Hotel Buena Vista offers a solar-heated outdoor pool, free airport transfers and panoramic views of the Poás, Barva and lrazú Volcanoes, Costa Rica’s Central Valley and the city of San José.

Built in a Spanish colonial style, this charming resort offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a fan. The private bathrooms include a hairdryer.

The Buena Vista has a bar and an elegant restaurant, where international cuisine is served. A tropical continental breakfast is included.

The hotel has its own nature trail and can arrange tours to local coffee plantations and national parks. Free private parking is available on site, and Juan Santamaria International Airport is just a 15-minute drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Buena Vista Chic Hotel has been welcoming guests since May 7, 2012

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, American

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Buena Vista Chic Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Air conditioning in rooms?
    There is a fan in every room and the area where the hotel is located has a great temperature so it will be perfect!
    Answered on May 20, 2020
  • We will be landing at 23.19, so we'll probalbly need a transfer after 24.00 for 6 persons (and luggage). Can you arrange that?
    Of course, we will be happy to help you arranging your transportation.
    Answered on May 20, 2020
  • Hi, is it possible for us to check in after midnight? Our flight arrives 23.40pm into San Jose Thanks
    Hello, greetings from Buena Vista Chic Hotel! Yes, that´s possible.
    Answered on June 8, 2022
  • Can car hire be arranged at the hotel
    Sure, we can help you to arrange your rent-a-car at the hotel.
    Answered on May 20, 2020
  • What are your current COVID testing options nearby? Do you have anyone that comes to you hotel since its now has to be done within 24hrs? Our flight ...
    We have an excellent option for you, It´s in Automercado, Alajuela. It takes 20 minutos from our hotel to get there, and you can get the test on satur...
    Answered on April 27, 2022
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Great location - show map
1 Restaurant On Site

    Metamorphosis Restaurant-Bar

    Food: Local, International

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Buena Vista Chic Hotel
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Hiking Additional charge
  • Playground
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
  • Airport drop-off
  • Airport pickup
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Car rental
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules Buena Vista Chic Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 7 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Buena Vista Chic Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the operating hours of the free transfer from the hotel to the airport is from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM and you must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

The front desk remain open from 7am to 10pm.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Buena Vista Chic Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Buena Vista Chic Hotel

  • Check-in at Buena Vista Chic Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Swimming pool

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Buena Vista Chic Hotel by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 15min

  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Metamorphosis Restaurant-Bar

  • Room options at Buena Vista Chic Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite
    • Villa

  • The prices at Buena Vista Chic Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Buena Vista Chic Hotel is 3.1 miles from the center of Alajuela.

  • Guests staying at Buena Vista Chic Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • American
    • À la carte

  • Yes, Buena Vista Chic Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.