San José is both the capitol of Costa Rica and its largest city – over one-third of the population lives within the city and its surrounding suburbs. Founded in 1738, San José is young by Central American standards, but visitors will find it a thriving city with every conceivable amenity and service. The city is serviced by the Juan Santamaría airport, which lies 15 miles (23 km) away in the suburb of Alajuela.
The Best Western Irazú is tailor made for travelers entering or departing the country. The hotel offers free transportation to and from the airport – which is only fifteen minutes away – and has a number of amenities that make traveling easy and enjoyable. There is a currency exchange, conference room, internet access, and free breakfast. Guests can relax alongside the hotel’s large swimming pool or enjoy a soak in the Jacuzzi. If it’s time for some exercise, guests can head to the tennis court or the hotel’s small gym.
Each of the 325 rooms is tastefully decorated and fitted with amenities such as air conditioning, cable TV, hairdryers and full-length mirrors. All have a private hot water bathroom and come equipped with a safe deposit box. Wireless internet is complimentary, as is 24-hour coffee, which is served fresh in the lobby.
The hotel’s Denny’s restaurant is open all day and night – thus providing travelers with a comfortable American alternative – and the La Cantina bar offers a free daily happy hour. Also onsite is Casino Concorde, Costa Rica’s largest 24-hour casino.
Best Western Irazu Facilities/Amenities
Hot water, private bathroom, air conditioning, mini fridge, swimming pool, kids pool, microwave, spa, cable TV, internet access, free airport transport, private parking, currency exchange, laundry service, conference room, Jacuzzi, safe deposit box, restaurant, bar, gardens, babysitting service, balcony, telephone, room service, hairdryer, wireless internet, wheelchair accessible, massage, free breakfast, iron & ironing board, tennis court, gym
All accommodations come equipped with a private hot water bathroom (with bathtub), cable TV, and air conditioning. Pets are allowed.
Premier and Premier Plus Rooms – these rooms have either one king size or two double beds. They can sleep up to 4 people.