The Bottom Line
- Right in the center of downtown San Jose -- many attractions are in walking distance
- The view! The view!
- Right in the center of downtown San Jose -- which can mean noise and chaos just outside
- 5th Avenue and 5th Street
San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
- Reservations: 1-888-HOLIDAY (1-888-465-4329)
Guide Review - The Aurola Holiday Inn in San Jose, Costa Rica
The Holiday Inn has 200 rooms and suites. Guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet, complimentary internet access, and many more amenities. An indoor pool offers aquatic fun when Costa Rica's infamous rainstorms are raging outside.
One of the Holiday Inn's greatest draws is its height -- the hotel is the second-tallest building in Costa Rica. The management has plans for gardens on the rooftop, but even as is, it's worth a hike up. The panoramic 360 degree view of San Jose is absolutely unforgettable. I wanted to pull up a chair and stare forever, but I had to settle for a seat in the El Mirador restaurant a couple stair flights down – a happy compromise, since the view's almost as good.