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Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good location, great buffet breakfast, huge room, nice bathroom, awesome outdoor pools. Felt to me like it's own resort.

Radisson is very large. Rooms are much bigger than I expected. The surroundings, lobby, breakfast area, garden, pool, whirlpool were all elegant.

We stayed here 2 nights at the end of our trip in Costa Rica. It was about 25 minutes from the airport so we were able to have the free breakfast at 6 am and still make our 8 am flight out. The breakfast is probably the best thing about the hotel. It is located off of a major highway and our room happened to face the highway so we were kept up because of all the noise from the cars and trucks. There isn’t much around the hotel. You have to walk about 20 minutes to the city center. You could probably find something better.

I loved staying at the Radisson. While the location is not the best (next to one of the main highways), I really enjoyed the comfort of the room. The Buffet was great and they had different selections everyday. I used the gym a couple of times and was very impressed at how complete it was. I would definitely stay here again, it is within a short 15 walk to Parque Central and many shops and restaurants. Thanks for the great experience!

Could use maintainance, shower valves faulty, staff not the most helpful on evening shift, day staff was much better

I feel bad writing this review but I hate when I paid for something and don’t get back what I paid for. First, we got there and we were given a dirty room, yes a messy, smelly and dirty room. They tried to amend what they did and gave us a different room which they called “deluxe” (it was exactly the same layout as the first room we were in). We were told there were complementary bottled water. We had to call the reception because there was no Bottled water in the room. They cane after 20 minutes. Next day, we went to a tour and came to the hotel around 3:00pm. And our room was still messy, we went to talk to them and we were told they were full In capacity and we were have our room cleaned by 5:00pm. After that, I called reception because I needed a phone number they made me a “favor” and called to get my food deliver. Little I know they were gonna charge me for that phone call. I honestly won’t stay in this hotel ever again.

Muy agradable lugar, Buen servicio Personal atento Delicioso desayuno

Bar agradável, espaçoso algo alegado del Centro. Desayuno poço variado. Buen internet

front desk staff rude! not even a single smile at my check in, still waitting for my club clarson points, for 3 rooms i booked!

Didn't have my Orbitz reservation but placed us in an upgraded suite from an old Expedia record.

We travel on July 2017, overall very good experience. I would recommend more restaurants. The breakfasts are amazing.

We reserved several rooms for our groups travel & everyone was perfectly satisfied! The king bed was comfortable & plush as was the two queen beds. The ful breakfast was delicious and the little refrigerator worked well for keeping all our drinks really cold for traveling in the San Jose sunshine! Gold's Gym provided for full exercise & workout space. The Hotel Staff kept everybody happy!

The hotel is pretty nice! However, the restaurant is overpriced, and the food from the restaurant was not very good. The rooms had no microwave or wash cloths, but the housekeepers were very accommodating and detail-oriented.

A surprising hotel that could be the envy of any resort. Its location is ideal: Close to everything and far from everything, depending on what it is chosen for. Here, one can have the best of both worlds. Within walking distance to the center of the city and its lively activities, far enough to be quiet and enjoyable. I highly recommend Radisson Calle Blancos where you will find your expectations surpassed. Enjoy!

This hotel is old and needs and update soon. Carpets are dirty and stained, bathroom was dirty and water pressure bad. Intermitent hot and cold water while taking a shower. But I can live with all the above; what I find unacceptable is getting a crib for my 9 month baby which was not correctly assembled and finding my baby on the floor crying in the middel of the night. The crib had a broken plywood under the mattress and this cause my baby to fall and hit her head. In the US you can sue for this, instead I called front desk and explained the problem and they apologized and agreed to replace the crib right away. We left for the day and to our surprise the broken crib was still in the room and the hotel never cared about getting us a new crib. Would never recommend this hotel to anyone, terrible customer service and keep in mind I am a Platinum Customer which usually gets preferential treatment. Not at this hotel, stay away!

Friendly staff. Nothing close by to do kind of out of the way. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Very relaxed and quiet atmosphere

Stayed here 2 nights...room was hot..staff was rude (both at front desk and restaurant) not what is expected of radisson....only positive...good breakfast and despite horrible restaurant service food was good

We had a noisy room the first night, but the desk (Hellen)worked hard to find us a quiet room. The staff were all lovely. Breakfast was fantastic. It was my birthday and two of the servers( Mayra and Alexandra) sang Happy Birthday to me in Spanish and gave me a dessert with a candle for me to blow out. My only disappointment was that it was a long way from museums and shops. My fault for not checking closer. The atmosphere was like an oasis in a busy city. Lots of trees and flowers.

We chose the hotel by accident. When we arrived in San Jose and sat about 1/2 hour waiting for the traffic jam to clear, we thought "oh no; what a mistake!" But the hotel turned out to be just fine. The restaurant was OK, the room was well furnished, the fitness room was outstanding and everyone was friendly. On the flip side, the hallways were dark, the view from our room was nothing to write home about, and the pool was tiny. To get downtown you had to have a car or take a taxi. Recommendation is that the hotel establish a shuttle.

We had a great time once our Hotel Room got change from the first night we arrived. The view was great

Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15 San Jose San Jose

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Jade Museum and Gold Museum
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Children's Museum and Jade Museum. This 4-star hotel has 210 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, a casino, and an outdoor pool. It's in central San Jose and also close to Gold Museum and Central Park.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel serves as home to a restaurant, which has pool views and specializes in international cuisine, along with a lobby lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica's 210 recently renovated rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and minibars. 32-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Select Comfort beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are also standard.


Property features

At Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica, guests enjoy a casino, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 19000 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a sauna.

Room options

Executive Room, Non Smoking

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, Non Smoking

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Guest)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

Everyone (26) Couples (7) Business (5) Family (2) Other (3) Friends (1)
5

very nice, luxurious hotel.

Everyone

Good location, great buffet breakfast, huge room, nice bathroom, awesome outdoor pools. Felt to me like it's own resort.

By , from Pa on Jan 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 22, 2018

Dear Jason, Thank you so much for sharing your comments, but also for taking the time to share your experience. We really work as hard as we can to make our great guests, such as yourself, feel welcomed, appreciated and as comfortable as possible. Your feedback will serve as a key tool for us, so we can continually improve our services. We appreciate your opinions and it will be an honor if you consider as again in the future. Sincerely, Meryen Ureña

5

a large and beautiful hotel

Everyone

Radisson is very large. Rooms are much bigger than I expected. The surroundings, lobby, breakfast area, garden, pool, whirlpool were all elegant.

By , from Chicago on Jan 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to complete our guest satisfaction survey. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your time at the hotel. On behalf of our entire staff at Radisson we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!

3

it was fine for what it was

Everyone

We stayed here 2 nights at the end of our trip in Costa Rica. It was about 25 minutes from the airport so we were able to have the free breakfast at 6 am and still make our 8 am flight out. The breakfast is probably the best thing about the hotel. It is located off of a major highway and our room happened to face the highway so we were kept up because of all the noise from the cars and trucks. There isn’t much around the hotel. You have to walk about 20 minutes to the city center. You could probably find something better.

By , from Washinfton, DC on Jan 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 5, 2018

Hello Kidist Thank you for taking your time and let us know what you think and telling us about your experience in the hotel, we will use this information as a feedback, this will help us to improve our services and facilities. Best Regards

5

winter vacation stop over

Everyone

I loved staying at the Radisson. While the location is not the best (next to one of the main highways), I really enjoyed the comfort of the room. The Buffet was great and they had different selections everyday. I used the gym a couple of times and was very impressed at how complete it was. I would definitely stay here again, it is within a short 15 walk to Parque Central and many shops and restaurants. Thanks for the great experience!

By , from Los Angeles on Dec 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 26, 2017

Dear Luis, Thank you so much for sharing your comments, but also for taking the time to share your experience. We really work as hard as we can to make our great guests, such as yourself, feel welcomed, appreciated and as comfortable as possible. Your feedback will serve as a key tool for us, so we can continually improve our services. We appreciate your opinions and it will be an honor if you consider as again in the future. Sincerely, Meryen Ureña

4

good location

Everyone

Could use maintainance, shower valves faulty, staff not the most helpful on evening shift, day staff was much better

By , from nd on Dec 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 6, 2017

Dear Rick, Thank you so much for sharing your comments, but also for taking the time to share your experience. Your feedback will serve as a key tool for us, so we can continually improve our services. We appreciate your opinions and it will be an honor if you consider as again in the future. Sincerely, Meryen Ureña

3

not a good experience.

Everyone

I feel bad writing this review but I hate when I paid for something and don’t get back what I paid for. First, we got there and we were given a dirty room, yes a messy, smelly and dirty room. They tried to amend what they did and gave us a different room which they called “deluxe” (it was exactly the same layout as the first room we were in). We were told there were complementary bottled water. We had to call the reception because there was no Bottled water in the room. They cane after 20 minutes. Next day, we went to a tour and came to the hotel around 3:00pm. And our room was still messy, we went to talk to them and we were told they were full In capacity and we were have our room cleaned by 5:00pm. After that, I called reception because I needed a phone number they made me a “favor” and called to get my food deliver. Little I know they were gonna charge me for that phone call. I honestly won’t stay in this hotel ever again.

By , from Michigan on Nov 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2017

Dear Jazmin, Thank you so much for sharing your comments, but also for taking the time to share your experience. We sincerely apologize for the multiple issues you've encountered during your stay. This is not the kind of experience we want our valued guests to have. We take pride in our “Yes I Can!” culture and do apologize that you did not receive this level of service. Your feedback will serve as a key tool for us, so we can continually improve our services. We will make sure that your comments will be forwarded to the hotel management to ensure hotel facilities, accommodations, and staff services are up to Radisson Hotel standards. We hope for another opportunity to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Meryen Ureña

3
Everyone

front desk staff rude! not even a single smile at my check in, still waitting for my club clarson points, for 3 rooms i booked!

By on Sep 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 19, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your comments, but also for taking the time to share your experience. We really work as hard as we can to make our great guests, such as yourself, feel welcomed, appreciated and as comfortable as possible. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you've encountered during your stay. This is not the kind of experience we want our valued guests to have. Your feedback will serve as a key tool for us, so we can continually improve our services. We hope for another opportunity to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Meryen Ureña

4

multiple trips

Everyone

Didn't have my Orbitz reservation but placed us in an upgraded suite from an old Expedia record.

By , from San Juan, PR on Sep 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 19, 2017

Dear Rosanna, Thank you so much for sharing your comments, but also for taking the time to share your experience. We really work as hard as we can to make our great guests, such as yourself, feel welcomed, appreciated and as comfortable as possible. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you've encountered during your stay. This is not the kind of experience we want our valued guests to have. Your feedback will serve as a key tool for us, so we can continually improve our services. We hope for another opportunity to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Meryen Ureña

5
Everyone

We travel on July 2017, overall very good experience. I would recommend more restaurants. The breakfasts are amazing.

By , from Puerto Rico on Jul 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 1, 2017

Dear Nancy, Thank you so much for sharing your comments, but also for taking the time to share your experience. We really work as hard as we can to make our great guests, such as yourself, feel welcomed, appreciated and as comfortable as possible. Our staff is always happy to exceed your expectations; we use our values to improve every day and make the guests feel comfortable in their stay. Your feedback will serve as a key tool for us, so we can continually improve our services. We appreciate your opinions and it will be an honor if you consider as again in the future. Sincerely, Meryen Ureña

5

excellent group choice

Everyone

We reserved several rooms for our groups travel & everyone was perfectly satisfied! The king bed was comfortable & plush as was the two queen beds. The ful breakfast was delicious and the little refrigerator worked well for keeping all our drinks really cold for traveling in the San Jose sunshine! Gold's Gym provided for full exercise & workout space. The Hotel Staff kept everybody happy!

By , from Dallas, Texas on Jul 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 26, 2017

Dear guest, Thank you so much for sharing your comments, but also for taking the time to share your experience. We really work as hard as we can to make our great guests, such as yourself, feel welcomed, appreciated and as comfortable as possible. Our staff is always happy to exceed your expectations; we use our values to improve every day and make the guests feel comfortable in their stay. We appreciate your opinions and it will be an honor if you consider us again. Sincerely, Meryen Ureña