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Hotel Alta Las Palomas

Mountain hotel with outdoor pool, near Multiplaza Mall Escazu

  • Free WiFi and free parking
ZAR 2,389

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  • Buena habitación, excelente vista.

    Apr 3, 2021

  • Great place will be going back there soon! The staff was wonderful and very accomodating…

    Feb 13, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 23 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Sauna

What’s around

  • Business Center Forum 1 - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Business Center Forum 2 - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Sabana Park - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km
  • Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km
  • Jade Museum - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • National Theater - 8 mi / 12.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Valley View, Garden Area
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Valley View, Garden Area
  • Grand Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Garden View
  • Grand Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View
  • Master Suite


  • Business Center Forum 1 - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Business Center Forum 2 - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Sabana Park - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km

What’s around


  • Business Center Forum 1 - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Business Center Forum 2 - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Sabana Park - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km
  • Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km
  • Jade Museum - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • National Theater - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Costa Rica Convention Center - 10.4 mi / 16.7 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 38 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 17 min drive
  • Santo Domingo Santa Rosa Station - 17 min drive
  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 17 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 23 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Onsite extended parking (CRC 4000 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Spa services on site
  • Sauna
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 3


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages and massages.


La Luz - This poolside fine-dining restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Small print

Also known as

  • Alta Escazu
  • Hotel Alta Las Palomas Santa Ana
  • Alta Las Palomas Santa Ana
  • Alta Hotel
  • Hotel Alta Las Palomas Hotel
  • Hotel Alta Las Palomas Santa Ana
  • Hotel Alta Las Palomas Hotel Santa Ana
  • Alta Hotel Escazu
  • Hotel Alta
  • Hotel Alta Las Palomas Escazu
  • Hotel Alta Las Palomas
  • Alta Las Palomas Escazu
  • Alta Las Palomas
  • Hotel Alta Las Palomas Costa Rica/Escazu

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of CRC 35000 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Extended parking costs CRC 4000 per night

Rollaway beds are available for CRC 20000.0 per night

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CRC 8500 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 24000 per vehicle (one-way)

Cruise ship terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, and bus station shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Alta Las Palomas does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. There's a charge of CRC 35000 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, La Luz offers alfresco dining, Mediterranean cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Restaurante Taj Mahal (14-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 24000 per vehicle one-way.
  • Hotel Alta Las Palomas has an outdoor pool and a sauna, as well as a garden.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Best hotel

    Most beautiful and romantic hotel in San jose

    Bill, 2 night trip, Feb 5, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The hotel is excellent and the service is great. I had to arrive very early in the morning and they supported me with this. The rooms are spacious and you can enjoy a nice view. I will definitely come back and recommend it to anyone going to the city.

    1 night business trip, Feb 3, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Buena ubicacion. El restaurante que esta abajo del Hotel es excelente, Park Cafe.

    Pamela, 1 night romance trip, Jan 28, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Cool little boutique hotel up in the hills of Santa Ana. We just stayed for 1 night on the tail end of our Costa Rica trip. They set up airport transfers and a massage in our room which was fantastic after traveling for 7 days. Food and service were great in the attached restaurant. There was a great little soda called Cebolla Verde a 1 minute walk down the road.

    Kevin, 1 night trip, Feb 24, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    almost perfect

    The location might not be for everyone... very removed physically from the city (a plus for us, but perhaps not for everyone). The view from the hotel is lovely...the place is very quiet. The restaurant is a lovely space, the food very good. The rooms are a little weird... steps in the rooms seem arbitrary and potentially dangerous at night. We've stayed at the hotel three times over the years and haven't broken our necks yet, so the obstacle course of getting to the bathroom at night hasn't yet paralyzed us.

    William, 1 night trip, Feb 20, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Seriously one of the most unique and beautiful hotels I've ever stayed in. The building was old and we got locked in our bathroom a few times but I'm the type of person who finds those quirks charming and hilarious. I'd rather feel like I'm in a castle than have new and functional doorknobs! The restaurant was incredible. We received 4 free drink tickets upon arriving. The restaurant was full that night due to Valentine's Day but the rest of our stay we were able to get a table right away. We ended up eating at the restaurant 3 times because it was so good and beautiful. My boyfriend (now fiancé) proposed to me under the Guanacaste tree and strung lights out back and honestly I can't think of a more romantic place to get engaged. The staff kept to themselves and it was overall a very serene and spa like experience. There were other guests but it honestly felt like we had the place to ourselves. Parking is a bit tight but we always found a space.

    Rachael, 2 night trip with friends, Feb 14, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Beautiful property, very accommodating staff and outstanding food at their restaurant. We will be back

    1 night romance trip, Feb 6, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    This is probably the most beautiful Boutique Hotel in San Jose. Unique architecture, gardens and views makes it a very different and enjoyable place. Rooms are somehow outdated but still pretty cool.

    Jamie, 1 night trip, Jan 22, 2020

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  • 6,0.Good

    The food was overpriced and in general terrible. The rooms felt awkward In layout - one door from living area that opens to the outside balcony only fresh air for a two room suite - windows in bedroom don’t open, so stuffy. The back bathroom is big, but dark And also without windows. The grounds are beautiful as is the dining area . Pool is too cold . Staff was friendly and service fine in general.

    1 night family trip, Jan 4, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great boutique hotel. Very clean and comfortable.

    We stayed one night with the family after a long trip to the Peninsula. After being in pretty much in the jungle, this was a welcome change. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was great, in particular for the home made break - the croissant were superb, as good if not better than the one we tried earlier in the year in Paris. The rooms were well equipped and very cleaned. the only opportunity, I’d say is that it lacks of a hot tub and the pool is not heater. Although, CR is very warm/hot, San Jose is cooler than the peninsula and having a heated or hot tub would make this even a more complete hotel. In any case, I highly recommend this hotel for couple or families. We were two adults with 3 kids.

    Mario, 1 night family trip, Jan 2, 2020

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