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Hotel Buena Vista

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3 out of 5
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4.4 / 5Excellent
240 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Parque Juan Santamaría
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    City Mall
    9 min drive
  • Airport
    San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ojo de Agua Spa Park
    14 min drive

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  • Deluxe Standard Two Queen Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Superior Balcony Two Queen Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • 3 Bed Junior Suite - 2 Queen Beds and 1 Single Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Luxury Villa

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 6
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  • Superior Balcony 1 king Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Standard 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

San Isidro

In the suburbs, Hotel Buena Vista is in an area with good airport proximity. Poas Volcano National Park and Braulio Carrillo National Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Hacienda Alsacia. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), or consider a night out at Parque Viva.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Parque Juan Santamaría - 8 min drive
  • City Mall - 9 min drive
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park - 14 min drive
  • Plaza Real Cariari - 17 min drive
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 16 min drive
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 11 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Quetzal Grill – Serves lunch and dinner.

About this property

Hotel Buena Vista

Suburban hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast (local cuisine), free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include concierge services, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. All 30 rooms offer free WiFi, room service (during limited hours) and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include Egyptian cotton sheets, rainfall showerheads and espresso makers.
Hotel Buena Vista offers 30 forms of accommodation with espresso makers and a safe. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.
This San Isidro hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Local area shuttle (surcharge)
Return train station shuttle (surcharge)
Beach shuttle (surcharge)
Casino shuttle (surcharge)
Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–8:30 AM
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


No lifts

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



Beach loungers
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Ceiling fan
Egyptian cotton sheets
Premium bedding


Designer toiletries
Rainfall showerhead


32-inch TV
satellite channels

Food and drink

Espresso maker


Free local calls
Free long-distance calls
In-room massage



Check-in between 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

Property is also known as

  • Hotel Buena Vista Alajuela
  • Buena Vista Alajuela


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

The property setting and decor was good. What disappointed me was it wasn't worth the money. I would have been better off at one of the chain hotel. The room did not having charging socket near the bed (which is a standard in all the hotels now a days), no tissue box, no phone to call front desk, small computer terminal like TV, and small swimming pool.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Restaurant very good. Shuttle service to airport very early in the morning (4:00 am) was great. They made coffee and a to-go breakfast too!

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The staff of the hotel is amazing and super nice. The hotel helped us with anything we needed with a smile.

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

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