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heathermci
California

Comfortable stay not far from the airport

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Mar 24, 2024
We only spent one night at the Fairfield and had a comfortable stay. Staff were all very friendly, helpful and bilingual. We were able to check in early without any issues. They were helpful in contacting a taxi for us, to take us into the city center in the afternoon, and they were helpful in providing directions to our 2nd taxi driver, back to the hotel, who was not familiar with the area. When we asked for an extra blanket and pillow, it was delivered to our room within 5 minutes. We were thankful for their time, service and answering all of our questions.

The hotel was clean, new and modern in design. There was a small fridge in the room. Our room was quiet. As mentioned in previous posts, there are only queen beds, i.e. no king size beds, but they were comfortable. Unfortunately we missed the breakfast in the morning, due to our early shuttle to the airport, but we did have a lunch in their hotel restaurant, when we arrived, which was basic but good. There are also at least three restaurants right across the street to choose from.

The hotel itself, is close to the airport in terms of miles/km, however, given the busy road, construction, and lack of overpasses, it was impossible to walk to the hotel from the SJO airport. We also found it difficult to get information ahead of time, about the shuttle, as we were told when we called the main Fairfield Marriott hotel number (apparently not the local number) that they were no longer offering shuttles from the airport – contrary to some helpful posts we had read previously. Upon our arrival at the airport, we asked airport officials, and we found the shuttle (to the right, when you exit the international airport), to take us to the hotel, which runs every half hour; and we were able to get a shuttle to the airport at 5:15am, from the hotel. Free of charge. It is about a 10 minute shuttle drive, to or from the airport, and no advances reservations needed. Shuttles begin at 4:15am and run every half hour from the hotel. So it was very easy.

A great place to stay if you need to be closer to the airport.
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2024 via mobile

This was by far the nicest Fairfield Inn that I’ve ever stayed at (and I’m lifetime Titanium). I arrived at 9PM, and I was able to get the shuttle with no problem. They do a trip every 30 minutes so it’s pretty easy. The breakfast was really good, but aren’t all hotel breakfasts so much better outside of the US? I would totally recommend a stay here if you have an early departure or later arrival. Staff was great, very friendly. And as an added bonus, there is a Walmart steps away (you don’t have to cross major roads or anything like that) to pick up anything you may have forgotten. I will definitely stay here again when I come back.

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed February 28, 2024 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel before catching an early am flight back to the US. The word is clearly out on this hotel as it was very full. It’s a newer property and the rooms are very clean and modern. The shuttle was convenient but get down there early to get a seat. The traffic around the airport is terrible so plan accordingly during the day. They packed us a snack to take to the airport and the breakfast starts at 530am. This is a great choice for a hotel near the airport.

Room tip: Traffic is terrible during the day due to construction
Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2024 via mobile

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!

Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2024

Close to airport, clean and staff were excellent. The only complaint I have is that the water was lukewarm and disappointing after wanting a hot shower after a long day. We ate at the restaurant and it was okay but pricey.

We would stay there again and would recommend to friends and family.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2024

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.

Room tip: The shuttles from Fairfield Inn run every 15 to 30 minutes and stop at the Courtyard by Marriott next door.
Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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