Central Valley Hotels



Doubletree by Hilton San José

At a Glance


  • close to both San José and the airport
  • kid-friendly


  • tricky car access
  • close to busy highway

Doubletree by Hilton San José Review

This low-rise hotel was the metro area's original luxury hotel, and it remains popular for its excellent service and out-of-town location. Just off the busy General Cañas Highway, about halfway between San José and the international airport, the Cariari is surrounded by thick vegetation that buffers it from traffic noise. Spacious, carpeted guest rooms in back overlook the pool area. The relaxed poolside bar, with cane chairs and colorful tablecloths, and nearby casino, are popular spots. Overall, it feels slightly more low-key and less grandiose than the nearby Marriott. Note that this place was formerly called the Meliá Cariari, and many still refer to it by that name.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Autopista General Cañas, ½ km/¼ mile east of intersection for San Antonio de Belén, Cariari, San Antonio de Belén, 40702
  • Phone: 2239–0022; 800/222–8733 in North America
  • Website:
  • Location: San Antonio de Belén

    Hotel Details

  • 198 rooms, 24 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 03-12-2013

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