The hotel is centrally located in downtown San Jose - it has an indoor pool with bar service, a nice albeit small workout room, prompt laundry service, front desk staff and restaurant staff are not very helpful and tend to make several mistakes but the bell-men were fantastic. If you rented a car they have a fenced in parking lot next door (the bell-men take care of parking, etc.) and they don't charge for the parking. They also have an in-house gift shop and travel/attractions agency where you can make reservations for all sorts of adventures.
They let one of my coworkers use the piano for 15 minutes but it took a lot of insistence and having us call the owner of the hotel to clear with him first.
Rooms are comfortable, clean and come with TV (and cable), safe, and free internet. We didn't have a fridge nor a microwave. On Sunday morning we were treated (or tortured) to some sort of park concert with religious music starting at around 7:30am that you could hear quite clearly through our closed windows - we were not amused nor pleased. Maybe rooms that face away from the park don't have to deal with this.
Warning: only go to the Kokomo Club if you are looking for some action of the "escort" variety, some of our male coworkers found this out the hard way and freaked out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience a relaxing getaway in the heart of Central America at the Holiday Inn ® Hotel San Jose Downtown – Aurola, conveniently nestled in the center of lively San Jose, with panoramic views of the beautiful Central Valley. Conveniently located within walking distance of a variety of local attractions, guests will enjoy superior modern amenities and facilities such as free high speed WIFI access, an on-site business center, large meeting rooms, swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, pub bar, and two restaurants. Discover a hotel where technology and hospitality come together in perfect harmony, where you can stay connected with modern Internet wireless access, and disconnect with a relaxed Costa Rica ambiance and modern luxuries. Whether visiting for a leisure getaway or a business connection, this San Jose hotel offers a peaceful, productive atmosphere where you can get the most out of your San Jose experience.Conveniently located within walking distance of all the best downtown attractions as well as downtown businesses. You will enjoy people watching in Parque Morazan, located just outside our front door. This park features a number of sculptures and monuments which decorate the expanse of urban green, including a beautiful domed structure, known as Templo de Música, or the Temple of Music. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn San Jose Aurola Hotel San Jose
- San Jose Holiday Inn