Starting at $110 per night

Overview

Country Inn and Suites by Carlton is comfortable, newly remodeled hotel located in the Cariari area of San Jose that offers world-class service. Hotel amenities include parking lot, restaurant, bar, 2 swimming pools, fitness center, business center, free high speed internet, and beautiful tropical gardens.

Located just minutes from the Juan Santamaria Airport, the hotel is the perfect launching pad for your Costa Rican adventures, like Poas Volcano, coffee tours, INBio Park, zoos, museums, the National Theater, rafting and zip lining and more. Around the area you can also find restaurants to meet every taste and budget, bars and casinos for a little nightlife, and plenty of options for shopping from local shops and craft markets to luxurious upscale malls.

During your stay you will be more than comfortable in the spacious and elegant guest rooms and common areas. After a delicious buffet breakfast, you can soak up some rays alongside the beautiful pools, or take a refreshing swim surrounded by lush tropical gardens. If you want to keep up your figure and stay healthy on vacation, spend a little time in the fitness center which is free for guests. Or get your work done in style with the free high speed internet and comfortable business center. You can also rent the meeting room.

Country Inn and Suites offers 4 room styles; standard rooms, executive guest rooms, junior suites, and presidential suites.

Standard Rooms: Standard rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, internet access, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, telephone, and free daily newspapers. 

Executive Rooms: Executive rooms include upgraded amenities like complimentary breakfast buffet in a private lounge, and 3 free minutes of local calls.

Junior Suites: Junior suites offer separate living rooms in additional to all of the comforts of the standard rooms. 

Presidential Suite: The Presidential Suite is an extra-large suite with a kitchenette and full living room with sofa bed, to give you all of the comforts of home for longer stays.

Cribs and other special needs are readily accommodated by the friendly staff on request.

All in all, this is a great capital city hotel that lives up to the American standard of quality and comfort. It is best recommended for a first or last night stay near the airport, or for business travelers.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Airport
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardens
  • Handicap
  • Computer Station
  • Parking
  • Wifi Free
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Premium Room

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron

Standard Room

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron

Standard Deluxe

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron

Junior Suite

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Living Room

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility

Location

Latitude: N 9°58'32.55". Longitude: W 85°50'45.96"

Reviews

  • Overall 84.2% (267 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 86.2%
  • Comfort: 83.7%
  • Meeting Expectations: 81.2%
  • Staff: 87.7%
  • Value: 81.9%

04/09/2017

After being told the evening before that there would be coffee and cookies in the lobby for our early morning airport departure, there was none, so there was no "breakfast" of any kind provided by the hotel on our final day.

04/01/2017

Staff in the dining room seemed confused and disorganized. Arrangements were made with the front desk for our luggage to be picked up from our room very early in the morning, however, no one came at the arranged time.

03/27/2017

We were there less than 12 hours. Clean, comfortable and close to the airport.

03/25/2017

Underwhleming

02/25/2017

Front desk reception very friendly.

02/16/2017

There was no bar at the hotel & general location for things outside the hotel were poor.

02/14/2017

would have liked a fridge and an area that had some food options

02/13/2017

Arriving late we checked into an unrenovated room. On our return, we requested a renovated room which was good. Breakfast and service was great.

01/07/2017

Just there for overnight...but everything was great...they even gave us a breakfast to go.

01/02/2017

Met our expectations just fine. A jacuzzi would have been a nice addition but no worries. The restaurant was quite good! Very adequate for a airport waiting hotel. Not where you want to stay long term but a good hotel for proximity to airport.

12/17/2016

The bathroom was very tiny.

12/15/2016

nothing great, just a place

11/16/2016

Friendly and helpful staff. Good Breakfast.

11/06/2016

Only there one short evening, but it met all of our needs. Was great receiving an envelope upon check in with details pertaining to pickup the next morning.

11/02/2016

Please do not send other clients to this hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. However, the hotel is extremely noisy. It is very worn and dated, no hot water, bad smell covered up by worse smelling room deodorant. Horrible place.

10/07/2016

It's an OK airport hotel. Comfortable & clean. The restaurant was OK but there was no bar, as advertised.

09/18/2016

we had a nice room, a quite stay and I loved to sit an afternoon at the pool. The food was very nice

09/06/2016

the room was very old and smelled a bit

08/04/2016

Further than we thought to San Jose

07/31/2016

Just a hotel near the airport. Hard to find a place to have dinner.

07/15/2016

Hotel was just a basic hotel near the airport. The wait was very long for our room, even though the hotel was barely occupied. The woman behind the counter would not give us a different room however, she insisted that check-in wasn't until 4:00 so if we had to wait in the lobby for a long time, so be it. After over an hour, a nice man came to work the counter with her and immediately gave us the room keys and comped us two drinks to make up for the inconvenience. Restaurant staff was very nice however.

07/10/2016

The staff made us box breakfast since we were leaving so early for our flight which was appreciated

06/25/2016

Our rooms were located in a building that felt more like staff quarters or a dormitory, than a hotel. The rooms were dingy and our two young teenage sons were put in a room on a completely separate floor from us. It was not what we were expecting at all. Given we were leaving early the next day and tired from a day of travel, it wasn't worth the effort to try to get new rooms.

06/04/2016

OK for an airport hotel. Food in the restaurant was not good.

05/29/2016

Very nice, friendly, and helpful people. Great atmosphere, food, location. Overall absolutely nothing negative to say. Would highly recommend.

05/23/2016

The bathroom was really small with the design of the counter causing the toilet seat cover to press against your back when using the toilet. Strange design and uncomfortable. It was a clean, small, room but after we had stayed in such nice hotels the entire trip this hotel did not really compare but I think chose a cheaper hotel at the end of the trip so we could stay a few more days?? It was fine.

04/30/2016

Great!

04/21/2016

No hand towels or washcloths. We were told we could have called and asked for them. The property is nice but the room needs updating especially the bath rooms.

04/13/2016

an ordinary hotel - nothing special

04/01/2016

Stayed in the newer rooms and really liked it! So much better than the older building. Made a big difference.

03/30/2016

Clean comfortable, nice pool, exceptionally helpful and pleasant staff

03/23/2016

Typical of this type of hotel I suppose...glad we were there only one night

03/19/2016

We stayed in the older part of the hotel on our first night of our trip and the newer building on our last day of our trip. The older building is in need of an update. Loved the restaurant!

03/17/2016

Clean andquiet

03/16/2016

we were only in the hotel about 6 hours.

03/12/2016

We arrived at the airport after midnight, then left the next morning after breakfast. The breakfast was great. Carrying luggage up and down flights was the only inconvenience. It would've been nice if they had other ramps, like they did at the front entrance, so we could roll our luggage or maybe some elevators for 2nd or 3rd floors.

02/26/2016

Would not stay here again and would NOT recommend to others.
Ventilation-poor. Hotel had a very loud group of people overnight and did nothing to quiet them. We contacted the hotel and they apologized.

02/13/2016

Had to carry our luggage up and down stairs which was a bit inconvenient

01/30/2016

familiar now with hotel and area from the first night of the trip so lowered expectations and enjoyed the stay more, we were in a nicer room than the first time, area surrounding hotel is still dull after such an amazing trip but again meets the needs of an overnight airport hotel and the breakfast is good

01/28/2016

Split level (stairs to bed on upper level) was an inconvenience.

01/25/2016

Fine place to stay for the night, good place for in transit. Long way out of downtown area. Restaurant staff were very helpful and pleasant.

01/17/2016

we unfortunately had lots of little bugs on our bed comforter when we first arrived because a window had been left open, that we had to make sure were not bedbugs. the bedding was promptly changed and we were offered to change rooms but we had already unpacked. the overall experience rating is more reflective of the area and not the hotel but met our expectations as a quick layover airport hotel.Breakfast is really good, its too bad the pool water is freezing, staff super friendly

01/04/2016

The room was not as comfortable this time.

12/31/2015

Obviously this was just a basic hotel upon arrival. The room set-up was a bit weird and limited dining options. Would suggest something closer to the City Mall.

12/27/2015

Good hotel. proximity to alternative dining options right outside the hotel was a plus

12/19/2015

Didn't really like this particular hotel; a/c conditioner made a lot of noise, and the hotel was pretty dated. Breakfast just okay compared to others.

11/29/2015

Excellent as before

11/09/2015

Very professional ,super services and very pleasant staff.

08/04/2015

Did not like the soups. It was difficult to get to breakfast since didn't open til 6 am and our transfer was later.

07/29/2015

A bit outdated and the area has a lot of traffic. The coffee machine was dirty on the inside so I couldn't use it. What I liked was that the suite had 2 separate rooms which was nice and the staff was very nice.

07/27/2015

Nice hotel. Bed and rooms were very nice. They upgraded us for the anniversary which was a nice treat. Restaurant was okay, food was pretty limited but it was fine for 1 night. Breakfast was good.

07/25/2015

This hotel was a bit too basic for my taste - staff was very friendly and food was better than expected but not in a great area so we couldn't walk around and the hotel was dated - if I do this again I will spend a bit more and stay in an area where we can walk around, get a little of the feel of the city - this was totally on me though I should have thought more about this.

06/26/2015

We were in a room that was on a noisy hallway. We didn't know that it would be that way until we tried to go to sleep. The breakfast was average. The hotel was clean, and it was an ok stop the for getting to the airport the next morning.

06/25/2015

It was okay for a one night stay. Probably not for a long stay restraint service was very slow event when barely anyone was there.

06/12/2015

Beautiful place. Restaurant was so so. When we asked for a taxi they gave us the hotel shuttle which was very expensive. We felt taken advantage of. Other than that it was nice.

03/18/2015

hotel was fine, just not the same as the others, as expected a city/airport hotel.

03/07/2015

room quite old dated style... could bear some reno

02/28/2015

It was a place to sleep and close to the airport. Not as nice or quiet a room as on our day of arrival, but plenty acceptable.

02/25/2015

Great rooms.....

02/24/2015

The swimming pool was closed for renovations - it would have been nice to use it.

02/20/2015

Had to wait 3 hours to get into our room. Although room was "ready" it obviously had not been vacuumed in living area. Ate at hotel for dinner - 2 steak meals were so tough as to be inedible. Would have preferred room on ground floor as taking luggage down stairs was a pain in the morning!

02/13/2015

It was noisy, but not terribly so. Hard to rate the value as I do not know the cost of each place we stayed at. The room was very nice and I slept very well.

12/24/2014

It was good hotel but other hotels we got on this trips were much better. The restaurant in this hotel was not good.

12/22/2014

This was a usual 'near the airport' hotel. The restaurant was rather overpriced. However, the desk staff was extremely helpful.