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DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

4 stars
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Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
35 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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    Guest Reviews (35)

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

    Overall score

    4.3 / 5
    5.01.0
    6 out of 35
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4.8
    Hotel staff:
    4.3
    Comfort:
    4.8
    Location:
    3.7
    Value:
    4.2

    100% would recommend to a friend.

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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
    shithappens
    Business
    Los Altos, CA, USA
    Feb 14, 2012

    best value for luxurious comfort in san jose

    close to the airport for easy in and out on travel days. spacious rooms almost have too much "free" space". free internet in lobby, pool and jacuzzi next to garden bar and restaurant nice place to relax after a long day.

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

    Business

    Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

    check out multiplaza escazu for upscale shopping and dining

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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Kirkland, Washington
    May 19, 2011

    Clean, Modern, Convenient

    I chose this hotel because of its proximity to the airport. It was reasonably priced, comfortable, secure, modern, clean and convenient.

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

    Business

    Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

    Convenient to SantaMaria Airport for early morning flight.

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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Othón, El Padrino
    Business
    Miami, Florida
    May 31, 2010

    Fantastic Hotel accomodations.

    I attended a wedding. The service was excellent. If I need to make plans coming to San José I will stay at the Cariari. Thank you

    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
    Anonymous
    Business
    Boston, MA
    Nov 24, 2009

    A Good Hotel, Probably Best in San José

    [...]this hotel is NOT ten minutes away from downtown San José. Maybe if you're the only car on the road — only then will it be ten minutes. It's more like 20 to 30, if you're lucky.MY REVIEW:I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in November (2009) and will be staying there for one night before leaving Costa Rica.This hotel is probably the best around San José; it's a very nice hotel, but it's not exceptional at all. If you're looking for complete opulence, try a hotel in Escazú, which is a bit farther away from the city. Unfortunately, this hotel is the best you can find as far as 4-star hotels go in San José. Keeping in mind that the Doubletree Cariari is definitely a world above most other hotels in Costa Rica. I think it's definitely worth staying here, especially for the price. THE GOOD:My room was huge and absolutely spotless (and the bathroom was GIANT, too). The staff was kind, and, most importantly, spoke better English than employees at other Costa Rican hotels I've stayed at. THE BADLOCATIONFirst off, it's important to mention that there is no "great" hotel in the city of SJ itself. That being said, this hotel is in a nearby city called Heredia. A taxi ride to downtown SJ can take up to a half hour depending on traffic, and it will cost about $15. There is absolutely nothing to do or see around the hotel. FOODThe food at this hotel is overpriced and absolutely bland. Definitely not 4-star or first class food. NOISEYou'll hear plenty of noise from the highway if they give you a room facing it. From my room, I could see cars speeding down the highway, and the noise was pretty annoying, especially during the afternoon. On the weekends, there was obnoxious music and other noise pollution coming from a party near the hotel. This lasted until very early in the morning, which was very annoying. Overall, if you need to be near San José and want a comfortable stay in a luxurious room by Costa Rican standards, this hotel is the place to go. Keep in mind that, although 3-star hotels in the city have lower rates, the rooms are usually dingy and not up to American 3-star standards.

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

    Business

    Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

    If you're in the mood to shop or need groceries, go to the Mall Plaza Real Cariari. It's a short drive away — much, much easier to get to than downtown San José.

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    Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose Costa Rica

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Mulberry
    Dec 22, 2008

    Nice, but pricey..

    The hotel is in a safe location. You can walk around the neighbor and feel and be safe. The hotel has good security. The hotel is clean and the staff are very nice. The GYM is nice and the pool. However, don't waste your money in the hotel's bar or restaurant because the prices are a rip off and the food is nothing to write home about...

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

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    There is a pizza stand right across the street that was great and cheap!!!

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