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Costa Rica Marriott San José

  • Nearly 1 km (½ mile) west of Bridgestone/Firestone Map It
  • San Antonio
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  • Excellent service
  • Lavish grounds
  • Close to airport


  • Tendency to nickel-and-dime guests
  • Tricky car access from highway

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The stately Marriott offers comprehensive luxury close to the airport, and, despite being a U.S. chain, has many distinctively Costa Rican touches. Towering over a coffee plantation west of San José, the thick columns, wide arches, and central courtyard are re-creations straight out of the 16th century, and hand-painted tiles and abundant antiques complete the historic appearance. Guest rooms are more contemporary, but they're elegant enough, with hardwood furniture. Some have sliding glass doors that open onto tiny balconies; new rooms have flat-screen TVs. The place is always abuzz with upscale tourists, business travelers, and participants in the many events that take place here.

Hotel Information


Nearly 1 km (½ mile) west of Bridgestone/Firestone, off Autopista General Cañas, San Antonio, Alajuela, 40702, Costa Rica

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/2298–0000; 800-236–2427-in North America

Website: www.marriott.com

Hotel Details:

  • 290 rooms, 10 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 06/18/2015

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