We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Hotel Buena Vista

    Across from catholic church, Pilas, Alajuela, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Lock in the lowest price from our partners
          US$ 141
          View Deal
          Traveller (348)
          Room & Suite (93)
          Pool & Beach (30)
          Xandari Resort & Spa
          833 reviews
          #1 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hotel La Rosa de America
          658 reviews
          #5 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport
          1,382 reviews
          #2 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Tacacori EcoLodge
          363 reviews
          #8 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Overview
          • Excellent57%
          • Very good32%
          • Average8%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “san jose” (136 reviews)
          “poas volcano” (44 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Room Service
          Suites
          Bar/Lounge
          Concierge
          Wheelchair Access
          Dry Cleaning
          Shuttle Bus Service
          Private Balcony
          3.0 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
          Xandari Resort & Spa
          833 reviews
          #1 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hotel La Rosa de America
          658 reviews
          #5 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport
          1,382 reviews
          #2 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Tacacori EcoLodge
          363 reviews
          #8 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Rooms
          2 Jul3 Jul
          |
          1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          Show Available Rooms
          Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 4 partner sites to see rooms from US$ 141.
          We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Alajuela hotels with availability
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "95c315a7169f485caffcee15cf40bddb", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":293327,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[41975982],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":2,"month":7,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":3,"month":7,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":141,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"95c315a7169f485caffcee15cf40bddb","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":142,"lowestMetaPrice":141,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":142,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":142,"lowestMetaPrice":141,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":142,"hotelName":"Hotel Buena Vista","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6Ijk1YzMxNWE3MTY5ZjQ4NWNhZmZjZWUxNWNmNDBiZGRiIiwiQUlLIjoiNzhkOWRhOTgzYjk0NDVlZGE1YjA0YmViZTQzZWMzY2IifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "02/07/2017", "checkOut": "03/07/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$ 141", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"41975982":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
          Write a Review
          Turn Your Opinions into Points!
          Turn your opinions into JPMiles
          Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
          *You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
          JPMiles / Payback Arrow
          JPMiles / PAYBACK
          50
          Reviews (674)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language
          There are newer reviews for Hotel Buena Vista See the most recent reviews

          311 - 315 of 674 reviews

          Reviewed 17 April 2012

          Great staff, great acco, great location - perfect for a layover on arrival after a long flight. Friendly helpful people who act as real hosts to start your holiday and orientate you before you set off andenjoy this great country on your own

          1  Thank razorfishsalt
          Reviewed 11 April 2012

          We stayed here on a Headwater trip. This is a nice hotel with lovely views over the Central Valley of Costa Rica - our rooms did not have spectacular views but were still good quality with all necessary facilities. Good food. A nice first stop...More

          1  Thank Serenity65
          Reviewed 8 April 2012

          Stayed here after arriving from US and the night before we flew back - very nice rooms (ask for the new rooms), tasty breakfast and very helpful service - loved it!

          Thank Soenfa
          Reviewed 7 April 2012

          ... well, the best i have stayed in ! The hotel is easy to find (which is a real plus in Costa Rica), on the road to the Poas volcano and close to the international airport (~ 20 mins). Great view on the central valley,...More

          1  Thank JeromeManera
          Reviewed 2 April 2012

          Just got back from a great stay in Costa Rica! Stayed 3 nights at Hotel Buena Vista on the front end of our trip and 1 night at the end. it was super easy to get to BV from the airport, which was great. The...More

          1  Thank Michelle E
          Xandari Resort & Spa
          833 reviews
          #1 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hotel La Rosa de America
          658 reviews
          #5 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport
          1,382 reviews
          #2 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Tacacori EcoLodge
          363 reviews
          #8 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Room Service
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room Service
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Concierge
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$ 123 - US$ 224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #6 Family Hotel in Alajuela
          • #7 Romantic Hotel in Alajuela
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 30
          • Reservation Options
          • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your Hotel Buena Vista reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
          • Location
          • Costa Rica >
          • Province of Alajuela >
          • Alajuela
          • Also Known As
          • Buena Vista Hotel ,
          • Buena Vista Alajuela
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (348)
          Room & Suite (93)
          Pool & Beach (30)
          Dining (18)
          Hotel & Grounds (194)
          Bathroom (17)
          Family and Play Areas (8)
          Nearby
          Tacacori EcoLodge
          363 reviews
          1.05 km away
           
          Pura Vida Retreat & Spa
          169 reviews
          1.39 km away
           
          Xandari Resort & Spa
          833 reviews
          1.36 km away
           
          1915 Hotel
          104 reviews
          4.67 km away
           
          Nearby Restaurants
          Jalapenos Central
          701 reviews
          4.67 km away
          Pesqueria Qlity Fish
          58 reviews
          4.73 km away
          El Chante Vegano
          174 reviews
          4.65 km away
          Xandari Resort & Spa Restaurant
          155 reviews
          1.24 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Doka Estate Coffee Tour
          684 reviews
          4.62 km away
          Ale Tours Costa Rica
          7 reviews
          4.81 km away
          Cathedral
          115 reviews
          4.87 km away
          Parque Recreativo Los Manantiales
          13 reviews
          7.36 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Ian L
          I plan to arrive for one night stay on June 15. I arrive around 1pm. Can you arrange for a driver to take me and my 10-year-old daughter to Poas Volcano around 2pm on the 15th and bring us back in time for dinner? IF so, how much would it cost?
          2 June 2017|
          Answer Show all 3 answers
          Response from Lori C | Reviewed this property |
          The staff were wonderful about picking us up at the airport at no additional cost. They also offer all sorts of excursions at very reasonable prices. Poaz is usually a 6 hour tour and costs approximately $120.00 for 2... More
          1
          Vote
          David19480
          Hi there, I noticed a post asking about an airport shuttle. Is the $25 shuttle fee per person? We would be traveling with 4 adults & 3 children. Thanks so much!
          22 September 2016|
          Answer Show all 6 answers
          Response from jmascia5 | Reviewed this property |
          No charge for airport shuttle... It is free. Great deal! Great little boutique hotel. You will like it.
          1
          Vote
          BAKERM007
          Do you allow smoking on the balconies or is there a smoking section thanks
          6 September 2016|
          Answer Show all 6 answers
          Response from BuenaVistaAlajuela | Property representative |
          Thank you for your question, we have some smoke outside area where you you are alowed
          0
          Votes
          Room Tips
          "Next time we go to Costa Rica, this will be where we start, and where we end, our trip."
          Read review
          "The small rooms on the side of the mountain offer great views of San Jose."
          Read review
          "My favorite rooms are #9 & #10 as they are on the first floor and have great views!"
          Read review
          "Room 15 had a beautiful view of Poas Volcano"
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing