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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 86 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007
Peekaboogal New York
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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
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

Stayed in Hotel Don Carlos for one night after arriving on an early flight. The hotel is quaint and has a spanish atmosphere with a fountain, paintings, tiles, nice furnishings in the lobby to the patio. They have a traditional tico breakfast which was really delicious and highly recommended. The room was nice and simple...alittle musty but ok. The hotel... More

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Buenos Aires
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2007

Right, stay in San Jose only if you need. Otherwise, just go straight to Manuel Antonio, Guanacaste or Caribe . I stayed in this hotel and it's quite nice and simple and very friendly, and it's in Barrio Amon, the only one nice neighborhood in this town. I recommend lunch in Cafe del Mundo 3 blocks from the hotel. San... More

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Willowbrook, Illinois
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10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2007

Pros: Excellent service. Great free breakfast. Peaceful patio with fountain. Access to computer and internet service for free. On site cafe. On site travel agency, with option to book excursions with your room reservation ahead of time. Good location. They'll arrange transport to and from the airport, and other taxi service. They'll store luggage for you as long as you... More

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los angeles
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2007

Decent hotel in a decent part of town but the rooms have slotted vents above the doors so you can hear everything that happens in the hotel (we were in the back and could hear the front desk receiving calls.) They make a great pina colado though! San Jose is really dirty so limit your stay.

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New York City
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2007

One other reviewer made a comment that I would like to reiterate--if there's any way to avoid staying in San Jose, do it. The city is not very exciting and seemingly dangerous (everyone told us to take a cab if we were going more than only 4 or 5 blocks after 9pm or so). However, the Hotel Don Carlos proved... More

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2007

The Hotel Don Carlos was recommended to us by a friend 15 years ago and it still today remains our favourite hotel in San José. It is the house of a former president and a very typical Costa Rican hotel with very friendly and courteous service. August 2007 will be our third trip to Costa Rica and we will be... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2007

San Jose is not a great city. Don Carlos makes the best of a bad situation. It is clean, and the breakfast is substantial. No iron in room, no air conditioning, although you may not need it. Hallways loud. Price was very reasonable. Service was good overall, BUT they have very limited knowledge of tourist attractions! For example nobody could... More

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Chicago
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2007

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Don Carlos for one night, before our early departure back to the States the next morning. It was very easy to set up transportation to/from the hotel and the airport. We did this on their website. The hotel itself was gorgeous. It was very clean and the staff was very knowledgable and friendly.

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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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Toronto
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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