This hotel gets exceptional reviews.
I don't think it merits all that much praise. On the positive side the rates are great, especially the all inclusive. Makes it cheaper than staying at home. Also the bar atmosphere is great with the tv, the disco lights, fog, etc. it's just plain fun. Carol at the bar is charming and very nice. Jenny is wild and hilarious.
I did not eat the food. Tried to have breakfast but there was no service. Hello?
Front desk is amiable and efficient. They don't look it, but they are.
Now the big negatives...
The noise. Forget the train, what's worse is the noise from the lobby. I don't complain about bar noise, hey deal with it. But post bar patron's noise and every conversation starting at 530am is heard in detail. And there are a number of people in the lobby at 530am, believe me. Fishermen no doubt.
I'm very busy when I am in SJ And I need my beauty sleep. I got little. I was in room 203 btw.
In my room I had a jacuzzi (did not work) and dry steam (ditto).
Also the bathroom amenities were: shampoo (which was ok), soap (could be better), and towels that did not make it around my 38 waist.
I would stay again, but there are other good choices in Barrio Amon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- South Beach Miami meets Costa Rican Culture. Located in Barrio Otoya and Amon, upon entering the Hotel you see the beautiful Art Deco Tile and Marble, surrounded by rich, dark native wood beams and floors. 34 rooms include 6 Penthouse Suites with King beds, 24 jet Jacuzzi tubs and personal dry sauna as well as, another 26 Luxury Rooms with either King or Queen size beds. All rooms have 80 channels of Cable TV with HBO and Cinemax, flat screen TVs, hardwire and wireless internet access, refrigerator, digital safe and luxurious mattresses. You will find these quiet Barrio's are away from the noise and traffic of downtown but still only a short 5 minute walk to all of San Jose's main attractions - The National Theatre, Museums, Shops, Restaurants, Casino's, Nightlife and Exotic Parks. As always free wireless, long distance calls to USA and Canada and laundry. Breakfast included in price. Ask about our ALL INCLUSIVE options. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, All domestic Beer and Wine, Well Drinks, 50% off top shelf. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Amistad Hotel
- La Amistad San Jose
- Hotel La Amistad Costa Rica/San Jose