Starting at $90 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 85°55'31.85"


  • Overall 87.0% (22 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 87.7%
  • Comfort: 82.3%
  • Meeting Expectations: 85.5%
  • Staff: 93.6%
  • Value: 85.9%


Apparently the hotel management decided to work on the rooms above the first floor so we were placed in an inside room between to main walkway and the service corridor behind our bathroom. Breakfast was so-so. The only reason for the "6" was that the hotel was very unique. Luckily the end of our trip.


we really liked this hotel and breakfast was fantastic


Hotel more than met our expectations it was delightful and staff were very helpful


very informative staff and helpful


Very helpful


The hotel has a charm to it. But rooms are not as impressive. I entered and there was a funny smell as they had just cleaned it. Hotel staff was prompt to take care of it. Hated the blanket, looked really old and dusty. I removed and put it away. There were webs in shower and on bed headboard. Not clean enough. I know this is a 2 star hotel but cleanliness is basic requirement. I didn't mind it much as my stay was really short. Nice of them to offer a welcome drink.


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.