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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is $114 per night
2.21 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,047 reviews)

"2 min from airport and every 15 min free shuttle. nice restaurant and car rentals walkby. Best place for airport stay overnight"…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
3.5 out of 5
Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Alajuela
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The price is $125 per night
1.52 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,751 reviews)

"Nice modern facilities - great food and excellent staff"…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
La Casa Azul
3 out of 5
100 este de Correos de Costa Rica, Avenida 5, Calle 3, Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela
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The price is $35 per night
0.84 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)

"Good location, 10 min drive to airport. Has a courtyard."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

La Casa Azul
Villa San Ignacio
3.5 out of 5
Route 107, 50 Este del Cruce de Grecia - Poás, Alajuela
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1.98 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (216 reviews)

"Overall, this is a lovely property. There is, however, a fair amount of loud traffic noise from trucks and motorcycles early in the morning. The pool area and dining areas, both under cover and open, are lovely and well kept. Our room, #7, had water coming into the room from under the service door ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Villa San Ignacio
Hotel La Rosa de America
3 out of 5
100mts Sur y 75mts Este de la Mandarina, Barrio San Jose de Alajuela, Alajuela, Alajuela
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The price is $58 per night
2.51 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (262 reviews)

"The property grounds are beautiful. Food at the on site restaurant good but closed on Sunday after breakfast. Extremely difficult to locate the hotel but many things are hard to locate in Costa Rica with few roads marked. Need to bring you own shampoo, conditioner & hairdryer. Recommend this local ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Hotel La Rosa de America
Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
Alajuela, 2nd. Av., 1st. Street, Del Teatro Municipal 200 m. al Este, Alajuela, Alajuela
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The price is $38 per night
0.85 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (317 reviews)
Vida Tropical

"There was a screw up with the room I had booked. I was travelling with my brother and when we got to the room, there was only one bed. I had booked for 2 beds. The hotel was full so no rooms were available. The night manager got on the phone and after some phone calls back and forth, was able to ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Hotel Aeropuerto
3 out of 5
4 km west of SJO International Airport, Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is $82 per night
1.77 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (936 reviews)

"Fast service from airport to hotel even arriving late. Friendly staff as well."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Hotel Aeropuerto
Bamboo Aparthotel Aeropuerto
3 out of 5
Ave 1, Calles 9-11, Costado norte Iglesia La Agonía, Alajuela, Alajuela
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The price is $49 per night
1.06 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (135 reviews)
Nice escape

"Very accommodating, clean with great host. Nice area of town with many amenities, relaxing yet centrally located"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Bamboo Aparthotel Aeropuerto
Hotel Suites Merlyn Aeropuerto
3 out of 5
Ruta 119 / Río Segundo San Juan, Alajuela, Heredia
The price is $57 per night
3.96 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (178 reviews)

"Max and his family are doing a wonderful job. We are coming back, Ulrike, Wolfgang, Gaby and Jörg"…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020

Hotel Suites Merlyn Aeropuerto
Hotel Santa Maria Inn
2.5 out of 5
Rio Segundo, 800m NE of Pacific Gas Stn, Five minutes from SJO Intl Airport, Alajuela, Alajuela
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The price is $59 per night
3.66 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (84 reviews)

"Wonderful friendly employees. Breakfast was amazing. Great place to stay by the airport"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

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Visiting Alajuela

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Alajuela, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, top-notch restaurants, and beautiful gardens. This city also attracts tourists with its architecture. Top sights around the area include Museum of Costa Rican Art, National Theater, and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden.

  • You'll find 398 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of San Jose
  • The closest major airport is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 6.5 mi (10.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Alajuela

The city's volcanoes and gardens provide a picturesque setting and places to visit include Central Park. Shopping is a favorite activity, so consider an excursion to Central Market Alajuela and City Mall. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Alajuela Cathedral and Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto.

In Alajuela, you'll find 55 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect vacation. Below are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Xandari Resort And Spa - With a stay at this 3.5-star resort, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with a private balcony. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its quiet location and helpful staff.
  • Ruta Verde House - Our customers like the walkable location and clean, comfortable rooms at this B&B. With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.
  • Bamboo Aparthotel - With a stay at this 3-star aparthotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers love its overall value and proximity to shopping.

Top places to visit in the area include Museum of Costa Rican Art, located 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from the city center, and National Theater, which is 10.9 mi (17.6 km) away.

Dressing for Alajuela

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 83°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 61°F
  • From April to June, the average is 84°F during the day and 64°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 81°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 80°F as the daytime average and 62°F as the nighttime average
  • Alajuela gets about 72.76 inches of rain per year
  • April and May are usually the hottest months averaging 83°F, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 62°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Alajuela?
Alajuela City Hotel & Guest House is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela and Hotel Suites Merlyn Aeropuerto.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Alajuela, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get top deals in Alajuela.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Alajuela?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Alajuela, click here.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Alajuela?
Based on reviews, Hotel Aeropuerto is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Xandari Resort And Spa and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport.
What's the best hotel for a stay in El Coyol?
Based on our traveler data, Hotel Bristol Aeropuerto is one of the top choices for your stay in El Coyol. This hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Another good choice for your stay in the area is SJO Airport - Family Oasis.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Alajuela?
Trapp Family Country Inn is a top 3-star inn on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport and Le Petit Maison. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to ARA Project.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic vacation to Alajuela?
Villa San Ignacio is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and an outdoor pool. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Asclepios Wellness and Spa and Trapp Family Country Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Alajuela?
Cala Inn B&B Airport is a top B&B for people traveling with their pets, and offers a rooftop terrace and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Green Country Hotel - Hostel and Hotel Bristol Aeropuerto.
What's the best hotel to stay close to Parque Juan Santamaría?
Adjacent to Parque Juan Santamaría, Park View - Airport & City Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices within a short distance include Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela and Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites.
What about the best place to stay close to City Mall?
One of the top choices for your stay is Melrost Airport B&B, located next to City Mall, and this B&B offers free parking and a free airport shuttle. Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela and Park View - Airport & City Hotel are other good choices nearby.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Alajuela?
Villa San Ignacio is a favorite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a restaurant and a bar.
What are some hotels with pools in Alajuela?
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and free WiFi. Other choices with an onsite pool include Hotel Mi Tierra and Xandari Resort And Spa.

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