$73 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 27, 2015 Check-out: Mar 30, 2015

Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

3 stars
View map of 3rd Km General Canas Hwy, La Uruca, San Jose,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
68 reviews
family trip

excellent... had 2 adjoining rooms. was great to have my grand daughter be able to have space of... See full review

  • Mitchell Z.
  • Feb 15, 2015
Good stay

It was a good hotel having the standards of the brandname. See full review

  • Miguel G.
  • Jan 5, 2015
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, and Wi-Fi access. Shuttle service is on offer for a fee. Business travelers can find a business center and small meeting rooms.

Highlights
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • 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.


Shuttle service (at cost) runs every 30 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)
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
Policies and Fees
  • Outbound shuttle service fare is $8 USD per person. The shuttle service is available from 4:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM, every 30 minutes.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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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 Tapas Bar
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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (68)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
68 out of 68
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4
Location:
3.8
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
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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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Edwin Morales
Business
San Jose Irazu
Jul 7, 2012

Good stay will recomend

Very good for the price. Breakfast was excellent at dennys and the 24 hrs coffee and happy hour is a plus. Also I like the free international call to keep contact with family . Good TV channels and front desk personnel were very helpful in everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Stevensgirl
Business
Florida, USA
Jun 24, 2012

BW SJO

Overall BW was not bad. Good location, nice room if you get a newly renovated one. staff was terrible, rude and not helpful. Beware of that free breakfast special┬Ę: It is a preselected tiny portion at Denys.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Nuestra Tierra had the best meal in town. Kind of pricey but worth it.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nikita S.
Business
San Jose
May 24, 2012

Great Place

The hotel staff was great here, and the hotel is beautiful. For the price you get a lot more than you would expect. The internet works best after the second room on the interior side. The free breakfast was at the hotel restaurant, aka Dennys, hahahaha, and its a weird litte menu but whatever. Besides that, the only other food within walking distance is the Subway on the other side of the street. For those who do not know, Costa Rica is expensive, and we paid 8 bucks per sandwich at Subway, and that was for a six inch ham!!!!! So if you want anything at a decent price you need to go somewhere Costa Rican, and all of those places are a taxi ride away. The Gray Line Tour to Arenal Volcano that leaves from the hotel is awesome, especially if you had our guide Gaston. Overall, the hotel quality is there, and I would stay there again :D

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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
Abuelo Jimmy
Business
Tennessee
Mar 30, 2012

Visit Family

Enjoyed my stay and will stay there again when I return to Costa Rica

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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
K'ur
Business
United States
Mar 28, 2012

Overall pretty decent hotel

Good hotel if you care about convenience. I.e proximity from the airport, airport shuttle, 24hrs taxi service at the hotel, 24hrs restaurant and other standard hotel facilities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LivinEasy
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Mar 25, 2012

my second time

I've been to Costa Rica twice for "dental tourism" and stayed at this Best Western both times. The pool is beautiful. I've never had a problem and would go back again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chris J
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Feb 18, 2012

First trip to Costa Rica

Overall, the hotel was very good. We had free international calls, free breakfast every morning and free shuttle to and from the airport. The hotel staff was also very nice and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't remember the name but it was a Chinese restaurant down the street by the supermarket. It was fantastic!

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rusigrl
Business
Seattle, WA, USA
Dec 7, 2011

Great value

The room was clean, and had a great view of the garden and pool. The staff is very friendly and even put a refrigerator in our room for storing medicines. The hotel has a free shuttle to and from the airport, and also free drinks during happy hour!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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