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Reviewed 29 March 2013

We were very happy to stay here after a drive from the airport. We found the grounds to be absolutely gorgeous. The pool was very nice and regretfully didn't get to use it. The owner is Canadian so he helped us with maps and showed us how to get to Volcano Poas and Monteverde. The workers was very nice and...

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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review

We very much like it when our guests find enjoyment in our gardens! You really should come take a look in mid-summer or in early December when all the flowers are really blooming! March is such a dry month with no rain whatsoever. Fortunately we have a well onsite that allows us to capture the heavy fall rains for later...

California
Reviewed 29 March 2013

This hotel is a short distance from the San Jose airport making it very convenient when arriving and departing. The rooms are small. We stayed on arrival and had a room closest to the street and it was a bit noisy. The hot water set-up in the shower was odd but functional. Our last night we had a room closer...

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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is important to us that guests find us very convenient for getting to and from the airport. We have invested much work in providing directions, signage and brochures to that effect. We appreciate your recommendation of our hotel and that you felt secure staying with us! We do apologize if you experienced any noise...

State College, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Myself and 3 friends were on a long birding trip across a portion of Costa Rica and booked this hotel for the last night we were in the country so we could get to the airport the next day without hassles or delays. The front desk staff was very friendly and accommodating, and also spoke good English which was a...

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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review

No problem with your free room upgrade! If we have the space available, it is what we try to do for all our guests. During March this year, we were so full that we did not have this opportunity come available very often though! We are glad that you enjoyed our restaurant quality and value! We have aimed to provide...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We needed a hotel near the airport, so I have found this place. My expectations weren't very high as an airport hotel isn't always very nice....but I was wrong. As this hotel was so very nice. The rooms are settled in a very beautiful garden away from all the noise of the traffic and the city...you only hear the birds...

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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review

First, let me thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review for La Rosa. It pleases us to know we have exceeded your expectations of an airport hotel. The banana bread is a family recipe that has now entering it's 3rd generation! When you return to Costa Rica, do let us know! If you need anything...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2013

We started and concluded a 14 day cycling trip at the Hotel la Rosa de America. We stayed at nine other small hotels and lodges across the country and found the Hotel la Rosa de America to be the best. It is a well maintained and professionally managed small hotel with easy transport to and from the airport. The kitchen...

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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your highly positive review! We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your cycling trip around Costa Rica! Our conversations around the pool were very interesting! We will pass on to our staff that you felt La Rosa to be the best hotel of your stay in Costa Rica. Our staff take great pride in their employment and...

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 22 March 2013

All the good things you hear about Hotel La Rosa de America are true! It is near the San Jose airport and a great way to wind down after a day of travel. We asked if they could make transport arrangements for us from the airport which they did through ZAMAR 2000. The cost was $15, well below the rate...

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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review

We agree! Thank you! All of us at La Rosa really try hard to ensure that ever aspect of not only the guest's hotel stay, but their transfers, money exchanges, trip planning etc go smoothly as well. This can sometimes be a rather large challenge in a country where the local business methods can significantly differ from our own. Thank...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Just back from Mar 5-19/13 in Costa Rica and I began my travels here. Despite mixed reviews and taxi complaints I selected this spot and was pleasantly welcomed and extremely well treated. The taxi guy they organized was super punctual for all 5 times I used his services. I really needed that great massage too! As a woman travelling alone...

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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you had no problems with the taxi service and that any guest concerns regarding their periodic antics did not dissuade you from staying with us! The taxi concern is something that we are continually working to improve but of course as a hotel, we have limited ability to impose honesty on...

Ottawa
Reviewed 19 March 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night at the start of a 17-day Costa Rican trip and for one night at the end. We flew into San José, rented a car, and eventually toured the Arenal, Monteverde, Tamarindo, and Samara areas. La Rosa de America was a great place to rest on the way in and the way...

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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and the fact that you decided to use us on your return portion of your trip as well as at the beginning of it! I believe that you were actually in our smallest room for the initial part of your stay due to the hotel being so full during the past month. We are glad you...

Petaluma, CA
Reviewed 17 March 2013

This hotel is near the airport and was a great choice for our extra day before departing Costa Rica. (Taxi to the airport was $25.00) It is set off the street in a quiet neighborhood with meticulously manicured gardens. Passing by, you would never know what was behind the hedges. Staff are friendly and helpful. A nice breakfast is included...

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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review

Thank you for both your stay and your review! We are happy that you so enjoyed your stay with us including socializing at the pool! Also we appreciate your comments about our employee run Restaurante La Rosa. We are providing certain staff the opportunity to run a business within a business in order to gain life experience, and to provide...

Homer, Alaska, United States
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We enjoyed our rooms and the staff of the hotel were very helpful. The pool and the gardens were clean and attractive. The location is a ways from the airport, so be prepared to pay $20 in transportation, however it is quiet and there are local restaurants that are worth exploring on foot. However, we flew out of SJ with...

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Robert_Hick, Owner at Hotel La Rosa de America, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review! We appreciate both your review about our rooms and staff and also letting us know about your concerns with the transportation costs. For us it is very important to know that you enjoyed our actual hotel services, sleep quality, rooms, service etc. It is unfortunate that you experienced difficulty with taxis in Costa Rica....

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel La Rosa de America is a friendly and peaceful garden oasis conveniently near the San Jose Costa Rica Airport (SJO). With our emphasis on service, we are the vacation home base of choice for many guests visiting Costa Rica. Our staff have a wealth of information about the country and are happy to share that knowledge! The hotel is located on a gorgeous and carefully maintained property, in the sunniest part of the Central Valley - La Garita. We offer a selection of great accommodation options in rooms located around a large carefully maintained tropical garden and sparkling clean swimming pool. Rooms come in Superior and Standard types with Superior rooms having air conditioning, flat screen TV's, bar fridges and more! La Rosa is is ideally suited to guests arriving from a tiring flight and wanting time to adjust to the country in safe, friendly and beautiful surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel La Rosa de America

Address: 100 mts Sur y 75 mts Este de La Mandarina | La Garita, Alajuela none, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $89 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Rosa de America 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
La Rosa De America Hotel
Hotel La Rosa De America Costa Rica/Alajuela
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Alajuela
#2 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
#3 Business Hotel in Alajuela
#4 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
#7 Family Hotel in Alajuela
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