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Casa 69
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   69 calle 25bis | Barrio California, San Jose, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #6 of 56 San Jose B&B and Inns
Issaquah, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Short Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Casa 69 is a great place to stay, especially when traveling by yourself. There's a secure entry & exit which made it a really safe place. All of the staff was very nice & accommodating. I thought it was a great a great location where everything is within walking distance so that was a bonus! The only I didn't give full marks is because of the noise, which you are warned about & they do as much as they can with the sleep sound machine to counteract that. The train right outside of the place is what really got to me, but nothing you can do about it (and it thankfully stops from something like 10pm-6am). If you're looking for a safe & comfortable place in San Jose this is it! But just be aware there is a train right outside the door! I'd stay here again on another short trip!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seneca Falls, New York
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Perfect first two nights in San Jose. Our room had a king and queen bed, with our private lanai. Internet, free calls to the USA, and breakfast. Not to mention the fridge, which we loaded up. Staff is friendly and the price is very affordable. Would highly recommend. Bar next door was very popular. Only con for me is the train that goes by daily.

Room Tip: In the center of town but difficult to find. One way street. About a $30 cab ride from the airport.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Walkable distance to the city center, museums, restaurants and national theater makes this little please a perfect base for staying in the Capitol. Few things to be aware if you considering renting room at Casa69: place located in the middle of district with active night life. Two night clubs are located on the same block and about 5 bars in 2 blocks radius. Things could definitely could get very noisy during the night. Street parking is almost non existent and we've being told by hotel receptionist our car could be vandalized by club goers. Casa69 provides inside parking for additional $10/night. Continental breakfast contained fresh bread and butter, jam, fresh papaya juice, fruits (papaya, watermelon and pineapple) and coffee. We ordered an additional omelette with ham ($7) and it was personal size. Staff was nice and attentive and we had great time. The only problem was absolutely no internet in the rooms.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Clean, affordable and close to city attractions where you can walk to by foot such as the museums and markets. A continental breakfast is included with the room fee (fruit, bread and coffee). The owner, Donna is very nice and gave us a lot of pointers to make the most of our stay.
The only Con was my room was getting a lot of noise from the neighboring bar whereas other persons I was traveling with did not have to deal with that issue....so it's all about the location! Room 5 and 8 from where they are positioned would get the most of the bar noise.
If I was passing through this area again I would definitely stay again.
FYI: If booking, I recommend going directly to their website rather than a 3rd party site to book directly with the establishment and obtain confirmations.

Room Tip: Room 5 and 8 gets a lot of bar noise!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

During my trip to Costa Rica in March 2014, I was looking for a conveniently located B&B which was close to all of the major attractions in the city. Casa 69 fit the bill perfectly!

It is just a 7-8 min walk to the National Museum/Artisans Market, and a 15 min walk to the National Theater area. Dining/drinking options abound in the area, and it is ideally located for someone who is just spending a few short days in the city. The rooms were also great! Clean and well maintained, so no complains there! This is definitely excellent value, as I could not find another B&B this close to the heart of the city at this price range! I can't say enough good things about the staff! Everyone was genuinely nice and helpful! I looked to them for everything from suggestions on what/where to eat to where to go to get souvenirs, and the recommendations were always spot on!

Thank you Donna and staff for a wonderful time in San Jose! Looking forward to my next trip down there!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The rooms are nice and clean. It's about 15 walk into town. The staff were friendly however the owner was a bit off-hand during the reservation process and during our stay. The hotel is home to 3 dogs and 5 cats. The main problem, which was a big one is the noise. It's very NOISY. There's a train which goes pass every 20mins and it sounds like its 2m from the hotel walls plus lots of traffic noise. We had to buy earplugs to be able to sleep!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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guilford, ct
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Its been a year since my last stay. This time I took my Mom. Everyone was friendly, the room was clean, the plants were well kept, the breakfast was wonderful - in short - I want to keep coming back. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 69 calle 25bis | Barrio California, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa 69 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic house built by one of San Jose's most prominent families in 1938 is now a B&B. Let this beautiful old house be your home away from home in San Jose. Located just four blocks east of the National Museum, Barrio California, just 10 minutes walking distance to the center of town. Enjoy our rooftop view deck and garden. You can walk to all museums and places of interest like National Theater, Jade Museum, Plaza de la Cultura, Simon Bolivar Zoo as well as many very good restaurants, bars of all kinds and casinos in minutes, city center and PreColumbian Gold Museum. Shopping, San Pedro mall, central market, and the Artisan Market are within a comfortable walking distance. We also have a rooftop patio where you can enjoy the sun, a coffee or drink with friends, while you look out at the sights and mountains around San Jose ... more   less 
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