Centrally located hotel in a converted mansion with an illustrious past. Eclectic and characterful decoration adds a boutique touch.
The small Don Carlos hotel is in a converted mansion in San José’s oldest residential area, just a block from the main square. Although just a century old, the building has been home to two generations of presidential families.
The hotel comprises three separate buildings connected by attractive courtyards, open passageways and terraces. Founded by a world-renowned expert in pre-Columbian art, the hotel is decorated with local paintings, antique curiosities, figures and sculptures, including a large hand-painted tile mural in the main lobby depicting San José in the 1920s.
Rooms are fully equipped and comfortable, while hotel facilities include a cosy restaurant, a Jacuzzi and a relaxing sundeck.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Arrived late evening and went straight to bed. Left immediately after breakfast next day. Quaint hotel perfectly adequate for our needs.GW, Winchester
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