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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I had a great experience here due to the professionalism and hospitality of the entire staff. This is an older building which is very well maintained and clean. The free breakfast was an added treat consisting of coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, choice of scrambled or fried eggs, fresh fruit, toast, and rice and beans. The famous writer for whom...

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Ubud, Indonesia
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Lots of Charm and Atmosphere! Convenient walking distance to fascinating museums, banks, beautiful parks, good restaurants and everything downtown. Particularly interesting to those with a literary background. The present manager/owner and by far the best - is well versed on Hemingway and is a writer himself. He's an interesting character with many fascinating tales to tell - if you are...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We had a reservation for ten days and gave notice and changed hotels after 2nd night. The beds are like bricks with no mattress covers and fitted sheets that don't tuck under so that you wake up with your face on bare mattress which was stained. The lighting consisted of a bare ceiling bulb so that reading and makeup was...

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Yellowknife, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

This isn't the Hilton, it's Costa Rica! If you want the same thing you can find in any other country in the world, stay somewhere else. The owner and the staff went above and beyond to make our stay in San Jose fun, productive and safe. Parking is out front of the hotel. The night clerk guards your car. How...

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Ohio
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here our last night in CR after traveling the "gringo" trail. Initially, the hotel had a charming, vintage but functional aesthetic to it. We figured we could look past the fan that was buzzing because the motor bearings were worn out, or the sink that wasn't attached to the cabinet, or the bugs that came...

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Tola, Nicaragua
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I had only one night here (thank God) on route to San Jose airport. Didn't realize this wasn't an airport hotel so I was told I needed to pay $30 to take a private shuttle to the airport...only to find out I could have taken a taxi for about half the price..The worse part though was the room! The noise...

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London, England
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Genuinely pleasant place with a very nice host. He gave us some interesting local tips and was happy to help out with anything we needed. They happily collected us from the airport, for a reasonable price after we emailed them. The rooms are nothing special, but then nor are the prices. You want the full 5 star, red carpet treatment...

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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel is In a safe neighborhood. Has rustic charm. The breakfast was traditional and very good. It was a little noisy due to the window not shutting but other than that it was great for backpacking.

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1Thank Kaitlan_shiloniy
Victorville, California
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Good location to expore city. Not far from middle of city but in quite area. Old home converted into inn has real charm. All the rooms little different. Had local cat walk into room and sit on bed, very friendly. Would say this was laid back spot!

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Arequipa Region, Peru
Reviewed 16 May 2015

I dont know how to begin this review because this place has the best owners you can meet= Romy and Deacon are awesome! We stayed in this place for 3 nights. First, the location is strategically located in the downtown San Jose, walking distance to the main restaurants and grocery store. We had 2 different rooms and we loved it!...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hemingway Inn is an authentic Spanish mansion in Barrio Amón. Hemingway Inn is a famously photographed building in San José, Costa Rica. Though the city has grown around it, it was originally built as a large hacienda for the family of a wealthy coffee plantation owner in the 1920´s. Though none of the seventeen guest rooms are the same, they all have singles, queen or king beds, WiFi/Wireless Internet, cable television with over 60 channels in English and Spanish, telephone with free calls within Costa Rica (and ability to make international calls with a credit card or charged to your bill).Hemingway Inn is in an excellent location, in the historic quarter of Barrio Amon San José, within easy walking distance of all the museums, great restaurants, the National Theater,Parks, souvenir shopping, banking, the central market and the infamous night life circuit.It will be a pleasure to host you at the Hemingway Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hemingway Inn

Address: Avenida 9, Calle 9 | Barrio Amon, San Jose 10000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: €35 - €49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hemingway Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Hemingway Hotel San Jose
Hemingway Inn Costa Rica/San Jose
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“The cheapest availabe room is small, but great for a solo traveler”
527brentf, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 has no exterior windows and would probably be the quietest.”
CaptainCG, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I've stayed in at least a dozen different rooms over the years - depending on availability and whether I was by myself or with my son.”
TabraT, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Lots of luck”
707marciam, 9 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I don't know I would just suggest choose another place to stay. Hemingway never lived here!”
Dipa112233, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
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