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“Excellent Well-Located Property with Great Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Studio Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Santa Ana
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Well-Located Property with Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Stayed here 3 nights in July. Used as a base in and out of the SJO airport and a stopover while traveling cross country. Property is very clean and comfortable, service is consistently great and amenities (while limited) are very functional. Nice breakfast included to jump start the day. Located in a corporate area with a lot of US chains but also close in proximity (walking distance and/or short cab ride) to some very good local restaurants. Gustavo was very helpful in setting up transportation and answering questions prior to arrival and rest of the staff was very helpful during our stay. Great value, would stay here again on a return trip to Costa Rica.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank MdEst
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Hi, We are thankful for you to write us about your experience,

We try to keep our hotel always clean and impeccable for our guests. Also, we try to provide you all the things you need for you with our staff that is highly trained to give you the best service we can.

Our restaurant concept is Costa Rican typical food and its menu is constantly getting better by our international chef and his staff.

Our main priority is to make you feel comfortable and having the best experience during your stay here with us without missing anything.

We hope for you to visit us again soon!

Best Regards,
Gustavo Botero
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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West Kelowna, Canada
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

We live in Costa Rica and come to the Santa Ana and Escazu area to shop for the necessities of life. We normally stay at a hotel nearby which is nice, but not AS NICE AS THIS. It was my birthday so we decided to stay somewhere different. What a lovely hotel. First class, excellent service.
We have stayed in many hotels over the years, the staff at this hotel could not have been better. They are friendly, informed and most accommodating.
The rooms are lovely, the beds and pillows are comfortable. We couldn't of had a better sleep.
We didn't make it to the restaurant for dinner, but we will on our next trip into town. Their menu looks delicious. We did enjoy the breakfast buffet, it had everything you could ask for and it was fresh and well presented.
The welcome cocktail is a nice touch.
We will be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bob P
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Hi, thank you for taking your time to writing us this positive feedback!

We are glad you liked the hotel, we try to make it different from the others so you can stay in a unique place and make it memorable. Our hotel is all decorated with sculptures and paints of national artists that even some of them are recognized internationally and at the same time we support national talent.

Every room is decorated different from each other, this way is more personalized and they are carefully prepared to enhance your sleep and stay here.

Our international Chef is always improving the menu and the quality so you can have a great and delicious meal with the typical Costa Rican ingredients.

We hope to see you soon here again!

Best regards,
Gustavo Botero
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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

My sister and I were in the San Jose area for an evening and couldn't have been happier with our accommodations! We walked into the beautifully decorated lobby and were greeted with welcome cocktails, which were a delicious guanabana (sour sop) fruit drink. After getting checked in, we walked through the hotel and we able to admire all of the sculptural and mural art that enveloped the building, which created a very beautiful and peaceful aesthetic, much like that you would find in an art gallery. We stayed in a beautiful double room, and the beds were incredibly comfortable. The complimentary breakfast is served from 6am to 10am and it was a perfect start to our day before getting on the road. At check-out the concierge took our photo next to a statue in the lobby and emailed it to us - a nice touch and good way to remember our stay. The hotel is located only minutes away from the Escazu area where the Multiplaza Mall and IMAX theatre are located, so we had plenty of entertainment for the one evening that we were there! A very creative and comfortable hotel option, I plan on staying here more often when I find myself in San Jose!

Room Tip: Double rooms are very spacious and comfortable.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jennypenny28
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you very much for your positive feedback!

We were pleased to have you here.

Our main concept is to promote Costa Rican culture and art, so we decorate the entire hotel with sculptures and paints of the most recognized artists in our country, this concept give us a very unique style and at the same time we support national art.

Our rooms are carefully prepared to improve your comfort and guarantee you an incredible sleep and stay. Every room in our hotel is decorated differently from each other because our priority is to give you the best personalized service.

We are located in a central location as well as the airport, malls, medical centers and night life to provide you a better experience during your stay,

Thank you so much for staying here, we hope to see you soon again!

Best regards,
Gustavo Botero
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Just got back from a 12-day trip to Costa Rica, and we've stayed at Studio Hotel for the first 2 nights. It was such a great experience, the hotel is contemporary and very clean, the service was excellent, the staffs are very helpful, and the reservation manager Gustavo Botero was personal and very responsive to my email questions even before we went on the trip. The 2nd day after we checked in, my daughter got sick with stomach pain, I went to the front desk to ask if they can recommend the doctors nearby who can speak English. They told me they'll call the doctor and the doctor should be at the hotel shortly, so I asked what would be the cost to see the doctor without the insurance, they told me it's the hotel service and it's free. I was completely surprised because this was never the case in US. After about 20 minutes, the ER doctor with an assistant showed up at our hotel room, examined my daughter, and gave her the medication and some advice. The next day, my daughter was fine. All in all, this is a great hotel, if you need a hotel nearby San Jose, I would highly recommend staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank shuyoung
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Greetings from the Studio Hotel.

We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so much with us. Thank you very much for your lovely comment. We will forward your great comment to the staff and the other responsible departments.

It was a pleasure to have you as a guest hear in the Studio Hotel. It is so important to know about your opinion. Please do not hesitate if you have any further requests or questions we would be more than grateful to help you with that.

We hope to welcome you and your family again in the Studio Hotel.

All the best wishes,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

I stayed here for one night after a trip to the Arenal Volcano for a few days.

Two things stood out about this hotel...
1) the service and staff are impeccable! Gustavo works to accommodate guests every need and it is much appreciated. The restaurant staff and other staff were also very friendly and accommodating. The kind of service the staff provides makes the stay worth it.

2)the decor. The art in this hotel is stunning. And the decor of the hotel is very chic, contemporary, and inviting.

Other positives...great proximity to the airport, nice rainfall shower, comfy room, posh rooftop pool and bar

One main concern...the walls are thin. I could hear my neighbors having a conversation (maybe they were just really loud) and the hallway noise is very clear. Luckily, all of the neighboring guests went to sleep at a reasonable hour, so it wasn't a bother late at night. This is the only reason this hotel gets a 4 instead of a 5.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank shop4fun
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Greetings from the Studio Hotel,

Thank you very much that effort time to write about your stay in the Studio Hotel. We are very glad you enjoyed Costa Rica and your stay in the Hotel.

In addition we want to let you know that your comments are very important for us and we take them very serious such as the positive like also the negative. We forward you suggestion to the responsible departments which are taking care of it.

We hope to welcome you again in our hotel and to show you an even better service

Best regards from Costa Rica,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
124 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was our hotel for our first and last nights of our trip. The hotel is immaculate and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly, speaking excellent English. Breakfast very good. We somehow received an upgrade on our second (last night) so the rooms were larger and on the same floor as the swimming pool. We were a family of six in two rooms so the pool was welcome. The hotel is located amongst expensive restaurants but we walked to a nearby supermarket and bought cheese and fruit and avocado for supper. The hotel gave each adult a free glass of wine.
The beds were comfy -- the shower was elegant -- everything was great!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank debracake
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
We appreciate your valuable comment,

We are happy to have served your family as a place of lodging in San Jose.

The truth is that we aren´t only a Hotel just because we like to see all our guests like a big family, is for that reason we make every effort to make them feel at home.

For us it is important attend any situation that is presented to our guests is for this reason that our service as catalog like excellent.

We look forward to serving you again

Best Regards.
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Palm Desert, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stayed for 13 nights on vacation trip.
The room is spacious with safe box and electronic key, giving a secured feeling.
The beds and pillows are very comfortable inducing easy, sound sleep.
Everywhere inside are decked out in beautiful arts & sculptures created by a local artist.
We ventured out riding a local bus to go to San Jose and several nearby villages, including
Jaco Beach along the Pacific Ocean. I preferred riding a bus over taxi because it was safe,
much cheaper and convenient. We also joined a guide trip to Tabacon hot spring/Arenal
Volcano,Manuel Antonio National Park and Volcano Poas.
The complimentary breakfast was o.k. ,but I think the menu lacks somewhat of variety---no veggies. I flipped through the dinner menu, thought the prices were not affordable and printed
all in Spanish that I couldn't figure out what kind of dish they serve.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Gustavo B, Reservation Manager at Studio Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Greetings from the Studio Hotel,

Thank you very much that effort time to write about your stay in the Studio Hotel. We are very glad you enjoyed Costa Rica and your stay in the Hotel.

In addition we want to let you know that your comments are very important for us and we take them very serious such as the positive like also the negative. We forward you suggestion to the responsible departments which are taking care of it.

We hope to welcome you again in our hotel and to show you an even better service

Best regards from Costa Rica,

Gustavo Botero
Reservation Manager
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Property: Studio Hotel
Address: | 750 mts South Forum 1 Business Center, Santa Ana 10201, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Santa Ana
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Studio Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Not all hotels are the same, the Studio 5 Star Boutique Hotel is designed to be part of your trip in Costa Rica. The spacious luxurious rooms, common areas, terrace, restaurant, meeting rooms... everything has been designed for you.On our walls, the art is opened to enter the magical world designed by the best Costa Rican artists.Surrounded by mountains: green, blue, brown, sprayed by rain or dimly lit by the sun of Santa Ana, a city that always seems to be in spring.Equipped with the latest technology, our seven meeting rooms are cozy and ready to recieve from five to a hundred executives.In our luxury rooms, the natural light helps to create a relaxed atmosphere in which ideas and conversation flows.Our highly qualified and friendly staff is always ready to make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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