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Hotel 1492

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Calle 31-33 Ave 1, San Jose 4988-1000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #19 of 54 San Jose B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

I can't say enough great things about this place. It's small and the owner and his wife are almost always around to be super helpful and kind. My partner and I are vegetarian. When we asked about a restaurant on the first night that might be safe to walk to, the owner's wife said she'd give us a ride as... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

The price is right for this hotel but the breakfast selection is fairly average. It was, though, a nice introduction to the 'tipico' Costa Rican breakfast. The hotel is located closer to the east side of San Jose and some taxi drivers do not appear to know where it is. Driving from here to the highway out of San Jose... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

I stayed at this hotel about 5 times over my trip and loved it nice and quiet - there are trains but they didnt really keep me awake the garden is really cute and there are lovely paintings everywhere the area is a short walk into san jose good restarants around here as well olio, mediterraneo and limoncello the staff... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

I wouldn't recommend this place. The building is very charming at first, but the noisy train at 6am to 10:30pm can ruin it all! Also walls are too thin and you can hear everything is going on next door. The breakfast is very poor - comparing to other options in San Jose for the same price. Tiny room, difficult to... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

A hidden gem! Quiet, relaxed, clean,, good breakfast and coffee, internet, secure. Very comfortable, airy, sunlight, Lots of living room, well decorated. Bi-lingual staff, quiet and safe/beautiful neighborhood. I am a businessman from USA and an experienced Central American traveler, having lived in Belize, Nicaragua, and San Jose. The value is great. I love this pace!!!

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

Agree with previous reviewer about noise of train. That said, and on the basis of a three-night stay there, I will look here first next time I an in town. Good location, atmosphere, service, and cleanliness. We were offered a nice glass of wine when we came in after spending each day touring.

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Zürich, Schweiz
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

Real nice place and very friendly staff. Good breakfast too! Conveniently situated in a quiet 'barrio', the only thing that can be disturbing is the train that passes 2 blocks behind the building and is rather noisy. On the other hand you're up early... Carpe diem! :-) Stayed there twice during the same trip to CR (4 nights and 2... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2007

Our party of 7 people loved the little hotel, although it is more of a B & B than a hotel. The staff were very friendly, made us tea when we arrived and directed us to a nearby pub, (the Olio I think is its name),where we walked to dinner. Free internet access and my friends all loved the place... More

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2007

I stay on the Hotel 1492 and the people that work there are so nice, the family that run it are so helpful and I love the cultural and historical decoration i will definitely stay on this hotel every time I go to San Jose

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2005

Stayed at the 1492 because of its location. Nice enough and clean enough and convenient enough with a good breakfast but, room was so small we had to go outside just to change our mind. At about $75 it was way too much. We cancelled our second night and went to a fantastic french hotel just a few blocks away... More

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Address: Calle 31-33 Ave 1, San Jose 4988-1000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel 1492 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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