so i was in costa rica and could not get a hotel with the rest of the birthday group and this <holiday inn was suggested. so i booked it.
it turned out to be well located in san jose. i was able to look around. the area faces a park and at nights is full of life. but by the same token, you wonder why there are so many of the security forces around.
the hotel itself was nice. clean. but nothing too incredible. the staff was friendly. the language was a problem. many of the staff did not speak English. my apologies to all, i just do not speak Spanish. the amenities were nice. there was a gym. a pool area. a conventon floor. the restaurant at the first floor was very average. and the restaurant on the 17th floor was also very average.
the room was nice. it was clean. and the staff attended it well.
all in all, nothing incredible. it did the job. for that reason i would rate it average. would i recommend it, sure. if you had to stay downtown and your choices were limited, this is a safe place.
- 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