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Hotel Description

5-star luxury hotel near Multiplaza Mall Escazu, connected to a shopping center

In shopping district

With a stay at this hotel, you'll be convenient to Multiplaza Mall Escazu and Avenida Escazú. Business Center Forum 1 and Valle del Sol are also in the area.

Renovated in 2020

A full-service spa, 4 restaurants, and 3 outdoor pools are all featured at this luxury hotel. Families will appreciate the children's pool, onsite laundry facilities, and babysitting. Enjoy the 24-hour gym and perks like free WiFi.

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$184* Per night/room Oct 7 - Oct 8

Classic Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall

Everyone (1)
3 out of 5

Nice hotel close to the shopping center

Had issues with the HVAC the first room. Breakfast was not included and too expensive $31/person.

Posted by , from kensington, md on Feb 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 22, 2018 by Mariana Montenegro

Thanks for sharing your comments, your opinion it´s very important for us, we will be considering it.

4 out of 5

This was a luxurious hotel

Pros: wonderful wait staff, beautiful pools
Cons: Nothing close, No free Internet, this is more of a business hotel
This is a beautiful hotel with an extremly relaxing and luxurious pool setting. We used all the amenities including the gym, pools, spa and restaurants. The waiters, waitresses and spa employees were the nicest I think I've ever encountered at a hotel. Their professional and friendly service continued all week long! Which is why we were extremly shocked to witness the unprofessional and unaccomodating managment staff. We had to wait 2 hours for our room to be ready even though they gave us a specific check in time. Then for the 11:30am scheduled checkout they called us at 6:00am becuase they could not run our credit card on the restaurant tabs (we prepaid for the hotel). That was frustrating being woken up on our last day of vacation when we had a long day of travel ahead of us. Lastly, my husband stepped out of a restaurant to speak to a manager because the table next to us had a child that was standing next to us scream singing and pounding thier feet dancing along with the father. It was our anniversary so we went to the very expensive adult restaurant within the hotel but ended up having to leave our dinner becasue we could not even have a conversation. The manager did nothing.

Posted by , from elburn, il on Feb 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

Decent and good service but there are other options

We stayed overnight after flying in late and left after lunch the next day. This place is not that close to the airport and the most direct way there involves some winding around back roads. So you either will get charged by the taxi to go all the way into San Jose and back out on the highway or you see some local scenery that will make you worry the driver is trying to rip you off. Price is reasonable by US standards but a little high compared to other options in the area. Figure in the price of the taxi and relative distance from airport and downtown. It is located next to a big mall and business area, but that was not why we were visiting CR. The room was fine. Comfortable and all the usual amenities of a nicer hotel. Unfortunately, smoking is allowed in the open lobby, so smoke permeates to the upper floors. Water is generally safe to drink in CR, but just to remind you, there is a little sign in the bathroom that tells you they filter the water. No need to pay for the bottled water in the room. Staff were the high point of the stay. Front desk was very helpful and was able to exchange money at a good rate. Concierge helped us change our car rental reservation from the airport to the downtown location and made sure we got there. This last part was important because they do not believe in street addresses in CR (instead, they say something like "200m east of McDonalds on Paseo Colon").

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011

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5 out of 5

Woderful Anniversary Present

My son gave his Mother and I a trip to Costa Rica for our 50th anniversary present. We started out at the Real Intercontinental. As a former Pan Am employee, who frequented the Intercontinental Hotels (then owned and operated by Pan Am), I can say with certainty.......the Real has maintained the class and luxury that I.H. was always known for. The maintenance is excellent; the sevice impeccable; and the acommodations luxurious. Not to mention excellent cuisine in the restuarants. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you to the management and staff of the Real Intercontinental, San Jose, Costa Rica. James A. & Norma Byers

Posted by on Oct 21, 2009

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5 out of 5

Beautiful new tower

I was amazed last week during the inauguration of the new Club Tower at the InterContinental Costa Rica. The rooms are beautiful and luxurious and the spa is just wonderful. The new gym is unique. You will not find something similar in Costa Rica. I am looking forward for my next trip to stay in one of the new rooms. Congratulations!!!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2008

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4 out of 5

Great business or leisure hotel

This is a great hotel with a beautiful lobby, very comfortable guest rooms and a good selection of restaurants. The staff was very quick to respond. My only complaint is that it could be anywhere in the world; it doesn't have any local Costa Rican flavor.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2007

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 17, 2017 by Ricardo Menendez

Dear Anonymous, Thank you very much for rating our hotel with such a good mark. We hope you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to have you back soon with us. Best regards, Ricardo Menendez General Manager

5 out of 5

Great place!

I was very happily surprised by service: at frontdesk, at restaurants, event organization overall... everyone willing to help, and very friendly. A couple of highlights: the sushi restaurant is very good quality and reasonable prices...the beds are very comfortable...\nThe hotel is also strategically located close to all hotspots in town, the Escazu and Santa Ana areas...I highly recommend it!\n

Posted by on Oct 12, 2007

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Mar 17, 2017 by Ricardo Menendez

Dear Anonymous, Thank you very much for rating our hotel with such a good mark. We hope you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to have you back soon with us. Best regards, Ricardo Menendez General Manager

About the Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall

Location Prospero Fernandez Higway, San Rafael, San Jose 1000

Property Features

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall offers its guests a full-service spa, 3 outdoor swimming pools, a health club, and a spa tub. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 36000 square feet (3344 square meters) and includes a conference center. A children's pool, a sauna, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall was completed in March 2020. This 5-star San Rafael hotel is smoke free.

  • 372 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 4 dining venues
  • 36000 sq ft of conference space
  • 3344 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1994
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access , High-speed internet access , Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access - wireless , Internet access in public areas - high speed , Internet access in public areas - surcharge

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: San Jose Sabana Station (6 km / 3.7 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall offers 372 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 49-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room espresso makers and minibars. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This San Rafael hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs, and phones. Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in March 2020.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Espresso maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Pimento - Overlooking the pool and garden, this theme restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Factory - Overlooking the pool and garden, this steakhouse serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Nau Sushi Lounge - This restaurant specializes in sushi and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

The Market - Overlooking the pool and garden, this bistro specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Zambra - Onsite lobby lounge. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club or fitness facility.

Spa Services

The onsite spa has 11 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 14 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 11
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Prenatal massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 14
  • Massages

Accessibility

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

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests booked in breakfast included rate plans receive breakfast for up to 2 adults who are sharing a guestroom. Breakfast fees apply for additional guests.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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, 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. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 12
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CRC 16500 for adults and CRC 8250 for children (approximately)
  • Covered self parking fee: CRC 15 per day
  • Uncovered valet parking fee: CRC 15 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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

Hotel Names

  • Intercontinental Hotel Escazu
  • Real InterContinental Costa Rica Multiplaza Mall Hotel Escazu
  • Real InterContinental Costa Rica Multiplaza Mall Hotel
  • Real InterContinental Costa Rica Multiplaza Mall Escazu
  • Real InterContinental Costa Rica Multiplaza Mall
  • Real Costa Rica Intercontinental
  • Real InterContinental Costa Rica At Multiplaza Mall Escazu
  • Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall Hotel
  • Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall San Rafael
  • Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall an IHG Hotel

You should know

  • Pool access is available 24-hours a day.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.