First off, re: finding the place, simply tell the cab driver that it's in San Pedro Montes de Oca. Tell him, "De Supermercado 'Muñoz y Nanne' 100 este 100 norte 100 este" and he will be able to find it exactly.
The closeness to this supermarket (actually a shopping complex) -- a quick walk -- is a plus. If this is your first stop on the trip, consider not packing some of your basic supplies/toiletries and buying them here before heading to your next destination.
Expect comfort and simple elegance in this charming hotel/B&B with funky artistic flair. The center courtyard is really pretty. The manager is very welcoming and helpful. You'll get a street map of the area showing restaurants within close walking distance. (Just look all ways carefully before crossing streets!) This, I guess, is a relatively quiet area of San Jose, near the universities -- but "quiet" is relative; my room overlooked a side street that was on the busy side. The breakfast buffet featured fresh fruit, cereal, bread, and of course coffee. I would stay here again, and recommend it to others.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Milvia Costa Rica/San Jose