I know there are various postings on this topic so hope someone will still respond. We arrive at 3 PM on a Saturday and leave at 1 PM on a Tuesday. So we don't have the very late arrival/early departure that many seem to have. For our first and last night we would like a pleasant room and surroundings and a place with a restaurant or food nearby. We will be having a car delivered to the hotel and will leave from there to go to La Fortuna. At the end we'll be returning from Manuel Antonio.
Hotel Buena Vista and Orquideas Inn seem to both fit the bill and both also offer pick-up service from the airport. I'm wondering what people think about their locations for us leaving and heading to La Fortuna and also just in general if one is favored over the other. Both appear to have very pleasant rooms and nice grounds.
All thoughts and opinions gratefully accepted. Thanks so much!