The staff was very accommodating as we changed our reservation several times while we were there, trying to keep a flexible schedule and booking, extending at the last minute.
The lobby and business center are nice but the rooms we had were fairly outdated. We did get the cheapest rate available so there may be other rooms that have been renovated.
Traveller from AZ
Located 1 km (0.6 mi) from Mall Real Cariari, this amenity-packed hotel is also 12 km (7.5 mi) from downtown San José.Ramada …More
Whenever we go to San Jose we stay at the Rodeo if we can. The grounds are beautiful, full of flowers and gardens. The rooms are comfortable, nicely decorated and clean. Weather permitting we enjoy the pool and tennis court! The gym is also nicely equipped and lovely. We look forward to breakfast every morning as well, with a choice of omelettes, pancakes, huevos rancheros or typical with eggs and pinto, with your choice of cereal, and fresh fruit! Its a wonderful place to stay! The staff is also very nice! We love it!
"One night stay when flying in or out of Costa Rica"
We booked this hotel so we could get a good night's rest before our long road trip to Arenal / La Fortuna the next day. The staff were friendly and helpful. Parking and breakfast were included. We did not use any of the other facilities. Definitely a good place to stay for a night for a decent price.
Traveller from Toronto, Canada
An excellent and convenient central Costa Rican location between San Jose and the airport, do not be fooled by the location …More
Pedro and Anita were very accommodating during our (3 family member) 5 night stay at Hotel Puerta del Sol.
Shopping (for groceries and otherwise) at the Cariari Mall nearby was available. The hotel is near the airport and the room was very clean and comfortable. The A/C worked perfectly although was not really necessary at this time of year in the Costa-Rican Central Valley. The amply sized room had a wide variety of cable channels a ceiling fan as well. The Hard Rock Cafe was nearby too!
Hotel Puerta del Sol is priced in a manner that is proper, unlike some of the hotels in the San Jose vicinity. I recommend the hotel wholeheartedly. Pura Vida!
This hotel would actually be a three star by Canadian standards, as the room was quite tiny but the bathroom was very nice (size of half the room) and the room was clean. We had to leave to the airport very early (at 4) and the staff prepared us sandwiches and fruit to take with us as well as a shuttle that was on time to drive us there. The first room we were given was right beside the sitting area with a party of 10 teenagers. It honestly sounded like they were in our room. I was very happy the front desk had no problem switching us to another room so that we could have a restful sleep.
I enjoyed staying here, even though I was only here for a few hours. The hotel is large and beautiful, the grounds are beautiful, the only thing that keeps it from getting four and five stars is that the rooms are older and are ready to be refurbished. Also, there is no transportation to the airport included. Personally, I don't find any other reason to stay here except when I'm going to the airport, so that is important to me. However, national Rent-A-Car is conveniently located a couple blocks away.
Great customer service, even booked a shuttle for the next day (same price as if I did it myself). Airport pickup, reception, check-in, breakfast, local directions, and the room were all excellent. They even drove us to a nearby restaurant. The only drawback was that Room #1 was in the hallway, so be aware that noises in the hallway and bedroom transmit easily.
Pocket Guide: San Jose San Antonio de Belen Hotels
Surrounded by mountains, San Antonio de Belen is in the Central Valley region, just minutes by bus from Alajuela and downtown San Jose. The town is home to 2 modern malls, 6 movie theaters, and numerous bars, coffee shops, and discotheques. Ojo de Agua is the town’s most visited attraction, featuring numerous swimming pools fed by water from an underground river.
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