Fodor's Expert Review Hilton San José La Sabana

San José, San José, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

In a country of low-slung buildings, this 31-story skyscraper hotel—it’s Costa Rica’s tallest building—stands out as a veritable Manhattan on La Sabana park. Don’t confuse this place with the similarly named Hilton Garden Inn San José La Sabana—also nice—just two blocks away. From the minute the elevator whisks you up to the 18th-floor lobby, you see this hotel has upped the gleam quotient quite a bit. There isn’t much in the way of local flavor here, but the starkly modern tan and white décor sparkles. Ceiling-to-floor windows offer stupendous views, north and south toward the mountains, with south rooms looking directly down into the National Stadium below. (Who needs to buy a soccer ticket?)

PROS

  • stupendous views
  • excellent restaurant
  • first-class amenities

CONS

  • sameness of a chain hotel
  • far from downtown sights
  • lacks local flavor

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
New
Sophisticated
Residential Area
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2220--9000 | 800-445--8667-in North America

HOTEL DETAILS

131 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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