$77 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 21, 2015 Check-out: Aug 24, 2015

Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

3 stars
View map of 5th Avenue 5th Street,P.O. Box 7802-1000, P O BOX 7802, San Jose,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
49 reviews
excellent place to stay

I Can't Imagine A Better Hotel For The Price, Location, And Facilities. This Will Be My Place To... See full review

  • Business Traveler from Cleveland
  • Feb 9, 2015
Overnight Stay

The hotel was great. Staff was nice, food was plentiful and tasty. No complaints. See full review

  • Derek V.
  • Dec 30, 2014

The Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-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 SAN JOSE-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 access is available throughout the hotel. Event groups can find seven flexible, state-of-the-art meeting rooms.

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.

Rooms

The Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-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.

Property features

Perfect for business and leisure travelers alike, the Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-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 SAN JOSE-AUROLA boasts free high-speed Wi-Fi access throughout the property, along with 6 flexible meeting rooms. Other on-site amenities include free parking, a tour desk and currency exchange.

Highlights
  • Great downtown location
  • Indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi access
  • On-site restaurants and bar
  • Tour desk
Nearby 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
Transportation
  • Coca Cola Bus Station (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (11.7 mi/18.8 km)

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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
Casino
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, you will enjoy sweeping views of the Central Valley cityscape and the magical display of lights
Tropicana
Our Tropicana Restaurant provides you a very tropical and inviting environment. We offer Costa Rican and international dishes with fast and reliable service. It is also well known for its breakfast and for lunch buffets which basically denote.
La Palma Bar
For cocktails join your fellow guests in La Palma, our mezzanine pub. Watch sports, enjoy cocktails or local beer on tap, and light pub fare

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.

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
49 out of 49
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4
Value:
3.9

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Michael B.
Business
Miramar
Jun 30, 2015

Horrible Hotel

Treated my wife like a prositute because she is hispanic. Horrible service and unfriendly staff. Save your money and stay anywhere else.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Windy City 1
Business
Del Rio
Apr 24, 2015

Nice downtown hotel

The Holiday Inn Aurola is a very nice hotel located in downtown San jose. The staff was very friendly and they even exchange money for you. Multiple restaurants that serve good food and the room service is amazing. It's an older hotel but well maintained. Only issues was the TV was very old and the Internet had some problems. Wasn't very fast and they changed the password without notifying anyone which was frustrating to say the least.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Business Traveler from Cleveland
Business
Madison
Feb 9, 2015

excellent place to stay

I Can't Imagine A Better Hotel For The Price, Location, And Facilities. This Will Be My Place To Stay If I Ever Return

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Derek V.
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

Overnight Stay

The hotel was great. Staff was nice, food was plentiful and tasty. No complaints.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Coco Brown
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Kellyleemiller
Business
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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN JOSE-AUROLA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Olga Q
Business
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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurante El Patio

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