Don Carlos Hotel Costa Rica
Don Carlos Hotel Costa Rica
Rooms and Rates
Notes about this Hotel:- Costa Rican tax of 13.00% is not included.
- Rates include Tropical breakfast, welcome cocktail, 24-hour Internet access, international calls (5 minutes) and local calls.
Hotel Don Carlos, Costa Rica is a located in a nice quiet area called Barrio Amon right in the heart of San Jose. Before talking about Hotel Don Carlos it is better to say a few things about Barrio Amon. Barrio Amon was the first residential area for the emerging bourgeoisie during the first part of the twentieth century. If you walk through Barrio Amon you will notice exquisite buildings that reflect different architectural styles. During your tour around this small neighborhood you will find architectural styles that range from a Moorish style castle to Victorian style houses. Hotel Don Carlos rests quietly in Barrio Amon. Before this house turned into a distinctive hotel, Costa Rican president Tomas Guardia once lived here. You will be staying not only in a prestigious hotel but also at a living museum where each wall keeps its own secrets.
Hotel Don Carlos is proud to have a helpful and friendly staff that is committed to providing you the best time in San Jose. The hotel’s professional staff will be more than glad to settle you in any of the 33 comfortable appointed rooms. The hotel’s perfect location is just right to visit, within a walking distance Simon Bolivar Zoo, the 150 year old National Liquor Factory (now a museum and cultural center), the pre Columbian Jade Museum, the National Museum, the Gold Museum and other points of interest such as city parks. By staying at Hotel Don Carlos, San Jose will become a fun, quiet and secure place to stay while getting to know Costa Rica.
Inside Don Carlos Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica will feel like you are in another world. You will hardly believe that outside this shelter of peacefulness is the busy city of San Jose with its busy traffic and street vendors. As you walk past by the reception desk you will enter a secluded hideaway where the trickling water of the fountain will relax you and invite to read a book in the open air terrace. You can shed the day’s tension at Don Carlos as you stroll along the gallery corridors where you can see the fine art on display. The history of this beautiful hotel begins with its founder, Don (Mr.) Carlos Balser, an internationally acknowledged authority on Pre Columbian art, author of many books on Costa Rican archeology and fluent in seven languages. Don Carlos was active in all aspects of the arts, having painted the frescos of the Holy Trinity in the dome of the San Jose Metropolitan Cathedral. After managing the Gran Hotel, Don Carlos decided to start his own pension called Pension Canada in 1947. Since then Hotel Don Carlos has made a strong effort to offer its guests high quality service.
Location and Driving Directions
Hotel Don Carlos is located in the heart of San Jose in the elegant Barrio Amon surrounded by beautiful Victorian style houses that are over 100 years old. Driving from Juan Santamaria International Airport to Hotel Don Carlos is pretty simple. You need to turn right when exiting the airport and follow the main highway for 11 miles (18 km). When you get to the first traffic lights that means that the highway has ended, this is San Jose. At the second set of traffic lights you will make a left (East) turn onto Paseo Colon. Drive through Paseo Colon for about 1 km or 8 traffic lights and take a right and the next left. You will see a gas station and a park in front of it; this is where Avenida Segunda (Second Avenue) begins. You will continue on Avenida Segunda for about 9 blocks. As soon as you pass the National Theatre take left onto Calle 5 (5th Street). Continue straight for 4 blocks. At the 4th traffic light make a right hand turn onto Avenida 7. Continue up Avenida 7 for 2 blocks. At the 2nd traffic light make a left hand turn onto Calle 9, Hotel Don Carlos is on the next corner.