BW Irazu Hotel - San Jose  4 stars

General Canas Hwy Km3, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000  show mapSave
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  • Facilities
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool


Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath





Situated near Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar, National Theater (Teatro Nacional) and Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones), the comfortable BW Irazu offers a cocktail lounge, a casino and an outdoor swimming pool. The building was renovated in 2006.

Nestled in the downtown district and 4km from the city center.

Quick access to restaurants, shopping centers and casinos is provided.

Due to the hotel's central location, it will only take you a 5-minute drive to get to Tobias Bolanos airport.


This property offers 210 elegant guestrooms complete with satellite TV, a closet, a laptop-size safe, Wi-Fi and individual climate control. They also have en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and free toiletries.


Every day a free breakfast is served in the dining room. At the full service restaurant guests can enjoy American cuisine. Cool drinks are offered in the sangria bar.


BW Irazu boasts internet access, a conference room and banquet facilities for business needs and provides dry cleaning, room service and car rental.


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


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   200.

City Center San Jose - 2.1 mi
Airports Tobias Bolanos (SYQ) - 2.2 mi, Juan Santamarнa International (SJO) - 7.5 mi
Restaurants Restaurante La Gallera - 300 ft, El Mirador (cuisine: International) - 1000 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Tennis
  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Game room
  • Children's menu
Leisure facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
Room view
  • Pool view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock



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. 

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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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          BW Irazu LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • sky walk
            4300 ft
          Popular areas
          • City Center
            2.1 mi

          Local Attractions

          • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones)
            1.4 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
            2.2 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

            300 ft
            Across the street from Best Western Irazu

            Phone: 506-22916785

          • El Mirador

            Cuisine: International

            1000 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

            2900 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.

            • Average rating
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