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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 #29 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is homey. Decor is outdated. Staff is nice. Everything worked. Out of the craziness of downtown San Jose. Good value. Close enough to other things to walk to. But nothing to write home about. Beds were clean. Shower and bathroom clean.

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22 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel definitely has the WOW factor if you are looking for something very quaint and a bit quirky with a 5 star service, free buffet breakfast included in the price, located in the historical area of San Jose only a few minutes walk from the city centre near to the Jade Museum and one block from the Zoo. Very... More 

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Niederkorn, Luxembourg
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a roundtrip through Costa Rica we had the misfortune to lodge twice in this shabby establishment. We've never seen as much old in bathrooms than in this Hotel. The floor, entire shower, the seams and the celling were covered with it. Yummy! As for the breakfast, there were no positive surprises either. Poor choice and average taste are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I lead groups 2-3 times a year to Costa Rica. Individuals fly in from all over and we bring them the first night to Don Carlos before heading to the Caribbean side of country. Don Carlos' staff is like a second family. It is a quaint boutique hotel where everyone welcomes you back. The café has great food, too. After... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
34 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We just spent 4 days here and LOVE this hotel and the wonderful staff. It has been around since 1947 and is the fourth generation of this family owned hotel. It has a treasure of Costa Rican art throughout. On day 4 we were still seeing things we hadn't yet noticed. There are outdoor courtyards/swimming pool(small)/lounge areas with a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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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10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Address: Avenida 9 y Calle 9, 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 Don Carlos 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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#15 Business Hotel in San Jose

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