Fodor's Expert Review El Rodeo Estancia

Road to Santa Ana, 2 km (1 mile) east of Parque Central, San Antonio, Alajuela, 40702, Costa Rica

This quiet hotel bills itself as a "country hotel," though this is more in image than fact—El Rodeo's proximity to the airport and major business parks is the real draw. Spacious rooms, most with polished hardwood floors, high ceilings, and narrow balconies, overlook small gardens and rooms in the adjacent building. An open-air lounge on the second floor has a pool table and wicker furniture. The café serves breakfast each morning. Large, wooden El Rodeo Steakhouse Restaurant in front of the hotel is quite popular with Ticos, who pack it on weekends. Decorated with saddles, steer skulls, and other ranching paraphernalia, the restaurant serves an array of grilled meats, from the Argentine churrasco to T-bones, as well as several fish and shrimp dishes.

PROS

  • proximity to airport
  • spacious rooms
  • popular steak house restaurant

CONS

  • generic feel
  • cat on premises, so not a place to go if you dislike felines

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2293–3909

HOTEL DETAILS

29 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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