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“Stay here but not at their sister hotel in Jaco”
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Hotel Dunn Inn
Ranked #19 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We stayed at this hotel our last night in Costa Rica...we transferred our final night from their hotel in Jaco. Hotel Dunn was clean, nice with friendly people. Service from Hotel 9 after trying to get our refund from our last night we didn't stay there has been awful. They do not respond to many email and phone requests...guess it's a case of once you are not in front of them you are ignored. I know these two hotels have the same owner so hopefully service from Hotel 9 will not rub off on Hotel Dunn.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

it is a good convenient place to stay if in town. i recommend taking taxi to get around at night.the food was very good, not cheap but good. the taxi is 25$ to get to the airport from here. i have always stayed here if in town, very convenient and nice.

Room Tip: upstairs at the back is more quiet. very friendly staff and good food.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Laura B, General Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2014

Thanks for your comment. We are glad that you visit us while you are in Costa Rica. Looking forward to welcome you again

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Stayed here in advance of our flight out. Location is good for getting out and about, and is about 20-25 min drive to the airport if no traffic. The service from everyone we interacted with was very good, everyone was friendly and helpful, and any questions we had were addressed right away. We used the hotel's driver to get to the airport the next day and that worked very well. The hotel common areas and the room were definitely clean. Like another reviewer, we had a tiny room, the bed occupied the vast majority of the area. It was aggravating just trying to move around the room, especially with another person present. We were traveling with only small backpacks, thank goodness. If we had large backpacks or suitcases in this room, it would have been impossible. Our room also had a window that opened onto a back stairwell, that can be closed for privacy. Another downside, you can hear everything that is happening in the hallway. When some other guests came back from the bar in the early morning, the voices from the hallway woke us right up. We didn't notice any noise once they were in their rooms, so that was good. (It seems that they hotel is aware of the problem with noise from the hallway, as there is at least one sign posted asking guests moving about late at night to take extra care to be quiet.)

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laura B, General Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad our staff was able to respond to your needs in an efficient way. The hotel used to be a mansion back in 1929. When it was restored to become a hotel the original structure was respected. Every room has it's own charm. I will like to invite you in your next trip to Costa Rica to visit us again and we can show you the variety of rooms we can offer you. Looking forward to welcome you again

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

I stayed at the Dunn in for a few days on a quick getaway for golfing and fishing. The room I stayed in was great. It was very clean, just the right amount of space and most importantly very quiet. I slept comfortable and well with no disruptions. The hotel staff was very friendly and always willing to help. I was extremely surprised at their service. I lost 60 dollars in the room I stayed and the hotel called me and asked me what to do with it. That was one of the nicest and most honest things any hotel has done and I have stayed in tons of hotels for business. Thanks Dunn Inn you have my reservation for the next trip.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Laura B, General Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Thank you for your comments. We have very honest staff working for us. We are proud of them. We are looking forward to see you in your next trip.

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I loved this place. It is the cleanest hotel in central american bar none.
The bar is great just don´t fall off the stools as the drinks are stonge
their beds are comfortable. the hotels employees are the best people alway willing
to help. the rooms are large and comfortable the prices are fair!
I have stayed here many times over the years a home away from home
two thumbs UP! I DO like to Smoke I hope they can get around this
NO smoking Law!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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travelman321, Owner at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We were picked up by shuttle at the airport, even with a late arrival. The hotel is an old mansion and is very quaint. The staff was very friendly and offered to have a driver take us to the Hotel Nine. The driver let us stop for a tour and there was no extra charge. We also stayed there our last night and when we had to leave at 4 am the hotel staff made us a cup of coffee for the road. Great experience and felt very safe even in the big city.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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travelman321, Owner at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Mairin, thanks for staying at the D.I. and our sister hotel at the beach, The Hotel Nine. We look forward to your next stay.

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We flew in late were picked up in airport by Dunn inn staff , catered to like royality . Was a pleasant safe clean experience , i would recomend staying here on Costa Rica travel makes seeing the country a very awesome experience the staff is very helpful they provided worry free transportation to and from airport , we also stayed at hotel nine you must go on the crocidle excursion it was a great kickoff to Costa Rica paridise

  • Stayed: March 2014
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travelman321, Owner at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

One of my favorite tours is the crocodile tour. It reminds me of the jungle tour I took at Disneyland as a kid.I have taken this tour many time and I always spot new animals . We are glad you enjoyed both hotels.

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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: £37 - £74 (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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