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Hotel Dunn Inn

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#15 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very quaint, friendly hotel, walking distance to all the sites in San Jose. It's at the foot of a fairly gentle hill that leads to the central parks and the cathedrals. The staff are warm and welcoming and there's a very lively restaurant on site that attracts locals in the evenings. The rooms are spacious and comfortable...

1Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

staff is super friendly and very quite location, regular rooms are small but the suites are amazing. good spot to stay in san jose, costa rica its in downtown near everything, pineapple juice and the pancakes are amazing

Thank Gayan P
Lewes, Delaware
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came down with my girlfriend this trip and was looking for a quieter place to stay than the usual. Hotel Dunn was everything I expected and more. The rooms are actually nicer than the pictures and it looked like they were in the process of renovating all of the rooms. The free breakfast wasn't that good but I can't complain...

1Thank Michael F
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Only staying in San Jose for a night before going to Jaco. The room was a lot better than expected. Must have been renovated recently. Free breakfast was good as well but ordered pancakes extra because it wasn't so filling. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone of my friends because it is one of the nicer ones I've...

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Bellman and front desk guy will arm force you to try to get only their taxis..I arrived Thursday 22 in the morning and like 0100pm I request a taxi because it was raining..After 10 min their taxi never arrives I took another ..The bellman yelled at me that I wont supposed to take that taxi because that wasnt the taxi...

1Thank metalcuban
Laura B, Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

It's our policy to recommend our clients to take offical cabs for their own security. When they call a company to ask for a cab they write down the plate number and hour. This way if there is any kind of inconvenience or lost items it's easier to help the client. What they informed you it's true. If they call...

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Super cute hotel at an awesome rate. It was connected to a decent restaurant. The restaurant is romantic at night and we ate there almost every night. The walls of our room were thin and the neighborhood was a little sketchy, but I felt safe though. There was a corner store not too far away and a major Shopping Center...

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Laura B, Gerente at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place to stay in San Jose. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back in your next visit to San Jose.

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Someone has spent a lot of money on common area tv's, lampshades, art and glass. If you go there you will see what I mean. The bed was average, certainly not sumptuous, but ok. I slept. The room and the common areas are spotlessly clean and the staff are pleasant. Our room was on the ground floor, just off reception...

1Thank Paul T
Laura B, General Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place to stay in San Jose. I'm glad you liked the details of the hotel. Also, I want to thank you for taking the time to share your feed back about the noise in the area you stayed. We are taking the necessary steps in order to prevent this kind of situation...

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Love Dunn Inn Hotel! Quaint, clean, comfortable hotel. Wonderful staff! Will stay here again! Great price and lovely location. Great restaurant downstairs. Two old houses together makes a charming atmosphere!

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Laura B, General Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about your recent stay with us. We would love to welcome you back in your next visit to San Jose.

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

First part of our trip in Costa Rica was in San Jose. The Dunn Inn is a nice small hotel that's pretty much around everything. It's no more than. 5-7 minute walk to the downtown area where you get to experience some local shopping and food. The staff at Dunn Inn were great at giving recommendations to us for places...

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Laura B, Gerente at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place to stay in San Jose. We are glad you enjoyed the local experience of shopping and food. Thank you for your nice comments about the hotel and our staff. We would love to welcome you back in your next visit to San Jose.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 August 2016

First time in CR had a good time staff very friendly and helpful hotel is a few blocks from the action but its all walking distance from town or a quick taxi ride.Rooms have what you need nothing fancy but clean and comfortable my only complaint is that if you're a light sleeper and can be noisy

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Laura B, Gerente at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Hotel Dunn Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your feed back, it help us improve the service we offer to our clients.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Dunn Inn

Address: Calle 5, Avenida 11, San Jose 11681-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: £44 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dunn Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Room 11 is windowless and located next to a busy staircase that is noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Jarko2015, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any room other than 27”
 of 5 bubbles PaulT146, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a first floor room that was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Tbosgreen, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to request a room with air-conditioner. Each has fans and remain cool primarily with or without the A/C.”
 of 5 bubbles Parrish451, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Just ask the front desk to help you with your needs before you arrive.”
 of 5 bubbles mauimo70, 18 May 2016 | Read review
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