Crowne Plaza San Jose Hotel & Casino Review
Crowne Plaza Corobici San Jose is owned and operated by the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). It is their only property located in San Jose and offers guests a casino and hotel in a convenient, centralized location. This hotel is found down the road from La Sabana Park in the Sabana Norte district.
San Jose’s tourist attractions are divided between man-made attractions in the city and various natural retreats between 30 minutes and 2 hours’ drive away. There is old San Jose, which is famous for its colonial architecture, and various museums which include artwork, natural science, and historical pieces. Nearby nature reserves include Volcano Irazu, Tapanti National Park, and Braulio Carrillo National Park.
There are two airports to choose from in San Jose, with Tobias Bolanos International Airport being the nearest at just 6 km. It will take you between 10 and 15 minutes to get there via the numerous transport options available. These include taxi, bus, and car rental.
There isn’t a formal dress code at this Crowne Plaza casino, but guests should come fully clothed with shoes. All gamblers must be over the age of 18 as this is the law in Costa Rica.
Casino at Crowne Plaza San Jose
The casino is medium sized and includes both table games and electronic gaming machines. The entrance is clearly marked once inside the hotel and its décor resembles that of the rest of the hotel. The entrance and electronic games sections are tiled, while the table games are located on typical casino style carpets and feature comfortable chairs.
Gamblers are attracted to this casino because of the numerous special events hosted here, as well as the wide selection of services available to both hotel guests and walk-in gamblers. The events on offer include everything from raffles, spot prizes, bingo, and occasional Texas Hold‘Em tournaments.
The restaurant and bar are available and food and drink may be enjoyed inside the casino. Another attraction are their conference halls and meeting spaces which total 38,000 square feet. These areas can be rented out and come with free WiFi and optional catering.
High limit games are in short supply at Crowne Plaza San Jose Casino but their poker tournaments do sometimes cater to high rollers. These tournaments usually feature minimum buy-ins and impose no upper betting limits.
The casino’s electronic games are operational all day long, with table games opening in the afternoon around 4 PM.
Table Games at Crowne Plaza San Jose Casino
The table games on offer at Crowne Plaza San Jose include roulette, baccarat, and poker. There are only 5 tables available.
Electronic roulette is the only variety of this popular casino game available, and Crowne Plaza offers the American variety. Bets are limited to a maximum of $25.
The remaining 4 tables are comprised of 1 baccarat and 3 poker tables. The baccarat table features Punto Banco rules. Two of the poker tables allow gamblers to play against the house with the Caribbean Stud and Three Card Poker, while the other table is only used for tournaments.
Slots and Video Poker at Crowne Plaza San Jose Casino
Slots are in the front area of the casino and make up the bulk of the games at Crowne Plaza San Jose. There are around thirty machines and they include a variety of slot machines and a few progressive jackpots.
While video poker is available, most of the machines are slots and they offer single denomination, multi-denomination, classic slots, and video slots. The denominations range from $0.01 and max at $1. The few multi-denomination machines allow higher limits of up to $5 per spin.
Hotel and Accommodations at Crowne Plaza San Jose Casino
Crowne Plaza hotels are always popular, and the addition of an on-site casino means it attracts potential gamblers. They have numerous room options ranging in size, in-room amenities, and price. The price of a room ranges from $90 – $150 per night.
Amenities available to guests include free WiFi, complimentary breakfast, parking, outdoor and indoor pools, and a fitness center. The fitness center includes a jacuzzi, sauna, and access to qualified personal trainers. They also have a restaurant, bar, and laundry service that need to be paid for separately.
The hotel has 7 rooms that are fully accessible by wheelchairs and service animals are allowed.
Restaurants at Crowne Plaza San Jose Casino
There are only 2 restaurants at Crowne Plaza San Jose. El Tucan Restaurant, and Restaurant Fuji both offer an array of international items and specialize in a few locally sourced dishes.
El Tucan is open all day and is where guests will go for breakfast, while Fuji is only open from 12 pm for lunch and dinner service. The dress code at both of these restaurants is semi-casual and reservations are not required.
The lobby bar has a selection of light meals and drinks available from 5 pm to 12 am.
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