Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino - San Jose

Km 3 Autopista General Canas, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000  show map
 4 stars
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Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino - San Jose

Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

The comfortable 4-star Best Western Irazu is set in an entertainment area minutes away from Pueblo Antiguo, Jade Museum and Chirripo National Park. The hotel opened its doors in 1970 and was remodeled in 2008.

The superb location makes a theater and a museum easily reachable. The property is set within 4 km distance from San Jose city center.

Set next to restaurants and entertainment venues, this hotel also offers loungers, a casino and a tennis court on site.

Best Western Irazu can be reached in 5 minutes by car from Tobias Bolanos airport.

Rooms

Non-smoking rooms feature a work desk, a closet, a microwave, complimentary Wi-Fi and a laptop safe. Some rooms have the city view. They are fitted with kitchenware, a fridge and coffee/tea makers as well as en suite bathrooms with bath sheets, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. The property offers a tapas restaurant serving American cuisine. Guests can try cool drinks in the sangria bar. Restaurante La Gallera and El Mirador are located within 500 meters away.

Services

A lift, a luggage storage and a vending machine for general use and computer rental, a banqueting hall and a meeting room for work can be found on-site.

Relax

The property offers a hot tub and a wellness center as well as massage and Turkish bath for guests' relaxation. Such fitness options as a fitness room and a gym are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   328.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Eco friendly
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor tennis court

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Km 3 Autopista General Canas, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000

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City Center
  • San Jose
    2.1 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Restaurante La Gallera
    300 ft
  • El Mirador (cuisine: International)
    1200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    328

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Size: 165 sq. feet
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino - San Jose San Jose location
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          Hotel Address:

          Km 3 Autopista General Canas, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000

          Get directions
          City Center
          • San Jose
            2.1 mi
          Airports
          Restaurants
          • Restaurante La Gallera
            300 ft
          • El Mirador (cuisine: International)
            1200 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            328

          Hotel Awards

          Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseBest Western Irazu Hotel & Casino

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in Costa Rica

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          Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • sky walk - 4300 ft

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 2.0 mi

          Local attractions

          • Parque La Sabana - 1.4 mi
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          • Chirripo National Park - 2.0 mi
            San Gerardo de Rivas, San Jose
          • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar - 2.2 mi
            Avda. 11 and C. 11, San Jose
          • Pueblo Antiguo - 1.4 mi
            2 kilometros al oeste del Hospital Mexico, contiguo al Parque Nacional de Diversiones, San Jose
          • Jade Museum - 2.2 mi
            Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose

          Restaurants nearby

          • Restaurante La Gallera - 300 ft

            Address: Across the street from Best Western Irazu
            Phone: 506-22916785

            69% likes this, based on 48 reviews
            Price Range: USD 12 - USD 27

          • Little Seoul - 3100 ft

            Phone: 2232 5551

            76% likes this, based on 45 reviews
            Cuisine: Japanese, Korean
            Price Range: USD 16 - USD 21

          • El Mirador - 1200 ft

            Address: Holiday Inn Aurola, 17th floor

            Cuisine: International

          • Azafran - 3100 ft

            Address: VER MAS Rohrmoser II Etapa CC Plaza Mayor

            63% likes this, based on 19 reviews

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            328

          Hotel Awards

          Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseBest Western Irazu Hotel & Casino

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in Costa Rica

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          Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino

          Average guest rating

          7.0out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 23 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Couple
            7.8

            I liked that they built some quiet and privacy at the hotel in a busy part of the city/highway by putting all the gardens and pool/jacuzzi on the interior courtyard. The pool, gardens, hot tub and landscaping were gorgeous. The staff was very friendly, patient, pleasant and helpful. The free happy hour at the casino bar was great. My boyfriend and I had good conversation with the bartender Ruben. We also appreciated William at the reception desk. He was very pleasant. I thought the hot tub was very nice, large, awesome, open late. We were happy to order Denny's for room service. The room was modern and clean. The pool was beautiful. The grounds were immaculate. They offered a free airport shuttle every 20 minutes which was convenient for our last night stay in Costa Rica. We only used the room as our departing room.

            I didn't like that you aren't allowed in the pool after 6pm. I woke up with several bug bites, so did my boyfriend (although we never saw any bugs). The complimentary breakfast ruined my stay! You can choose from five selections. Four of the five selections offers tea or coffee, plus juice. I just so happened to want to eat comida tipico, and no juice is offered for that selection. I don't drink tea or coffee, and I had drunk alcohol the night before and really wanted a refreshing glass of juice (which is included in four of the five meals). I said can I just have juice instead of tea? Since it is included with the other meals in addition to endless cups of coffee or tea in the other selections. They said no. I would have to pay. Ridiculous. Why not accommodate the the thirsty guest? It's free in the other meals. I made a fuss. Why worry about saving 30 cents on a glass of juice if it means you lose a $113 future guest? Absurd.

          • Single
            6.2

            Free international calls!!!

            They don t bring you from the airport every 20 min as promised. I was waiting for 2 hours, and the shuttle bus didn t come at all so I had to take a taxi loosing money and time! They also charge you for everything- adapters and so on. They take an extra credit money from you and I still didn t get it back. They didn t give you all the services as promissed on the web-site- no flat tv, no tea set, no dressing gown. The room is very small still I ordered Premier room.

          • Older travelers
            9.4

            Great hotel to stay and very comfortable.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            The staff was amazing, and the hotel had all of the amenities I could ask for. It had a free shuttle from the airport and a free happy hour. There was a Denny's attached, as well as a casino. There was an awesome buffet across the street, as well as a Subway. There was a grocery store around the corner and a lovely, well-maintained pool and jacuzzi. The gym was great, and the spa was reasonably priced. We loved this hotel and hope to return shortly. :-)

          • Single
            8.2

            It is nice hotel, friendly staff, nice Casino that opens until 05:00 (great if you have jetlag), free internet and free calls, clean and free shuttle. The breakfast served in Dannys restaurant – so the food is Dannys style (served from 4:00). For the price it is great hotel. Noticed – no smoking in Hotel you need to go to the parking lot.

          • Family with children
            8.8

            Nice environment, attractive, clean. Free shuttle to airport. Breakfast included.

            I forgot a good pair of women's navy blue pants on Dec. 28. I then contacted the hotel, and got a response from Norma Sanahuja, stating she'd look into it and get back to me. She never did. When I returned to the Irazu on Jan 2, I asked again. It appears the pants have disappeared. I can't believe it is impossible for hotel cleaning staff to hold lost items for guests, especially when those guests have a reservation to stay at the hotel within days. Also, the person at the desk when we arrived the 2nd time, Jennifer, is quite curt and unpardonable; only friendly people who can show they care about clients should be permitted to work at the reception desk.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino - San Jose San Jose location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Km 3 Autopista General Canas, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000

          Get directions
          City Center
          • San Jose
            2.1 mi
          Airports
          Restaurants
          • Restaurante La Gallera
            300 ft
          • El Mirador (cuisine: International)
            1200 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            328

          Hotel Awards

          Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseBest Western Irazu Hotel & Casino

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in Costa Rica

          Use Badge