Our Review Of Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela is a prime choice for you if you need a convenient stay close to the San Jose International Airport. With a free shuttle service that runs every 30 minutes, you can easily catch your flight without stress. The hotel offers modern amenities, clean rooms, and a complimentary breakfast. It features spacious rooms, excellent customer service, and easy VTA light rail station access.

Tim and I have stayed at Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela, and it’s a mixed bag but mostly positive. The location is unbeatable if you want to be near the airport, and the free shuttle is a lifesaver. The rooms are clean and comfy, and the breakfast is better than your average hotel fare. However, we did have a minor hiccup with housekeeping, which was a bit of a letdown. Overall, it’s a solid choice

Read on to get more insights about what to expect at Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela. We’ll dive into room details, dining options, and tips to make your stay as smooth as possible. Whether you’re here for a night or an extended stay, we’ve got the lowdown to help you decide if this is the right hotel for you​ 

Key Takeaways

Fairfield By Marriot San Jose Airport Alajuela is the first hotel in Costa Rica to use the Fairfield brand. It began operations in August 2022. Among its various facilities, it has a corner market where guests can buy daily essentials. Here are my key takeaways on Fairfield By Marriot San Jose Airport Alajuela. 

  • The 120-room hotel is a five-minute drive from Juan Santamaria International Airport. 
  • Fairfield By Marriot offers complimentary American and traditional Costa Rican breakfasts. Guests can enjoy international cuisine at the hotel’s on-site restaurant for dinner. 
  • Several eating places within walking distance of the hotel and a mall meet your shopping needs. 
  • I highly recommend the Children’s Museum if you travel with your kids. The museum also has adult activities to have fun with your kids. It’s also a safe place for young people to meet and have fun. 

The Best Of Fairfield By Marriot, San Jose

Check-in: From 3 PM. 

Check-out: Until noon. 

We offer a free shuttle service to and from San Jose airport, which is 2 km away. If you would like to experience the culinary delights of San Jose, you can visit the nearby Starbucks, Sam and Curry, IM Burger, and iSlice, which are within walking distance from the hotel. There is also the Westfield Valley Fair Mall for all your shopping needs. 

The Zone 8 Sports bar and the M8trix Casino are within walking distance from the hotel. The minimum check-in age for Fairfield By Marriot is 21, so you cannot go with your pet. 


Fairfield By Marriot, San Jose
A room at Fairfield By Marriot, San Jose


Fairfield By Marriot has 120 comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms and showers. The rooms have separate rest and work areas. The hotel has four types of rooms. 

  • Queen suite: It has one large double bed and can accommodate a maximum of two, though you can request a crib. 
  • Double room with two beds: The room has two double beds and can accommodate a maximum of four people. 
  • Queen room: It contains one large double bed. The maximum occupancy for this room is two people. 
  • Extended queen room: The room has one large double bed and a maximum occupancy of two people. 

All the rooms at Marriot have the following amenities:. 

Amenities AT Fairfield By Marriot
Well-lit desksSafety deposit box
Flat-screen TVCable/satellite TV
Free WiFiRefrigerator
Non-smoking roomsCoffeemaker (some)
Microwave Oven (some)Iron and ironing board
Mini fridgePhones


The rooms have either balcony or patio access. Security is top-notch, as you’ll require a floor and lift access key card. 


The hotel has a restaurant (Fairfield Garden) and a bar/lounge. Every morning, you wake up to a delicious complimentary breakfast. Make your yoghurt bowls and eat with eggs, oatmeal, pastries, cereals, scones, and waffles. The hot breakfasts mainly consist of American classics and Costa Rican dishes.

There is also a complimentary hot breakfast to grab and go for when you want to start your activities early. The restaurant serves international cuisine and local Costa Rican dishes

Other Facilities

Fairfield By Marriott also offers other facilities to make your stay comfortable. You can also hold special occasions or a wedding at the hotel. 

  • Outdoor pool: The pool is open 8:00 AM-9:00 to 9:00 p.m. The water is warm, and the hotel provides towels. There is also a jacuzzi for relaxation. 
  • Fitness Center with Gym and Workout Room: The hotel’s fitness center is open seven days a week. The equipment available includes exercise bikes, cardiovascular equipment, free weights, elliptical machines, treadmills, stair climbers, and strength equipment. 
  • Meeting rooms: The hotel has two event rooms, the largest of which can accommodate 60 people. Attendees who stay at the hotel receive a special discount. There is also a free shuttle service to San Jose Airport for attendees staying out of town. 
  • Parking: There is complimentary onsite parking for all the guests at the hotel.

Attractions Near Fairfield By Marriot

Whether visiting Alajuela or San Jose for an occasion or a meeting, schedule a few days to see some local attractions. Stay at Fairfield By Marriott and have access to the following attractions:. 

National Theater of Costa Rica

The theatre in San Jose’s centre has a seating capacity of 1,140. It is 1.1 km from the Fairfield By Marriot. On the walls is the “Allegory of Coffee and Bananas,” a painting by Aleardo Villa, which he dedicated to the coffee farmers of Costa Rica. 

Various groups hold performances, such as ballets, orchestras, and operas. The theatre is open to tourists during the day for a self-guided tour. There are usually free music programs during lunch hour and on Thursdays at 5.00 PM. 

The statues of Ludwig van Beethoven and Calderón de la Barca are at the entrance of the National Theater. Other monuments are at the walk. 

The Children’s Museum

Opening Hours: 8 AM to 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday) and 9 AM to 5 PM (Saturday and Sunday). 

If you are staying at the hotel with your kids, I recommend the Children’s Museum in San Jose. The First interactive museum in Central America began operations in 1994 and is in the Old Penitentiary Building.

Gloria Bejarano de Calderon, the First Lady of Costa Rica, decided to open a museum dedicated to science and entertainment. The museum provides entertainment for both adults and children. The building hosting the museum has 40 interactive rooms. Each room has a different theme: archaeology, the universe, nature, and the human body. 

The museum holds several events during the year and a summer camp. One of the most unique aspects of the museum is that visitors can have a real-life experience, such as simulating an earthquake. 

Parque Diversiones

It is also known as The Dr. Roberto Ortiz Brenes Amusement Park in San Jose. The park began operations in 1981. Proceed from the park and go to help Costa Rican National Children’s Hospital.” 

Parque Diversiones has the following attractions: 

  • Four roller coasters
  • Three water coasters
  • A train ride that goes around the park
  • An arcade and adult bumper cars. 

Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

The museum is at the Plaza de la Cultura and has the most extensive collection of gold artifacts in Latin America. The artifacts show the lives of the people who originally inhabited Costa Rica. Some of the artifacts are 1,500 years old. 

When you visit the museum, I recommend one of my favorite artifacts: the Media Escudo, Costa Rica’s first gold coin. It marks when Costa Ricans started using coins instead of precious stones and gold. 

The museum also holds other unique artefacts of tribal, historical, and social importance, such as animal figurines, handcrafted icons, and jewellery. 

La Sabana Metropolitan Park

La Sabana Park is a must-visit and one of the largest (178 acres) and most important parks in San Jose. It is in Mate Redondo District and is 13 km from Fairfield By Marriot. The Costa Rican and Le Salle Natural Science Museums are inside the park. You will find spots to have a picnic with your family. 

Another great spot to visit at the Park is the Pope’s visit to Costa Rica in 1983. Police patrol the park during the day, but I advise against going to the park at night. You must pay a small fee to use the spotless public restrooms.  

Among the activities you can do at the park are bike riding, playing soccer, volleyball, basketball, and tennis at the various courts. There is an artificial lake at the park where you can feed geese. 


When travelling to Costa Rica and landing at San Jose Airport, experience the Fairfield By Marriot San Jose Airport Alajuela. Whether staying in San Jose or planning to travel to other parts of Costa Rica, the hotel offers a fantastic accommodation option near the airport. It has spacious and comfortable rooms. 

What was your experience at Fairfield By Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela? Please share your experience. 

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Born in California, Michelle traveled extensively through the USA and Europe before moving to South Florida during the pandemic. Her career in Marketing has taken her all across the world. Her favorite country is France but she'll never turn down a beach vacation!

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