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Hotel Dunn Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room service
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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We spent one night at this hotel before coming back to Europe. The patio and the structure is very attractive and remember some colonial palaces. The rooms are not beautiful as the palace but they are not bad.
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We stayed here at the beginning and end of a 16-day G-Adventure including a day early. Reception helped us settle in and find places to go, and can get you a reasonable cab ride to the airport. It is not a place with a ton of facilities or a pool, but being 2 older homes put
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We stayed at the hotel Dunn inn for one night prior to leaving for tortuguero early the next morning. The reception guy was excellent, welcoming and fun, and the room was perfect for our needs. The hotel is a little dated, however it is in a safe location, and the fact that it
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Response from Laura B, General Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn
Responded 1 Feb. 2019
Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place to stay in San Jose. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I'll make sure to share your nice comments with our staff.
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Well located, great restaurant with amazing food and atmosphere & bar attached to the hotel. Beware it closes after breakfast on Sunday. Rooms smell a bit stale and most have no windows. Staff very nice. A mid priced mid service hotel.
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Response from Laura B, General Manager at Hotel Dunn Inn
Responded 3 Jan. 2019
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feed back, it helps us to improve the services we offer to our clients.
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We stayed here as part of a group tour. This would not have normally been a first choice for us as the main floor has a lot of exposed brick and can be musty. It was an easy walk to the central square and the national museum. At he restaurant right next door has excellent
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Executive Junior Suite
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Junior Suite
Nice room, good TV, nice bathroom and shower.
Deluxe room with 2 queen beds
Good morning. We are about 20 minutes form The Canadian Embassy.
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I believe it is three miles the most to the embassy area. With Uber it will cost three dollars and with a regular RED taxi maybe six dollars.
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Does this hotel have a free shuttle to and from the San Jose airport (SJO)?
Good Morning. Our Hotel offers transportation from the airport to our Hotel for an additional fee of $30 USD. Best Regards! Hotel Dunn Inn. Angie R
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Can I bring a girl to my room
The policy of the hotel has changed and they want families more than single guys. In years past, there was never a problem. I do have a steady girlfriend and the people at the front desk know her; but you should advise the front desk the your friend is a long time acquaintance, etc.
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Do you offer a free shuttle to and from the airport?
We don't offer free shuttle to or from the airport. But we can make arrangements for your pick up. Cost: $30 usd. Please let us know if you need this service
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"Upgrading and requesting the second floor would be better, I believe."
"We had room 2 which had 2 separate bedrooms each with a TV, even had a spa bath."
"good room,good bed."
"Depending upon the season you come, some rooms don't have A/C."
"No elevators but only one flight of stairs. Staff will help with bags if needed. Rooms are well-maintained and non-smoking throughout. Reception staff speak Spanish and English, and will hold your bags after you check out if you need a few more hours for sightseeing."
USD 57 - USD 78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
hotel dunn san jose
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
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