Starting at $46 per night


The three star Hotel Don Carlos is a city hotel, located in the capital city, San Jose. The hotel is a good option for couple or families that want to explore the historic district of downtown San Jose. Amenities of Hotel Don Carlos include: mini-pool, bar, restaurant, massage service. The hotel also offers guests WiFi internet access.

The city tour of San Jose is a must for anybody staying at the Don Carlos. Popular attractions in the area include the national theater, gold museum, jade museum and children’s museum. Of course, a trip to the surrounding countryside is nice as well. Tourists can visit volcanoes, coffee farms, or just enjoy the local culture. Speaking of culture; it is also worth mentioning that the Hotel Don Carlos was once the home of a former president of Costa Rica.

Hotel Don Carlos Rooms and Amenities

Generally, Hotel Don Carlos rooms are comfortably equipped and include: Standard Room, Superior Room and Family Suite.

Standard room amenities include: private bathroom, hot water, desk, hair dryer, cable TV, WiFi and in-room safe. Bedding options include 2 doubles or 1 double.

Superior room amenities include: private bathroom, cable TV, hair dryer, telephone, desk, hot water and in-room safe. Bedding options include 1 double or 1 king.

Family Suite room amenities include: sofa bed, in-room safe, telephone, hair dryer and cable TV. Bedding options include 1 double.

In summary, the hotel Don Carlos is a great option for an affordable hotel in the historic district of San Jose. If this is what you are seeking, you will enjoy your stay at the historic hotel.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Town Center
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Laundry Service

Room Amenities

Family Suite

  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Two Bedrooms

Hotel Don Carlos

  • Phone

Standard Room

  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer

Superior Room

  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility


Latitude: N 9° 56' 14.65"
Longitude: W 84° 4' 28.15"


  • Overall 87.1% (45 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 88%
  • Comfort: 81.6%
  • Meeting Expectations: 84.5%
  • Staff: 94.1%
  • Value: 85.7%


The beds were not as comfortable as we like (too hard).
There was one spot in the room with some sand on the floor.
The restaurant we really enjoyed.


It was an old hotel but clean cosy and with a lot of atmosphere, we loved it :)


The food was so-so, but everything else was great.


The staff was extremely friendly and the room was comfortable and clean. We loved the restaurant in the hotel!


The Hotel Don Carlos exceeded our expectations. Beautiful and full of history, with excellent helpful staff and lovely complementary cocktails to set a festive tone to our vacation. The rooms were lovely and comfortable. We also enjoyed the breakfast!


A lovely quirly hotel in a nice area away from the noisy busy city centre. The food was good although the breakfast was not great, not much choice. It made a nice change to get 3 beds instead of 2 doubles, the kids appreciated not having to share again!


The service was excellent and the front desk was very helpful in helping us navigate the city. However, the beds were very hard and sleeping was difficult.


The hotel had bad showerheads and didnt have hot water. There were ants and they didnt leave 4 towels for the 4 ppl in the room. This could have been done better.


A good if too short nights sleep before kurt journey home


A lovely start and finish to the holiday.


The common areas of the hotel were cute. The staff very friendly and helpful. Our room needed updated furnishings though, such as bedding and towels. We did love the location of it though.


Loved this old historic hotel


WIFI was sporadic, but they had a computer that guest could use. Staff was helpful in suggesting activities to do around San Jose. It was a little weird that the bathroom had a window to the hallway, but overall a nice hotel. Loved all the décor.