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.