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“A welcome reprieve!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Luisiana
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Santa Ana 2090, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Santa Ana
Albany, Oregon
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A welcome reprieve!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

After spending 6 hours traveling a very cramped bus, and 3 hours standing in the hot sun to cross the border we were exhausted. I started to have doubts that the room we had booked would be comfortable because of the fantastic deal I had gotten on a last-minute reservation. However we were so impressed when we arrived! This hotel is fairly small, but it is bright, charming and impeccably clean. It had modern features such as air-conditioning and cable band the hotel added some nice touches such as an umbrella, fancy toilet paper art and two different bottles of wine in case we were thirsty. We didn't have to leave the hotel all night because the restaurant was delicious and reasonably priced, and my boyfriend's desire for a beer was satisfied in the on-site vending machine. Thank goodness for a Costa Rica hotel that was quiet and had high-pressure hot water! It took $20 to have the hotel's private car drop us at SJO, but we really enjoyed the driver's company. The only minor downsides; we were confused by the menu, thinking that our meals should have included pasta with our meat and salad choices. Penne al salmone seems like it should include penne...and our toilet handle was kind of broken (room #9). Very happy with the comfort, style and value over all!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Had to find a place for a quick trip in and out of Costa Rica. The staff was wonderful. The rooms were spacious and immaculately clean. There was a welcome letter on the bed from the owner asking to bring any issues to his attention so that he could attend to them. A bottle of wine for enjoyment with two glasses if you so chose. And there offer of taxi service to the airport with their own hotel driver at $21 was 25% less than taxi fare. The neighborhood the hotel is in is residential. People were out biking and walking. Shopping was an easy walk from the hotel and there was a branch of CitiBank near it as well. We will book this hotel again on our next visit to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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British Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

On a recent trip to Costa Rica for dental work, I had the opportunity to stay at Luisianna for 10 days. I have mixed feelings from this experience. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and thoroughly enjoyed them. The room itself was very nice and the extra amenities of free long distance, computer access in the room and the interactive TV, etc. were much appreciated and not found at very many hotels. A huge bonus, especially considering the very reasonable rates.
The reason we picked this facility was because of the swimming pool, so my wife would have something to do while I was at the dentist. This area was the first disappointment. The pool is not heated so is a bit on the fresh side, but even worse was the total lack of lounge chairs to sit beside the pool and enjoy the nice sunny days. In my opinion the pool was also put in the wrong location. It is where the parking lot should be and the parking lot is where the pool should be.
The big disappointment was the restaurant. The quality of food was very mediocre and the prices were quite high for the area. I realize there are some problems because of the lack of diners in any great quantity, but maybe if the prices were more realistic for the type of facility, more people would stay and solve your inventory problems. We ate out at many near by restaurants and had a much higher quality of meal and at a much lower price. Having to buy a whole bottle of wine when you only want a glass is also an ill advised policy. Everyone sells wine by the glass.
Overall, the hotel was quite acceptable and if they could fix their dining facility problems I would have no problem raising my rating.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hamptons, New York
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The staff was friendly, the security was comforting and the price was right! If you need to be in or near the City of San Jose this is your place to stay. The beds are more comfortable than I got at home and the coffee is always fresh.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Soy un costarricense que he utilizado el Hotel Louisiana varias veces para negocios, tanto para mi como para colegas de otros países. Por ello conozco perfectamente el área y las diferentes alternativas en Costa Ríca y he encontrado que es una de las mejores opciones entre PRECIO-CALIDAD que hay...Forgive my English, Im a Costa RIcan who experienced many times Louisiana Hotel on business trips, for myself and fellow foreign colleagues. Therefore I perfectly know the area and Costa Rica's numerous choices, and find out that its one of the best options between QUALITY-PRICE out there in the market.
Es claro que es un pequeño Hotel y en calle secundaria un poco difícil de ubicar, pero eso es precisamente sus ventajas, pues a pesar de estar muy cerca de tiendas restaurantes, oficinas y a 25 minutos de San José, está en la falda de una montaña, en un lugar poco ruidoso y acogedor. La zona es segura, en 10 minutos hay montaña, cines, supermercados, y un gran Mall, en una hora y treinta minutos se pasa de la ciudad a la playa... El hotel es Súper limpio, tal vez una de sus mejores cualidades, habitaciones muy grandes y llama la atención la televisión con internet incorporado y una computadora, también es un gesto bonito una botella de vino tinto, el cual no es muy bueno, pero por los $ 15 que cuesta se deja tomar al final del día sin tener que salir a comprar. La piscina no es muy grande, pero agradable para los niños, un poquito fría (24C Aprox.) pero limpia. Amplio y seguro parqueo frente a las habitaciones. Clearly is a small Hotel on a secundary road, a little hard to find, but thats precisely and advantage, despite to be near of stores, restaurants, offices and 25 minutes from Downtown San Jose, is located at the bottom of a mountain in a non noisy and cozy place. It is a safe area, in 10 minutes you have mountain, movie theaters, Supermarkets, and a Shoping Mall, in an hour and a half, you go from the city to the beach... Hotel is Super Clean, maybe that is one of its best asset, Rooms are big, and the Tv set with internet, and a computer it is something that grab your attention, also there is a nice touch of a red wine bottle, not to fancy, but for $ 15 they charge you, it will do at the end of the day that you dont want to go out to buy anything. Swiming pool is not big, but nice for children, a little bit chilly (24C Aprox), but clear water. Wide and safe parking lot in front of rooms.
SUGGESTIONS More Menu options at restaurant, nice italian food, but maybe at breakfast they need some Costa RIcan food--- A liitle Printer-scaner ready for business, when you need an office to go---- A video camera so people at front desk can see you at the gate, so you dont have to wait long--- A 14:00 hrs. Check out time, so you can have business lunch and still have time to pick-up your stuff and brush your teeth.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

It's clean, it has free wi-fi (and desktop computers for those without a laptop), free local calls and calls to the US, Google Television, a safe box for valuables, a small fridge, a small restaurant within, A/C, comfy beds...I can go on and on. I love this place. I loved it so much, I returned at the end of my trip for my final night. The staff is amazing and very hospitable (as are most Ticos). The phones did not work from my room during my last stay, but they allowed me to use their phone at the front desk. No biggie!

The downside is the taxi trip from the airport. It is roughly $20-25 depending on traffic (the meters increase about 20 colones per 5 seconds) and whatever route the driver decides he'll take. But, that is not the hotel's fault. I'm sure if they could, they'd move closer to the airport and get quadruple the business. With luggage, I did not bother with the buses.

I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We really liked the hotel very much, because it was clean, the interieur well chosen, the rooms huge, the equipment great, such Apple Computer in the room, you park your car park directly in front of the rooms and it had the very best internet wifi we had so far in Costa Rica.

If you are here for business or dont want to stay in the town, then choose this hotel. Shopping Malls and the main roads, airport and car rentals station are near by.

We come back very soon.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Santa Ana 2090, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Ana
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Luisiana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly Hotel in Santa Ana (San Jose) with a Italian restaurant Airport nearby. Close to the airport (5 miles), this Hotel is also near Multiplaza megaMall. 2 km from business district area (forum) and 1 km from the new highway S. Jose-Jaco beach, 6 miles from San Jose. Hotel Luisiana provides a Italian and Japanese restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access 10 mega, Free international and national call, free parking and 24-hour room service, 24H Free coffee and Thea. Guestrooms open to balconies with city, mountain or courtyard views and feature beds with pillowtop mattresses and led televisions with premium cable channels (100 channel). ... more   less 
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Luisiana Hotel Santa Ana
Hotel Luisiana Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana

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