Hotel Alta Las Palomas

Alto de las palomas, Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica

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Hotel Description

Let’s face it: if you’re in San José, you’re probably on your way somewhere else. The crowded Costa Rican capital is more a gateway to the jungle and the beach than it is a destination on its own. That reputation is slowly changing, though, thanks in part to the up-and-coming gourmet scene, lively street art, and the opening of a handful of boutique hotels. Hotel Alta Las Palomas is one of these.

This isn’t a hotel in the middle of the city, which accounts for much of its charm. Hotel Alta is located in the mountains, roughly a thirty-minute drive west of downtown, atop Alto de las Palomas. Sipping cocktails under a massive tree in the garden, or breakfasting with views over the surrounding Valle del Sol, you’ll almost forget where you are. Let those flickering lights in the distance serve as a reminder — not to mention the hotel’s stylish interior. The look mixes Spanish colonial with industrial chic, an unlikely juxtaposition that works surprising well here. But you’d be hard-pressed to find so many metallic surfaces and poured concrete in an actual mountain retreat: this is still, in many ways, a city hotel.

Guest rooms, on the other hand, channel the glamour of 1920s San José, better known as the golden age of Costa Rican coffee culture. Think leather chairs, elegant fabrics, framed black and white photography. There’s nothing over-the-top, but the beds, with curving Art Nouveau-inspired headboards and Indian cotton linens, are memorable. Even the most standard rooms feature private balconies that are more like small terraces, with plenty of space for a table and chairs where you can unwind and soak up the views.

Downstairs, there’s a library, and an outdoor swimming pool, and La Luz restaurant and bar — a destination in its own right. This is the place for modern Costa Rican cuisine made with produce locally grown by organic farmers. And this is the new San José, poised on the verge of becoming the next emerging layover in Central America, the kind of place where you'll be glad to spend the night on the way in, and on the way out, too.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 23 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

• Extra beds are not available. • Children (12 years old or under), do not pay extra if staying in the same room with adults. Children (over 12 years old), will pay 20 USD extra plus taxes per night if staying in the same room with adults. Children cannot stay alone in a room (Unless otherwise prearranged). • A maximum of 2 children will be allowed in deluxe queen beds or grand suite with two queen beds and a sofa bed. • Pets are not allowed at Alta Hotel (with the exception of guide dogs). • Alta Hotel is a 100% non smoking facility. A fee of 200 USD per night will be applied if you smoke in your room or any public areas. *Breakfast is included for stays until December 14, 2016

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Deluxe King Room

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 376 ft²/35 m².
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    Views: mountain, garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • 400+ count indian cotton bedding
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • L'Occitane bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • transparent bathroom wall
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Queen Room

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    This room features 2 Queen Beds and is approximately 376 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain, garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • 400+ count indian cotton bedding
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • L'Occitane bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Grand Suite King

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 592 ft²/55 m².
    Amenities

    Views: mountain, garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • L'Occitane bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • turndown service
    • Two rooms suite (1 king size bed and 1 sofa double bed)
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

• Extra beds are not available. • Children (12 years old or under), do not pay extra if staying in the same room with adults. Children (over 12 years old), will pay 20 USD extra plus taxes per night if staying in the same room with adults. Children cannot stay alone in a room (Unless otherwise prearranged). • A maximum of 2 children will be allowed in deluxe queen beds or grand suite with two queen beds and a sofa bed. • Pets are not allowed at Alta Hotel (with the exception of guide dogs). • Alta Hotel is a 100% non smoking facility. A fee of 200 USD per night will be applied if you smoke in your room or any public areas. *Breakfast is included for stays until December 14, 2016

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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