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Hotel Posada Canal Grande
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piedades de Santa Ana | 500ms South From Santa Ana Bus Station, Santa Ana 6150, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Santa Ana
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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101 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Fantastic View of City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

We went to San Jose to do some work on our Pensionada Status and we stayed here one night the receptionist was very nice and very knowledgeble of the area, gave us directions to ge passport pictures very accurate. The rooms were very nice and the Tico breakfast was very refreshing. I would reccomend this place very highly. Pura Vida

Room Tip: All rooms had a wonderful view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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San Diego
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Hotel Posada Canal Grande was a GREAT place to start off our vacation in Costa Rica.

The staff was also GREAT. Eliza (Elizabeth) is truly one of the best we've people we've encountered in our travels, and she saved the day when we left a bag on the chair while checking out. When we called from the airport, she quickly arranged for a taxi to bring the bag to us, and 30 minutes later we had our bag.

The location is much more convenient to the airport than downtown San Jose, yet not right on top of the airport itself. A taxi ride to the hotel ran appr. $25, and give yourself at least 45 minutes to an hour to get to the airport when departing due to traffic.

The staff who prepared our breakfast each morning were very nice (very little english), but made us feel right at home.

The rooms are a bit dated, but comfortable and clean. Bring your own shampoo!

We also enjoyed the hotel Resturant the first night we arrived in Costa Rica, and our last night before leaving. There were only a few people in the restaurant each night we dined there, but the wait staff was very nice and very attentive (but knew limited English). Food was great too, but on the expensive side (as is most everything in Costa Rica).

Thank you Posada Canal Grande!

Room Tip: Try to get on the top floor. Noise in the bottom level rooms was excessive from people upstairs. A...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Star City, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We spent our first night here before going on to Nosara. We wanted to spend our last night here but the hotel was booked. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and spoke excellent English. The breakfast was excellent. The view was great and the location was safe. I would not recccomend traveling without a gps.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

This was a great hotel on the outskirts of San Jose. I would definitely recommend it for your first or last day on CR. Great people, great breakfast, great price! English is not great and Wi-fi was readily accessible.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

In this relaxing hotel surrounded by nature, I found a particular, rare and unique hospitality and welcome, a warm greeting to our friend Marco, correct and is an expert in the country, Elizabeth .. pure energy at the highest level, and Ramona Heiner always available and smiling.
Here, if you want, you can feel truly sincere vibrations, relax and enjoy the peace, thanks muchachos
A big hug

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Niagara Falls, Ontario
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed at Hotel Posada Canal Grande Aug 17 to Aug 21,2011. It is the best hotel in which we have stayed, in the central valley, close to San Jose. It is directly on the bus route into San Jose and also Escazu. Just far enough away that the air is clear and the noise of the city is just a memory by the time you get back to the hotel after a day in the city. There are enough restaurants, for every budget, within walking distance and also grocery stores. The rooms have their own frig, are spacious and have lots of hot water in the large, luxurious bathrooms.

The mountain views from the balconies and even from the pool area are astounding.
The staff are all very helpful and multi-lingual. One staff member, Elizabeth was particularly helpful as we had some business to conduct and she helped us with a phone call, as we are not fluent in Spanish.

Other staff members gave us direction on how to get the bus both to Escazu and to San Jose. The hotel was very clean and comfortable; felt more like a retreat than a hotel.
Although we did not have breakfast, we did see how lovely the breakfasts looked, also the coffe was good.

We will always try to get a room at this uniquely designed Posada whenever we return to San Jose if we are lucky enough to get a vacancy.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

This hotel is just as lovely as the photos on its website! The staff is incredibly courteous and helpful, and they made my base in San Jose a relaxing haven from which to tour the rest of the country. The desk clerks helped me plan trips, find bus schedules, and navigate the city. The rooms feature charming rattan furnishings and sparkingly clean wooden floors and trimmings. In fact, the whole hotel is really clean and nicely tended. And the grounds are a grand profusion of flowers and trees! The lobby is a nice place to congregate and meet other travellers. There is a security guard at the end of the road leading to the hotel, and the grounds feel very safe. There is no air conditioning in the rooms, but there are nicely screened windows that let in plenty of air. Oh, and there's free WiFi in the lobby and rooms. :-)
Santa Ana is a short drive from San Jose, and the hotel is in a largely residential area just off the road from a street which the San Jose-Santa Ana bus travels every 15 minutes. There are grocery stores within walking distance of the hotel. All in all, this is a convenient and lovely place to stay! Highly recommended!

Room Tip: I had a room with a window facing the trees instead of the pool and porches, and really liked the pr...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piedades de Santa Ana | 500ms South From Santa Ana Bus Station, Santa Ana 6150, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Posada Canal Grande 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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