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Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002 Costa Rica
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#33 of 99 hotels in San Jose
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4.6
Value
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Golf course
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Massage
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Wifi
Bar / lounge
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Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Greg wrote a review Nov 2019
Ohio5 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff here is truly wonderful. I would book directly from the website and get the all inclusive drinks and food. I am very used to a memory foam mattress and they have them here. It is true there is a train that runs behind the hotel and that it is a small place, but I love the train sounds, I get up very early for the sunset and I value the customer service and comfy beds. I did not see any signs of "working girls" or other party type atmosphere, just a diverse group of very chill people. Food is excellent!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Al H wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions16 helpful votes
It has an old flare to hotel kinda of nostalgic looking and.close to Del Rey And the Sportsman Lounge.But what I loved was that for 10 US dollars you can Upgrade to the all inclusive which includes Drinks and breakfast lunch and dinner. For instance for dinner I had filet mignon Just Saying for me that was well worth it. Also they are chica friendly.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jim P wrote a review Nov 2019
Tamarindo, Costa Rica5 contributions4 helpful votes
I love the Hotel La Amistad I lived in Jaco Beach for 14 years. Every time I stayed in San Jose I stayed at the LaAmistad. The hotel is a renovated mansion. Wonderful staff and I feel the food is some of the finest in the whole country. I stayed there close to 20 times. The hotel is safe and very close to downtown it’s a wonderful experience and everyone should try it once
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Shane O wrote a review Sep 2019
Hialeah, Florida10 contributions3 helpful votes
Where to start this place is a hidden gem, who cares about the passing train from 5 am thru 9 am, sunrises are amazing in San José. If it wasn’t for the train, I would have been awakened by the 530 am earthquake which shook intensely and I was in a safe area. You have a police station, a hospital, and a bank, all nearby. This is a drama free establishment, with a caring staff. Take your pick: Leo, Neto, Rudy, Juan ( overnight), Ruthy(bar), the housekeeper, Hazel (awesome massage therapist), the chefs and kitchen. This is a place where patience will bring you what you need in a joyous mood. The food menu is very good. The hotel’s overall cleanliness is phenomenal. Safety is the staffs number 1 priority. There are a lot of places that are close to walk to, until around 9 pm. This is my first time at the Amistad, but I don’t know have been going to San José for years, joyfully surprised by the welcoming ambiance. Now 1 downfall for lazy people, this is a 3 floor hotel with no elevator. You always have to look down, with all the steps. The mattresses need to be updated and changed, that’s my only negative, unless you have an iron back or can sleep through storms. Thank you again to the wonderful staff and their deep sincerity towards giving guests their best attitudes. It’s what made my stay enjoyable!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Big Easy G wrote a review Feb 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri67 contributions46 helpful votes
I was expecting more based on the price. This is a 3 story hotel (no elevator) next to train tracks. My room had no windows except for one in the bathroom that looked out into the hotel stairwell. Furniture was minimal but the mattress was quite comfortable. The bar area is very small with very little activity. I will confess the menu was quite good as was the food. Avoid it’s sister hotel, El Castillo. For the price I would skip La Amistad and check in at Sportsmen’s Lodge around the corner.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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kemp14 wrote a review Jan 2019
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland14 contributions
Went at hotel La amistad for a couple of days september last year, i really enjoyed it. The staff is very helpful and make you feel like you are at home. Also the situation is one of the best of San Jose especially for great restaurants, bar, nightlife...close to center and market as well. I definitely recommend this place.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Eeeeric wrote a review Aug 2018
Fort Myers, Florida259 contributions69 helpful votes
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I spent 3 wonderful nights at the Amistad. It was my first time but not last time to stay at this nice boutique hotel. Luis Rodolfo Montero checked us in. Was very nice and made checkin very simple. He carried most of my bags to my room too. After that day all the desk managers greeted me by my first name. Made it very enjoyable. The manager of the hotel is Darren Rutherford and he also needs to be commended. He was very nice and all his stay is very efficient. I want to mention the amazing memory foam king size bed. I didn't want to leave that room. I also want to talk about the food at the hotel. For a small hotel they had amazing food. The breakfast was included and you could choose from many options on the menu. We had dinner there two times also, Some of the best meals I have had in San Jose. This from a small friendly hotel. I for sure want to recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: They are very near the commuter train, so if you don't like trains, ask for a room on the...
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hcarazo wrote a review Aug 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica67 contributions5 helpful votes
The hotel is older but the rooms are a good size, the food is top shelf and the beast deal going is to take the all inclusive option. The hotel staff is superb from the reception area to the food and beverage staff and the room service ladies. Definitely a good deal for the money. Only caveat is to avoid rooms next to the nearby traintracks or you will hear the rumble of the train in the morning and in the late afternoon-early evening as the communters travel to and from work. Another plus is the proximity to various entertainment venues and lots of restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacy and other amenities.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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richj65 wrote a review Aug 2018
Chicago, Illinois1079 contributions231 helpful votes
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Stayed here numerous times and it a great value. I was in one of the jacuzzi rooms which was spacious especially for the price, however I had to remove at least one star because of the train. I did not remember the earlier hours and frequently that it when by. Could not get a good night's sleep. The staff is excellent and it was difficult to give three stars for something that they have little control over but they need to invest in some type of noise reduction product.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Chris F wrote a review Jun 2018
Chicago, Illinois39 contributions1 helpful vote
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I really enjoyed this hotel. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful with any questions I had and where to go in the area. When I first checked in, I wasn't happy with my room as it didn't match my expectations with what I saw online and booked, without any questions they placed me in another room that more then made up for it. I wanted a room that was quiet and away from any traffic or noise. (I am a light sleeper). The food was really good and the all inclusive addition was really nice during my stay. I enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner at this hotel. The inside has a nice look to it. Somewhat artsy and somewhat boutique. A good area to walk to the museums, stores or local area sites. I plan to stay here during my next trip to Costa Rica! Also, get the deep tissue massage. For the price you can't beat it. Professional and you feel great after, especially after long travels. Once again, the staff was amazing. Every single employee was friendly and I felt very welcomed at this hotel! They didn't have a fitness room or gym, but told me where one was- so I put on my running shoes and took a 15 -20 min walk to a local gym and got a nice work out. Perfect! Cost at the gym for a day was around 3 colones. No problem!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$112 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel La Amistad
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel La Amistad?
Nearby attractions include Carpe Chepe (0.1 miles), Parque Nacional Park (0.3 miles), and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel La Amistad?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel La Amistad?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel La Amistad?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel La Amistad?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel La Amistad?
Conveniently located restaurants include 11.47 Restaurante, Pizza Oliva, and La Criollita.
Is Hotel La Amistad located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of San Jose.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel La Amistad?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel La Amistad?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.5 miles), Ruinas de Ujarras (1.2 miles), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (0.6 miles).