The Hemingway Inn in San Jose Costa Rica
The Hemingway Inn San Jose Costa Rica Hotel Lodgings Accommodations

Manager: Eugenia Gamboa

Rooms: 17

Address: Avenida 9, Calle 9, Detrás del INS, San Jose, Costa Rica

Phone/Fax: 011 (506) 221-1804

Nearby Attractions: Costa Rica is unlike any other country on earth. Enjoy your time resting in pristine beaches surrounded by jungle on two oceans, bird watching, mountain climbing, rafting, and participating in eco-projects.

Look for any of a dozen excellent books in your library or book store about Costa Rica and feel your excitement grow as you plan and customize your vacation. We have information and brochures on these tours and many more in the hotel lobby. Any of our staff will be happy to help pick the best tour for you and book it for you free of cost.

You will discover the Hemingway to be in an excellent location, in the historic quarter of San José, close steps to:

  • all the museums
  • great restaurants
  • the Simon Bolivar Zoo
  • the National Theatre
  • souvenir shopping
  • banking
  • the central market
  • the infamous night life circuit

We can provide a walking map at the front desk to help you locate your favorite interests.

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General Information: As an authentic Spanish mansion, the Hemingway Inn is a highly photographed building in San José, Costa Rica. Though the city has grown around it, it was originally built as a large hacienda for the family of a wealthy coffee plantation owner in the 1920's. Still retaining charm, and remodeled to become a bed and breakfast, the Hemingway staff will be very happy to help you in anything that you might need.

A Bed and Breakfast (B&B)/Inn, the Hemingway offers warm ambiance and jungle surroundings, accented with Mayan statues, and Costa Rican art. The Hemingway will set the mood for you to venture out and discover Costa Rica.

  • none of the seventeen guest rooms are the same
  • all have either single, queen or a mixture of both beds
  • cable television
  • telephone with free calls within Costa Rica
  • free Internet access for your laptop or free use of the public computer
  • clock-radio
  • insured in-room safe ($3 extra)
  • private bathroom with hot water shower

All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans to circulate the air, as heating and air-conditioning are never needed in San José.

We offer a complimentary tropical buffet breakfast on the garden patio each morning from 6 to 10 am. You will fruit juice, home-made tamales, bread and jam, fresh local tropical fruits, mild white Costa Rican cheese, hard-boiled eggs, Gallo Pinto (a local rice and beans specialty), and freshly perked Costa Rican coffee or tea.

After a day exploring the sites and sounds of San José, relax and unwind in our Jacuzzi hot tub on the patio, or we can set up therapeutic massage for you.

Payment Accepted: Cash, Credit cards and travelers cheques.

Rooms & Rates: (Reduced prices quoted in US when paid in cash or travelers cheques. Must add 10% to the price if paying with credit card.)


We offer a complimentary tropical buffet breakfast on the garden patio each morning from 6 to 10 am.