An intimate, graceful boutique hotel, Casa Natalia is in the heart of San José's downtown and opens onto the Zócalo. Themed rooms are decorated in regional Mexican motifs and have king-size beds, soft robes, remote-controlled air-conditioning, and private patios screened by bamboo and bougainvillea. Two suites have hot tubs and hammocks on large terraces, and a third suite is available for longer rentals. If traveling on a budget, request one of the Artist Rooms that
cost about half price. Running twice per day, a $5 shuttle takes you to a beach club in the Corridor. Natalia's cozy little bar offers hotel guests afternoon happy hour specials, including dos por uno, or two-for-ones. The in-patio restaurant, Mi Cocina, is fabulous. Staffers are helpful and welcoming. This adults-only hotel is the most luxurious option for those who wish to spend time enjoying the culture of this tranquil town. No children under 18.