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North Carolina
Reviewed 11 September 2009

I have stayed at the Hotel La Amistad on two different occasions. My first stay was in early July 2009. My most recent stay was in September 2009. I have stayed at other hotels in Costa Rica, but nothing compares to the value and attention you will receive at the Hotel La Amistad I have decided that when I travel...

5Thank MikeQNorthCarolina
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 September 2009

Booked this hotel from reviews here on TA. Didn't venture past page 1. If I had, I probably would not have booked this hotel due to the countless comments about the trade going on. However, the location is fantastic in a nice neighbourhood vs. San Jose downtown and there is a parkling lot across the street. The hotel interior and...

4Thank w3ndes
Mkink, owner at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

Costa Rica is considered a tropical paradise with extraordinary ecological diversity. This diversity, described extensively in guidebooks, is what attracts most visitors. What is rarely mentioned is that this same paradise created by year round high temperatures and high humidity also creates a perfect environment for other less attractive things to grow. Many of these “things” such as bugs and...

Oak Island, NC
Reviewed 7 September 2009

We stayed two nights at this wonderful hotel and would stay again if we are ever in San Jose. Rooms were clean, staff was very friendly and they even do your laundry!!! Food was excellent! Breakfast is free and you can have fresh fruit and eggs to order. Dinner was my favorite, ask the the Thai soup, it is wonderful!...

2Thank jhohnstein
Union, NJ
Reviewed 1 September 2009

I've stayed at Hotel La Amistad three times in the past three months and I've never been disappointed. It seems like every room is different and you definitely get what you pay for. The standard rooms are more than sufficient but the Penthouses are amazing. The staff are more than accomodating and will quickly handle any problems you might have....

3Thank ElChinoRico
wilmington, nc
Reviewed 31 August 2009

Our group of four had a great time staying at La Amistad in San Jose. San Jose is a HUGE city and the hotel was centrally located, about 30 minutes from the airport. There are other restaurants in the area, but the food at the hotel was superb! They also have a free breakfast that consist of eggs, pancakes, or...

1Thank surfbecca10
Southern California
Reviewed 24 August 2009

We stayed at La Amistad on our first and last nights in Costa Rica. It's about 20-30 minutes from the San Jose Airport. Overall, the hotel is very clean and the restaurant is fairly priced and has great food. There's free internet access as well. The service (both front desk and restaurant) is great as well--and you can definitely get...

3Thank twotravelers_socal
Reviewed 21 August 2009

Stayed at La Amistad for one night before starting our Pura Vida trip around Costa Rica. I found the hotel to be clean, the staff friendly, breakfast included, parking across the street for $10.00 per day and the location is perfect. Downtown but away from the traffic. I would highly recommed this hotel to anyone visiting San Jose. It is...

2Thank eternalbookworm
Reviewed 18 August 2009

at first view, we are impressed by the stylish furniture and nice rooms (small, but all you need). The lounge was fine aswell, BUT: after 1900hrs. this hotel "la amistad" or "the friendship" - is getting a double sense with a lot of women "visiting" their customers in the hotel. So you have a continous door-open/close the whole night, sleeping...

5Thank bernd_stangl
Glendale, California
Reviewed 17 August 2009

For my recent trip to Costa Rica, I trusted TripAdvisor (cross referencing the lonely planet guide, of course) to help plan the vacation. I was very happy with all of the recommendations that I listened to the TA community for, except Hotel La Armistad. The hotel lobby was really promising. It was nice enough and seemed clean. The people at...

7Thank sherberty
Mkink, owner at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this review

We are sorry you were disappointed with your stay at Hotel La Amistad. Since we were not given the opportunity to address problems during your stay we can only explain the situation here. When you read the reviews on Trip Advisor, you will see that we take great pride in servicing our customers. We do make mistakes but we try...

Playa Potrero
Reviewed 12 August 2009

My wife and I had booked a night at La Amistad because we had some personal business in San Jose. We are residents of Costa Rica, but live 5 hours away. So, we drove up to San Jose early in the AM, arrived early PM, checked into our room, dropped our bags and ran to our appointment. Well, the appt....

5Thank fitnessdirect

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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 

Additional Information about Hotel La Amistad

Address: Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: RM288 - RM616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
La Amistad Hotel
La Amistad San Jose
Hotel La Amistad Costa Rica/San Jose
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