BW Irazu  4 stars

General Canas Hwy Km3, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000  show mapSave
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The well-equipped Best Western Irazu with its a cocktail lounge, an outdoor swimming pool and a casino is a nice place to stay in San Jose on holiday. Founded in 1970, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2006.

This hotel is conveniently located in a resort area and 2.4km from National Theater (Teatro Nacional), Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar and Parque La Sabana. Nestled in the downtown district and 4km from the city center.

The hotel boasts close proximity to restaurants, shopping centers and casinos.

5 minutes by car from Tobias Bolanos airport.


This property counts 210 guestrooms featuring Premium Triple Room, Premier Guest Room and Premium Double Room. The non-smoking rooms feature garden views. They are fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer and free toiletries in the en-suite bathrooms.


A free breakfast is served at the bar. At the restaurant American dishes are served. At the small tapas bar guests will enjoy a selection of cocktails.


Best Western Irazu boasts banquet facilities, a photocopier and a business center for business needs and provides dry cleaning, room service and car rental.


The on-site spa center offers Jacuzzi, a hot tub and shiatsu massage. The fitness center features a fitness room and a gym.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   214.

City Center San Jose - 2.1 mi
Airports Tobias Bolanos (SYQ) - 2.1 mi, Juan Santamarнa International (SJO) - 7.5 mi
Restaurants Restaurante La Gallera - 500 ft, El Mirador (cuisine: International) - 900 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Game room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Casino
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis
  • Jacuzzi
  • Tennis court
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Hammam
Room view
  • Pool view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access



from  1 am


until  1 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 16.95 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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    Bed type: Double Bed or Double Beds or 1 Double and 1 Single bed
    Size: 280 sq. feet
    View: Pool view
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      Bed type: 1 Double and 1 Single bed
      Executive Twin Room
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      Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • sky walk
        4600 ft
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        2.1 mi

      Local Attractions

      • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones)
        1.3 mi
        2 kilometros al oeste del Hospital Mexico, contiguo al Parque Nacional de Diversiones, San Jose
      • Parque La Sabana
        1.4 mi
        San JoseCosta Rica
      • Chirripo National Park
        2.1 mi
        San Gerardo de Rivas, San Jose
      • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade)
        2.2 mi
        Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose
      • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar
        2.3 mi
        Avda. 11 and C. 11, San Jose

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Restaurante La Gallera

        69% likes this, based on 48 reviews
        Price Range: USD 12 - USD 27

        500 ft
        Across the street from Best Western Irazu

        Phone: 506-22916785

      • El Mirador

        Cuisine: International

        900 ft
        Holiday Inn Aurola, 17th floor
      • Little Seoul

        76% likes this, based on 45 reviews
        Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Korean
        Price Range: USD 16 - USD 21

        2700 ft

        Phone: 2232 5551

      • Azafran

        63% likes this, based on 19 reviews

        3000 ft
        VER MAS Rohrmoser II Etapa CC Plaza Mayor

      BW Irazu Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at BW Irazu

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 22 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Couple

        I liked that they built some quiet and privacy at the hotel in a busy part of the city/highway by putting all the gardens and pool/jacuzzi on the interior courtyard. The pool, gardens, hot tub and landscaping were gorgeous. The staff was very friendly, patient, pleasant and helpful. The free happy hour at the casino bar was great. My boyfriend and I had good conversation with the bartender Ruben. We also appreciated William at the reception desk. He was very pleasant. I thought the hot tub was very nice, large, awesome, open late. We were happy to order Denny's for room service. The room was modern and clean. The pool was beautiful. The grounds were immaculate. They offered a free airport shuttle every 20 minutes which was convenient for our last night stay in Costa Rica. We only used the room as our departing room.

        I didn't like that you aren't allowed in the pool after 6pm. I woke up with several bug bites, so did my boyfriend (although we never saw any bugs). The complimentary breakfast ruined my stay! You can choose from five selections. Four of the five selections offers tea or coffee, plus juice. I just so happened to want to eat comida tipico, and no juice is offered for that selection. I don't drink tea or coffee, and I had drunk alcohol the night before and really wanted a refreshing glass of juice (which is included in four of the five meals). I said can I just have juice instead of tea? Since it is included with the other meals in addition to endless cups of coffee or tea in the other selections. They said no. I would have to pay. Ridiculous. Why not accommodate the the thirsty guest? It's free in the other meals. I made a fuss. Why worry about saving 30 cents on a glass of juice if it means you lose a $113 future guest? Absurd.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Free international calls!!!

        They don t bring you from the airport every 20 min as promised. I was waiting for 2 hours, and the shuttle bus didn t come at all so I had to take a taxi loosing money and time! They also charge you for everything- adapters and so on. They take an extra credit money from you and I still didn t get it back. They didn t give you all the services as promissed on the web-site- no flat tv, no tea set, no dressing gown. The room is very small still I ordered Premier room.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Great hotel to stay and very comfortable.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        The staff was amazing, and the hotel had all of the amenities I could ask for. It had a free shuttle from the airport and a free happy hour. There was a Denny's attached, as well as a casino. There was an awesome buffet across the street, as well as a Subway. There was a grocery store around the corner and a lovely, well-maintained pool and jacuzzi. The gym was great, and the spa was reasonably priced. We loved this hotel and hope to return shortly. :-)

        • Average rating
      • Single

        It is nice hotel, friendly staff, nice Casino that opens until 05:00 (great if you have jetlag), free internet and free calls, clean and free shuttle. The breakfast served in Dannys restaurant – so the food is Dannys style (served from 4:00). For the price it is great hotel. Noticed – no smoking in Hotel you need to go to the parking lot.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Nice environment, attractive, clean. Free shuttle to airport. Breakfast included.

        I forgot a good pair of women's navy blue pants on Dec. 28. I then contacted the hotel, and got a response from Norma Sanahuja, stating she'd look into it and get back to me. She never did. When I returned to the Irazu on Jan 2, I asked again. It appears the pants have disappeared. I can't believe it is impossible for hotel cleaning staff to hold lost items for guests, especially when those guests have a reservation to stay at the hotel within days. Also, the person at the desk when we arrived the 2nd time, Jennifer, is quite curt and unpardonable; only friendly people who can show they care about clients should be permitted to work at the reception desk.

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