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Hotel Robledal
Hotel Robledal
3.0 out of 5.0 400mts Oeste De La Iglesia de El Roble, Alajuela
4.3/5 (249 reviews)
$109/ nightfor 2 guests

I arrived late. The staff was very accommodating. It was nice and quiet

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
Hotel Luisiana
Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5.0 100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana
4.2/5 (1,968 reviews)
$40/ nightfor 2 guests

Awesome bathroom and comfy bed! The staff are super accommodating and friendly guests from all over. Stayed 14 days and highly recommend. I will be returning without a doubt!!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
Trapp Family Country Inn
Trapp Family Country Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 400m west of soccer field, Alajuela
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (394 reviews)
$67/ nightfor 2 guests

Beautiful place good breakfast!! Friendly people just wish were ac in the rooms but i guess in rainy season is not to bad very secure love this property

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel
Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 100 metros oeste Hotel Wyndham Herradura, Ciudad Cariari
4.8/5 (92 reviews)
$70/ nightfor 2 guests

Very clean , large rooms, moderately priced, breakfast was included

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018
Peace Lodge
Peace Lodge
4.5 out of 5.0 20 min from Poas Volcano National Park, Vara Blanca
4.9/5 (264 reviews)
$300/ nightfor 2 guests

Peace Lodge is our special place in the world to connect with nature. A perfect mix of nature and wellbeing.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018
Barceló San José
Barceló San José
4.0 out of 5.0 Autopista General Canas 3km, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (1,781 reviews)
$78/ nightfor 2 guests

Every time I visit Costa Rica I stay in Barceló San José. They made me feel home. Thanks so much and keep offering excellent service.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
Hotel Suites Cristina
Hotel Suites Cristina
3.5 out of 5.0 300 meters north ICE building, San Jose
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (243 reviews)
$68/ nightfor 2 guests

I came in very late at night (10;00 PM) so there wasn't much time to do anything except to check in and go to bed. I was treated well and the shuttle ride from the airport was timely and appreciated. I was only there overnight but was very satisfied with the property.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2018
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
4.0 out of 5.0 Autopista General Canas, Ciudad Cariari
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (1,738 reviews)
$72/ nightfor 2 guests

Close to the airport but shuttle has limited hours of operation. The property needs an update.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5.0 Sobre Autopista General Cañas, Ciudad Cariari
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (998 reviews)
$80/ nightfor 2 guests

Staff was super sweet and cleaning crew was thoughtful enough to fold jammies and put toys on the bed. Pool was great and room was spacious

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
Alameda Cariari
Alameda Cariari
3.0 out of 5.0 175mts south from Hard Rock Cafe, Ciudad Cariari
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (101 reviews)
$60/ nightfor 2 guests

Everything very clean and ordered, excellent atittude from all employees.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018
El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel & Steakhouse
El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel & Steakhouse
3.0 out of 5.0 Southwest side of the Panasonic Co., San Antonio de Belen
4.4/5 (711 reviews)
$62/ nightfor 2 guests

Only spent one night prior to flying home. Staff and property were very accommodating. The AC broke and they quickly helped move our luggage to another room.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
4.0 out of 5.0 Autopista Grl. Canas, Cruce San Antonio, Ciudad Cariari
4.3/5 (665 reviews)
$137/ nightfor 2 guests

Wonderful staff, in-house restaurant, pool, nice rooms, very clean my only complaint is that I booked the room for four and there were only towels for two.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018
Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5.0 Alajuela, 2nd. Av., 1st. Street, Alajuela
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (186 reviews)
$38/ nightfor 2 guests

Nice. Quiet location. Quick access to downtown shopping center

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018
Hotel Casa Primo CR
Hotel Casa Primo CR
3.5 out of 5.0 Calle Malecon, 17, Ciudad Cariari
Free Cancellation
4.8/5 (37 reviews)
$58/ nightfor 2 guests

Very nice, will visit again, everyone was really friendly

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
3.5 out of 5.0 Plaza Los Mangos, Alajuela
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (1,410 reviews)
$103/ nightfor 2 guests

Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Facilities clean and modern. Can’t imagine a better place to stay.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
3.0 out of 5.0 Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (1,407 reviews)
$129/ nightfor 2 guests

Great service, our flight was leaving before breakfast was serve. They had bagged lunches ready for us.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018
Bamboo Aparthotel
Bamboo Aparthotel
3.0 out of 5.0 Ave 1, Calles 9-11, Alajuela
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (66 reviews)
$66/ nightfor 2 guests

We stayed at Bamboo for a night before heading to the airport. It was comfortable and the host was very friendly. Would have gladly stayed longer. The area was convenient to drive to the airport the next day, less than 15 minutes, and walkable to good restaurants and the city market.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018
Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio
Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio
3.5 out of 5.0 East side of Costa Rica Country Club, Escazu
4.4/5 (282 reviews)
$90/ nightfor 2 guests

Everybody is nice! Bathrooms need to be renewed! It is very clean, the hested pool is great!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Recently booked Family Hotels in San Jose

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 12 minutes ago
City Express San Jose Airport
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 39 minutes ago
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 50 minutes ago
Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
Hotel Dunn Inn
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
TRYP by Wyndham San Jose Sabana
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
Studio Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago

Where Should We Stay in San Jose?


The destination of San Jose is a good option if you've been considering a getaway with the kids. The entertainment, museums, and parks are just a few things that make this an attractive vacation destination for families. Arrange a flight into San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), which is the closest airport, or San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), which is located 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in San Jose, you might want to consider one of the 148 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.


Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

Peace Lodge - Offers a children's pool, 4 restaurants, and free parking. Guests like the central location at this 4.5-star lodge.

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica - Features a children's pool, a restaurant, and free parking. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 4-star hotel popular with guests.

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites - Offers an outdoor pool, free valet parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the central location at this 2.5-star hotel.

Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio - Features 2 restaurants, free parking, and free breakfast. The overall comfort and central location make this 3.5-star hotel popular with guests.


When Should We Visit San Jose?


You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to San Jose.


  • Hottest months: April, May, March, and June, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 62°F
  • Driest months: January, February, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.54 inches
  • Rainiest months: September, October, June, and August, with an average rainfall of 11.66 inches

What Should We See and Do in San Jose?


While you and your family are staying in San Jose, you might want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as National Theater, Gold Museum, and Jade Museum. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities like National Center of Art and Culture, National Museum of Costa Rica, and Parque Nacional.


San Jose is also well-known for its:
  • Museums
  • Volcano
  • Cafés
  • Shopping
  • Tours
  • Entertainment
  • Parks

Getting Around San Jose


If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from San Jose Pacific Station, San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station, or San Jose Viquez Square Station. San Jose might not have very many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.