My female friend and I spent our first night here in Managua. We felt completely safe because of the enclosed gate surrounding the hotel. The rather spartan room with 1 double bed and 1 single + fan and private bath was $20 (AC room is a bit more). There was an outdoor pool with a large deck and a good restaurant (Cafe Mirna) nearby for breakfast. Because we were flying to Rio San Carlos the next morning, the hotel arranged a taxi for us. At $20, it was a bit expensive but being new to the country, we did not know prices. The check in staff spoke English asd were friendly. This was a Lonely Planet suggestion and a good one.