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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

I stayed here as part of a tour and stayed in room 7 the room was OK, nothing special but functional. It would benefit from a repaint, a door on the bathroom, retiling in the bathroom and connecting the bedside light to an electricity source.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We were lucky enough to get the Hemingway room #4 and had a nice stay here. French doors opened up to a balcony overlooking the street and we had plenty of nice natural light in the room. The staff were friend and helpful. The hotel oozes character and is a very unique place to stay. Beers are available and their... More 

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Christchurch
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Good value hotel. Nothing fancy but basic and clean and the breakfast for $5 US is delicious. Highly recommend the pancakes!! The staff here are helpful and the hotel is close to the main shops, restaurants and museums. The wifi isn't great so don't expect to use it for skype.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

I stayed at the Hemingway Inn for two weeks in March 2014. I know a lot of hotels in San Jose, but at this moment the H.I. is probably the best bargain you can get. It is centrally located, has nice rooms, a nice bar and the staff is really special. Hard to find such nice people in San Jose.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Hemmingway Inn was basic but comfortable. The bed was a bit worn out, but the rooms were clean and there was plenty of hot water. I think some rooms near the reception could be a bit noisy. Location was good and you could easily walk into the main streets. There are eating places close by. Breakfast was available for $5.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

I love this hotel! Its in a great location, steps from the downtown shops and restaurants and a very safe place to stay. Its super clean and has amazing staff. The team really goes the extra mile: Tony at the front desk went out of his way to find us an affordable cab to take us to an airport hotel... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Stayed twice in the Hemingway Inn in downtown San Jose. Found it to be a clean, inexpensive place situated only four blocks from the center of the commercial district, an easy walk. Very helpful staff. WiFi had some problems off and on, but mostly worked well. Breakfast was decent if not inspired. Both rooms we had were comfortable with private... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

I liked the place, it is funky but also charming. Luckily they were not full when I was there so I got to see 4 rooms before choosing one, which was upstairs and inside with a window to the corridor. Some of the rooms are right on the street and kind of loud, especially if you are across the street... More 

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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

We had a brief stay at this place when we first arrived in Costa Rica. It's a quirky little place that is by no means luxurious but not totally offensive either. Has quite a nice feel to it overall and very friendly staff, but the pillows definitely need replacing and the rooms smell musty. Nice hot water in the showers... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

My husband & I started our Costa Rica vacation here, staying 2 nights in late February 2014. We took a cab from the airport - turns out we could have taken the shuttle arranged by the Hemingway for about the same price, but it was not a problem. The staff at this B&B is very friendly, for the most part,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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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: $43 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hemingway Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“The cheapest availabe room is small, but great for a solo traveler”
 of 5 bubbles 527brentf, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 has no exterior windows and would probably be the quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles TabraT, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Lots of luck”
 of 5 bubbles 707marciam, 9 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I don't know I would just suggest choose another place to stay. Hemingway never lived here!”
 of 5 bubbles Dipa112233, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
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