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Hotel La Amistad

Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002 Costa Rica
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#34 of 91 hotels in San Jose
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Car hire
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Greg wrote a review Nov 2019
Ohio5 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff here is truly wonderful. I would book directly from the website and get the all inclusive drinks and food. I am very used to a memory foam mattress and they have them here. It is true there is a train that runs behind the hotel and that it is a small place, but I love the train sounds, I get up very early for the sunset and I value the customer service and comfy beds. I did not see any signs of "working girls" or other party type atmosphere, just a diverse group of very chill people. Food is excellent!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Al H wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions6 helpful votes
It has an old flare to hotel kinda of nostalgic looking and.close to Del Rey And the Sportsman Lounge.But what I loved was that for 10 US dollars you can Upgrade to the all inclusive which includes Drinks and breakfast lunch and dinner. For instance for dinner I had filet mignon Just Saying for me that was well worth it. Also they are chica friendly.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Jim P wrote a review Nov 2019
Tamarindo, Costa Rica5 contributions4 helpful votes
I love the Hotel La Amistad I lived in Jaco Beach for 14 years. Every time I stayed in San Jose I stayed at the LaAmistad. The hotel is a renovated mansion. Wonderful staff and I feel the food is some of the finest in the whole country. I stayed there close to 20 times. The hotel is safe and very close to downtown it’s a wonderful experience and everyone should try it once
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Shane O wrote a review Sep 2019
Hialeah, Florida10 contributions3 helpful votes
Where to start this place is a hidden gem, who cares about the passing train from 5 am thru 9 am, sunrises are amazing in San José. If it wasn’t for the train, I would have been awakened by the 530 am earthquake which shook intensely and I was in a safe area. You have a police station, a hospital, and a bank, all nearby. This is a drama free establishment, with a caring staff. Take your pick: Leo, Neto, Rudy, Juan ( overnight), Ruthy(bar), the housekeeper, Hazel (awesome massage therapist), the chefs and kitchen. This is a place where patience will bring you what you need in a joyous mood. The food menu is very good. The hotel’s overall cleanliness is phenomenal. Safety is the staffs number 1 priority. There are a lot of places that are close to walk to, until around 9 pm. This is my first time at the Amistad, but I don’t know have been going to San José for years, joyfully surprised by the welcoming ambiance. Now 1 downfall for lazy people, this is a 3 floor hotel with no elevator. You always have to look down, with all the steps. The mattresses need to be updated and changed, that’s my only negative, unless you have an iron back or can sleep through storms. Thank you again to the wonderful staff and their deep sincerity towards giving guests their best attitudes. It’s what made my stay enjoyable!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Big Easy G wrote a review Feb 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri66 contributions27 helpful votes
I was expecting more based on the price. This is a 3 story hotel (no elevator) next to train tracks. My room had no windows except for one in the bathroom that looked out into the hotel stairwell. Furniture was minimal but the mattress was quite comfortable. The bar area is very small with very little activity. I will confess the menu was quite good as was the food. Avoid it’s sister hotel, El Castillo. For the price I would skip La Amistad and check in at Sportsmen’s Lodge around the corner.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$102 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel La Amistad
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel La Amistad?
Nearby attractions include Carpe Chepe (0.2 km), Parque Nacional Park (0.4 km), and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel La Amistad?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel La Amistad?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel La Amistad?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel La Amistad?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel La Amistad?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Terrasse French Cuisine, 11.47 Restaurante, and La Criollita.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel La Amistad?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel La Amistad?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.9 km), Ruinas de Ujarras (2.0 km), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (0.9 km).