We had a wonderful 5-day stay at Isla Verde. It is a small (about 40 rooms), family-run hotel--extremely clean, attractively decorated, and equipped with a very nice Cantonese restaurant. The multilingual staff are outstanding. We received help from Jorge and Dora in rescheduling a tour that we had to postpone when our son was not feeling great for a couple days. Jorge actually walked us to a pharmacy to get medicine for him. We used Isla Verde as our base for exploring Santa Fe as well as a coffee plantation, volcano, and other sights. We had two Deluxe rooms, each with a lovely balcony overlooking a peaceful residential area. We enjoyed sitting out there in the morning sun every day and drinking our coffee. There is an excellent complimentary buffet breakfast that has the traditional Costa Rican components--gallo pinto, eggs, plantains, and fresh fruit--plus a few pastries and other items. We ended up eating at the restaurant many times because it is so good (it also has a small bar). I can't recommend this hotel highly enough. It isn't right in the middle of the city, which was fine for us, because it was peaceful. We used Uber to visit places in the city. The hotel is very close to the U.S. Embassy. Wifi was fine. Very comfortable beds--I am picky! If we return to San Jose, we will definitely stay here.