Reviews from guests

We booked for two nights and ended up staying for four. Alexis and James are beautiful people, passionate about travel and helping travelers. The kind of hosts you wish would run all hospitality services. The place is wonderfully charming, clean and authentic. A classic B&B and perfect spot to set up while you explore Costa Rica. They were full of information and offered many contacts as we considered different locations to live. Safe neighborhood next to lovely park. Mini gourmet grocery market walking distance. Easy access to buses. No AC needed, weather is perfect and great ventilation. Internet is strong and stable. Quiet evenings. We loved our stay and everyone we met there! Carley&Andres USA sept 2021

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I can say without reservation (the pun is intended) that this B&B is among the best I have frequented: the hosts are generous and discreet, the residence is spotlessly clean, security is assured—three keys gain entry to the apartment and building; the rented room and adjoining communal facilities create a relaxing atmosphere, the breakfast is of a “do it yourself” variety selected from an assortment of foods, the location in an upscale neighborhood is close to restaurants and a nearby stadium and park. I appreciated both my reception on arrival and the privacy which this exhausted traveler needed and found at the end of a complicated journey.”  Rene, DE

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This place felt like we were home and the best of it were the two excellent hosts. They were welcoming, warm, hospitable in every way possible. Getting a drive back and forth to the Airport was a great start when you do not know the City of San Jose. Alexis was super arranging tours for us.Her communication back and forth before we arrived was excellent. Having her assistance in finding places to eat , top attractions, how to get around, exchanging money, was invaluable. They were incredibly flexible and accommodating could not put one step wrong. The Residence La Paz is as its name , peaceful, airy, clean, beautifully maintained and a real bargain! The rooms were spacious and very comfortable, clean and well decorated. The included breakfast is a lovely easy way to start the day. You can prepare your own food there , if you like, as it has a full kitchen as a bonus. Fridge, stove microwave, dishes, utensils what ever you would need. We could not be more pleased and we liked it so much with the two terrific hosts that we extended our stay to 8 whole days! Another asset is you can meet other travelers there and share interesting travel experiences and get informed about what they have see in a beautiful big lounge, eating, reading and relaxing area with free tourist brochures, maps, etc. The whole was an excellent stay. Hugh, US

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Alexis and James’ place is fantastic! It was perfect for our stay and James picked us up from the airport, which made coming into Costa Rica so comfortable and easy! Alexis was super helpful in finding the right bus for us to take and offered lots of helpful suggestions. They are both always available to help and offer their experience to make your stay more enjoyable. They are amazing hosts and truly know the hospitality business! I definitely will stay again and recommend their space for comfort, accessibility, and short or long stays!Michael, US 

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Alexis and James are the perfect hosts. They are gracious and informative and happy to give directions, answer questions and give their input when asked. They make themselves available while gently respecting your privacy. Safe, spotless accommodations that are both practical and charming. As a dental tourist, their location was ideal and I couldn’t have asked for more.” Pamela, US

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I could not have asked for a better place to stay in San Jose. It is 2 blocks away from the running trails at the park, and I walked to and from Teatro Nacional and the shopping areas both days. My room, closet and bathroom were large and the bed very comfortable. Great kitchen area with breakfast variety. But the best part was the hosts. They were so helpful for my first visit to the city, I hope to stay there again.Teresa, CR

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“Alexis and James are incredible hosts! Not only are they so sweet they are very helpful with anything you need to know and quick to respond! The place is very clean, cute and well organized. Definitely a must to stay here while visiting Costa Rica!” Rebecca, US

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“I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Diane-Alexis and James’s accommodation. It is clean, bright, spacious, quiet and has all the amenities you could wish for. There are double beds and plenty of cupboard space. The water is always hot and the shower is nice and strong. The kitchen facilities are excellent and the dining room is a very pleasant room to eat in, full of interesting art works and you can sit outside if you want to. Everything is in tip-top condition and Diane-Alexis and James are extremely helpful. They have all the tourist information/leaflets/maps to hand. The neighborhood is upscale and safe with local eateries and shops within a short walk.” Harvey, UK

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“Alexis and James are both experienced travelers and hosts, so they had many interesting stories and much valuable information. Alexis set us up with several terrific activities that gave us a much greater appreciation of SJO, and helped us set up details for the next leg of our trip. Can’t say enough about James and Alexis’ hospitality and absolutely recommend a stay at Residence La Paz for a visit to San Jose.” Dana, US

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Alexis and James are great hosts and attend to every little need of their guests. The rooms are bright and clean and I enjoyed the balcony adjoining my room. The location is great as well, I didn’t need a car to get around – grocery stores, banks, restaurants and the park are all within walking distance.” Dipaan, US

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This really is a gem and I cannot recommend it enough. It was my first time in Costa Rica and I felt so well taken care of by Alexis and James. It was easy to communicate with them and James was able to pick me up at the airport on short notice. Alexis’ local knowledge is invaluable, providing tips and helping me find out the bus schedule. The place is sparkling clean and it’s close to many good places to eat, ATMs and a market. I’ll be sure to stay here again if I’m back in San José!Daniela, SE

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You will find no better hosts than Diane-Alexis & James! Their place is fabulous, impeccably decorated, comfortable and clean. But the best part is the hosts. Their hospitality, knowledge and expertise about all things San Jose and CR are worth it! If you thought you wanted to be right in the center of San Jose I would reconsider it and stay here, just for the valuable information you can gather. Their place is easily accessible to the city center. They are very generous with their time, extremely responsive. They go above and beyond with their breakfast amenities and if you plan to cook while in CR, you will not find a more accommodating kitchen. We’ve stayed in many Air BnB’s and this is one of the best!Kriss, DE

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We enjoyed our stay in the quiet neighborhood of La Sabana. Diane and James’ who reside in the adjacent apartment welcomed us into the unit and were very hospitable. The room is in an apartment with a self sufficient kitchen as opposed to a bed and breakfast. We did enjoy to cook for ourselves and use the fruit and eggs that were provided in the morning. The balcony was a huge plus and provided great air circulation throughout the bedroom. I recommend booking with Diane and James.” Ava & Dane, AU

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You will not find any better hosts than Alexis and James. Whatever your reason for visiting San Jose La Paz offers the best bang for your buck! Safe, quiet neighborhood, secured building, comfortable and clean accommodations, easy walking to restaurants, grocery, and the dental clinics.” Ralph, US

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