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Top 10 Hotels in Central Valley

Image for Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas, 3 Miles South of Intl Airport, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
Free Cancellation
$79
per night
Oct 13 - Oct 14
3.9/5Good! (2,003 reviews)

"The hotel was nice. It is very spacious and the service was very good. It could use some updating however; part of the facility appeared to be rather run down."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
Image for Barceló San José
4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose, San Jose
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$83
per night
Oct 4 - Oct 5
4.2/5Excellent! (1,911 reviews)

"Nice hotel. Great breakfast. Nice bar and excellent entertainment. I would definitely return."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Barceló San José
Image for Exe San Jose Center
3.5 out of 5
Edificio Cristal, Av. 1, Calles 1 y 3, San Jose, San José
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$50
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.1/5Very Good! (417 reviews)

"- Location - Too much noise in the night from the adjacent casino. Second floor is not recommended"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Exe San Jose Center
Image for Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
3.5 out of 5
Sobre Autopista General Cañas, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
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$80
per night
Sep 19 - Sep 20
4/5Very Good! (1,381 reviews)

"Rooms didn't look as pictured. Bedding wasn't comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful, airport shuttle was convenient. Located next to a bunch of restaurants, so it was nice to go for dinner the night before our flight."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica
Image for Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, Calle Blancos, San Jose, San Jose
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$85
per night
Sep 19 - Sep 20
4/5Very Good! (1,677 reviews)

"Nice once you get into the property but the neighborhood is not a nice area"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Image for Studio Hotel Boutique
4 out of 5
50 meters North of the Red Cross, Santa Ana, San Jose
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$75
per night
Sep 20 - Sep 21
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,540 reviews)

"Excellent, safe location , clean , excellent breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Studio Hotel Boutique
Image for Hotel Del Rey - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
1st Ave & 9th St, One block southeast of Parque Moraz, San Jose
$104
per night
Sep 19 - Sep 20
3.8/5Good! (275 reviews)

"Excellent staff attention and security. The house keeping and front desk are.on it!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2019

Hotel Del Rey - Adults Only
Image for Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
$35
per night
Sep 19 - Sep 20
4.2/5Very Good! (1,929 reviews)

"The room was very clean. The beds and pillows excellent. Where you take the shower needed to be cleaner. I told the lady in charge , she told me they do not use . I would be back because I was very confortable , secure, nice breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Hotel Luisiana
Image for Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Route 27, 350 Metros West of Multiplaza Mall, Guachipelin, San Jose
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$85
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (623 reviews)

"Wall of plants was cool. Rooms and floors were nice, quiet but well appointed."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
Image for Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
3.5 out of 5
Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Alajuela
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$87
per night
Oct 5 - Oct 6
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,628 reviews)

"Very nice hotel for overnight near airport. Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
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Visiting Central Valley

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Central Valley, and visitors give high marks for the volcano viewpoints, top-notch restaurants, and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its cafés, museums, and local tours. Top sights in the city include La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, and Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica).

  • There are 846 hotels and other accommodations in Central Valley
  • The closest major airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), 9.3 mi (15 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Central Valley

Well-known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Museum of Costa Rican Art, National Center of Art and Culture, and Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). Attractions like Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, Ojo de Agua Spa Park, and Doka Estate are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like San Jose Cathedral, Plaza de la Cultura, and Ruins of Ujarras.

In Central Valley, there are 846 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Retreat Costa Rica - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and comfortable beds.
  • Tiriguro Lodge - Our customers like the breakfast and clean, quiet rooms at this B&B. This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Peace Lodge - With a stay at this 4.5-star lodge, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 4 restaurants, along with an in-room fireplace. Expedia customers like its overall value and pool.

Other favorite sights in Central Valley include La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), and Parque Nacional.

Getting Around Central Valley

If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from Heredia Station, Heredia Miraflores Station, or Santo Domingo Santa Rosa Station. Central Valley might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

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