$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 20, 2014 Check-out: Nov 23, 2014

Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

3 stars
3rd Km General Canas Hwy, La Uruca, San Jose,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
66 reviews
Great hotel

The rooms were clean and spacious. It has a pool, hot tub, gym, internet access and a tour... See full review

  • tfpilgrim
  • May 13, 2013
Clean and comfortable

We stayed here 3 nights and enjoyed our stay. They had a hotel restaurant, a Denny's restaurant... See full review

  • Redbeard52
  • Sep 20, 2014
Budget-friendly rates and free breakfast at San Jose hotel

Located minutes from downtown San Jose and the airport, the Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino has a central location along the Pac American Highway. Free parking at the Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino makes it easy to have a car and explore San Jose attractions like the National Museum and the Simon Bolivar Zoo. Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino guests receive free amenities like continental breakfast, Wi-Fi access, and airport shuttle. Business travelers can find a business center and small meeting rooms.

Highlights
  • Free airport shuttle
  • On-site restaurant, bar and casino
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas and guest rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts
Rooms

The Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino offers 80 comfortable guest rooms with a standard set of amenities and private bathrooms with bathtubs. Accommodations come with either single king-size beds or two double beds, and some have balconies with pool views. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi Internet access, cable TV, air conditioning, telephones with voicemail and safe boxes.

Features

The Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino boasts beautifully landscaped garden areas where guests can relax at the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi or play a game of tennis on the hotel courts. The hotel also offers massage services, an on-site fitness center and a steam room. Guests can start each day with a complimentary breakfast, and the hotel has on-site restaurants serving meals throughout the day. La Cantina Bar and the Concorde Casino offer drinks and evening entertainment.

 

A free airport shuttle runs every 20 minutes, and the hotel has a business center with free Wi-Fi Internet access, copy and fax services, and computers. Event groups can find small meeting rooms.

Transportation
  • Coca Cola Bus Station (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (8.6 mi/13.8 km)
  • Free airport shuttle
Attractions
  • Central Market (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • National Theater (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Pre-Colombian Gold Museum (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • National Museum (3.4 mi/5.4 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (27.9 mi/44.8 km)
Business
  • Meeting rooms for up to 150 guests
  • Business center
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access

Hotel Map

9.9516 -84.1087
Area served
La Uruca, San Jose.
Nearby airports
Juan Santamaria International Airport - SJO.
Area description
The Best Western is located just 5 minutes away from downtown San Jose, and 15 minutes away from the international airport.

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Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino Rooms

Standard Guestroom
1 Double / 1 Twin. Guestroom amenities: free Internet access & cable TV, A/C, bathtub, telephone with voicemail, safety box, and room service.
Unlimited international calls ( $1.99 Per Night )
Premier Guestroom
1 King bed or 2 Double beds. Guestroom amenities: free Internet access & cable TV, A/C, bathtub, telephone with voicemail, safety box, hairdryer, coffee maker, and room service.
Unlimited international calls ( $1.99 Per Night )
Premier Plus
Two double beds, Flat screen TV, Pool view, Non smoking and Balcony
Unlimited international calls ( $1.99 Per Night )
Standard Room
Standard Room Two double beds or One king bed.
free wireless internet.
CRT TV, telephone with voicemail
Bathtub
Hairdryer
Safe deposit box
Unlimited international calls ($4.99 per day).
Breakfast included.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Casino
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 1.3 mi
  • Correos de Costa Rica: 1.5 mi
  • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 1.7 mi
  • Museo de los Ninos: 2.1 mi
  • Central Park (Parque Central): 2.4 mi
  • El Pueblo: 2.4 mi
  • Plaza de la Cultura: 2.5 mi
  • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 2.5 mi
  • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 2.5 mi
  • National Theater: 2.5 mi
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 2.6 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 2.6 mi
  • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 2.6 mi
  • Parque Espana: 2.6 mi
  • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 2.9 mi
  • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 1.3 mi
  • Correos de Costa Rica: 1.5 mi
  • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 1.7 mi
  • Museo de los Ninos: 2.1 mi
  • Central Park (Parque Central): 2.4 mi
  • El Pueblo: 2.4 mi
  • Plaza de la Cultura: 2.5 mi
  • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 2.5 mi
  • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 2.5 mi
  • National Theater: 2.5 mi
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 2.6 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 2.6 mi
  • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 2.6 mi
  • Parque Espana: 2.6 mi
  • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 2.9 mi
  • Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ): 17.4 mi
  • Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo: 17.9 mi
  • Chirripo National Park: 53.1 mi

Dining

Sangria
This tapas bar specializes in fusion cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare.
Denny's Restaurant
From the popular American family dining chain, the Denny's at the Irazu offers its diner menu 24 hours a day.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1400

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (66)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
66 out of 66
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.8
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
tfpilgrim
Business
Spokane,Wa
May 13, 2013

Great hotel

The rooms were clean and spacious. It has a pool, hot tub, gym, internet access and a tour reservation desk with a person staffing it during the day. The rooms had a small safe for documents and valuables. It was near everything but not in the congestion of town. There is a Denny's right next door for the free breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Andrea247
Business
Nashville, TN
Apr 3, 2013

Family Trip

The experience at this hotel was good. The conveinence of the Denny's restuarant was great. The breakfast was included, but there was only 5 options to choose from on the menu. The location is terrible due to everything being about an hour away. In the hotel, there is an event coordination place in case you did not plan out your trip that was helpful. My family and I visited the San Jose tour which was not worth the money, The Rainforest was interesting if you like trees (thats all thats there, no animals), and the Butterfly Farm which was also not worth the money. We didnt get to do it but the 3 in 1 option covers most of he above activities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

See the beach, the one thing that we regretted due to time and thinking there was other things to see within the country. Also pay airport tax at hotel. Saves time and stress at airport when departing.

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Deeptoad
Business
Clearwater, FL
Mar 28, 2013

Excellent staff

Very accommodating and helpful in every way. The hotel is clean and comfortable and close to plenty of things to do in San Jose. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Do not miss Mac's American. It's a bar and grill in San Jose that serves one heck of a burger and is run by the coolest people in town.

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lalak
Business
Orlando, FL
Jan 30, 2013

great experience

I was only there for a night but the staff was super friendly and very helpful at pointing me in the right direction. Room was clean and didn't have any noise issues. Free internet and free long distance calls was really nice as well. Definitely recommend if you need a place in San Jose!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sacramento area traveler
Business
Elk Grove, CA
Jan 8, 2013

Warm weather getaway

Nice hotel. We stayed for 5 nights at New Year's. The Denny's restaurant (the hotel offers free breakfast there) that is at this hotel is also very convenient. There is also a casino at this hotel which is nice. The staff is nice and the hotel is clean. They provide an airport shuttle for free which is also a benefit. Would consider staying there again if we ever go back to Costa Rica

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
deacon rich
Business
maine
Jan 4, 2013

san jose

hot tub was good and easy access to the airport. also a good restaurant nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Family Guy PSL FL
Business
Port St Lucie, FL, USA
Jan 1, 2013

Real Person Review

Solid Hotel. This is my second stay. The best parts are the Casino, proximity to Subway & Dennys (attached), and FREE calls to the USA and Canada. The FREE Happy Hour is pretty good as well. Solid hotel. Far enough from being considered elite, but definitely is family worthy and a very good hotel. 3.5-4 Star.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

DO NOT CHANGE YOUR MONEY AT THE AIRPORT OR HOTEL. You will get less money at both places. Practically all of Costa Rica exchange at 500 Colones to 1 dolar. The airport is 440 to 1. The hotel is 490 to 1. Just use cash and exchange where you will get at least the 500 to 1.

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bill Messinger
Business
Nashua, NH
Nov 5, 2012

Vacation & Business

Very Comfortable. Nice to have a Casino on the property.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Seafood

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chavez y Travis
Business
San Jose, Costa Rica
Aug 2, 2012

Eh

If the rooms matched the exterior things would have been fine. I was afraid to walk on the carpet as it was old and old hotel carpet is never good. The TV did not function. I was not there to watch TV but trying to gain a bit of news or kill a bit of time was not accomplished by the non-working tv. The Denny's connected to the restaurant is the most expensive Denny;s in the world with the same terrible food. 15$ for one person to have a very average meal. You could easily hit 23$ there if you add a side to your meal. The staff was awesome, the masseuse Maricela was amazing, the bar is free from 5-6. Guests are not allowed which is not made clear until you are there. Nothing decent within walking distance for tourists but its only a 3k ceintos (6$) cab ride to downtown. Cabbies are all pretty honest, as the people of Costa Rica generally are. Not a bad place but again not really anything to write home about either. Not a "vacation" hotel unless its a place to stay a night or two coming or leaving San Jose while on your vacation,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Small grocery store a 2 minute walk. Post office close by.

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Stevensgirl
Business
Florida, USA
Jul 10, 2012

BW irazu

Rude staff. Room clean and nice and renovated. Located near downtown. Would stay there for the value but non caring staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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