Three couples in our early 30s are taking a trip to CR in early August. We are ending our 10 day trip with 2 nights (but basically just one full Sunday) in San Jose before flights out on Monday. We want to stay downtown so we can see the city, explore, walk, etc. and it would be nice for our hotel to have a pool. Our plans are to hit up the Museos & the Mercado Central. We are also into eating & cocktails.
The other posters on here do not seem to recommend the downtown area, but we are used to the congestion and the group is pretty set on staying down there, unless there is a reasonable alternative without excessive driving as we will not have a car. Are there any hotels in the downtown area that are recommended? Doesn't have to be fancy, but has to be tidy, clean and walkable. We want to make a good decision and enjoy the last full day of our trip seeing the city and eating/drinking before we head home. Recommendations are appreciated!