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“First night in Costa Rica” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dona Ines
Ranked #66 of 83 Hotels in San Jose
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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“First night in Costa Rica”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

The Dona Ines has seen better days. To be fair, it looks like San Jose has too. She (Dona Ines) is clearly a grand old dame fading gracefully. The hotel is clean, quiet and the staff is excellent. There is a charming interior courtyard with lots of period furnishings. The hotel is fundamentally sound, and the breakfast is hearty and wholesome. The staff were tremendously easy to work with over email as we booked from Boston, and the service from check in to breakfast to arranging airport transport was absolutely flawless. While not a Marriott by a long stretch, it was a perfectly adequate for what we were looking for - a safe, clean, comfortable place to rest our heads for a night before continuing on to La Fortuna. Simple enhancements from new fabric on the headboards and settees and better lighting (especially in the bathrooms) would go a long way to enhancing her charms.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2005

We recently spent one night in this hotel and were somewhat disappointed. The hotel was clean and the staff extremely friendly and helpful, but there were a few drawbacks. The rooms are set around a courtyard, nice but at night it can get noisy when guests arrive late! And the breakfast was very basic. Also, the street where the hotel is located is not very pleasant, but it is not far from the downtown area, and there is an excellent restaurant across the street.

  • Stayed February 2005
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Hotel Dona Ines
Address: Calle 11 Entre Avenida 2 & 6 | Behind La Soledad Church, San Jose 10102, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 83 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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