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Hotel Del Rey

1st Ave & 9th St, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ann Arbor
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266 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is right next door to the colonial casino and sleep inn hotel. This place has a lot of dressed up prostitutes looking for clients and a lot of men looking for company or simply taking in the sights. The bar isn't that dangerous but is very interesting to watch. Beers are 2000 COl or slightly less than 4... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pa.
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

About the only hotel in Costa Rica that you can get a smoking room. Very old and Charming. For the single male traveler. The hotel has a casino. Lots of local ladies hang out to meet the travelers, speaking Spanish helps.

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3 Thank herefreeman
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Situated in the heart of San Jose ,the Blue Marlin Bar is a pleasure to your eyes girls girls girls available for escort .The Restaurant Key Largo is excellent +classy ,its very reasonably price and just across the street 'rooms are clean and cheerful ENJOY !

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Just left San Jose Sunday from a weekend trip. I must say hotel del Rey is one of a kind. Glad I got to experience this place before my time on earth is up. Haha. Definitely plan on coming back soon. #roadtripkings

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Novato, California
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207 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

If you are into low-brow accommodations, this place is for you. The rooms are spartan, but that is not the draw for this place. It has a casino that I love to gamble in. It is the only casino in town that I win regularly at the card tables. Perhaps the greatest draw for this place, and one of the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

If this is your first trip, planning it is this simple: 1. Book your room/flight to SJO 2. Tell taxi driver "Hotel Del Rey" 3. Walk in hotel door, everything will fall into place. Hotel cost will be in the $50-70 range. Guest fees are a low $10-12 so the more the merrier. Don't "tip" the secondary "staff" more than... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Fun place for a couple of beers and whatever else you may be into. The staff and others are not pushy but quite friendly. Drinks are good and priced well. The place is showing it's age however and might do well by a little attention.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a single man's hotel! Do not bring your wife & kids! Drinks are cheap compared to US prices & food is mediocre at best. Not very many casino tables (Pai Gow poker was not available). Their black jack rules are weird/different. But of course many men go there for the ticas & at least half are decent.

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St Augustine, Florida
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Over the past 20+ years I have gone to the Del Rey to gamble, drink, acquire the services of a young lady for the evening and dance across the street at The Key Largo Club ( also owned by the Del Rey). For the past 6 years I have been married to a Tica and haven't gone to visit because... More 

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2 Thank machspeed
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

My uncle and I had heard about the Hotel Del Ray before we came to San Jose and where fairly sure of what to expect once we got there. We chose not to stay that rather just stop in and appease or curiosity about the place. The Del ray is a no frills establishment that is more centered around the... More 

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Additional Information about Hotel Del Rey

Address: 1st Ave & 9th St, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $113 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Del Rey 3.5*
Number of rooms: 104
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Del Rey San Jose
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