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Tucked into San José's historic district, amid art galleries and eclectic restaurants, is a peaceful enclave with two hacienda-style buildings, one facing a small free-form pool and the other surrounded by gardens. Birds are attracted by the flowers blooming about mature landscaping and burbling fountains add pleasant background music. Rustic wood furnishings, wrought-iron chandeliers, and shady porticos give the place the feeling of a private rural estate, complete with a small chapel. Some suites have kitchens while others include separate bedrooms and/or balconies. All are decorated simply, with bedside reading lamps, sitting areas, and clean white walls with brightly colored accents. Many guests are return visitors and can give you tips on the best restaurants and attractions in the area.