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We're the Best Among San Jose, Costa Rica Airport Hotels

We think you'll agree that the Holiday Inn Express® San Jose Costa Rica Airport hotel's service is the best among all the hotels near the San Jose Airport. We're just one mile from Juan Santamaria Airport and only 10 miles from downtown San Jose (30 min)Costa Rica. RESERVATION FORM "CLICK HERE"

Our airport hotel is ideally located for leisure guests who want to spend time discovering the Jade or Gold museums in San Jose one day, touring coffee fields, the cloud-forest or the spectacular Poas Volcano the next day. Since our San Jose, Costa Rica lodging has easy access to the Inter-American Highway getting around is easy.

We make it a cinch for those on business trips to San Jose, Costa Rica. Our hotel is two blocks from car rental agencies; we can handle foreign currency exchange, rent you a mobile phone and you can stay in touch with free local and free international calling privileges. Plus, there's free high-speed wireless Internet access and 24-hour shuttle service to the airport.

Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport Costa Rica

No other hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica can compare to ours. From the comfortable rooms with updated amenities to the free breakfast buffet, we have what you need to relax and enjoy. Lodging here means you can unwind by a sparkling pool and or workout in a well-equipped Fitness Center. No matter what brings you to San Jose, Costa Rica, our airport hotel's staff can make your visit to our paradise memorable.

Few hotels in San Jose, Costa Rica offer the wide array of amenities that we do. You'll love the free 24-hour airport shuttle, wireless Internet access, daily breakfast and local and International calls.



Guest Rooms


We offer you a wide variety of amenities

Our guestrooms are designed to help you wake up feeling refreshed and recharged!

  • Free International Calls
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Simply Smart® Bed
  • Guest Bathroom
  • Unlimited Local Calls
  • Cable TV & Free Movie Channel
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • A/C
  • Desk/Work Area
  • Alarm Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, Ironing Board
  • Bathtub
  • Automatic Door Close



Cribs, Rollaway Beds, Handicap Rooms, Connecting Rooms, and Non-Smoking Rooms.

VIP Room


Like all our guest rooms, the VIP room at the Holiday Inn Express San José Airport is designed for your comfort and convenience. It includes all of our standard amenities such as wireless internet and free international phone calls to help you keep in touch, clean, fresh, climate-appropriate linens, your choice of pillows, state-of-the-art shower head, curved shower rod for more elbow room, fluffy cotton towels, and specially formulated toiletries.

Additionally, at the VIP room you may enjoy an LCD screen, a laptop, fruits and snacks, newspaper, and an ipod/iphone speaker/charger. Needless to say, the Express StartSM Breakfast Bar is included so a warm buffet-style breakfast will be waiting for you every morning as you start your day in San José, Costa Rica.



Habitación Sencilla $150.00

Habitación Doble $160.00





Facilities and Services


We are waiting for you!

At Holiday Inn Express® we know what makes a great stay and we’ve got it all here waiting for you. Our complimentary Stay Smart® Hot Breakfast will provide you with the energy to begin your day in Costa Rica. Also, to ensure you have an amazing stay we provide you with free wireless Internet in the lobby & high speed Internet in the rooms, an outdoor pool, a vivid entertainment area, free parking, and much more.

Book online or give us a call to reserve your next stay.

You’ll also love this…

  • 24 Hour Airport Shuttle
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Rapid Check Inn
  • Complimentary Express Start® Breakfast Bar
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop / News Stand
  • Complimentary Internet Station
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services
  • Mail, Fax & Photocopy Services
  • Safety Boxes At The Front Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Massage Services (On Request)
  • Babysitting Services (On Request)
  • Doctor On Call
  • Baggage Storage
  • Free Parking (24 Hours Security)
  • Nearby Entertainment
  • Convenient Rental Car Return
  • Grab and Go Breakfast (3am to 6am)

People under the age of 18 staying in the same room with an adult do not pay any extra fees.


VIP lounge


We offer to our guests a warm and comfortable lounge designed for maximum 6 persons. This

VIP room its perfect for private meetings or just perfect for waiting a important flight.

Besides all the services the Hotel provides, guest will find special amenities such LCD screem, a lap top,fruits and snacks that will help them feel comfortable and relaxed . At the Holiday Inn Express San José Airport, Costa Rica we are waiting for you arrival.


Area Info

Just a place for you

Our well-situated Holiday Inn Express® San José Airport hotel is only two minutes away from Costa Rica’s main airport, and it offers free 24 hour shuttle service to cater to all flight patterns. The rental car return center, two blocks away, and the easy access to the Inter-American Highway make this hotel the perfect stop for travelers exploring Costa Rica’s beaches and national parks, or for those doing business at the nearby free trade areas.

Near the Holiday Inn Express® San José Airport there are plenty of activities and interesting places to visit!

    • Enjoy Airport Boulevard (Fiesta Casino, Pirates Bar, Denny’s & RostiPollos Restaurant)
    • Visit Volcanoes & National Parks
    • Go on a Coffee Tour
    • Take a Rain Forest Hike
    • Slide on a Canopy Adventure
    • Paddle White-Water Rafting
    • Take a City Tour (Museums, Markets & Landmarks)


Getting here
It’s easy to find us. From San José's international airport, simply take General Cañas highway towards San José. Turn left at the first light onto Airport Boulevard and find us on the right hand side, in front of the Fiesta Casino.


Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica


Costa Rica
About Costa Rica
The fact that more than one million tourists visit Costa Rica each year does not happen by chance. Our country, located in Central America, is an isthmus where life seems to have created its roots. Covering only 0.03% of the surface of our planet, Costa Rica has approximately 6% of the world's biodiversity.

In addition, Costa Rica is characterized by an impressive scenic beauty, consolidated system of protected areas, social and political stability, high educational levels, and efficient infrastructure and services. All these characteristics you can find in a territory of only 51 thousand square kilometers, surrounded by both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, only three to four hours away from each other by land or 45 minutes by air.

The country's strategic position, in the heart of the western hemisphere, the Government's positive attitude towards foreign investment, its infrastructure, access to international markets, and labor quality and cost, make Costa Rica an ideal place to establish commercial operations.

Heritage and Culture
Costa Rican culture is in many ways a reflection of its racial diversity. The predominant influence has long been European, which is reflected in everything from the official language -- Spanish -- to the architecture of the country’s churches and other historic buildings. The indigenous influence is less visible, but can be found in everything from the tortillas that make part of a typical Costa Rican meal, to the handmade ceramics sold at roadside stands.

An important aspect of Costa Rica’s cultural legacy is their love for peace and democracy. The Ticos like to stand out that their nation is the exception in Latin America, where military dictatorships have long dominated politics.

They take pride in having more than one hundred years of democratic tradition, and almost half a century without an army. The army was abolished in 1948, and the money the country saves by not expending in military issues is invested in improving the Costa Ricans’ standard of living, which has fostered a culture of social peace that makes it such a pleasant place to visit.

The Ticos
The Ticos, as Costa Ricans are commonly known, are famous for their hospitality, and are quite happy to live up to their reputation. They are well-educated and hard working people, who are quick with a handshake and a smile. They are well aware of the special land they have, and most likely they will help foreigners when they get lost, even explaining things that might seem bizarre to foreigners, and making their stay as enjoyable as possible.

People say the Ticos are their nation’s greatest asset, and once you’ve experienced their friendliness and spontaneity, you’ll have no doubt to that regard.

Geography & Climate
Rugged highlands are found throughout most of the country, ranging from approximately 1,000 to 2,000 meters (3,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level). The Guanacaste Mountain Range, Central Mountain Range, and Talamanca Mountain Range are the main mountain ranges extending the entire length of the country. There are several active volcanoes (Arenal Volcano, Irazu Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Turrialba Volcano) and the country’s highest mountain (Chirripo Hill) with a height of 3,819 m/12,530 ft. The country has a relatively long coastline in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as a number of rivers and streams that attract specialist kayakers and rafters from all over the world.

Costa Rica’s year round climate is pleasant with naturally occurring breezes, cooling down most of the coastal areas. Temperatures in the highlands and mountains are not so cold, especially during day, producing an 'eternal spring' feeling. The average annual temperatures range from 31.7°C (89°F) on the coast to 16.7°C (62°F) inland. The rainy or green season lasts from May to December with noticeably drier days during the rest of the year.

Enjoy the sun, but carefully
Going to the beach is a must when traveling to Costa Rica and a nice suntan is always possible. It is not advisable however, to try to tan in just one day because it takes 24 to 48 hours for the skin to produce melanin, a dark pigment that reduces the aging process caused by sunburn. The healthiest thing for you to do is to use a PABA-free suntan or UV sun blocking lotion.

Our People
The Ticos, as Costa Ricans are commonly known, are a mixing of races. Though most of the country’s 3.3 million inhabitants descend from Spanish immigrants, many families originated in other parts of Europe, Asia, Africa and, indeed, Central America.

You may be surprised by the number of fair-skinned people you’ll see in the country, especially in the Central Valley. In the lowlands, more people are mestizos -that is mixture of European and Indigenous blood- whereas most along the Caribbean coast belong to an African lineage, and much of the Talamanca Mountain Range is inhabited by full-blooded Indians of various tribes.

Costa Rica has one of the most advanced telecommunications systems in Latin America, with telephones and fax machines all over the country, and an increasing number of businesses online. To call or fax Costa Rica, dial the country code 506 before the number. There is also mail service, and a wide selection of courier services in San Jose. Most large hotels in the San Jose area have cable TV, with US and European stations. Newspapers and magazines from North America and several European nations are sold in many shops and hotels in and around the capital.

It’s easy to get around Costa Rica, and if you stick with public transport, traveling within the country can be quite inexpensive. There is bus service to just about every town and city, and high-quality buses serving the main tourist destinations. Taxis are also plentiful and inexpensive, and in San Jose they are required to operate with meters for most trips. The quickest way to get around is to fly, and several domestic airlines offer daily flights to most of the popular tourist destinations. There are also plenty of car rental agencies, most of which rent four-wheel-drive vehicles.

Costa Rican system of government is very similar to that of the United States of America. There are three branches of government: Executive, which consists of the president, two vice presidents and cabinet; the Legislative Assembly, with 57 individually elected deputies; and, the Judicial Branch, which consists of civil, criminal, appellate and constitutional courts. The President and members of the Legislative Assembly are elected for four-year terms and the president can't run for reelection.

The President is Mrs. Laura Chinchilla.

Map of Costa Rica
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica


Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica


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