Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

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#15 of 33 hotels in Alajuela
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
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Cleanliness
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Experience warm hospitality and tropical comfort at Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, located just five minutes away from SJO Airport with a complimentary shuttle service. Start your mornings with a delicious complimentary breakfast and stay connected with free high-speed WiFi throughout the hotel. Whether you're here for business or leisure, our spacious rooms and suites provide a comfortable retreat, and our convenient location allows easy access to local attractions, parks, restaurants, and nightlife. Rethink your travel experience at Fairfield San Jose Airport Alajuela.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

Plaza Los Mangos Radial Francisco J. Orlich, Alajuela 20109 Costa Rica
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 62 out of 100
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport
Tortuquero Airport
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles45 reviews
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The Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela garners high marks for its immaculate premises, as guests appreciate the cleanliness and contemporary design of both rooms and common areas. The hotel's array of amenities, including the complimentary airport shuttle and diverse breakfast options, is regularly celebrated by travelers. While the rooms earn recognition for their modernity, some guests find them a tad snug and have expressed concerns with the bedding. Opinions on value vary, with some visitors commending the reasonable pricing and others finding it a bit steep. The service staff, noted for their cordiality and efficiency, often receives accolades for their dedication to guest satisfaction.
Atmosphere
Stylish
Rooms
Modern
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Comprehensive

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Kama'aina wrote a review Jan 2023
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii114 contributions137 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'll start by saying this Fairfield blows away the Fairfields in the States. This hotel is new and very close to the airport with a free shuttle going every 30 minutes. The location is great in that there is a supermarket 3 minutes away on foot and it's convenient if you plan to explore up north or to the west coast. Breakfast is also way better than Fairfields in the States. The Peruvian and Mexcian restaurants in front of the hotel are good.

The cardio equipment in the gym is brand new and works great. Rooms are clean and spacious. My favorite suprise was the free to use self-serve clothes washer and dryer on the 4th floor.

Staff are friendly and helpful too!
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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MandySue1024 wrote a review Feb 2023
Portland, Maine103 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Like just about anyone with a morning flight home, I booked the hotel based on proximity to SJO and the availability of a shuttle. But I was delighted—if not actively shocked—to see how much this Marriott exceeds expectations. It is spanking clean and stylish, with amenities I associate with boutique chains: fitness center with weights and benches in addition to cardio machines, happy hour in the lobby, and the unassuming dining/breakfast area served up a really nice dinner: I had a baked salmon with roasted potatoes, green beans, and olives that was excellent. Based on what others around me ordered, it seems like their fish tacos and “rectangle” pizzas are also popular—and they have a full bar, too.

The shuttle to the airport is free and leaves every 30 minutes—no reservation required. Next time, we’ll stay a night at both ends of the trip…and maybe actually use the fitness room.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Michael B wrote a review Aug 2023
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are flying out of San Jose Airport, this hotel is your best choice. It is located only a few minutes to the airport gate. They offer a shuttle which departs every 15 minutes (can use either the Courtyard or Fairfield shuttle).
A good hot breakfast is also complementary. Free laundry is also available which is highly recommended after a long trip.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniela Camacho Mata, Guest Services / Front Office at Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Responded Aug 18, 2023
Dear MichaelbO8220SE, Thank you very much for your visit and for providing feedback and info about your experience during your stay. We deeply value your comments, and it is always encouraging to read our hotel was convenient for you and we were able to satisfy your needs. Once again thank you for taking the time to write your comments, I'm looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Daniela C. Quality & Guest Experience Multiproperty Supervisor Fairfield & Courtyard Alajuela
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Ashley P wrote a review Sep 2023
86 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second stay - our first stay was on our flight out of SJO for a vacation and this second stay was for meetings in San Jose. The staff are bilingual, very friendly, happy and accommodating. The food is consistent with a decent menu. The complimentary breakfast buffet has options to satisfy all and is fresh and well maintained. The hotel has a late checkout of noon which was helpful for my business trip and offers free parking for up to a week with 24/7 security and a free shuttle every 30 minutes to SJO. No matter the reason or length of stay, we have found our “go-to” hotel in San Jose!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Daniela Camacho Mata, Guest Services / Front Office at Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Responded Sep 30, 2023
Dear Ashley P, We appreciate your review and ratings, for us it's very important to convey with our guests satisfaction, therefore our staff is prepared and always happy to assist you during your visit. Once again thank you for sharing your thoughts and I hope to welcome you back some other time. Pura Vida! Daniela C. Quality & Guest Experience Multiproperty Supervisor Fairfield & Courtyard Alajuela
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djcynic wrote a review Jan 2023
Seattle, Washington287 contributions141 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I will admit I only booked this stay as my last night in Costa Rica with an early flight departure, as I trust and use Marriot properties often enough and the free convenient airport shuttle sealed the deal. But WOW, I was so impressed with this NEW property! The lovely lobby with fruit water offerings, friendly front desk, shiny SPOTLESS CLEAN hotel, with very comfortable beds and bedding, an in room expresso machine! Cute tile bathroom with all the toiletries and a hair dryer to use. Option to use the next door fitness facilities if you like. (I did not have time for that). Downstairs, you'll find the dining area offers dinner and breakfast as well as a fun lil bar. Great service! The bartender Wilberto is a talented mixologist who went above and beyond to create fun experience while we were there! All of the staff was friendly and hard working, even the free breakfast was tasty and offered early enough that we actually could eat something prior to our shuttle to the airport. I highly recommend a stay here to begin or end your Costa Rica trip, you won't regret it.
Tip: You can also use Uber Eats to deliver to you in this location.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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raquel_z 🙊🙉🙈🐒 wrote a review Apr 2023
Winnipeg, Canada12,332 contributions162 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We travel to Costa Rica often and normally spend the night before our departure at a hotel near SJO. Since it opened, the Fairfield has been on my radar to try.
Our recent stay was very pleasant. The hotel is still fresh and new. Our room was functional, clean and modern. The bathroom was nice - good amenities and good hot water. The bed was comfortable. No surprises or disappointments

The shuttle worked well. We arrived at the Domestic Terminal and called. It was there in minutes. On the way to the airport the next morning, it left as scheduled.

The included buffet breakfast was tasty and had enough variety. A bonus for people with relatively early flights is that it starts at 5:30AM.

The staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The public computer was not working so they offered to print our boarding passes for us.

This particular time, of the “usual suspects” chain airport hotels the Fairfield was the most reasonably priced.

The hotel is walking distance to Walmart for those who may want to pick up a few things. In addition to the hotel restaurant, there is a little mall very very close with several dining choices.

All in all we had an excellent stay and would recommend The Fairfield and stay there again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GaudiLM wrote a review Feb 2024
Montreal, Canada289 contributions146 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 2 nights at the beginning of our trip before taking a domestic flight to Drake bay and 1 night at the end returning from Puerto Jimenez and flying back home the next morning.

Very easy shuttle ride from/to the airport every half hour. Very recent hotel, clean and comfortable rooms. Shower works great.

They have only queen beds (would have preferred king : some of the slightly larger rooms could have accomodated a king bed, but they are all queens).

What is missing is an electrical outlet on the right side of the bed. There is only one on the left and on the right, it is too far from the nightstand to be usable.

Did a day trip to Irazu and orosi valley one of the days and they pick up directly at the hotel.

Breakfast starts at 5:30, great for early flights.

We ate dinner twice, ok to good food, convenient,

There a a couple of restaurants in front in the mini mall and a big walmart just besides the hotel, easy walk.

Would use again if need an overnight near airport in San Jose!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David O wrote a review Feb 2024
16 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Fairfield Inn by Marriot is next door to the Marriot Residence inn just a short ride from the airport. There is a free shuttle that runs every 15 to 30 minutes from the airport to the hotel. The roads are still small in San Jose so it takes about 15 minutes to get to the airport from the hotel even though it is only about 3km away as the crow flies.

The rooms are well appointed with good air conditioning. The hotel appears to be relatively new and has modern furnishings. We stayed there two separate nights after arriving and before departing San Jose. The breakfast buffet was very good, much better than Fairfield Inns in the United States.

There are three restaurants across the street facing the hotel if you don't want to eat at the hotel restaurant. The large City Mall is also a 10 minute walk from the hotel with lots of shops and a food court.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The shuttles from Fairfield Inn run every 15 to 30 minutes and stop at the Courtyard by Marriott...
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hiker017 wrote a review Feb 2024
Bellingham, Washington179 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent our first night in Costa Rica a couple of weeks ago at this Fairfield Inn and were not disappointed. The room was small, but clean and comfortable, and it met all of our needs. The airport shuttle was there as soon as we walked out to the stop from the airport, and it probably took less than five minutes to get to the hotel. We really enjoyed the free breakfast, which had quite a variety of American food and Costa Rican specialty items. The staff was also very friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rmak2009 wrote a review Jul 2023
New York City, New York55 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed here for a night on the way to Uvita. My flight got in over four hours late but I was able to catch the last shuttle from SJO to the hotel at 1:00am. As others mention the hotel is new and very clean and modern. Check in was quick and easy, room was clean and well appointed and Wi-Fi worked great. The complementary breakfast had a great variety, from traditional Costa Rica rice and beans to oatmeal, muffins and fresh fruit. Coffee was excellent and the people working were extremely pleasant and friendly. The lobby is large and comfortable and I saw signs for an evening happy hour. I would absolutely stay here again if I needed to be close to the airport for an early flight or after a late night arrival.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Daniela Camacho Mata, Atención al cliente/recepción at Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Responded Jul 11, 2023
Dear rmak2009, Thank you very much for your visit, we are delighted by reading your feedback about your stay. It is great to know you had a pleasant time with us after your late-night arrival. Our priority #1 is always to make our guest feel welcome and provide the best service experience and hospitality. I hope to welcome you back again next time you come to CR. Sincerely, Daniela C Multiproperty Quality & Guest Experience Supervisor Fairfield Alajuela & Courtyard Alajuela
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Answer from Dani M
Hello, by the arrivals gate, there is a restaurant called Malinche, just a few steps on that same sidewalk from the restaurant there are signs of several hotels that provide shuttle service. One of them is Fairfield's Shuttle, that's where you can catch the bus to the hotel. Every half an hour.
Winnipeg, Canada12,332 contributions162 helpful votes
I asked about microwaves in the rooms and they daid that so far they only had them in the “extended” rooms - so maybe they consider them for more extended stays.
Iamnurse asked a question Feb 2023
Hamilton, Canada36 contributions8 helpful votes
How late is the bar open? How early does breakfast start on a weekday?
Answer from MandySue1024
Portland, Maine103 contributions64 helpful votes
Breakfast starts at 6 a.m. every day, but I don't know about the bar--we went to bed early for an early flight.
Answer from ROCIOJEREZANA
Jerez De La Frontera, Spain1,107 contribution791 helpful votes
Contacta con el hotel para indicarlo. La furgoneta del hotel tiene una parada al salir del aeropuerto.
Darshak T wrote a tip Mar 2024
Denver, Colorado7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are an elite member and need your invoice - just make sure you get it printed out while checking out."
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Growler wrote a tip Feb 2024
36 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Traffic is terrible during the day due to construction"
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David O wrote a tip Feb 2024
16 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The shuttles from Fairfield Inn run every 15 to 30 minutes and stop at the Courtyard by Marriott next door."
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Jenine H wrote a tip Nov 2023
San Diego, United States44 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Returned rental car; took car rental shuttle to airport and hotel shuttle from airport. Super fast and easy."
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traveler3146 wrote a tip Sep 2023
Parker222 contributions133 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"stay next door at the Marriott Courtyard, managed by same group but better honest maids"
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LOCATION
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120
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Which popular attractions are close to Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Nearby attractions include City Mall (0.1 km), Sr. y Sra Ese Souvenir Store (0.09 km), and monument of Tomas Guardia (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fairfield 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 Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ragu, Spaghetti Factory, City Mall, Alajuela, and Rosti - City Mall.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela have airport transportation?
Yes, Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Is Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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