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Hemingway Inn

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Avenida 9, Calle 9 | Barrio Amon, San Jose 10000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #19 of 51 San Jose B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014
Kim F Chicago, Illinois
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My husband & I started our Costa Rica vacation here, staying 2 nights in late February 2014. We took a cab from the airport - turns out we could have taken the shuttle arranged by the Hemingway for about the same price, but it was not a problem. The staff at this B&B is very friendly, for the most part,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The hotel has probably seen better times, it is not in the best shape. There was smell in the bathroom, the common area (inner garden) looked like someone was not showing up for work for a while. The breakfast was good, but very slow. The owner is an amiable American guy, but it does not seem he spends a lot... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We enjoyed staying at this place. Our room was clean, large and had hot water too. There was a bit of noise from the street before 8pm but it was quiet when we wanted to rest. The staff were good and the breakfast in the courtyard was goo. Enjoyed the painting of the walls and the history of the place... More

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I spent 2 nights at the Hemingway Inn, and overall found the hotel to be adequate for the price paid. The staff were friendly, and the location was fine. The room facilities were very basic but generally clean and functional. I found the rooms to be noisy (particularly the door bell) so best to come prepared with ear plugs. The... More

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Sandefjord, Norway
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98 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you can afford something better, look elsewhere. This place is really basic, and in desperate need of renovation. If you do stay here, make sure to avoid the rooms at the ground floor. Or you will hear every noise from reception and bar. And they will hear every sound you produce. Rooms small and poorly equipped. The matrasses have... More

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Easley, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a nicely priced hotel on a safe and pretty street. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are OK. The WiFi worked real well. The food is fantastic. The breakfast is included with the room and its hot cooked as you order with delicious Costa Rican coffee.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

It was a nice hotel, very clean...although my room didn't have hot water (apparently they were having issues one night?). The staff (except overnight guy - hard to tear him away from poker) wer super friendly and really helpful booking tours for me.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Good hotel with basic but good services. There was nothing surprising but you don't need to be always surprised. The only complaint I have is when we asked for early breakfast or even package or just apple would be fine because our flight was in the early morning and It was not the best morning without breakfast until after check-in... More

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Darwin, Australia
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40 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The rooms were very basic and walls were paper thin. Hot water was not always available. However, the breakfasts were good with excellent pancakes. It is a bit of a walk to the area where the national theatre is located and the area was interesting at night time! Not somewhere you would want to walk at night. There was a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed one night after cancelling our second night. The first room we where given was awful we asked to move which they did. We didnt have hot water for a few hours. I think depends on what room u get but I think its overpriced 70 us dollars 2 people a night.

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Also Known As:
Hemingway Hotel
Hemingway Hotel San Jose
Hemingway Inn Costa Rica/San Jose
Address: Avenida 9, Calle 9 | Barrio Amon, San Jose 10000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hemingway Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hemingway Inn is an authentic Spanish mansion in Barrio Amón. Hemingway Inn is a famously photographed building in San José, Costa Rica. Though the city has grown around it, it was originally built as a large hacienda for the family of a wealthy coffee plantation owner in the 1920´s. Though none of the seventeen guest rooms are the same, they all have singles, queen or king beds, WiFi/Wireless Internet, cable television with over 60 channels in English and Spanish, telephone with free calls within Costa Rica (and ability to make international calls with a credit card or charged to your bill).Hemingway Inn is in an excellent location, in the historic quarter of Barrio Amon San José, within easy walking distance of all the museums, great restaurants, the National Theater,Parks, souvenir shopping, banking, the central market and the infamous night life circuit.It will be a pleasure to host you at the Hemingway Inn. ... more   less 
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