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Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Hotel
Cacique,Alajuela - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Golf course [on-site]
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"awesome location, awesome breakfast"
8.9

Excellent

62 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 152
Hotel Alajuela Costa Rica Airport
Carmen,Alajuela - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Front desk [24-hour]
  6. Cash withdrawal
  7. Check-in/out [private]
  8. Laundry service
"The night staf were very welcoming and helpful."
7.4

Very good

20 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 33
El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel and Steak House
San Rafael,Alajuela - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Tennis court
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Check-in/out [private]
"Beautiful garden setting with a fabulous restaurant and wonderful clean rooms I would highly recommend this Hotel to everyone traveling into San Jose Costa Rica. "
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8.9

Excellent

39 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 85
Berlor Airport Inn
Cacique,Alajuela - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Check-in/out [private]
  6. Breakfast [free]
  7. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  8. Concierge
"our room had 1 full bed, and 1 twin bed, so as it was very small and since we had to get our luggage ready for the flight, the twin bed served as our staging area for suitcases. the bath was tiny but smelled and looked very clean. we sat out back by the pool and read, and also out front in the rocking chairs on the porch. there is also a sitting area in the office area thatwe sat in to read. the road is being worked on out front, so at times traffic would back up, and right now there isn't much walking area. there is a coffee shop next door that had some of the best coffee we had in costa rica......since it's all good, that is staying something. it is called don mayo. it was great to be so close to the airport, because there was a traffic jam out front when it was time for us to leave, and the driver got us there in plenty time using a back road. the breakfast was delicious, and everyone was very nice and friendly."
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8.4

Excellent

80 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 84
Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport
Cacique,Alajuela - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Pets allowed
  3. Car park
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"Pool was so freezing that our kids cried. We had reserved 2 nights based on the pool so was a major disappointment. The gym only had 3 pieces of equipment and a few weight balls. Would be nice to have another treadmill (we waited multiple times) and some free weights. The staff was amazing- very helpful and friendly. The breakfast is also one of the best I’ve seen as far as selection so it was nice to start out the day with a great meal. The location was nice in that it was close to the airport but terrible location in terms of being able to do anything within walking distance. If you just need a place to get to the airport I would recommend this hotel. If you are there to spend time in the pool with a family, I would look elsewhere. "
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9

Exceptional

43 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 137
Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
San Luis,Alajuela - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Fitness center
  6. Front desk [24-hour]
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Breakfast [free]
"Staff is wonderful, breakfast: ditto."
8.8

Excellent

9 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 173
Hilton Garden Inn San Jose Airport City Mall
Montserrat,Alajuela - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Pets allowed
  3. Car park
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Fitness center
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
7.5

Very good

3 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 174
ALAJUELA CITY Hotel & Guest House
Agonia,Alajuela - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Check-in/out [private]
  5. Game room
  6. Laundry service
  7. Tours
  8. Concierge
"Very clean & super friendly staff. Close to the airport! "
9

Exceptional

14 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 83
Around Juan Santa Maria
Carmen,Alajuela - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Contactless check-in/out
  6. Laundry service
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Family room
7.9

Very good

8 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 50
Airport Traveler's home.
Tropicana,Alajuela - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Pets allowed
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Check-in/out [private]
  6. Wi-Fi in public areas
  7. Family room
  8. Shared kitchen
9.1

Exceptional

5 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 27

Fast facts about Alajuela, Costa Rica

Accommodations222 properties
Popular hotelHampton by Hilton San Jose Airport
Popular areaSan Luis
Nightly rates from$55

Where to stay in Alajuela


Frequently asked questions

What's the typical price of a hotel in Alajuela?

The typical price for a 3-star property in Alajuela is USD 112.

What's the average price of a property in Alajuela tonight?

The average price for a 3-star resort in Alajuela tonight is USD 103.

What are the most popular hotels in Alajuela?

A few of our most in demand accommodations in Alajuela are Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Hotel, El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel and Steak House and Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport.

What are the best properties in Alajuela for couples?

Places to stay in Alajuela that are highly scored by couples include Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Hotel, El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel and Steak House and Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport.

What are the best properties in Alajuela for families?

Properties in Alajuela that are widely ranked by families include Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Hotel, El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel and Steak House and Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport.

What are the ideal resorts in Alajuela for group visitors?

Properties around Alajuela that are highly rated by group travelers are Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport Hotel, El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel and Steak House and Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport.

What resorts located in Alajuela are very highly rated regarding facilities?

Propertiesaround Alajuela which is well rated with regards to amenities include Hotel Pacande B&B, Hotel La Rosa de America and Guesthouse Casa Lapa.

What accommodations found in Alajuela are well rated with regards to service?

Resortsaround Alajuela which is highly rated regarding service include Villa San Ignacio, Casa Maria Aeropuerto B&B and Hotel Pacande B&B.

Are foreign visitors allowed into Alajuela?

International tourists are allowed into Alajuela, according to our most updated information. Due to changing restrictions, we recommend you visit here for more details.

Is quarantine mandatory for unvaccinated foreigners to enter Alajuela?

Quarantine may be required for unvaccinated visitors to enter Alajuela from outside the country. For up-to-date and in depth information on travel restrictons, please visit the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to visit, or go to here.

Is proof of vaccination necessary to enter Alajuela?

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required to enter Alajuela from outside the country. For additional information, please contact local authority or go to here.

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More about Alajuela

Discovering Alajuela: Fun Facts and Reasons to Visit

Located in the heart of Costa Rica, Alajuela is a charming city that offers plenty of reasons to visit. Known as the "City of Mangoes," Alajuela is the second-largest city in Costa Rica and is famous for its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty. The city is home to several famous landmarks, including the Juan Santamaria Museum, which honors the national hero Juan Santamaria, and the Central Market, where you can find an array of local produce, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Alajuela is also known for its bustling nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from. The city is a great place to experience the vibrant culture of Costa Rica, with plenty of festivals and events taking place throughout the year. From the Fiesta de Los Diablitos to the Fiestas de Palmares, there is always something happening in Alajuela.

Getting to Alajuela: Tips for Travelers

Getting to Alajuela is easy, with the Juan Santamaria International Airport located just a few minutes away from the city center. The airport is served by several international airlines, making it a convenient destination for travelers from all over the world. Once you arrive at the airport, you can take a taxi or a shuttle bus to your hotel in Alajuela. If you're traveling from San Jose, you can take a bus or a taxi to Alajuela. The journey takes around 30 minutes and is a great way to experience the stunning scenery of Costa Rica. If you're driving, you can take the Pan-American Highway, which connects San Jose and Alajuela.

Exploring Alajuela: Fun Things to Do and Where to Stay

Alajuela is a great destination for travelers looking to explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica. The city is surrounded by lush green forests, stunning waterfalls, and scenic hiking trails. One of the most popular attractions in Alajuela is the Poas Volcano National Park, which is home to one of the world's largest active craters. The park is a great place to go hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife spotting. If you're looking for a more relaxed experience, Alajuela is home to several hot springs, including the popular Baldi Hot Springs. The hot springs are a great place to unwind and relax after a long day of exploring the city. When it comes to accommodation, Alajuela offers plenty of options for travelers of all budgets. For those looking for a luxurious experience, the Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites is a great choice. The hotel offers spacious rooms, a swimming pool, and a restaurant serving delicious local cuisine. For budget travelers, the Toucan Hostel is a great option. The hostel offers comfortable dormitory rooms and a communal kitchen, making it a great place to meet other travelers and make new friends.

Tasting Alajuela: What to Eat and How to Travel Around

Alajuela is known for its delicious cuisine, with plenty of local dishes to try. One of the most popular dishes is the casado, which is a traditional Costa Rican meal consisting of rice, beans, plantains, salad, and a choice of meat. Other popular dishes include gallo pinto, ceviche, and arroz con pollo. When it comes to getting around Alajuela, there are several options available. Taxis are a convenient way to travel around the city, with plenty of taxis available throughout the day. Buses are another option, with several bus routes connecting Alajuela to other parts of Costa Rica.

When to Visit Alajuela: Best Season and Moment

The best time to visit Alajuela is during the dry season, which runs from December to April. During this time, the weather is warm and sunny, with little to no rain. This is a great time to explore the natural beauty of Alajuela, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife spotting. If you're looking to experience the vibrant culture of Alajuela, the best time to visit is during the Fiestas de Palmares, which takes place in January. The festival is a celebration of Costa Rican culture, with plenty of music, food, and dancing.

Booking with Agoda: Why Choose Us for Your Alajuela Hotel

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Tips for Travelers that would like to visit Alajuela

Before you travel to Alajuela, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it's important to pack for the weather, with lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes for exploring the city. It's also a good idea to bring sunscreen and insect repellent, as the weather can be hot and humid. When it comes to money, it's a good idea to bring both cash and credit cards, as not all businesses in Alajuela accept credit cards. It's also a good idea to exchange your money at a bank or exchange bureau, as the exchange rates at the airport can be quite high. Finally, it's important to be respectful of the local culture and customs. Costa Ricans are known for their friendly and welcoming nature, so be sure to greet people with a smile and a friendly "hola." It's also important to dress modestly when visiting religious sites and to be mindful of local customs and traditions.