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Hotel San Mateo

Calle Caracas No. 20-H | Colonia San Mateo, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Victor, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I have been staying in more "backpacker" oriented hostels the past couple of weeks, and decided to stay at a reasonably priced hotel for our last night in San Salvador. Immediately upon arrival (which was 3 hours early due to our shuttle from Honduras) Florida and Alfonso were incredibly welcoming and friendly. My girlfriend stated it seemed... More

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

i very much enjoyed my stay at hotel san mateo. the hotel is located in a quiet, gated community - very safe. doña florida was as sweet and helpful as she could be. she went overboard assuring my stay was pleasant and comfortable - even taking me to the museo when she was going that way. she arranged for a... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

When we decided to take our 17 month daughter to El Salvador to visit my husband's family, I was concerned about safety. Hotel San Mateo was perfectly safe and very comfortable. It is in a gated residential area with a lovely park. There is a lot of shopping and food within easy walking distance. Florida is also an excellent cook... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The stay at Florida and Alfonsos place was very nice. Not at least because it was the first destination at my "new" journey, where I'd left a group in Honduras and was on my own. I felt very alone and they helped me to feel safe and comfortable. Alfonso planned a roadtrip for me to places outside San Salvador, so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Florida and Alfonso are such lovely people, the stay is nice because of them. We felt like we were at home with our parents which was sweet as we have been travelling for a while. They are very helpful and hospitable and really kind people. We were in San Salvador for the Life In Colour party and this was the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there for only one night but wished we stayed longer. Florida and Alfonso make your stay feel like you are home! Yummy local breakfast, AC in the room, super safe location and a beautiful garden with arrayanes (a local fruit that we later enjoyed as a juice). Alfonso also offers an awesome tour all around the best spots... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I took one night staying this hotel. The hotel is located in a quite and secure area. The hotel host is a very friendly lady. I arrived at this hotel at night . So there was no restaurants open at that time. This host cook sandwich for me. And I asked her where I can eat pupusas . She told... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Owner Florida is a pleasant woman who made our one night stay comfortable. El Salvador has a bad reputation for the crime so staying in a gated community made us feel a little better. Nice room and bathroom. Air conditioned rooms with cable tv and free wifi. Had pancakes and fruit for breakfast and it was standard. I would stay... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Very clean and Florida does a great tamale-stayed here for two nights-arrived late on the first night on the tic a bus and Florida was there with a smile. Left early on my last morning (515am) and Florida was there again with that smile. The room was spacious and so was the bathroom. The patio and garden were just lovely-highly... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stayed 3 nights in the upstairs front room which has a double and a single a spacious bathroom and a big lounge chair and table. US $106 for 3 nights with breakfast included (coffee, juice, eggs and toast etc) Florida extremely helpful. Not much to see in down town San Salvador so the residential location is not that bad as... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel San Mateo El Salvador/San Salvador
Address: Calle Caracas No. 20-H | Colonia San Mateo, San Salvador, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in San Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel San Mateo is conveniently located in the heart of San Salvador's commercial district, 10 minutes away from Central America's biggest shopping center. Only 40 minutes away from El Salvador's International Airport of Comalapa, or the beach,5 minutes away to international restaurants, near to sports centers, museums, universities, business center, CIFCO (Conventions)Your rest by businesses or tourism, in a place to feel like in house. We provide comfortable rooms, which include: Private bathrooms with hot water, Cable television, High speed Wireless Internet, Desks in the rooms(request)Services ($): Transportation to the airport, taxi, Meals on request, Laundry service, ... more   less 
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel San Mateo is conveniently located in the heart of San Salvador's commercial district, 10 minutes away from Central America's biggest shopping center. Only 40 minutes away from El Salvador's International Airport of Comalapa, or the beach,5 minutes away to international restaurants, near to sports centers, museums, universities, business center, CIFCO (Conventions)Your rest by businesses or tourism, in a place to feel like in house. We provide comfortable rooms, which include: Private bathrooms with hot water, Cable television, High speed Wireless Internet, Desks in the rooms(request)Services ($): Transportation to the airport, taxi, Meals on request, Laundry service, ... more   less 
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