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Studio Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   750 mts South Forum 1 Business Center., Santa Ana, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Santa Ana
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“Great Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Lovely hotel with excellent rates including breakfast. Most people stay here the first or last day of a Costa Rican Vacation. We statyed our last day. We had a rental and got around, it's in a very nice area close to a couple of dining areas. We had some excellent sushi at a nearby resturant. There is a huge shopping mall in Escazu. Escazu is a 10 minute or less drive from Studio Hotel and the town is very nice and charming. They also have a couple of nice hotels in the middle of the multiplaza complex which would make a fun shopping stay. Back to SH, it's modern, clean, nice art and a very friendly staff. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear guest,

The family Studio Hotel is writing in regarding to your previous comment for our hotel. We really appreciate you for taking the time to write a feedback about our services.

For Studio Hotel it´s a pleasure to us to receive this positive comments, its a true satisfaction to us to know that as a reward of our effort you received a quality service, because in Studio hotel “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

We are glad to know that the location from the hotel was for your convenience.

We hope to see you forward in our hotel.

Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Leuven, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Very nice hotel, close to the airport, perfect for starting and ending your stay in costa rica when on vacation. Ronald was very helpful to us - we were staying the night before leaving and had a lot of extra requests which he all gladly accommodated. The hotel looks nice and modern, is clean, and has very friendly staff. Definitely recommended !

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear guest,

The family Studio Hotel is writing in regarding to your previous comment for our hotel. We really appreciate you for taking the time to write a feedback about our services.

We are glad to know that the location from our hotel it was for your convenience, the hotel was thought for being close to the airport, and also close to San Jose city, without having all the noise from the town.

In regarding to the service from our employees, every time a guest is staying with us, we want them to feel like home , because in Studio Hotel “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

We are looking forward to see you once again in our hotel.

Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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Las Salinas, Nicaragua
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Studio Hotel proved to be the perfect spot for beginning and ending our ten-day long vacation in Costa Rica. Given our first night late arrival and subsequent trip itinerary (first to the Pacific coast then up to Volcan Arenal) I was in search of a hotel that was outside San Jose city proper and close to the major highway leading to the coast. What I found in Studio Hotel fit the bill, and then some.

The staff on the first night were cheerful and welcoming – even at midnight! The king size bed and room itself were both very comfortable and the next morning breakfast was hearty (omelets, fruit, breads, oatmeal, fresh OJ, etc.) The original art decor of the hotel and abundant natural light illuminating the restaurant also added to our enjoyment that first day in Costa Rica.

Our last day was equally enjoyable. Instead of a late check-in, the staff graciously helped us with an early check-in. After which I took a dip in the roof-top pool, then took a stroll through the Santa Ana neighborhood where the hotel resides. Just one block west of the hotel is a high-end food store great for trip provisions. A bit further on, Santa Ana Old Town begins, denoted by a string of ceramic shops. Several blocks in the opposite direction is a wide array of newer restaurants, businesses and commercial-style shopping.

Besides being a great start and end point for a CR tourism trip, it seems it's also a fine location to hold business conferences…during both of our stays, there were several meetings going on in their top floor conference center.

If you're planning to spend time in downtown San Jose, be sure to budget for $10-20 one-way taxi rides. If you're main criteria is a comfortable place for a good value with airport proximity, you should book this hotel with confidence.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear guest,

The family Studio Hotel is writing in regarding to your previous comment for our hotel. We really appreciate you for taking the time to write a feedback about our services.

We are glad to know that the location from the hotel, helped you to easily move around the city to all the tourist spots. We are also thankful for your comment about the rooms, we are proud to count with the biggest rooms of the area, because in Studio hotel “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

In the same way, we looked for create a space where you can enjoy your vacations and make business in our country, because we count also with the best lounges for your stay.
We hope to see you once again in our Hotel.

Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We have nothing but extremely positive things to say about the Studio Hotel. Ronald was accommodating from the very beginning and we owe much of the comfort of our stay to him. We had to switch our plans at the last minute and he was more than happy to help us out. The hotel is VERY clean, new and modern with great amenities. It is quite close to the airport (both of them) and far less than the Marriott with more personal service. Everyone was right there at a moments notice to help us out with anything big and small. It is NOT close to downtown San Jose, so if this is what you're looking for, pick something else. There are some nice small restaurants closeby, several ATM's, a marketplace open late and a great pool on top of the hotel. There is a very nice restaurant in the hotel that works great for breakfast and transportation is always available. This hotel is a great find and very much worth the price and then some. We as a family of 6 had a great time and I suspect it is a great hotel for business people as well.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
We really appreciate your answer, it was really nice from you.

We want to inform you that Studio Hotel was thought as a place for hosting within all the modern, comfortable, and unique elements, ideal for all those who would like to enjoy from Costa Rica. Because in Studio Hotel “we are a master piece in the art of lodging”.

The location from this hotel its´ perfect, because it is really close to some commercial stores, such like restaurants, supermarkets, malls, and others. In the same way we are really close to the international airport too.

We hope to see you once again in your next visit to Costa Rica.

Sincerely,
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Orange, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Studio Hotel is a comtempary hotel with nice amenities. The rooms are really nice with all the comforts. Breakfast was included and a really good spread. Ronald and the other hotel staff are amazing and very helpful. Overall, I would recommend this hotel and when I come back I'll stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear guest,

We are really thankful for your value comment, which it’s a great feedback for we can provide you a better service.

We are proud to know that you liked our rooms, because we thought in every detail of the decoration for they can be different and wider than the ones from other hotels around, because in Studio hotel, “we are a masterpiece in the art of lodging”.

In regards to the service by our employees we want to let you know that that’s our reason of being, we want that every time a guest is staying with us to feel like home.

We hope to see you once again in our Hotel.

Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed here for two nights. Hotel has a nice pool. Travelling to downtown San Jose is going to cost you. Staff is very friendly. Rooms near the parking lot are somewhat noisy, we switched rooms to a room at the back of the hotel that was quiet. Shower was broken.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Karlag56, Director Comercial at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2012
First of all we want to thank you for staying at Studio Hotel Costa Rica and for your comments we appreciate them.

In reference to the shower we verify it with pur maintenance department beacause as you could see we are a brand new hotel and the shower does not have ant problem, anyway thank you for your comments.

We hope to see you and serve you when you return to the area, and once again thank you!

Best Regards,

Carlos Chacón
Sales & Marketing Director
Studio Hotel Costa Rica
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Temecula, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We (two couples) stayed at the Studio Hotel last week on our trip to Costa Rica. We stayed one night before our trip started as we wanted to stay near the airport so that we could have time to travel to different areas of Costa Rica. We also stayed our last night before leaving to the airport. I choose this hotel because of the previous reviews I had read on TripAdvisor. I would like to add ours and state that this is an excellent place to stay in San Jose. The hotel is modern and new. The lobby area sports several art works from local artists that adds a very distinct touch to the décor and to the appeal of this hotel.
The design of the hotel boast clean architectural lines and exudes a sophistication that surprised me for the area and location (area surrounding hotel is not nearly as nice as the hotel). Most of the staff spoke a little English and could not have been more helpful and accommodating. The management is excellent and we were treated with personal attention and conversation.
The rooms are clean and well sized. The beds and linens are comfortable. The bathrooms are standard sized and the rooms we stayed in had a shower only (no tub). Adequate counter space and with everything being new, it was in good condition.
Our hotel stay included breakfast, which was excellent. The breakfast included an omelet station and had a wonderful variety of fresh fruits, meats, and potatoes, etc. The service was wonderful in their restaurant located in the lobby.
On our return visit we also tried the dinner. We were the only couples in the restaurant, so we received excellent service. The dinner was very good.
This hotel does not boast views, but the roof top pool is nicely done and though it is small the area is decorated nicely. Beware however, if you are planning a swim, the pool does not seem to be heated. But, it is a nice place to grab a drink and rest after a long flight.
I would like to highly recommend this hotel if you are planning to stay in San Jose. It is a lovely “boutique” style hotel and the management provides excellent and personalized customer service. The value is excellent, and given a choice between this and a brand name hotel in San Jose, I would strongly suggest you choose the Studio Hotel. I give this a high “4” rating because I do not believe in giving a “5” unless all is over-the-top perfection. My “4” is most reviewers 5.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Mananger at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
First of all we want to thank you for taking your time to provide us this comment.

Studio Hotel was thought as place for being host within modern, comfortable and unique elements for all those who want to come to Costa Rica, because in Studio Hotel we are a master piece in the art of Lodging”.

Our main value is the personalized service, for we can reach our best rating and our customers can feel like home.

In regarding to our facilities, the swimming pool with warm water, it works with a solar panel system, and save energy for our ecological effect.

We hope to see you soon once again in our hotel.

Sincerely,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager.
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Address: 750 mts South Forum 1 Business Center., Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Ana
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Studio Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Not all hotels are the same, the Studio 5 Star Boutique Hotel is designed to be part of your trip in Costa Rica. The spacious luxurious rooms, common areas, terrace, restaurant, meeting rooms... everything has been designed for you.On our walls, the art is opened to enter the magical world designed by the best Costa Rican artists.Surrounded by mountains: green, blue, brown, sprayed by rain or dimly lit by the sun of Santa Ana, a city that always seems to be in spring.Equipped with the latest technology, our seven meeting rooms are cozy and ready to recieve from five to a hundred executives.In our luxury rooms, the natural light helps to create a relaxed atmosphere in which ideas and conversation flows.Our highly qualified and friendly staff is always ready to make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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