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“Extremely friendly owner, pleasant stay”
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Casa 69
Ranked #1 of 66 San Jose B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 17, 2013

The extremely friendly owner went out of his way during our stay. Breakfast area is very nice. Rooms in the main building are ok, but don't get stuck in the house across the street, as the internet does not work well and you have to buzz yourself in and out through a series of gates and doors.

Room Tip: Get in a room in the main building to avoid lack of WiFi and the cumbersome walk across the street.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We started our trip in Costa Rica at this hotel, the hotel is great, it feels warm and the staff is very nice and helpfull, they helped us a lot with the information we needed. When you arrive at the hotel and see the front door it looks weird, but when you come inside its a little paradise.

We booked a room again for the end of our trip

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

After missing our flights home, we needed an inexpensive room close to the airport. Casa 69 fit our needs perfect. The room and common areas are very clean and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was the perfect way to start the day and the location couldn't be better. About a 15 minute taxi ride to the airport and close to many restaurants and bars, Casa 69 is a great place to stay. If I ever find myself in the San Jose area, I definitely plan on returning.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I stayed at Casa 69 on 2 separate occasions when I was in C.R. for 6 weeks from 8/15 to 9/30. Everyone of the staff was friendly & courteous, loved Lola, such a nice lady. Accommodations were better than expected and the breakfast was terrific. Loved the fresh watermelon, pineapple and sweet papaya every morning with fresh crusty "french" bread w/real butter and orange marmalade. Guests were also friendly and excited about Casa 69 and Costa Rica overall. Would definitely stay again to visit friends I made with the staff.

Room Tip: Walk the neighborhood, it is safe day or night and so Costa Rica.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Carlitos642013
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

The unassuming exterior led to a quiet tropical paradise...The common areas were lush and peaceful....the view from the roof patio was where I watched the sunrise. We came to visit our son at Universidad Veritas and the location was very convenient.

The staff was outstanding and catered to us quite nicely....we had a problem with our WiFi connection and the owner came over to make sure it worked for us (of course while sharing photos and stories of dogs!)

Breakfast in the courtyard was great, whether we opted for just fruit and coffee or eggs, gallo y pintos it was prepared as we ordered. The staff remembered us and treated us like family. Lots of good restaurants close by (go around the corner to DaVinci's for Great espresso and gelato!)

There wasn't air conditioning, but we were able to sleep comfortably with the window open. It is a city and there may be some of the background noise cities have. The commuter train goes nearby, but the horn wasn't offensive.

The value exceeded the price and we would definitely stay here on future trips to Costa Rica. The attractive price would make this a great "base" while traveling to the beach and rain forests.

I could go on but you get the point!

Room Tip: We stayed in a junior queen room, perfect size if you are out and about. If you stay in more, you m...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank joec749
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I like this place. It is not fancy. The junior queen room isn't big but it is well-decorated. The common area, living room and dining areas are very nice. The price is very reasonable too.

The hotel is situated near pubs so the street could be busy and noisy on weekends. However once you are inside the property, you won’t hear a thing. Certain areas in the neighborhood can appear a bit rough but we didn’t feel too uncomfortable. Just exercise normal caution as you would be when traveling.

Free breakfast has bread, fruits, juices, and coffee but you can order additional cooked breakfast for a very reasonable price.

WiFi only works on the main building. If you live at the other building across the street, you can’t get WiFi there.

People who stayed here are singles, couples, young and young-at-heart. They are decent and quiet. Although we stayed for just a night, we enjoyed this place and would recommend to anyone who is into budget travel with class.

Just a note – If you are driving, you may need to find this place using the coordinate on your GPS. We were not able to find it by the hotel name on our Garmin. We booked with booking.com and it had coordinate points listed on the confirmation and that saved our day.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

location,location,location! Walking distance to downtown...close to restaurants and attractions...The staff was awesome...knowledgeable and friendly. Clean rooms and great continental breakfast. We met many friendly and interesting people during our stay...people that will be our new forever-friends. I will definitely stay here on my next visit to CR!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Shannon54
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Additional Information about Casa 69

Address: Calle 25bis 69 | Barrio California, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 66 B&Bs / Inns in San Jose
Price Range: $34 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa 69 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic house built by one of San Jose's most prominent families in 1938 is now a B&B. Let this beautiful old house be your home away from home in San Jose. Located just four blocks east of the National Museum, Barrio California, just 10 minutes walking distance to the center of town. Enjoy our rooftop view deck and garden. You can walk to all museums and places of interest like National Theater, Jade Museum, Plaza de la Cultura, Simon Bolivar Zoo as well as many very good restaurants, bars of all kinds and casinos in minutes, city center and PreColumbian Gold Museum. Shopping, San Pedro mall, central market, and the Artisan Market are within a comfortable walking distance. We also have a rooftop patio where you can enjoy the sun, a coffee or drink with friends, while you look out at the sights and mountains around San Jose ... more   less 
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