Courtesy of Marriott International
No. 7 Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San José
The Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San José, located five minutes from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), is situated in a 30-acre coffee plantation. A garden-flanked driveway and massive central fountain usher guests into the 16th-century, hacienda-style hotel. Colonial antiques and formal landscaped grounds may feel Old World, but the 299 guest rooms meet contemporary expectations with designer duvets, mini-bars, and international cable channels. Recreational offerings include two swimming pools, a driving range, and Kuo Spa, where treatments incorporate volcanic ash, coffee beans, and other natural Costa Rican products. There are three restaurants and a café, but an executive lounge is well stocked from 6 a.m. to midnight for continental breakfast, afternoon tea, and late-night snacks.