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Hotel Don Carlos

#29 of 87 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Avenida 9 y Calle 9, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #29 of 87 Hotels in San Jose
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a superior room for 1 night, and we arrived 8 AM in the morning from the airport. We checked in early and left our luggage at the front desk, and they were able to get a room ready for us by 10 am which happened to be wheelchair accessible. The staff was super friendly and super helpful, and... More 

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Huron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed there 2 nights and loved it. Had an inner courtyard balcony room and requested for our second night at the end of our vacation and they hooked us up😘.would stay there again in a heartbeat. Would have given them a 5 but the neighborhood is a little run down. Not the hotel though, just beautiful architecture

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I've stayed here several times and ALWAYS loved it. I am insulin dependent and they are really good about storing my insulin (it must stay cold) and getting it for me anytime day or night! Additionally I love the architecture,the statues, the art, the food, the rooms but MOST OF ALL the owners and staff who go out of their... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stayed here our first night. Wonderful service! Friendly staff. Excellent concierge. Lovely glass stained windows on the 1st floor. We were on the 3rd floor and it was very hot and humid. There was a ceiling fan which was the saving grace. No elevator. Not for physically challenged. They were very gracious and carried our luggage up and down the... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is an historic property in the centre of San Jose. We stayed for just one night before heading out on our tour of Costa Rica. For this purpose the hotel was perfectly adequate. Most people were leaving of tours early the next morning and breakfast was coffee and a prepared box of food which made sense. Due to the... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Hotel Don Carlos is a fantastic hotel to stay in when in San Jose. The rooms are lovely and have everything you need, the staff are really friendly and helped us out a lot, which we appreciate! The food in the hotel was amazing, the breakfast was the nicest we had in Costa Rica and we also had dinner which... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This hotel very quirky. Loved all the statues around all the little crooks and crannies. A really lovely hotel. Rooms, good size with sofa, a big shower and hairdryer. It was very welcoming when we arrived late and offered us a drink. We had a quick bite to eat of a toasted sandwich and headed to our room. We had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful with recommendations on what to see in San Jose. If you choice to book a trip to a volcano or waterfall they start quite early (7am ish) so if you are staying for only a day or two you may need to pre book onto a tour before you arrive or stay... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Spent 2 nights in this hotel and found it ok for my needs, even if ver basic. Very close to downtown San Jose, in the Barrio Amon which is a lovely, upmarket suburb with interesting buildings and art galleries. The room I was in - 21 - was very noisy because just above reception and meeting point, so ask for... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Don Carlos hotel many, many times. We have visited Costa Rica for about 10 years to get away from Massachusetts winters. The people are great; always willing to help. The food in the restaurant is typical Costa Rica - lots of rice and beans, and always fresh fruit. On one trip we stayed for... More 

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