Located right on the busy Avenida La Reforma, this charming three-story hotel features a Tudor exterior that's a little out of place in this Central American country. The British influence is carried over to the rooms, which feature antique furniture or knockoffs. My favorite rooms have plenty of space and varnished wood floors. This place is very similar in feel to La Casa Grande (below), but trumps it in terms of amenities and comfort. As with La Casa Grande, these folks often cater to prospective adoptive parents or those in the middle of the process, and are very close to the American embassy. The San Carlos has a small lap pool in a pretty garden area.
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