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Calle 5, Avenida 11, San Jose 11681-1000 Costa Rica
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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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dchoughton wrote a review Dec. 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah1 contribution
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
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Evcarrigan wrote a review Oct. 2022
Sunnyside, New York24 contributions4 helpful votes
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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Stephen Walker Realtor wrote a review Jul. 2022
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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
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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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James M wrote a review Mar. 2021
Santorini, Greece12 contributions5 helpful votes
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, California106 contributions49 helpful votes
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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Peter S wrote a review Sep. 2019
Exeter, United Kingdom2 contributions
We (a family of three) spent our first and last nights in this charming , modestly appointed, period hotel in the historic quarter of Barrio Amon. The rooms have a strong period feel to them but do vary in size and amenities. A very basic breakfast for those on the B&B package is provided by a cafe, not part of the hotel but attached to it. No other meals are provided. The staff are lovely and very helpful. The hotel is a 20-minute walk to the National Theatre area of town. Plenty of decent restaurants for dinner can be found within easy walking distance. Overall, no complaints.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Try and get one of the more spacious rooms on the first floor.
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Response from Laura B, General Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn
Responded Sep. 5, 2019
Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place to stay in San Jose. Your comments help us to improve the services we offer to our clients. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Linda A wrote a review Aug. 2019
Winnipeg, Canada338 contributions126 helpful votes
A few nights were spent at this quirky but sweet older hotel to begin and end a GAdventures tour in April 2019. Considering that its name (as in “done in!”) seemed a forewarning about the accommodations, I was delighted to find that the Dunn Inn far-surpassed my expectations. My room was recently renovated, comfortable and clean – its only drawback being the view of the outside opposite wall, a small matter. A good selection of cable stations are available and a computer sits downstairs for the guests’ convenience. I didn’t use the lounge by the front desk but enjoyed meals in the bar/dining area, next door. This area is open, bright and cute actually, with playful bird motifs adorning the wallpaper and furniture. I found the breakfasts tended to be simple and plain, and coffee arrives in a rustic tin cup. However, dinners were ample and very good and, I thought, better value. Prices are competitive, in general. Our bartender doubled as head waiter and was professional and courteous, as were other staff members. Some travellers believe that Ticos appear to be aloof but, even if that is the case elsewhere, the staff at the Dunn Inn was always personable and conversant. (I was especially pleased that I was remembered after a two and a half-week absence, and treated like a friend). One evening when I struggled to call home, via the hotel, desk staff was especially helpful (I’m a dinosaur when it comes to using devices). The Dunn Inn is situated in an older section of San José but within a short walk to attractions, bakeries, restaurants, and shopping. I was warned to not go sight-seeing alone, either early in the morning or after dark but went out without incident during all daylight hours, ..I was later told by others that evenings are for the ‘adventurous’. If I travel again to San José, I will definitely return to this hotel with its lovely staff. TIP: Unless your digestive system is made of cast iron, don’t order the ‘salsa picante’ in the restaurant – it’s the hottest thing I’ve ever eaten (and briefest)!!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Room Tip: Ask for one of the newer rooms.
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Response from Laura B, General Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn
Responded Aug. 19, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your April stay at our hotel. The Dunn Inn hotel was a 1929 mansion in San Jose. Over the years it has been renovated to offer quality services to our customers without losing the identity of the original building. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and the services of the restaurant. The staff working for the hotel is characterized for providing friendly service. We look forward to serving you in a future visit to Costa Rica.
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PaddyWacks wrote a review Apr. 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom50 contributions38 helpful votes
Situated in a nice area of town. Very nice building. Lovely friendly staff. Very accommodating. I arrived with a mobility scooter and was shown to the most accessible room behind reception. Chair lift by door may not work as a member of staff always carried it in/out (4/5 steps I think)
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Laura B, General Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn
Responded May 1, 2019
Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place to stay in San Jose. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The chair lift is working fine. I'm sorry if there was a misunderstanding. Thank you again for your preference. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Rosario_it wrote a review Mar. 2019
Belgium1827 contributions599 helpful votes
We spent one night at this hotel before coming back to Europe. The patio and the structure is very attractive and remember some colonial palaces. The rooms are not beautiful as the palace but they are not bad.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded May 1, 2019
Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place to stay in San Jose. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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3xG-Adventurer wrote a review Mar. 2019
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here at the beginning and end of a 16-day G-Adventure including a day early. Reception helped us settle in and find places to go, and can get you a reasonable cab ride to the airport. It is not a place with a ton of facilities or a pool, but being 2 older homes put together it has a great deal of intrinsic charm. It is located a few minutes walk from downtown and the museums and National Theatre, on a fairly quiet street in a decent neighbourhood. When we left I forgot to pick up the CD containing photos of our rafting adventure. When we contacted Laura, the manager, she went way above and beyond to upload the photos to a DropBox where we could get them immediately! If you don't need a 5-star resort to be happy, stay here!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Responded May 1, 2019
Thank you for your nice comments regarding your stay with us. More than happy to help you to get access to your photos. Hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Dunn Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Dunn Inn?
Nearby attractions include Carpe Chepe (0.4 km), Galeria Namu (0.2 km), and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (0.4 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.