If you are traveling to Costa Rica and flying into San Jose and are looking for a hotel near the San Jose airport, the El Hotel Rodeo is a great choice! We stayed here twice, once when flying out of San Jose to go back to the States and liked it so much that we booked it again when we returned to Costa Rica. When arriving at the San Jose airport, their are plenty of taxi’s waiting and they will know this hotel, it is very well known. It should cost about 6 Colones / $12.00 and is a fifteen minute car ride.
The hotel sits on a nice bit of property that even has a tennis court and a playground for children, which is great if you have been traveling and your kids need a place to run around! They also have a steakhouse right on the property, which had very good food, a bit expensive but if you are looking for a hardy meal and some great wine, then you’ll be happy here. There is also a swimming pool and a game/media room with a pool table and two computers. Wi-fi is free and can be accessed throughout the property.
The rooms are larger than your standard hotel room and the bathrooms were gigantic. The hotel itself is decorated very nicely with a “caballo” horse theme throughout but it is not over the top, it is done in a very classy and modern way. There was free wi-fi in our room and on the property.
There is a complimentary breakfast each morning in the little restaurant over looking the pool.
In this room there is a pool table and two computers and some tables.
Great playground for kids to run around.
The steakhouse is very nice place for dinner.
The Rodeo Hotel is an excellent hotel and I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone spending some time in San Jose. Whether you are staying in San Jose for a few days or if you are just passing though for a night or two.