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“Frida Kahlo would stay here”
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Hotel 1492
Ranked #13 of 65 San Jose B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Frida Kahlo would stay here”
Reviewed September 4, 2011

I stayed at this hotel about 5 times over my trip and loved it nice and quiet - there are trains but they didnt really keep me awake
the garden is really cute and there are lovely paintings everywhere
the area is a short walk into san jose
good restarants around here as well
olio, mediterraneo and limoncello
the staff here are fantastic really helpful- i would reccommend this place

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

I wouldn't recommend this place.
The building is very charming at first, but the noisy train at 6am to 10:30pm can ruin it all! Also walls are too thin and you can hear everything is going on next door.
The breakfast is very poor - comparing to other options in San Jose for the same price.
Tiny room, difficult to stay longer if you are not alone in there.
We planned to stay there a week but canceled in the 2nd night.
We went to Costa Verde Inn; it's in Escazú, a bit far away from the center, but at least we could sleep!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 28, 2011

A hidden gem! Quiet, relaxed, clean,, good breakfast and coffee, internet, secure. Very comfortable, airy, sunlight, Lots of living room, well decorated. Bi-lingual staff, quiet and safe/beautiful neighborhood. I am a businessman from USA and an experienced Central American traveler, having lived in Belize, Nicaragua, and San Jose.
The value is great. I love this pace!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
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Reviewed December 12, 2010

Agree with previous reviewer about noise of train. That said, and on the basis of a three-night stay there, I will look here first next time I an in town. Good location, atmosphere, service, and cleanliness. We were offered a nice glass of wine when we came in after spending each day touring.

  • Stayed November 2010
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Zürich, Schweiz
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2010

Real nice place and very friendly staff. Good breakfast too! Conveniently situated in a quiet 'barrio', the only thing that can be disturbing is the train that passes 2 blocks behind the building and is rather noisy. On the other hand you're up early... Carpe diem! :-) Stayed there twice during the same trip to CR (4 nights and 2 nights) and it will be my HQ again during my next trip.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2007

Our party of 7 people loved the little hotel, although it is more of a B & B than a hotel. The staff were very friendly, made us tea when we arrived and directed us to a nearby pub, (the Olio I think is its name),where we walked to dinner. Free internet access and my friends all loved the place because of its 'local flavour'. There is a train nearby (used for commuters?) which operates only in the morning and evening rush hours so it isn't too bad.

  • Liked — Local flavour
  • Disliked — Too far to walk to central city
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with friends
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed August 12, 2007

I stay on the Hotel 1492 and the people that work there are so nice, the family that run it are so helpful and I love the cultural and historical decoration i will definitely stay on this hotel every time I go to San Jose

  • Liked — The decoration and the staff
  • Disliked — Donýt have a restaurat
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
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Thank BudgetCR
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Property: Hotel 1492
Address: Calle 31-33, Avenida Primera, #2985 | Barrio Escalante, 300 metros al este del parqueo trasero del Cine Magaly, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel 1492 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel 1492 is a cozy hotel near downtown San José, with only 10 rooms you will feel this experience as if you are in your own house. Located in a safe residential area "Barrio Escalante", one of the first neighborhoods in the 1940's, with parking lot ideal for the passengers traveling with car, it is close to San Jose, downtown. Three words discribes our Hotel 1492 Peaceful, Art and History - come and stay with us!!! 12 excellent nearby restaurants, cinemas and shopping centers. Ideal for executives who visit Costa Rica for business or vacationing families. 10 conmfortable rooms that include cable TV, Wi-Fi, private bathroom with hot water, full a la carta breakfast served in the Typical Ranch surrounded by a beautiful green garden. Due to the very nice weather of San Jose, it is not needed the air conditioner, all our rooms have ceiling fans instead, hairdryer, phone, cable TV, security box. We coordinate transportation airport-hotel / hotel-airport car rental and tours for your enjoyment. We offer corporate rates for longer stays. We accept credit and debit cards. ... more   less 
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