Ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Nicolefrom Canada

ok for one night

Posted Jan 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
it was ok but i think the price was too high for a very basic room.Everything was clean. The mattress was not comfortable.I asked for a wake up call and nobody called me.....5 minutes from the airport
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Lynnfrom Retired in Costa Rica

Not fancy, but clean and comfortable

Posted Aug 9, 2013
Pros: Near the airport, safe area, friendly staff.
Cons: A little better computer in the common area would be nice.
I needed a hotel near the airport to take a 6:30 am flight the next day. This worked out great. The staff was nice and the room clean and it is close to the airport. They will take you TO the airport but they don't pick you up. I don't know if that is clear on Expedia. For me I had to make a stop at a pharmacy when I arrived anyway so I took a taxi for around $9. I was worried about leaving the hotel at 4:00 am. Would the driver be there? I went to the lobby just before 4 and it was dark and no one around, but sure enough at 4 there was my ride. I have lived in CR for almost a year now and have stayed in many inexpensive hotels. You will not find perfection at this price point. What you usually find if you shop around is a clean hotel, safe area, helpful and friendly staff, comfortable room, nothing fancy, and that's what you get here. I would stay here again and recommend it to a friend.
2 out of 5
by Utah Wfrom Utah

Needs more clarification in description/location

Posted Jan 25, 2013
Very difficult to locate--no map. There is another Hotel Santa Maria that we were directed to in San Jose--traffic was a nioht mare! The "family room was ok bedwise, but one bathroom for 6???? Receptionist was happy to arrange taxis for expensive trip to airport, disregarding their ad that transportation was included. We were charged an extra $20 for our guide dog, no compensation for the included breakfast that we could not use because of departure time. Receptionist was confusing for lack of English (??) although we spoke some spanish. Although security was there, entrance and getting out was not convenient.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Los Angeles

Great hotel!

Posted Dec 27, 2012
We stayed at Santa Maria Inn for one night. We arrived to San Jose in the late evening and didn't want to drive to Arenal at night. Santa Maria Inn is a small hotel and definitely served its purpose. We arrived late so the gates were already closed, but the staff was friendly and helped us get settled. It's not a fancy hotel but the staff is friendly, rooms were clean and they offer continental breakfast (eggs, fruit, coffee, juice). It's also very close to the airport -- about a 15 minute drive.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Coopfrom Los Al

Great Location

Posted Nov 23, 2012
Location: Great for airport
Great place to start or end a trip to Costa Rica, very close to airport with very helpful family staff. The only problem was the shower in room 6, it had no option for spray just a full stream of water, shower head was broken.
3 out of 5
by Helenfrom Taiwan

Not cheap for its location

Posted Oct 5, 2012
It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. If you don't drive, it is difficult to get to anywhere. It is. Family operated hotel, front door closed up very early, and u have to call the door and have someone comes down to open the door for you. The room layout is very strange, air conditioner locates behind the curtain! So if you wish to turn it on, you would need to leave the curtain open. The breakfast is nice, but the cooking lady was 30mins late the second morning....
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Isabellefrom VICHY FRANCE

hotel trés agréable

Posted Apr 30, 2012
hotel tres sympathique, rapport qualité prix la situation de l'hotel par rapport à l'aéroport de San José est idéale, le service de navette tres pratique, le personnel chaleureux est à l'écoute de vos besoins.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Lareefrom Seattle Wa

Great place in San Jose

Posted Apr 22, 2012
Pros: The friendly staff.
Cons: Can't think of anything.
Location: 10 minutes from San Jose airport.
We would definitely recommend The Santa Maria Hotel. It isn't anything special inside but the friendliness of the staff makes it great. We arrived at the San Jose airport late and called the hotel for a oickup. The owners son picked us up and he was very kind, spoke perfect English and when when we said we were hungry he suggested ordering pizza. That was so nice as we didn't feel like going out. The breakfast the next day was great. Fresh fruit and eggs and toast and great coffee! I would stay here for sure if you need a place in San Jose.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Kort vei til flyplassen, bra!

Posted Apr 10, 2012 on Hotels.com
Veldig bra med transport til flyplassen tidlig på morgenen. Og vi ble vekket uten at vi hadde spurt om det før transporten til flyplassen kl 04.30 på morgenen. Veldig bra!!! Minus for mye støy fra flere hunder som bjeffet hele natten, da rommet lå ut mot gata. Men dette er det sikkert ikke noe å gjøre med. Frokost inkludert, wifi på rommet, og ikke noe problem å få ekstra sengklær og håndklær.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Santa Maria Inn

Posted Apr 4, 2012
Pros: The staff and breakfast.
Location: Very convenient to San Jose airport.
We only stayed one night, but the staff was helpful and the breakfast was wonderful, especially the fresh fruit. The room was small but comfortable. We chose this hotel because we arrived late to SJO and the hotel is only minutes away.