We stayed here at the beginning and end of our month-long journey exploring Costa Rica. We wanted a hotel outside of San Jose, but still close to the airport. We took a cab from the airport the evening of our arrival. It was an easy 15-20 minute ride and the cost was about $25. Once at the hotel, we were greeted by Arturo, who proved to be a tremendous help for both of our stays. The lobby was beautiful and tastefully-decorated.
The room we stayed in was very large (unit 12 on the top floor). There was a nice-ish view of the backyard area and the surrounding hills. The bed was very comfortably plush. The bathroom was fancy and immaculate. The large flat-screen TV went un-used mostly, but it was nice to watch a few minutes of the local news. The refrigerator was large and well-stocked with snacks.
The restaurant was a bit of a disappointment. Though the dining room was nice, the food choices (Italian and Japanese) were not up to par with the rest of the country. We did not eat breakfast there. There is a very good organic grocery store a short walk down the street, and we acquired fresh empanadas there every day, which was better than the food at the hotel's dining room (much cheaper too!)
Arturo helped us secure a rental car and they delivered it to us at the hotel. We were treated to beautiful thunderstorms on both of our visits, which we happily watched from the comfort of our bed with the windows open and the air conditioner on (don't hate me for my indulgence). By the way, the air conditioner worked very well and was quiet. On our second stay, the refrigerator was a little too loud when it turned on and off, so we unplugged it.
The rooms and grounds were always immaculate, and we never had any insects in the room even when we had the windows open. On our last day, the hotel provided us with a paid in-house taxi service back to the airport, which was much better than calling for a cab. We highly recommend this hotel, and also recommend you order your reservations online instead of calling the hotel directly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly Hotel in Santa Ana (San Jose) with a Italian restaurant Airport nearby. Close to the airport (5 miles), this Hotel is also near Multiplaza megaMall. 2 km from business district area (forum) and 1 km from the new highway S. Jose-Jaco beach, 6 miles from San Jose. Hotel Luisiana provides a Italian and Japanese restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access 10 mega, Free international and national call, free parking and 24-hour room service, 24H Free coffee and Thea. Guestrooms open to balconies with city, mountain or courtyard views and feature beds with pillowtop mattresses and led televisions with premium cable channels (100 channel). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Luisiana Hotel Santa Ana
- Hotel Luisiana Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana