Welcome to Buena Vista Chic Hotel

Comfort With a View of Downtown San Jose

Guests of Buena Vista Chic Hotel love our easy accessibility to and from San Jose International Airport – just a short 10 kilometers (6 miles ride) via our complimentary shuttle. Once at the hotel, however, airport memories fade as a sense of tranquility sets in.

Nestled in a coffee plantation on a lush hilltop overlooking downtown San Jose, our hotel offers a secluded sanctuary of magnificently manicured gardens and grounds.

Charming architecture and cozy interiors decorated in modernist tropical style provide a warm, inviting refuge for business and leisure travelers. The personalized service from our friendly, engaging staff sets Buena Vista Chic Hotel as the ideal home away from home in the mountains above San Jose. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing place to stay before or after your flight, or just want to experience the beauty and serenity of Costa Rica, we offer a unique alternative to the larger branded hotels.

Guest Rooms

Our 30 guest rooms offer an intimate and relaxing setting, arranged in buildings and villas surrounded by lush flora and more than 100 species of exotic birds.

Deluxe Room (1 king bed or 2 queen beds)

This lovely, modern, tropical décor room features a garden or pool view, flat screen TV, ceiling fan, desk area and closet. Also included are premium sheets, pillows and mattress as well as a gourmet coffee machine by "Cafe Britt".


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Luxury Villa

Luxury villas are our largest and most private rooms, essentially a small house. These very spacious, modern, tropical decor dwellings feature a full living room with two sofas, two twin beds with a fold-out sofa bed, large desk, refrigerator, full armoire, coffee tables, flat screen TV, two ceiling fans and a large balcony overlooking the mountains, valley and capital city.

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Superior Balcony (1 king bed or 2 queen beds)

This lovely, modern, tropical décor room features a balcony with, mountain, garden, pool or volcano views, flat screen TV, ceiling fan and gourmet coffee machine by "Cafe Britt". There's also a desk area, closet and premium mattresses, pillows and sheets.

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Family Junior Suite

This spacious, modern, tropical décor room offers a balcony with mountain, pool or volcano view, two queen beds plus a twin bed, large sofa, flat screen TV, ceiling fan, and gourmet coffee machine by "Cafe Britt". There's also a desk area, closet and premium mattresses, pillows and sheets.

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METAMORPHOSIS Restaurant & Bar

Whether dining indoors or alfresco on the patio and pool deck, our intimate restaurant offers contemporary international cuisine infused with subtle Costa Rican flair.

Tours & Excursions

Our central location just outside San Jose in Alajuela offers unmatched convenience to the best activities and adventures to be had in Costa Rica. Find out how we can help you plan the getaway of a lifetime.

Website Exclusive Offer

Enjoy Buena Vista Chic Hotel at the best rates! Get the best rate when booking your stay directly with us. Plus, all stays include free breakfast and free shuttle service to and from the airport.


Amazing place and even better staff. Andres is just the best to show you around, his friendship and kindness are outstanding. We were blessed to have met him. Best driver in the whole world!! We'll definitely come back to visit. Thank you for all the attentions.

Lucrecia Walton - United States

Gran hotel bien ubicado en la carretera hacia el Volcán Poás (35 mins) y cerca de Alajuela (15 mins). Zona muy tranquila con vistas a la zona del Volcán, no escuchamos a los aviones del aeropuerto internacional, aunque sí el canto del gallo mañanero. Desayuno exquisito y el trato por parte del personal inmejorable.

Javier Martinez - Spain

The staff’s hospitality is unmatched. Our flight left really early (4am) so they prepared coffee and breakfast to go. They went over and beyond for us. The view is espectacular! They have a nice trail in the back as well. The hotel overall is beautiful,private, safe, and clean. Definitely would stay again!

Laura Ibañez - United States

Absolument superbe et au calme. Personnel très sympathique et de bon service. Les repas sont délicieux.

Quentin L - France

Small hotel near the airport (20 minutes). Ideal to start or end your trip out of the city with an incredible view of the Central Valley. Friendly service and tasty food. Highly recommended.

Alexia B - Costa Rica

Habitaciones muy confortables, camas bien grandes y cómodas, muy buen baño con ducha hermosa y caliente. Gran desayuno. Excelente restaurant. Linda pileta. Muy buena vista de la ciudad y de San José. Muy buena atención. Atención: es una excelente opción para pasar la primer o la última noche, dado que está a 20 minutos del Aeropuerto de San José (que está en Alajuela).

Mrapo - Argentina