Ratings based on 232 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Toronto, Canada

Right downtown with great bar and restaurant

Posted 09-Feb-2018
We where very pleased with the renovation they did to the restaurant and bar area. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Food great and walk to central avenue. Rooms are small but clean and we use the room only for sleeping so that did not matter to us. First look at the entrance to the hotel scared us, looked like an old out dated hotel but inside is completing a different story
Comment from Hotel Management
09-Feb-2018 by Laura, Hotel Management
The original building was a 1929 mansion in Barrio Amon. We consider it as part of its charming. Thank you for your nice comments about the hotel and restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from EDMONTON

Okay and safe

Posted 19-Jan-2018
Pros: Location and safety.
Cons: Better breakfast and lower room rate.
Location: Great location.
Room picture on the website is misleading. Rooms are clean, but very small and basic. Breakfast was very small and not tasty at all, the term "continental breakfast" is miss leading. It is safe and one of the tour companies ( G Adventure) use it as its base, as a result there are more bookings which hikes up the occupancy and rate. I think a fair price for this hotel is $40.00 a night. The location is great, quite and close to the City Center.
Comment from Hotel Management
19-Jan-2018 by Angie Rivas, Hotel Management
Good Afternoon. Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place to stay in San Jose. We appreciate your feed back as It helps us to improve the service we offer to our clients. Best Regards! Hotel Dunn Inn.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from New York

Quiet, functional, great base for tours

Posted 30-Dec-2017
Convenient small hotel close to downtown San Jose and a pick up point for several tour companies.
Comment from Hotel Management
02-Jan-2018 by Management Assistant, Hotel Management
Good Morning. Thank you very much for sharing your experience in our Hotel. We are more than glad to know we were able to fulfill your needs. Looking forward to have you once again in our Hotel. Angie Rivas. Hotel Dunn Inn.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 30-Dec-2017
A hotel with a quirky character. It's unlike anything I've stayed in before, but I love the brick walls, tiled floors, and local art in my room. The room was a bit smaller than I expected, but it didn't affect our enjoyment of our stay. The front desk staff were very helpful and friendly, and the food at the attached restaurant was delicious.
Comment from Hotel Management
02-Jan-2018 by Management Assistant., Hotel Management
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. Angie Rivas. Hotel Dunn Inn.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice place but not guest friendly

Posted 22-Dec-2017
Nice hotel in a good area, but if your a guy looking to bring female guests here it’s not permitted, had to change rooms , first room #9 was to noisy first thing at 5.30 am traffic wakes you up! Only some rooms have AC .Staff was very nice and the place was very clean!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
22-Dec-2017 by Management Assistant., Hotel Management
Good Morning. Thank you for choosing our hotel as your place to stay in San Jose. Due to multiple problems in the past we have changed our policy regarding companions in the rooms. We will have on mind your opinion regarding the rooms assigned as all our guest suggestions are very important as it helps us to improve everyday and We will share you feedback with our staff about the cleanness and treat you received from them. Best Regards! Angie Rivas. Hotel Dunn Inn.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Los Angeles, CA

The Best

Posted 21-Dec-2017
If you want more than to stay in a chain hotel that could be anywhere and you want to experience real Costa Rican hospitality, this is the place. It’s been converted from two homes into a very unique place to stay. The staff are very caring and friendly. You feel like you’ve come home for a visit. Each room is unique but I especially loved #9 with its stained glass wall. The rooms are spotless and the bedding very clean. Everything gets washed between customers, including the bed covers. The only drawback for me was the street noise at times but you’ll find earplugs in the nightstand! They have a very fast and efficient laundry service. The attached restaurant is excellent and serves dishes from all over the Americas. All in all, a very nice and cozy place to stay. Highly recommended!
Comment from Hotel Management
23-Dec-2017 by Management Assistant, Hotel Management
Good Morning. Thank you very much for taking the time to give such a positive feedback about our place. It´s great to know we were able to exceed your expectations regarding your room, cleanness and service. We will share your opinion with our staff as it encourages us to keep going. Hope to welcome you back in a near future. Best Regards! Angie Rivas. Hotel Dunn Inn.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Brooklyn, N.Y.

A terrific little hotel. Have stayed here twice.

Posted 26-Nov-2017
Each room is different, very comfortable bed, modern bathroom, very clean room, some nice amenities, connected to an excellent restaurant, historic building, plenty of local food, drink, stores w/ in walking distance. If it matters to you, outside guests are not permitted.
Comment from Hotel Management
27-Nov-2017 by Angie Rivas, Hotel Management
Good Morning. Thank you very much for choosing our Hotel as your place to stay in San Jose. It´s great to know we have had exceed your expectations with the room and the location of our Hotel. Hope to welcome you back once again in a near future.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveller

Nice comfortable room for one person,

Posted 15-Nov-2017
Pros: walking distant to points of interest
Cons: more bathroom towels
Nice centrally located hotel with it's own restaurant and bar. Very close to downtown and museums.
Comment from Hotel Management
15-Nov-2017 by Management Assistant. , Hotel Management
Good Afternoon. Thank you very much for choosing us as your place to stay in San Jose. Your feedback it´s very important as it helps us to improve. Hope to welcome you back in a near future. Please if there anything else we can do for you just let us know and we will assist you! Best Regards! Angie Rivas.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Atlanta

Return to Dunn Inn

Posted 09-Nov-2017
Pros: Location, value, staff
Cons: Can be noisy when people are walking up and down the stairs and talking in the hall way. No soundproof whatsoever despite the brick walls.
Location: Walking distance to the Zoo, many restaurants, downtown "square", Chinatown. Close to the National Museum and parks.
This is my 3rd stay at Dunn Inn. I just really like the location and have gotten familiar with the surrounding area. It is only 10 minute walk to lots of restaurants and a grocery store PLUS Chinatown where I like to go get some food. Also, they have decent WiFi and I need to do a lot of work while I'm away so that's important to me. It is a good value and the place is cute. Also, the staff are all very nice.
Comment from Hotel Management
09-Nov-2017 by Management Assistant, Hotel Management
Good Afternoon. First of all thank you very much for choosing our Hotel as your place to stay in San Jose. We will appreciate you have taken the time to give us your feedback. Your suggestions are very important as it helps us to improve everyday. It's great to have you once again with us and please if there anything we can do for you just let us know we will be more than glad to assist you! Best Regards! Hotel Dunn Inn. Angie Rivas.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Labrador, Canafa

The best plave to stay in San Jose

Posted 05-Nov-2017
This has been my fifth trip to Costa Rica. I have stayed at the Dunn Inn each trip. Hotel is great, the staff is awesome. Second to none. I recommend the hotel Dunn Inn highly.
Comment from Hotel Management
06-Nov-2017 by Management Asistant, Hotel Management
Good Morning. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with others. We really appreciate your loyalty as our guest. Hope to welcome you back once again a near future. Best Regards! Hotel Dunn Inn. Angie Rivas.