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Top 10 Hotels in Central Valley

Fauna Luxury Hostel
2.5 out of 5
del Edificio Municipal de Escazú 150mts, Antiguo Hotel Beacon, Escazu
$17
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29
4.5/5Wonderful! (231 reviews)

"Rooms were expertly cleaned every day. The food was delicious."…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Fauna Luxury Hostel
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas, 3 Miles South of Intl Airport, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
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$92
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17
3.9/5Good! (2,037 reviews)

"The front desk...I wish I could remember the gentlemen’s name, he was WONDERFUL!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5
Sobre Autopista General Cañas, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
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$80
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
4/5Very Good! (1,495 reviews)

"This was hotel was fine for the price. We did not use the pool but it seemed nice. However, the property is far from the airport, so if you have a late flight or an early flight, pay more money and stay closer to the airport. We ended up having to pay for two cab rides, so we lost our cost savings ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
Barceló San José
4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
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$90
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
4.3/5Excellent! (2,035 reviews)

"Furniture is a bit dated and needs to be replaced. Hard time closing the door"…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Barceló San José
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, Calle Blancos, San Jose, San Jose
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$89
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26
4/5Very Good! (1,808 reviews)

"Clean, modern, friendly staff. We had a free upgrade to business class. Location of hotel was not good for walking around."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Studio Hotel Boutique
4 out of 5
50 meters North of the Red Cross, Santa Ana, San Jose
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$75
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,592 reviews)

"Everything was fine, Just stayed overnight. Great location in the middle of Santa Ana"…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Studio Hotel Boutique
Hotel Del Rey - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
1st Ave & 9th St, One block southeast of Parque Moraz, San Jose
$104
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29
3.8/5Good! (329 reviews)

"Excellent staff, very friendly and helpful in any way they possibly can. Again rooms are dated but clean and well taken care of"…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Hotel Del Rey - Adults Only
Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
$58
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
4.2/5Very Good! (1,932 reviews)

"Always great service and staff at the reception to welcome us."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Hotel Luisiana
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela, Alajuela
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$114
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,857 reviews)

"Was very clean and staff was a great help. Everyone speaks English"…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
4 out of 5
San Antonio de Belen Ciudad Cariari, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
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$105
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
4.3/5Excellent! (794 reviews)

"Service and overall experience was great. Great shuttle service."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
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Visiting Central Valley

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Central Valley, and visitors give high marks for the volcano viewpoints, top-notch restaurants, and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its cafés, museums, and local tours. Top sights in the city include La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, and Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica).

  • There are 846 hotels and other accommodations in Central Valley
  • The closest major airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), 9.3 mi (15 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Central Valley

Well-known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Museum of Costa Rican Art, National Center of Art and Culture, and Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). Attractions like Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, Ojo de Agua Spa Park, and Doka Estate are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like San Jose Cathedral, Plaza de la Cultura, and Ruins of Ujarras.

In Central Valley, there are 846 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Retreat Costa Rica - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and comfortable beds.
  • Tiriguro Lodge - Our customers like the breakfast and clean, quiet rooms at this B&B. This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Peace Lodge - With a stay at this 4.5-star lodge, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 4 restaurants, along with an in-room fireplace. Expedia customers like its overall value and pool.

Other favorite sights in Central Valley include La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), and Parque Nacional.

Getting Around Central Valley

If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from Heredia Station, Heredia Miraflores Station, or Santo Domingo Santa Rosa Station. Central Valley might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

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