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Taylor Inn B & B

Avenida 13, Calles 03-03B, # 336 | 600 Norte y 50 al Este del Automercado, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #28 of 53 San Jose B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We were put in a downstairs room in the courtyard. Funky doors which you couldn't actually lock with the key (it was like a turn-knob lock from the inside only). You could also hear Everything and everyone...and unluckily for us some friends of the caretakers(owners?) were staying next door. We came in from being out all day to find the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This was the estate of the Italian who built the National Theatre and the architecture is charming. The dining area opens to a breezy open flower garden that attracts hummingbirds and other song birds. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the complimentary breakfast was fresh and substantial. The location was prime!! We could safely walk to all the downtown... More

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Essex
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

If you believe the guide books you'll have nothing but problems in San Jose, but that's so far from the truth (if you take the normal precuations that is). This B&B is handily located and the staff are really helpful, they will help with directions, maps etc. Rooms are big and clean and our room had a huge bathroom. Breakfast... More

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Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

We began our trip to Costa Rica here after an evening arrival in San Jose. The rooms were clean and pleasant, if basic. The beds were very comfortable, and the atmosphere welcoming. The colonial architecture offers high ceilings and an airy feel, with each room opening onto a central courtyard. This hotel is a short walk to the downtown area... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

In all honesty, this is not a bad little spot, for the $30 a night that I spent on a private room with two beds, one single and one double with my own private bathroom, I cannot complaint too much, however the layout is not that great, every room is in an open courtyard facing the main entrance along with... More

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Naples, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
15 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Not what I expected but I had to stay in San Jose longer than I'd planned. The staff here are so friendly and helpful that I liked it better than when I first arrived. I'd stay there again simply because of the staff.

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Brooklyn, NY
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

We stayed here only one night because it's just a few blocks from the bus station,and our feelings are mixed. On one hand, the people are friendly and helpful, and it felt kind of homey. We enjoyed watching hummingbirds while having our breakfast. On the other, the walls are very thin, and the century-old house is extremely creaky, so it... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

My husband and I booked a 3-night stay at this place after spending a week at a time-share unit in Uruca. We wanted to experience downtown San Jose on foot before leaving Costa Rica! The reviews from TripAdvisor and the pictures convinced us that this was it! We were welcomed by Alfonso the day before and when we checked in... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

This is a small budget B&B very close to the centre of San Jose. The house is an old "adobe" house with the traditional layout, which is nice. The room that we stayed in was quite damp and dank though, no windows. We did not feel comfortable leaving the room by night, as it is in a somewhat shady corner... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

Taylor's Inn is a great Bed and Breakfast! Loved the ambiance, everywhere I turned there was beautiful pieces of art. Great historical district, beautiful old (but well kept) Spanish home. The Inn is at walking distance to downtown shopping area and museums, etc... but far enough to feel like I was in a small town. The personal was very helpful... More

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Address: Avenida 13, Calles 03-03B, # 336 | 600 Norte y 50 al Este del Automercado, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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Taylor Inn es located in Historical Barrio Amón, downtown San José. Conveniently located within walking distance to museums, art galleries, fine restaurants and bus station to the caribbean and pacific coast. Built in 1908 by italian immigrant Adriano Arie Baseli and restored into a charming bed and breakfast by the Taylor family, Taylor Inn offers 10 rooms with private bath, ceiling fan, cable TV, free WiFi, telephone, radio alarm clock, and safety deposit box. Continental breakfast included in room rate. Taylor Inn is also a great location to enjoy the best one day tours in Costa Rica. The Braulio Carrillo National Park (Rain Forest), Poas and Irazú volcanoes, Doka Coffee Plantation, Orosi Valley, Lankester Orchid Garden, Old Capital City of Cartago, White Water Rafting on the Reventazón or Pacuare rivers, all great one day tours from Taylor Inn. Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano and Pacific Island Cruise tours are also available as full day tours. ... more   less 
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