Hotel Dunn Inn

Hotel Dunn Inn

Calle 5, Avenida 11, San Jose 11681-1000 Costa Rica
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Tropix Restaurant
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Executive Junior Suite
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4.5
#12 of 78 hotels in San Jose
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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We are happy to help you while in San Jose, Costa Rica, if you don't speak Spanish or in case you want to feel more at home. This charming 1929 mansion is known for providing exceptionally friendly service and is a favorite among many locals. From the moment you arrive you will experience firsthand the warmth of Costa Rican hospitality and enjoy the benefits of a full service hotel with excellent value. The New Standard for San Jose Costa Rica Hotels...The 28 guests rooms are attractively decorated with warm, rich woods, original brick, hand-painted native artwork, colorful quilts, and have indigenous BriBri Indian names. All are equipped with quality linens, cable television with over 60 channels in English and Spanish, mini bar, direct telephone service, ceiling fan, private bath, clock radio, hairdryer, fresh flowers, local information and a free map of Costa Rica. The hotel has wireless internet in all rooms, two Internet stations, parking, 24-hour security, car rental and tourist information, laundry service, business services, safe deposit boxes, room service, and an onsite barbershop. The hotel offers complementary services of tea and coffee 24 hours a day and a late 1pm check out. You will also enjoy breakfast, lunch and / or dinner in the beautiful tropical restaurant and Tropix bar that is truly an oasis in the city; brimming with bromeliads, ferns, orchids and other tropical plants. The daily happy hour from 4pm - 6pm is sure to provide fun and interesting conversation. New to our long list of services is free in-house medical emergency assistance and reasonable medical insurance. Every effort is made to ensure an enjoyable visit and every one of our long term bilingual staff will gladly assist you in any way possible.
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Calle 5, Avenida 11, San Jose 11681-1000 Costa Rica
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 92 out of 100
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport
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skink wrote a review Feb 2023
Falls Church, Virginia655 contributions273 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Generally, we had a very pleasant one-night stay at the Dunn Inn. The building is historic and the room was generally comfortable with a ceiling fan, air con, strong shower, and good TV bouquet of several hundred stations (mostly in Spanish but we did find CNN). The American breakfast was good and filling and also included juice and fresh fruit. The hotel is close to the zoo and botanical garden and walkable to the downtown pedestrian mall and gold and other museums. The only drawback was that our room was situated under a staircase and was noisy at times when people went up and down the stairs to the second floor. There is also a good attached restaurant, Cafe Amon where one can grab a nice meal. Staff were all very friendly and helpful and it is easy to grab a cab or Uber from this location.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor.
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Evcarrigan wrote a review Oct 2022
Sunnyside, New York29 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We lucked out finding this little gem. The front desk staff were friendly, and helped us with our bags to and from the car/parking lot.

Room was quiet and clean.

The breakfast included coffee, eggs, bacon and toast.

Very cool boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No need to walk around much - there’s a gastropub with COLD beer and good food attached to the...
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Response from Angie Rivas, Otros at Hotel Dunn Inn
Responded Oct 6, 2022
Good afternoon. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! It's great to meet your expectations and needs. Looking forward your next stay in our hotel!
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RobSNZ wrote a review Sep 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at this hotel three times now over the last 2 weeks and find it exceptionally good value for money, clean and tidy and excellent helpful staff. The food and the restaurant is also very good. It is across the road from the Toarmina hotel and casino and I would recommend this hotel over the casino as it is much better priced.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jody M wrote a review Feb 2024
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We liked the hotel and the room, but we were advised by our taxi driver not to walk around at night, which turned out to be very accurate. The hotel is kittyy corner to a casino and there is all sorts of actions there until 2 or 3am. As two women staying there, I wish this was brought up to us. On the other hand it is a nice walk to museums and a artsy neighborhood (Barrio Otoya) with galleries and nice restaurants during the day.
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Date of stay: February 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Stephen W wrote a review Nov 2023
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here twice, once in May 2023 and once in June. This hotel is excellent value, the rooms are nice, and the staff were extremely accommodating when we had to change the dates of our second stay because of Covid. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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James M wrote a review Mar 2021
Santorini, Greece12 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
About a five minute walk from the center of town, this place was perfect for me. My room had a nice little balcony overlooking a quiet street. A wonderfully appointed bar and restaurant was perfect for a nice evening cocktail or full-on meal.
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Response from Angie Rivas, Director General at Hotel Dunn Inn
Responded May 27, 2022
Good evening. Thank you very much for choosing us as your place to stay in San José, and taking the time to share your experience with us! Hope to welcome you back in a near future, Best Regards!
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THOMAS NG wrote a review Jan 2020
Walnut, California92 contributions49 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not stay in room #27. It is very old and smelly. It had two windows facing the street. It is easy for people to climp in fr ok m the street. We requested to change the room. The inside and upstair rooms are must nicer.
Overall, it is two or three star hotel. You can ask much for it.
Our tour is including this hotel in our packsge.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Stephen Walker Realtor wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent one night by myself at Hotel Dunn Inn and was very pleased with the accommodations. It was very comfortable and clean. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. I will definitely stay there again when I go back to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Angie Rivas, Otros at Hotel Dunn Inn
Responded Jul 15, 2022
Good Evening Stephen. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are more than glad to know that your stay was pleasant, and as well to realize that our hotel met your expectations. Hoping to welcome you back in a near future. Best Regards!
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dchoughton wrote a review Dec 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah17 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bed isn't very good, but I always travel with a rolled up foam mattress topper anyway and it's fine with that. But otherwise the place is amazing. Charming, quiet, in a cool neighborhood that's close to the main downtown attractions. Great, quiet restaurant on site. Best food I've had in San Jose. And the price for the room can't be beat.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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brian_aguabuena wrote a review Jan 2012
Jensen Beach, Florida15 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Used to be a nice place, friendly and mellow. Sure, people brought their 'dates' here, but I never felt uncomfortable bringing my kids here. It's changed now -- gringo owners, a business model that caters to the "gentleman traveler", and each room has condoms prominently displayed on the bedside table that are for sale. Not a nice place for families anymore. I've stayed here over a 10 year period, but never again. I won't overypay for a mediocre room and then have to listen to "ay-ay-ay" through the thin walls while my kids want to know "if the lady next door is OK". All the reviews from guys that stayed for "a week" or "six days" -- take them with a giant grain of salt -- they're sex tourists. Boooo! Booo!

Boooo. Boooo.
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Date of stay: January 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rooms at a different hotel are better.
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Answer from Laura B
San Jose, Costa Rica
Good morning. We are about 20 minutes form The Canadian Embassy.
Answer from 777Tahoe
Itasca, Illinois74 contributions28 helpful votes
I believe it is three miles the most to the embassy area. With Uber it will cost three dollars and with a regular RED taxi maybe six dollars.
adnyl68 asked a question Oct 2017
Guelph, Canada44 contributions8 helpful votes
Does this hotel have a free shuttle to and from the San Jose airport (SJO)?
Answer from Angie R
Good Morning. Our Hotel offers transportation from the airport to our Hotel for an additional fee of $30 USD. Best Regards! Hotel Dunn Inn. Angie R
patf2swa asked a question Oct 2016
Henderson, Nevada4 contributions2 helpful votes
Can I bring a girl to my room
Answer from 777Tahoe
Itasca, Illinois74 contributions28 helpful votes
The policy of the hotel has changed and they want families more than single guys. In years past, there was never a problem. I do have a steady girlfriend and the people at the front desk know her; but you should advise the front desk the your friend is a long time acquaintance, etc.
Courtney O asked a question May 2016
Greeley, Colorado5 contributions
Do you offer a free shuttle to and from the airport?
Answer from Laura B
San Jose, Costa Rica
We don't offer free shuttle to or from the airport. But we can make arrangements for your pick up. Cost: $30 usd. Please let us know if you need this service
PHFlick wrote a tip Feb 2024
Richland Center, Wisconsin45 contributions38 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevator, but staff help with luggage and they may have main floor rooms."
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wild b wrote a tip Feb 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"read my review"
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skink wrote a tip Feb 2023
Falls Church, Virginia655 contributions273 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room on the second floor."
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Evcarrigan wrote a tip Oct 2022
Sunnyside, New York29 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No need to walk around much - there’s a gastropub with COLD beer and good food attached to the property. Bring Toiletries."
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Peter S wrote a tip Sep 2019
Exeter, United Kingdom3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try and get one of the more spacious rooms on the first floor."
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PRICE RANGE
C$104 - C$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel dunn san jose
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Dunn Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Dunn Inn?
Nearby attractions include Galeria Namu (0.2 km), Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (0.4 km), and Havana Humidor Room (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Dunn Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Dunn Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Dunn Inn?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Dunn Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Rojo, Restaurante Silvestre, and La Criollita.
Does Hotel Dunn Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Dunn Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Dunn Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of San Jose.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Dunn Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Dunn Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.6 km), Ruinas de Ujarras (2.1 km), and Chepeteando/ San José a pie (0.6 km).
Is Hotel Dunn Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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