The owners keep a close eye on this four story hotel—a calm refuge two blocks from the marina—and dispense great insider advice to visitors. The simply furnished rooms have kitchenettes with full-size refrigerators, two double beds, and living rooms with wide padded couches, so if necessary, there's room to sleep quite a crew. Included are Wi-Fi and cable TV, but if you want coffee, head to the Internet cafe next to reception. Rooms have balconies and there's a sundeck on every floor with a tiny plunge pool. If your budget allows, opt for the suite with an incredible view. Salvatore's Restaurant, an Italian eatery, is situated poolside; it's widely acclaimed by resident gringos in the know. The owners also have a condo on the beach in San José for rent by the week.
Mar 19, 2010
The owners, staff and the hotel itself far exceeded my expections! I highly recommend this hotel to people who like smaller properties or who want to experience something other than an all inclusive or big hotel. Siesta Suites is small, simple, clean and very safe with the most amazing owners and staff! Owners and Staff (Family) and Momma the resident cat! To Nancy, Alex, Juan, Roma, Elsie, Rena, Mario and Elizabeth - I will always be grateful
to you for your kindness, patience with my spanglish, humour and genuine caring. Hotel Excellent location - one block from the marina / short walk to endless shops, and restaurants and bars 4 levels plus a Penthouse Lobby/Reception - there's complimentary morning coffee as well as a fridge where you could purchase pop, water and juice Internet cafe @ $3 US per hour - 4 or 5 computers (note, it's a spanish keyboard) Small library 1 large sun deck with multiple tables and chairs, as well as loungers and an umbrella, there also a lovely outdoor shower to cool off 1 small deck above the larger sun deck that has 2 rocking chairs and a BBQ Dipping pool at the adjacent restaurant, Salvatores (which also has amazing owners and staff as well as excellent food) but it's surrounded by dinner tables and chairs, no loungers No safe in the rooms but you can discuss with Juan or Roma at the front desk Courtyard near the entrance with a table and 4 chairs - it tended to be the general meeting place for everyone Accommodations Super clean! Combined living area and kitchen with a couch, end table, kitchen table and 2 chairs, counter with a sink, full fridge, microwave, toaster, utensils and cupboards Separate bedroom with queen bed, night table, armoire and tv Bathroom with shower (excellent water pressure) and hot water (just not for extended showers) The Penthouse - thank you Juan for showing me the Penthouse! It takes up the entire hotel building roof - you have your own private terrace with lounge chairs, a covered patio with a hammock plus a table and four chairs. Inside is a full kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom. Note - it's apparently 68 steps to the top...once on the 4th floor you walk up a wrought iron type spiral staircase. Grocery shopping While I expected to eat some meals in my room, I didn't as food was as cheap or expensive as you wanted it to be! About a 2 minute walk from the hotel is a Mini-Super de Gallo which has a good selection of food, drinks etc. at decent prices. There's another Mini-Super about 3 blocks down and one block across that was also good. The Aramburo is a larger grocery store and it about a 5-10 minute walk away. You can go to Mega on the way from the airport in San Jose or stop at Walmart, Costco or City Club as you're coming in to Cabo. Mega was a great store! Shopping, restaurants and bars - they're everywhere! Seemingly endless number of shops, markets, restaurants and bars are within minutes from the hotel including some good places to eat on the marina (Tiki has really good food - especially sushi, Baha Cantina, Cafe Canela and Captain Tony's to name a few) Crazy Lobster - it's right at the end of the street...good breakfasts ($3/$7) and dinners ($10 NY strip & shrimp) with extremely nice staff. Meals for two were typically under $20 including a beer and main meal. Pollo de Oro - for me this is a place I plan on returning to...great food, inexpensive, off the beat and path - an overall fun experience
Oct 7, 2007
Clean, friendly, secure, with great in-town nearby marina location. If you are into luxery linens this is not the place for you. If you seek no frills sleeping space & a good shower, this is for you. Would not put more than two adults in a suite style room. Affordable for single or longer stay travelers. Internet access. Social pool approx. 12ft x 12ft sq. Fun open air Italian restaurant & bar in courtyard with good food & good prices. Breakfast around
the corner at Mamas. Would stay here again.