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The Casino Aurola Holiday Inn, San Jose

5 Star Hotel and Casino



The Aurola Holiday Inn is one of the best 5 start hotels in San Jose, the famous historical capital of Costa Rica. Our superb downtown location makes us an ideal place to explore the city or stop to rest before taking a flight out of the country. Our first-class service is provided by staff with years of experience in hospitality and you will be welcomed through our doors by our friendly bellman and porter and served food and drinks by the best waiters and waitresses in San Jose. Meanwhile, free valet parking means your arrival will be stress-free.


Once inside our hotel you can relax and enjoy luxury surroundings and excellent facilities that include an indoor pool and fitness centre, roof top restaurant and lounge bar with cocktails. The atmosphere in the Aurola makes it suitable for everyone from those on family holidays to executives on business trips.




The central San Jose location of the Holiday Inn is one of the many reasons for its soaring popularity. We are right next door to an urban park and just streets away from a busy shopping district packed with interesting market stalls and boutiques, as well as important cultural landmarks that include the National Cathedral and Theatre and the popular Gold Museum, a must see for anyone visiting Costa Rica for the first time.


It is possible from the Aurola's forecourt to experience both high culture and tourist hot spots as well as traditional local culture on the popular Central Avenue Boulevard and Mercado Central. And for night life, amongst San Jose's many exciting bars and restaurants is the famous Key Largo.


Finding all these locations is easy and travel around San Jose can be made by car – we have a free valet service and discounted parking – taxi, bus system, or even on foot for those feeling more adventurous. There is no danger of becoming lost as the gleaming silver exterior of the impressive 17 story building is easily visible from all the nearby streets.


The hotel is also just two hours from the Pacific Coast so a great base for exploring outside the city. And the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) is just a 25 min drive away making the Aurola a perfect stop off point for those just arriving in or leaving Costa Rica.



The Aurola Casino

For both guests and non-staying visitors, the Aurloa Casino is an excellent place to relax and unwind and bet some money on our table games and slots. The casino is serviced by professionally trained croupiers with Blackjacks, Baccarats, Roulettes and Craps all on offer. We also have a small bank of slots for those who prefer those type of games.


Alternatively, without even leaving the comfort of your room you can play online at any of the real money casinos listed at www.thecasinoheat.ca.




Like all Holiday Inns the Aurola prides itself on excellent facilities that are available to our guests 24/7.


Our indoor pool is graced by a glass roof and has relaxing and comfortable seating around the side so guests can sit and read or rest in between dips. Whilst next door the ping-pong table is great for kids and the fitness center has both cardio equipment and free weights.


Our rooftop restaurant, El Mirador, is famous throughout San Jose for its high-quality cuisine, and guests have a choice of eating here or in the more relaxed and informal setting of the lounge bar, Tropicana, where breakfast is served daily.





There are 200 rooms at the Aurola Holiday Inn, including Junior Suites with sofas and desks to work on. All rooms have en suite bathroom with shower. We recommend taking one of the rooms on the higher floors where there are excellent views of the mountains.


Room service is available every day until midnight throughout the hotel.



Useful resources

Visit Costa Rica - https://www.visitcostarica.com/en

San Jose Tourism Guide - https://www.lonelyplanet.com/costa-rica/san-jose