Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Villa Los Candiles

Santa Ana, San José, 10901, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

You'd never expect to find such a quiet, homey oasis smack-dab in the middle of a suburban business neighborhood, but here it is. The hotel's buildings date from 2008, but they are constructed in the style of typical 19th-century Costa Rican coffee-plantation houses. The structures surround a garden courtyard where breakfast is served. Standard rooms and suites are bright and cheery, with tiled floors and king- or queen-size beds, and the suites have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves for not much more money. However, breakfast is not included in the suite price. Santa Ana is warm enough that you'll appreciate the pool and air-conditioning here, too. Special rates are available for long-term stays.

PROS

  • attentive staff
  • suites have kitchenettes
  • pet-friendly

CONS

  • can be difficult to find
  • hot water sometimes takes time to heat up
  • middle of busy commercial area

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Pet Friendly
Casual
Countryside
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2282–8280

HOTEL DETAILS

28 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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