Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 125
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GuestfromChicago77 Beautiful Hotel, near Multiplaza Mall, cold swimming pool
The Real Intercontinental is a beautiful hotel with comfortable beds and rooms. There is a nice spa with steam room and sauna. Gym is nice. Four great restaurants on site with great chefs. 24 hour restaurant allows you to eat if you arrive on late flight. Very friendly and professional staff.
The hotel is conveniently located across the street from Multiplaza Mall, and the hotel provides a free shuttle from hotel to the mall. Everything very nice, except the pool was too cold to swim in. The hotel would be almost perfect if they would heat the pool in the wintertime. It is too cold to enjoy swimming in the pool. The pool is not a lap pool, either, but it's a pool in the center of the courtyard in full view of all restaurants, which is somewhat uncomfortable as you feel like you are on display. A warm lap pool in a slightly setback location would be nice!
Almost everything is very nice with this hotel, and I highly recommend it unless you want to go swimming in wintertime, in which case the cold pool will not be fun. I moved over to another hotel for a few days for the sole reason of staying in a hotel with a warmer pool.
19 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by paulaI23 Excellent amenities and unparalleled service
Loved my stay at this InterContinental hotel! I checked into a fabulous room with spa-like bathroom at the Tower. The overall service was fantastic and Fernando the Concierge gave us great tips about the city and tours. The bellman Jonathan was very helpful and professional especially since, as an international traveler, I had a situation with my passport early one morning in the city of San Jose and he helped us quickly resolve it. Thank you! The hotel's restaurants are fantastic especially the ambiance at The Market. And at their steakhouse where we had a very enjoyable evening with great food, service and knowledgeable staff. Loved the bar with live music and Oscar with his drink suggestions. I would definitely stay here again --- highly recommended!
11 December 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Steadfast1098 Noisy
I stayed at the Intercontinental Multi Plaza during the dates of Dec 3-7. I was awakened 3 of the 4 mornings by LOUD construction work right outside of my window. I could understand if the work was done during the day when most people are out of the room. However this work started somewhere around 5:30 a.m. I was not able to sleep or even enjoy my room at lunchtime because the work continued all day. I would suggest in the future in you know that there is work to be done, please think of your guests who are paying to rest there.
10 December 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Benefits for Platinum members
During my stay I was surprised that Intercontinental did not offer complimentary fruit basket on arrival , free water bottles in room.
These 2 benefits are very common in any Priority hotel was not provided at San Jose.
05 December 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MASC Hotel en Costa Rica es un desastre
No se como comenzar a describir lo mal que anda ese hotel. Creo que el 80% de las veces que me hospedo alli me tienen que cambiar de habitacion o hay un problema. Abarca desde reservaciones equivocadas (dos camas en vez de una), cobros extremadamente erroneos, algo no funciona en la habitacion, etc. En esta ultima ocasion el agua en mi tina y lavamanos salia cafe. Era lodo. Despues de insistir y pelear me cambiaron de habitacion en la tarde a pesar de no tener donde banarme. Encima de eso, suponian mover mis maletas, lo cual no hicieron, si no que estuvieron perdidas por horas. Su personal no sabe extender cortesias y no tienen verguenza. A pesar de ser alguien que llega con bastante frecuencia, siempre me dan las peores habitaciones y en CADA ocasion tengo que darles me numero de rewards para que lo ingresen por decima vez al sistema. Obviamente, no me extranaria que no me dan los puntos ni por la mitad de las veces que me hospedo con ustedes. Todo el personal actua como que es su primer dia de trabajo, y no hay nadie tomando cargo o responsabilidad por errores. Para alguien que viaje 30-40 semanas del anio esto es inaceptable, y esperaria que manejen sus hoteles con mas profesionalismo
24 November 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fndo63 Great Service
The personnel at this hotel are amazing. They are very courteous, friendly and helpful. The strive to satisfy my needs and they go above and beyond.
I must reference the staff at the tower front desk, concierge and valet. Room service personnel are also commendable
The only complain I have is with the room service food. I believe they should be more flexible when it comes to special diets and customizing the food. They are at times too rigid and inflexible to understand my dietary needs
01 November 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cojarbi Spectacular Hotel
Really this is a spectacular hotel in San Jose. This is my second time in the city and this is by far a much better proper tie that the one i stayed before.
Room is vary spacious and bed/linen incredible.
Only had breakfast and i must say the variety was amazing. Also was told by other friends staying also that room service food was also very good.
If it wasn't for a very disgusting situation in the bathroom, this could have being a perfect stay.
30 October 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bracken48 Amazingly friendly staff, Floribeth, Noellia, Especially Oscar. Comfortable bed, Fantastic service.
We enjoyed every moment with you. This was our second time at this hotel, and we loved every minute staying here. The food was fantastic, thanks to the wonderful gifted chefs producing such neutricious & high standard meals & resturant staff working hard in order for the food to reach us hot and fresh. They always had a welcoming smile.
We couldn't fault the cleaning staff, they appeared so happy in their work. The hotel was spotless. They were so friendly too
The bellboys/porters were so helpfull with luggage & shopping as we got in and out of cabs. Always having a friendly smile on their faces. They went out of their way to speak our language.
The staff on the front desk were friendly too. Very helpful and extremely polite.
27 October 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Peruguayo Nice experience
Everything ok, but bathroom. Good restaurant selection on premisses
05 October 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JEAN0509 Sin frutas ni agua
Aunque iba en viaje de trabajo, la estadía fue muy buena. Sin embargo, no coloco excelente en todos los aspectos porque aunque mi reserva tenía mi número de IHG rewards previo a mi llegada, aparentemente no estaba señalada como Ambassador. Me dieron una habitación en la torre ejecutiva, sin embargo, y aunque me dijeron que "disculpara" y que me enviarían el agua y la fruta a la habitación, en los 3 días nunca llegó. Adicional, recomiendo que le recuerden los beneficios de Ambassador al realizar check-in [a mí no me lo recordaron] y así uno poder asegurarse de utilizar o no de estos beneficios.
De todos modos, es un hotel muy lindo y confortable pero pueden mejorar para quienes somos Ambassador.
01 October 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aldo64 Confortable Bed and Great Service
Comfortable beds and great service and very professional staff.
23 September 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by smelted11 5 star all the way!!
Fantastic stay for a week. Bed was best ever!!!. My room was quiet, comfortable, and spotless. Staff was considerate and helpful. Loved the walkway to the mall. Some of the warmest swimming pools I ever enjoyed.
13 September 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Arno60 Bathroom
I always enjoy my stay at this hotel, but this time I was not told that a handicapped room (bathroom) was given to me. Unfortunately I found it out late at night when I decided to take a shower, by them I already unpacked all of my things (and it was too late t night). The shower after it is used flooded the toilet area so it was not accessible, unless I want to get wet. Other that that, the rest was good as usual.
03 September 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cathy0805 Excellent as always but....
Real Intercontinental is the one and only hotel that I stay when I am in San Jose! The Club a tower offers an exceptional value for all the extras that you receive! Staff is super friendly and curious!
Just this time around, I must have eaten something not so good and got the stomach but! I had it the entire time of my visit plus a few days after!
31 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JulioR Great Stay
This hotel is an excellent option to stay in San Jose. Well located with excellent amenities and environment.
23 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by andyb80 Great experience
Nice and comfortable, helpful staff.
The parking lot was kind of messy though, valet parking or some other organizational strategy should be sought.
16 August 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sfe4964 Not so great
Choose another place - they didn't even give points or miles as this isn't a great place.
15 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chperu Great value for the quality
Every time I come to San Jose, I always stay at this Hotel. The fact that I belong to the ambassador club makes a big difference. Service is very good and staff friendly. Great spa and very good quality and comfort of rooms. Great restaurants.
14 August 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by VisitorNYC Nice hotel but issues with Front Desk Staff
This hotel is a quite nice one with very nice rooms, on-site restaurants and a very good leasure area. Unfortunately, the front-desk staff is not well trainned: I had an awful experience myself. I needed my room key to be re-programmed (and in a rush)... I had to wait for about 20 minutes on the same line as people doing check-out, as the front desk employees would not take care of my key need (a 10-second task) if I was not on the same line as everybody else, and they have only one line for all people.... And for the premium price I paid vs. other hotels in San Jose, I'd expect a decent service (at least). I will not come back to this hotel again.
14 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AFCC Confortable rooms, great gym
I travel frequently to CR and I always stay in the Intercontinental in spite of having friends who offer me their hospitality.
What makes a big difference to me is the access to a good gym. The Intercontinental has that and more, with state of the art equipment, sauna and steam rooms.
The bedrooms at the Club level are spacious, and the staff very attentive.
13 August 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by simcoron Very nice, but parking is becoming difficult
One of my favorite IHG properties, consistent quality and service. However, the hotel is also popular for meetings and social events. Several times I have had to ask for assistance to find a parking spot. Most recently a large wedding consumed all spaces. I was told to go to valet parking, who insisted I pay the valet parking fee. Parking accommodations should be made for registered guests .
10 August 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck25 25th Wedding Anniversary
We recently returned from Costa Rica , celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary.
I've been a frequent visitor to Costa Rica for many years, and could not think of a better hotel in San Jose.
The staff as usual was excellent, the rooms super clean and comfortable.
Although there are many new hotels that have recently opened in Escazu, none compare to the Real San Jose. Simply the best!
23 July 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by domjbs Excellent Service & Beautiful Facilities
Was there on a business trip from the US and had a major problem with a delivery. The staff worked extremely hard to get it corrected and were very friendly and attentive.
My biggest regret was not getting to use the pool - beautiful!
22 July 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Dropped the ball with the mini bar service
I am a frequent client of this venue. I love the rooms, the facilities, mostly the SPA. The staff is friendly and attentive. However during my last visit, I took a suite and was there for 16 nights. During those 16 days the mini-bar was refilled only ONE TIME. I called frequently asking my mini-bar to be refilled, with no luck. They put up the excuse that the "do not disturb sign" was on the door. This was merely an excuse, if not, how come the housekeeper was able to fix the room every single day?
Besides this, you have to do something with the TV entertainment system. It is not the same as other IHG hotels, you have to settle for local TV, and the movie channels are mostly in Spanish.
29 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Crock Crock
Everything was wonderful. Especially the beds, there the best I have ever experienced.
23 June 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Denise21 This wasnt an Intercontinental averages stay
Hello, I am a Gold Ambassador member and I hate to mention that this stay in Costa Rica was really challenging:
Air conditioner temp timer didnt work, could not be fixed
TV remote broken
Room courtain fell
Towels with holes
Bed sheets with spots
Bathroom mirror with burned lamps
Did not get this time my ambassador amenity
I reported all this to the hotel personnel, some got fixed and some did not.
The last morning I stayed, it appears that the maid got mad after my complaints and moved the shower to point directly at me when I openned the door, I did not notice this. I decided to turn the water on to let the water get warm a little bit before entering the shower, but instead, the shower got me soaking wet still withbmy pajamas on and fhe bathroom got floaded. Terrible. I also reported this to the hotel personnel.
14 June 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Camilo Bad hotel /extremely overpriced
This is probably the best option you have in SJO and is one of the worst hotels i've stayed in. Rains and internet is gone, no decent explanation from staff and you are on your own.
Main restaurant service on the lowest end too.
Room smells like humid, toilet won't flush.
05 June 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anemont Here for business
The Internet services at the executive tower is very poor. I'm often in San Jose on business and it is frustrating that the Internet connection is so bad. I could not work from my room
27 April 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AZAR POOR BREAKFAST
The breakfast at the new tower is extremely mediocre. I regret accepting the upgrade proposal, since the breakfast at The Market is much better.
24 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobertCR35 Take advantage of the best weekend rate
I stayed 1 night on weekend taking advantage of the best weekend rate. Even though I booked a room in the Executive Floor, I was gladly surprised when I checked in since I got a Junior Suite as part of the benefits of my Gold Ambassador membership.
The room had a very spacious living room with a sofa and 2 chairs. The bedroom was separated by a 2 doors and the bathroom was really beautiful. It had a tub, 2 lavatories, and a separate shower. Tha bathroom area was spacious and with a very pleasant interior design.
Additionally, I received a 60-min massage as part of the rate which was extremely relaxing. Simple but very effective.
There's just one thing I particularly dislike about this hotel. The swimming pool is part of the view of all the restaurants, which could be a bit uncomfortable to enjoy since many executives or families go to dine to this hotel regardless they are not staying at this hotel. This is the reason why I rated with 4 stars in Room and Comfort category.
The mall in front of the hotel is very big. Prices are high though.
12 April 2013