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Doubletree by Hilton San José
At a Glance
- close to both San José and the airport
- tricky car access
- close to busy highway
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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.
- 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: www.hilton.com
- Location: San Antonio de Belén
- 198 rooms, 24 suites.
- Rate includes no meals.
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