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Hotel La Amistad
Ranked #39 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Reviewed 4 September 2008

The staff here is great. Very helpful. The breakfast in the morning really good. I've stayed here twice and would think of another hotel in San Jose. Its very clean and safe.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2008

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2008

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 July 2008

Great value, frriendly staff, Rooms recently remodeled with memory foam matresses. All my requests for service in my room was handeled immediately to my satisfaction. Its a great location in a historic neighborhood in easy walking distance to your favorite sites

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 June 2008

Let me tell you what a beautiful hotel to stay in. The new owner who is Matt is a very good host. Two of my friends and myself decided to stay there by word of mouth and a few other web sights with all saying good to excellent reviews. There is more updating going on in the hotel in the near future by which the owner Matt told us. If you think he is over priced call around and good luck because he is packed almost all the time and his rates are cheap compared to the quality hotel and services you get. You want something name it and they can make it happen for you. Let me tell you what check out his suites and penthouse rooms for the price he gives you you won't believe it. If you have the chance to meet the owner you will know why this hotel is one of the best in San Jose area. It is chica friendly and family friendly. You just have to respect the people around you. Also the rooms are keep neat and tidy. If you want your laundry done a maid the does your room will do it for just ask and its done. The only thing is just take care of the help and watch the hotel come alive. This is truely a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 August 2007

Hotel La Amistad is located on the main street in La Fortuna. The rooms are set back from the street, so it is quiet. The rooms are simple, clean, and inexpensive, with hot water showers, and some have AC. I noticed a tour group of italian tourists checked in, but most of the guests were ticos. The hotel is family owned, and they are pleasant and helpful. Anything you want is within walking distance.

Thank Tautog
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Mkink, owner at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2009

This is not our Hotel. There is a Second Hotel in La Fortuna that goes by the name of La Amistad. While the review is neither good or bad, I thought that it was important to let people know that we are in the city of San Jose and La Fortuna is 2 hours North. I do here that the La Amistad in La Fortuna is also very nice and well run.

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Matt
Hotel La Amistad

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Reviewed 27 June 2007

We were told the hotel was recently bought by an American. There is alot of work being done on the inside. It seems when it's finished the place will look pretty nice. The room was nice enough; safe, tv (cable), nice bathroom w/ blow dryer, hot! water, telephone. Staff was great! Internet is available in the rooms and once signed on it was much faster than I expected. Area fine to walk in day, near stores and flea market. Flea market place to buy souveniiers, not not airport or fancy stores.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Mkink, Owner at Hotel La Amistad, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2008

To all

The Hotel changed ownership as of Oct 1 2006. We have spent the last year updating the rooms and lobby with the following:

All rooms have a King or Queen bed with memoryfoam matteresses, electronic safe, refridgerators, new televisions, wireless internet, free internet cafe. We are finishing up the new bar - restaurant as of April 2008. We will be updating the website with new photos of the lobby and rooms.

We currently have 3 penthouse suites with hot and wet saunas, jacuzzi tub and balcony overlooking the city. We welcome all comments and concerns and can be forwarded directly to the owner at mkinkelaar@msn.com.

Enjoy Costa Rica

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Address: Calle 15 Avenida 11, San Jose 1864-1002, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range: £74 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Amistad 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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