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Hotel La Amistad

Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002, Costa Rica
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Hotel La Amistad
Ranked #10 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes it is on the edge of the "red zone", but unless you import the ladies you will not be bothered. It is more a business place than a family place. The Hotel is very clean, the staff is great, the food quality is top level and the all inclusive price makes it a steal. WiFi signal is strong. Ok,... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just finished staying here at la Amistad this past week and was extremely pleased with my decision to do so. it's a lovely boutique-style hotel with a small but hardworking staff. rudy and carlos at the front desk were helpful and attentive and patient with me and helped me book tours and get cabs and direct me to where... More

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great price with lots of extras in centro SJ. One of the few that you don't get "bothered" by bar girls trying to pick up a customer like at Sportsman's Lodge. Food was very good and very reasonably priced.

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San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Ok, here it goes. I stayed at this hotel this past January, came here with a group of friends. Three of us booked rooms at this hotel, other two at another one at another and like this we spread out on different hotels. As the service was incredible and the food was so good, we kept bringing friends to eat... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have been staying at La Amistad on my visits to Costa Rica for the past 12 years. In the past few years, ownership has changed and La Amistad has become even more of a home for me. The owner takes great pride in accommodating all his guests needs. The staff that has been there since day one continues to... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

La Amistad is a great boutique hotel located at the very edge of what is considered the red-light district of San Jose. It is far enough away from the nightlife to be tranquil, but close enough for those who like to go out and party. I highly recommend this hotel for any adults, whether solo, couples or in larger groups.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Stayed here for a few days on my last trip and booked a week for an upcoming trip. This place is the best Non Commerical type hotel around. ALL the staff is friendly and accommodating. big chain hotels have nothing on this place. Very clean and quiet with excellent food. I will always stay here if I stay in SJO.

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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I recently took a trip to San Jose, Costa Rica and had the wonderful pleasure of staying at the Hotel La Amistad. Prior to selecting this hotel, I considered several others and struggled with making a selection. However, based on the overwhelming positive reviews I saw, I decided to take a chance on Hotel La Amistad. It was my MOST... More

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London, UK
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Was staying at a nearby hotel but visited Amistad for their Sunday night special menu. Had the surf and turf menu which included starters, a huge main and desert all for under $10. I have to say when I arrived at the hotel there was a great atmosphere. The restaurant bar area was buzzing with many happy customers, many of... More

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Austin, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This hotel gets exceptional reviews. I don't think it merits all that much praise. On the positive side the rates are great, especially the all inclusive. Makes it cheaper than staying at home. Also the bar atmosphere is great with the tv, the disco lights, fog, etc. it's just plain fun. Carol at the bar is charming and very nice.... More

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Mkink, Owner at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. The date in question was Halloween Evening here (think Mardi Gras) and the entire town was slammed. Not a good excuse I know, but it happens. If you contact the Hotel Website with a phone number we can try to make it up to you. For all Guests,... More

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Additional Information about Hotel La Amistad

Also Known As:
La Amistad Hotel
La Amistad San Jose
Hotel La Amistad Costa Rica/San Jose
Address: Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Beach Miami meets Costa Rican Culture. Located in Barrio Otoya and Amon, upon entering the Hotel you see the beautiful Art Deco Tile and Marble, surrounded by rich, dark native wood beams and floors. 34 rooms include 6 Penthouse Suites with King beds, 24 jet Jacuzzi tubs and personal dry sauna as well as, another 26 Luxury Rooms with either King or Queen size beds. All rooms have 80 channels of Cable TV with HBO and Cinemax, flat screen TVs, hardwire and wireless internet access, refrigerator, digital safe and luxurious mattresses. You will find these quiet Barrio's are away from the noise and traffic of downtown but still only a short 5 minute walk to all of San Jose's main attractions - The National Theatre, Museums, Shops, Restaurants, Casino's, Nightlife and Exotic Parks. As always free wireless, long distance calls to USA and Canada and laundry. Breakfast included in price. ... more   less 

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