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Hemingway Inn

Avenida 9, Calle 9 | Barrio Amon, San Jose 10000, Costa Rica
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Miami, Florida
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104 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Yellowknife, Canada
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This isn't the Hilton, it's Costa Rica! If you want the same thing you can find in any other country in the world, stay somewhere else. The owner and the staff went above and beyond to make our stay in San Jose fun, productive and safe. Parking is out front of the hotel. The night clerk guards your car. How... More 

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Ohio
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here our last night in CR after traveling the "gringo" trail. Initially, the hotel had a charming, vintage but functional aesthetic to it. We figured we could look past the fan that was buzzing because the motor bearings were worn out, or the sink that wasn't attached to the cabinet, or the bugs that came... More 

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Tola, Nicaragua
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I had only one night here (thank God) on route to San Jose airport. Didn't realize this wasn't an airport hotel so I was told I needed to pay $30 to take a private shuttle to the airport...only to find out I could have taken a taxi for about half the price..The worse part though was the room! The noise... More 

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London, England
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Genuinely pleasant place with a very nice host. He gave us some interesting local tips and was happy to help out with anything we needed. They happily collected us from the airport, for a reasonable price after we emailed them. The rooms are nothing special, but then nor are the prices. You want the full 5 star, red carpet treatment... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is In a safe neighborhood. Has rustic charm. The breakfast was traditional and very good. It was a little noisy due to the window not shutting but other than that it was great for backpacking.

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Victorville, California
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124 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Good location to expore city. Not far from middle of city but in quite area. Old home converted into inn has real charm. All the rooms little different. Had local cat walk into room and sit on bed, very friendly. Would say this was laid back spot!

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Arequipa Region, Peru
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105 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I dont know how to begin this review because this place has the best owners you can meet= Romy and Deacon are awesome! We stayed in this place for 3 nights. First, the location is strategically located in the downtown San Jose, walking distance to the main restaurants and grocery store. We had 2 different rooms and we loved it!... More 

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