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Hotel Don Carlos

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West Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old hotel has packed a lot of charm into its rambling floor plan. The rooms are comfortable and the hotel has several nice places to sit and lounge with a cup of coffee and maybe a good book or good friend. There is much Costa Rican art on the walls-everywhere! The art ranges from old paintings to pre-Colombian work,...

Thank Janomac
Texada Island, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here with a family and loved the multi beds in a room. Perfect. The breakfast served was with fresh tropical local fruits which we all enjoyed. Quiet. We stayed before and after we toured around Costa Rica before flying out. Accommodating staff will give excellent restaurants suggestions, sometimes difficult with family.

Thank Teresa H
Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a good accommodation, pretty close to the airport! it had good breakfast and nice staff who are willing to help. easy to park your car safe and secure. an airconditioning was there and the beds were okay.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for 1 night on arriving in Costa Rica and it’s a nice, traditional hotel. We had a room at the back which meant it was a bit quieter than others. The room has air conditioning which works well. Beds are pretty comfy and a decent shower. Staff were really nice and its not too far from the...

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Elsenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only staying in san jose for 2 nights, The don carlos hotel was a perfect choice to stay in the capital. Not a far walk away from the main tourist attractions and in a quiet street of the main road, It is a very good base for a short stay trip. The hotel itself has a colonial charm with the...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A lovely old style hotel with some amazing décor and ornaments. I loved the stained glass windows of parrots and toucans. Our room was comfortable and clean - the bed was very comfortable. We ate here both nights of our stay and the meals were good, as was the wine. The staff were attentive and helpful, especially reception and the...

Thank sueandmike12016
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Set in 'Old style architectural charm', this place is classic. Warm and comfortable. Accented with delightful art and sculpture. There's a great gift shop, with 10% discount for guests. The restaurant was OK, but for a real treat, try 'Cafe Mundo' (read my review), a couple blocks away! Quaint, and charming, all in all, we will be back to 'Hotel...

Thank Vincent S
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I've stayed here several times while in Costa Rica and look forward to my time at Don Carlos each and every time. It's truly a unique combination of hotel and museum. The front desk staff has been there for years and is always friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, and the food is good. Very centrally located and easy...

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East Nassau, New York
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We always stay at Hotel Don Carlos when we are in San Jose. Steve is so friendly and helpful. The location is very close to museums, parks and restaurants. It is like staying in an art museum. The café has very good food.

Thank CrosCrek
Nelson, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We really like this place. It is like a museum and hotel in one. Our rooms ( we were there twice) were both of generous size with comfortable beds. The decorations and furniture could have been chosen by my grandmother. Throughout the hotel are artifacts and amazing art.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel Don Carlos

Address: Avenida 9 y Calle 9, San Jose, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: €52 - €67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Don Carlos 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Don Carlos Hotel
Don Carlos San Jose
Hotel Don Carlos Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in San Jose
#16 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
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“Room #6 was a little noisy, we will avoid this room in the future.”
239vincents, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Each room is different. Stayed there many times and never was disappointed in the room.”
CrosCrek, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“get a garden room opposite the outside seating area - no noise at all and a lovely place to watch the stars”
smartcookie50, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose room away from road, very quiet.”
593iang, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The 3rd floor was fairly quiet, although you could hear traffic noise outside.”
BlomidonBud, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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