"Inconvenient Location" Marriott Costa Rica Tip by sdhancock

Marriott Costa Rica, San José: 1,556 reviews and 1 photos

Admittedly I'm a Marriott fan & have been Platinum for many years. The overall rate was very competitive given the quality of the property. I paid $140 for a government rate & was upgraded to a beautiful suite with concierge room priveleges. The concierge room provides free breakfast, enough snacks at dinner you won't need to go out, free sodas and free sweets.

Unique Qualities: The downside - if you're in San Jose to visit the "gulch" with other guys or plan to spend a considerable time in the downtown area the taxis can be prohibitive. I was only in town one full day & made two trips to town - once late morning and once early evening. Essentially a $15 ride each way, so I was out $60 a day for taxi service. This should be considered when deciding if it's an appropriate property for your needs.

Otherwise absolutely zero complaints & nothing but raves. But $60 a day for basic transportation could be a deal-breaker for many.

Free shuttle to the airport on departure.

Address: 700 Metros Oeste de la Firestone, , San Jose
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Out of town relatively near the airport.
Phone: +506 2298 0000
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sjocr-costa-rica-marriott-hotel-san-jose/

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  • Written Oct 23, 2006
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