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Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have been staying in this hotel for over 17 years. The hotel staff are very well trained. They are kind and courtious. Most have worked there for many years. The hotel is in a good location.

Property was amazing as well as all staff member. Safe location also.

I enjoy the food staff in the morning at breakfast. They smile at you upond arrival and are looking to please the client.

Great walking location for museums, shopping, food with several parks with local performers. Staff willing to assist with anything needed. Felt extremely safe.

Hotel did not allow my guest to come into my room. I have stayed at hundreds of hotels and have never experienced such a ridiculous policy. The staff was acting more like security guards than guest service representatives. This was a horrible experience. I would note recommend this hotel to anyone who may expect guests during their stay. In fact I condemn any hotels that would have such inconsiderate policies.

Good check in. Very friendly staff. We found the room to be very comforyable and quiet.

The room was very clean and the bed was so comfortable! The free breakfast buffet was huge and gave me an opportunity to try many local fruits.

Location is its best feature if you want to stay in downtown San Jose. The hotel is ageing and does not show signals of renovation work. Doesn´t offer suttle serivce to the airport which adds another $50 expense. Restaurants are not out of the ordinary. The view of the Central Valley is breathtaking.

Good location to see the National Theater and Museo de Oro in walking distance away. Walked to a good local restaurant. San Jose is not a very attractive city and this was enough time there.

The staff was amazing and I loved the atmosphere.

This was my second time staying at this hotel. My first experience here was much better than the second. My room this time was not as clean, we had no towels in the bathroom and the sink was barely working. I did enjoy the breakfast buffet and the pool area along with the free wifi.

Close proximity to stores and super mercado for any needs. Great walk-ability to several museums and points of interest. Nice coffee cafes and bakeries for fresh rolls in the morning. Park across the street and the National Park which was just a few blocks away provided great entertainment and quiet places to sit and enjoy the weather.

This hotel was centrally located, walking distance from museums, restaurants and shopping. The concierge was very helpful as were all hotel staff. This was a great choice!

I booked the hotel through Orbiz. I don´t know if this influenced the quality of the room asigned. The staff wasn´t very custurmer oriented. The room was ran down. The blowdryer was kept in a drawer instead of being set on the wal as usual. There was no appropiate place for the toilet paper; it was put on the top of the bathroom cabinet. Not a single bottle of wáter was put as courtesy. Holiday Inn hotels in El Salvador are much better kept.

Excellent pool , but the gym needs heaviest dumbells

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

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.

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

5th Avenue and 5th Street San Jose San Jose

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) and National Center of Art and Culture
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola places you next to Morazan Park and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). This 3.5-star hotel has 195 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 3 restaurants, a casino, and an indoor pool.


Dining

Have a drink at the bar or enjoy dining at one of 3 onsite restaurants, such as El Mirador " Formal Rest", which specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

An LED TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and the bathroom offers a soaking tub, a hair dryer, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a minibar, a coffee maker, and free local calls.


Property features

At Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola, guests enjoy a casino, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Free valet and self parking are available, or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 38150 per vehicle one-way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and concierge services. Additional amenities include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola

Everyone (16) Couples (12) Business (6) Family (12) Other (16) Friends (5)
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Everyone

By on Aug 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 3, 2019

Thanks for writing, we hope that soon we will bring you as one of our guests

5
Everyone

I have been staying in this hotel for over 17 years. The hotel staff are very well trained. They are kind and courtious. Most have worked there for many years. The hotel is in a good location.

By on Apr 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2019

We appreciate all your beautiful comments about our Hotel and our Staff , this is something that we value and it support our team in the daily efforts to achieve all our guest expectations We are happy to know that you had a wonderful stay we will share this review with all our staff so they can motive themselves in order to bring out an excellence service to all our clients we hope to have you again with us we will be more than happy to assist and serve you Sincerely Katherine May Front Office Manager

5
Families Families

Property was amazing as well as all staff member. Safe location also.

By on Apr 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 18, 2019

Every time we receive a comment like yours, we are happy and proud because we see that all our efforts of given an excellent service to each and every one of our clients are bearing fruits and we have the satisfaction of seeing our guests happy with our work. It is a real pleasure to know that your stay was excellent and that your expectations were exceeded It would be a great pleasure for us when you return to Costa Rica if you choose to stay with us Thank you Katherine May Front Office Manager

5
Friends

I enjoy the food staff in the morning at breakfast. They smile at you upond arrival and are looking to please the client.

By on Mar 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 24, 2019

When we have the opportunity to make our guests to have a wonderful stay we are filled with satisfaction, this is the positive effect of hard work so that all our guests can be pleased. Thanks for writing, we hope that soon we will bring you as one of our guests Sincerely Katherine May Front Office Manager

5
Everyone

Great walking location for museums, shopping, food with several parks with local performers. Staff willing to assist with anything needed. Felt extremely safe.

By , from Chicago, USA on Feb 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 8, 2019

We appreciate the time you have taken to write this review it is very important for us know about your perception and opinions about the quality of our Service. It is satisfying for us that you had pleasant time at the Holiday Inn, San Jose, Aurola Hotel ; all our efforts are directed to make your stay a wonderful experience. we look forward that in the nearest future will be once again one of our guest Sincerely katherine May Front Office Manager

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Everyone

Hotel did not allow my guest to come into my room. I have stayed at hundreds of hotels and have never experienced such a ridiculous policy. The staff was acting more like security guards than guest service representatives. This was a horrible experience. I would note recommend this hotel to anyone who may expect guests during their stay. In fact I condemn any hotels that would have such inconsiderate policies.

By on Jan 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 29, 2019

All our staff is in the best disposition to make your stay a great experience That is why all your comments, qualifications and observations are of great importance, as they help us to improve each day for you We thank you for giving us your point of view about our Hotel and the service we provide and we apologize if they did not meet your expectations and that you were not in agreement with our policies Once again thank you for your opinion Sincerely Katherine May Front Office Manager

4
Everyone

By on Jan 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 7, 2019

We appreciate your comments it is very important for us know about your opinions and the service quality of our Hotel It is satisfying for us know that you had a nice experience and stay at the Holiday Inn, San Jose, Aurola Hotel we look forward to host you once again in the future Regards Katherine May Front Office Manager

5
Everyone

Good check in. Very friendly staff. We found the room to be very comforyable and quiet.

By , from Rockford, Illinois on Oct 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 16, 2018

We are satisfied to receive comments like yours, this shows us that all our staff does their work conscientiously making our guests have a wonderful experience during their stay at our Hotel If in the future you visit San Jose please take us as your lodging option will be a please to serve you. Thank you Katherine May Front Office Manager

5
Everyone

The room was very clean and the bed was so comfortable! The free breakfast buffet was huge and gave me an opportunity to try many local fruits.

By , from Tulsa, OK on Sep 22, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2018

The reason why every day we work hard, is so that all our guests can experience the best of the stays in our Hotel, this is our main purpose and for which all our efforts are directed When we receive comments like yours, we are filled with motivation and joy because we see the fruits of the efforts, for which we welcome your feedback. If in the future you visit Costa Rica again we will be honored that you choose us as your hotel of convenience. Regards Katherine May Front Office Manager

3

convenient hotel for downtown business

Everyone

Location is its best feature if you want to stay in downtown San Jose. The hotel is ageing and does not show signals of renovation work. Doesn´t offer suttle serivce to the airport which adds another $50 expense. Restaurants are not out of the ordinary. The view of the Central Valley is breathtaking.

By on Feb 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 12, 2018

We thank you for letting us know about you opinion and that you had a spectacular stay in your Holiday Inn San Jose Aurola , We will share your comments and your observations with all our staff . For us will be a satisfaction if you can choose us as your lodging preference in your next visit to our country , we will be glad to serve you . Sincerely Katherine May Front Desk Manager

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.