$69 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 20, 2015 Check-out: Jan 21, 2015

Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

3 stars
CUIDAD CARIARI, San Jose, 357-2120
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
25 reviews
a good trip

We stayed at the hotel November 21, and had a real good time. We live in Costa Rica and so we go to... See full review

  • resident John
  • Nov 22, 2014
Close to airport

The hotel was close to the airport, clean and we'll priced. See full review

  • Leeroy Brown
  • Jan 6, 2014
Newly renovated Ciudad Cariari hotel with free buffet breakfast

Located in the Cariari section of San Jose, the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson San Jose sits close to the international airport and just minutes from downtown San Jose. Recently renovated, the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson San Jose offers guests a complimentary breakfast each morning, as well as free wireless Internet access in all rooms and public areas. Business services include a business center and flexible meeting spaces for event groups.

Highlights
  • Two outdoor swimming pools
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast
  • Free fitness center
Rooms

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson San Jose features 92 guest rooms and suites redesigned with new furniture, carpets, mattresses, bedding and curtains. Guest rooms feature either king-size beds or two twins, while suites have king-size beds, kitchenettes and spacious living rooms. All accommodations include complimentary hot breakfast and weekday morning newspapers. In-room amenities include a microwave, coffee-makers, mini bar, safe, and hair-dryer. Wireless Internet access is free. Room service is available.

Features

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson San Jose offers simple motel-style accommodations and amenities in a suburban area of San Jose. Guests can find two outdoor swimming pools on the property. The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast each morning, and the on-site restaurant also serves lunch and dinner. Business travelers can find free high-speed Internet access, a business center and flexible meeting spaces for up to 120 people.

Transportation
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (4.8 mi/7.8 km)
  • Coca Cola Bus Station (6.6 mi/10.7 km)
  • Airport shuttle service
Attractions
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art (6.5 mi/10.5 km)
  • Central Market (7 mi/11.2 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (7.3 mi/11.7 km)
  • National Theater (7.4 mi/12 km)
  • National Museum (7.8 mi/12.6 km)
  • Multiplaza Shopping Center (8.6 mi/13.8 km)
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (24.2 mi/38.9 km)
Business
  • Flexible meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Currency exchange

Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose Rooms

Standard Room
Totally remodeled rooms, guests will discover many amenities at Country Inns & Suites San Jose that you might only expect to find at higher-priced hotels. The rooms are equipped with microwave, Cable TV, wireless Internet access, phone, Air conditioning coffee maker, in-room hairdryer, safe in-room for laptops, mini bar, iron and ironing board, some rooms has balcony.
Junior Suite
Totally remodeled rooms, these comfortable suites separate living and sleeping areas and all the amenities of our standard guest rooms.
Presidential Suite
Totally remodeled room, this lovely suite features a full living area with sleeper sofa, kitchenette, separate living and sleeping and balcony area and all the amenities of our standard guest rooms.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Dining
Free breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle

Nearby points of interest

  • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 1 mi
  • Correos de Costa Rica: 1.9 mi
  • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 3.9 mi
  • Museo de los Ninos: 4.7 mi
  • El Pueblo: 5 mi
  • Central Park (Parque Central): 5 mi
  • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 5.1 mi
  • Plaza de la Cultura: 5.2 mi
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 5.2 mi
  • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 5.2 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 5.2 mi
  • National Theater: 5.2 mi
  • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 5.2 mi
  • Parque Espana: 5.3 mi
  • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 5.5 mi
  • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 1 mi
  • Correos de Costa Rica: 1.9 mi
  • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 3.9 mi
  • Museo de los Ninos: 4.7 mi
  • El Pueblo: 5 mi
  • Central Park (Parque Central): 5 mi
  • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 5.1 mi
  • Plaza de la Cultura: 5.2 mi
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 5.2 mi
  • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 5.2 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 5.2 mi
  • National Theater: 5.2 mi
  • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 5.2 mi
  • Parque Espana: 5.3 mi
  • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 5.5 mi
  • Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo: 17.8 mi
  • Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ): 20 mi
  • Chirripo National Park: 55.8 mi

Dining

Mambi Restaurant
Our lovely restaurant overlooks lush gardens and our tranquil pool. Mambi offers an informal atmosphere, an extensive breakfast buffet and Costa Rican, International or light dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day from 6am to 11 pm, this restaurant features only the freshest and finest ingredients. For the convenience of our San Jose Heredia hotel guests, room service is available from 6am to 11pm.

There are more restaurants options at Plaza Gourmet in Mall Real Cariari like Persa Mex (Persa and Mexican Food) / RostiPollos (Chicken Food) / Ichiban (Japan Food) / Pane e Vino (Italian Food) / Baranf (Bar & American Food).

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1300

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 (25)

Ratings and reviews for Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 25
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PJNLM on the road
Business
Canterbury CT
Jun 3, 2013

good deal

Hotel was a bit hard to find but it is close to food and a store

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PJNLM on the road
Business
Canterbury CT
May 29, 2013

hard to find but good

hard to find but it is located by a few good resturants are close

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bobby James
Business
New York
Apr 1, 2013

Good stuff

Hotel was clean, pool was nice and breakfast was good. Hotel just needs a jacuzzi

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 Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PJNLM on the road
Business
Canterbury CT
Feb 18, 2013

Hard to find

San Jose Costa Rica is not known for its easy driving but for a hotel so close to the main road it had no signs directing you how to get there. Many other hotels had signs off the highway but not the country inn...very frustrating. Besided that once we drove in circles twice and finaaly found it the hotel was great!. Walking distance to resturants a mall and a market. Nice rooms nice pool and nice amenities. A great place to stay once you find it.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dont drive from Hotel just walk.

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Review of Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pred
Business
FL
May 16, 2011

San Jose

We stayed only one night

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 27, 2011

Pretty good

Pros: - Staff was very courteous and friendly - The rooms were clean and the complementary wireless was a lifesaver - The complementary shuttle was great although I would recommend extending the services beyond 9 pm - The overall offering is good with a pretty big pool and on-site restaurant and all of the above Cons- - Far away from the city - Reception forgot my 5.30 am wake up call. It was my backup so didnt affect me but this qualifies as unprofessional

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Park Ranger Brian
Business
Colorado
Feb 21, 2011

Great Stayover from Airport

Clean rooms. Great continental breakfast. Not the prettiest area of city.

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
los angeles, ca
Jan 18, 2011

What a beauty this is!!!

First of all [...]is the way to go when traveling so far away from home. We booked this hotel sitting in the lobby of another. The price does not do this place justice. Full daily breakfast, nice staff, beautiful clean pool, very nice gardens, rooms nicely decorated with all ammenities, clean work out area. We will surely go back to this place next year.

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
QBear
Business
BC
Mar 21, 2010

Not a good choice

Refurbished room amid ongoing construction. Very small and cramped. Less than helpful staff. Expensive restaurant and mini bar. Won't come back.

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn and Suites by Carlson San Jose

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Immobiliere
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 16, 2010

San Jose is expensive

The hotel was designed by a blind person. The bed in the loft was accessible by tree branched - not steps. There´s no path of travel anywhere. Lot´s of steps to check-in, go to breakfast, walk up to the room. The entrance is a one-way street which took me 45 minutes to navigate and come to the right direction. It´s an above average hotel, but only kids would appreaciate the endless obstacles.

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

Business

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