Central Valley

At an altitude of about 1´100m above sea level proudly sits the Central Valley - the one and true heart of all political and economical interactions of Costa Rica’s contemporary society. The land in the valley is a relatively plain, despite being surrounded by several mountains and volcanoes, and the central mountain range. The region houses almost three quarters of the Costa Rican population, and includes the capital and most populous city SanJosé. It also comprises three of the most important towns: Heredia, Cartago, and Alajuela.

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Colonial

People staying at Hotel Colonial love its perfect location near Central Avenue, museums, theatres and souvenir shops. This hotel was, first of all, a family house built in the early 1900s, therefore, it shows off fine neo-colonial features all around. All in all, this is a cosy little place with a nice pool and cleverly located in the heart of the city.

Included: Breakfast included.

Children Policies: 1 to 2 children under 12 years are free of charge in their parents' room. Breakfast for them is not included and needs to be paid on the spot.

Contact Information: Reception Telephone: + (506) 2223 - 0109

Reservation Policies: A reservation is possible with a maximum of 3 days prior to check-in.

Telephone Swimming Pool Family Friendly Non-smoking Room Bed & Breakfast Fan Internet


Location: This hotel is located in downtown San Jose right behind La Soledad Church and conveniently close to many attractions and souvenir shops.

Our Opinion: Great location, comfortable and nice!



This hotel is a restored neocolonial building nearly a century old, located in the city centre and close to many attractions. You can easily spend the entire day out exploring the city and its surroundings without travelling too far. This hotel is recommendable for private and as well for business travellers, or for first and last nights in the country. The pool offers refreshment after a day of walking in the streets. Attention is fabulous; the staff at Hotel Colonial will definitively make you feel at home.

Rooms:
16 Standard Rooms 1 Suite A total of 17 rooms

Transfer Time:
Transfer about 30 min airport San José (SJO) - Hotel


Standard Room

Standard Room

The rooms are somewhat basic but equipped with all necessary amenities. Ceramic floor tiles and dark wood furniture make for a colonial touch. They are equipped with one or two double beds or a double and a single bed. All rooms have a private bathroom and a ceiling fan, some are even air-conditioned. Maximum occupancy: 3 persons (including child)

Hotel Fleur de Lys

This charming little place is actually a Victorian residence located right in the heart of the city. Warm woods and soft colours intended to create a comfy atmosphere will make you feel at home. The hotel is decorated with local artwork which is a very nice touch. We are certain that you will appreciate their superb location just a short walk from Plaza de la Democracia (lit. Democracy Square), and Museo Nacional (National Museum) and many other city attractions and souvenir shops are within walking distance.


Location: Hotel Fleur de Lys is located in San José downtown, near the church ¨La Soledad¨.

Our Opinion: Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and personalized attention of this little hotel. Due to the fact that the city train passes closely, some train sound has to be faced. However, this is compensated by the very convenient location as the starting point for tours or walks in the city centre.



A cosy place in a historical building that features a bar with a small terrace facing the road, a fine restaurant, and a small-scale lobby area. This is a good starting and finishing hub to your journey around the country. A plus is that free WIFI Internet is offered and that the hotel is positioned in walking distance to shops and markets and sights to see. The hallways are elegant with polished floors and floral arrangements. All rooms are different in style, decoration and size. Instead of numbers, the rooms are named after local flowers. All rooms are strictly non-smoking. It is fair to mention that some of the rooms dont have a window outwards, instead, they face an inside light shaft.

Rooms:
12 Standard 9 Standard Superior 3 Deluxe Balcony 4 Suites 2 Master Suites A total of 30 rooms

Transfer Time:
Transfer about 30 min airport San José (SJO) - Hotel


Standard Superior Room

Standard Superior Room

The Victorian building converted into a hotel is quite angular, which makes the rooms completely different in size. Therefore, some rooms also get daylight only from an indoor patio. The rooms are equipped with a King-size bed, a Queen-size bed or two single beds. The arrangement of the rooms is relatively simple but comfortable for your first and/or last night in the country. Maximum Occupancy: 2 persons

Palma Real Hotel & Casino

The Palma Real Hotel & Casino has the touch of sophistication that you expect from a suburban hotel. Comfortable rooms, a professional atmosphere, a good night's sleep. A highly respectable hotel catering to busy professionals and travellers seeking a place near the city and yet conveniently close to the airport. Palma Real´s staff is commended for their great hospitality and great customer service.

Included: Breakfast not included, needs to be paid on the spot.

Children Policies: 1 to 2 children under 12 years are free of charge in their parents' room. Breakfast for them is not included and needs to be paid on the spot.

Contact Information: Reception Telephone: + (506) 2290 - 5060

Reservation Policies: A reservation in advance is not possible; please check availability directly at the front desk.

Mini-bar Telephone Meeting room Gym Sustainable TV Safety box Business Hotel Restaurant Family Friendly Air condition Bar Non-smoking Room Business center Coffee Maker Souvenir Shop WiFi Internet Internet


Location: The Hotel Palma Real is located north of the Sabana Park in a high-class district, surrounded by apartment houses, business buildings, restaurants and a few shops. You can take a taxi or walk to San José´s main attractions.

Our Opinion: Good value for money, this is a small cosy hotel where the homely ambience, personalized service and 'can do' approach will make you feel at ease at all times. Ideal location in a quiet area!



This is a standard business multinational hotel with a touch of class. You can expect comfortable, clean and warm rooms, facilities and restaurants. There is also a little bar in the lobby with live music every night. The rooms are very well presented and even have a large business-sized desk. All rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated, you will appreciate the beautiful wood floor. After a long day of touring around and hanging out at night, you will be very glad to come back to the cosy accommodations at Palma Real Hotel & Casino.

Rooms:
63 Standard 4 Suites 1 Master Suite A total of 68 rooms

Transfer Time:
Transfer about 20 min airport San José (SJO) - Hotel


Standard Room

Standard Room

These rooms are very well presented and even have a large business-sized desk. All rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated and equipped with a King-size or two Queen-size beds. After a long day of touring around and hanging out at night, you will be very glad to come back to the cosy accommodations at Palma Real Hotel & Casino. Maximum occupancy: 4 persons (including children)

Tryp San Jose La Sabana

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Innovative elegance and the comfort of a city hotel in direct proximity to a beautiful park! The 9-storey Tryp chain hotel is situated a mere 15-minute walk from the main sights of the city centre and offers modern travellers an elegant ambience. Behind the hotel building lies the bustling Paseo Colón with its numerous shops and restaurants. The nearby Sabana Park features sports grounds, a small lake and many trails.

Included: Breakfast not included, needs to be paid on the spot.

Children Policies: 1 to 2 children under 12 years are free of charge in their parents' room. Breakfast for them is not included and needs to be paid on the spot.

Contact Information: Reception Telephone: + (506) 2547 - 2324 / 2547 - 2323

Reservation Policies: A reservation is possible with a maximum of 3 days prior to check-in.

Meeting room Sustainable Business Hotel Restaurant Family Friendly Parking Bar Non-smoking Room Business center Computer Stations Fitness center Internet


Location: The hotel is located near Paseo Colón on Avenida 3 between Street 38 and Street 40. The Sabana Park is only 100 m away and the city centre can be reached within a 15 to 20-minute walk.

Our Opinion: This comfortable and innovative city hotel close to Paseo Colón offers direct proximity to the museums and sights of the city centre as well as peace and serenity in the neighbouring Sabana Park.



The Tryp hotel chain, with branches in Europe and America, creates an innovative and comfortable ambience, blended with elegance and a hint of luxury, in this 9-storey hotel in Sabana, a mere 10 minutes walking from the city centre. Panorama windows and innovative designer furniture in black, white and red create a sense of charm and distinction in the lobby area, the Gastro Bar and the conference rooms. The restaurant serves Costa Rican specialities as well as Mediterranean tapas. The rooms and suites are found between the 5th and the 9th floor and many offer a stunning view of the Sabana Park and the Central Valley. A fitness centre and souvenir shop are also featured in the hotel. In direct proximity, there are two ATM machines. The Sabana Park, the national stadium, the central market and countless museums and shopping opportunities can all be reached within 5 to 15 minutes walking.

Rooms:
85 Standard 4 Premium King 12 Premium Double 2 Family Suites 1 Fitness Suite A total of 104 rooms

Transfer Time:
Transfer about 20 min airport San José (SJO) - Hotel


Standard Room

Standard Room

These rooms are found between the 5th and 9th floors and stand out with contemporary elegance and unique decorative elements and have two double beds. The rooms facing south have a magnificent view of Sabana Park. All other rooms oversee the surrounding area of the beloved Paseo Colón. Grey, dark brown and white colour tones, wooden furniture, carpeted floors, and the gentle lighting create an ambience of modern elegance. Maximum Occupancy: 4 persons (including children)

Dunn Inn

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A small jewel in the middle of San José downtown. This small and authentic hotel is situated in a mansion from the year of 1929 and is immersed in San José at walking distance from many attractions, art galleries and urban famous restaurants. Due to the cosy rooms and the charming restaurant, this is a place with a home-feeling style.

Included: Breakfast not included, needs to be paid on the spot.

Children Policies: Children's expenses for overnight and breakfast need to be paid directly on the spot.

Contact Information: Reception Telephone: + (506) 2222 - 3232

Reservation Policies: A reservation is possible with a maximum of 3 days prior to check-in.

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Location: This hotel is located right in the heart of the city, close to museums and art galleries.

Our Opinion: The friendly atmosphere and personalised attention are just some of the ingredients that help us make sure that you will enjoy your stay. This hotel is actually a good stopping off base for a touring holiday. It is very convenient for walking to the centre of San Jose, reasonably comfortable and has a well-disposed small hotel ambience.



The Hotel Dunn Inn is conveniently located in the desirable upscale and convenient historic neighbourhood of Barrio Amón. This Costa Rican hotel is only steps from downtown, museums, the National Theater, souvenir shops, the central market, commercial centres, banks and the continuous nightlife that the city is famous for. The guest rooms have indigenous BriBri Indian names, they are attractively decorated with warm, rich woods, original brick, hand-painted native artwork, and colourful quilts.

Rooms:
7 Standard 16 Deluxe 3 Junior Suites 2 Presidential Suites A total of 28 rooms

Transfer Time:
Transfer about 45 min airport San José (SJO) - Hotel


Standard Room

Standard Room

Your first feeling will be like you are getting back home into a warm place. Every room is equipped with a Queen-size bed, is unique and has the remembrance of the ancient San José with modern needs. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults

Paseo de las Damas Hotel by Sleep Inn

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The Hotel Sleep Inn is located on "Paseo de las Damas", the first avenue with street lights in Latin America, close to España Park. It is conveniently located to explore the centre of San José on foot; you find yourself also very close to many attractions like theatres, museums and restaurants. From here, you can also easily leave San José towards the East (Cartago, Orosi) or North (Braulio Carrillo National Park).

Included: Continental Breakfast is included.

Children Policies: 1 to 2 children under 12 years are free of charge in their parents' room. Breakfast for them is included.

Contact Information: Reception Telephone: + (506) 2521 - 6500

Reservation Policies: A reservation is possible with a maximum of 3 days prior to check-in.

Sustainable Tour desk Events & Conventions Hall Business Hotel Restaurant Family Friendly Parking Spa Bar Non-smoking Room Business center Souvenir Shop Coffee Bar


Location: The hotel is located in the centre of San José at Paseo de las Damas.

Our Opinion: This hotel is especially recommended because of its good quality-price relation, its convenient location and its comfortable and nice rooms. You can enjoy the first or last night in a nice ambience, only a few minutes on foot from the main attractions downtown.



The biggest advantage of this hotel is its excellent location that allows guests to reach the National Theatre, the Gold Museum, or the Jade Museum within a short walk. This is also convenient for nightly excursions. The hotel is situated in a contemporary-style building that, in spite of the central location, inspires quietness and a feeling of security. The hotel restaurant offers international cuisine, as well as a 24-hours room service. A casino and a sports bar complete the services of the hotel, and a well-equipped gym near the main lobby invites guests to exercise a bit. The excellent quality-price relation apart of tourists also attracts business travellers. Due to its size, the hotel is recommended also for groups. The 24-hours business centre offers free internet and two computers to use. The hotel offers 86 contemporary decorated rooms, all comfortable and renewed. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. The environmental practices of this hotel are certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute with level 4 (from 5 possible), guaranteeing that your stay will leave a minimal environmental footprint.

Rooms:
82 Standard Rooms 4 Mini Suites A total of 86 rooms

Transfer Time:
Transfer about 40 min airport San José (SJO) - Hotel


Standard Room

Standard Room

The tastefully decorated Standard Rooms are characterized by their comfort and a quiet environment. The offer many amenities, are equipped with either a King-size or two Queen-size beds and feature a private bathroom. Some of them offer a lovely view to the España Park. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children

City Express

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City Express San José Aeropuerto is located about 15 minutes driving from San José Juan Santamaría International Airport. The property offers free private parking and a gym. Facilities: Free wifi, Breakfast included, Air conditioning, Dry cleaning and laundry service, Near city, Room service, Suitable for children, No restaurant, Transport from / to airport - hotel, Gym, No smoking hotel, Pets are not allowed, Computer room, Conference rooms, Daily cleaning, Reception open 24 hours, coffee or tea in public areas.

Included: Buffet breakfast included.

Children Policies: 1 to 2 children from 0 to 11.99 years are free of charge in their parents' room. Breakfast for them is included.

Contact Information: Reception Telephone: 2209 - 2302

Reservation Policies: A reservation is possible with a maximum of 3 days prior to check-in.

Non-smoking Room


Location: San José (SJO - Juan Santamaría International Airport): 15 minutes by car. San José (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.): 14 minutes by car. Pavas de San José Station: 9 minutes by car. Station Controller in San José: 10 minutes by car.

Our Opinion: This hotel has great location to stay close to the airport. By walking distance you can visit the Shopping Mall Plaza Real Cariari, where you also have different options to shop and eat.



Next to the City Express San José Aeropuerto is the Country Club Cariari. The hotel is located on the motorway between San José and the airport. The city center is a 15-minute drive away.

Rooms:
60 Standard Rooms with 1 Queen bed 64 Standard Rooms with 2 Double beds 5 Handicap Rooms 5 Superior Rooms 134 Rooms in total

Transfer Time:
Approximately 15 minutes from San Jose.


Standard Room

Standard Room

This modern, air-conditioned room features a queen-size bed or 2 double beds, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen cable TV, a desk and a direct-dial telephone. The modern bathroom comes with a hairdryer and toiletries. Facilities: Shower Telephone - Air conditioning - Hairdryer - Desk - Free toiletries - Toilet - Private bathroom - Heating - Cable channels - Carpeted Floor - Flat-screen TV - Tile / Marble floor - Wake-up service - Wardrobe- City view

Brilla Sol Hotel

This hotel is located very close to Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO) outside of San José, far away from the bustle of the city. It counts with two floors for the guest rooms that have a nice view of the garden and a small balcony. There are green areas and a parking lot.

Included: Typical breakfast included

Children Policies: Children up to 4 years free of charge in the room with their parents, including breakfast. Children up from 5 years count as adults.

Contact Information: 2442-5129 / 2430-5878 / 2441-0519 info@hotelbrillasol.com

Reservation Policies: Reservation possible maximum 3 days before arrival.

Restaurant Parking Spa Non-smoking Room


Location: Located about 4 km from the international airport SJO, in El Roble de Alajuela.

Our Opinion: A very practical place for your first and last night, due to the proximity to the airport.



The hotel counts with a pool, green areas, a restaurant and a spa, as well as parking.

Rooms:
15 Standard A total of 15 rooms

Transfer Time:
Transfer about 10 min Alajuela - Hotel Transfer about 40 min San José - Hotel


Standard Room

Standard Room

The comfortable and spacious rooms are located in a two-storey building. From the balcony, you can enjoy a nice view of the garden.

Heredia

Alajuela

San Jose


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