I spent five nights at the Hotel Luisiana in December, 2013 and was very happy with my stay. The hotel is situated in a residential area with the nearest restaurant and bar about 500 metres away (El Rancho de Laly, which I have reviewed in TripAdvisor also). There is a small dining area in the hotel that seats 24 guests. The menu is mostly Italian with a couple of faux Japanese dishes thrown in for variety. It's open for breakfast and dinner. Between those times, you can order something from the front desk if you don't feel like walking to the eateries outside the hotel. Let's face it, you're not going to stay at this hotel because of the food.
A little further walking distance (close to a kilometre), you'll find a strip mall with two restaurants that have been rated well in TripAdvisor, Lo Spago and Bufalo. I didn't have a chance to try them because my hotel booking included dinner each evening.
My room was quite spacious with a king size bed and large bathroom that included a full shower and separate tiled tub plus his and hers sinks. Flat panel TV with mostly Spanish language stations coupled with free local and international calls round out the value proposition.
The lobby is what you'd expect in a North American motel. Nothing fancy but functional. There is a large outdoor swimming pool but I didn't bother to try it. It's not heated and the weather was mostly on the cool side during my stay in San Jose.
One improvement would be to post signs on the balconies asking guests to be quiet after 9 p.m. Some guests thought it was okay to party on the balconies until quite late.
For a stay of more than two days, I would definitely stay here again. Shorter than that, I would stay at a hotel that's a bit closer to the action or the airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly Hotel in Santa Ana (San Jose) with a Italian restaurant Airport nearby. Close to the airport (5 miles), this Hotel is also near Multiplaza megaMall. 2 km from business district area (forum) and 1 km from the new highway S. Jose-Jaco beach, 6 miles from San Jose. Hotel Luisiana provides a Italian and Japanese restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access 10 mega, Free international and national call, free parking and 24-hour room service, 24H Free coffee and Thea. Guestrooms open to balconies with city, mountain or courtyard views and feature beds with pillowtop mattresses and led televisions with premium cable channels (100 channel). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Luisiana Hotel Santa Ana
- Hotel Luisiana Costa Rica/Province Of San Jose - Santa Ana