This is about my fourth stay in four years. Recommend booking early as at some times of year...March is one.. they book up and a room you like may not be available. Check out their web site before you get started. There is no swimming pool on the property. This is not a hotel for families or married couples. It is pretty much a guys place. The staff is great at helping you with tour bookings and suggestions from everything from rainforest gondola rides to sport fishing. The bar area has many local gals looking for company and the hotel itself is very guest friendly. You can also change US dollars to colones at fair rates ie 490 per dollar at the hotel and about 500 at banks here in March 2012. The hotel can arrange airport pickup and return for you easily. Room rates are very good for what you get. The value is excellent but expect an average look to the room. They include mostly king beds, safes, and some have small fridges. The do have occasional problems with maintenance in rooms but normally take care of things right away when you let them know. Maid service is excellent. The restaurant and bar have descent menus and service is good. There is also room service provided until the kitchen closes at 10:30p. The breakfast included with your room is a small collection of coffee, orange juice, toast, yogurt, fruit, and a few small muffins. Not too exciting but often is all I need. You can order a full breakfast separately and the food is good. Rooms on the bar floor are great deals and nice rooms but beware they can be noisy. Most rooms have a/c but be sure to check as that is not always the case. This trip I met up with another travel buddy and we decided to share the two bedroom Penthouse as a combination party place and lodging. The Penthouse has two big jacuzzis. Anyway neither room was very large but the second bedroom was way too small and had no a/c....actually neither room had a/c...it was vented off the main large living room a/c which was a constant challenge of too cold and too hot. I would not recommend two guys rented the Penthouse as it is. Use the second bedroom as a crash place after a party and use the master bedroom for one person. Then get another room. Or if there are three or four of you each kick in money for the Penthouse to party and have one stay in it and then get the rooms you want. I am nearing the end of my two week stay here and it has been great. Next trip I will get one of my favorite rooms....Torro Negro upstairs (only downside) in mansion suites...it has a jacuzzi (separate) in the room and a nice king bed and shower. Leon is also a nice room and I seem to recall a jacuzzi but not sure. Nice room. Would book either next trip. The Presidential suite at 109 per night is a great deal and a very large room. Only problem is noise. If that does not bother you it is a great deal and lots of room. Sofa makes into an extra bed when needed. Take a look. Look forward to my next trip. Front desk staff is always helpful and also helpful booking your stay (call or email them), helping with trips, and helpful with changing money and getting your room cleaned while you are out.
- Also Known As:
- Sportsmens Hotel San Jose
- Sportsmens Lodge Costa Rica/San Jose