Beautiful lobby, although the rooms could definitely use some updating. The staff were helpful. The gym was nice and the hotel included an indoor pool. Was surprised that the mini bar items were exceptionally cheap, a soda $1.25 and snacks were also quite reasonable. Breakfast had a variety of foods to choose from and included an egg bar, where you could have the breakfast chef cook you a simple egg to taste or even an omelet. We had a corner room with amazing views of the city. Loved being in the heart of the city where we could walk to many sites and parks. The hotel prides itself on being green so you are encouraged to re-use towels, conserve water and recycle. If you're not interested in participating in the towel program, you can decline by placing your towels on the floor and not hang them up. You can control the temperature in the rooms, which was good because it was cold inside and colder than usual outside. It should be noted that the major advantage to staying at Aurola, in NOT the hotel, it's the fact that you can walk to so many amazing attractions, from historical buildings, beautiful parks, amusements, soaking in the San Jose culture. BTW, the Pizza Hut had the most amazing pizza I've ever eaten. Although it was pricey, it was well worth it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience a relaxing getaway in the heart of Central America at the Holiday Inn ® Hotel San Jose Downtown – Aurola, conveniently nestled in the center of lively San Jose, with panoramic views of the beautiful Central Valley. Conveniently located within walking distance of a variety of local attractions, guests will enjoy superior modern amenities and facilities such as free high speed WIFI access, an on-site business center, large meeting rooms, swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, pub bar, and two restaurants. Discover a hotel where technology and hospitality come together in perfect harmony, where you can stay connected with modern Internet wireless access, and disconnect with a relaxed Costa Rica ambiance and modern luxuries. Whether visiting for a leisure getaway or a business connection, this San Jose hotel offers a peaceful, productive atmosphere where you can get the most out of your San Jose experience.Conveniently located within walking distance of all the best downtown attractions as well as downtown businesses. You will enjoy people watching in Parque Morazan, located just outside our front door. This park features a number of sculptures and monuments which decorate the expanse of urban green, including a beautiful domed structure, known as Templo de Música, or the Temple of Music. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn San Jose Aurola Hotel San Jose
- San Jose Holiday Inn