The ALoft is a good place to spend the night or a relaxing few days away from the bustle of the city. Its a modern, somewhat non-descriptly stylish place (like many Starwood W properties), with decent sized comfortable rooms with good bath amenities and reasonable beds and sound proofing.
There is a reasonably acceptable included breakfast, not extravagant but fine, with some local fruit that is very nice. I'm told that there is a good nitelife at the bar scene, but since I stayed on a Wednesday and Thursday nite before departing, I didnt see proof of this.
If you're planning excursions to downtown San Jose, or even Escazu, you might be best renting a car. Taxis, while available, cost around 10,000 Colones or a bit more to downtown, and around 5-7,000 colones to Avenida Escazu. It might be cheaper to stay in Santa Ana, but there isn't a tremendous amount of variety in things to see or do. There are two night clubs quite close to the hotel, Home, and Stereo, but neither was busy at all the night I was going out, because of parties elsewhere (so the cabdriver explained).
There is an excellent seafood restaurant in downtown Santa Ana, called AltaMar. I recomment it highly. Great meal at a reasonable price (by American price standards).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New and innovative, inspired by a Loft, strategically located in the fastest developing business area west of San Jose, a few minutes from the Juan Santamaría International Airport, next to the Forum Business Park 2 and very close to the attractive shopping and entertainment area of Santa Ana and Escazú. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aloft San Jose Hotel Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana