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Hotel Dunn Inn

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Maui, Hawaii
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This was my thirty straight year of staying at the Hotel Dunn Inn. As always, the people at the Dunn Inn were great to me, the cleanliness was great and the overall experience was excellent. I will be back for year thirty-one!

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

It is a joy to know that a customer can become part of our family Dunn. Thank you for all these years! We are looking forward for your 31 visit!!!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 June 2015

An excellent option for staying in downtown San Jose. It's located in an area that is not the "quaintest" neighborhood in the world - some would say it's kind of seedy and dangerous, but I live in CR and can say that this part of town is actually increasingly peppered with bohemian cafes and nice little restaurants and art spaces.

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

Thank you for sharing your comments about the hotel and the area. As you mentioned in your review this area is getting more cafes, art galeries and great restaurants. We are glad to see improvements in the historial part of San Jose.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 June 2015

I have stayed at a few Hotels in San Jose before. The Dunn Inn has improved their property over the last 2 years with some good room renovations. Overall quality of the rooms is good. Nice and clean. The location is walking distance from everything that I like to do. It is also a quite location as well

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

It is great that you notice the improvements in the property! Thank you for your nice comments!

Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The standard rooms are small and cozy. They have larger rooms but of course they cost more. Ricks Sports bar is no longer a Sports Bar and was closed on Sunday. Thus myself and number of guess had to order Pizza from Pizza hut delivery which cost about 30.00 for a large Pepperoni Pizza.

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

We always try to improve the service we offer to our clients. Thank you for taking the time to write to us! It help us to take the necessary decisions in our hotel. Hope to welcome you again at the Dunn.

Bronx, New York
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Im sorry to have to say the last 3 visits to the Dunn Inn ( 2 were below previous stays ) The reason Parties all night no sleep ) Reported to the office but no response. Too bad because its a nice hotel and wonderful staff. Owners were contacted and apologized. So if you go and see a large party...

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feed back. It helps us to improve the service we offer to our clients. We are sorry about your dissapointment with our property. We hope to welcome you in the future to be able to meet your expectations.

Sanibel, FL
Reviewed 6 May 2015

The location was great, only a few slightly hilly blocks from the main walking streets of San Jose (yes, the many of the streets of San Jose are sharply inclined which is not evident on Google Maps). We actually got to stay additional time at the hotel when Spirit Airlines marooned us here for six days after they cancelled our...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about the hotel. Glad to hear that you were happy with the service and facilities instead of the despite of the problems with the airline. You have a home in Costa Rica for your next trip!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 April 2015

A very nice and quiet hotel, with parking. 5 minute walk from Avenida Central. Staff is wonderful and attentive. You can pay the Costa Rica departure tax at the hotel and save 10-15 minutes at the airport. Attached is Rick's Bar and Restaurant, which is a sports bar with full bar and good food. Free wifi.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about our hotel. We try to improve the services and facilities for our clients. Glad to hear that you were happy during your stay with us. Looking forward to welcome you again in Costa Rica.

Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Ian and all of the employees were fantastic. Historic hotel with a good price and great staff makes for a very pleasant stay. I will definitely be returning to stay here on my next visits to Costa Rica. PURA VIDA!

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

Thank you for your nice words. We are looking forward to welcome you again. I will inform Ian about your nice comments about him. Pura Vida!

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 6 April 2015

I stayed at Dunn Inn the night I arrived in Costa Rica and the night before I left. The staff was wonderful and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. A good breakfast is included with the room and there is good restaurant next door. I had quite a few questions during my stay and everyone was super nice and...

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

Thank you for your nice comments. Our main goal is to be of assistance to our clients. I will inform our staff that you were happy with the information they gave you. Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place to stay in Costa Rica.

Banff, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Lovely Hotel. Nice clean room with a small fridge. Sports bar/restaurant on site. Ian at the front desk was a God send. He was so helpful and friendly. Really enjoyed our stay and will stay there for sure on my next visit. Great value for money!!

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Thank you for your comments. I''ll make sure that Ian knows about your opinion about him. We are glad to hear our staff have been helpful for our clients. Looking forward for your next visit to Costa Rica!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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: RM235 - RM383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dunn Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“upper floors are the best. Overall a quiet hotel”
swampthing542, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 11 is windowless and located next to a busy staircase that is noisy.”
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“Any room other than 27”
PaulT146, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a first floor room that was very quiet”
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.”
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