Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
What We Love
- The grand colonial edifices by Ronald Zürcher, one of Costa Rica’s finest architects
- Though the hotel is minutes from the airport, you’ll never hear a plane
- Nighttime dip in the sizable Jacuzzi under the stars
- Exercise possibilities: 24-hour gym, tennis courts and an on-site driving range
- Succulent tapas (try the lamb with a sweet sangria at La Isabela)
- Kuö Spa’s steam room, sauna and hot tub are free with a spa treatment, $10 without one
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What To Know
- WiFi is free in public areas
- Taxi drivers have special price rules when transporting guests from the hotel to the airport; elsewhere taxis should use the meter (la maría)
- Costa Rica’s dry season lasts from December to April; during the rest of the year it can rain for several hours a day
- Deluxe and Executive Rooms are exactly the same, but the Executives come with access to a special lounge, free in-room Internet and a free buffet breakfast
- The hotel frequently hosts large events, such as weddings and conferences
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The mother of all haciendas, architect Ronald Zurcher’s design nods to the 16th century with apricot walls, a roof covered in 200-year-old Spanish tiles, spiraling decorative ironwork and a ceiling painting by a local artist.
Bed and Bath
The simple and soothing rooms are dressed in a palette of cream, gold and apple green, and they feature hardwood furnishings, decorative jars from Guatemala, and dainty Juliet balconies that overlook manicured lawns, slender palm trees and refreshing swimming pools.
The tapas bar’s undulating brick ceilings and studded leather chairs make it a popular gathering spot. Work off the indulgence with a swim in the pool, a few swings on the driving range, a set of tennis on the hard courts or some time in the gym. Or bliss out with a remineralizing mud wrap at the Küo Spa.
In the Area
Set in a suburb of San Jose, the Marriott allows you to be close to the action while being cocooned among mountain vistas on a coffee plantation. Still, you should get out to experience the city’s rollicking nightlife at the hip Café de los Deseos and Rapsodia. If you’re looking for a more low-key night, catch a performance at the elegant National Theater downtown. Barrio Bird offers great walking tours of the city customized around food, photography, art and more. Take a daytrip to explore the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, the Poás Volcano and the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation.
How to Get There
We would like to express our deep appreciation to Fabiana and the staff at Marriott Hacienda Belen in Costa Rica. Fabiana truly anticipated our every need and made sure we received the best of everything Marriott has to offer! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with the gracious hospitality and warm smiles that exemplify the Marriott spirit and keep us so loyal to the Marriott brand!
Hacienda Belen’s high standards of customer service have greatly exceeded our expectations in every way. We have stayed in Marriott hotels all over the world, and have yet to find one better than this!
Their extreme attention to small details, cheerful attitudes, and engaging personalities made us feel very welcomed and comfortable in a foreign country. They were sincerely compassionate, friendly, and exemplary in all things.
We stayed here at the beginning and end of our vacation and used this hotel for our paid excursions. Free shuttle service to/from the San Jose airport. There are 3 restaurants in the hotel, all are very good and the customer service is top notch. The staff is very attentive to all your needs. We used the Travel and Transportation service out of the hotel and had excellent service.
No complaints. We stay there every time we visit Costa Rica before venturing out to other parts of the country. It is a 30 minute Uber ride away from San Jose but very close to the airport (10 minute ride?). Pool area lovely with plenty of towels and lounge chairs available; staff friendly; rooms clean and stocked with essential toiletries. Food in executive lounge tasty and plentiful enough to take meals there. Special shout out to Andrea Soto - front desk manager. She was helpful and welcoming. Andrea Soto addressed all my questions and concerns pre-arrival, then welcomed me with open arms when I arrived. She truly valued me as a guest and I appreciated that.