Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

Radial Francisco J. Orlich Plaza Los Mangos, Rio Segundo 20109 Costa Rica
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#1 of 4 hotels in Rio Segundo
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela is a comfortable and convenient hotel in Alajuela, Costa Rica set just moments from International Juan Santamaria Airport in Costa Rica. From the International Arrival Gate, this LEED-constructed Alajuela hotel is just 5 minutes away towards downtown Alajuela. Our location provides the easiest and most convenient access to all the main tourist attractions in the Central Pacific: Puntarenas and Guanacaste, also National Parks such as Manuel Antonio, Carara, Poas, Braulio Carrillo, Volcan Rincon de la Vieja and much more. Some ideas to plan your Costa Rican Vacation are visiting Arenal Volcano, La Paz Waterfalls and other tourist activities and attractions, all starting at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, don't forget to take advantage of our free Airport Shuttle every 30 minutes. We want to please you and make your stay a very special one!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bowling offsite
Tennis court offsite
Free airport transportation
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Safe
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Location

Radial Francisco J. Orlich Plaza Los Mangos, Rio Segundo 20109 Costa Rica
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Kari C wrote a review Feb 2020
Campbell, California157 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately because of mechanical problems we arrived way too late to take advantage of the complementary shuttle.

Upon checking in there were no extra available rooms as the hotel is 100% filled.

Four of us shared a 1 bedroom suite and the staff helped us out immensely with blankets, pillows, etc.

The complementary breakfast in the morning included an omelette station and waffles.

It was very quiet, clean, and extremely convenient to the airport.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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egwanderlust wrote a review Nov 2021
Hampton, New Hampshire1,721 contribution17,345 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is perfect for one night in San Jose if you are arriving late. We stayed on our arrival and again before our departure back to the United States. The check-in process was a breeze and by using the Marriott Bonvoy app we were able to completely skip the front desk. The mobile key was convenient although it gave us trouble in the elevator during our first stay. But no worries, it was easy to figure out.

Our rooms were spotless. I clean everywhere I go to be cautious but the two rooms we stayed in were the cleanest I have ever seen. The water was hot and the rain showerhead felt fantastic after long travel days. We did not take advantage of nearly enough of their amenities but we did manage to order room service through Centro which was delicious for hotel quality food and the man that delivered our food was friendly. I would also like to applaud the speediness and cleanliness of the free airport shuttles. These run every thirty minutes and the pick up location at the airport is in front of the Malinche Restaurant.

The only thing that disappointed me was that the mattress was a bit on the firm side. I managed to sleep well but it could use a bit more cushion. Overall, we will stay here the next time we plan on visiting Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Melinda Hardin wrote a review Apr 2021
Cooperstown, New York44 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived into San Jose late, and were able to find the Courtyard shuttle driver easily. Check-in was quick and efficient, and our room was large and clean.

Marriott is obviously trying to "go green." I was pleased to see large, fixed bottles of shampoo and conditioner, instead of the usual small plastic bottles that end up in the ocean or landfill. The bed was very comfortable.

One request to Marriott (and probably other hotels): you have placed adjustable shower heads in all the Bonvoy hotels I have stayed in recently. Unfortunately, I can't adjust them, because I am only five feet tall. I estimated I would have to be at least 5'5". The only way I can adjust the shower head is to stand on the edge of the bathtub (if there is one) or pull a chair into the bathroom. Dangerous and inconvenient. Shout out to hotel chains: there are a lot of us short people out here!

Breakfast was adequate, and there was plenty of fresh tropical fruit and great Costa Rican coffee. This will be our airport hotel of choice on our frequent trips to Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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shmekel wrote a review Feb 2020
los angeles, ca42 contributions43 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is more or less exactly what you would expect from a Courtyard by Marriott. It was in good condition, clean, service was fine but nothing special, restaurant food was unexceptional and expensive.

On the plus side, it is very convenient to the airport, and the free shuttle comes about every 30 minutes. They also have free parking, which is great if you rent a car, as we did.

The only negative thing worth noting is that we are Bonvoy members, and when we first checked in we were given what must be one of the worst rooms in the entire hotel, on the second floor right above the entranceway, directly next to the elevator, and right across the hall from the door to the gym and the pool. We heard enough noise in the first 20 minutes that we requested to change the room. Another room was available, and we were moved up to the sixth floor where we had no problems. Now I understand that rooms are assigned based on availability, and someone has to get that lousy room next to the elevator, pool, etc. But it's probably fairly easy to flag the "undesirable" rooms in the computer so you don't give them to your Bonvoy members by default, at least when another room is available. Just something to consider.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: 2nd floor next to the elevators is noisy. The side facing away from the airport and road is quieter.
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Response from Nicolas S, Guest Relations Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Dear shmekel, Thank you for sharing with us your recent experience at Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela. Your comment helps identify an area of opportunity for us to improve the guest satisfaction and we will follow up with the team for future visitors. We are delighted to have been your chosen hotel during your recent stay in Alajuela. It was truly a pleasure to serve you. Sincerely,
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avram wiseman wrote a review Aug 2022
14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a well run hotel property that understands travelers needs. The rooms are immaculate and the hotel offers security feature that only permits guests to enter the floor that contains their room or the pool/ gym area. Apparently this is concern in San Jose (I have been told) .
The front desk is professional, courteous, multi lingual and very caring. I loved my short stay here.
Breakfast buffet was truly delicious and offered Costa Rica's tropical fruits as well as an all you can eat buffet. It was a great deal!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cmopdgc wrote a review Feb 2022
Davis, California104 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to stay at the airport Courtyard because we were catching an early flight to Panama, it’s definitely not the cheapest hotel but with a 5:00 am flight and typical “big city” safety concerns we thought it to be the best option for us. After a long day of driving from Quepos we arrived tired and hungry. The front desk was being manned by a man named Eric. I must say that Eric is fantastic, by far one of the best front desk experiences I have had in an hotel anywhere in the world. Our interaction was a standard “check-in” situation but Eric went above and beyond. He was genuine, kind, and really helpful. The hotel was great, exactly what you would expect from a Marriott but the service from Eric and the restaurant staff was more that I expected. It’s employees like him that keep me going back to Marriott and it’s partners.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kathryn L wrote a review Oct 2021
Salt Lake City, Utah3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on the last night of our honeymoon before flying out the following morning. Lourdes at the front desk made our stay extra special by arranging for us to have robes, chocolates and chocolate pistachio covered strawberries brought to our room. This was such a kind gesture and made the end of our honeymoon/transition to reality a little easier! Restaurants across the road, walmart across the road if needed as well as restaurant/cafe on site. Airport shuttle starting at 0430, only took 5 minutes to get to airport. Great spot to stay if flying in/out of SJO!
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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flyeatfish wrote a review May 2021
Denver, Colorado68 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The property, the customer service, and the food exceeds our expectations in every way. It was a short one night stay and the staffs made the stay so much enjoyable and pleasant. Marriott did an excellent job on keeping the place clean and COVID safe. The staffs at the front desk and the restaurants are always helpful, friendly and professional. The housekeeper keeps the room spotlessly clean. The bed is very comfortable by US standard (solid, supportive yet not too hard).

The food is well priced (fresh, perfectly cooked dinner under $10USD) and the dinner was so tasty and comforting after a long flight. The breakfast has good variety (yummy egg options, meats, fresh fruit, chai seed pudding, salad and many more).

They also provide info and assistance to help booking COVID test which is required prior to the flight to the States. (note: COVID test is also available at San Jose Airport (SJO) 24/7.

We stayed at this hotel both the day we arrived SJO and the day prior to departure after traveling RC for 2 weeks. The services, cleanliness and food consistently exceeds our expectation. A solid hotel to stay in San Jose for us. We will return in the future : )
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ZenDark30 wrote a review Jan 2022
Portland, Oregon4,266 contributions276 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
A easy shuttle ride from the airport made this hotel a no brainer choice. After a delayed flight and a kufuffle at the airport with the health inspection QR code we were glad to settle in for the night.

We were greeted like family by the receptionist and as a platinum member we chose the extra points versus the discount off of a meal.

Our room was as expected, clean and easy to navigate. Breakfast in the morning is a Buffet that either can be included in the room or US$16 per person. A good choice if you are hungry and enjoy eggs, pastries, fruit, add more.

The gym and pool are sufficient for a typical work out. The pool is not heated so unless it’s warm it was too cold for my taste.

The best thing about this hotel is its proximity to the airport. It’s next-door to a Walmart if you need supplies. The other surroundings are a shantytown neighborhood. Nothing too exciting.

Note to Marriott elite members: avoid mobile check-in since they cannot give you an upgraded room.

Note to travelers: avoid taking a taxi and pay extra dollars and wait for the shuttle at the end of the arrival exit.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Walk past taxis and take free shuttle-avoid expensive taxis. elite members: avoid mobile...
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Adam G wrote a review Oct 2020
9 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 4 stayed one night after arriving to SJO on a late flight from the US. The staff was extremely pleasant every time we interacted with them and the room was nice and comfortable. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast with made to order omelets, waffles and pancakes. The only negative was that they were not running the airport shuttle when we arrived. The receptionist did send a taxi but proceeded to charge us for it even though it appeared to be the same shuttle that was running the next morning.

Side note, there is a Walmart conveniently within walking distance that we took advantage of to do some shopping before heading out of town
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Richard M asked a question Mar 2022
Longmont, Colorado1 contribution
Does the hotel offer Covid testing?
BFConch asked a question Dec 2021
Key West, Florida7 contributions2 helpful votes
Our flight gets in late. Is the shuttle 24 hours, or if not, what time does it end?
Answer from egwanderlust
Hampton, New Hampshire1,721 contribution17,345 helpful votes
The shuttle runs from 4am-12:45am.
egwanderlust asked a question Nov 2021
Hampton, New Hampshire1,721 contribution17,345 helpful votes
Where is the hotel shuttle located upon leaving the airport?
Jon Rogers wrote a tip May 2024
New Jersey146 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Shuttle to the airport five mins away Great place"
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kelly053 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Valparaiso, Florida245 contributions132 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you need to get breakfast at the airport, we recommend Avokat for a great omelette. Across from Starbucks in food court."
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Barbara B wrote a tip Feb 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Relax! Breathe, and let the staff do the heavy lifting for you."
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flyguyyyz wrote a tip Sep 2023
Toronto, Canada85 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool area is decent not to big. "
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Clyrette B wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The shuttle goes every 30 minutes from the hotel to the airport. Please bring cash with you to tip the staff - they deserve good tipping. "
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PRICE RANGE
C$190 - C$239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaRio Segundo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
127
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Frequently Asked Questions about Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Which popular attractions are close to Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Nearby attractions include City Mall (0.5 km), Plaza Real Alajuela (1.1 km), and Sr. y Sra Ese Souvenir Store (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ragu, Spaghetti Factory, City Mall, Alajuela, and Taj Mahal - An Ethnic Indian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela have airport transportation?
Yes, Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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