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Hotel Dunn Inn

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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Dunn Inn in is a very nice hotel, in a restored old mansion, very close to the city center in San Jose, an area which is slowly changing. The staff is professional and helpful, always accomodating, the food is also great, and the bar and restaurant are really worth tryin. You really have good value for money here.

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travelman321, Owner at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Celedes, thank you for the nice comments and you were a pleasure to have as a guest in our hotel. V More 

Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

I was underwhelmed by the hotel room when we first arrived after a long day of travel. It was quite small, right next to the stairs and noisy with windows opening above the door and a boxed in, awkward bathroom (although the shower was nice). The attached bar was convenient and the staff were helpful, but otherwise just a place... More 

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Thank SeaSpirit265
travelman321, Owner at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

Dear sir, I am sorry you were disappointed with the size of the room. We have a wide variety of room and sizes. In fact most are larger and marginally more expensive. At the Dunn Inn we pride ourselves on having clean rooms ,great service, good food, and the best beds in San Jose. I encourage you to give us... More 

San Ramon, Costa Rica
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57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Each room is a little different so check what's available. Another conversion building, it wasn't built as a hotel. Very loyal following, very good food, very good service. Big problem is street noise. it's from dawn to bed time, cars,busses, trucks, typico in centro SJ. A tad over priced.

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Thank Tomas M
travelman321, Owner at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

Dear Tomas, I am glad you enjoyed you stay at the D.I. The street noise can be tuff on light sleepers in San Jose. Ticos sometimes prefer to use their horn as opposed to their brakes. Inside rooms are also available if this is the case. It is unfortunately a citywide problem, kind of like NYC. More 

Stockholm
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46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Rooms vary a lot in size and characteristics. Avoid rooms on ground floor as they tend to be very noisy, either from street or from being close to staff areas whee people start running around early in the morning, sometimes with their kids playing in the corridor. Second floor rooms smaller (those I saw) but much quieter. Staff very spread... More 

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travelman321, Owner at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments very much. Mostly we hear that our staff is very friendly and I was sorry to read you ran across someone having a bad day. I was not at all happy to hear you had an undercooked steak. Next time please let us know and we will be more than happy to make it right or... More 

Canton, Georgia
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

I have been staying in this hotel for years.It is close to the center of San Jose but far enough away to be out of the mass of humanity .It offers a quiet comfortable ambiance and is close to the zoo,El Pueblo and casa amarilla.A 4 block walk to avenida central and the museo de oro and other historic sites(central... More 

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travelman321, Owner at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

Jon, thank you for your patronage. We always look forward to your stays with us. More 

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Of course, there can only be one DI, the Desert Inn in Vegas, may she rest in peace, but the Dunn Inn has been my go to spot in San Jose for more than four years now. It really has it all, location, value, amenities, friendly staff, the food is top notch, this is simply the best place to stay... More 

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travelman321, Owner at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

I remember you well. I will pick up your candy bar next time also. You are always welcome here with us. More 

Lakeway, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Dunn Inn is a great restored old mansion. You can tell that the owners have paid attention to the details. The staff are all very nice and most speak both Spanish and English. I have to say my favorite part was the bar/restaurant. It is enclosed from the environment of bustling San Jose, but refreshingly opened to the cool nights... More 

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travelman321, Owner at Hotel Dunn Inn, responded to this review

Adam , thanks for making the trip. We look forward to your next stay. More 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2014

This hotel is the best place I have stayed in San Jose. Great price and great place to hangout. The sports bar is the best I have seen! The staff are very friendly and accommodating. I won't stay anywhere else!

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Dallas, TX
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Dunn Inn has awesome service, especially since my flight was delayed and arrived past midnight....they had the van waiting for me as soon as I walked out of the airport! It was a great way to start the vacation. Location is great so very walkable. The rooms were newly renovated with great showers and bathrooms. The restaurant has local cuisine... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2014

The hotel rooms were large and comfortable and the service was great. Any questions we had were easily answered and the shuttle from the airport was very convenient. I would definitely stay here again. The restaurant had very good food and the bar area was perfect for a quick drink or watching sports. Access to the city center was a... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $72 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dunn Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“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.”
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