$89 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 30, 2015 Check-out: May 31, 2015

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

4 stars
View map of San Antonio de Belen, San Jose,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
40 reviews
Great Oasis

Used this hotel for an overnight stay before flight the next afternoon. We arrived around 4 PM and... See full review

  • Smithcdtravels
  • Jan 25, 2015
An Oasis in the City

this was perfect for us because it was a short drive to the airport. The facility is GREAT! They... See full review

  • Candy Shop
  • Dec 8, 2014
Escape to a quiet oasis with easy access to San Jose attractions

Conveniently located just minutes from the international airport and the museums and parks of downtown San Jose, the DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton Hotel offers a lush resort atmosphere in the Costa Rican capital city. Golfers can head to the Cariari Country Club next to the hotel, and business and leisure travelers enjoy a range of amenities, including two swimming pools.

Highlights
  • 2 swimming pools, kids pool, sun deck, pool bar
  • On-site casino
  • Golf course adjacent
  • On-site beauty salon and barber shop
Location

Make a day trips to Poas Volcano and Irazu Volcano National Park and Carara Biological Reserve. The hotel's dedicated tour desk can assist with arrangements around San Jose.

Rooms

The DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton Hotel offers spacious guest rooms and suites with plush Sweet Dreams Beds by Doubletree Sleep Experience. Custom-designed beds feature jumbo down hypo-allergenic pillows and high-thread count linens with triple sheeting. Amenities include air conditioning, cable TV with Spanish and English channels, and private bathrooms with Crabtree & Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander bath products. 24-hour room service is available. Family-friendly conveniences include a children's menu, cribs and high chairs on request.

Features

With mountain vistas and tropical pool views DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton Hotel offers amenities for business, family and leisure travelers. The hotel serves up its signature warm chocolate-chip cookie at check-in. Pets are welcome (fees apply).

Dining

Guests of the DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton Hotel can enjoy Costa Rican flavors on-site at the open-air Las Tejas Restaurant.

Recreation

The property boasts two free-form swimming pools with sun decks and a pool bar. On-site activities include a fitness center and a casino, and the hotel offers family services like baby-sitting, and a kids pool.

Transportation
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • Coca Cola Bus Station (7 mi/11.3 km)
Attractions
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art (6.9 mi/11.1 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (7.7 mi/12.3 km)
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (24.1 mi/38.8 km)
  • Poas Volcano National Park (22.6 mi/36.5 km)
  • Irazu Volcano National Park  (33.2 mi/53.4 km)
  • Carara Biological Reserve (45.2 mi/72.7 km)
Business
  • Flexible meeting rooms for up to 600 guests
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
  • Audiovisual equipment rental
  • Secretarial services available
  • Currency exchange

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DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica Rooms

STANDARD ROOM

Our spacious non-smoking rooms feature Two Full-Sized or One King Bed Sweet Dreams Beds by DoubleTree Sleep Experience. This includes a custom designed plush-top mattress by Serta with an inviting abundance of jumbo hypoallergenic down pillows, high thread-count linens with triple sheeting, elegant contemporary bed covers and matching bed skirt.

Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican culture in rooms that are reminiscent of the colonial hacienda style of traditional San Jose.

Your Room Includes:
  • The DoubleTree AM/FM alarm clock with MP3 connection
  • Wi-fi
  • 37-inch LCD TV that features both Spanish and English networks
  • Coffeemaker with a famous Costa Rican blend
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • In-Room Climate Control
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hairdryer.
  • EXECUTIVE ROOM

    You will enjoy all the features of our Executive Level service area and lounge that make any trip to San Jose memorable.
    Start your day off with continental breakfast and relax in the evening with hors d'oeuvres at cocktail hour.

    The standard guest room is enhanced with a nice balcony and a generously sized bathroom featuring a tub/shower combination with curved shower rod, signature bath products and, of course, our lush DoubleTree terry.

    Our spacious rooms with two full-sized or one kind size Sweet Dreams Beds by DoubleTree Sleep Experience.

    Your Room Includes:
  • The DoubleTree AM/FM alarm clock with MP3 connection
  • 37-inch LCD TV that features both Spanish and English networks
  • Coffeemaker with a famous Costa Rican blend
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • In-Room Climate Control
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hairdryer.
  • ROOM SUITE

    Indulge yourself with this beautiful and spacious two bedroom or one king size bed suite wtih separate living area.
    The bedroom features the Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree plush-top king bed with four jumbo hypoallergenic feather pillows and the second bedroom has two double beds.

    Modern amenities that include high-speed internet access, an in-room safe big enough to accommodate your laptop .
  • Enjoy the DoubleTree AM/FM alarm clock with MP3 player connection
  • Cable TV Service and 37-inch LCD TV of each room
  • An oversized workstation and adjustable ergonomic executive chair will allow you to work smart
  • .
    These suites are equipped with:
  • A coffee maker with a Famous Costa Rican blend
  • Safe deposit box
  • In-Room climate control
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hairdryer
  • .

    Amenities

    • High-speed internet
    • Free parking
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Pet friendly
    Activities
    Outdoor pool
    Fitness center or spa
    Fitness Center
    Casino
    Spa
    Golf
    Tennis
    Dining
    Bar/Lounge
    Restaurant
    24 hour room service
    Services
    Business center
    Laundry service
    In-Room Safe
    Tour desk
    Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Barber/Beauty shop
    Conference facilities
    Gift shop
    Currency exchange
    Internet
    High-speed internet
    Parking
    Free parking
    Accessibility
    Handicapped rooms/facilities
    Accessible facilities
    Wheel chair access
    Service dogs allowed
    Service animals allowed
    Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

    Nearby points of interest

    • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 2 mi
    • Correos de Costa Rica: 2.6 mi
    • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 4.8 mi
    • Museo de los Ninos: 5.7 mi
    • Central Park (Parque Central): 6 mi
    • El Pueblo: 6.1 mi
    • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 6.2 mi
    • Plaza de la Cultura: 6.2 mi
    • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 6.2 mi
    • National Theater: 6.2 mi
    • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 6.2 mi
    • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 6.2 mi
    • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 6.3 mi
    • Parque Espana: 6.3 mi
    • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 6.5 mi
    • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 2 mi
    • Correos de Costa Rica: 2.6 mi
    • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 4.8 mi
    • Museo de los Ninos: 5.7 mi
    • Central Park (Parque Central): 6 mi
    • El Pueblo: 6.1 mi
    • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 6.2 mi
    • Plaza de la Cultura: 6.2 mi
    • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 6.2 mi
    • National Theater: 6.2 mi
    • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 6.2 mi
    • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 6.2 mi
    • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 6.3 mi
    • Parque Espana: 6.3 mi
    • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 6.5 mi
    • Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo: 18.5 mi
    • Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ): 21.1 mi
    • Chirripo National Park: 56.7 mi

    Meeting facilities

    Meeting Info
    With over 14,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose offers a full range of facilities that can easily accommodate gatherings of up to 600. A variety of meeting room configurations can be custom designed to your desired specifications. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty and biological diversity, Costa Rica also offers event attendees a wonderfully unique cultural experience. Go ahead and bask in our warm sunshine and equally warm hospitality.

    Dining

    BAR CHAPUZON

    During our hot summer, a cocktail or refreshing beverage will be waiting for you in our poolside bar, in an informal and relaxing environment.

    The welcoming shade, fast food dishes and delicious drinks make for a truly relaxing moment.

    Open on weekends during the high season from:
    9:00am until 5:00pm
    IN ROOM DINING

    Try the favors of DoubleTree by Hilton experiencing the delicious options in the privacy and comfort of your room.

    Our team is ready to pamper you 24/7.
    DECK CAFE

    Enjoy a delicious coffee in our Lobby, a pleasant experience surrounded by a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

    A new concept of grab and go, specially designed to satisfy your needs for:
  • Sandwiches
  • Paninis
  • Coffee
  • Or a Drink.
  • BAR CHIRIQUI

    This bar offers a bohemian atmosphere with a combination of music and a great variety of national and international cocktails and beverages.

    All these ingredients together make Chiriqui the perfect place to celebrate being in Costa Rica.

    Open every day from:
    10:00 a.m. until midnight.
    LAS TEJAS

    Our international restaurant is located beside the main pool and surrounded by tropical gardens.

    Here, the local Costa Rican cuisine and international flavors of Hilton meet our warm and friendly service in a rustic and open air setting.

    Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    3:00 PM
    Check-out:
    11:00 AM

    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.

    Ratings and reviews for DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Overall score

    4.3 / 5
    5.01.0
    40 out of 40
    Amenities:
    4.2
    Cleanliness:
    4.8
    Hotel staff:
    4.6
    Comfort:
    4.8
    Location:
    4.3
    Value:
    4.2

    95% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Cuban flash traveler
    Ft Lauderdale , fl
    Oct 3, 2013

    Service with a smile

    The rooms were huge. Staff was amazing always smiling and they go out of thier way. The pool and jacuzzi was great. Only bad part is they do not have restaurants in hotel except one and the food was so so. Wish they had more food choices.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Jamie p.
    Business
    N/A
    May 19, 2015

    Perfect location if you want to be close to SJO airport

    Hotel is very nice, staff are extremely friendly and helpful. There are restaurants, a little pizza joint, a supermarket (Fresh and Easy products) and a nice sports bar (C-Lounge owner is a Canadian Pablo very cool guy) two short blocks away. The pool is smaller than it appears on the pictures, and the Jacuzzi had only 2 jets working at the time. The Jacuzzi was a bit cold, but after asking for it to be turned up, this was done immediately and it was then very pleasant. You can catch the bus into town from the main street in front of the hotel and save a bunch of $ over taking a taxi. It costs $15 USD one-way to/from the airport, and takes under 15 minutes. Overall, a great choice-the room was clean, the bed very comfortable, recommend! You must do a white water rafting tour (Pacuare) through Exploradores Outdoors, trust me when I say it was truly a bargain and spectacular. Breakfast and lunch were absolutely delicious, door-to-door service, really cool people, and very professional. Also, if you want to have the greatest eco-lodge experience, look at Luna Lodge by Corcovado Park on the Osa Peninsular. It was incredible and worth every penny (stayed in the glorified tents which were fine!).

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

    Business

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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Smithcdtravels
    Business
    N/A
    Jan 25, 2015

    Great Oasis

    Used this hotel for an overnight stay before flight the next afternoon. We arrived around 4 PM and the stay was great from beginning to end. Not your usual institutional Doubletree, but a beautifully designed Costa Rica hotel. Costa Rican roads can be confusing but we were able to find the hotel. Self-park was tight because of meetings there but we found a place. Friendly bellmen helped us in to our room. Dinner was pretty good for a hotel I had a filet mignon which was not cheap but was quite good. For $28 I got a beautiful piece of meat in a sauce and four asparagus spears could have used a potato or a piece of tried My husband's sea bass was a bit overcooked but fairly good and his place was filled with vegetables and potatoes. Service was excellent. AT $18/person breakfast buffet was not worth it for us (I mean, who needs to eat $18 worth of food for breakfast?) but the coffee in room was perfect and we had some rolls with us. Coffee bar in lobby was terrific both sandwiches for flight. It was a little hard to get out of the hotel road-wise but next time we'll know how to do it. We'll definitely go back although free internet in room would have be good.

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

    Business

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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Candy Shop
    Business
    Chicago, IL
    Dec 8, 2014

    An Oasis in the City

    this was perfect for us because it was a short drive to the airport. The facility is GREAT! They have a terrific pool/hot tub. Are only regret is that we arrived late and could not take advantage of the pool. We did enjoy the very nice bar with multiple TVs for watching American Football.

    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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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    JP Travels
    Business
    Louisiana
    Nov 25, 2014

    Pleasant Stay

    After traveling on an airplane for many hours this hotel was a sight for sore eyes. The architecture of this hotel is beautiful. We only stayed for one night and breakfast the next day; the room was clean and comfy, everyone was so helpful and inviting. The breakfast had a number of different things to choose from including local dishes. The neighborhood around the hotel was also very comforting and walk-able.

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

    Business

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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Meg Z
    Business
    Irvine, Ca
    Aug 30, 2014

    Very Pet Friendly, Good Location from Airport!

    Nice rooms, free parking & very pet friendly! Delicious cookie at check-in!

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

    Business

    Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

    Short walk to Market, Sushi & Italian Food!

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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    evileva
    Business
    southern california
    Aug 6, 2014

    highly recommended

    The staff service was excellent, check-in/out was quick, easy and problem free. Taxis waiting right outside 24/7. Great bartender, beautiful pool, casino, comfortable beds, clean room and hot showers. Couldn't have been better.

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

    Business

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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    lrltravler
    Business
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nov 4, 2013

    Overnight to catch a flight

    Beautiful hotel with a staff that is anxious to please. Got in around 5 p.m. and left at 6 a.m. but our short stay was wonderful. Drinks at the pool bar, dinner at the restaurant. All was relaxing and fun.

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

    Business

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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Cuban flash traveler
    Business
    Ft Lauderdale , fl
    Oct 3, 2013

    Service with a smile

    The rooms were huge. Staff was amazing always smiling and they go out of thier way. The pool and jacuzzi was great. Only bad part is they do not have restaurants in hotel except one and the food was so so. Wish they had more food choices.

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

    Business

    Time-saving tip: In Hotel

    Use hotels drivers don't rent a car you save money.

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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Surfer Ray
    Business
    San Jose
    Aug 17, 2013

    Vacation Stay

    Close to the airport, comfortable rooms and a great staff! Walking distance to several restaurants, a supermarket and a mall. Great stay!

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

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    Hit their breakfast buffet, but eat lunch and dinner at one of the many places within a 10 minute walk of the hotel. Or get something at the market and bring it back to the room.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Lostra Nostra
    Business
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Apr 7, 2012

    Great for last night in town...so close to the airport!

    Everything was lovely at Cariari...the service at the resturant downstairs was terrible..alot of the staff was very noisy and didn't check up on tables nor take away dishes..not even the bread basket..nor ask if you wanted any refills, etc.. Poor, poor, poor, food service for such a nice place..I definitely would stay again for the extra clean an comfortable room and great Tico breakfast and price..

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

    Business

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