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Hotel Rincon de San Jose

3.0 of 5 Corner of Avenida 9 and Calle 15 | Barrio Otoya, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2007

Three star hotel. I would not give it more or less. Rooms are clean and the Dutch owner is very friendly. Staff at the reception speaks Spanish and English. Breakfast could be better. This includes, tea, coffee, fruits and slices of toasted bread and jam. Location is okay and the restaurant at the other side of the street (at the... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2006

Rooms basic but clean, good breakfast, very friendly staff, free internet, free safe. We stayed two nights here and we liked it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2006

I discovered the Hotel Rincon de San Jose through TripAdvisor and decided to make my reservation through their website based on the reviews and the price. My travel companion and I arrived in San Jose on a Friday night at about 9pm and had arranged for pickup through the hotel ($14). Sure enough, the driver was waiting for us in... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2006

Last Friday, the Hotel Rincon de San Jose acknowledged that i had prepaid for the room (in January!) but they refused to honor it because the person receiving the money (Emmanuel Vargas, reached through the hotel's Web Site) had not paid it and they would not contact him. I had driven 5 hours from the southern mountains to San Jose... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2005

Very friendly & helpful hotel in one of the nicer areas of central San Jose. Rooms are clean and simple with polished wood floors. Staff were exceedingly helpful. Have stayed there a number of times - always good.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2005

A delayed review of this hotel but since there aren't too many here goes. We stayed at this hotel in November. As the other reviewers said the genuine kindness of the hotel staff was above average. From letting us use their laundry dryer at no charge to letting us warm up leftovers in a microwave, all done with no hesitation.... More 

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Loretto, Pennsylvania
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2005

We stayed in the Hotel Rincon on arrival to San Jose and the day before departure from San Jose and would definitely stay there again. The people at the front desk were exceedingly kind and helpful. We had a very early flight and asked if they would have coffee available at 3:30 AM. They said they would, but when we... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2005

This place is really charming. The staff is extremely welcoming and helpful. The rooms are simple but quite comfortable and they serve a terrific breakfast, which is included in the price. You can't do better than this if you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel in San Jose. I highly recommend it.

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Washington, DC
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2005

I was pleasantly surprised with the amenties vs. price. The room was nice with cable and a large, clean, modern bathroom. Breakfast is included although it was only average (they do cook eggs but it was mostly the traditional continental breakfast). They also leave coffee out all day and the dining area is a very nice room. It's a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2005

We stayed there twice in December 2004. Both rooms were clean and well appointed for less than $40/night. The hotel is just south of the Parque Sabana and a short walk to several restaurants. I had no problems with the free internet computer and was able to check email and book hotels easily. Helpful front desk.

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rincon de San Jose 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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