This small hotel is actually listed as a museum/hotel in some websites and GPS navigator units. Located in a quiet neighborhood near San Pedro, it is only minutes away from downtown San Jose and from shopping, universities, museums and other places to visit in the city.
Tucked away in a residential neighborhood, it is not totally quiet, as other reviewers have noted. You will still here the regular city noises that you will find in a busy city like San Jose. However these are not overwhelming or bothersome and normal for the city.
Staff is super helpful and very eager to assist you with any special requests. They are fully bilingual and very friendly and accommodating. Rooms come with breakfast included, which is basic but complete, including eggs made to your specifications (you have to ask or they may ask you), plenty of coffee, juice, bread, fruits, marmalades and such.
Perhaps the most interesting part of this hotel is the art found everywhere throughout the facilities. From hand-painted tiles in the bathrooms to large murals, oil paintings, sculptures and artifacts the place offers an interesting and creative alternative to regular hotels. An indoor small courtyard with a pond, a small terrace on the second floor, and a beautiful and private small garden completes the setting.
This is one of our favorite places to stay overnight when we go to the city for work. It is conveniently located, it has several good restaurants within walking distance (we like sushi and they are two within three blocks of the hotel) and the area is safe. It has become our home away from home.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Milvia Costa Rica/San Jose