Aranjuez Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Calle 19, Avenida 11 y 13, San Jose, Province of San Jose, 2070, Costa Rica

1 Review

Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners


Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good


Value Score No Data

Show Prices

Good For Solo
  • Families89
  • Couples90
  • Solo93
  • Business85
  • Lost Reservations


    Don't be fooled by how nice this hotel looks and sounds. If you can get in it then it would be great. They have "lost" our reservations on two accounts this trip. They were able to accomidate us the first time with their last room but not the other travelers that were there with us. Luckily since we have a one year old the other travelers let us take the room versus going out into the night in search of a new location. My wife once again confirmed in person our reservations for the return weekend before we flew home and they were there... that was until I called last night to confirm and am now searching for hotels at six in the morning before our shuttle gets here to pick up our group becuase they lost them again!!! Don't trust their reservations at all. Seems to be on their terms and if they get a big party in they will loose yours accidentily and give away your room!

    Unique Quality: It's cute...

More about Aranjuez Hotel

Calle 19, Avs....

by drolkar

Calle 19, Avs. 11 & 13, 200 m. norte
200 m. oeste y 25 m. sur de la Iglesia Sta. Teresita
Downtown San Jose
SINGLE: USD $18 per night with shared bath, USD $24 per night with private bath

DOUBLE: USD $21 per night with shared bath, USD $30 per night with private bath A GOOD MAP OF SAN JOSE IS AVAILABLE AT THIS HOTEL! This may seem like a strange criterion for a hotel, but for some reason I was unable to buy a good, detailed street map of San Jose anywhere else. Also, the reverse side of the hotel's San Jose map has a good map of all of Costa Rica.

Excellent service!

by kristjen about Hotel Aranjuez

Hotel Aranjuez is a virtual oasis in the urban scramble of San Jose. Once able to navigate around the city, one finds that Aranjuez is situated in a central and safe neighborhood. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the city and tourist attractions. The breakfast is awesome! One of the best experiences of San Jose is having breakfast in the backyard of the hotel. Hummingbirds and mango trees provide a superb ambience. You can also expect to meet people from all over the world, swapping stories and drinking delicious, complimentary coffee round-the-clock. Aranjuez also provides internet service for those yearning for a little web action.

Lovely hotel in San José

by iwys about Hotel Aranjuez

The Hotel Aranjuez is a in terms of overall value for money one of the best in Central America. It has beautiful decor, lush tropical gardens, friendly service, some charming rooms and a wonderful buffet breakfast. The quality and price of the rooms does vary, however. Try to get Room 23. It's the best. This hotel is nearly always fully booked, so make a reservation well in advance.

A standard single, with shared bathroom, costs just $23. Room 23, which is a superior double, costs $47 per night, including a superb breakfast.

best not cheap deal in Town

by quime about Hotel Aranjuez

A great great experience!
San Jose Located...
I´ve been more than 35 times in costa rica and i know what I am telling you! unforgetable breadfast, include on the price.
nice gardens, free calls and internet.
very quiet.
you tell me after the trip!

Best Hotel in Costa Rica

by TripAdvisor Member Tico2112

I stayed at the Hotel Aranjuez for 1 week and enjoyed the best service available. The other good thing is that it is close to downtown. The staff are very friendly and accomodating and the breakfast is awesome. I Really had a great time at this hotel. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a comfortable environment at a very affordable price.

Great Value for the Rate!

by TripAdvisor Member sishab

My partner and I stayed twice in Hotel Aranjuez, 2 nights in a superior room and one night in a standard room with private bath.

We were absolutely satisfied with the superior room, but the standard room was not that great as it has only one window, opening to a narrow common area. The bed was making a lot of noise and our neighbours were only one wooden door apart from us, so we could hear their slightest noises!

Here are some positive and negative points about Hotel Aranjuez:

1. Great Breakfast in a lovely garden
2. Exotic at the same time homey atmosphere, interesting architecture
3. Free use of computer and Internet access and free wireless Internet
4. Quiet area
5. Free Parking
6. (Almost) clean rooms, bed sheets and towels
7. TV with English channels in the rooms
8. English speaking staff
9. Absolutely reasonable price

1. Worn out and low quality bed sheets
2. Standard room (See above)

If I go to San Jose again, I will stay at Hotel Aranjuez but only in it's superior rooms.


Great value for the price

by TripAdvisor Member bsarer

We stayed at Hotel Aranjuez for one night only on our way to Playa Zancudo. It has a unique architecture (looks like separate buildings bridged together) and a nice garden. Breakfast was hearty and the hotel staff was responsive and kind. Each room is unique in style and size so you may want to ask for a well-lit and spacey one while booking . WiFi and Internet-connected computers are available and free.
It is conveniently located in walking distance to the Central Avenue however the neighborhood did not feel safe so I would not recommend wandering around after dark. The only problem we had was that due to wafer-thin walls, we could hear everything that was going on in the surrounding rooms and we could not go to sleep before they all did. Other than that, this hotel offers a comfortable stay at a very reasonable cost. Definitely recommended for budget travellers.

Lovely, quaint hotel

by TripAdvisor Member metodd

We stayed at this lovely little hotel just a few days ago. It is adorable inside, and the front desk staff are very helpful.
It has great common areas, and the pictures on the web site really don't do it justice. Our room was cuter than we thought it would be.
Breakfast is to die for. Don't miss the breakfast buffet. It is amazing and you eat in a cute little courtyard.
The only drawbacks are the noise and the area. The walls are a bit thin so you hear doors slamming if you have noisy neighbors, and while the area isn't great, it isn't terrible either. If you want to go downtown, the cab ride is less than $5 away.

Pleasant, Quaint, Great Value

by TripAdvisor Member transferavery

Our stay was very pleasant. It is very basic though, which is reflected in the price, but all our needs were met, and the ambiance made up for anything that may have been lacking (it seems to be a series of old houses connected with breezeways and gardens on a very intimate and small scale level). Would stay here again.


Hotel AranjuezHotel Aranjuez

Forum Posts

Not to be missed?

by melibelly83

After a ton of planning I am leaving to Costa Rica next are the places I am visiting and staying...any last minute advice for hikes/restaurants/tours not to be missed? We really want to experience culture and nature...

I am traveling by private shuttle from place to place.
Here is the plan:

Arrive San Jose August 9th- 12noon
Stay at Hotel aranjuez in San Jose for one night

Leave August 10-travel to Cahuita
Stay 3 nights in Alby Lodge August 10-13

Travel to Tortuguero August 13
Stay 4 nights in Tortuguero August 13-17

Travel to Ciudad Quesada/San Carlos August 17
Stay 2 nights in Termales del Bosque (relax in hotsprings)

Travel to Monteverde/Santa Elena August 19th
Stay 4 nights in Arco Iris August 19-23

August 23 wake up early and drive to airport- flight leaves 3pm- is it crazy that we are driving from monteverde the same day our plane leaves?

Re: Not to be missed?

by Foundryman1

Exellent Plans.Yes it'll be tight your last day but you'll have figured out "Tico Time" by then and know what to expect from your driver.Call your airline the day before you go home and comfirm your flight!

Last minute advise? Buy boots? When you go to Monteverde they only let so many people into the park at one time.Take the hike at Sante Elena preserve where the zip lines are early and first before the zipliners from the city are bussed in.It's quiet and the bridges over the valleys give a great view.


Re: Not to be missed?

by iwys

Try to get Room 23 at Hotel Aranjuez. It's lovely. You can walk to the Jade Museum from the hotel, which is worth a visit. Restaurante Criollita opposite the museum is a great place for lunch.


Popular Hotels in San José

Hotel Santo Tomas

Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Avenue 7 between Streets 3 & 5, San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica

Show Prices

Grano De Oro Hotel

Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Calle 30, Avenidas 2/4, San Jose, Province of San Jose, 1007, Costa Rica

Show Prices

Adventure Inn

Ciudad Cariari, 50 m este de la entrada de Los Arcos, San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica

Show Prices

Hampton Inn & Suites Airport San Jose

Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

1100 Airport Blvd, San Jose, Province of San Jose, 1017, Costa Rica

Show Prices

View all San José hotels

View all San José hotels

Latest San José hotel reviews

Garden Court Airport Hotel And Casino
303 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 15, 2014
Melia Cariari
516 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 15, 2014
Ramada Plaza Herradura San Jose
262 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 8, 2014
Hotel Barcelo San Jose Palacio
283 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 16, 2014
Hotel Del Rey
68 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 4, 2014
Hotel Dunn Inn
197 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 11, 2014
Gran Hotel Costa Rica
355 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 13, 2014
Marriott Costa Rica
686 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 12, 2014
Taranova-Villas Palmas
23 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 21, 2014
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Escazu
153 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 8, 2014
Hotel & Casino Costa Rica Morazan
24 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 10, 2014
Hotel Indigo San Jose Forum Costa Rica
87 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 5, 2014
The Palm House Inn
15 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Nov 22, 2013
Punta Islita Hotel
427 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 15, 2014
InterContinental Real Costa Rica
344 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 9, 2014