Plus, there's free high-speed wireless Internet access and 24-hour shuttle service to the airport.

No other hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica can compare to ours. From the comfortable rooms with updated amenities to the free breakfast buffet, we have what you need to relax and enjoy. Lodging here means you can unwind by a sparkling pool and or workout in a well-equipped Fitness Center. No matter what brings you to San Jose, Costa Rica, our airport hotel's staff can make your visit to our paradise memorable.

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Features
Few hotels in San Jose, Costa Rica offer the wide array of amenities that we do. You'll love the free 24-hour airport shuttle, wireless Internet access and daily breakfast.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 186 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excelente Hotel, ubicacion y servicios Ampliamente recomendable Tarifas accesibles Servicios completos en el corazón de Alajuela Personal ampliamente agradable, servicial Desayuno Americano muy completo y servicio de Lounch para llevar para quienes no tienen tiempo November 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VISITA Muy buena experiencia, lo recomiendo altamente. instalaciones y personal altamente buenos y calificados. November 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service and fiendly staff This is a very nice place to stay especially after your flight or the night before your flight. It has a welcome to Costa Rica attitude. I stay every time I arrive or leave Costa Rica. Great place. November 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by friendly staff They were really friendly. Nice clean room. Had a nice breakfast. November 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Convenient and Comfortable We have stayed at the Holiday Inn Express many times while coming and going from our second home in Costa Rica. It is very convenient to the airport and the shuttle never makes us wait. We are always warmly greeted by the front desk staff. We find the rooms clean and comfortable and the included breakfast delicious. We appreciate the free calls to Canada and the wireless internet. We recommend the Holiday Inn express to all visiting family and friends. November 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Hotel for Business in San Jose, CR I highly recommend this hotel. From the Airport Shuttle staff to the last security guard at the facility. Great Breakfast, fast internet, close to the airport , nice restaurants around the property. The most important is the hotel staff, always ready to make you stay very comfortable. The price is really good for the service that you receive. November 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excelente cercania al aeropuerto Es una opción excelente como hotel de paso, lejos de la ciudad pero cercano al aeropuerto y buen servicio November 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by last night This was our hotel for the last night of our Costa Rica Trip. It is right next to the airport and the shuttle was convenient. The only real issue was there was no place to eat dinner nearby other than a Denny's. We needed to do laundry (after 10 days of hiking) but there is no laundry on site. They arranged for us to be able to do laundry at the hotel next door which was awesome! It was also a couple bucks for unlimited calling to the USA which was nice to be able to call family. November 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nice room but very noisy Got hardly any sleep due to noise inside and outside hotel. But room itself fine and bathroom clean November 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Close to airport The property is Close to the Airport and is ideal for a one night stopover. Rooms are big enough and well equiped (allthough the room was a little bit smelly this time - in contrast to our first stay.) November 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FELICITACIONES LES DESEO LOS MEJORES ÉXITOS EN CADA UNA DE SUS ACTIVIDADES. SIMPLEMENTE ME ENCANTO EL HOTEL SUS INSTALACIONES Y EL PERSONAL TAN AMABLE QUE TIENEN EN ESTE HOTEL. ESPERO SIGAN ASÍ. GRACIAS November 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exellent I travel many times a year to Costa Rica. The staff at this hotel is the best. I don't plan to stay anywhere else when I'm in CR! November 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Disappointed of the front desk staff. They try to charge me $20 plus tax for having my friend in my room for over 30 minutes. November 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best stay near the airport I believe this is the best place to stay if you need a hotel near the airport, specially if you have to leave on an early flight. They even have breakfast baggies in case you leave before the continental breakfast opens at 6am. The only ¨inconvenience¨ I found is that if you log into the wifi, leave the hotel and come back, you have to log in again since it's a web-based log in. But that's a tiny thing compared to all the real and important positives. November 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Holiday in Cost Rica Excellent staff and service. Nice breakfast and business center. October 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Close to airport Shuttle is provided for free. Took us to the airport right away. Front desk person was helpful. Had bag breakfast since we left before breakfast started. October 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderfully friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms We love this hotel. The staff are great and always helpful and friendly. We can pay our exit tax at the front desk upon departure to the airport, which is very convenient. Love that restaurants are within walking distance. October 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by One of the Best Hotel Experiences Ever I can't say enough about the super efficient staff at this hotel!! Our checkin was flawless, got our room immediately. The staff is 1st class all the way!! Some of the friendliest folks on the planet!! Always smiling, always helpful, very attentive and eager to assist!! Rooms were very nice and roomy. Desk for working, nice comfortable beds, nice bathrooms. We've now stayed at this hotel 3 times and will do so again next time we're in Costa Rica!! I can't say enough about the wonderful staff!! They are SUPER FIRST CLASS!!!! October 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great People (ALL THE STAFF) Shuttle service very good, close to all car rental companies (walking distance) ,staff friendly and helpful,we stayed twice on this trip, and will stay again! October 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly staff I am not good at names so I cannot mention any particular person, but it I was always greeted with courtesy and by name any time I approached the lobby area. October 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Home Base This is my third stay at this hotel and I'm never dissappointed. Although I am visiting a foreign country, I feel like I've found a "home base" with all the comforts I would find in a US hotel. However, just outside is a wonderful country to see. The location is a good central hub for day tours and it is right near the airport. October 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Atencion muy excelente a).- Es muy buena la atencion del personal, lo que hace de su estadia en el hotel un buen lugar para visitar b).- El tener las llamadas gratis es muy importante ya que le permite al huesped tener una comunicacion con la familia c).- seria bueno crear paquetes familiares October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CALIDEZ TOTAL El personal de todas la areas del hotel son extremadamente amables lo cual lo hace sentir como en casa. El area del restaurante tienen excelente selección de té y el menú de desayuno es variado dia con dia y de muy buen sabor. Lo recomiendo a todo el mundo quedarse en este Hotel. October 6, 2014
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
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