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Best San Jose Family Hotels

Peace Lodge
4.5 out of 5
20 min from Poas Volcano National Park, Alajuela, Vara Blanca, Heredia
The price is $545 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (331 reviews)

"Staff were wonderful, our room was amazing, activities were awesome."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Peace Lodge
Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
100 metros oeste Hotel Wyndham Herradura, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
The price is $63 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (132 reviews)
Comfort throughout. Don;t get room by dining area

"Very helpful man and embarrassingly nice lady. Walk on golf course adjacent. Breakfast was very good. Got a noisy room, louvered windows by dining. Fine touches and a good price."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel
Hotel Casa Primo CR
3.5 out of 5
Calle Malecon, 17, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
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The price is $69 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (92 reviews)
Hotel in Ciudad Cariari

"The hotel was great and had a very comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend the breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Hotel Casa Primo CR
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 $54 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (137 reviews)

"Vicky is so amazing! Our flight got in after midnight, and by the time we got our bags and car we didn’t arrive until 02:00 am. Vicky stayed up and waited for us to arrive, despite the hours being only until 6:00 pm. She cooked us a wonderful breakfast and gave great recommendations for first time ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Bamboo Aparthotel Aeropuerto
Alameda Cariari
3 out of 5
175mts south from Hard Rock Cafe, Souvenirs La Campesina 175 mts west, Ciudad Cariari
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The price is $41 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (161 reviews)

"Nice place to stay and relax, love this place! Really nice"…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

Alameda Cariari
Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio
3.5 out of 5
East side of Costa Rica Country Club, San Rafael, Escazu, San Jose
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The price is $75 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (475 reviews)

"Awesome breakfast and beautiful property. Spacious suite and very helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is $97 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,000 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 $104 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Hotel Suites Cristina
3.5 out of 5
300 meters north ICE building, Sabana Norte, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is $73 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (430 reviews)
Very comfortable and easy, but nearby noise

"Roomy and well appointed suite! It had a full kitchen with roomy fridge and even pots and pans! Oddly, we saw no coffee maker though. Great closet space. The included breakfast was wonderful. Service was also friendly and helpful. Our only complaint was the very loud music coming in presumably from ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Hotel Suites Cristina
Barceló San José
4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
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4.4/5Excellent! (1,183 reviews)
Great place

"Beautiful hotel. Each of their properties I’ve stayed at have been beautiful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Barceló San José
El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel & Steakhouse
3 out of 5
Southwest side of the Panasonic Co., Radial Santa Ana - Belén, San Antonio de Belen, Heredia
The price is $79 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (996 reviews)

"The property and rooms are spectacular! The boutique hotel was like walking into a very high end classic country resort. We wish we could stay longer."…"

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2020

El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel & Steakhouse
Trapp Family Country Inn
3 out of 5
400m west of soccer field, San Antonio del Tejar, Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is $74 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (518 reviews)
Jungle stay near airport

"a lovely little jungle spot near the airport. grear grounds. good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Trapp Family Country Inn
Hotel Robledal
3 out of 5
400mts Oeste De La Iglesia de El Roble, Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is $94 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (326 reviews)
Comfortable

"Close to the airport, fast check-in but no bellhop service offered. There is a restaurant on premises that starts dinner at 6pm but the bar is open ahead of time, bring your own snacks. The shuttle doesn't start until 5am and we had to leave at 4am so they prepared us fruit to go and arranged a taxi. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Hotel Robledal
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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The price is $90 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (872 reviews)

"beautiful and convenient, friendly and helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
The price is $30 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,045 reviews)

"Great Hotel for extended stays for people like us that live in Guanacaste but come to the city on business often. Yency is fantastic and helpful at the front desk, especially during this difficult time of COVID and country wide restrictions. The hotel is very clean and the property is very secure. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Hotel Luisiana
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5
Sobre Autopista General Cañas, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
The price is $80 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,080 reviews)

"We stayed here our first night innCosta Rica. It’s a nice place with tropical decorations and pool We didn’t get to enjoy much as we were on our way to Playa Hermosa, which was a 3.5 hour drive, by the beach. We flew in late and needed a reasonable place to stay with breakfast and a free shuttle ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
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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3.8/5Good! (1,093 reviews)

"We loved the 3 pools and jacuzzi with A waterfall and beautiful landscapes all around. Unfortunately the swim up bar And pool snack bar were closed due to virus."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
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
3.7/5Good! (325 reviews)

"Location Perfect for a day around flights to explore the area and walk around the town"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
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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.

Frequently asked questions

What's San Jose like for family-friendly vacations?
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 some of the things that make this the perfect spot for family trips. Arrange a flight into Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO), which is the closest airport, or San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), which is located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the center of San Jose.
What's the best place to stay for a family vacation in San Jose?
Hotel Luisiana is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other choices to stay with the kids include Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica and Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela.
How many family-friendly hotels can I expect to find in San Jose?
Expedia has 148 hotels in San Jose that are rated for being family-friendly.
What's the weather like in San Jose?
The hottest months are usually April and May with an average temp of 73°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 70°F. Average annual rainfall for San Jose is 73 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in San Jose?
While you are visiting San Jose, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Poas Volcano National Park and San Pedro Mall. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities like Morazan Park, National Park, and Sabana Park.

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