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Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown Aurola

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Stylish 17-story hotel located opposite Parque Morazan.
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  • rhaynie : Tyrone, Georgia
The location

This is an excellent Hotel and a great location close to everything restaurant, night clubs, grocery stores and a bank that you can exchange money within a hundred yards from hotel. The rooms are excellent condition lots of space and great Wi-Fi. Walking distance from downtown, there is a little noise in the morning with the traffic. Breakfast is exit many variety of food. The cleaning staff and front desk staff very helpful. Nice exercise room very well maintain. I would recommend this hotel for single or family.

  • Steven_el_Gordo : California
Good place to get your bearings in Costa Rica.

We arrived in SJO and spent a day and a half here before heading off to the rainforest..very comfortable with king size beds, strong wifi, safe, and a better than average breakfast..I would definitely come back.

  • Brittishborn : The Woodlands, Texas
Business for me, vacation for my wife.

Let me start by saying this is not a brand new looking hotel, but it is very clean and tidy. The lobby is well kept and furnished. As soon as you pull up outside, there is someone to valet your car (free 24hr) and the service continues to be excellent from beginning to end.There is a high priced restaurant on the 18th floor, you are looking at a $50 steak bill for one. However, they complement this with a reasonably priced restaurant on the ground floor, with a bar and separate menu on the second floor.There is a concierge level with free snacks and alcohol between 6-8 depending on if they are busy or not.The room was very clean and had Hi speed wifi for free. This is great to use the wifi calling feature on your cell to save large roaming charges.The bed was very comfortable and being a king, my wife was able to build a wall of pillows to lay on and there was still plenty of room.The in room TV did have a lot of channels that could be changed to English by using the audio button in the remote. Remember they charge for double occupancy,But it is still worth while for the location.As in all cities, one has to be careful, but there is a nice park right outside the front entrance, and you can frequently see jugglers and musicians etc near the main circular stage.Take good walking shoes with you, as there is plenty to see. The national museum, although nice, was not quite as good as the gold museum or jade museum that boasts 5 stories.Not all goods are cheap, for example a large suitcase that we went searching for ranged from over $200 to $48 for a very similar item.It pays to keep looking around.Finally, if you want the Costa Rican goods like coffee t shirts, hand made wooden gifts, there is a market next to the jade museum. You can haggle with these guys and get T-shirts at $6 rather than $15-$20 in the local stores near the hotel.

  • nilda821 : New York City, New York
A very elegant Hotel that captures the heart of Costa Rica's culture!

The thing that was most outstanding was the caring service that the personnel gave to the guests staying there. I had the opportunity to visit Costa Rica and this landmark Hotel in the heart of San Jose, Costa Rica. I hope to return again. I also enjoyed their delicious lunch very much. Thank you!

  • Aaron C :
A solid, family friendly hotel choice in the heart of San Jose

This is my second time staying at the Holiday Inn Aurola and I love it here because it is right in the middle of San Jose. The National Theater, Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Jade Museum, National Museum, and Mercado Central are all within 5 to 10 minutes walk from the hotel. There are also a large number of shops and restaurants in the area. Another added bonus is that most tours will leave from the National Theater, which, again, is very close by. The rooms are spacious and clean, the bed is comfortable, the air conditioner is amazing, and there is always plenty of hot water, which is what I look for in a hotel. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating and, while its not the Ritz, I feel the Holiday Inn Aurola is a solid bet for enjoying time in San Jose. Add to that the convenience of on-line booking and it is definitely recommended.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

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Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 200 Rooms
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Common areas wireless internet (fee)
  • Parking
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge service
  • Car rental
  • Complementary coffee
  • Wheelchair access to common/public areas
  • Business center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Casino on site
  • Health Spa/Massage
  • Hot tub
  • Golf course nearby
Standard Room:
  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable television
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee maker
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Maximum occupancy of 4
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown Aurola
    San Jose,Costa Rica

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Holiday Inn San Jose Downtown Aurola
5th Avenue and 5th Street PO Box 7802-1000, San Jose Costa Rica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.