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Hotel La Amistad

Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Winnipeg
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009

I was recently on a business trip in San Jose Costa Rica. I travel frequently and I am always looking for great value and to save money, especially in these tough economic times. I have found another such place in San Jose Cost Rica. My first business trip to San Jose, CR was in January '09, my most recent trip... More

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new york
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

To start, I have been to Costa Rica a few times. Stay in many different hotels (large chain hotels and small B&B types. unless your staying at the large chain hotels most room in San Jose are kinda small) I think, this is a old mansion that has been refurbished and updated to a hotel. I came across this site... More

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Charlotte, NC
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

I have stayed here a handful of times & I've had very pleasant experiences. First, the property is clean - from what I have seen it appears the entire hotel has hardwood &/or tile floors & they are kept very clean - I personally do not care for hotel carpet. Second, the price is very reasonable ~ $65 night. Also,... More

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Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

My family and I found ourselves in need of a place to stay due to a family emergency. We have been rotating shifts to be near the hospital, and La Amistad is an easy walk. I was pleased to find that the staff is very helpful, courteous, and friendly. They went out of their way to be helpful during a... More

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

We are 100 meters west of Hospital Caldron Guardia, one of the leading Hospitals in Costa Rica and about 1 mile to Hospital Clinica Biblica. We offer discounts to family members and patients who are visiting or receiving treatments at the Clinics near the Hotel. The staff knows the area well and assists in all that they can to make... More

San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

I just left San Jose and we booked our room based off the reviews on this website and were very dissappointed. My boyfriend and I have traveled all over the world, third world countried mainly (and we dont stay in large chain hotels) and honestly think there is some in house boosting on this website. I will start with the... More

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

To start we would like to say that we are sorry that we did meet this customers expectations. Obviously she had talken to me during her stay and if she would have brought her concerns to my attention I would have tried to address them as we pride ourselves on service. As for the in house boosting, I can assure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

We had a great time. The rooms were very nice and the whole hotel was very clean. Beautiful accomodations and friendly/helpful staff. The breakfast is great too!

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reno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

I have traveled to Costa Rica for the last 12 yrs. and this is the best place that I have found. The rooms are spacious, everything is new with great taste. The beds are extremely comfortable and the staff is excellent. Also you get a real cozy feeling because the owner is there virtually everyday to make your stay as... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

To start, after reading some of the reviews, I'm hurt that the owner didn't take us out on a tour and that he didn't even acknowledge us, and we did see him. We stayed at this hotel for 2 evenings. The stay was excellent. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the rooms were comfy. It is near by... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2009

I didn't have time to do laundry before packing. La Amistad's free laundry service had my clothes washed folded and hanged the same day I checked in! The owner, Matt, went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable. He even went as far as buying me a drink when he spotted me at a local bar! I... More

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Sarasota, FL
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2009

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel La Amistad. After we arrived and settled in, Mathew the owner, gave us a tour of the area which included going to lunch with us. You dont ever get that type of hospitality. The rooms and bathrooms were beautifully remodeled. I stayed in room 101 and the water pressure in... More

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Address: Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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La Amistad San Jose
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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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