Starting at $124 per night


Holiday Inn Express in Alajuela is a comfortable, convenient four star hotel located across from SJO International Airport. Placed in close proximity to the Inter-American Highway, this is a great option for your airport stay. For your expediency they offer 24 hour airport shuttle service, for comfort, relaxation and communication a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, massage service, a well-equipped mini gym, free wireless Internet service, conference room, and buffet breakfast. The staff at Holiday Inn Express in Alajuela takes great pride in making sure you are comfortable and well attended.

You will find many interesting and fun things to do within the Alajuela area. Here are a few suggestions: Historical San Jose City Tour if you don't have much time the tour is just 10 miles away from Holiday Inn Express. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is an exciting and beautiful tour which is celebrated as among the most stunning in the world. Adventure Combo Canopy and Horseback riding is a fun tour that takes you on horseback through the rain forest, at the end is a zipline. Canopy Zipline Monte Zurqui Mid-Day offers 8 high speed zips through the rain forest as well as a Superman style zip then to top it off a 30 foot rappel from a canopy suspension bridge. Tours in the Alajuela area vary greatly in their style and there is no doubt you will find tours that suit the experience you are looking for.

During your stay at Holiday Inn Express you may want to stick around the hotel to take a plunge into their crystal clear swimming pool, rest in the Jacuzzi or totally relax and enjoy the massage service. A fully equipped mini gym is also available. Bring your laptop, cell phone, notebook etc. and use the free wireless Internet service in the room and throughout the hotel. For the business traveler a business conference room is provided. Each morning you will enjoy a wonderful breakfast buffet with a variety of choices. For your convenience if you need to leave early they will offer you a carry out breakfast.

Holiday Inn Express offers standard superior rooms throughout the hotel. Each room is nicely appointed and cooled by air conditioning. Included you will find a comfortable work space with a desk and chair, tables for luggage, soft armed chair, wireless Internet service in room, cable television, alarm radio, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

Overall, because of the convenient location, amenities and friendly service available at Holiday Express Hotel in Alajuela, traveling families, business people, singles, couples or groups will enjoy their stay.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Airport
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

Standard Room

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

Handicap Accessibility

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


Latitude: N 10° 0' 4.62"
Longitude: W 84° 11' 43.57"


  • Overall 90.8% (52 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 92.5%
  • Comfort: 89.4%
  • Meeting Expectations: 91.5%
  • Staff: 91.9%
  • Value: 88.8%


Everything was fine but the bed and pillows were hard/lumpy. Desk staff were very helpful, helped to mail towels cards I kept by accident back to another hotel.


Hotel was very clean and comfortable, check in was easy. Breakfast was great.


Typical Holiday Inn Express. It was fine.


This was just a half a night stay - but it was fine. Sitting by the pool in the morning was good. The girls at the counter were friendly & helpful.


hotel was nice and convenient to airport a little noisy but did see parrots at the pool


Average airport hotel, perfect for the quick overnight.


Although short lived this stay was very nice. One of the comfiest beds we had all trip and we were greeted with a short handrwritten message from one of the staff members which was sweet.


Very clean room. Breakfast was great. Shuttle to the airport was prompt. What more could I ask for.


Lovely and clean and in a great location.


Good place to spend the first or last night close to the airport. Other than that, it's what you would expect of a hotel chain (except the fact that they don't have a restaurant).


Front desk staff was very helpful. Allowed us to check-in very early on our last day.


Passing airplanes where a bit loud.


Staff was helpful in getting us transportation to/from the city, driver great. We toured the National Theatre and the Gold Museum, and we enjoyed both experiences. Hotel convenient to airport and met our needs.


Holiday Inn is an Okay Hotel. Staff is good


The Holiday Inn was amazing. The staff was extremely helpful. We loved the little brown bag breakfast they gave us, at 3:00 a.m., so we would have something to eat while waiting at the airport for our departure.


Perfect location for early departure from airport. You can pay your departure tax there.


There were issues with the toilet but otherwise it was fine