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Hotel Don Carlos

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida 9 y Calle 9, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #26 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at hotel don carlos went above and beyond when my travel group became lost on our way to Arenal. We got a cab back to the hotel, and one of the front desk agents graciously found us a private bus to take us to our destination! Not only are the staff great, but the whole hotel is decorated... More

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at Don Carlos again for business purposes and I experienced the same excellent service, cleanliness and helpful staff as my last visit. I personally love this hotel because of its pre-Colombian style. I will definitely stay again at this hotel. Highly recommended

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying the night at Hotel Son Carlos. We had a stop over between Antonio Manuel and LA Fortuna. The hotel is historic as a former presidential residence and is located in a central part of San Jose.The staff was helpful in assisting us to book a rental car over the Thanksgiving holiday... More

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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very nice and quaint hotel. Very well situated and easy to get to. It has a very good restaurant with very good food. This is a very charming hotel and the employees are very accommodating. The rooms are spacious And very clean. I would stay there again.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This hotel was started by an expert in pre-Colombian art who set it up as a guesthouse for researchers, archeologists, intelligent. Has a huge collection of local art and archeological reproductions, plus lots of nooks and crannies to sit peacefully and chat or relax. Interior is very spacious and quaint. Lovely outdoor garden area with tiny pool where you can... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have stayed at the Don at least a half dozen times and when friends from out of the country go to San Jose this is where we recommend they stay. The location is excellent, the ambience is Costa Rican and the service is outstanding. The amazing art collection and comfortable lobby areas make this a destination in and of... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Like many guests, we stayed here for one night prior to taking a flight out of San Jose. The hotel has a lot of charm and the staff in reception and in the restaurant were all most friendly and helpful. Many of the older buildings in San Jose have been destroyed to make way for offices, impersonal hotels or even... More

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Valence, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

After arriving in Costa Rica we stayed one night in San José before moving on to Limón. For the city that was more than enough, I find it an ugly city where I do not feel safe. The dangerous areas are incredibly photogenic for street photography, but it gets crossed off the map for tourists as an absolute NO GO.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The place is definitely eccentric with lots of art, history, and quirky touches throughout. I'm not sure how "authentic" it all is, but there are plenty of curiosities to explore which make this place maybe worth checking out for a night. The location is nice as well, on a quiet street just a few blocks from the city center. The... More

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Bedfordshire, England
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17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I stayed there twice on a 2 week trip in costa rica. the rooms are large and clean. the breakfast was nice and we ate in the restaurant for dinner twice and had very nice meals. the décor of the hotel is positively charming

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Address: Avenida 9 y Calle 9, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Don Carlos 3*
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Don Carlos Hotel
Don Carlos San Jose
Hotel Don Carlos Costa Rica/San Jose

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