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4.7 out of 5

"Close to La Sabana - restaurants, San Jose, etc, but feel like in your own private oasis. Very quiet and a lot of space. Excellent location " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 28 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star aparthotel near National Stadium of Costa Rica

In shopping district

You'll find Sabana Park and National Stadium of Costa Rica within a 15-minute walk of this San José aparthotel. Also, Estadio Nacional is within half a mile (1 km) and Museum of Costa Rican Art is within 2 miles (3 km).

Family-friendly fun

This aparthotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Families will appreciate the children's pool, onsite laundry facilities, and in-room childcare. Enjoy the gym and free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas.

Free WiFi, kitchens

The 50 apartments feature well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves, as well as LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include free WiFi, Select Comfort beds, and dining areas.

Standard Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$96* Per night/room Oct 7 - Oct 8

Superior Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Duplex Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Suites Cristina ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Suites Cristina

Everyone (4) Couples (2) Family (5)
5 out of 5
Close to La Sabana - restaurants, San Jose, etc, but feel like in your own private oasis. Very quiet and a lot of space. Excellent location

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020

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4 out of 5
Staff member were Awesome! They were helpful and pleasant. Rooms were spacious and extremely clean. Wifi great, buffet breakfast was plentiful. Location was perfect for our needs.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
Very clean and well maintained. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019

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5 out of 5
Clean, hot water, air conditioning, nice breakfast and pick up at the airport!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 15, 2019 by Sergio Gomez

Thank you very much for your comments.

5 out of 5
It was a great property, good location for us and a good value. Huge 2 bedroom apartments. Staff was excellent all the time!! Includes breakfast buffet poolside.

Posted by , from Portland on Nov 21, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 22, 2018 by Sergio Gomez

Dear Sharon, thank you very much for your comments, we will share them with our Staff.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel for one night, or longer

Pros: Very pleasant and clean and the hotel staff was very accommodating. They also spoke English very well.
Cons: The information about the shuttle to the airport needs to be made more clear. Remember it must be arranged 48 hours in advance.
Location: The location is off the main streets and would be difficult to find if driving. The park nearby is beautiful, but restaurants are few.
We used this hotel as a lay over location for an early flight back to the USA. It is listed as a residence hotel as each unit has a full kitchen, dinning and living room area plus a separate bedroom. It would be perfect for a longer stay in San Jose, but we booked it because of the shuttle service to the airport. Upon arrival we discovered that the shuttle service must be arranged 48 hours ahead of time, and thus it was not available to us. Travelocity did not state this in their information about the hotel so it was upsetting. The hotel staff was great at arranging a large taxi van to pick us up at 3:45 a.m. but that service cost much more than the shuttle would have. The hotel itself is very nice and very clean, but only has an air conditioner in the bedroom which definitely does not cool the entire unit. It is within walking distance of a beautiful park, but only a few restaurants are close. We were fortunate that our driver knew the location, but if we had been driving it would have been very difficult to find.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Mar 15, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great Hotel, Excellent Price

Pros: The room was spacious, with all of the amenities, and the buffet breakfast was nice.
Cons: Front desk staff were pretty inept as far as knowledge and the ability to handle problems. We got more info from others outside of the hotel.
Location: Located near a beautiful park in San Jose. Inexpensive taxi ride ($3-4) to downtown and shopping. Area tours can be booked with local companies.
We were extremely pleased with our hotel room. It was a two-bedroom, two-bath suite with a full kitchen. The kitchen clock never worked, but other than that, it was perfect. We wished that we had brought other family members to take full advantage of the room.

Posted by , from Colorado Springs, CO on Jan 3, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 8, 2017 by Francesco

Thanks Cheryl for your comments. Let me say that we are working on our front desk staff regarding training and information requests. We already have an important improvement.

5 out of 5

Very Nice Hotel to Stay

Pros: Everything
The hotel provided us transportation from the airport to the hotel at no charge. The hotel was very nice with a very friendly and professional staff. We enjoyed our room and had everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The rates are very good. The pool was great and the morning buffet was very good. The location is good too. We enjoyed the walk from the hotel to city center. The large, beautiful park is very near by as well as the national soccer stadium. We will stay there again.

Posted by , from Delaware on Jan 29, 2016

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5 out of 5

It was absolutely perfect in every way!!

It was perfect from the moment we got to the hotel until the moment we boarded the shuttle back to the airport...

Posted by , from South Carolina USA on Jan 28, 2016

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Bar/Lounge(s)

Property Features

Hotel Suites Cristina offers its guests a children's pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Event space at this aparthotel measures 538 square feet (50 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Hotel Suites Cristina. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3.5-star San José aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • 538 sq ft of conference space
  • 50 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Train station: San Jose Contraloria Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Beach shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Suites Cristina offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Select Comfort beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Accommodations at this 3.5-star aparthotel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Select Comfort beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Extra futon mattress (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10 AM.

L Olivo - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 1:00 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 6 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 10 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 11 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • Restricted number of spaces per unit
  • Number of spaces per unit - 1
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Car not required
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Security system
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 6
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Children stay free
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night
  • Futon bed fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Suites Cristina San Jose
  • Hotel Suites Cristina
  • Suites Cristina San Jose
  • Suites Cristina
  • Hotel Suites Cristina San José
  • Hotel Suites Cristina Aparthotel
  • Hotel Suites Cristina Aparthotel San José

You should know

  • The outdoor pool opens for the season in January.
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Up to 3 children 6 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.