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Casa Roca - Hostel
2 out of 5
Blvd. Los Adobes, Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $48 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
2.79 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)

"We had secure parking and a pleasant host. Check in was a bit delayed because we didn't let him know the time of arrival. He let us stay late until our flight which was so nice and helpful. The fan was good enough to stay cool (no A/C) and the table outside was nice to spend the evenings."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Casa Roca - Hostel
Ruta Verde House
3 out of 5
400 Meters Norte de Villa San Ignacio, En Ruta a San Pedro de Poas, Tambor, Alajuela
The price is CA $70 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
3.25 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (103 reviews)

"Super friendly people! Great place! I would go back there"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2020

Ruta Verde House
Hotel La Rosa de America
3 out of 5
100mts Sur y 75mts Este de la Mandarina, Barrio San Jose de Alajuela, Alajuela, Alajuela
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $97 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
4.05 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (262 reviews)

"The property grounds are beautiful. Food at the on site restaurant good but closed on Sunday after breakfast. Extremely difficult to locate the hotel but many things are hard to locate in Costa Rica with few roads marked. Need to bring you own shampoo, conditioner & hairdryer. Recommend this local ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

Hotel La Rosa de America
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Villa San Ignacio
3.5 out of 5
Route 107, 50 Este del Cruce de Grecia - Poás, Alajuela
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3.18 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (219 reviews)
Great birder’s hotel to start trip

"Terrific place to start my CR birding trip! Gated villa with a surprising number of bird species on the grounds. Food excellent. Treated water available in dispensers. Comfortable. Wonderful. Will definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2020

Villa San Ignacio
Hotel Robledal
3 out of 5
400mts Oeste De La Iglesia de El Roble, Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is CA $95 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
4.58 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (327 reviews)

"The Gardner showed the grounds to my son he saw chickens and fish in the pond !!! Breakfast was great... I am coming back for sure!!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 28, 2020

Hotel Robledal
Bamboo Aparthotel Aeropuerto
3 out of 5
Ave 1, Calles 9-11, Costado norte Iglesia La Agonía, Alajuela, Alajuela
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $103 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
1.71 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (139 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
La casa del suizo
3 out of 5
Residential Catalonia at the Giralda 700, N. Roundabout in front of the Elite Gym, Alajuela, Alajuela
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $55 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
3.14 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Warm and Friendly Experience

"Truly wonderful stay. Feels exactly as if to be visiting family and staying in the comfort and warmth of their home. The home is 10 minutes from airport using Uber or taxi. The atmosphere appeared to be safe and I did not feel uncomfortable as a solo traveling female. I had a private room with my ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 4, 2020

La casa del suizo
Alajuela City Hotel & Guest House
2.5 out of 5
Avenida 3, Calles 2 y Central, 25 Este de Museo Juan Santamaria, Alajuela
The price is CA $65 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
1.13 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)

"gorgeous garden nice clean rooms great bfast comfortable beds good air conditioning"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020

Alajuela City Hotel & Guest House
Fully Equipped Apartment With King bed and AC - 5 min From the Airport
The price is CA $59 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
0.96 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"This is a great place to stay if you are looking for something near the airport but not right in San José. The location is great, within walking distance of places to eat, some local shops, parks. It is an easy 10 minute drive to the airport (traffic depending) and conveniently located for seeing ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 15, 2020

Fully Equipped Apartment With King bed and AC - 5 min From the Airport
Apartamentos La Alborada
3.5 out of 5
Calle Rosales Desamparados De Alajuela, Alajuela, Alajuela
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The price is CA $124 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
4.63 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)

"The owner, Rolf and his wife, live on the premises. The property is only 2 years old. Convenient to the airport and is secure with security. Highly recommend if you stay in San José for either short or long term."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

Apartamentos La Alborada
B&B Hotel Vista Linda Montaña
Tuetal Norte, 1.1km oeste de Iglesia Católica, Alajuela
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $113 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
1.56 km from city centre
B&B Hotel Vista Linda Montaña
Hotel Santa Maria Inn
2.5 out of 5
Rio Segundo, 800m NE of Pacific Gas Stn, Five minutes from SJO Intl Airport, Alajuela, Alajuela
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $77 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
5.89 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (84 reviews)

"Wonderful friendly employees. Breakfast was amazing. Great place to stay by the airport"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Hotel Santa Maria Inn
Hotel Pibi Boreal
3 out of 5
Calle el Comun, Rosales, Desemparados, Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela
The price is CA $99 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
4.49 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (105 reviews)

"The rooms were minimalist and tidy, and the view was stunning"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 13, 2020

Hotel Pibi Boreal
Hotel & Spa Old House
2.5 out of 5
Frente a Quinta Laredo, Garita, Alajuela, Alajuela
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $116 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
3.05 km from city centre
1/5 (1 review)
Hotel close no phone working.

"We arrived at the hotel, and it was closed! And look like closed for a while, (see images), none of the phone numbers, that I found with great difficulty where working....! So we had to take a way longer and more expensive taxi ride to find another (more expensive) hotel after more than 24 hours ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2019

Hotel & Spa Old House
Casa Makiki
2.5 out of 5
ave 12, alajuela, Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is CA $26 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
1.15 km from city centre
3.2/5 (28 reviews)
Ultimately a less than perfect experience

"I very much enjoyed the atmosphere and greeting I received at Hotel La Cuesta. Given the price, and the fact it is a hostel, I was comfortable with my room. I was traveling with my small service (documented in US and Costa Rica) animal and since the venue was marked as "pet friendly" there were no ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 25, 2019

Casa Makiki
Asclepios Wellness and Spa
4 out of 5
Av 2 Alfaro Ruíz A-26, Alajuela, Alajuela
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3.43 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (88 reviews)
Not the most attentive staff

"The hotel in itself was lovely, but we were the only guests there and so I would have imagined the staff to be a bit more attentive. Breakfast was nice but we did miss cooked options."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2020

Asclepios Wellness and Spa
Suites AND Apartments Merlyn Aeropuerto # 31, Oasis DE PAZ
San Juan de Santa Bárbara, Apartamentos, Merlyn De la Iglesia Católica 100 mts Su, Alajuela, Heredia (province)
The price is CA $85 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
6.35 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Pristine and a wonderful Oasis !

"We had a fabulous stay and will definitely return to stay at the Merlyn Suites! The staff and service was amazing. We couldn't ask for anything more. When we arrived at San Jose Airport, we were picked up by the owners and driven to the property. The property is safe and secure and the suite was ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 5, 2019

Suites AND Apartments Merlyn Aeropuerto # 31, Oasis DE PAZ
Hummingbird House on the Hill
Calle Los Gringos, Alajuela, Alajuela (province)
The price is CA $124 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
2.96 km from city centre
Hummingbird House on the Hill
Hotel 1915
2.5 out of 5
Downtown Alajuela, Alajuela
The price is CA $79 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
1.06 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (23 reviews)

"after arriving and arriving from the airport. There was no staff working to let us in the hotel. It was locked and we were stranded"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

Hotel 1915
Trapp Family Country Inn
3 out of 5
400m west of soccer field, San Antonio del Tejar, Alajuela, Alajuela
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $98 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25
2.45 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (520 reviews)

"The property is beautiful gardens and well cared for."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 7, 2020

Trapp Family Country Inn
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Alajuela Hotel Guide

If you are wondering where to spend the night in Alajuela, there's a broad selection of options to choose from. There are no less than 83 hotel and apartment options within a 0.1-kilometre (0.06-mile) radius of Alajuela's downtown on our comprehensive accommodation pages.

Clever vacationers who appreciate the importance of staying close to the action should check out the latest deals at the Hotel Catedral Casa Cornejo and Hostel Alajuela Backpackers, all of which are located within 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) of Alajuela's downtown.

Expedia understand that travelers have different budgets. So if you are searching for a hotel or appartment at the cheaper end of the spectrum, Alajuela boasts some nice options to choose from. 5 kilometres (3 miles) away from Alajuela's downtown area is where you'll find the Hotel Santa Maria Inn. The Hotel Aeropuerto is just 4 kilometres (2 miles) away. Two other Alajuela hotels in the cheaper range are the Hotel Martino Spa and Resort and the Hotel La Rosa de America.

Check out the Peace Lodge as well as the El Silencio Lodge and Spa. The Peace Lodge is 18 kilometres (11 miles) from the middle of Alajuela. The El Silencio Lodge and Spa, is 25 kilometres (14 miles) away. Two other hotel options around Alajuela include the Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn and the Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall.

After seeing Alajuela, why not take the time to explore the wider region of the Central Valley area. Photographers will love Central Valley's rural landscapes. You could also explore a few of the area's ruins, art museums and nature museums. Fun-loving travelers might try hiking here.

Looking for things to do? Spend a few hours exploring Walk of Flowers Mall and Universidad Nacional, in Heredia, 11 kilometres (7 miles) to the east of Alajuela. Some of our recommended Heredia accommodation options are the DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica and Hotel Bougainvillea. Or, you could consider staying in Santa Ana, 9 kilometres (5 miles) to the south of Alajuela, where you can pick from the Hotel Alta Las Palomas and Ringle Resort Bed & Breakfast. The Business Center Forum 1 and Business Center Forum 2 are a couple of the more popular sites to see when you're in Santa Ana.

Situated 2 kilometres (1 mile) from Alajuela is Juan Santamaria International Airport. Stay nearby at Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose or Hampton Inn and Suites San Jose Airport.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Alajuela?
La casa del suizo is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Hotel Pibi Boreal and Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Alajuela, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get top deals in Alajuela.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Alajuela?
Based on reviews, Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free full breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Hotel Aeropuerto and Hotel Eskalima.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Alajuela?
Hotel Robledal is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Trapp Family Country Inn and Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to ARA Project.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic vacation to Alajuela?
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features deep soaking bathtubs and 24-hour room service. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Villa San Ignacio and Asclepios Wellness and Spa.
What is the favorite LGBTQ-friendly hotel in Alajuela?
Colours Oasis Resort - Lifestyle Inclusive Adults Only is a top 3-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel that features a restaurant and an outdoor pool.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Alajuela?
Hotel Catedral Casa Cornejo is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Cala Inn B&B Airport and Charly’s Place Hotel.
What are some hotels with pools in Alajuela?
Hotel Brillasol Airport is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and a restaurant. Other choices with an onsite pool include Villa San Ignacio and Hotel Aeropuerto.

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