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Tryp San Jose Sabana

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Room rates from:
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$529 $489
Per Guest for 3 Nights
Based on 818 reviews
The Tryp San Jose Sabana Hotel is a recipient of the Trip Advisors 2012 Certificate of Excellence, as well as a Certificate for Sustainable Tourisim
Room & Rates
Standard Double

Standard Double

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Per Adult Nightly
Featuring one king size bed or two full beds and a sofa bed. This room overlooks the city. Premium bedding, a down duvet, and blackout drapes/curtains invite a good night`s sleep. You can request an in-room massage. This room is Non-Smoking. Complimetary hot and cold buffet breakfast is included and served in the restaurant.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath with Shower
  • Desk
  • Cable Television with 37-inch LCD Screen
  • Digital Safe
  • Coffee Maker with Complimentary Costa Rican Coffee
  • Alarm Clock with Ipod Dock
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Direct-dial Phone with Free Local and International calls
  • Complimentry High Speed Wireless Internet
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Tryp San Jose Sabana
Avenue 3, calles 38 y 40, San Jose, Costa Rica 433-1007

There is plenty to do while you stay at Tryp. Nearby extreme adventures to add to your vacation such as the Poas Volcano National Park, guided tours where experts will show you best local places to go. Start your San Jose adventure by hiking Poas Volcano National Park, the largest, most active volcano in Costa Rica, about an hour and thirty minute drive from our hotel.  Experience one of the most popular area activities and take a ride down the rapids with Pacuare White Water Rafting. Take a jog through La Sabana Park, a short block from the hotel, or soak up the sun on Jaco Beach.  Wind down from your adventures by taking a short 20 minute trip to Escazu, the hottest place in San Jose for shopping and night life.

Hotel Amenities:

  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Complementary secured private parking
  • Lobby concierge service
  • Gif and convenience shop
  • Complimentary local and international phone calls
  • Business Center with meeting rooms
  • Free Buffet Breakfast
  • Free Wireless Internet Access throughout the hotel
  • Free desk PC by the hotel Lobby to use for guests
  • Laundry service


Room Amenities:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath with Shower
  • Desk
  • Cable Television with 37-inch LCD Screen
  • Digital Safe
  • Coffee Maker with Complimentary Costa Rican Coffee
  • Alarm Clock with Ipod Dock
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Direct-dial Phone with Free Local and International calls
  • Complimentry High Speed Wireless Internet



Gastro Bar - At 38th Street the perfect ambiance for a chic lobby bar and restaurant. The menu features Costa Rican regional dishes with a touch of flavour, exotic ingredients plus a menu of spectacular signature drinks and ``tapas``, all creating the perfect balance of the clasic and exotic. A eclectic list of select wines perfectly compliments an impressive variety of dishes from hot entrees to cold seafood, meats, desserts, local tropical fruits, all creating a culinary journey.

Wine down after a meeting or a long day of adventure at the Gastro Bar. They have signature Mediterranean tapas, appetizers and cocktails that will satisfy your taste buds. Other suggested places to eat nearby is the Macchu Picchu Restaurant.


  • Walking distance to famous Jaco Beach
  • White Water Rafting
  • Poas Volcano National Park
  • La Sabana Park
  • Escazu in San Jose for shopping and nigh life 20 minutes.

  • Banquet Facility
  • Business Center
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
  • On-Site Convenience Store
  • Public Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Wireless Internet Access (*)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 818 reviews
from Darmstadt, Germany
Submitted on 08-05-2016
We stayed twice at Tryp Sabana on our Costa Rican tour and can fully recommend it. The rooms are at a good elevation, we had the 6th and 7th floor, there is no exterior noise and the mountain views are good. The decor is perhaps a little dated and the rooms are on the small side, but everything works well, the beds are fine and the bathroom is well laid-out. Front desk is very busy but also very efficient. Overall, staff very helpful. The hotel's stand-out feature though is the breakfast, which ... Read more
Submitted on 08-05-2016
very neat, comfy and great d├ęcor. Our side was very quiet, nice view, good breakfast, fast elevator. Only things I did not like were that it was a bit difficult to access due to 1 way streets and the bathroom (toilet and shower) was a bit too small.
from Cambridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-05-2016
Stayed here for two nights at the beginning of a trip around Costa Rica and then another night at the end. This hotel is well situated for the airport, as the transfer is only about 20 minutes or so. It's not city centre, which makes it more accessible but that means that it's not in a bustling area for restaurants etc. However, there are some good ones within walking distance - we ate at Machu Pichu twice which is down a side road off the main road on which the hotel stands (cannot remember ... Read more
from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Submitted on 11-05-2016
Nice staff, inside hotel nicely done, parking across the street, small but tidy room, very nice breakfast BUT strongly advise against walking outside the hotel at night. If going somewhere at night lock your car or take a cab (lots) and know where you are going. Central San Jose has changed over the years and is not a sleepy retirement town any more!!
from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Submitted on 12-05-2016
I stayed there with my wife, and we were positively surprised with what we experienced. The best of the best was definitely the customer service. From the parking personnel to the front desk, everybody gave his/her best to provide the best customer service possible. Our room was very comfortable and the location of the hotel was very convenient as it was located very close to points of interest in San Jose. The breakfast offered by the hotel was very fresh and had a good variety of choices. Defi... Read more
from Newport Beach, California
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Perfect place to stay for one night upon first arrival in Costa Rica. We took Orange Cab from the San Jose airport - 15,000 Colons (~$30) - about 25 minutes. And then walked to Alamo to pick up our rental car the next morning. Within 2-3 blocks, there are: **Most major car rental locations **AMPM and other mini-market **McDonald's and Subway **Other bar and restaurant options Rooms were clean and comfortable - as expected for a moderate hotel. However, our suite was oddly shaped with a sm... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Walls are paper thin so you can hear your neighbors and the sounds from the streets all night long. Carpets need to be replaced. Coming from Arenal, this place is a huge step down from accommodations to customer service. Happy to only be staying one night. On a positive note, breakfast is good.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-06-2016
Average hotel. I kept reading how wonderful and friendly the staff were and to be honest I didn't experience that at all. I tried to put some drinks on my room but was told that I had to have a credit card linked to my account- totally fair enough however I wasn't told this when I checked in. Then when I was able to link my card to my room I felt as though it was my fault I hadn't originally suggested this. I put laundry in and it says it's be returned by 6pm. 6:30pm came and I called reception ... Read more
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Yes the area around this hotel is not the place to "hang out" and you certainly not a place to stay for an extended time but the room was clean, the hotel lobby and common areas were more stylish than would be expected and the included breakfast was typical Tico fare- rice and bean, lot of mixed dishes and a selection of fruit. All this at a really reasonable price- room and breakfast for 3 was under $100 USD for the night.
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Stayed at Tryp upon arriving in Costa Rica. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable and breakfast was great. A variety of options available and an abundance of amazing Costa Rican coffee!
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 13-07-2016
This was a fabulous hotel. It is very clean and the staff was wonderful. The walk to the city center isn't too far (maybe a mile and a half or so) and if you don't want to walk, they can provide you with a taxi called by concierge. The breakfast is pretty good, just make sure if you get an omelette, you use the Lizano salsa. It's AMAZING!!!!
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Our stay was awesome. Our family had a great time. Location is conveniently located in the city with great walk to park and locals. Daily tours recommended by hotel were superb with great vegetarian food choices. We would definitely go back here. All the staff members were great and professionally trained to handle US tourists like us. It's a lovely and safe country to visit with family.
from Nicoya, Costa Rica
Submitted on 19-07-2016
The staff was very nice, the food is delicious, the room is comfortable, and the hotel has a good location in San Jose to get around!
from Memphis, TN
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Views of the city were good, rooms were clean, the restaurant was nice. They apparently have suites and family rooms with bunk beds if needed. There are restaurants nearby and a McDonald's if you need a hamburger fix.
from Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Stayed here in July after a grand tour of costa rica. The bed was wonderful to sleep in but everything was a little pricey. Breakfast was good and staff lovely. There are quite a few restaurants and bard around the hotel with plenty of choice. Our room up on the 5th floor had a nice view of the city
from Cardiff, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Hotel is of a good standard - tv air con coffee maker fridge safe. Bar area and restaurant. Restaurant is a little pricey for what you get but quality good enough. No pool which is a pain if you have kids! Close to park where locals frequent. About 20-25 min walk down the main strip to centre of San Jose and walking street. If you just want accommodation in san jose this is a good choice.
from Hitchin, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-08-2016
We stayed at the Tryp Sabana for a total of 3 nights during a tour of Costa Rica and although it is not a "top quality" hotel, we found it to be totally fine for our needs. The first room (on the 4th floor) was quite big and we had a good sized shower too. The second room (on the 9th floor) was smaller with a tiny bathroom - but as a comfy and practical place to crash, the Tryp Sabana fits the bill. Location is not bad either, only a short taxi ride or walk into the city centre and tourist attra... Read more
Submitted on 22-08-2016
I stayed two different times over the last week with a tour in Costa Rica. The first room I had was much nicer than the second one. The second one was small and wasn't totally clean. However, the restaurant had great food and had nice staff. Also, the free wi-fi was good. One thing that would have been nice would be to have a bit of a different cable package for the rooms. There was no English TV so even International CNN wasn't available. Overall, an average hotel.
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 27-08-2016
Nice, clean hotel with helpful staff. Not much to walk around to. We got back late from our coffee plantation tour and were starving but couldn't find anything decent that was close by to eat. The hotel itself was beautiful and they arranged an airport transfer for us. Overall, no complaints.
from Louth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-08-2016
Stayed over night on way to Guancaste after a 7 day tour of Costa Rica. Lovely hotel, comfortable beds, quiet room and good breakfast. What more can you ask?! Short walk to good steak house (expensive apparently) and several fast food restaurants.
Submitted on 05-09-2016
We are a family of 5 and the hotel provided a very spacious suite with very good conditions! It even had board games for the children.. A 20 minute walk from the center which may be a little too much if you want to have dinner in the city center.
from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Submitted on 10-09-2016
Great room with an AMAZING view of the mountains and the city! The spaciousness of the room was certainly remarkable. Excellent front desk service. I hope to stay here again, just a bit longer. The hotel seems to have great amenities.
from Kent UK
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Final 1 night stop as part of Grand Tour of Costa Rica. Clean and comfy with good en-suite. Very good breakfast. Visit to San Jose too short as up early to leave next morning. Usual characterless business hotel but staff friendly and helpful.
from Bay Area Houston, Texas
Submitted on 21-09-2016
We stayed at another hotel in San Jose prior to moving to Tryp. Tryp was a breath of fresh air. It is very clean, the personnel are pleasant and all bi-lingual ( I believe). The hotel is not immense and felt a little cozy. The restaurant downstairs has a good complimentary breakfast We also ate there for "Happy Hour" and it was just fine. The location is good and there is a pharmacy, a mini-mart, a Subway, a burger joint, a Sports Bar, and a Mexican Restaurant within two blocks. The museum of ... Read more
from Naperville, Illinois
Submitted on 22-09-2016
Very nice, modern hotel in San Jose. Good location, but San Jose itself isn't that much to speak of. Rooms are big and clean. Included breakfast was very good and the hotel was able to arrange a driver for a shopping excursion into the Market area. Decent cocktail lounge for a nightcap.
from Whittier, California
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Hotel is very nice and clean. The staff is very nice and helpful. I didn't really like the area too much, it was farther away from the center of town, in a somewhat shady area to walk at night. But the staff will be happy to call a taxi for you if you need it. Also, I gave it 4 stars because with the weather in Costa Rica, it would have been great if it had a pool. In regards to the wifi, it was offered for free, but I had to keep logging in over and over again.
from Carolina, Puerto Rico
Submitted on 30-09-2016
Everything was great. All the people very friendly, especially Grayvin from the restaurant. He gave us recommendations and told us about local drinks. The rooms are clean and updated, however, it is noisy in the rooms but we were not in our room during the day. At night it calms down. Side note: the bellman should be more aware of the surroundings, when I arrived with my luggage, no one helped us carried them to the lobby and there was a bellman standing by the door. When we were leaving in on... Read more
from London
Submitted on 02-10-2016
We stayed in this hotel twice in a month and we will most definitely be returning back if we go back on holiday to San Jose. Upon our arrival at the airport, we were picked up by a driver which was free of charge from the hotel. Not only we had an amazing view of San Jose, but our bedroom was large and very spacious with a lounge area, large TV, nice air conditioning, very clean and tidy. Staff maintain high professionalism while being very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was really lovely, wit... Read more
from Strasburg, Virginia
Submitted on 10-10-2016
We stayed at this hotel the first night and the last night of our vacation. The bartender was wonderful and very accommodating. The breakfast was perfect. So many options on the buffet. The waffles were to die for! We ate dinner at the bar on our last night there and it was delicious. Service was wonderful. The hotel was beautiful and the rooms were very large and modern. Everyone was very nice. The location is great. Many restaurants near the hotel. We highly recommend this hotel.
from UK
Submitted on 10-10-2016
The Tryp hotel is a great hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The location isn't too bad, a bit far from the centre of San Jose, but a 20 min walk gets you into the centre. The rooms are a good size and well furnished. It can be a little noisy with the traffic outside.The breakfast was great with plenty of good quality food with slight variations each day. The hotel provides a courtesy airport pickup which is a nice touch. The return to the airport costs $10pp. I would recommend t... Read more
from North Carolina
Submitted on 12-10-2016
We came here with a tour group to spend three nights total while traveling around Costa Rica. On our third visit I was told at the desk that we had taken some towels on our second visit. I argued with them that they were free to check my luggage. They would find no towels there. We had told the maid when we arrived for that stay that there was only one towel in the bathroom. So why they would talk to us as if we were towel thieves, I don't know. It did upset me. Other than that, they up... Read more
from Burntwood, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-10-2016
We stayed here for one night during a tour of Costa Rica. The rooms here are large, clean and comfortable. We had a view across the city and to the mountains beyond. We ate dinner in the hotel restaurant. It wasn't cheap, but the food and service was good. The breakfast buffet was very good. There doesn't seem to be much to do in or near the hotel in the evening, apart from having a drink in the bar. This was fine for a one night stay, but maybe not for a longer visit.