The Best Hotels for One Night in Costa Rica

Where to Stay for a Short One-Night Trip in Costa Rica

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Looking for a place to stay for one night in Costa Rica? Whether you're here for a quick business trip, a short stopver, or just passing through, we've got you covered. After analyzing all of the top hotels in the area, we've identified the very best hotels for a one-night stay in Costa Rica. With a variety of options ranging from affordable 3-star hotels to luxury 5-star accommodations, there's something for everyone. Each of these hotels boasts comfortable and relaxing rooms with top-notch amenities to make your single night stay enjoyable. Plus, their prime locations make it easy to explore the most popular sights and neighborhoods, and many are within walking distance to the fantastic restaurants nearby, making them great options for a quick visit. So why settle for a sub par hotel when you can have a memorable stay in Costa Rica, even if it's just for one night? You can really make the most of your one night or one-day trip with one of these hotels. So, book one of our top recommendations for a hotel that will exceed your expectations and leave you eager to return on your next visit to Costa Rica.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

La Mansion Inn Arenal Hotel

Nuevo Arenal, Province Of Guanacaste
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $147 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for a Quick Stopover in Costa Rica
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

Located at La Union de Nuevo Arenal, La Mansion Inn Arenal Hotel has great rooms from $147 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and breakfast. It has a terrific 9.40 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, one-night visitors will especially love hiking, rooms with kitchens, laundry services, a free breakfast, and pet-friendly rooms at this comfortable hotel. Don't forget that there's a kitchen in the room to cook your meals, too.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Horse riding
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Hiking
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Golf


Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort

La Fortuna, Province Of Alajuela
3-star Resort with prices starting at $96 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Nice for a Short Stay in Costa Rica
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

A great place to stay is Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort which has nice rooms starting at $96. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a bar, it also has a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 6km Oeste De La Fortuna De San. This relaxing hotel is also nice because it offers breakfast, hiking, mountain views, laundry services, and a free breakfast which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. We always love having a pool, and the one here is really nice. It's also less than the average price for one-night trip hotels, so it's a great value.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Family rooms
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Hiking
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Golf


Hotel South Beach

Jaco, Province Of Puntarenas
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $114 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for a Short One-Night Stay
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

We found Hotel South Beach to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $114. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and breakfast, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.99 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Jacó Beach Municipal Palace 800 mts South. You'll also find laundry services, a free breakfast, pet-friendly rooms, a spa, and a child pool which travelers will love. And this terrific hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Having the delicious restaurant in the hotel is an added bonus. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for one-night trip hotels.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
More Great Amenities
  • Pets allowed
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Golf


Magic Mountain La Fortuna

La Fortuna, Province Of Alajuela
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $98 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great for a Quick Visit to Costa Rica
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

With terrific rooms from $98, Magic Mountain La Fortuna, at 3 Kms Oeste De La Iglesia provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and breakfast. Its terrific guest rating is 9.90 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Visitors will really like this convenient hotel which also offers laundry services, a free breakfast, a spa, a child pool, and free parking. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for one-night trip hotels.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Kid-friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Free parking
  • Golf


Buena Vista Chic Hotel

Alajuela, Province Of Alajuela
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $171 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Make the Most of Your One-Night Stay Here
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

Buena Vista Chic Hotel has a great guest rating of 8.90 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and breakfast. The great rooms here start at $171 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Apdo. 760-4050. Furthermore, it also offers mountain views, a free breakfast, city views, free parking, and car rentals, which is nice for one-night visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this comfortable hotel is a terrific choice. We love the convenience of room service, and it's really nice here.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Family rooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Free parking
  • Playground
  • Golf


Tambor Tropical Beach Resort

Tambor, Province Of Puntarenas
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $243 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for a One-Day Trip to Costa Rica
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

The great guest rating of Tambor Tropical Beach Resort is 9.75 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and parking. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $243, and it's located at Tambor Beach, Cobano, Puntarenas. We also love the breakfast, rooms with kitchens, laundry services, a free breakfast, and a spa which are great for visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Refrigerator
  • Beach


Nayara Gardens

La Fortuna, Province Of Alajuela
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $374 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for a 2-Day Trip to Costa Rica
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

A cool place is Nayara Gardens because it has great rooms that start at $374. It has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also earned a great guest rating of 9.70 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at La Fortuna de San Carlos. Only a short distance from the city center, travelers will especially love a bar, breakfast, hiking, child care, and laundry services at this terrific hotel. Having a hot tub at this hotel is also a nice splurge.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Family rooms
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Private pool
  • Budget
  • Golf


Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport

Alajuela, Province Of Alajuela
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $131 (before taxes) - See All Prices
One of the Best Hotels for a One-Day Trip to Costa Rica
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport offers an outdoor pool, room service, a casino, a restaurant, and a fitness center which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $131 (before taxes). It's located at 1 Km East Of Juan Santamaria Arpt and has earned a guest rating of 8.70/10. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers breakfast, child care, laundry services, golf, and a free breakfast which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Free parking
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Golf


Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort

Manuel Antonio, Province Of Puntarenas
4-star Resort with prices starting at $663 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for Your One-Night Stay in Costa Rica
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Located at Playa Playitas Manuel Antonio Manuel Antonio, Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort has great rooms from $663 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, snorkeling, and a bar. It has a terrific 9.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find breakfast, hiking, mountain views, rooms with kitchenettes, and laundry services which one-night visitors will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. We always love being able to prepare simple meals in a hotel room, and the kitchenette here was teriffic.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Family rooms
More Great Amenities
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Fishing
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Beach
  • Golf


Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose Airport

Alajuela, Province Of Alajuela
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $132 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for a Quick Stopover in Costa Rica

A great place to stay is Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose Airport which has nice rooms starting at $132. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a casino, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 8.60 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Hwy 1 Airport Boulevard. Visitors will really like this relaxing hotel which also offers a bar, breakfast, laundry services, a free breakfast, and pet-friendly rooms. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

One-Night Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Family rooms
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Golf


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How much do hotels for a one-night stay cost in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica Average One-Night Trip Hotel Price
$127

Travelers to Costa Rica will have a large number of terrific one-night trip accommodation options with a variety of great prices. The price of one-night trip hotels here can vary by amenities, dates, and the neighborhood. Based on thorough data from 570 one-night trip hotels, their average price is a very reasonable $127. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Costa Rica.

The average prices of our suggested one-night trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $484
  • 4-star hotels: $232
  • 3-star hotels: $118
  • 2-star hotels: $66


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