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Hotel Portal Colonial

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica)

  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi

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200 Oeste y 200 Sur de Rostipollos, San Rafael, San José, Costa Rica
  • Great budget hotel in a really good location, easy walking distance to Avenida Escazu…

    Oct. 29, 2021

  • Nicest host

    Aug. 15, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • gap period enforced between guest stays24 hours
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) - 38 min walk
  • Sabana Park - 43 min walk
  • Escazú Village - 17 min walk
  • Avenida Escazú - 32 min walk
  • La Salle Natural Science Museum - 33 min walk
  • Plaza Tempo - 37 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Exclusive Suite, 1 King Bed, Poolside
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Comfort Room, 1 King Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Comfort Suite, 1 King Bed, Private Bathroom, Corner
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom

What’s around


  • Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) - 38 min walk
  • Sabana Park - 43 min walk
  • Escazú Village - 17 min walk
  • Avenida Escazú - 32 min walk
  • La Salle Natural Science Museum - 33 min walk
  • Plaza Tempo - 37 min walk
  • Estadio Nacional - 42 min walk
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Plaza Itskazú - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Central Park - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 20 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 7 min drive
  • San Jose Pavas Station - 26 min walk
  • San Jose Sabana Station - 4 min drive
  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 5 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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200 Oeste y 200 Sur de Rostipollos, San Rafael, San José, Costa Rica

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 40.00 per vehicle (one way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Hotel Colonial en Escazú Escazu
  • Hotel Portal Colonial Hotel
  • Hotel Portal Colonial San Rafael
  • Hotel Portal Colonial Hotel San Rafael
  • Colonial en Escazú Escazu
  • Colonial en Escazú
  • Hotel Portal Colonial Escazu
  • Portal Colonial Escazu
  • Hotel Colonial en Escazú

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  • Yes, Hotel Portal Colonial does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Portal Colonial.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Tacobar (10-min walk), MadFish (11-min walk), and Los Anonos Steak House (12-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 40.00 per vehicle one way.
  • Hotel Portal Colonial has an outdoor pool and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This Hotel is absolutely incredible! Close to everything. The staff is very friendly & kind! There is great breakfast. Perfect place! Small Hotel ... not huge & overwhelming! 5 stars!! Will definitely be going back to this Hotel! 👌

    14 night trip, Mar. 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hotel portal colonial Is an excellent B&B at a reasonable price. It is very clean and in an excellent neighborhood. It is only a few blocks from fast food restaurants and some reasonably nice restaurants. Just in case you forgot anything with your trip it’s only a few blocks from Walmart and a nice mall. Lucrecia and her staff are extremely helpful with Anything you need, from getting you day trips around the area to Getting your laundry done or most anything else you need. They are always smiling and happy. You couldn’t ask for a better place or better people.

    6 night trip, Feb. 14, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good value for the price - not fancy.

    Staff was very helpful and the room and common areas are clean. Curtains could be replaced with blackouts and ceiling could replace the floor fan which much too powerful for the size of this small room. No protector on the mattress or on the pillow.

    2 night trip, Jan. 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff very friendly and accommodating. All shopping and restaurants when walking distance

    5 night trip, Jan. 10, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    No TP n bathroom. Was not there for long. Got there late after 11:00 pm and the hotel was shut down. The desk clerk did let me in and got me checked in. Was not expecting much but toilet paper in the room is a given.

    1 night trip, Jan. 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice place!

    It was great, quiet and very private

    Allan Arturo, 1 night trip, Dec. 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I like the Location of the property, is a secure area, the prices and staff

    3 night business trip, Aug. 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    For the price you pay, the place is great. Quiet, clean and very low cost

    4 night business trip, May 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Mi habitación era pequeña, sin aire acondicionado (había un ventilador) ni refrigerador; pero las atenciones de Lucrecia y Vicente, el ambiente familiar, la limpieza y la exquisitez del desayuno me hicieron sentir como en casa. Por eso mi valoración general es EXCELENTE.

    7 night family trip, Apr. 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay! Would recommend to anyone

    I had an absolutely fantastic stay at Hotel Portal Colonial. Great location in Escazu, which is a really nice neighbourhood and still only a few minutes from centro SJ. Rooms were spacious and clean, and in overall it was a very comfortable feeling in the hotel. The staff were amazing. They made for a super comfortable stay, and made you feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

    nicolaj, 3 night trip, Jan. 14, 2021

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