A Different Kind of Airport Hotel – Hotel La Rosa de America

If you haven’t caught on by now, I’ll tell you again: we love Costa Rica.

From the pristine coastline to the lush cloud forests, nature is what Costa Rica does best. So when we needed to pick a hotel close to the airport that had a true Costa Rican feel, Hotel La Rosa de America seemed like the perfect fit.

 

Hotel La Rosa de America

 

We’ve been through San Jose a few times now, and we knew we wanted a peaceful alternative to the busy, noisy hotels in the city. From the moment we stepped on the property of Hotel La Rosa de America, we felt relaxed and at home. Located just 15 minutes away from the San Jose International Airport, the airport hotel was the perfect place to kick off our shoes and rejuvenate after a long day of flying.

The first thing that caught our eye was the well-groomed and lush greenery that covers the property. The owner admits to having a bit of a green thumb and even finds himself working in the garden from time to time. We were so inspired by the surroundings we ended up having a little yoga session on the lawn!

 

Hotel Rosa de America

Hotel Rosa de America Garden

Hotel Rosa de America Pool

Yoga at Hotel Rosa de America Garden

 

Not only are the details of the landscape exquisitely done, but the gorgeous artwork inside the rooms is equally tasteful. Better yet, each painting was crafted by talented local artists in the area!

 

Hotel Rosa de America Artwork

Hotel Rosa de America Room

 

The rooms at Hotel La Rosa de America are newly remodeled and all include air conditioning, hot water and even a tub on request! Rooms range from singles to quad, so if you’re a solo traveler or a family of four, there’s a room to fit your needs. We loved all the little touches like the chocolates on our pillow and the swan towels in addition to the comfortable amenities.

 

Hotel Rosa de America Bed

Hotel Rosa de America Room

Hotel Rosa de America Room

Hotel Rosa de America Bathroom

 

After our long day of flying, the last thing we wanted to do was go in search of a meal. Fortunately, Hotel La Rosa de America has a restaurant where they serve breakfast and dinner. We had a fantastic meal consisting of chifrijo and an off-menu soup that was just the right combination of healthy and filling. In addition to the delicious food, the staff were extraordinarily kind, and we found the service to be top-notch. The waiter at dinner had us laughing and feeling like old friends within a matter of minutes.

While Casey’s favorite features may have been the flowers, for me there’s nothing better at a hotel than a quality breakfast buffet. At Hotel La Rosa de America, you get both at the same time! After you step out into the open air patio surrounded by greenery and singing birds, an extensive buffet of fruit, gallo pinto, eggs and bread (don’t miss the banana bread!) awaits.

 

Hotel Rosa de America

Hotel Rosa de America Breakfast

 

The personal touches, friendly staff and overall relaxed feel were exactly what we were looking for after a full day of travel. We will definitely be staying at Hotel La Rosa de America every time we are passing through the San Jose airport. Book your stay at Hotel La Rosa de America.

 

What is the most memorable hotel you have ever stayed at?

 

We were guests of Hotel La Rosa De America – all thoughts and opinions are, as always, our own.

Meet: Dan Moore


Dan is the photographer, social media strategist and second half of the A Cruising Couple team. He has been living and traveling full-time in various countries since 2011. His award winning photography has been featured on National Geographic, CNN and New York Times Travel.

8 Comments

  1. Dan, This. This review is one of the reasons I peruse so many travel blogs. This is exactly the hotel that I’m always looking for, and one that’s near the airport is even better. Thanks!
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    • Thank you so much Corinne 🙂 We love when we get to share exceptional places that we really want to return to and of course support 🙂

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  2. I compeletly agree with Corinne, I also seek some of the travel bloggers and you guys have become one of my favourite. Accomodation near airport is perfect and convenient. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Travelling.

    Cheers!!

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  3. Amazing shots that bring back so many memories.

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  4. Wow, that hotel looks so relaxing! Any time we travel, we tend to stay in hotels close to the airport properties. One time we got stuck in traffic on our way to LAX, and were about 30 seconds from missing our flight! Now we stay within walking distance if possible, so we don’t have to worry about traffic jams.

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  5. Amazing shots that bring back so many memories.

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    • Thanks so much, Sally!! It’s always good to reminisce. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the post!

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