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wenganna Aug 20th, 2014 09:36 AM

San Jose, Costa Rica
 
I'm traveling with a group for a photography workshop in January 2015 and we will be staying at Luna Lodge. I'll be flying into San Jose the day before I meet up with my group. I'm looking for recommendations for where to stay in San Jose, preferably close to the airport because I'll be flying by charter plane to Luna Lodge the next day. I'm not looking for budget accommodations. I would prefer a nice hotel. Looking forward to hearing your recommendations.

wenganna Aug 20th, 2014 09:39 AM

I am also interested in suggestions for the best flights to Costa Rica from Sacramento, California.

Toucan2 Aug 20th, 2014 03:43 PM

Last year my husband stayed at the Marriott Courtyard at the airport both the night he landed and the night before leaving. He said it was very nice and the service great.

wenganna Aug 20th, 2014 10:42 PM

Thank you, Toucan 2. I'll look into it.

RAC Aug 21st, 2014 04:18 AM

Xandari or maybe Villa San Ignacio for something more Costa Rican in flavor while also fairly close to the airport.

volcanogirl Aug 21st, 2014 05:09 AM

Grano de Oro is nice historic hotel if you're looking for a city hotel. Or Xandari if you want something pretty and up in the hills. We've also stayed at the Marriott, and it was much nicer than I was expecting with a colonial feel to it and good restaurants.

chapla Aug 24th, 2014 08:34 AM

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...otel-san-jose/
I Love this hotel-the best!It's always confused with the courtyard.If you can afford it, treat yourself to a night here.A great place to walk around the grounds,wonerful restaurant and breakfast buffet.
We have enjoyed it twice.There is an airport shuttle.

volcanogirl Aug 25th, 2014 10:29 AM

That's the one we stayed in. I was surprised to see wild green parrots in the trees around the pool. Really nice.


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