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Hotel Don Carlos

#28 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Avenida 9 y Calle 9, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #28 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Wausau, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stayed in room 29 and had a nice view of the mountains and some of the city. The hotel was in walking distance to downtown and was in a nice neigborhood. The room was spacious and bed was comfortable. The hotel is a work of art and the staff were friendly and most helpful. Would defiently stay here again... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We have stayed at the Don Carlos hotel three times and found this beautiful old mansion filled with artworks a wonderful experience each time. Mr Steve and the rest of staff are very helpful, the breakfast tasty, the rooms clean and comfortable. Looking forward to next trip to Costa Rica and this delightful hotel. Lawrence and Patricia. Minnestoa

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State College, Pennsylvania, USA
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We concluded our trip to Costa Rica with a stay in San Jose as we had an early flight out the last day. Our booking service booked us a night in the Hotel Don Carlos, an historic hotel. The man at the front desk was very nice and helpful. We had a room on the main floor accessed off the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have stayed at this hotel two times, each on the tail end of a visit to other areas of Costa Rica. It's so much more fun to stay in the city, and the prices are comparable with the airport hotels. It's very walkable to museums and parks in San Jose, and the rooms are clean and spacious. The food... More 

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