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#1 of 2 small hotels in Santa Ana
Location
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Cleanliness
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Value
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Vista Canyon Inn is the culmination of the plans and dreams of two couples from Texas. Located in Santa Ana, a charming town in Costa Rica’s temperate Central Valley. Vista Canyon Inn is just 20-30 minutes from the San Jose International Airport SJO and/or downtown San Jose. Tired of the long hours and stress involved in managing their successful real estate practice. Marsha & Eleazar decided they were ready for a change and new challenge. With support from spouses, Dave & Mayra, Vista Canyon Inn was born! Neighborhoods in Costa Rica are often home to a wide variety of nationalities, cultures and economic statuses. Our guests enjoy venturing out to take a walk, jog or just check out the neighborhood and surroundings. The neighbors are kind, friendly people who love visiting with our guests. And, the young people find it a great opportunity to practice their Spanish. Our neighborhood is very eclectic with our immediate neighbors providing a true cultural experience to our guests. Our beautiful boutique hotel is extremely safe and the property is secured by a large cement wall with secured gates and doors. Parking is provided within the gates and is free to all guests
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Clothes dryer
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
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Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Mountain view
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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John R wrote a review Apr 2024
New York City, New York4 contributions
Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a wonderful time with my wife here. The room we had was one of the more spacious units (although they do vary quite a bit) . The staff was accommodating especially Paola and Dave. We actually had some of our wedding party stay here, and I am glad we recommended it to them. The hospitality is embodied the Pura Vida lifestyle. The location is perfectly situated outside the city so you can rest assured it is safe and convenient. You will definitely still need a car as the area is not very walkable, but not to worry. There is parking on site.

This is a perfect option for those looking for the amenities of the hotel, but the hospitality of a BnB. Thank you to all the staff there!
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The birds in the morning can be a bit loud, so the accommodations may not be conducive to...
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Response from Marsha Waddelow, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
We were delighted that you chose to spend the days prior to your wedding at Vista Canyon Inn. We always enjoy being a part of our guest's special occasions. We enjoyed hosting your family and special wedding guests. We wish you the best and look forward to hosting you on your next trip to Costa Rica.
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Welkina wrote a review Jul 2021
Tilaran, Costa Rica18 contributions3 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were greeted with a warm welcome by Marsha and Eleazar as they escorted us into a magical landscape overlooking a deep canyon river setting. The heated pool and hot tub, the outdoor portion of the restaurant, along with comfy chairs all faced the unique canyon. It was hard to believe there was a vibrant city beyond. All was peaceful and soothing. A variety of rooms and kitchen suites had comfortable beds and tasteful decor with a keen attention to detail. Local organic toiletries were found in the shower. A handy fridge was in our room and a real insulated quality ICE BUCKET was offered full of ice! The included prepared breakfast consisted of local tamales, fresh fruits, eggs, tropical juice and coffee. The menu changes daily and I'm sure, given notice, they would make arrangements to provide for special dietary needs. Marsha, Eleazar, and their charming staff including Gerardo were so accommodating and genuinely friendly, (plus a little fluffy dog named Callie) that we felt quite at home in our unfortunately only one night stay. We were there to fly out from the San Jose airport the next day. We definitely look forward to coming back and spending time here with our new found friends.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Marsha Waddelow, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn
Responded Jul 21, 2021
Anne, Thank you for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed your stay at Vista Canyon Inn. I will pass your comments on to the chef about how much you enjoyed the breakfast. she enjoys cooking for our guests and your compliment will definitely make her day. All our staff works hard to insure your stay exceeds your expectations. Please know you are always welcome and we look forward to having you with us again. Marsha & ELeazar
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Farmom wrote a review Jan 2020
Illinois98 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Marsha, Dave, Eleazar, and all the rest of the staff make this our top (and only) choice for a San Jose airport hotel. I highly recommend the following plan: Fly in, get picked up at the airport by a driver they arrange for you, get settled into any of their beautiful well appointed rooms, relax in the hot tub, get a massage, purchase and enjoy a homemade meal, have them contact the rental car company and arrange it to be dropped at the hotel the next morning after a great night's sleep. Then enjoy a great breakfast, my favorite is the homemade tamales but all that I've had are delicious. This is such a relaxing way to begin and end your vacation. If you are thinking of rushing to car rental, trying to get to your destination, please reconsider, do yourself a favor, stay with your new friends at Vista Canyon Inn! You don't want to drive after dark in CR, way too many people walking along roads, dogs, etc. VCI will assist in booking your rental car, just ask.
At the end of your trip, it's great to relax and get packed for the airport, be fed another delicious breakfast, have the rental car picked up there, and be driven to the airport. After all, you are in the land of Pura Vida, slow down, relax and enjoy.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Marsha W, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn
Responded Jan 24, 2020
It was such a treat to have you and your family with us yet another time at VCI. Your complimentary and informative review is much appreciated. Yes, having our driver pick you up after a long trip is definitely less stressful than standing in lines and dealing with picking up a car. driving in an unfamiliar foreign country, trying to locate your hotel after a long day of travel. It allows you to arrive, clear customs, immigrations, grab your bags and meet our car out front. A quick trip to the hotel allows you to be in the pool with a cool beverage while others are fighting the rental car lines and traffic arriving a few hours later tired and stressed out. Having your car delivered to the hotel allows you a better rate sans airport taxes and addons. Plus, most companies will deliver and pick up with no additional fee. We are happy to make recommendations and help you select the right company for your car needs. We love having your family and look forward to seeing you next year. Its return guests like you, who over the years become part of our family that make our job such a joy. Warmests Blessings Marsha
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Heidi_Josh wrote a review Sep 2020
Uvita, Costa Rica177 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay here. If you need to spend some time in the city this is a nice little oasis. The hotel and grounds are nicer in person that you see in the photos. We stayed in a king suite on the 2nd floor and had views of the canyon, the bed is comfy and you have 4 sleeping pillows. Room is super clean & nicely furnished. Great water pressure & temperature gets very hot. I liked that the rooms have a mini fridge and you can open the high windows instead of using the a/c. The temperature outside is perfect for sleeping. We saw lots of toucans, hummingbirds and butterflies. They have a lobby with coffee ready early in the am, a water cooler to refill your bottles and an honor bar system so you can get sodas, wine, beer or make yourself a cocktail. Breakfast was different everyday and really good. The Pool is heated and they have a hot tub too. Hopefully we have more time at the hotel next time to use them. Thanks Dave & Marsha for a great stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Marsha Waddelow, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn
Responded Sep 17, 2020
We so enjoyed having you and delighted you chose Vista Canyon Inn for your 4, day getaway. We work hard to make sure we meet all our guest's needs during their stay. Glad you enjoyed the extra pillows, hot water, and high water pressure in your suite. Travelers new to Costa Rica don't understand that such amenities are truly commodities when exploring our beautiful country. So glad you brought Raphe along. We love fur babies and Kali & Bella really enjoyed playing with him. Can't wait to hear about the progress on the construction of your new home. Thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you again in the near future. Warmest Blessings Marsha & Dave
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Geneviève P wrote a review Jan 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We will remember this January 1st for a long time. We arrived tired of the plane flight so we went in the hot spa when we arrived to renew our energy surrounded by the Canyon view.
The owners made us food for dinner on January 1st because all the restaurant were closed because of new year 2020. We shared this meal with the owners ans 2 other couples all together on their nice cute terrace and we shared our stories and great conversations. Bed and room is super confortable and quiet. We will remember this 2 days for a very long time.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Marsha W, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn
Responded Jan 24, 2020
So glad you were here to welcome the New Year with us at Vista Canon Inn. The impromptu dinner on New Years evening was fun and happy everyone had a good time. Thank you for you wonderful comments and kind review. We home this memory will be one you will cherish for a long time. Best Wishes for 2020.. Marsha
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urmyjoy2016 wrote a review May 2021
Carmel Valley, California1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed at Vista Canyon Inn, and was so enamored of the quality of the facilities and attention of the owner ( Dave & Marsha ) as well as the staff ( Gerardo, Carlos & Yesenia ).Awesome breakfast is being served everyday with fresh fruits and very friendly and accommodating staff.The rooms are very clean and nicely furnished.The multiple garden area for guest where you can relax and meditate as well as enjoying the sun close to the pool and hot tub facing the canyon.They even offer massage service upon request at reasonable rates.Thanks Juana for a wonderful massage. Being able to experienced some adventures and tours around Costa Rica was made possible by what the facility can offer.I highly recommend this Inn for family, couple or even for any solo travelers who wants have a clean and comfortable place to stay in Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Marsha Waddelow, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn
Responded Jul 21, 2021
Joy, Having you and your daughter with us during your extended stay for dental procedures was a delight. We appreciate your kind comments and are happy you enjoyed your stay at Vista Canyon Inn Our staff works hard to make sure your stay is all you expected and more. I will pass your compliments on to them which will mean a lot. Glad you enjoyed your spa treatments with Juana. She is amazing and we are so lucky to have her. We look forward to having you with us again when you return to complete your dental work. Until then, Marsha & Dave
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IRKCostaRica wrote a review Apr 2021
The Villages, Florida11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at vista Canyon Inn for 5 days in March 2021. Nice clean rooms with a great view of the Canyon. Great breakfast every day and exceptional employees. The hosts, marsha and Dave will be sure you are well taken care of. Will definitely return. They house many dental patients who come to Costa Rica for great dental prices.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Marsha Waddelow, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn
Responded Jul 22, 2021
Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. Your kind comments regarding your stay are appreciated. We are always thrilled to hear you are coming back for another visit and having you stay with us at Vista Canyon Inn means a lot. We look forward to having you with us again soon. Hugs & Many blessings Marsha, Dave and the furry girls
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Dennis K wrote a review Jan 2022
Boise, Idaho9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This the third time we have stayed at Vista Canyon Inn. It is like going home. You are welcomed by Dave and Marsha with a feeling of warmth and genuine care for you safety, enjoyment and further trip planning if needed. The inn is clean and beautifully landscaped. The staff is quite accommodating and will even aid you if you are heading out to the rain forest or coastal region. Breakfasts are great and change each morning. They include fruit, eggs and a variety of Costa Rican food items including empanadas and rellenos. This is a great place to start a holiday after a flight and I’m sure it would work well if you were in Costa Rica on business or visiting for medical procedures. I will certainly return.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Marsha Waddelow, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn
Responded Jan 5, 2022
Thanks so much for your kind review and comments. We are so glad you chose to spend NYE with us at Vista Canyon Inn. You are always welcome. The fact you consider us as your " Home away from home" is probably the nicest compliment you can give us. We hope to see you soon and wish you a safe , healthy, happy and prosperous 2022. Hugs & Blessings Marsha
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Joni A wrote a review Aug 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our third visit to Vista Canyon Inn My husband is having dental work done at Goodness Dental. We are so glad we chose to stay here. The staff, and the owners, are very nice and helpful. They provide transportation to and from dental visits and will even make you a smoothie if you can’t eat the tasty breakfast of local foods that they provide. Paola, at reception, is very friendly and helpful. She always has time to talk about local restaurants, or places to visit nearby, or anything else you need. Our room is always very clean and comfortable. Even though it is the rainy season, there has been plenty of opportunities to swim in the pool or use the hot tub. The view of the canyon is beautiful, and there are so many birds and butterflies visiting the many flowers that are in bloom now.
I would definitely recommend staying at Vista Canyon Inn.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Marsha Waddelow, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn
Responded Sep 5, 2022
Thanks for your lovely and kind remarks regarding your most recent and past stays with us at Vista Canyon Inn. We work very hard to exceed all our guest's expectations of their stay. Your comments are the kindest compliment you can give us. We hope to see you again soon. Hugs & Blessings
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Tony SRQ wrote a review Mar 2022
Sarasota, Florida13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my second stay at the Vista Canyon Inn for dental treatment in nearby San Jose. The owners, Dave and Marsha, welcome me like family. Always there to ensure that I was felt comfortable and provide great recommendations from choosing a local pub (Meme's just a short walk from the Inn) to great private daily excursions.

The inn is beautifully landscaped, with an amazing view of the canyon, birds, wildlife, and fresh air. Heated pool, jacuzzi, books, magazines, games, and plenty of space for privacy. Daily breakfast is included with fresh fruits, eggs, and a variety of Costa Rican options. If you're in town for only a few days or a few weeks, the Canyon Vista Inn is a home away from home!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Marsha Waddelow, Owner at Vista Canyon Inn
Responded Mar 29, 2022
Brother from a different mother. You are the perfect example of a guest that arrived as a stranger and left as a member of our crazy extended family. So, when we found out you were coming back we couldn't wait. Dave was thrilled to have a golf partner and buddy for happy hour. Not to mention having you with us for St Patrick's Day festivities, ex-pat happy hours, and keeping the crowd of other guests gathering in the Salon to enjoy the basketball finals on the TV. Your kind comments are so appreciated. We look forward to seeing you later this year when you return with your family. Bunches of hugs from our family to yours. Marsha
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Felipe asked a question Sep 2020
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Do any of the rooms have bathtub?
sarah c asked a question Dec 2020
Buenas se puede utilizar la piscina sin ningun problema?
Answer from sarah c
Estan abiertos hoy 25 y mañana? Para reservar hoy
John R wrote a tip Apr 2024
New York City, New York4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The birds in the morning can be a bit loud, so the accommodations may not be conducive to sleeping in."
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Richard M wrote a tip Apr 2024
Dartmouth, Canada40 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The heated pool and hot tub are fantastic. You can also book a massage on site. "
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jost712 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Munich, Germany783 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Im ganzen Großraum San Jose ist eigentlich ständig Stau, das muss man beachten sonst verpasst man seinen Flug"
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Ann R wrote a tip Aug 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Even the rainy season is beautiful but I would try and book when it's dryer."
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Susana N wrote a tip Jul 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Uber is very easy and inexpensive to use in Costa Rica!"
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$101 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSanta Ana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vista Canyon Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Vista Canyon Inn?
Nearby attractions include Rescue Center Costa Rica (2.6 miles), Refugio Animal De Costa Rica (4.8 miles), and Anfiteatro de Villa (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vista Canyon Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Vista Canyon Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vista Canyon Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vista Canyon Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vista Canyon Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosti - Alajuela, Naans & Curries, and Rosti - Santa Ana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vista Canyon Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Vista Canyon Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Vista Canyon Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vista Canyon Inn?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Vista Canyon Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vista Canyon Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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