Escazú hotels and hostels
Escazú is a stylish area with accommodations ranging from sleek boutique inns to homey B&Bs – but not much for the budget traveler. Street addresses aren’t always given; call directly or check hotel websites for directions (which are invariably complicated).
Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu
Apartotel & Suites Villas Del Rio
Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu
Red Frog Villas
Costa Verde Inn
The sister lodge of the famous Manuel Antonio hotel, this homey stone inn is surrounded by gardens that contain a hot tub, a mosaic-tile swimming pool, a BBQ area and even a sundeck with wi-fi.
Posada El Quijote
This Spanish-style posada on a hillside rates as one of the top B&Bs in the San José area.
Julia And David White Artists’ Colony
If you work in the arts and want to spend some time in Costa Rica, the Julia and David White Artists’ Colony offers the perfect refuge.
Park Place B&B
Retired dentist Barry Needman runs this small place, situated in an attractive whitewashed alpine-style house. Four simple, immaculate guest bedrooms share two bathrooms, kitchen privileges and a roomy lounge with big-screen TV.
This wood chalet with a wraparound veranda is surrounded by gardens and fruit trees. The two quaint, wood-paneled rooms feature local artwork, comfy couches and a shared bathroom. Breakfast is served on the outdoor balcony.
Hotel El Marañon
Five kilometers beyond Santa Ana, on the old, picturesque road to Ciudád Colón, you’ll find Hotel El Marañon. A bright mustard-yellow building, surrounded by fruit orchards, it has 20 simple cabins with firm beds.
Beacon Boutique Hotel
A stylish 27-room inn situated at the heart of Escazú Centro, this top-end spot comes stocked with all manner of luxury goodies: high thread-count linens, down comforters, king-sized beds, plush robes, in-room coffeemakers and even a pillow menu.
Casa De Las Tías
In a quiet area of San Rafael, this yellow-and-turquoise Cape Cod–style house (complete with picket fence) has five immaculate, individually decorated rooms, all with private bathrooms.
Hotel Mirador Pico Blanco
A sleepy stone inn located high in the hills, Pico Blanco is perched on a ridge 3km southeast of central Escazú. The hotel has seen better days, but the 15 rooms are comfortable, with tile floors, cable TV and clean, if slightly worn, bathrooms.
Apartotel María Alexandra
This centrally located apartment-hotel in San Rafael has 15 clean, wood-paneled apartments with private bedroom, kitchen and laundry area – all of which channel a late-’70s Brady Bunch vibe.
This chic, whitewashed hotel is situated on what has to be the best piece of real estate in Escazú: at the end of a winding mountain road, on a hillside overlooking several dozen hectares of uninhabited parkland, with the twinkling lights of San .