Recommended Hotels

Silver King Lodge only recommends hotels our staff has stayed at and have had a positive experience with. If you have specific hotel questions please contact us.

Taormina Hotel and Casino

We recommend this hotel for those who want to stay downtown and are arriving in the afternoon or simply staying one night – and for those requiring an elevator. The hotel website is The 4th floor “Premium”, “Superior” and “Master Suite” rooms are very luxurious and range from $89 to $142 (including tax) – these rooms are a tremendous value for money. The 2nd has also recently been renovated and the third floor is under renovation. There is a restaurant on site and room service is available. The hotel often runs specials and may extend a discount – contact Viviana, the reservation manager, at local (506) 4055-5500 and tell them you are a Silver King Lodge guest. The toll-free US number is 800-709-2948.
We also recommend two sister properties, the Hotel La Amistad and the beautifully renovated Hotel Castillo (website pending).

Hotel La Amistad

The current best deal for those staying for an extended period (several days) in San Jose – the Hotel La Amistad  offers a full inclusive package that includes all meals, bar (premium drinks 50% off), and daily laundry. And their restaurant is really great. Prices range from queen rooms at $94 per person to suites at $114 per person to the penthouse at $134 per person. The queen and king rooms are plain and there is no elevator – but this is the best deal in San Jose for a multi-day stay. Toll free (US) 877-260-3027 or local (506) 2258-0021.

Hotel Castillo

Currently the Hotel Castillo is booked through the Hotel La Amistad (as above). Rooms are complete and available (3 spectacular penthouse suites with rooftop balconies, king suite with terrace, king room and queen room). The bar and restaurant are projected to be finished in May 2017. Prices through June 2017 are penthouse suites – $169; king suite with terrace – $129; king room – $99; queen room – $89 (including breakfast but not tax). The Hotel Castillo is currently offering all-inclusive plans where guests eat at the Hotel La Amistad while the bar and restaurant is completed.

As always, when booking please mention that you are a Silver King Lodge guest.
Should your flight arrive late or you want to stay near the airport in a relaxed setting so as to avoid the rush in the morning, we recommend the Resort Martino – book online at – 1-888-886-5042 toll free from the US. This hotel is set in a beautiful, quiet, lush location just 15 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport and has a spectacular pool. A restaurant is onsite. As always, when booking please mention that you are a Silver King Lodge guest.

International Chain Hotels

Of course, all the large international chains are also represented in San Jose. The following is a partial list and offered without comment. 506 is the international country code for Costa Rica.

Holiday Inn Express (Airport) – book online  – 1-800-052-11 00 – local (506) 2443-0043 Hampton Inn (Airport) – book online – 1-800-HAMPTON – local (506) 2436-0000. Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose – book online – – 1-888-236-2427– local – (506) 2298 0000

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela -book online – 1-888-236-2427 – local – (506) 2429-2700

Doubletree by Hilton Cariari – book online at  – 1-855-610-TREE – local – (506)-2239-0022
Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana – book online at – 1-877-STAY-HGI – local (506) -2520-6000 – right across from the National Stadium and La Sabana Park
Aurola Holiday Inn Downtown – book online – 800-052-11 00 – local (506) 2523-1000