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Davis, California
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Jody and her husband were wonderful hosts. We wanted a place close to the airport for an early morning flight and this was perfect. They ordered pizza for us when we arrived late at night and took us at 5am to the airport. The rooms are really comfortable too.

Thank GandT72
CasaMarinCostaRica, Owner at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. So appreciate that. We were so happy to have you as guests and glad that your trip here with your children went so well. It is a great country to bring a family to and have wonderful adventures and fun. I have yet to see anyone leave here... More 

Anchorage, AK
Level Contributor
46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

First trips to new countries are always a challenge and when we're going to a new spot for the first time we really like to find a bed and breakfast that can make our landing just a little bit softer by picking us up at the airport, helping us get a local SIM, and helping us shake off the mental... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We were looking for a place near SJO for an early morning flight and we weren't disappointed. The owner picked us up from the airport, offered to drive us to a restaurant or grocery store, and drove us back to the airport the next morning. Given our early departure, she packed a fresh, healthy, and hearty to-go breakfast. We enjoyed... More 

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CasaMarinCostaRica, Owner at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying here at Casa Marin B&B and also for taking the time to write a review. I so appreciate your comments and feedback. I am always grateful that the guests send comments, it makes me think of what I can improve on. I do hope you can come back to Costa Rica again, there are... More 

Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed a night on either end of our trip to Costa Rica at Casa Marin. We were traveling with our kids (8&11). We were picked up at the airport by a very friendly man named Wilson who was easily identified by a sign with our name and escorted to a very comfortable clean van. As soon... More 

Thank Kim W
CasaMarinCostaRica, Owner at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. It sure helps the business and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and your family. I, too, feel I have made some great friends. That is the beauty of having this B&B. I am so happy that you had such an amazing time with the animals and... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Two women traveling to Costa Rica alone....feeling a bit uncomfortable as I was filling out the paperwork for the SUV...Just as I was getting worried about driving to find Casa Marin, Jody came & met us at the car agency & we followed her to the Inn! What a relief! We had never been to San Jose before & the... More 

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CasaMarinCostaRica, Owner at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

I so appreciate you taking the time to write your review as I know how busy everyone's life is when they return home. I so enjoyed making you both feel comfortable and welcome to this country. I feel that is a big role as the owner, to orient guests to the country as much as I can in talking about... More 

Hamden, CT
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2016

My partner and I decided to celebrate her 60th birthday at the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Our flight into the main airport in Costa Rica landed after the last flight to the Osa Peninsula, so we needed a place to stay in Alajuela on the first night and also on the last night before heading back home. We researched... More 

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CasaMarinCostaRica, Manager at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and support. I so enjoyed preparing for the birthday events, finding it fun to do even though I did not know either of you. We immediately bonded and shared much conversation during your two stays. I so appreciated hearing of your adventures while here. After 12 years, I have yet to hear... More 

Owen Sound, Canada
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

My wife & I utilized the transfer services provided by Jody & Wilson of the Casa Marin on our trips to Costa Rica the past two years over the holiday season. They provided us with expert service on our transfers to and from the Adventure Inn just outside San Jose and the Tree House Hotel in the La Fortuna area.... More 

Thank Rob C
CasaMarinCostaRica, Manager at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for commenting about the transportation piece of what is done here. For 12 years, I have been the person to help coordinate the transportation services working with various hotels, travel agencies or individuals. Some couples like yourselves have returned several times to Costa Rica and we have loved meeting you and driving with you to areas... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

We followed the clear and detailed directions to Casa Marin that Jody had sent us and they took us within minutes from the airport and manic highway to her securely gated entrance, where she warmly greeted us very promptly. As we were arriving later than anticipated, after dark and rather frazzled from our day’s driving, Jody drove us an excellent... More 

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CasaMarinCostaRica, Owner at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely, thoughtful and detailed review. That means so much and is greatly appreciated. Several important points are mentioned, one driving at night and being frazzled. I know for myself, I become a worried hen when guests are driving from long distances and it gets dark. It makes for... More 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Jody welcomed us like old friends even though we had never met. She helped us return our rental car, recommended a great local restaurant that we enjoyed, made us a scrumptious breakfast and with Wilson got us to the airport for our A.M. Flight. Our room was just what we needed for a peaceful restful last night in Costa Rica.... More 

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CasaMarinCostaRica, Owner at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review, your comments are greatly appreciated. We try to make arrivals and departures to and from the airport as easy as possible and it is not a problem if you have an early flight. I am happy you were able to leave and feel rested and well-fed. Certainly is... More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Jody is the owner of this charming B&B. We stayed here the night before our flight left from San Jose airport to head back home and she made us feel like family. It was so quaint and comfortable. She has 3 dogs that my kids played with and loved. Jody spent time talking to all of us about our trip... More 

Thank Tara K
CasaMarinCostaRica, Owner at Casa Marin B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words of your stay here. I so enjoyed driving with you and your family on the way here and spending time with each of you. I loved to hear how your trip went and also through your children's experiences. I am reminded often of why I love living in this amazing country and... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa Marin B&B is located less than 10 minutes from the San Jose, SJO, airport. We are in Alajuela and are central to the volcanos, coffee plantations, waterfalls, botantical gardens and other tourist favorites. Casa Marin B&B is located in a tranquil, rural area of Alajuela, yet convenient to restaurants and shopping. We offer two poolside cabinas, one especially for couples, the other for a family of six. Casa Marin B&B is only an hour and a half from the Pacific Beach, two hours from La Fortuna and Volcano Arenal. We want the best possible vacation for our guests and are knowledgeable about hotels and tours in many areas of the country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Marin B&B

Address: Calle La Loma | Less than 10 min from San Jose Costa Rica airport, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $27 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Casa Marin B&B Costa Rica/Alajuela
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“Good choice for a large family; the roomy Sirena where we stayed had 3 double beds”
 of 5 bubbles Live2travel45, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Any room is a good room. These people are just so nice and the accomodations are very clean and comfortable., I felt like we were home.”
 of 5 bubbles 678lauras, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles allisonc925, 27 Nov 2014 | Read review
“There are two big rooms by the pool downstairs. We stayed in Dolphin. The other one looks just as good, but I can tell you the bed in dolphin is nice and firm. There are two smaller rooms in the house and we didn't see those.”
 of 5 bubbles Kurt_in_CLE, 18 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Both cabinas are great. Steps to the pool, clean and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles nannjud, 26 Dec 2013 | Read review
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