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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights at the start of a trip. While San Jose didn´t worth much time if you are here the Don Carlos is definitely worth a stay. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The hotel is right near the centre. The staff were really helpful, providing advice on what to see, booking trips and getting taxis. The breakfast... More 

Thank VermontJerry
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently stayed for four nights in Hotel Don Carlos, everything was perfect. The hotel receptionist was very welcoming upon greeting me. It was my first time in Costa Rica so he answered questions I had, exchanged currency for me, even gave me a map of San Jose to help me navigate around. I was charged the rate I agreed to... More 

Thank James B
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were there for one day/night. The staff were all very friendly. The hotel is very nice. The room was very comfortable. We had lunch and breakfast there. For Lunch we had nachos and 'Flautas' (different name) and they were very good. Breakfast was 'continental' style and was good. We will be going back there next week.

Thank Dave_SHP1313
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

a nice authentic family hotel in the center of San Jose on a 10 min walk from the main road. nice breakfast, good diner and a quiet room, everything you need as a transit hotel when arriving in San Jose on as a resting point when moving from west to east.

Thank Tom D
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Although our flight landed at 9pm it was almost 11pm by the time we checked in as my luggage had somehow managed to go to Fort Lauderdale,Texas instead of San Jose.Thanks United Airlines-great start to our holiday after 2 long flights! We were checked in by a very laid back guy who I'm presuming was the night porter-no uniform or... More 

Thank tobee888
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Booked this hotel for a family of four and stayed two nights - one at the beginning of the trip and one at the end. The hotel is located as close to downtown San José as you can get! Easy walking distance to lots of sights, but not like the big chain hotels. This hotel was used by past Presidents... More 

Thank Justin4031
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Hotel Don Carlos was good to us. We stayed for 2 nights and both times were pleasing. The staff are friendly and helpful when you need something or have a question. Steven, the front desk manager gave us useful information and tourism for San José. The rooms are pretty standard but they are still nicely maintained. Breakfast is typical contenantial... More 

Thank Mariam I
Soquel, CA
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Don Carlos on our first night in Costa Rica after landing at 1 am. The hotel manager and staff were really friendly, and the breakfast was decent. The room was comfortable and clean, although dated. The door didn't lock well. It's a good price for an overnighter on the way elsewhere. If you're planning on staying... More 

Thank Colin D
Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Really liked this hotel. Stayed here at the beginning and end of our trip. We're able to store bags that we didn't need for the rest of our trip and picked them up again on our last night. Friendly staff spoke English. The inclusive breakfast was nice enough. For an affordable hotel it had nice enough rooms with a nice... More 

Thank Margaret11-11
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing way to spend our last night in beautiful Costa Rica at a historical inn with so much tradition to offer. Comfortable amenities and great no amazing breakfast! Situated in downtown San Jose close to many restaurants and museums. There is a cute gift shop and dining out side as well as in. There is smoking out side out front... More 

Thank Caitlin A

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $86 - $106 (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 Style:
#15 Family Hotel in San Jose
#16 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
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“Ask for a room away from reception as it can get noisy with people coming and going.”
 of 5 bubbles VermontJerry, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I don't think that there could be a 'bad' room in this hotel. There is traffic, but I didn't really notice it in the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Dave_SHP1313, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Seems to be used by local business travellers - a good sign. Handy to all you need in the centre of San Jose. Good staff.”
 of 5 bubbles car0st, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on a higher floor. There is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles leavinghomeJan, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask to see the rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles davidstreifford, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
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