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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Pension to Relax drove my selection process to this Idem, as not to be in the heart of the American Zone. From prior experience on Paseo Colon, I prefer less hustle and bustle. Hotel La Amistad provided exactly that! Even on late arrival I was greeted as an old friend and treasured guest. A tight knit crew at the... More 

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PHILADELPHIA
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4 reviews
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Great stop with decent rooms with safe and all inclusive package for about $100 night includes drinks and great food. Walking distance to bars parks mueseums Great staff from the front deck and bar staff and top notch kitchen staff

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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

I always have a grand time staying at La Amistad - Great people and tremendous service always. The All-Inclusive package is a must since the food is outstanding. The chefs are 1st class and will accommodate your individual tastes. Housekeeping staff is awesome - wish I had them to help me take care of my home. Again, they take care... More 

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Beecher, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

I stayed another 5 days at Amistad and its always a welcome home away from home. The food is really good, the rooms are pretty clean and I had a few friends from Costa Rica come meet me and have drinks at the bar. The hotel is low key and they do a great job of keeping out people undesirables... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 18, 2016

Hotel La Amistad is located in Barrio Otoya a couple of blocks from Hospital Calderon Guardia. Next to the hotel is a commuter rail service, in the past this train would blare its horn early morning hours and throughout the day to warn oncoming autos of its presence. The wonderful staff led by Raul and Raphael have solved the issue... More 

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Ann Arbor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

I stayed here because the hotel offered a free. Shuttle coming back from Jaco. So I too k the free shuttle because I didn't want to wait around with my luggage to come back to San Jose. I had one of their regular rooms. It was on the ground floor. They had no windows that opened outside, instead it opened... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The food and service is great , jose the chef is fabulous and karol and ruth the waitresses and bartenders are so friendly , we had a great time and love to go back, great job the food is amazing , and for dessert we had a nice brownie with ice cream

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

first off, no elevator and narrow stairways. the service was OK, the food was passable, and the hookers were aggressive. not what I was looking for in any respect. My room was a mini-suite with a king size bed set in an alcove with only about 12" of space on each side. interesting concept, but poor execution. this was my... More 

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Fayetteville, NC
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Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 24-29 April 2016. As always the all-inclusive package makes this the best deal in San Jose. The kitchen is superb. The bar is a great place to relax and meet other travelers. Drawback for the mobility challenged is that there is no elevator.

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Lakefield, Canada
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Reviewed April 14, 2016

This hotel is close to downtown with a great restaurant. The staff go out of there way to make your stay enjoyable. Darren the hotel manager goes out of his way to answer any questions regarding trips or sightseeing. They have a all inclusive or a breakfast plan both which are good value. The only drawback is the morning train... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
South Beach Miami meets Costa Rican Culture. Located in Barrio Otoya and Amon, upon entering the Hotel you see the beautiful Art Deco Tile and Marble, surrounded by rich, dark native wood beams and floors. 34 rooms include 6 Penthouse Suites with King beds, 24 jet Jacuzzi tubs and personal dry sauna as well as, another 26 Luxury Rooms with either King or Queen size beds. All rooms have 80 channels of Cable TV with HBO and Cinemax, flat screen TVs, hardwire and wireless internet access, refrigerator, digital safe and luxurious mattresses. You will find these quiet Barrio's are away from the noise and traffic of downtown but still only a short 5 minute walk to all of San Jose's main attractions - The National Theatre, Museums, Shops, Restaurants, Casino's, Nightlife and Exotic Parks. As always free wireless, long distance calls to USA and Canada and laundry. Breakfast included in price. Ask about our ALL INCLUSIVE options. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, All domestic Beer and Wine, Well Drinks, 50% off top shelf. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel La Amistad

Address: Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $65 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
La Amistad Hotel
La Amistad San Jose
Hotel La Amistad Costa Rica/San Jose
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“book early, no lift so you'll be climbing stairs daily, its good for you, or opt for first floor”
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 of 5 bubbles DuncanPutter, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Gotta do the All-Inclusive.”
 of 5 bubbles PuraVida2211, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the all you can eat and drink inclusive..you cant go wrong”
 of 5 bubbles 331tims, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
“3rd floor is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 924fraserh, Apr 14, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing away from the tracks; no elevator if stairs are an issue”
 of 5 bubbles mq2013, Mar 14, 2016 | Read review
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