Stay at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica in the heart of the capital city of San Jose. The recently renovated Gran Hotel is set in one of the best locations for people watching along the pedestrian boulevard of Avenida Central with views overlooking the National Theatre. Spend a day exploring museums, shops, and other popular attractions within […]
San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, has a plethora of surrounding hotels to choose from. The area boasts everything from small intimate lodging facilities to complete luxury resorts in the city and surrounding countryside. The city of San Jose also has the larger of the two international airports in Costa Rica, the Juan Santamaria International Airport. If you've just booked a flight to Costa Rica, odds are good that you’ll enter Costa Rica through San Jose. The majority of travelers don’t stay long in the city. Rather, they use it as a jumping point or travel directly to their next destination. For those travelers interested in the culture and happenings around the capital city or for those staying overnight following a late flight, San Jose Costa Rica hotels vary widely by style, budget, and interest.
Hotel Grano de Oro
Tropical victorian architecture and gourmet dining make Hotel Grano de Oro a highlight in the San Jose & Central Valley region.
Finca Rosa Blanca Inn & Coffee Plantation
Finca Rosa Blanca is a beautiful family-owned coffee and art hotel in Heredia, outside of San Jose, renowned for its on-site coffee plantation. This boutique hotel is a charmer, especially when you notice its local touches. From the artisan crafts and murals in each suite to the bracelets in the gift shop, Finca Rosa Blanca is a comprehensive […]
Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen
The San Jose Marriott is a Spanish colonial style hotel with sweeping views of the San Jose countryside conveniently located near the international airport.
Hotel Alta is a trendy and fun boutique hotel located just 15 minutes from downtown San Jose.
Park Inn San Jose
Just three blocks from San Jose’s main avenue, and within walking distance of the National Museum, the Jade Museum, and the Costa Rican Art Museum!
Xandari Resort & Spa
This 22-villa paradise is a haven for tranquility and relaxation.
Hotel Presidente is a stylish boutique hotel centrally located in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica. This colorful, modern hotel is decorated with vibrant artwork, vintage items, and foliage to create a fun and quirky atmosphere. Experience the bustling energy of Costa Rica’s capital city on foot! The hotel is within walking distance of restaurants, bars, […]
The Retreat is an 11-room luxury boutique hotel located 40 minutes away from San Jose International Airport in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Amenities The Retreat amenities include a pool, Jacuzzi, yoga, fitness room, and steam room. There are morning Hatha Yoga classes and afternoon Restorative Yoga classes daily. A few hikes are available on […]
Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center
Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center is a 10-room boutique mountain eco-lodge with a guest experience focused on Holistic Health outside San Jose.
Hotel Bougainvillea Heredia
Set among 10 acres of lush gardens, the unique and comfortable Hotel Bougainvillea Heredia is a place where guests can truly experience the world famous beauty of Costa Rica. Balconies opening from rooms display a marvelous view of the mountains on one side and the San José skyline on the other. Massive beam ceilings, wood paneling and a […]
Courtyard Marriott Escazu
The Courtyard Marriott Escazu is a colonial style mid-size hotel situated on the outskirts of San Jose.
Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose
The Hampton Inn San Jose is a great way to begin any trip to Costa Rica. The 24-hour shuttle service from the San Jose airport means that no matter what time you get in, a friendly staff member will be waiting to usher you away from the crowds and into the comfort of your room. […]
Hotel Buena Vista Alajuela
Just 15 minutes from the airport, Hotel Buena Vista is a lovely boutique hotel with extensive tropical gardens.
Courtyard Marriott Alajuela
The Courtyard Marriott Alajuela is ideally located just 5 minutes from the San Jose international airport.
Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel
Near Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel is the Central Park of San Jose. Within the park is a a large lake, from which the hotel gets its name, Parque del Lago.
San Jose Costa Rica Hotels Downtown
There are a variety of San Jose Costa Rica hotels downtown only about 15 minutes from the international airport. These are perfect for those interested in exploring the sights of the city. Only about 15 to 20 minutes from the international airport are some truly unique properties with sweeping views of the beautiful Costa Rican country-side. Travelers visiting the outskirts of San Jose will have the opportunity to learn a bit about Costa Rican agriculture and the cultural communities surrounding the city.
San Jose Costa Rica Hotel Recommendations
There are a variety of great accommodations available in the Central Valley area in and around San Jose. Some hotels are located in the downtown area and some are a little further from the capital city with truly unique tour options available on site. The romantic Finca Rosa Blanca Inn has beautiful views overlooking the on-site coffee plantation with tours and tastings available. Hotel Grano de Oro is a quaint little boutique hotel with an adorable restaurant offering such delectable dishes that even local Ticos come to dine. A good option for families is the San Jose Marriott situated in an ideal location between the airport and downtown San Jose.