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“Wonderful, Peaceful, Welcoming”
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Vista Canyon Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Santa Ana B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

This is a beautiful place to stay. We stayed 2 nights at the beginning and 2 at the end of our trip. Eleazar was above and beyond helpful. Clean, tranquil, and tasty breakfast. We were treated like house guests instead of customers. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank LRiley21
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Stayed 1 night at the beginning and 2 nights at the end of our month long trip to Costa Rica. Right from my initial inquiry I new I made the right decision to stay at Vista Canyon. Eleazar answered all of my questions and sent me a nice printout of airport pick-up instructions, making this part of our journey stress-free. Vista Canyon rooms are immaculate and comfortable, great pool, hot tub and beautiful view of the canyon. Cooler temperature was a great relief after being at the hot coast. Full breakfast included and there are restaurants who will deliver your lunch or dinner. New owners just opened a restaurant within walking distance, which will come in handy for future travelers. Eleazar and Marsha make you feel like old friends. Quite frankly I've traveled for many years and have never felt this welcome at any other establishment. These hosts could not do enough to make our stay pleasant and memorable. Got to see a fabulous sunset over the canyon our last evening (check out the photos). I can't thank Eleazar enough for going the extra mile for us when my husband had a medical emergency at the end of our trip. What a relief it was to know Eleazar was there to help us. My only regret is we didn't stay longer. Would love to visit Costa Rica again and return to Vista Canyon. Thank you Eleazar and Marsha!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank LJoanS
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

quiet place, good recreation, fresh breakfast, nice view into the landscape, always friendly service, the best is the host by itself - really every desire was fulfilled...thank you Eleazar, we`ll come back

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank albrecht s
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

This hotel is great - primarily because of the personal attention of the owner Eleazar Hernandez who went way out of his way to make our stay so great. The hotel and rooms are absolutely immaculate. The bedding and linens are first class - they even provide really nice beach towels for the pool. Breakfast was served in style in an outdoor dining area, and the food was great. The hotel is not located within walking distance of restaurants, but Eleazar helped us order food in for 2 nights and set up a really nice table for us to use at dinner. They had a phone we could use to call back to our family in the states.If you're looking for a comfortable, beautiful hotel with incredible service - stay here!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank terriandjakes
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Wonderful place to start/end a stay in CR.
Prior to arriving in CR we had exchanged quite a few emails with Eleazar regarding logistics, driving, car rental etc. and each mail was replied to quickly and helpfully. Eleazar met us at SJO with a very warm welcome as if we were old friends. The Inn is well located and not too far from the airport (and the city center) so we were quickly there after a long day of travelling, and welcomed with a complimentary cold beer and milk for our 3 children. It is surrounded by a high wall which feels a little fortress like initially but the seclusion is lovely, very peaceful and the view is stunning.
We arrived in the dark, so when we woke the next morning and came out of our room, it was a memorable first view of the country.
The room we stayed in was basic and a little small for our family of 5, but Eleazar went out of his way to ensure we could be accommodated in one room and be as comfortable as possible, and seeing that we were barely in the room other than to sleep, it didn’t really matter. It was spotlessly clean and the beds were comfortable enough.
After a freshly made breakfast including fresh coffee and a big serving of fresh fruit on the terrace which commands a great view over the canyon, our rental car company, which was organized through Eleazar, was delivered making for an easy and quick getaway on our travels. Driving is relatively stress free in CR and after leaving the Inn, we drove to Manuel Antonio in around 6 hours, but that included 3 leisurely stops (including one at a roadside fruit stand which was great). Roads are in excellent condition, driving standards good and whilst we had a SatNav, we didn’t use it. Just watch out for some turn offs that are not signed!
We returned to the Inn at the end of our trip for 2 nights and were glad we did. Again Eleazar was welcoming and went out of his way to ensure we had all we needed. After a fairly active time, our children particularly enjoyed playing with Eleazar’s kids and swimming in the pool. Again, we felt like we were with old friends.
We drove in to the city center which is recommended if you want to experience the capital – it is bustling and noisy (in comparison to the rest of the places you will stay) but we enjoyed its character, especially the Central Market where you can eat good local food at a great price. The cathedral is also nice to walk and the traffic isn’t really that bad at all.
Eating options nearby to the Inn are limited but Eleazar helped us to order some food which was delivered and fine – saving us the hassle of carting the kids around anymore.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank HKCrocky
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed at the Vista Canyon Inn on our last night in Costa Rica. We liked that it was relatively close to the airport and Eleazar was a wonderful driver (which was complimentary). The driving in San Jose is a little crazy so we were happy to give up our rental car a day early and not have to deal with it.
The Inn is very clean and comfortable. You would never know you are so close to the city. The view is spectacular and the pool/hot tub were lovely. The room was very large and the bedding nice.
We didn't meet Marsha but we loved Eleazar. He couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. He ordered carry-out food for us, had it delivered and set a beautiful table on the terrace. What a wonderful host!
My husband and myself would stay there again if ever we return to Costa Rica.

Room Tip: We had the corner garden suite which had a beautiful view.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stay at Vista Canyon for 1 night only and I regret not booking my whole stay there while in San Jose. I really did my research on TripAdvisor for hotels, motels etc. We ended up there by pure coincidence because the first place where we had booked was that "mostly booked" so our last night in San Jose was at Vista Canyon. What an amazing place. The view is exceptional, the rooms are very spacious, fully equipped, and with A/C. Breakfast, which was included was Yummy. Marsha, the hostess is an amazing persona and she will make sure you are 101% satisfied with your stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Afiroma
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Address: Copey Street , Santa Ana, San Jose | On Copey St. Go 60m West, Then 100m North. Vista Canyon Inn Is on Left Side, Grey Door With Logo, Santa Ana 10901, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Ana
Price Range: £72 - £158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Airport transportation available, hot water and air conditioned, english/spanish speaking staff, tour desk, free calls to US & Canada. Private and secluded location with spectacular views. Owners live on site. ... more   less 
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