Hotel Dunn Inn

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Average rate: $79 - Hotel class: 3 stars
Avenue 11 Calle 5 Barrio Amon, San Jose, Costa Rica

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walterman9999 walterma…
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Dunn Inn, San Jose, Costa Rica May 23, 2016
We lucked out and got the Dunn Inn with a package deal with airfare at an inexpensive rate from Texas. The outside may look like a three star hotel, but the outstanding service we received and valued from their employees, pushes them through five stars.

We got a clean room (maid service) with safe and refrigerator. Breakfast was tropical fruit and coffee. They also included some meat and cheese. They were a great helping us finding nice places and buildings to visit in walking range of our downtown San Jose location.

Because of our low retirement wages we always travel on economy mode. In Costa Rica the restaurants are reasonably priced, but add tax and mandatory tip adding 23% to the cost; so we survived on Dunn Inn continental breakfast, trail mix, and lots of very good tropical fruit from our favorite produce stand up a six block very steep hill with a typical poor sidewalk. About half way up the hill us old Texans stopped at our favorite rest tree. Our tropical produce stand had a typical pleasant couple there that would chat nice with us; but when I got their biggest and best ripened papaya they had to raise their price to one dollar USA. (LOL) Big very good mangos were fifty cents.

With all the pleasant employees we met at Dunn Inn, their shuttle driver, Rico, was the best. I can forget the poor quality and overpriced tours from Bay Island Cruises and Expediciones Tropicals, because Rico with the Dunn Inn shuttle was much better than those organized unnessary hassels. We had a great time (at our own pace) with "Rico's tours". Rico provided us our best tour being the active Irazu Volcano with a visit to Landcester Gardens and more. That alone made our stay in San Jose wonderful.

We also had some very good days walking downtown with San Jose providing some pleasant surprises.

Most everywhere we went they were happy to accept our USA dollars at a favorable exchange rate.

I am kinda tight on tipping; but every employee that served us (including the nice cleaning woman) got a nice well deserved tip from us.

When we had to go to the airport to leave Costa Rica, the airport had an unfavorable money exchange rate...so we put all of our colonies into great Costa Rica coffee. They even added an extra bag of good coffee for free.
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walterman9999 says:
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Posted on: May 24, 2016
monkeymia79 says:
Friendly service is what makes a place, not just location and amenities.
Posted on: May 24, 2016
walterman9999 says:
Others rate Dunn Inn at three stars, but great friendly service is more important to me. That overview is not mine but I agree except we got our first bad blender rum drink there at the bar.
Posted on: May 24, 2016
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Hotel Dunn Inn Overview

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 26 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 anyway possible. This description is based on information provided by the hotel.

Hotel Dunn Inn Amenities

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  • Pet Friendly
  • Mini Bar
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  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Internet Connection (wireless)

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