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Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola

5th Avenue and 5th Street, San José 1000

+506 2523 1000

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based on 627 reviews

About Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola, San José

Value for money

The Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola hotel offers contemporary accommodations with stunning views overlooking San Jose and an onsite casino featuring slots, table games, and other entertainment for your visit to Costa Rica. This central hotel features a spacious indoor pool and lounge area with skylights to let in plenty of natural light, along with complimentary Wi-Fi and wired Internet throughout the building. Airport shuttles are available and free parking is provided. Business travelers will appreciate the downtown location and the 24-hour business center, and everyone can take advantage of the 24-hour front desk services. A beach shuttle is available for a nominal fee and there’s a concierge desk to help you with tours, tickets, and other needs. You can pick from 195 guest rooms and suites at the Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola hotel that feature various arrangements, including optional connecting rooms for your family or group travel needs. Your room will also treat you to premium bedding and a pillow menu, along with a soaking tub to relax and wash the stress of the day away. For a small charge, you can enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel each day. There is also a coffee shop and café that serves snacks, and three restaurants offer casual and fine dining options. Near the Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola hotel, you can also dine at Café Amon, Al Masri, and La Criollita. This downtown hotel is just steps from the Gold Museum, as well as the rest of the Arts & Culture district, including the National Museum of Costa Rica. Take a short walk to the Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, as well.

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Property safety measures

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Free parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe
  • Cleaning products

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Car rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Shoeshine
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Window
  • Executive lounge access
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Mountain view
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • VIP room facilities


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Hairdryer
  • Public bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower cap
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Walk-in shower

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Dining table


  • Wine glasses
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining area

Pool and spa

  • Indoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Private pool
  • Massage
  • Sauna

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Private parking
  • Valet parking


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Pool cover
  • Children's television networks
  • Children's high chair

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • TV


  • Fold-up bed
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Casino
  • Pool table


  • Beach towels


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola

Attractions in San José, Costa Rica curated by momondo

Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola location: 5th Avenue and 5th Street, San José 1000


Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica2.3 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Alma de Amón0.2 mi
Azotea Calle 70.2 mi
Central Pub0.2 mi
Silvestre0.2 mi

Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola Reviews

GreatBased on 627 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • great location and extremely helpful staff. (in 43 reviews)
  • "I eat good breakfast, lunch and dinner ." (in 38 reviews)
  • Great place close to downtown. (in 34 reviews)
Cons -
  • Disgusting room and rude staff. (in 11 reviews)
  • Hotel is very shabby and outdated. (in 10 reviews)
  • No hot water in the hotel! (in 7 reviews)

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Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • There is a $5/night difference in the average price of 3 star hotels in San José ($78/night) and the average nightly rate at Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola ($73/night).

  • Drive distance from San José Juan Santamaria Intl to Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola and vice versa is 9.9 mi and the overall drive time is about 29min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • With parking available at Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola, you could always rent a car for as low as $5/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting San José. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola. The nearest airport to the hotel is San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

  • Yes, Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola does have a restaurant where you can sit down to eat or take food to go. There are also many other quality food options in San José for those looking for something different. Guests staying at Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola are welcomed by hotel staff to order room service directly from the kitchen to their room.

  • Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • The city center nearest to Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola is San José, which is 1.4 mi away from the hotel’s front door. There, you can find Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, which is a popular sight in the area.

  • If you have questions about Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola or your reservation, please call the front desk directly at +506 2523 1000.

  • Yes, Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola does have a gym on-site that is available to hotel guests. Some hotel gyms may not have 24-hour access, so it is best to ask a front desk clerk for fitness center hours.

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