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#22 of 125 Specialty lodging in San Jose
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
3.5
Service
3.7
Value
3.6
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Casino and Gambling
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Air conditioning
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Safe
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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WanderingJobba wrote a review Dec 2022
St. John's, Antigua56 contributions45 helpful votes
Great location. Casino and the Casinos really close to hotel are mainly slots. About a three min walk there is a good one. Close to everything. I booked it without knowing anything about it. I heard it used to be mainly for "adults". ROoms were clean and well kept. Safe, and very quiet. There were a few "locals" hanging out downstairs, but they were discreet and left folks alone (generally). Concierge was attentive, arranged airport transport, and also helped with copies of docs. Beautiful hotel, great location.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Shower is "odd". At first, thought no hot water? Called, and they advised it takes 4-5 mins. Sure...
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Professor Joe wrote a review Feb 2022
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions5 helpful votes
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Almost two years ago, the Del Rey closed its famous doors due to non payment of taxes, incompetent management, and CV19 mandates. It was a sad day for all those of us who came to the Del Rey for companionship. However a recent trip to San Jose found the doors open, the yellow CERRADO tape on the doors and windows gone, and the hotel under new management. This includes the Del Mar restaurant across the street. Although at the time of my visit, the hotel was not accepting guests, a skeleton crew manned the Blue Marlin Bar and preparations were being made for a full opening the following week. Those of us who were frequent visitors can live again!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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ftnirsh wrote a review Aug 2020
South San Francisco, California4 contributions
Everyone is very friendly from the front desk to the security to the local girls. However, know the currency exchange! The first time I went there I was unsure and I was told by a local girl that the bartendress at The Blue Marlin charged me double of what my tab was. Pay with local cash and do not run a tab. Pay as you go. Other thanthat...have a ball!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for an outside room or you'll be looking into someone else's room...unless you are...
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WolffAir wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Monica, California3 contributions
I would stay here again. Clean and very good value. Staff was very helpful and the location was close to many restaurants and the beach was not far at all. I plan to go back in a few months and will book here again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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85raymondp wrote a review Jan 2020
Anchorage, Alaska7 contributions18 helpful votes
Since my first review, I have visited the Del Ray several times. I now issue a warning. Most of the girls have developed into ripoff artists. Even my old standbys (highly professional woman supporting families) have said so. The current attitude and play is for the girls to make endless promises at reasonable prices and then forget about all that when they get to your room and then bail because they want more money to even stay! So pick your lady very carefully! In the bar their sales pitch is fun and entertaining. However, if she is very beautiful and to good to be true - she is! You will be ripped off. There are still great honest hard working ladies there, but it’s always a coin toss. The best ones are the part timers looking for extra income to support families. Regardless, the place is still really safe, excellent security, clean rooms, great air conditioning and very reasonable room prices if you book directly with motel - not (any)web booking service. If you feel totally ripped off for the services provided, you should call security. I did. I still give the place 4 stars because it just a riot to be surrounded by beautiful woman that want to get you naked. Just know there is no way you won’t get ripped off sooner than later.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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scotttevans wrote a review Nov 2019
El Paso, Texas36 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a really good place to stay if you want to stay in downtown San Jose. The building is old and I wish that they would upgrade their rooms (carpet is old and outdated, beds are not comfy, toilet is right in front of the sink, and the bathrooms are small. I didn't have any dresser for clothes and the in room safe was not that "safe" (connected only to a small shelf)). Then why stay here? They have great bars and a really good restaurant right next door. They have any type of woman you want to meet. The staff that works there is really great and speak very good English. Only go here if you want to meet women. If you want a 5 star hotel, then don't stay here.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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A B wrote a review Nov 2019
Gainesville, Florida29 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is a great place to stay in San Jose. It has clean rooms, a helpful staff, and a great nightlife. Plenty of things to do, but not a great place to take kids. (Read adults only.) Easy access to other parts of the country with instruction on best ways to travel..
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Sportfish5 wrote a review Sep 2019
Santa Barbara, California29 contributions27 helpful votes
This location is printing money, it has a long history for being a location to meet ladies, the service by the desk staff was outstanding. If you are looking for female company this is a must stop on your trip. I was suprised how welcoming the whole team was.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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JR Stauffer wrote a review Aug 2019
Atlanta, Georgia10 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel Del Rey is a brothel. All the girls working there are health checked regularly, and come in all shapes and sizes. This is not a couples Hotel, it is a sex mongerer Hotel. I did not enjoy it at all because the ladies will not leave you alone. There is no poker. One roulette table and a bunch of tight slot machines. It is an experience, but I recommend that you keep it a very short stay. If you smoke, you have to go out on the street. Stay frosty out there. If you want a taxi, walk away from the hotel to get one. The cabbies there are hustlers.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Room Tip: Rooms are well due for upgrades. Lock on the fridge.
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Larry S wrote a review Aug 2019
Pompano Beach78 contributions17 helpful votes
charming old hotel, with the oldest bar in central and South America. Great restaurant across street. rates are fair. Great location and parking FREE, downtown. Cassino and bar full of Party Girls. Great for a convention.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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PRICE RANGE
$67 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
del rey hotel, hotel del rey costa rica, del rey san jose
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
104
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Del Rey
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Del Rey?
Nearby attractions include Carpe Chepe (0.2 miles), Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.2 miles), and Jade Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Del Rey?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Del Rey?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Del Rey?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Rojo, Tenedor Argentino, and Restaurante Silvestre.
Is Hotel Del Rey located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of San Jose.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Del Rey?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Del Rey?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.2 miles), Ruinas de Ujarras (1.1 miles), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (0.2 miles).