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“Good value - perfect for an overnight” 4 of 5 stars
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Cocoon Hotel
Ranked #64 of 83 Hotels in San Jose
Winnipeg, Canada
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good value - perfect for an overnight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for just one night in San Jose. The staff are nice and friendly, guarded parking is included and breakfast is included continental style. Located in the charismatic slums of San Jose only 7kms away from the airport, this hotel is perfect if you just need a place to crash. It sure beats staying in a hostel and sharing a room with strangers. Pretty clean overall, and they make a good espresso in the morning.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Traditional contemporary Cute hotel in the center of san jose , conventienly located as a. Overnight stay In the capital !! we arrive at night so We spent 2 nights. ', & was spending 7 days in Manuel Antonia , 'hotel. Is 5 minutes walk to restaurant & shop ! It was a great stay at cocoon the staff was Amazing & very accomadationing to myself & my family ! Great hotel looking forward to returning for winter vacation

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After a nice vacation I came home and realized that I felt really good staying in this hotel . I was very comfortable staying here and really enjoying Costa Rica. It was beautiful and the people were very very nice.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Administrador C, Gerente at Cocoon Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Dear Ashely we are more than glad for your comments and even more knowing that you enjoyned your stay with us. We are and will be open for you anytime you'd like to come back, hope you could had a nice trip, Best regards,

Cocoon Staff
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a great time here and the staff is exceptional! Clean rooms. In a busy part of San Jose but I didn't notice much street noise at night. Great breakfast! We will stay again when we visit San Jose.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank chewi2005
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Administrador C, Gerente at Cocoon Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Greetings.. we really appreciate your comments and feel glad for knowing that we could satisfied your needs, it is good to know that you could appreciate our rooms and enjoyned our breakfast. Of course we will keep our doors open with the good service you deserve for any eventual visit. From Cocoon Staff we wish you the best on your further trips and hope to have you again in our place.
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Grover Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

When we pulled up to the Cocoon Hotel we were very worried that the inside would match the outside - it's in a rowdier part of town. Thankfully we were pleasantly surprised, as it was very nice on the inside.

The staff was very nice, and the room was fairly clean. However, because we were in a room that faced the street it was pretty loud. Additionally there was no air conditioning (just an overhead fan) so be forewarned if you need to have a cool room to sleep.

I personally will never stay in San Jose again, but it really had nothing to do with the hotel, I just couldn't get my bearings and it was quite a bit rowdier than I expected it to be.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Becky H
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is not a luxury hotel by any means, but is very clean and comfortable. The breakfast included in the price of the room was delicious and more than adequate. I would also like to compliment the staff at the front desk. Andrea, a beautiful Costa Rican girl was very helpful, as was Victor Garcia. I don't remember all of their names, but they were all very courteous. There are banks and grocery storers within easy walking distance, as is downtown San Jose. There are also traditional Costa Rican eateries very close. These traditional eateries ("sodas") have delicious food at extremely reasonable prices. Overall, the hotel is unbeatable for a price of $42 per night.

Room Tip: Interior rooms are probably a little quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The hotel is clean and very well located ( for those who want to take public bus to the Caribbean coast or the volcanos). We stayed the first night and the last night in this hotel during our trip to Costa Rica. The breakfast is good and the staff is friendly.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Cocoon Hotel
Address: Calle Central, Avenida 9, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cocoon Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of San Jose, Cocoon Hotel comprises a unique experience of relaxation and comfort in a pleasant atmosphere. Our guests enjoy a combination of exceptional service, good price and quality facilities. It is a great place for business trips, or a quick stay to see everything the city has to offer before exploring the country. Cocoon Hotel is located walking distance from the most important sites in San Jose, such as The National Museum (6 min.), The National Theater (3 min.) And The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (4 min.); Also very close to the major bus stations of San Jose. ... more   less 
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