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“Dunn Inn”
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Hotel Dunn Inn
Ranked #18 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Had an exceptional stay there from May 17-26 while on vacation. Good location (very safe) staff was very pleasant and professional. They just underwent a management turn-over, and i was able to witness the change of the guard per say. What impressed me about the ceremony was the loyalty and admiration shown by the off duty & oncoming staff who swung by to say their goodbyes. Clearly they were treated very well, to me it translates to a happier work environment and good customer service.
During my stay, i was able to get help from a taxi driver by the name of Alex Palma. Alex speaks fluent english and has spent numerous years living in the states. He does independant, professional tours around San Jose and outlying areas. A very striking quality about him is that he relies mostly on his professional reputation and word of mouth. Because of this, he aggressively works to get the best possible quote on any given tour. He will be my go to concierge the next time i'm down there. You can find out yourself, his email is: palmaelgallocr@gmail.com

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Comfortable clean rooms at great rates. The location is great too. But more than anything what will keep me coming back is the great staff. Everyone was very friendly and went well beyond my expectations in their efforts to make my stay as comfortable as can be. I would not even consider staying anywhere else. Dunn Inn is where I stay when I am in San Jose.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

I stayed at the Dunn in a few months ago and had a great experience. Sometimes you'll try something out for a second time and be let down. Well, that's not what happens at the Dunn Inn. Really my second stay was just as good as my first, if not better.

If you want to feel comfortable on your trip, I'm not sure why you would stay anywhere else. It's just such a cozy place with great service. That's one of the keys for me. You can have a nice place, but if the service is no good, then to me the place is no good. The Dunn is exceeds all your expectations... and mine are pretty high.

This trip I stayed in one of their suites. It seemed fairly new and was perfect for me. Did I need a suite? Probably not, but I've seen some other "suites" in town and they were nothing like this one. This truly had a ton of space.

Also, on this trip, being from South Florida, I was able to watch the Miami Heat playoff game in comfort at their sports bar. It was great.

Looking forward to making another trip soon and, of course, I'm staying at the Dunn Inn.

Room Tip: The suite had a nice king size bed and a lot of space. Nice bathroom with shower, too.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Eric H
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

After 3 visits at the hotel I feel like I am coming home when I arrive. The food is exellent, the room nice,
The service is very good, the whole staff treat me like I am a old friend.
I have been to several hotells in Costa Rica and this is the one I return to whenever I am in San Jose.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Johansen_Knutar
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

It's a nice little place with a friendly staff. On the cleaner side and conveniently located. The food in the restaurant was terrible but that shouldn't alter your hotel of choice. (There is a great place 1 block away called Kalu Cafe.)

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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travelman321, Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2013

Thank you for staying with us once again, the best compliment our staff receives is repeat visitors.

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Reviewed 2 May 2013

I am a regular at Dunn Inn. I stay there 3 times a year. I stayed at several other hotels, until I stumbled onto Dunn Inn. They exceed my expectations every time. I refuse to stay anywhere else. The entire staff is great. They are as friendly, and helpful as you will ever encounter. I am usually planning my next trip, before I am done with the current trip. I can't wait to visit again in August.

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Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
3  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

I have been to Costa Rica many times and have stayed at many places. The Dunn Inn is a very nice and affordable place to stay. The people at the front desk are ever-so-nice and the security guards - the afternoon one is Luis - are as friendly as one could ask. The continental breakfast is adequate with a plate of fresh fruit and a plate of ham and cheese. For 2 dollars. one can get two eggs and the oatmeal , which is really good - would cost 2,75 extra. The servers are very nice and they all speak English. The dining area is small but nice and never was ever that crowded. The room was small with a small bathroom but was comfortable. Many rooms at San Jose hotels have small bathrooms; so I am used to this. At the front desk, Hania is so funny and overall everyone made me feel at home. Rick's Sports Bar is off the dining area and is nice also. There are 6 tvs with ESPN etc. and the menu is adequate and reasonable. I will return to this place and there is no charge for an "extra" person unless the person stays overnight; that would be 10 dollars more. The Promanade shopping area is a short walk and tours are available at the front desk. Rooms range from 70 to 80 which is - I think - a good deal.

Room Tip: One night, the band was very loud; I was on the top floor and I could hear the music in the room whi...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Address: Calle 5, Avenida 11, San Jose 11681-1000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#15 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#16 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: £38 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dunn Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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 
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