Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
In the upscale residential neighborhood of San Isidro
The Sonesta Hotel is located in San Isidro, an upscale residential neighborhood next to Miraflores. Like Miraflores, it attracts tourists with its many bars, restaurants, and shops. The hotel is at the northwest corner of Parque El Olivar (a lovely park lined by ancient olive trees), and within walking distance of the golf course and ancient temple ruins.
The 134-room Sonesta El Olivar is a high-end choice in the upscale residential neighborhood of San Isidro. Aside from its safe, walkable location, the hotel stands out for its long list of on-site amenities: a fitness center, a salon, a business center with free coffee and cookies, a spacious rooftop pool, two tasty restaurants, and 24-hour room service. Rooms are large, with massive flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minibars, and fresh flowers (a nice touch), but the beige-heavy decor -- with some dated furniture and sparsely adorned walls -- isn't as luxurious as one may expect from a four-pearl hotel.