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“Good place if you love nightlife” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Casa 69
Ranked #1 of 67 San Jose B&B and Inns
USA
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good place if you love nightlife”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Walkable distance to the city center, museums, restaurants and national theater makes this little please a perfect base for staying in the Capitol. Few things to be aware if you considering renting room at Casa69: place located in the middle of district with active night life. Two night clubs are located on the same block and about 5 bars in 2 blocks radius. Things could definitely could get very noisy during the night. Street parking is almost non existent and we've being told by hotel receptionist our car could be vandalized by club goers. Casa69 provides inside parking for additional $10/night. Continental breakfast contained fresh bread and butter, jam, fresh papaya juice, fruits (papaya, watermelon and pineapple) and coffee. We ordered an additional omelette with ham ($7) and it was personal size. Staff was nice and attentive and we had great time. The only problem was absolutely no internet in the rooms.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Jacksonville, Florida
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154 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Clean, affordable and close to city attractions where you can walk to by foot such as the museums and markets. A continental breakfast is included with the room fee (fruit, bread and coffee). The owner, Donna is very nice and gave us a lot of pointers to make the most of our stay.
The only Con was my room was getting a lot of noise from the neighboring bar whereas other persons I was traveling with did not have to deal with that issue....so it's all about the location! Room 5 and 8 from where they are positioned would get the most of the bar noise.
If I was passing through this area again I would definitely stay again.
FYI: If booking, I recommend going directly to their website rather than a 3rd party site to book directly with the establishment and obtain confirmations.

Room Tip: Room 5 and 8 gets a lot of bar noise!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank C B
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

During my trip to Costa Rica in March 2014, I was looking for a conveniently located B&B which was close to all of the major attractions in the city. Casa 69 fit the bill perfectly!

It is just a 7-8 min walk to the National Museum/Artisans Market, and a 15 min walk to the National Theater area. Dining/drinking options abound in the area, and it is ideally located for someone who is just spending a few short days in the city. The rooms were also great! Clean and well maintained, so no complains there! This is definitely excellent value, as I could not find another B&B this close to the heart of the city at this price range! I can't say enough good things about the staff! Everyone was genuinely nice and helpful! I looked to them for everything from suggestions on what/where to eat to where to go to get souvenirs, and the recommendations were always spot on!

Thank you Donna and staff for a wonderful time in San Jose! Looking forward to my next trip down there!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aditya R
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Paris, France
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

The rooms are nice and clean. It's about 15 walk into town. The staff were friendly however the owner was a bit off-hand during the reservation process and during our stay. The hotel is home to 3 dogs and 5 cats. The main problem, which was a big one is the noise. It's very NOISY. There's a train which goes pass every 20mins and it sounds like its 2m from the hotel walls plus lots of traffic noise. We had to buy earplugs to be able to sleep!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SamanthaP36
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guilford, ct
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Its been a year since my last stay. This time I took my Mom. Everyone was friendly, the room was clean, the plants were well kept, the breakfast was wonderful - in short - I want to keep coming back. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dalmation999
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

As we arrived at night, they told us they didn´t have any room for us. They took us to another hotel where they supposedly reserved a room for us, but that hotel didn´t have that other reservation. So, we ended waking with our bags searching for a new hotel. We didn´t see much of the hotel (But be aware of the train. It makes a lot of noise every 20 minuts)

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Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Casa69, Owner at Casa 69, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Our policy requires that we receive payment to guarantee a reservation.
The best way to do this is to book and prepay your reservation through our web site. These reservations are given priority.
We did not receive payment from you. As such we did not hold your room. We did however find you alternate accommodations at a nearby hotel with a similar Trip Advisor rating and Award of Excellence.
One of our staff took you to not one but two other hotels to get you settled. The first hotel had rooms but you rejected it insisting you wanted to stay at ours.
I am sorry you were not happy with these arrangements, however we did everything we could to help you under the circumstances.
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London
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a great stay for two nights at Casa 69. We arrived very late at night but there is a 24 hour reception which was ideal. We had booked a deluxe room and it was lovely, just how it looks on the pictures. There was a fridge and a safe in the room which was an added bonus. The location is average - about a 20 minute walk to the sights such as the national theatre. Breakfast every day was simple but great - the coffee is fabulous! In general there was a nice relaxed atmosphere, and the staff were extremely helpful. There are a lot of cats that live there too but they're very docile and sweet.

Room Tip: Go deluxe - it's worth it!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Londontooon
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Property: Casa 69
Address: 69 calle 25bis | 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 67 B&Bs / Inns in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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