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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 #27 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2007
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2007

Stayed April 27th and May 5th. Our first and last night in CR. Rooms were very clean and service was very good. Received a complimentary cocktail both times. We ate once for lunch in their restaurant and it was really good. I would recommend this Hotel. They have a really nice gift shop, with a lot of interesting items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2007

Really unique hotel, with great service, good travel adivce, excllent breakfast, and a plesant property.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2007

We stayed 1 night at this little hotel in downtown San Jose. The building itself is an old mansion, and as such is very picturesque and charming. The rooms are nothing remarkable, just basic hotel rooms with rather uncomfortable beds. Their showers do have good strong water pressure and hot water. But the staff is absolutely wonderful. They were very... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2007

Very nice boutique hotel. The staff were wonderful. The rooms were nice. Great place to start your Costa Rica adventure. Very nice complimentary breakfast in the AM. Free internet.

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Vancouver Island, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2007

Our vacation for a family of 4 got off to a rocky start with airline problems, but fortunately the Hotel Don Carlos gave us a positive first impression of Costa Rican hospitality. We were booked for 2 nights, 2 rooms, but had to advise them a few short hours before our intended arrival that we missed our connection and had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2006

This hotel was very charming. The front desk staff was very welcoming and friendly. They volunteered a 10% discount since we were leaving too early in the morning to partake of the free breakfast. We got a free cocktail upon check-in. They had 3 computers set up for free internet. The room itself was very quaint. It reminded me of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2006

Up front, let me say I did not stay at the Hotel Don Carlos but did visit it and was completely charmed. Like some of the other reviewers, I arrived in San Jose the first time at around midnight and the downtown area can be a bit alarming in places. After you've been there, you know it is not that... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2006

we arrived at the don carlos hotel after a frightening drive from manuel antonio. visitors beware! there are no street signs or addresses in san jose- and pretty much all of costa rica for that matter. we finally arrived after a stressful drive during what appeared to be rush hour. the hotel itself was very nice-"pre columbian" with an open... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2006

This is our second stay at the Don Carlos, and we absolutely love it. It is a small (38 rooms) hotel which used to be a private residence in downtown San Jose, CR. The interior is decorated with pre-Columbian artifacts, and is in a casual style that makes visitors feel at home. It is SO much nicer than the many... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2006

It was nightime when we arrived in San Jose. Driving in from the airport was a little scary, as all the buildings have bars on them and a lot with razor wire. The Don Carlos was in an area the seemed pretty unsafe during the night. It is very nice inside. All the common areas are really nice. The outside... 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*
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