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Pleasanton, California
Reviewed 23 April 2009

We stayed at Hotel Don Carlos on our first and last night in Costa Rica. 04/09/09 and 04/17/09. We stayed in San Jose thinking that a big city would have a lot to offer, we were wrong, the only positive of our stay was Hotel Don Carlos, we pulled up to a beautifully decorated old style hotel with art and...

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pittsburgh
Reviewed 22 April 2009

We were greeted by Allan who was so helpful (and spoke English). Everyone working at the hotel was extremely helpful. The hotel is centrally located, being in walking distance to a number of tasty restaurants and things to do and see. We stayed here on our first night in Costa Rica and it was a great place to get integrated...

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Central New York
Reviewed 19 March 2009

The interior of this hotel is gorgeous!! The rooms might not be anything really special, but they are clean, with hot water, and everything you need. Breakfast in the morning is quite delicious... what a spread! The entire staff is very friendly and helpful; they will go out of their way to make sure your stay is pleasant. This is...

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Torrance
Reviewed 13 March 2009

Don Carlos Hotel was authentic, located in a good part of San Jose, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We opted for a "Superior room" which was located on the 3rd floor overlooking the city. The view was breathtaking, and the hotel was clean. However the minus of the hotel was the noise, the set up of the...

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Michigan
Reviewed 7 March 2009

We reserved a room at Don Carlos for our last night in CR. First impression; it was beautiful, we were greeted by the security guard who guided us to the front desk. From there we were checked in by a gentlemen named Pedro, who couldn't have been more helpful or kind. The room was small, but lovely. The decor fit...

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 8 February 2009

Strayed in this cosy cheerful little hotel 3 x 1 nights during our trip in Costa Rica. The hotel is located in the middle of the San Jose downtown, but still it is very quit and save. This is not an international luxury hotel. Local hotel with A LOT of charm. All the room are decorated in local stile and...

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Patty1234
Reviewed 17 December 2008

We spent a night at Hotel Don Carlos on Dec 5-6 after a terrific holiday in Costa Rica. It was Friday night and the traffic in downtown San Jose was chaotic to say the least. Because of the increased crime rate, it was also the first night that the ATM machines were closed at 10 PM. Thus, the reception also...

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Toronto
Reviewed 15 December 2008

The hotel is a good choice if you're spending a first and/or last night in San Jose. The hotel is in decent shape and undergoing some renovations, which will presumably spiff up the place a little bit. It is clean and comfortable enough for post-arrival or pre-departure accommodations. The location is reasonably safe, although you are wise not to venture...

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Manuel Antonio
Reviewed 13 December 2008

Great place to stay near the center of town. Very cozy, family oriented hotel. Rooms are clean, helpful people all around, especially at the front desk. We were concerned (reading a previous review) that the keys for the rooms were the same keys for the safe keys, but not so. We left a deposit at the front desk and got...

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 December 2008

Just returned from Costa Rica found Don Carlos a real nice place to stay for the money.They are remodeling right now but its no big deal.We took a taxi there then rented a car the next day from Thriffy that is three blocks away.After spending two weeks on a road trip around the country we came back and spend the...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

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: $88 - $114 (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 Don Carlos Costa Rica/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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