Hotel Don Carlos' name comes from part of its history. The namesake dates back to the beginning of the last century, over four family generations have run the hotel. Don Carlos is now run by his great granddaughter, Lupita Waelar Balser. The archeological theme in which the Hotel Don Carlos is decorated tells a great deal about the history of this family. Inside you can find many of Don Carlos' discoveries, original Costa Rican artifacts and pre-Colombian figures. The Don Carlos is a good size downtown San Jose hotel. Centrally located in San Jose's historical Barrio Amon, the Hotel Don Carlos offers easy access to the entire city. The hotel reception offers English-speaking receptionists, free Internet service, free breakfast,, free covered parking, full laundry service and 24-hour security.
The lobby, restaurant, gift shop and even the exterior of the hotel are beautiful. The rooms are comfortable, clean and spacious. Standard rooms are quite simple, the superior rooms are well worth the extra cost.
Superior rooms have a private bath, comfortable couches, artwork and bureaus to put your clothes in. The king sized beds look extremely comfortable and rooms also provide; safes, hair dryers and phones with free local calls. Standard rooms are simple but reasonably priced. Rooms can almost always accommodate at least three people and include safe, hair dryers, and phones with free local calls. Most standard rooms had more than one bed; triples have a queen and twin bed or sometimes three twin beds.