We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

743 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 583: English reviews
Start your review of Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport
 Click to rate
Thunder Bay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very clean and modern hotel convenient to shopping and dining, not too far from the airport and cheaper than the airport hotels. A good breakfast is included. We had a rental car so did not have to worry about getting to the airport. Attentive service, no complaints.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Finncanuck
Sallisaw, OK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, modern facility. All the amenities you might expect at home in a decent hotel. It's location so close to the airport is an extreme plus for those that are just arriving, or planning to depart. Shuttle runs regularly to the airport, and by arrangement if late at night. Prices are similar to those you might find stateside. The...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank chafraho
Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear chafraho, thank you so much for sharing your very detailed comments regarding your stay in our hotel. We are delighted that you had such a nice and comfortable hotel experience because nothing is as important to us as our guests' complete satisfaction. By providing excellent accommodations, great services (like our 24 hour shuttle transportation to and from the airport,...

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is pleasant and helpful. My room was clean both visits. Shuttle to airport is reliable. Denny's across the street and is a pick up point for many tours and shuttles making travel and tours easier. Breakfast was actually decent for most hotels.Would recommend for first night and last when using airport. Cons: they placed erroneous charges on my credit...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TTBMD
Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear TTBMD, thank you for sharing your superb comments about your stay with us. We are delighted that your stay was so pleasant and comfortable because our utmost desire is our guests' complete satisfaction. We are very sorry for the misunderstanding with the charge in your credit card and for the inconvenience you experienced with getting it straighten out. We...

Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel, very clean, great staff and service. Very close to the airport an excellent stop over hotel going and/or coming. Bit disappointed that they do not offer bell service but they do have lots of carts available. Easy walking to three different places to eat so don't fret that they don't have a restaurant. Denny's is 24 hr.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank srevoy
Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear srevoy, thanks for your fantastic comments. We are more than thrilled to have been able to give you such a great surprise since your stay was above your expectations and we are totally committed to our guests' comfort, satisfaction and well being. Please accept our apologies for not having bell boy services, we assure you that if you needed...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll be honest: When I hear "Holiday Inn" I expect a mediocre experience. But we needed a place right by the airport, and this place had a pool. Turns out it's really pleasant. Our room was clean and a good size. The AC in the halls was turned up way too high, but we could open our windows and let...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank kerux
Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear kerux, thank you so much for sharing your kind comments. We are elated to have been able to surprise in such a good way because our utmost desire is our guests' total comfort and satisfaction. We really want our guests to have a pleasant hotel experience, so we provide them with very comfortable accommodations and very good services. We...

La Pine, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling in and out of San Jose while visiting Central America, we appreciated the good breakfast, nice rooms and professional services from the staff. Will stay here again. Also has free dependable shuttle service to the airport.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank richard s
Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear richard s, thanks for sharing your amazing comments about our hotel. We are delighted that your stay was so comfortable and hassle free because our we are always striving for our guests, complete satisfaction. Our staff are always one step ahead, complying with our guests' requests and needs and seeing to it that they feel more than welcome and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was dreading it but I needed a hotel near by due to an early flight. My expectations were low but was I pleasantly surprised ! The room was fantastically spacious and well layed out and that was one way to finish the holiday. Since it was only a night, here are some quick pros-cons : great room/bathroom, free shuttle...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tesla_light
Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear tesla_light, thank you for sharing your very detailed comments about your stay with us. There is nothing that makes us happier than pleasantly surprising our guests with our accommodations and services because we are very committed to their comfort, satisfaction and well being. We really want our guests to have a wonderful hotel experience so we provide them with...

Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an adequate hotel for one night. The beds were extremely cozy and the breakfast was above ok. On a positive note- the place was clean and friendly, however there was a consent smell in the hallway that smelled horrible. Hence my 3 rating.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AngelaZig
Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear AngelaZig, thanks for posting your review about your stay with us. We are definitely thrilled that you found our beds so comfortable and our complimentary breakfast above your expectations because our guests' satisfaction is ttruly important to us. We are very sorry about the smell in the hallway, please accept our apologies for it. We assure you that we...

Seventh-Star
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised at the comfort so close to the airport. Yes, you can hear the place s taking off, and the only train whistle blowing during the morning, but the pillows are great and the rooms are clean. The pool is nice too. The breakfast was good too.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank GFGuyUxbridge
Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear GFGuyUxbridge, thank you for sharing your nice comments about your experience in our hotel. We are thrilled to learn that your stay was so comfortable because we really do thrive on our guests' total satisfaction. It is very important for us to ensure that our guests have the most comfortable accommodations and the best services possible (like our great...

Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The customer service is amazing here, Katherine was very helpful in trying to find a hotel that would accommodate us for another night as our friends flight was delayed by another day. The hotel served a typical Costa Rica breakfast. Not too many options. The rooms are clean with working air conditioners. I would give this a 10 if it...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank marycentral2013
Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport, responded to this review

Dear marycentral2013, thanks for sharing your awesome comments about your stay with us. We are delighted that you had such a pleasant stay and that you were so satisfied not only with our accommodations and services (like our complimentary breakfast among many others), but also with our wonderful and professional staff. We are lucky to have people like Katherine, that...

153 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (81)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (72)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (27)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (8)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Alajuela
0.1 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport
0.8 mi away
Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela
0.8 mi away
Berlor Airport Inn
Berlor Airport Inn
#16 of 30 in Alajuela
237 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 mi away
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jo...
#1 of 9 in San Antonio De Belen
1,631 reviews
4.5 mi away
Hotel La Rosa de America
Hotel La Rosa de America
#5 of 30 in Alajuela
624 reviews
3.5 mi away
Adventure Inn
Adventure Inn
#3 of 85 in San Jose
2,288 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport

Address: 1000 Airport Boulevard | next to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Alajuela 95-4003, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: £92 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with IHG, Booking.com, Travelocity, Expedia and Hotels.com so you can book your Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport Hotel Alajuela
Holiday Inn Express Alajuela
Alajuela Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport Costa Rica/Alajuela
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Alajuela
#5 Family Hotel in Alajuela
#8 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport staff and other travellers.
16 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (16)

Questions? Get answers from Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Remember it's close to the airport so upper floors can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles srevoy, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We like the ground floor for easy access.”
 of 5 bubbles Tackleboxdave, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book room on second floor if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles tarasm109, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Jalapenos is excellent Mexican and 5-10 min and $6 by taxi. City mall is worth a visit. Rooms on the second floor seem to be better.”
 of 5 bubbles carskum, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had ground floor rooms which were fine, quite and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles AfricaToWorcester, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5