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Holland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the "Don Carlos" for 3 nights while on holiday in Costa Rica. I had read the reviews here and agree with most of what was expressed by other posters. It is a large, charming colonial style house in central San Jose - our room faced a gentleman`s club. On arrival, we were given a... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2010

Hotel Don Carlos is like a Jewel in the dust of San Jose. The rooms are big and the restaurant is so nice and romantic. Service is just excellent! I really recommend to go there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

Built around a historic house near the San Jose business district, you can't knock the place for lack of character. There are a couple of attractive courtyards, and a lot of repro and original antiques as well as a lot of shall we say, colourful, art. The property is expansive, set over many floors and a couple of adjoining buildings,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

I stayed at hotel don carlos on two occasions during my visit. both rooms were completely different from ne another. beds were comfy and hotel rooms were clean. cafe amon had awesome food. Each night we tried something different and were satisfied. hotel don carlos is centrally located and a close walk to anything needing to be done in san... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

The Hotel Don Carlos was a perfect place to stay on our way into and out of Costa Rica. Its downtown location made it easy to do a little bit of sight seeing during our short stay in San Jose. The hotel itself is charming, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The pool is more of a hot tub... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2010

Hotel Don Carlos is an artist's dream. Beautiful original artwork is displayed throughout the establishment. Location is very safe considering that it is in the middle of a rundown and dangerous city. Rooms are charming and bathrooms look squeaky clean white. Only complaint is I need more than one pillow!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

Stayed here one night - arrived late after 10 hour flight from Houston. Shown to rooms by night reception but not offered drink and no facilities to make one in room - a disappointing welcome to Costa Rica. Room was clean and bed comfortable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2010

Hotel San José is ok if you are planning on staying one night. Personnel was helpful, the rooms were ok, although the hot water tap in the shower kept running at 6 in the morning. Management said they would fix it later that day - our guess was that the rest of the clients would shower with cold water ....

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

I stayed at the Don Carlos twice during my trip to Costa Rica, just because it was a pretty nice place relatively convenient to the airport. It was clean and attractive and the staff was friendly and helpful. They helped us coordinate transportation to and from the airport and to our next spot on our trip. Breakfast was good. Overall,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2010

If you have to be in San Jose city centre (therre's not much to see there really) this a good bet. Quirky design and furnishings and a surprisingly good cafe style restaurant (although our steaks were very disappointing). Nice rooms, pleasant location in the older part of the city and good value for money.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Additional Information about Hotel Don Carlos

Address: Avenida 9 y Calle 9, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $54 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Don Carlos 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Don Carlos Hotel
Don Carlos San Jose
Hotel Don Carlos Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in San Jose
#16 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
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