$79 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 8, 2014 Check-out: Aug 9, 2014

Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

3 stars
5TH AVENUE 5TH STREET,P O BOX 7802-1000, P O BOX 7802, SAN JOSE,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
76 reviews
Visiting Costa Rica for the first time.

The hotel was fantastic! Our room in the Executive Floor was great. Good breakfast right in our... See full review

  • The McCrays
  • Jan 27, 2014
view

Beautiful view of the mountains. Very quiet room area where we srated. Easy access to taxi cabs, I... See full review

  • Coco Brown
  • Jun 21, 2014
San Jose at the front door, elegant downtown hotel with great amenities

The Holiday Inn Aurola, located at the heart of downtown San Jose, offers comfortable accommodations, a wide range of amenities, and easy access to local attractions. Places to see close to the Holiday Inn Aurola include the National Museum, the Simon Bolivar Zoo, and the impressive National Theater building-all within walking distance of the hotel. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Event groups can find seven flexible, state-of-the-art meeting rooms.

Highlights
  • Great downtown location
  • Indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • On-site restaurants and bar
  • Tour desk
Rooms

The Holiday Inn Aurola offers 200 spacious guest rooms and suites with views of downtown San Jose and the mountains around the city. All accommodations have work stations and free Wi-Fi Internet access. In-room amenities include air conditioning, mini bar, coffee-maker, cable TV, iron and ironing board and hair-dryer.

Features

Perfect for business and leisure travelers alike, the Holiday Inn Aurola offers an elegant escape at the heart of the city. Guests looking to relax after a long day of exploring downtown San Jose can take a swim in the indoor swimming pool, and the hotel also features a fitness center for guests who want a quick workout. For business travelers, the Holiday Inn Aurola boasts free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the property, along with 6 flexible meeting rooms. Other on-site amenities include free parking, a tour desk and currency exchange.

Dining

Guests looking for a relaxing, romantic dining experience visit El Mirador on 17th floor. The elegant restaurant features live piano music (Monday to Saturday) and a panoramic view of the Central Valley and the lights of Alajuela and Heredia. 24-hour Tropicana offers international and local cuisine including breakfast and lunch buffets. La Palma Bar on the mezzanine level features happy hour specials.

Transportation
  • Coca Cola Bus Station (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (11.7 mi/18.8 km)
Attractions
  • National Theater (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • National Museum (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Central Market (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (31 mi/49.9 km)
Business
  • 6 flexible meeting rooms for up to 350 guests
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access

Hotel Map

9.9181 -84.0835
Nearby airports
Juan Santamaria Int'l, (SJO), 17.00, KM, NE; TOBIAS BOLANOS, (TBN), 7.00, KM, NE;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Cellular telephone rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Central Park (Parque Central): 1.1 mi
  • National Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Plaza de la Cultura: 1.2 mi
  • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 1.2 mi
  • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 1.4 mi
  • Parque Espana: 1.4 mi
  • Museo de los Ninos: 1.6 mi
  • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 1.6 mi
  • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 1.6 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 1.7 mi
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 1.7 mi
  • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 1.8 mi
  • El Pueblo: 1.8 mi
  • Correos de Costa Rica: 3.8 mi
  • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 4.5 mi
  • Central Park (Parque Central): 1.1 mi
  • National Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Plaza de la Cultura: 1.2 mi
  • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 1.2 mi
  • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 1.4 mi
  • Parque Espana: 1.4 mi
  • Museo de los Ninos: 1.6 mi
  • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 1.6 mi
  • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 1.6 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 1.7 mi
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 1.7 mi
  • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 1.8 mi
  • El Pueblo: 1.8 mi
  • Correos de Costa Rica: 3.8 mi
  • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 4.5 mi
  • Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ): 14.8 mi
  • Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo: 19.2 mi
  • Chirripo National Park: 50.3 mi

Dining

El Mirador
Experience fine dining in San Jose at El Mirador, an elegant and sophisticated restaurant on our 17th floor. Perfect for a relaxing meal or a romantic evening scored by live piano music, you will enjoy sweeping views of the Central Valley cityscape and th
The Tropicana
Tropicana Restaurant on main floor is open from 6am to 10pm , offering international and local cuisine. Our Tropicana Restaurant provides you a very tropical and inviting environment. We offer Costa Rican and international dishes with fast and reliable s
La Palma Bar
Simply want to catch the game or meet someone for a drink while at the Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown - Aurola? Check out the La Palma Bar on the mezzanine level. This San Jose, Costa Rica bar is a lively spot to enjoy drinks with a business associate or

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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 (76)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
76 out of 76
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Coco Brown
Boston, MA
Jun 21, 2014

view

Beautiful view of the mountains. Very quiet room area where we srated. Easy access to taxi cabs, I would recommend the hotel to friends and family.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Kellyleemiller
San antiono
Feb 10, 2014

Bestwestern Jaco beach

No smoke detector , old room old everything ,not good at all food sucked bad

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The McCrays
Tucson, AZ
Jan 27, 2014

Visiting Costa Rica for the first time.

The hotel was fantastic! Our room in the Executive Floor was great. Good breakfast right in our floor, computers available, conference room and at 5PM Happy Hour with two hot dishes and lots of snacks and all kinds of drinks. Really top treatment and the best of what we saw in San José, which did not impress us very much because it is too noisy, too dirty and the streets are full of holes. The people, though, are lovely and the tours to the forest to see birds was really special.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

The forest, the water falls and the variety of birds are worth to be seen.

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
joseph29
Business
Lima, Peru
Sep 18, 2013

great place to stay!

Great hotel, not expensive, very very comfortable, staff is very nice, good food, good bar. Downtown San José, 25 min from airport. It was a great stay!

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Downtown San José.

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Loren T
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 5, 2013

Extra for WiFi but centrally located

This hotel was centrally located. Fair service. They charge too much for internet access, it should be included in the cost since other hotels provide WiFi for free now and days.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Olga Q
Whitehall, PA
May 19, 2013

Disappointing getaway

I stayed at this hotel years ago and had a great time. Customer service was wonderful. Not sure what happened this time around. I stayed for one week last week and everything about this place was a dump. Customer service was horrible, hotel had a musty smell to it. The breakfast offered was never fresh. You can see that the dish with butter in it was the same dish everyday. They could at least have put the butter on a different dish to make one think they made an effort to provide something fresh. And to top it off, within minutes of my arrival I found a bug on my bed. I will never go back to this hotel. Not even if it were free.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Tourists are charged a different rate than actual residents for items you may purchase at a store. Very expensive.

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sche
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Jan 10, 2013

Perfect

We had a very pleasent stay at the Holiday Inn Aurola. The staff was great, the room very clean, the breakfast bar offered a big choice of different foods, the restaurant is very nice and the heated indoor pool is overwhelming. We only were surprised that we had to leave the key for our car with the bellboy due to any emergency, but in the end this turned out to be any problem at all. In short: We can´t imagine a better stay at this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurante El Patio

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marco Polo Leisure
Guatemala, Guatemala
Jan 3, 2013

Excellent option for leasure and business travel to San Jose Downtown

The staff was really nice. The room was comfortable, clean and the hotel ammenities are as stated for a 5 stars hotel. The breakfast buffet was good too, with variety and fresh food since early morning. The hotel is located in downtown San Jose, which makes it perfect for business stays, mainly with governmental offices. The city itself does not have many ammenities, but the hotel location makes it easy to reach for local entertainment and small but good museums (Jade, Gold, Numismatics, CR national history and art).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Excellent Asian cuisine in old town San Jose.

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TravelWayTooMuch
virginia, usa
Oct 28, 2012

Great place to stay

I really like this hotel, Stayed there about 7 nights on 3 different dates. The staff, location, room, bathroom are great. The buffet breakfast has very few items....Everything else is perfect. its rated a 3 stars, but it is better than other San Jose 4 stars hotel...Great value for your money

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk to all the attractions in downtown, yet is about 3 blks from the main center so its safe and quiet...

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CMPJ
Westchester, NY
Sep 6, 2012

Central to San Jose

Good hotel if you are staying in San Jose for any time. It is located in a safe neighborhood and very convenient if you are taking a bus anywhere. The staff is amazing and the hotel itself is good.

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