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Hotel Dunn Inn
Ranked #17 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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3 reviews
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“Great Hotel, Great Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

After staying at other hotels in San Jose I decided to give the Dunn Inn a try. Well that was a few years ago and I still look forward to my stay there. I just returned from a stay May 14-20th. As always I can't say enough about the Hotel and staff. The rooms are clean and the employees are all so helpful and gracious. The meals I had there were great. Thank you Guy and all for a wonderful stay. Richard J.

Room Tip: I have only stayed in the standard rooms and they were quiet and comfortable.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Northern Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

The Dunn Inn is located in downtown San Jose in the historic Bario Amon. It is close to many sites of interest in the city. This is a small boutique hotel. On the hotel side it has a beautiful, elegant restaurant. The food is very good and it is priced for a good value. The service is very good and everyone has a great smile. They have added onto the hotel with a large contempory restaurant/sports bar. A big open space with a dining room and TV's everywhere. All the food comes out of the same kitchen. This room has a great upbeat atmosphere. Depending on your mood, one of the two dining rooms will make you happy. The main reason I like this hotel is the service. Everyone is very friendly and really wants to please you. The rooms are very clean and have all the modern amenties you want. This hotel offers a great location and service.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

This is a quaint hotel with each room decorated very nicely. The service was exellent and the food was great. I have to commend the manager, Guy Grand, who went out of his way to make sure everything was superb. I give it an excellent rating and I look forward to going back very soon.

Steve G.

Room Tip: All the rooms were fantastic.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights, the hotel is very nice and the service was awesome! The location is very central and the whole town in general has a great feel to it. The front desk suggested we go for a horseback tour and it was incredible! They also made reservations for us at an amazing restaurant as well as suggested other places we should visit. I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

I recently stayed at the Dunn Inn for the first time; I had previously visited the hotel when I lived in Costa Rica for several years. I wanted a quiet room and one that is dark when I sleep - the receptionist found the ideal room for me and I slept fine the 8 nights I was there. The service was very good, the rate was very reasonable; the morning breakfast was good. I took the hotel van to the airport at 4 in the morning and the driver was waiting for me. Both the new manager John and Guy Grand were very attentive to my needs.
Also, I like the location of the hotel - just a bit north of downtown in the Barrio Amon section of San Jose. The security at the hotel was also excellent.
I will stay at the Dunn Inn on future trips to San Jose.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

Its a beautifully converted historic house with great character and wonderfully friendly people
and I would definitely recommend it as a safe and inexpensive hotel to stay for those on business in down town San Jose.

'Ricks bar' which was very nice and bright with lovely high ceilings, not dark or full of smoke, the food was inexpensive and very decent. I was addicted to the Ceviche Tico, and finally a nice wine selection in San Jose.

ALL the staff were extremely helpful and went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed. I also, had two massages $40 each, by 'Yorleny', who did an awesome job.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Florence, Ala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

I stayed here in Jan 2012. From the moment I arrived I felt right at home. The front desk staff were friendly, informative and responsive (and beautiful) The room was clean, had all amenities with good shower pressure and plenty of hot water. I booked ATV ride and whitewater rafting through the front desk and EVERYONE went to great pains to help with directions(the real drawback to San Jose is there are no street signs/addresses/road markers of any kind in the city). if you are driving yourself get a GPS it is a nightmare. The other staff in the rest. and bar were exceptional, any question was addressed to your satisfaction and the new addition in the back was perfect. They even had a separate cigar area that you could still see the six screen giant HDTV array showing every sport you could want. Great happy hour 2/1 beers reasonable snacks and fine servers! Guy Grand (GMgr) and his wife were accessible ( and she is also the in-house massage lady). Good People. I think this carried over to the guests because I hung out and partied with some and when they left, I found a note and 2 bottles of top shelf booze at the front desk. Overall Great experience.

Room Tip: Try to stay in the back, It was busy in the morning on the street. I am an early riser, but, if you...
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Property: Hotel Dunn Inn
Address: Calle 5, Avenida 11, San Jose 11681-1000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#15 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#15 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dunn Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are happy to help you while in San Jose, Costa Rica, if you don't speak Spanish or in case you want to feel more at home. This charming 1929 mansion is known for providing exceptionally friendly service and is a favorite among many locals. From the moment you arrive you will experience firsthand the warmth of Costa Rican hospitality and enjoy the benefits of a full service hotel with excellent value. The New Standard for San Jose Costa Rica Hotels...The 28 guests rooms are attractively decorated with warm, rich woods, original brick, hand-painted native artwork, colorful quilts, and have indigenous BriBri Indian names. All are equipped with quality linens, cable television with over 60 channels in English and Spanish, mini bar, direct telephone service, ceiling fan, private bath, clock radio, hairdryer, fresh flowers, local information and a free map of Costa Rica. The hotel has wireless internet in all rooms, two Internet stations, parking, 24-hour security, car rental and tourist information, laundry service, business services, safe deposit boxes, room service, and an onsite barbershop. The hotel offers complementary services of tea and coffee 24 hours a day and a late 1pm check out. You will also enjoy breakfast, lunch and / or dinner in the beautiful tropical restaurant and Tropix bar that is truly an oasis in the city; brimming with bromeliads, ferns, orchids and other tropical plants. The daily happy hour from 4pm - 6pm is sure to provide fun and interesting conversation. New to our long list of services is free in-house medical emergency assistance and reasonable medical insurance. Every effort is made to ensure an enjoyable visit and every one of our long term bilingual staff will gladly assist you in any way possible. ... more   less 
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