Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport  3 stars

1 Km East Of The Juan Santamaria Intl Airport (Sjo, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2-10173  show mapSave
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 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Private swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool


Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course



The comfortable 3-star Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport offers modern rooms with views of Poas Volcano and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The building was renovated in 2012.

This hotel is ideally located in a cultural area and 1.8km from Correos de Costa Rica, Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones) and Juan Santamaria Historical Museum.

Close to shopping centers, bars and restaurants, this hotel also offers an outdoor swimming pool, a sun terrace and a casino on site.

Fast access to Tobias Bolanos airport within 10km is provided.


This property counts 100 guestrooms featuring Small Room and Double Room. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bathtub.


In the morning a free buffet breakfast is served. At the gastronomic restaurant guests can enjoy regional cuisine.


The hotel offers a luggage storage, a tour desk and currency exchange for general needs and internet connection, a business center and laptops for corporate travelers.


The fitness center features a gym and fitness classes.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of rooms   100.


City Center San Jose - 9.0 mi
Airports Juan Santamarнa International (SJO) - 1.1 mi, Tobias Bolanos (SYQ) - 4.9 mi
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  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Dry hotel – No alcohol served
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Premium bedding
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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    Bed type: King Size bed or Double beds
    Size: 295 sq. feet
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      Local Attractions

      • Juan Santamaria Historical Museum
        1.4 mi
        avenida 3, calle Central, 2, Alajuela
      • Parque Juan Santamaria
        1.7 mi
        C. 2 and Avda. 3, Alajuela
      • Cathedral
        1.8 mi
        C. Central, between Avdas. 1 and Central, Alajuela
      • Correos de Costa Rica
        3.2 mi
        C. 2, between Avdas. 1 and 3, San Jose
      • CREN Day Tours
        4.7 mi
        Rio Oro, Santa Ana

      Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport

      Average guest rating

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      Based on 32 reviews

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      • Group of friends

        I liked the location of the hotel to the airport it was very convenient. The rooms were exceptional and the staff was friendly and helpful.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Perfect location, especially since we needed to bring back our rental car. Very comfortable rooms, good beds. Breakfast improved since last time we visited.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. We appreciated the proximity to the rental car agencies (across the parking lot from Thrifty and Budget), the free internet and printing services, the comfortable king bed, the clean room and bathroom (found a bug but not uncommon for Costa Rica), and the delicious breakfast (ham, eggs, cereal, toast, fresh fruit). Shuttle to the airport ran every 15min, 24 hours, and free international calls included.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Friendly, helpful, attentive staff clean comfortable large rooms ease in getting to airport

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Excellently located by the highway 5 mins from the airport, but tucked away enough to feel quiet and quaint. Located in a small mall with Denny's, Rental Car companies galore, a funky Casino and a local Chicken place it is very convenient too. Check in and walk across the road for dinner! After spending 2 months travelling in Costa Rica, my wife's reaction to the hotel and surroundings was: Finally! Back to civilization! Overpriced in Costa Rica terms, but a good choice for the American who had enough Pura Vida and just wanna get back to it all....

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        It's very comfortable, clean, and pleasant. I loved it! It's also so close to the airport--a huge plus.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        It was very important to us to be able to stay close to the airport because we had an early morning flight on our return. It was great that we were offered free shuttle to the airport that morning. We were able to turn in our rental car a day earlier.

        The bed was a bit too hard....if this is my only complaint, you did a great job

        • Average rating
      • Single

        It was close to the airport and this excellent. This hotel is a great starting place to start or finish one's holiday in Costa Rica if one has a late night arrival or a very early departure

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Location next to airport, free shuttle service which was available whenever we needed it. Denny's restaurant next door. Clean, tidy and pretty quiet, recommended if you have a very late arrival or early departure from San Jose airport

        The take-out breakfast was a little small, but other than that, no complaints!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Convenient location, clean, comfortable and helpful staff

        Thought that the price was higher than it should be

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        location, shuttle services to airport, cleanliness and comfort

        No minibar or mini fridge in room.

        • Average rating
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