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Hotel Dunn Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Walking distance from the town centre, good bed, decent shower, friendly staff. Very noisy though, bring earplugs. Restaurant next door serves a good breakfast. Airconditioning and ceiling fan in the room, as well as soaps etc. WiFi works well (free).

Stayed here last week for 2 nights as a solo female. My first room was simple, however it did come with a split system, ceiling fan, fridge, hairdryer and safe which is more than I expected. The room was relatively clean upon check in. I found it easy walk into town, however not a place I would walk around at night by myself and the staff advised against it after 8pm. The second room I stayed in, was part of the family room on the top level. (Moved in with another lady to start a G Adventure tour). The room was spacious, larger beds and nicer fittings. I would consider staying here again if I came back to San Jose.

I was in San Jose in April 1-2 2018. Stayed in hotel Dunn Inn. Quiet,safe hotel with a nice clean room.Safety is good,location is very nice, hotel restaurant is very expensive but included breakfast is quite poor.

Absolute extortionate prices. They have a TripAdvisor trusted certificate in the window of their establishment. They carge over double the prices of beer across the road and 4700 Costa Rican colones for a shot which their barman recommends with no mention of the cost. All with a big smile on there faces. Tourist trap and stay well clear. Sad to leave this review on such a great city.

I have stayed at the Dunn Inn many times in the past. I called and spoke with Angie, she was delightful to talk to, very good English. Very helpful in scheduling my room. The housekeeping was great and very friendly service. I certainly will stay here again.

Our room at the Dunn Inn was clean and nice. We liked the soap dispensers in the bathroom. The service was very good and the staff were helpful. It is a dense downtown area but the Dunn Inn has its own private parking area. I would stay at this hotel again.

Despite the humorously self-deprecating name of this establishment, it is a true gem in the heart of San Jose. Great historic ambiance but with modern amenities such as air conditioning, TV and WiFi, and a unique restaurant and friendly staff! You can stay at a Sheraton and eat at McDonalds anywhere, but only in San Jose can you enjoy the great local experience of a stay at the Dunn Inn!

Enough space in the room for two, with large backpacks - and not tripping over things. Staff at the desk were always friendly and available to help with needs and questions. Food in the attached restaurant was excellent - highly recommended!

The hotel was not far from the town centre, but on a noisy corner (although much of San Jose is a bit like that). Our room was next to the street, but was very comfortable. The hotel was selected by our tour company, G Adventures.

The rooms are lovely , although I recommend getting one on the second floor if you need an outside window. The staff is amazingly helpful, a special shout out to Angie at the front desk and Peter in the restaurant.

Avenue 11 Calle 5 Barrio Amon San Jose San Jose

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Jade Museum and National Center of Art and Culture
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Jade Museum is within a 5-minute walk of Hotel Dunn Inn while other popular sites like National Center of Art and Culture are within a 15-minute stroll. This 28-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Centrally located in San Jose, the hotel is also a short walk from Gold Museum and National Theater.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All of Hotel Dunn Inn's 28 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, free local calls, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Dunn Inn enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and laundry facilities. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 30 per person one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2


King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room Single Use

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 460 reviews