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"Your staff and service were exceptional. I will definitely come back and stay here." [more]

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Thanks to the entire hotel staff. You made my stay special. I will be back soon.I had a great time and intend to be a regular visitor to your hotel.I`m already looking forward to my next visit. Special " hello to you and all the girls that work the front desk
Gary Cox

"I'd like to say thank you on behalf of all the group for a very nice stay at the Dunn Inn. Everyone expressed their admiration of the excellent service and friendly attitude that met us each time we returned to San Jose. We all came to look upon the Dunn Inn as our true home during our stay in Costa Rica. Personally, I'd like to add that among the many different places in which I've stayed in Costa Rica, the Dunn Inn is by far the best managed and most pleasant hotel I've seen. I plan to return to the Dunn Inn as soon as possible and I hope I'm able to send a lot of clients to you as well."

"As you are aware, COSTA RICA OUTDOORS and COST RICA OUTDOORS TRAVEL SERVICE have sent many of our clients to your hotel over the past three years. We have yet to receive a complaint from any of the guests that stayed with you, and the vast majority had high praise for the accommodations, food, location and the value you offer. The Dunn Inn prices are modest, yet the service, accommodations and ambiance are equal or better than many hotels in San Jose with far higher room costs. The restaurant has won especially high praise, and our clients especially enjoy your garden-like restaurant and bar setting, and the convenience of the hotel, located in a safe area of the city but within a short walk of taxi ride from everything San Jose has to offer. Personnel at your desk and in the restaurant and bar are invariably attentive and helpful and it seems that there is always someone on hand that speaks English to assist our clients that don't have a command of Spanish. Again, our deepest thanks for service that makes our clients return and be assured that we will continue to send you our discriminating clients who are looking for real value at a reasonable cost."

"I wanted to thank you and your staff for always making my stay at the Dunn Inn a pleasant experience. I have stayed in hotels all over the world, and seldom am I treated as well as I am here. You and your entire staff are always warm, friendly, and totally professional."

 "I would like to again express my appreciation for the assistance you provided in helping me obtain my lost wedding ring from the Hotel Dirio. I was very upset when I realized I had left it behind, and I probably would not have been able to recover it without your help. I also want to take this opportunity to compliment you on your wonderful hotel. We stayed in several different hotels while touring Costa Rica, and yours was our favorite. We loved the plants in the restaurant and the stained glass sitting room. I will definitely recommend the Dunn Inn to anyone I know that is traveling to San Jose." 

 "Your staff and service were exceptional. I will definitely come back and stay here."

 "I recently stayed at the Hotel Dunn Inn.  I really like it there.  Your staff is very professional and friendly.  The rooms are nice.  I plan to recommend your hotel to anyone I meet who plans to visit Costa Rica.  I will be back to visit you soon!"

 "I want to sincerely thank "all of you" for the wonderful service and hospitality we received from everyone. Thank you Vanessa for your professionalism, courtesy, and your always present smiles. Thank you Freddy for the delicious omelets, fish and chicken with salsa de hongos. And thank you to the entire staff for your courtesy and helpful information."

"Hi Isabel,
I am back to work in San Diego, California this morning and reflecting once again on the good days with my friends in Costa Rica and at the Hotel Dunn Inn.  As always, your staff was spectacular, helpful and friendly.  It really is similar to arriving "home" when I walk through the Dunn Inn's doors, familiar faces with familiar smiles.  My friend Leo Pitts said that the Dunn was perhaps one of the most pleasant surprises in Costa Rica.  Please share this information with your staff and relay a friendly "Hello" to all for me.  Best of wishes to all!"

The whole staff was friendly and very helpful when we were in Costa Rica. Again, we will definitely return. 

"I shall always be staying at the Hotel Dunn Inn.... and when I'm sitting on the Central Avenue in San José, I will always recommend the hotel to every tourist I meet... I will tell them you are the best in the city for accommodations.

"Having spent 2 nights in Hotel Dunn Inn before departing for the jungle, on my return stay I felt like I was coming home to family. All of the staff- receptionist, restaurant and bar server, domestics, security people, cab driver are muy simpaticos. If I am ever in San José, I will be sure to visit and stay at your hotel."

Good Morning Isabel,
"I've been home now for almost a week but my heart and thoughts, as usual, are still in San Jose at the Dunn Inn.  Again, I thank you and your great staff for the continued hospitality.  To Vanessa, my appreciation for her directions to the Central Mercado and always being available to answer my questions.  Every person always has a smile and a "hello" which always makes me feel at home.  I can't remember the names of your two handymen that work so hard in maintaining the Dunn, but even they always have smiles and a "hello" for me and my friends.  And of course there is our little bit crazy friend Marcela!  She is a wonderful young lady and I wish her all the best in her studies and in the future.  But of course I must tease Marcela a little bit so please, for me, tell her I said, ¡"Acuérdese de no molestar a los turistas de San Diego!"
Buen Suerte Mis Amigos, JIM JENKINS

Vanessa & Sonia,
Thank you so much for your help, warmth and kindness during our stay at the Dunn Inn in San Jose.  It was a great location to be so close to so many parts of your city that has so much history. And, your chef in restaurant made us some really great breakfasts and dinners. Gracias!

I now understand why Costa Rica is known for "pura vida".  This is because it also stands for "beuna vida.

Take care mi nueva amigas.

Hi Isabell. I just wanted to thank you for helping make our recent trip to Costa Rica a wonderful time. I want to also thank your excellent driver, Riga for his service in driving us around San Jose, he was great. If I know anyone who is going to Costa Rica, I will recommend you.
Thanks Again , Sincerely:

What a great job to restore the exquisite beauty of this house! I felt a little bit like the character from the novels of Gabriel García Marquez. Thanks for creating a home far away from the real one.

 "On behalf of myself and Wisconsin's oldest university, Carroll College, I wish to thank you and your staff for the enjoyable hospitality the Hotel Dunn Inn extended to my groups who stayed with your faculty delegation and our group of theatre students. As travel becomes more and more depersonalized, a series of franchise hotels and motels offering carbon copy smiles, a hotel such as yours truly stands out. Firstly the accommodations are comfortable and your prices most reasonable. But to find rooms in a lovely, authentic, colonial historical home, identifies a charm often replaced by concrete, and furniture and curtains selected in a central administrative office. Your staff is impeccable. Your folks are like family; a desk staff that always smiles and always helps, in English or in Spanish, attentive maids, restaurant and bar people who cook breakfast and nightcap guests warmly. That staff had to please Carroll College at the level of our demanding faculty who are experienced travelers, and at the level of out theatre students whose youth asks parental forms of attention. Your hotel lived up to both standards. We always felt safe and more importantly, appreciated. Finally, my gratitude to Chef Manuel Arias, whose table of bocas and flowers, whose wines and attention made inaugural guests from your government, university, and city so comfortable at out inaugural gala reception, and established an atmosphere of hospitality whose friendship continues today. I am happy I found your hotel and I am DONE IN by your kindness."

 "Everyone here is wonderful and goes beyond their duties to ensure a great stay! We love this place and the people who work here."

"WONDERFUL! Very pleasurable, will return." 

"A very well kept hotel; friendly staff and overall great experience."

 "Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Many thanks for the kindness we were shown. The room was very neat, clean and secure. We look forward to seeing you on our next visit."

"Thank you for such a wonderful stay. I have traveled extensively all over the world and this is the most friendly, hospitable hotel. It has been my pleasure to occupy"

Dear Isabel:

My wife and I have stayed at your hotel twice this year.
Great people, Great Food, Great Price
Excellent accommodations
Everyone connected with the hotel was very pleasant and treated us well.  Whenever we are in San Jose we will stay with you.

Thanks for everything.

Gini and Milt Gruber

"Adoro la posada Dunn mi otra casa."

Gracias, Fred Eslick

Saturday January 31, 2015