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Hotel Don Carlos

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Avenida 9 y Calle 9, San Jose Costa Rica See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Kids pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Hotel Don Carlos is somewhere between a regular (Small) hotel and a boutique hotel. It's located not far from the main tourist and shopping area of San Jose. We spent two overnights there - arriving and leaving the country. We didn't really spend time in...More

Thank MarkLinton
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I have stayed here many times and am always treated with a smile and kindness. The many years of this hotel can be seen in the authentic art throughout the meandering common areas. It is so nice just to sit and linger. The food is...More

Thank annejeaneneb
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Loved the rustic charm and authentic feel of this place. Very comfortable room and amenities. Centrally located but quiet. The staff were very friendly and gave good advice and directions. Nice restaurant and even a gift shop for last minute, reasonably priced souvenirs. Would definitely...More

Thank AlexofAustralia
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I'm not really sure why this hotel is rated so highly. To be sure, the courtyard and fountain (which I think was listed as a pool, but it was too shallow and small to do any more than crouch down and take a dip) were...More

Thank 311queenj
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The Don Carlos is a small historical hotel in the middle of San Jose. My husband and I had our 1st (of many) plates of Gallo Pinto which was wonderful. A common dish that can be made to be breakfast, lunch, or dinner. But the...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Things to do
Kids pool
Price range
US$69 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#16 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
US$69 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#16 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Traveller (301)
Room & Suite (47)
Dining (28)
Pool & Beach (10)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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Indranil S
8 February 2018|
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Response from ToAnywhere | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't answer sooner. We didn't see any noteworthy attractions nearby, but found the parks, streets, shops and markets nearby safe to walk to. We did get out about 10 in the morning, and felt no qualms about being... More
6 December 2016|
Response from Dave_SHP1313 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if it is available for the dates you need, but I had room #6 when I was there. It has two large beds. I believe that it came to $71 US taxes in per night. Great room, very clean.
Room Tips
"All the rooms are nice & quiet"
12 Apr 2018
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"We had a superior room"
02 Apr 2018
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"Only stayed here this one time."
21 Mar 2018
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"I haven't stayed in a bad room"
05 Mar 2018
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