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Holiday Inn Express San Jose Forum
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Santa Ana
Reviewed 12 June 2014

My husband and I have made several business trips to Costa Rica, always staying here . Our return trips always find us treated like returning royalty. The location is central to everything, lots of nearby restaurants , close proximity to our business concerns.,The most recent trip at the end of April found me travelling alone, with my husband awaiting surgery back home. Nearly every hotel employee asked for him with a genuine concern for his well being. The evening before I left to return home, Ivannia - our favorite and most efficient front desk contact there , came to my room with a get well card and gifts to take home to my husband. The card had dozens of signatures and my husband appreciated the concern.

Any future trips to Costa Rica will definitely start here. We love the ambience of the staff . It is a very friendly place to stay . Sorry I missed the Manager Carlos this trip, he makes it a point to welcome us personally.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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HotelIndigoCR, Guest Service Executive at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear horsefl,

We are very pleased to receive your feedback, we are pleased to know that in your last stay you had a great experience especially with the special greetings sent by our team to your husband. We wish to have the opportunity to receive both in your next trip to San Jose!

We do hope to see you again!

Pura Vida!
Ingrid Alfonso
Guest Service Executive

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We spent our first & last night here at Indigo.
The hotel is situated away from the town of San Jose so getting in and out seemed pretty painless.
We were without a car, which was not a problem because there are many restaurants within a short walking distance. (Delicious Indian restaurant.http://www.naans-curries.com/)
The staff were very pleasant. The only strange thing that happened was at both check ins I requested if possible to have one bed facing the pool. Both times we received double beds facing the back end of the hotel!

Highlights: Clean rooms
Pleasant Staff
Little food market across the street
Close to dinning on foot

Lowlights: No umbrellas in the pool area

Room Tip: Try to get a room Poolside. The other side of the hotel abuts the KFC.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelIndigoCR, Guest Service Executive at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

Dear cabnyc,

Thank you very much for choosing our hotel for your trip in Costa Rica. We are very happy to hear you considered our location and neighborhood very convenient.
We will be sure to pass your kind words along to our team, we value your feedback. Our management team is taking note of your comments and will be making adjustments properly to improve our services.
We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ingrid Alfonso
Guest Service Executive

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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

After trekking thru costa rica into nicaragua amd then back, hotel indigo provided a much needed respite after the countless public buses, taxis and hiking. This hotel went beyond my expectations. A very clean and contemporary room design much like the palms resort in Las vegas. Smaller hotel but everything u need is right here. Price point is excellent for what the hotel offers. Staff here are quite helpful and accommodating. Pictures on their site are exactly like what I found. Situated close enough to the airport and downtown san jose and a bus ride to santa ana. Plenty of restaurants near by and a market. I highly recommend to this hotel to anyone needing a place to relax before or after their plane ride to their next adventure. DEFINITELY would stay here again and will try their California location back at home! Thanks Hotel Indigo for a great finish to our trip! :)

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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HotelIndigoCR, Guest Service Executive at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

Dear LisaOnTrips,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are very proud of being an oasis during your adventure in Costa Rica, it was our pleasure having your as our guest.
Thanks for recommendig us to this important community and we do hope to see you in your next trip to Costa Rica.

Pura Vida!

Ingrid Alfonso
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

This is a nice hotel in SANTA ANA which means that is aprox. 13 km far from San Jose downtown. The hotel is perfect if you are going to visit any of the Forums, but not if you are going anywhere else, the problem is the street that communicate the hotel is jammed EVERY morning, so it is a true nightmare to leave the hotel. Having plenty options in San Jose and in Escazu I don't see any reason to stay in this hotel. The hotel itself and the staff are really nice, new facilities and pool. No business center, only a couple of computers and a B&W printer in the lobby that does not offer you any privacy. Not recommendable unless you are going to the forums.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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HotelIndigoCR, Guest Service Executive at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Dear JuanFran Toronto,

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. We are sorry to hear our location did not filled your expectations. As you mention, we are located in Santa Ana that is a new developed area, new restaurants and bars are close by. One of the advantages of being in Santa Ana is that San Jose downtown is just about 20 minutes away by car. Currently San Jose is going through a process of growth and development and it includes expansion of some streets. We are very thrilled to announce that Lindora is one of the streets that will be transformed during this year.
We hope to have the honor of serving you again should your travels bring you back to Costa Rica!
Sincerely,

Ingrid Alfonso
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Charming hotel, exceptionally clean and friendly. My friend and I landed in San Jose with intentions of catching our transfer to the Pacific coast early the next day so we chose this property, which happily served our layover needs. Pleasant ambience, easy walking distance to a variety of restaurants (there's also an in-house restaurant, The Golden Bean, which looks nice, but we did not try at dinnertime), comfortable beds and rooms and, again, very friendly! Free Wifi and complimentary breakfasts are also included with our room rate, which is a very good value overall. I'd stay here again!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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HotelIndigoCR, Guest Service Executive at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Dear pvschmieder,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are very happy to hear you had great time visiting our hotel and exploring our neighborhood.

We look forward to welcoming you again in your next visit to Costa Rica.
Pura Vida!

Ingrid Alfonso
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed at Hotel Indigo our first night in Costa Rica. The hotel was fairly easy to find from the Airport and only about a 15 minute drive. The hotel was wonderful. Harly at the front desk was very friendly and greeted us with a drink. The hotel was new, modern and very clean. Our beds were very comfortable. The hotel is located on a side street off a main road. There is a trendy grocery store across the street. Also, across the street is a commercial area with restaurants, shops, banks and salons. There is also a few American food chains (unfortunate). A block walk out to the main road and there is another commercial area, with a large supermarket, shops and cafes.
The hotel has secure, maintained parking too. The hotel restaurant has average food for dinner, very fresh and with good presentation. Breakfast was a perfect buffet and was a pleasant surprise. The restaurant has great staff who is professional and goes out of their way to provide good service. Jean Paul our waiter was very professional and patient with our bad Spanish and made our evening dinner very enjoyable. Hopefully we will be able to return to Costa Rica soon and Hotel Indigo will be part of our trip.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelIndigoCR, Guest Service Executive at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

Dear DobyCary,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very happy to hear you had such a great time visiting our hotel and neighborhood. Our Team members like Harley and Jean Paul are all professional, friendly, and eager to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay. It is such a pleasure when we share with them positive comments such as yours.

We look forward to welcoming you again in your next visit to Hotel Indigo.

Pura Vida!

Ingrid Alfonso
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Nice hotel with good rooms and services .A location which gives access to main roads easily but set enough back to avoid traffic noise. There is good restaurant in hotel but there are good places for Lunch and dinner around in case one wants to try some thing else. I enjoyed my stay.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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HotelIndigoCR, Guest Service Executive at Holiday Inn Express San Jose Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

Dear sanjivvgandhi,

Thank you very much for your kind words! We are happy to know your stay was pleasant and that we are an alternative for travelers like you seeking a relaxing time away from the noise of the city.

Thank you again for staying with us, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Pura Vida!

Ingrid Alfonso
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Address: Del Centro Empresarial Forum 2 | 150 Mts. Sur y 50 Mts. Oeste, Santa Ana 10903, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range: £58 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Express San Jose Forum 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located less than 7 miles away from the San Juan Santamaría Airport, the Holiday Inn Express(R) San Jose Forum Hotel has something to offer to every guest. Our convenient location gives you an easy access to business complex Forum 1 and 2, and the industrial zone where major companies such as Ultra Park, Global Park and the prestigious corporate center Plaza Roble are located. Discover the city and visit San José Downtown, home to plenty of museums, shopping malls and colorful markets. Amaze yourself with the architecture of the San José National Museum and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. At night, enjoy the fast paced nightlife of the city. After a long day, release the stress in the fitness center or at the heated outdoor pool. Relax in the comfortable guestrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and, later on, enjoy a delicious meal in one of the 37 restaurants within walking distance where you can enjoy the great taste of San Jose's cuisine. ... more   less 
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