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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose

4 miles southeast from SJO Int. Airport, parallel road to highway #1. Ciudad Cariari, Heredia. San Antonio De Belen, Heredia, Costa Rica, La Asuncion 40701 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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Enjoy a warm welcome to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose - Costa Rica with a signature warm chocolate chip cookie. Conveniently located four miles southeast from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), this San Jose Costa Rica hotel is a haven in the capital city of the country and the perfect location for your leisure or business trip. This sustainable hotel is typical of San Jose colonial hacienda architecture and offers spacious, comfortable guest rooms and suites with the latest amenities, including free Shuttle Service to the airport, complimentary WiFi and 24-hour room service. To keep in shape, enjoy the onsite 24-hour fitness center. Doing business with us is convenient when you make use of our 14,000 sq. ft. multipurpose function and event space, personalized services and business center. Let the friendly staff help you mix business and pleasure while catering to your professional needs and arranging tours to see all that Costa Rica has to offer.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Free airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Grade: 45 out of 100
28Restaurantswithin 1 km
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4 miles southeast from SJO Int. Airport, parallel road to highway #1. Ciudad Cariari, Heredia. San Antonio De Belen, Heredia, Costa Rica, La Asuncion 40701 Costa Rica
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Michael H wrote a review Feb 2021
Broadway, Virginia30 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed here twice in the last week. We had a resort booked somewhere else, flights were changed and we needed a place to stay on the front and back of our trip. I booked it first because I had enough points to stay for free on my Hilton Honors. The room was beautiful, the staff was friendly, helpful, respectful and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. It was so nice that, when we needed to stay on the back end of our trip, I didn't even look anywhere else. The price in the US would likely have been $25 or $30 more in most cities. The in-room coffee pots are junk, like most hotels. Room service was fast and easy. The front desk will exchange currency, at a price...it's cheaper to use an ATM or go to a bank for exchange. The rooms were large, beds comfortable, water was hot and plenty of pressure in the shower, TV stations were mostly in Spanish but there are a few in English. They check your temperature before you are permitted to check in with a wall-mounted, laser beam type thermometer. The restaurant is overpriced but the food was superb. A similar meal down the street would be 30% less, but I can't complain because it was hot and had great taste. The hot tub (due to Covid) is by appointment only for 40-minute intervals and you have to reserve with the front desk. There is a telephone poolside. The staff had great recommendations for groceries or local attractions, in the neighborhood as well as in the city. The parking lot is gated. The attendant has a remote that opens/closes the gate, no problems there. There is an onsite gift shop that I didn't visit. They will assist with a COVID-19 screen, in-room if you need this to return to the USA, we were traveling elsewhere so we didn't take advantage of this. Within walking distance, about a block away, there is a small grocery store, different cuisine eateries, pharmacy, etc. It's a short drive to Alamo/National/Enterprise car rental lot. Without a doubt, next time I need a room near SJO, I'll be back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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3 Helpful votes
Response from Gerencia General, Director General at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose
Responded 2 weeks ago
Just wanted to thank you for your recent stay here at DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari! So glad you were able to experience our authentic Hilton hospitality. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Kuay S wrote a review Mar 2020
Coppell, Texas31 contributions25 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
The staff never hesitated to help answer questions and offer suggestions to make our stay welcoming. The hotel is located was approximately 10-25 mins. depending on traffic. There are restaurants and a grocery located within walking distance. The tour concierge was super helpful when we needed to book a last minute tour. Front desk staff always helpful and friendly and always had warm cookies available. This hotel is great for families.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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2 Helpful votes
Response from DTCariari, Public Relations Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to hear you found the tropical environment by which we are characterized and that our staff contributed to your enjoyment. It’s difficult to find amazing team members but we are pretty proud of our selection. We hope to see you again soon to serving your travel needs at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose.
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Twan K wrote a review Nov 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked an executive room with balcony breakfast including. To our surprise a continental was offered 😡 A big shame as we have to pay an additional 10 $ to get two fried eggs. Additional to this we had to pay extra for an espresso Coffee. WTF is this the new way by Hilton to rip of customers????? SHAME ON YOU!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Gerencia General, Director General at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose
Responded 4 Dec 2020
Dear Charmaroti, thank you very much for your comments, it helps us to improve day by day. The DoubleTree by Hilton is offering a complete breakfast every morning on the rate with various options like tropical fruits, eggs station, sausage, bacon, breads, and much more. We are working hard to keep offering a greater experience to our customers everyday. Kind regards
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TGTs wrote a review Aug 2020
California20 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellent choice for a hotel near the airport that doesn’t make you feel like you’re at an airport hotel. The room interiors are a little dated but it is very clean and comfortable. Nice pool area and restaurant! Rooms with a balcony over the pool are nice! If you have executive club access it is a plus and you can enjoy a nice lounge area for breakfast and happy hour.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ccossio23 wrote a review Aug 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica42 contributions4 helpful votes
I had a few days off and decided to stay at the Doubletree Cariari by Hilton. I'm a big fan of their 2x1 breakfasts, and usually visit once a month, plus the Christmas and new years dinners they organize yearly. As a woman visiting on my own and in light of recent events in Costa Rica with a few hotels, I felt incredibly safe here. I saw familiar faces in the staff which made me feel even more comfortable. The hotel might be a bit old and classic, but to be honest, the service is always so good, and they're so kind every time that I can really let go the architecture and infrastructure. Mr. Salvador, Edwin, Don Orlando, Esteban and Ramón are amazing,and I'm very happy to see them still working considering how rough covid has hit our tourism! Please keep them forever! 💯 Food was amazing as always, although I would definitely recommend to forgo the tomato sauce in the quesadilla. Natural is better. Due to covid the hotel didn't have its usual buffet breakfast, but a la carte menu was very good too! All in all, I feel very comfortable and happy with the few days I stayed, and would definitely recommend it if you are going with family or solo, and just want to get some rest. The gym is also open, so don't be like me. Take your running shoes and get some exercise! Suggestions: after covid it would be nice to have a mini fridge. I personally like to go out and buy snacks and stuff, and sometimes I need the fridge. Right now it would be too expensive for the business, but eventually that'd be nice ☺️ I hope locals and foreigners visit again soon, take all the precautions necessary (which the hotel is doing!) and enjoy their stay the same way I did.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
US$126 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose
What are some of the property amenities at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose?
Conveniently located restaurants include C Lounge - Cariari, KATTA Pub, and El Local Burger y Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose have an airport shuttle?
Yes, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (9.9 km), Ruinas de Ujarras (11.5 km), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (9.8 km).
Is DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.