$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

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 68
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.8

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Connie environmentalist
Business
Dallas, Texas, USA
Oct 14, 2013

Better for someone who doesn't have a priority to see Costa Rica or San Jose.

Having to go to Denny's for breakfast was a negative. I had an early flight and did not want to go to another building and place an order for my meal. Also, I did not use any of the special facilities offered, i.e. the outdoors hot tub or the casino. There were other good hotels closer to the airport, that I would chose next time.

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

Business

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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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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
yogitraveler
Business
New York, NY, USA
Aug 27, 2011

basic accomodations

Decent hotel, but a bit pricey for the location and accomodations. The location is not great, but fairly easy to get to the airport. The breakfast is at denny's, and there are limited other food options. Free internet in the rooms and free access to computers and printeres is a really nice feature. Also a gym and pool.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Toa Baja, PR
Jul 12, 2011

Excellent choice

My experience at the hotel was awesome...I like that have internet room, Denny's restaurant,pool, a place to enjoy in the night like La Cantina and like more the free international and national calls..The staff is really fantastic...Is the best choice that I made

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
PARKER CO
May 5, 2011

IT WAS A GREAT CHOICE

I TOOK TOURS FROM THE HOTEL EVERY DAY. THE GRAY LINE REP WAS GREAT HELPING ME SET UP THE TOURS. IT IS A EXCELLENT HOTEL AND WILL REFER OTHERS TO DO SO.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The Griswald Family
Business
Chicago and Guanacaste
Oct 4, 2010

Good Compromise

I stayed at this hotel for 3 days while completing some business in San Jose for a property I am selling. It is one of the few American-style hotels in SJ, which means the rooms are large, the floors are level and there are no bars on the windows. The showers have real pressure and alot of hot water. You can flush your toilet paper IN the toilet and not in a lttle garbage can under the sink. These are not things that someone can take for granted in Costa Rica. It is convenient to SJ and they offer a free airport shuttle (a $20 savings on cab fare.) The maids do an excellent job of cleaning the rooms daily and they are very honest. I left valuable items in my room and never had any problem. (Something else you can't take for granted down here.) The pool and patio is gorgeous. The coin operated laundry is a great convenience. The negatives are most of the counter staff are not very friendly, they give you the feeling they just want your money. As most places in CR, they offer a cheaper rate for local ticos and a higher rate for us gringos. I saw this first hand at the reservation counter twice. The other big negative is that the carpets in the rooms stink from mold! You could actually see old carpet stains from flooded bathrooms. I had to buy a can of Lysol to spray down the entire room a few times a day.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great restaurant right across the street next to Subway sandwich. In fact, Subway sandwich was a great place as well. There is a decent grocery less than a block away.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami,FL.
Aug 30, 2010

Best Western Irazú - San Jose Costa Rica

Lively Bar/Disco outside lobby on weekends, Casino on bottom floor seemed pretty busy - pool, jacuzzi and Denny's restaurant on premesis.... free hotel shuttle to and from airport every 20 minutes, free wireless Internet and computer Internet access on first floor. All rooms have A/C and Cable TV + free international voip calls from your room. Travel Agency/local tour office at front of hotel & Souvenir shop as well...... I would say pretty good all in one Hotel for the price.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

No check-in before 2pm !! Or at least very unlikely...

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Review of Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Florida
Jul 26, 2010

Overall very happy with stay

Decent location, not far from airport, and not far from downtown, but away from the congerstion of downtown. Friendly staff, quiet hotel, free drinks between 5-6, free breakfast at denny's with stay

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

Business

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