I was recently on a business trip in San Jose Costa Rica. I travel frequently and I am always looking for great value and to save money, especially in these tough economic times. I have found another such place in San Jose Cost Rica. My first business trip to San Jose, CR was in January '09, my most recent trip was in March/April '09. During my business travels In the US & Canada I usually pay $100 to $130 a night, however at Hotel La Amistad rates are from $70 a night. A 30% savings for me is significant.
The hotel is situated within walking distance from downtown but far enough away that it is in a very safe area. It is one block from Hospital Calderon Guardia and one block in the other direction is a middle to upscale restaurant, Cafe Mundo. I have enjoyed several lunches and dinners there.
The hotel staff are exceptional. The hotel managers, Carlos & Rudy our fluent in english and go above and beyond to provide exceptional friendly service. I required some business assistance several times during my visits and in every instance Rudy & Carlos exceeded my expecations. I have never received better service. I also required some special business assistance and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to speak with the owner of the hotel, the information & services he provided was invaluable. Once again, exceptional service.
The house keeping staff are superb, they exceeded my expecations every time. They are friendly and accomodating in every respect. They always try to exceed your expectations. This was my fourth stay at the hotel and the experience was the same with every stay, absolutely wonderful.
There are sevel types of rooms. Queen, King & Suites. The rooms have nice hard wood floors which I prefer over carpet. There are several suites including a few new ones. They are exceptional and have ceramic tile. Amistad has rooms to suite every travelers needs. I have stayed in every type of room at the hotel, all are exceptionally clean. If you require more space I suggest requesting a suite, you will certainly be pleased. All the rooms have large tv's and the suites have large flat lcd tv's. 70 channels including two free movie channels.
The lobby is inviting with a comfortable lounge and large lcd flat tv screen. In the morning you will enjoy their free breakfest. Eggs, omelettes, sausage, western. Assortment of freshly cut fruits, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple etc. Cereal, orange juice, coffee are also included free of charge.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- La Amistad Hotel
- La Amistad San Jose
- Hotel La Amistad Costa Rica/San Jose