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Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Suprised they had ‘free wifi’. Nothing else is ...............................................,........................

Very friendly staff and comfortable room. Convenient shuttle to airport. Walmart supercenter easy walking distance, in case you forgot anything.

Perfect base near airport free shuttle,decent in-house restaurant,mall nearby

We arrived at 10 pm and were picked up early. 2 minute drive to the hotel. Breakfast was expensive but the restaurant staff and food were over the top kind and tasty respectively. We're staying on our way out too and knoo well be greeted with kindness. Not sure how others have had anything less than a great experience, but some are simply happy to be unhappy, and sometimes one staff van rub you the wrong way and that's the only way I can imagine a less than 5 star review as I'm particular. Not a jerk, but only give ratings when solidly earned.

Outstanding proximity to airport and very helpful staff. Somewhat limited food effectings. Inconsistent water pressure and temperature. If you’re looking for a serviceable place for a night after you arrive in San Jose or before you leave, this is it. Can’t see it for any longer than that.

I can't say enough about the friendliness and professionalism of the front desk crew who were the ones I mostly interacted with. They were just awesome and they answered any questions/concerns I had and also made sure these were all resolved. Best location with the airport so close by and a Walmart super market next door to cater for any items I forgot to pack.

Great Staff, Quality Room Service and short Shuttle Ride to the Airport. Clean up-to-date decor and comfortable beds.

We had never been to Costa Rica, so we were a little nervous. Hotel staff were great!!! They assisted us with a few issues that pooped up and helped make our trip more enjoyable.

We had a wonderful stay the night before our flight out of SJO. The staff was welcoming and knowledgable. We were given a beautiful and clean room, which was quite comfortable, as well. The staff recommended nearby restaurant options, and remembered us when we returned in the morning to check out. We will definitely stay here the next time we fly to SJO. Thank you!

I stayed here with 10 other family members & couldn't be happier! The price was amazing & the staff the nicest I've ever met. And after a week in the jungle the free washers and dryers were a great surprise

This hotel is super close to the airport. It's clean and comfortable and we absolutely loved the beds - since we'd just spent a week on less pleasant mattresses. LOL. The City Mall is within a 10 minute walk and there are several restaurants in the strip mall right by the hotel. If you think you're going to get souvenirs at the Walmart next door, think again. The best they have in that department is coffee and chocolate - no shirts, magnets, or knickknacks. (However, there is a knickknack store in the mall and a bunch in the airport. The lobby even has some goodies if you're desperate.) The pool was cold but we went at night. The laundry area is free of charge, but you'll need to either bring or purchase detergent. Breakfast was ok, but the eggs really could use seasoning. Overall, we loved this hotel and would definitely stay again. PS: If you want to turn the AC on in your room, you have to insert one of the key cards into a holder that turns it on. Pretty cool feature but irritating if you don't know to look for it. :)

Nothing special, nothing noteworthy, nothing unpleasant, standard Courtyard hotel. Pro is its proximity to the SJO airport. Con is the expensive restaurant (does anyone really pay USD 20.00 for burger at a place like Courtyard?). Overall, no surprises!

Our family of four has stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela hotel multiple times. It is our go-to hotel for the overnight stay in San Jose. The shuttle service to/from the San Jose Juan Santa Maria airport is always on-time and friendly. This hotel is top notch. The staff is always helpful and the chef at the delicious restaurant even comes out to greet us after our supper. The rooms are spotless and comfortable. The pool and exercise room are clean and current. The hotel is close to the airport, so there are no worries about getting to the airport late. We will stay again and again.

Convenient, congenial and hospitable staff, great restaurant

My flight was delayed so my mom called to let them know we would be late. Check in was over at 12 and shuttle at 1 am. We arrived to the airport past 1:10 am and they were waiting for us with shuttle and at the front desk. It was nice after a 2 hour delay to be taken care of .

We stayed here because of the close proximity to the airport and also Budget/Apex rental car company. The hotel is nice and is right next to the Wal-Mart and also a strip mall. Also, the hotel has a restaurant and bar. The room was clean and very quiet and comfortable. The mattress was a little on the firm side, but comfortable enough. I would recommend this hotel.

Nice hotel great friendly staff. Excellent breakfast. Clean rooms and good work out facility

Wonderful stepping and out point to enjoy Costa Rica

It's ok, breakfast should have more variety. Walmart is very close, you can walk and is 2 minutes from the hotel. Also the Plaza that is in the front offers some bars and restaurants, so you can have a good meal.

We booked here last minute as my two-year-old son was not enjoying his time in San Gerardo de Dota and we decided to stay closer to SJO for our last night in Costa Rica. This was a really nice, newer hotel, and the rooms were in great shape. They had a manager's reception the night we were there and everyone was very nice. As for location, it's very convenient to the airport, there are a number of (pricey) restaurants across the street, and there is a Wal-Mart next door. The hotel is otherwise somewhat isolated from the surrounding area, which isn't a bad thing. There is a gated parking lot in the back as well.

Plaza Los Mangos Alajuela Alajuela

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Alajuela Cathedral and Central Park. This 127-room, 3.5-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Ojo de Agua Spa Park.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite family restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 5 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

All 127 soundproofed accommodations feature separate bedrooms. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. IPod docks, microwaves, and refrigerators are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle at scheduled times. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 5 meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

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nickle an dimed

Everyone

Suprised they had ‘free wifi’. Nothing else is ...............................................,........................

By , from us on Dec 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 21, 2017

Thank you for your comment

5

close to the airport

Everyone

Very friendly staff and comfortable room. Convenient shuttle to airport. Walmart supercenter easy walking distance, in case you forgot anything.

By , from NC on Dec 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 26, 2017

Thank you for your review

5
Everyone

Perfect base near airport free shuttle,decent in-house restaurant,mall nearby

By on Dec 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 7, 2017

Thank you for your review

5

great experience

Everyone

We arrived at 10 pm and were picked up early. 2 minute drive to the hotel. Breakfast was expensive but the restaurant staff and food were over the top kind and tasty respectively. We're staying on our way out too and knoo well be greeted with kindness. Not sure how others have had anything less than a great experience, but some are simply happy to be unhappy, and sometimes one staff van rub you the wrong way and that's the only way I can imagine a less than 5 star review as I'm particular. Not a jerk, but only give ratings when solidly earned.

By , from oregon on Nov 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 22, 2017

Thank you for your opinion! We appreciate it! Enjoy your time in Costa Rica!

4

excellent location

Everyone

Outstanding proximity to airport and very helpful staff. Somewhat limited food effectings. Inconsistent water pressure and temperature. If you’re looking for a serviceable place for a night after you arrive in San Jose or before you leave, this is it. Can’t see it for any longer than that.

By , from Montana on Nov 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 18, 2017

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it!

4

very nice clean hotel with super friendly staff.

Everyone

I can't say enough about the friendliness and professionalism of the front desk crew who were the ones I mostly interacted with. They were just awesome and they answered any questions/concerns I had and also made sure these were all resolved. Best location with the airport so close by and a Walmart super market next door to cater for any items I forgot to pack.

By , from Sterling, VA on Oct 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 3, 2017

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it!

5

perfect hotel for an early morning flight

Everyone

Great Staff, Quality Room Service and short Shuttle Ride to the Airport. Clean up-to-date decor and comfortable beds.

By , from Fort Worth on Sep 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 27, 2017

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it! Visit us soon!

5

great hotel

Everyone

We had never been to Costa Rica, so we were a little nervous. Hotel staff were great!!! They assisted us with a few issues that pooped up and helped make our trip more enjoyable.

By , from KY on Sep 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 18, 2017

Thanks for coming! Visit us soon!

5

nice hotel, near airport and restaurants

Everyone

We had a wonderful stay the night before our flight out of SJO. The staff was welcoming and knowledgable. We were given a beautiful and clean room, which was quite comfortable, as well. The staff recommended nearby restaurant options, and remembered us when we returned in the morning to check out. We will definitely stay here the next time we fly to SJO. Thank you!

By , from Tucson, AZ on Aug 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 23, 2017

Thank you for your review!

5

great place at a great price

Everyone

I stayed here with 10 other family members & couldn't be happier! The price was amazing & the staff the nicest I've ever met. And after a week in the jungle the free washers and dryers were a great surprise

By , from Colorado on Aug 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 21, 2017

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it!