Hotel Santamaria

2.5 star property
Bed & breakfast in Alajuela with free breakfast and 24-hour front desk

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Hotel Santamaria

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Lobby sitting area
Standard Room
Free daily continental breakfast

Overview of Hotel Santamaria

7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Free WiFi
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
St. 2 and Ave. 4, 50 mts West from Banco Popular, Alajuela, Alajuela

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationJuan Santamaría Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationEstadio Alejandro Morera Soto15 min walk
  • Popular LocationCity Mall15 min walk
  • AirportSan José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.)3 min drive

Room options

Standard Room

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Double Room Single Use

  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Triple Room, 1 Bedroom

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Twin Bed

About this area


Located in Alajuela, Hotel Santamaria is in the city center and near the airport. Cariari Bowling Center and Valle del Sol are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Ojo de Agua Spa Park and Zoo Ave. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto or Parque Viva.

What's nearby

  • Juan Santamaría Park - 1 min walk
  • Central Park - 3 min walk
  • Alajuela Cathedral - 3 min walk
  • Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto - 15 min walk
  • City Mall - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 9 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 3 min drive


  • KFC - 5 min walk
  • Breeze Restaurant & Lounge - 4 min walk
  • Pastelería Inglesa (The Pastry Shop) - 2 min walk
  • Pizza Hut - 4 min walk
  • July's Grill - 2 min walk

About this property

Hotel Santamaria

Bed & breakfast in the city center
Free continental breakfast, a terrace, and dry cleaning/laundry services are just a few of the amenities provided at Hotel Santamaria. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • A computer station, luggage storage, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services and a 24-hour front desk
Room features
All guestrooms at Hotel Santamaria include amenities such as free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Ceiling fans and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired internet

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station


  • In a provincial park
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels


  • Ceiling fan
  • Free local calls



Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

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 may be 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
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Hotel Santamaria Alajuela
Santamaria Alajuela
Hotel Santamaria Alajuela
Hotel Santamaria Bed & breakfast
Hotel Santamaria Bed & breakfast Alajuela

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Santamaria pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Hotel Santamaria?

This bed & breakfast doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Hotel Santamaria?

Check-in begins at 1:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Hotel Santamaria?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Hotel Santamaria located?

Located in the heart of Alajuela, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Juan Santamaría Park, Central Park, and Alajuela Cathedral. Juan Santamaria Historical Museum and Central Market Alajuela are also within 10 minutes.




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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Roberto, Montreal

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice hotel close in downtown, close to the shops, restaurants, market, bus terminals (Wagon, TUASA). Daniel is a good host.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

8/10 Good

Nele, Costa Rica

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

10/10 Excellent

Not Provided

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very cozy and comfortable. Staff was exceptional and very helpful
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2018

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
A great hotel for a night near the airport. The area looks rough....window bars and razor wire abound, but I think it's just because it's inner city. No AC, and the fan didn't do much to cool the room. Room was small. Breakfast was a nice surprise, simple but good and delivered to the table.

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Liked: Staff & service
Convenient location. Close to the airport. The staff were friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018

2/10 Terrible

jon, MalPais

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A true balla’ never frowns
Got to hotel and the guy said my room wasnt available. Flood he said. 10pm at night in an unfamiliar part of this city and im standing on a sidewalk with all of my crap and no hotel room. I asked why i didnt get an email and the guy says he sent one letting me know that room was unavailable and i was being relocated to the hostel down the street. Nope. No email. Should of taken a sec and sent me one. Whatever. The guy is lucky I know a little secret about this country. Everything is alway just fine....
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Near the airport and quaint little town.
My husband and I stayed here for the night before we headed onward. The hotel is located 1.3k from the airport and if you are ambitious enough to walk it, you could. Hotel provided us with taxi help in the morning with taxi cab costung no more $4-$5. Our one night stay was perfect. In the evening when we got in we walked around the square and the near by mercado. There are lots of great coffee shops and restaurants around. The following morning we woke up to a free continental breakfast. Fresh fruits, toast and coffee. The owners are really nice and attententive and really want you to feel at home. Definitely recommend staying here especially if you have a layover or early flight. Or even if you want to check out San Jose area.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2017

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
Hot night\Cold wake up.
Staff was very nice but somehow I missed that it is in the city (I knew) and didn't have air conditioning or hot water. I picked the place because of the proximity to the SJO airport (4 KM) since I had an early flight. Without AC or the ability to open the windows because of the city noise it was hard to sleep, but the cold shower at 3 am certainly woke me up fast.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2017