I stayed here as a stopover on my way to Dominical. On New Years Eve, I had a friend up to my room. Apparently, this was not allowed and a small sign behind the front desk announced this rule (I truly did not see it, nor was this rule announced on the guest registration card). The next day, I was told I needed to pay $20 for my friend staying over. I've never had this experience at any "Inn" or even a "Hostel" that I've stayed at in the pas where I am renting a private room and bath. I asked to speak with the owner (the front desk staff doesn't speak english), an expat from the US. I was very rudely told that he "discouraged that type of behavior" as he "has families who stay at his hotel". I explained this was the first time I'd ever had an experience like this one and that I would happily pay $10 for the additional guest since we did have breakfast, but that I was renting a room, not a bed. I was forced to pay the additional $20 and had my privacy invaded by the owner, who claimed to be a former private investigator. I was approached VERY rudely. There is no Pura Vida from the owner at this hotel and he hates gay people. My next trip to SJO, I stayed at an AirBNB that was equally well located, a larger room, and cleaner.
To it's credit, this location is in an old mansion, the linens and room were clean and the breakfast was great for the price paid. The location is in the Sectora De Cultura in San Jose, and around the corner from Cafe Miel Garage which has fabulous coffee.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hemingway Hotel San Jose
- Hemingway Inn Costa Rica/San Jose