Irazu Hotel & Studios

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Outdoor pool
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Irazu Hotel & Studios

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Irazu Hotel & Studios

3.5 star property
Family-friendly hotel with 2 restaurants, near National Stadium of Costa Rica

8.0/10 Very good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Guests rated location

  • Safe48 positive mentions
  • Quiet44 positive mentions
  • Convenient38 positive mentions
  • Dining options37 positive mentions
  • Easy Parking31 positive mentions

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
General Canas Hwy KM3, San José, San Jose
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room childcare
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
For families
  • Children stay free
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 37 min walk
  • Sabana Park - 7 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 13 min drive
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 20 min drive
  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 5 min drive
  • San Jose Pacific Station - 7 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Irazu Hotel & Studios

Irazu Hotel & Studios is just 3 mi (4.9 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle at scheduled times for CRC 4500 per person one-way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Dennys, which is one of 2 restaurants and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a fitness center, and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a fee; reservations required for on-site testing
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 194 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site


  • Airport shuttle from 4:30 AM to 10 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (3315 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1969
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Dennys - This brasserie serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours.
The Best Bar Food & Drink - This sports bar specializes in fusion cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between CRC 5000 and CRC 7000 for adults, and CRC 5000 and CRC 7000 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 4500 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 12 costs CRC 4500 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a fee; reservations are required for on-site testing.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Affordable Hotel for the Thrifty traveller
Good hotel for my short stay in the awesome city of san jose costa rica. Its farther down from the city center but its close enough for a short drive. The hotel does need to update its amenities though , when i was the the elevator was down for the most part but that was not a big issue. The room was spacious and comfortable, the tv was a bit smallish but serviceable. Bed was large enough for myself and my SO, so it was a comfort. The hotel staff was accomodating and friendly, small amenities like a coin laundry for the thrifty traveller helps out a lot. The pool was always looking like the deep blue sea, so it was perfect when it wasnt raining but even if it was the rain was enjoyable enough. There was a dennys and a casino inside and close to a market if i need some other type of food to eat, so that was good 👍. This stay was a pleasant for me, so a good hotel for a single traveller or for a couple to stay in.
Paolo, 4-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Andrea, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Basic for groups
Gos basic hotel. Always full of groups attending sporting competitions etc so busy and can be noisy. Confusion because one side of hotel is Izaru and other is Best Western. Had to change rooms as hadn’t been allocated rooms we requested. Keys kept having to be recharged which meant a trek to reception instead of getting into your room. Breakfast quite good but not for vegan, nothing except fruit. Did ask for hash browns to be included daily as we were there for ten days but it didn’t happen. Good and drink good in the casino but that is the only food other than Denny’s which is attached to the hotel.
Annie, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rudolph, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Eugenia, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Denise, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice pool and breakfast
The pool was phenomenal. It is full size and in a lovely courtyard. The breakfast buffet was very good. Lots of plants where breakfast is served. My only complaint is the carpet in the bedroom. Hate carpets in hotel rooms. They are always heavily deodorized. Don't like the smell.
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Hadizabel, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

I really enjoyed my stay at the Irazu Hotel and Suites! Staff were very kind and helpful! Pool area is very nice, balconies off room are a great place to sit, and the breakfast is delicious! The beds them self are a bit hard but not terrible. And the room service advertised is from the Dennys restaurant (not bad, just not what I expected). I also had scheduled in advance a hotel shuttle pick up. I was told it arrived every hour and that I should be able to catch the 7 am since I landed at 6:20 am. I ended up waiting until 8:15 am before I finally gave up and paid for a taxi to the airport. Staff were very kind and apologetic when I did arrive and helped me arrange the rest of my transportation including a shuttle to La Fortuna. All in all, I thought the price for this stay was more than fair and I plan on staying here again whenever I am in San Jose!
Robben, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The breakfast was the most amazing and the staff were incredible.
frank a, 7-night trip
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