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This charming hotel is situated in San José. Everyone staying at this accommodation will enjoy a peaceful and calm stay on the premises, as it counts with a total of 10rooms. In addition, Wi-Fi access is offered at the establishment's common spaces. Clients are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception.
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Reception servicesFree self parking
Old tired and need screens in windows
Reviewed 14 april, 2019
Many complaints here. My room had no proper curtains and no screens in the windows.I want a dark room to sleep in and this room had no fan or AC.so its stuffy.In a country with tropical climate and bugs galore these are very basic requirements.Less of a problem was the tiny old tv my lap top screen is bigger.I had to ask for towels and a glass and was told I would have to pay 20USD for a fan. Clearly hospitality is really lacking here.Lastly the trains blowing their horn right outside every few minutes. Not my idea of. starting or ending a holiday. I came to this area for the food but will shop around for a hotel next time.
Charming Old World Feel
Reviewed 30 march, 2019
Hotel 1492 was in a convenient location with lots of restaurants nearby. The staff was helpful and friendly. Our room was pretty small and didn't even have a chair, but there were nice sitting areas in the common areas. You can buy breakfast for an extra $5 (US) per person with three different options. We had breakfast and it was kind of mediocre. But the area where it was served was a nice little courtyard. The room had a window seat looking into our own private garden area, which you can't actually go into. But it was nice to see. The bathroom had a screened window which had tears in it and thus allowed bugs inside. It was an interesting place that felt a bit like being in Europe.
Great value for money
Reviewed 26 february, 2019
Great value for money in this small, off-the-beaten track boutique hotel in San Jose's hip Barrio Escalante. Literally TONS of cafes, bars, restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance, in a safe neighborhood. Rooms are small and basic but clean, Wifi and TV work great.
Not fit for human habitation
Reviewed 12 november, 2018
I generally love using small family owned places to stay. I don't expect 4 star accommodations, but I do expect at least a clean, non hazardous room. My first room: No water at all came out of hot water faucet. They came and made a show of looking at it, but clearly they knew about this issue. Lots of mold on walls in the room and on the shower curtain in the bathroom. Very dingy room overall. Modern TV worked fine. I complained about the room and they gave me a different room: Mold on wall in shower (not as bad as 1st room) Bathroom window broken and wont close. No screen on it. Hot water didnt last very long. Old tv. No remote. Volume button broken. Bed felt really damp. I luckily had a small blanket in my luggage and wrapped myself in that so I couldn't feel the damp bed. No place to put luggage but on floor. Door opens out...could become trapped in a fire. The next morning i told them I was checking out and they offered me another room that had 4 or 5 beds in it, and when I tested the water, there was no hot water so I refused it. They then offered me a 4th room but the current guest was still in it so I couldn't check it. After 3 rooms being unacceptable, I declined and asked for a refund for the 2 nights I wasn't going to stay there. I also asked for a refund of the 2 breakfasts I had paid for separate from the room. The desk person said she had to wait until the next day to do a refund as my payment from the day before hadn't registered yet (a lie) and to send her an email the next day. I sent the email and she told me because they offered me a 4th room and I declined they would not refund my money. They also did not refund my money for the 2 breakfasts I was not there to eat. Eating area: Dirty floor Dirty table Broken down rusty thing in garden Raggedy unkempt garden Muddy ground Whole place felt unclean and damp. This could be a charming hotel if they would clean it and fix the water problems. It is within 2 blocks of a lot of very good restaurants. I got very sick after staying in this hotel. I had been in Costa Rica for 9 days before staying here and I can't help but think sleeping in a damp bed and being exposed to mold and maybe some insect that flew in the broken, unscreened window had something to do with that. When I left here I went to KC Hotel which was the same $50 per night price and was very nice. The fact that the desk clerk told me she would refund my 2 nights and then the next day tell me they offered me a 4th room that I declined they wouldn't refund my money is nothing short of trickery and theft of my money.
GOOD LOCATION AND STAFF UNKEPT PROPERTY
Reviewed 28 may, 2018
We arrived to the hotel on a Friday night and were greeted by Jorge, he checked us in, He put us in a room that had a large screen television from the 1990's the beds were very old and the bathroom had a urine smell. Jorge moved us to another room that was better. They gave us two towels and no towel for the floor. out of the 3 night we stayed only one day our room was cleaned, I really don't think that was in their control because that was the same morning that there was not hot water. We had to wait after breakfast to take a shower in order for the staff to fix the problem. The staff was very friendly and did their best under the circumstances of a very old hotel that has not updated their rooms. The breakfast served was very good, they give you three choices, We had the traditional costa rican breakfast, the Gallo Pinto was very good, and the fresh fruit was fresh, The coffee was o.k, we asked for milk and Jorge gave it to use without charging us. I would suggest to bring ear plugs because its near the train, you can hear the train whistle in the hotel. Also Calle 33, the gastronomy street is nearby very close to Pandelli, Sofia among other restaurants. The hotel only offers breakfast, they had snacks for sale at the reception at inflated prices ($3 for ramen noodles). The wifi is excellent