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Hotel Luisiana
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Santa Ana
San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Best bang for your buck!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I honestly had pretty low expectations considering we got this hotel for $30/night, but they sure did exceeded our expectations! The room was extremely clean, spacious and modern. The WiFi was strong in our room and each room has a Smart TV with Google Apps. Almost all the channels were in Spanish so we resorted to watching videos on YouTube while relaxing in bed at night. There is also a full bottle of wine that costs $12 if you drink it, which isn't to expensive, although we didn't touch it. In the fridge, there is a couple bottles of water and a couple cans of Imperial beer, which we didn't drink as well since they charge extra for it.

There isn't much to do around the hotel area, so expect to either take a taxi to wherever you need to go or drive (if you rented a car). The hotel does has a small pool, which I definitely used to cool off as the weather was quite humid.

There is a small restaurant in the hotel as well with Italian style cooking (the owner is from Italy). The dishes aren't cheap, but they aren't too expensive. The cheap meal option, the fish and fries, would make you think that it is fish and chips. The fish are just fish sticks (probably frozen) , so I was disappointed as I was expecting fish and chips.

Another huge plus (if you're able to actually use it) is that Hotel Luisiana has their own taxi driver. We tried to use it, but he was never around when we needed it. We had a rental car, but didn't want to drive around Santa Ana and San Jose, as the hotel itself is actually quite difficult to find. So heads up if you're driving a rental car to Hotel Luisiana. We thought it was in San Jose, but it's actually in Santa Ana.

Overall, I highly recommend this place due to the low price per night and the extraordinary room!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Stayed all over Costa Rica from San Jose to San Vito. Hotel Luisiana was highly recommended by a close friend..This hotel is clean, friendly, and gated. Couldn't have asked for more. Very satisfied.. Clean pool outside with nice area to sit.. Overall best hotel I've found around San Jose area. Costa Rica can be tricky with hotels as most times the pictures online don't match up in person. Always triple-check before booking, but this place is definitely a catch.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Amazing staff, good location, nice rooms. This hotel is very good especially if you land in San Jose and need a place to stay or when you go back home. Location is a walking distance from some nice restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sparks, Nevada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Hotel Luisiana is a wonderful little hideaway tucked in a residential neighborhood. I was traveling alone and felt completely safe. The room were pretty and clean. The food was really good, and I liked the way it was included in my bill. I walked the short distance to town and found two bakeries with the most amazing alfajores. The pool is inviting but it was too cold to swim during the month of July. The driver changed his route to take me to a temple I wanted to see.

Room Tip: The top floor rooms aren't as nice as the lower rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

A really nice place and a great surprise. I was not very sure about the hotel but i decided to give it a try for a romantic weekend getaway. The service was ok, but the staff could be better, specially in the restaurant. We noticed there are no elevators for the 3rd floor room which was not an issue for us. The room was modern, cozy and clean. it had a smart tv set perfect for a movie night, and a minibar. The hotel is very quiet but the walls are thin, pray for quiet neighbors. At least on the 3rd floor rooms, the sun will hit the windows early in the morning and courtains are not black-out so the room will light up early. Other than that is a very nice hotel and I would go back again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Well worth the price. My wife and I have stayed at the hotel many times when we travel to the States and back. Rooms are clean, staff is excellent. Location is great just a couple of minutes of the Caldera highway. Convenient shuttle service to the airport. Many great restaurants nearby in Santa Ana. Breakfast is OK but not great. The suite with a kitchen is the best way to go if staying more than a night or two.

Room Tip: Avoid the third floor if you have a lot of luggage.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

What a pleasant surprise this hotel is a short ($22) ride from the airport. Rooms clean and spacious and the staff very helpful indeed (Javier) we arrived very late at night and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast lovely too. A really great hotel and certainly recommended, only wish we had had time to use the pool as it looked lovely. Only one disappointment was the room doesn't have an accessible window (301) to see the lovely views, although most of the others seemed to have balcony views

  • Stayed July 2014
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Property: Hotel Luisiana
Address: Santa Ana 2090, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Ana
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Ana
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Luisiana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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

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