Costa Rica's Best Airport Hotels Boast Charm and Convenience

Costa Rica now boasts plenty of hotels near Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) with prices to fit a range of budgets and amenities to suit travelers of all types. The Adventure Inn tops the list for its inviting grounds, including a solar-powered infinity pool, and its helpful tour desk, ready to arrange trips to forty of Costa Rica's top attractions. Business travelers and families with kids will appreciate the spacious, well-appointed rooms at the Best Western Irazu, which offers free shuttles to and from SJO and a Denny's on-site. You'll find all the amenities you'll need to keep your trip on track at the Doubletree Cariari Hotel in San Jose and the Balmoral Hotel San Jose, which has extras such as minibars and bathtubs in each room. Location is key at the Quality Hotel Real San Jose, ideally situated for visiting the best attractions of the city, and within walking distance to the Parque la Sabana, San Jose's largest green space in the heart of the city. For a luxurious escape within San Jose, book a stay at the boutique Hotel Grano del Oro, and be ensconced in this hotel's classic elegance and enjoy a short shuttle ride to SJO.



Costa Rican charm meets casual luxury at this 229 room hotel. Private terraces overlooking tropical gardens, three outdoor pools with jacuzzis, three restaurants, one cocktail bar and one casino are some of the features at this four-star,...  Read More



For such a modern hotel, the Doubletree Cariari by Hilton San José maintains a warmth and attractiveness that is hard to find in other full-service facilities. Thoughtful decoration incorporates colorful textiles and local art work to...  Read More



The Barceló San José Palacio is a 5-star hotel that caters to business travelers, with its own 1000 person capacity conference center, spacious rooms, sports facilities, and a casino. This hotel is located in close proximity to the Tobías...  Read More

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The Best Western Irazú is a huge hotel- 325 rooms- designed to suit travelers on their way in or out of Costa Rica. Free airport shuttles in both directions, currency exchange, conference rooms, and free breakfast are just some of the amenities...  Read More



Despite its stature as a luxury hotel, this place feels more like a boutique bed and breakfast than a mega-resort, and offers all the creature comforts of home, if home were a 40-room converted "Tropical Victorian" mansion. Located just off of...  Read More

Casa Conde Apartotel & Suites San Jose
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Apartotel & Suites Casa Conde is the largest and most modern combination hotel and long-term stay facility in the city, and caters to a cosmopolitan market of international and corporate tourists. But don't let its size fool you, this place...  Read More

Hotel Luisiana
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Hotel Luisiana was originally owned by an American, who built the hotel in the 1950s in his native southern-American style. In 2008, Italians took over and completely renovated the property into the boutique hotel that it is today, with a...  Read More



One of the main reasons to choose this aptly named hotel is its convenient location; perfectly situated just steps from the city's trendy Santa Ana district, The Quality Hotel Real San Jose is also only a stone's throw from the swank Multiplaza...  Read More



Not your everyday Marriott, this beautiful luxury hotel is actually a colonial hacienda set on a 30 acre coffee plantation. With its exquisite architecture, enchanting grounds, and stellar service, it's no wonder Condé Nast voted it one of the...  Read More



The name actually refers to the proximity of many of Costa Rica's adventures, but the grounds are quite peaceful and guests are also able to head into the city and visit a variety of cultural attractions, too, such as the National Theater, the...  Read More


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