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Hotel Rincon de San Jose

Corner of Avenida 9 and Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #42 of 85 hotels in San Jose
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New Glasgow
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 1 night at either end of a tour of Costa Rica at this hotel. The first room we had was in the front, and was very noisy with traffic and dogs barking across the street all night. The second room was in the back and was much quieter. Both rooms were very clean. Hotel is close to parks,... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very reasonable privatly owned hotel in a very quite neigbourhoood, but still on walking distance of the city centre. We stayed here one night when we arrived at the airport. It was half an hour driving and not difficult to find. A good place to hit the road early in the morning after. There is a restaurant included that we... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is just a few minutes from the downtown area. The rooms have thin doors, you will hear people walking by, you will even hear the trains that are coming in the evening (they use their horns because there is no automatic system to warn cars/pedestrians). One friend had ants in her room. I had one or two big... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The hotel is very uniquely laid out, almost as if it was a few different buildings made into one by connecting with outdoor spaces. To get to our room, we walked over a walkway, down stairs, then down a hallway, and back up stairs to where 4 rooms were located. It was a nice switch up. Basic room; two single... More

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Syracuse, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I had no firm plans when I arrived to San Jose/Costa Rica. I used Tripadvisor to help me find an inexpensive hotel, good ratings, nice walk to downtown, etc. I was very pleasantly and happily surprised on my hotel choice. The front desk hotel staff was VERY helpful in helping me plan my travels (again on the whim) and general... More

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Denver, CO
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed at this hotel at the beginning of our trip and the end of our trip so we tried 2 rooms. The place was great for what we needed at a good price (with a small group tour). Service was good - they let us check in at 9am after our 7am arrival which was greatly appreciated because we... More

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London, UK
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Stayed here before and at the end of a tour. Comfortable option and no complaints except some slight traffic noise and could have black out curtains. Would recommend this hotel if looking for a good value for money option. Location in a quiet neighbourhood not far from central sights and main shopping avenue which are 5 to 10 minute walk... More

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Astoria, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

San Jose in general didn't "WOW" me. This hotel didn't either. It is in a strange part of town - and kind of a long walk away from the center of the city. The hotel itself was clean. Rooms were cleaned and restocked everyday. There's Wi-Fi which is convenient and their breakfast isn't too bad - rice and beans, cereal,... More

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Assen, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Booked this place as part of a package deal: after a long flight, and before early-morning transportation to Tortuguero. Our room (bed, shower) was small and basic, and inconveniently located, up and down many steps with our luggage, at the back of the property, where there was nevertheless noise from the road. Breakfast was quite simple, compared to similarly priced... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Very lovely hotel, friendly staff, rooms are clean and the ambiance is great. We were travelling in Costa Rica with our 2 daugthers (3 and 5 years old). The owners were very helpful giving us good advise were to travel in San José with 2 little children. Breakfast was great and we loved the garden!! Nice price for a more... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Rincon De San Jose Costa Rica
Address: Corner of Avenida 9 and Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #42 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a a beautiful three star hotel in the historical center of San Jose Costa Rica. Our characteristic hotel rooms are fully equipped with hot en cold water showers, television and telephone. You will find a warm and inviting accommodation located in three antique colonial mansions in the historical center of San Jose. With its quiet and friendly atmosphere is the perfect place to stay, whether you are traveling for vacations or business. Our restaurant El Jardin is a nice little restaurant in our courtyard garden with its international kitchen strives to serve lunches, dinners, drinks and cocktails for accessible prices. Great presentation, fresh products carefully combined for our dishes! Is the beste way to describe what we mean with a charming dining experience! Our menu offers a choice for every taste at any time, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Fish, meat, chicken, pastas, salads, sandwiches, wraps, risottos, fresh Costarican coffee , cake, cocktails, fresh mixed tropical juices, cocktails and small snacks or bocas. For meetings, private diners or exhibitions we also offer an executive lounge! All this just a few minutes walking away from the whole host of attractions like museums, The National Theater, shopping district. The most heard from our guest is that they find it surprising to find such a lovely hotel behind these facades. Our guests tend to relax and enjoy San Jose before taking off to explore the rest of Costa Rica to return for an other stay with us to bring their holiday to a nice closure. ... more   less 
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