Services and Facilities

Santamaría Hotel offers a wide range of services that will make your stay in beautiful Costa Rica more comfortable.

Breakfast

We offer two proposals to choose:
Light: continental with tropical fruits. It is included in room fare.
Strong: coffee, juice, ham and eggs, toasts, and tropical fruits; for additional US $ 3.

Internet

Free WIFI connection in all areas of the hotel and free wired connection in the hotel Lobby.

Other services

  • We honor the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
  • Front Desk is open 24 hours.
  • Common terrace (with access to refrigerator and microwave oven.)
  • Room Service
  • Snacks and amenities sold at the Lobby.
  • Rent a Car
  • Orientation service for ecotourism, beaches, national parks, volcanoes and nature reserves.

Public Transportation

The main bus terminal is very close by, and buses depart daily to San José, Hereia, Juan Santamaría Airport, Ojo de Agua Spa Park, Butterfly Farm, etc. Visitors can take buses to San José, Poás Volcano, Sarchí, Fraijanes Lagoon, San Carlos, San Ramón, Grecia, Costa Pacifica, among others, at a different terminal located 400 m away from the Hotel.

Rent a Car

Our Front Desk staff is always available to guide you when renting a car with the major companies located near the Juan Santamaría International Airport.

Where to eat

You will find a variety of restaurants very close to our hotel:

  • Plaza Real Alajuela
    Offers comfortable restaurants and coffee shops, where you can try delicious dishes in a nice and safe environment. It is located 800 meters away from the hotel.
  • Chiwake
    Located at 3rd Street, 400 m away from the Hotel, offers a great variety of Peruvian dishes.
  • Cevichería Junior
    Excellent local food with a variety of seafood dishes at affordable prices. It is located 500 m away from the Hotel.
  • Coffee Dreams
    Variety of international cuisine with chef creations, and excellent coffee and pastries. It is located 350 m away from the Hotel.
  • Jalapeños Central
    SSavory Tex Mex cuisine with good service and affordable prices. It is located 400 m away from the Hotel.
  • Toro Bonito
    Located at 600 m from the Hotel. They serve the best meats from Costa Rica, with highly experienced cooks, excellent wines and prices.
  • More options...
    Great variety of seafood, Chinese food, pizzas and all the international fast food restaurants, located 600 m away from the Hotel.

Shopping

If you would like to do some shopping during your visit, apart from the always colorful shopping malls and traditional popular markets, we suggest the following shopping center options where you can also find movie theaters, restaurants and other recreational places:

  • City Mall of Alajuela
    Located 2 km away from the Hotel.
  • Real Cariari
    Located 9 km away from the Hotel.
  • Paseo de las Flores
    Located 12 km away from the Hotel.
  • Multiplaza Escazú
    Located 21 km away from the Hotel.

Supermarkets

  • Perimercados
    Located 400 m away from the Hotel.
  • Walmart
    Located 1.5 km away from the Hotel.
  • Más Por Menos
    Located 350 m away from the Hotel.
  • Megasuper
    Located 250 m away from the Hotel.

Nightlife

  • Relaxbar
    350 m away from the Hotel.
  • Rooster Rest and Snack Bar
    Located 450 m away from the Hotel.
  • Bar Morales
    Located 250 m away from the Hotel.
  • Gino’s Smoke Bar
    Located 1 km away from the Hotel.

Pharmacies and Hospitals

  • Santa Lucía pharmacy:
    Located in front of Parque Central de Alajuela, 300 m away from the Hotel.
  • Fischel pharmacy:
    Located in front of Parque Central de Alajuela, 300 m away from the Hotel.
  • Catedral pharmacy:
    Located 350 m away from the Hotel, at the corner of the Cathedral.
  • San Miguel Hospital:
    Located 700 m from the Hotel.
  • San Rafael de Alajuela Hospital:
    Located 1 km away from the Hotel.