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Hotel Santa Maria Inn

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Hotel Santa Maria Inn located just 5 minutes away from the SJO international Airport will bring you a night full of rest and relax after or before taking a long flight. Our staff will bring you a great service with an important free airport shuttle, to and from.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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A quiet place out of the airport hubbub. Pleasant staff, good breakfast, decent prices. One shuttle is nice too. A good stay over place when moving between the north and south ends of the country. Three visits within three weeks confirmed our impressions.
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Response from Ricardo V, Gerente at Hotel Santa Maria Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
We appreciate your good comments. Tranks
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Quite a nice room and lovely comfortable bed to sleep on just before traveling. Ricardo and his staff were great. There is a restaurant on site. Free short shuttle to airport. Why stress yourself with traffic? Stay close to the airport, comfortably, have a nice breakfast which
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Only one night before we returned home to the ice and snow in Canada. Rooms were totally clean and okay (not crazy about the mosquitos, however!). We loved the kitchen area for making tea and coffee in the morning and any take-out we ordered. John was wonderful in assisting
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Response from Ricardo V, Gerente at Hotel Santa Maria Inn
Responded 18 May 2018
Dear Kate, Thank you so much for you nice comment. We take customer service very seriously at our hotel, and we always try to do our best. We're glad to know that you had an amazing experience with your stay with us. As you said, we provide free tea and coffee whenever our guest want to do some in a common kitchen. Also, our great breakfast is amazing to fuel everyone up for a long day of travel home or to the Beach! Hope to see you soon! Ricardo V. Manager
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What we appreciated: fairly close to the airport (15 min), could fit 6 of us in 'family room', excellent breakfast in beautiful outdoor dining/kitchen area (we were sometimes joined by birds), temperature controlled room, showers had hot water. Smelled 'just cleaned' when we
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Response from Ricardo V, Gerente at Hotel Santa Maria Inn
Responded 18 May 2018
Dear Nunya, Thank you for taking your time to give us your great feedback. We always appreciate that. It's glad to know that you had a good time during your stay. As you remarked, we have a plenty bug family room that fit up until 7 people. Which includes: hot water, a/c, private bathroom, wifi and breakfast. It is wird that WIFI did not work in your room, we have already checked and it does, we apologize if it didn't work that day for you. For our shuttle service we include only one shuttle per room, charging you one extra was a mistake and we realize that, so we ended up not charging you anything and taking you all for free. As it is. Thank you for all your notes on how we can improve our rooms, we will definitely make note and make changes happen. Thank you for that, and hope to see you soon! Best Regards
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I booked with Santa Maria Inn last minute on Semana Santa (holiday). They were not able to pick me up from the airport because I did not call ahead of time (24 hr notice) so I understood that, but they were very nice and took me to the airport the next morning at 4am! The staff
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Room #5
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Room #5
Do all the rooms have A/C ? thank you Luann
Hello Luann, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, all rooms have: A/C, Cable T.V, Coffee maker, Private Bathroom, free wifi. Would you like to make a reservarion?
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I have early flight, does hotel shuttle run at 4:30 AM?
Dear Bikergus. Yes, our shuttle run at that time free of charge. Would you like to make a reservation? Thank you! Ricardo Varela M Manager
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"rooms at the rear are quieter than facing the road, but smaller.."
"Look at it first."
"Clean rooms. "
"Family room is very spacious but you may want your own space"
"Small rooms. Comfortable bed. Dated Television unit and window airconditioner. Front 2nd floor units allow for view of airport and mountain range. On a clear day can view smoking volcano. No microwave, or room refrigerator in room, but a common use area has a refrigerator, microwave and counter top for food preparation."
USD 61 - USD 105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaAlajuela
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