This neat little hotel in downtown Santa Elena offers well-kept rooms at a fair price. Yes, the rooms are tiny, and so are the TV’s, but you may find yourself spending more time lounging in the lovely, palm-tree shaded interior courtyard, which has a pretty, if small, pool (it even has a water slide, which is a hit with children). The hotel is kept immaculate, and there’s a friendly air to the whole operation. You’ll find a simple restaurant on the grounds, as well as an inviting second-floor bar. For a good view, head up to the unfinished rooftop terrace.