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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Situated in Bario Amon next to Parque Morazon ,this is a no frills old Estate The rooms are somewhat acceptable dark and dunge no views some privacy Breakfast was alright and the staff was friendly. I would not stay there again

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I was excited to stay in this historical building but was a little put off by the room itself- the window to the room faced directly in to the very very busy street. I hardly slept at all. The window didn't really close and didn't have screens. The bed was not very comfortable either. Location wise, I was not impressed.... More 

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Unique building right near all downtown activities. Each room is unique. If you're looking for a "big box" hotel experience, this isn't it. Have stayed here 5 times. Great breakfast, coffee 24/7 and they serve beers as well. Friendly people run it. Can't wait until the next time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

$40 the night for an individual room is expensive for What you get here. The hotel is correct: hot water, clean, well located. But is very dated, it has some insect problems (my bathroom was full of ants) and the breakfast is not so great: 3 options But fake orange juice tang type

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

This is still my favorite hotel in San Jose for the following reason: 1. beautiful historic building 2. friendly staff, and helpful for booking tours/travel 3. each room is unique 4. plentiful complimentary CR-style breakfast The neighborhood is safe, but be aware that once it gets dark there are "ladies of the night" who work in the area.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Things are different and more organize..Hotel is run by a Chinese-Costa rican Family:The wife of the owner and her two daughters.Upon my arrival I was warned by one of the daughters that if I brought a friend is 20 dollars more.Also she brought it out that girls are not allowed in in they are Not proper dress..At the beginning they... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I stayed here as a stopover on my way to Dominical. On New Years Eve, I had a friend up to my room. Apparently, this was not allowed and a small sign behind the front desk announced this rule (I truly did not see it, nor was this rule announced on the guest registration card). The next day, I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I had a great experience here due to the professionalism and hospitality of the entire staff. This is an older building which is very well maintained and clean. The free breakfast was an added treat consisting of coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, choice of scrambled or fried eggs, fresh fruit, toast, and rice and beans. The famous writer for whom... More 

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Ubud, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Lots of Charm and Atmosphere! Convenient walking distance to fascinating museums, banks, beautiful parks, good restaurants and everything downtown. Particularly interesting to those with a literary background. The present manager/owner and by far the best - is well versed on Hemingway and is a writer himself. He's an interesting character with many fascinating tales to tell - if you are... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We had a reservation for ten days and gave notice and changed hotels after 2nd night. The beds are like bricks with no mattress covers and fitted sheets that don't tuck under so that you wake up with your face on bare mattress which was stained. The lighting consisted of a bare ceiling bulb so that reading and makeup was... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hemingway Inn is an authentic Spanish mansion in Barrio Amón. Hemingway Inn is a famously photographed building in San José, Costa Rica. Though the city has grown around it, it was originally built as a large hacienda for the family of a wealthy coffee plantation owner in the 1920´s. Though none of the seventeen guest rooms are the same, they all have singles, queen or king beds, WiFi/Wireless Internet, cable television with over 60 channels in English and Spanish, telephone with free calls within Costa Rica (and ability to make international calls with a credit card or charged to your bill).Hemingway Inn is in an excellent location, in the historic quarter of Barrio Amon San José, within easy walking distance of all the museums, great restaurants, the National Theater,Parks, souvenir shopping, banking, the central market and the infamous night life circuit.It will be a pleasure to host you at the Hemingway Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hemingway Inn

Address: Avenida 9, Calle 9 | Barrio Amon, San Jose 10000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $32 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hemingway Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Hemingway Hotel San Jose
Hemingway Inn Costa Rica/San Jose
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