Once I got used the idea that $70 was cheap for Costa Rica and I saw the place in daylight, I was not dissatisfied with our hotel. It is located in a charming old theater with antique camera equipment and a dramatic, sweeping staircase. The location is perfect for walking around the city--a great Central Valley base for exploration.
We found the staff friendly and helpful. We were able to exchange $20.00 at a favorable rate at the desk. The breakfast was simple but tasty-fruit, cereal, eggs made to order--not premade and kept in a warming tray. Perhaps that is because we were the only people at breakfast!
Okay, the bed was hard, the room small but we slept like rocks after our flight and the next day too.
The safe provided is small...adequate for for passports, and a kindle but nothing larger. There is a $5.00 deposit for the safe key which is refunded on checkout.
We had no problem with noise or smells. The Hotel America hosts a variety of groups so experience may vary greatly on other hotel clients. Good wifi connection outside our rooms. Water cooler also available in this same lobby area.
Value for the money? Not what I am used to but this is my first time in Costa Rica and I expected it to be expensive. Take a trip to Walmart (or not) to get an idea of the cost of things.
I would recommend this hotel to family and friends with a bit of description!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The America Hotel is located 25 minutes from the Juan Santamaria international airport, located in the Centre of Heredia city, offering you a variety of alternatives to the delight of his visit. With a very nice infrastructure, Hotel America has more than 10 years of receiving visitors. To be located in the center of the city, visitors can find various points of interest such as: the Central Park 50 meters, banks, ice cream, shops, souvenirs, restaurants and only 10 or 15 minutes the Mall. You will find historical sites: The Fortin one of the symbols of the city of Heredia, the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad INBIO in which you will find part of our natural beauty. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- America Hotel Heredia
- Hotel America Costa Rica/Heredia