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Hernando, Florida
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We traveled to San Jose for Dental Tourism. The Don Francisco Apartotel is a good place to recuperate after dental surgery. Even though the room is dated, it's clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful. A small shopping center is close by with a grocery store.

2 Thank BufalowChip
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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48 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This hotel, featuring quiet efficiencies, is located just behind the District 4 shopping center and Escazu. Escazu is about 12K west of the San Jose airport. The hotel appears to be family run and has a welcoming staff. Parking (in the rear) is secured with electronic access. Rooms are functional and clean. Americans will find the furnishings rudimentary. The property... More 

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79 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

A great place to use as a base when we travel to San Jose to shop for our business. Very accommodating hosts, close proximity to hotel supply and electronics shopping. Good restaurants and supermarket close by. Rooms are spacious and comfortable.

1 Thank Harvey38
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Chosen for the great rates and convenient location to my business at hand, ApartHotel Don Francisco is now a favorite, especially for longer stays with the kitchen. It is clean, quiet and very friendly staff. The parking is secure and it easy to come and go from.

1 Thank LLJMP
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Very nice. We needed a place to stay overnight. Nicely appointed with enough room for our large family to be comfortable. Breakfast offerings were a nice mix of continental and American options. Recommended to our family there as a great place to visit.

1 Thank Kim D
Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This apartotel is located in Gauchepelin a suburb of San Jose. Unlike a typical hotel, each room is set up as an apartment with fully equipped kitchens and enough room to spread out and relax comfortably. While located on a quiet street, it is within walking distance of a new commercial center featuring several restaurants and shops, including a supermarket,... More 

1 Thank George K
1 review
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Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

I chose this hotel because it was within walking distance of my Costa Rican Dentist, Dr. Mario Garita... The hotel was a pleasant surprise ... The room was large with high ceilings, fully equipped kitchen, living room and bedroom with large shower...it was very clean and kept that way for the 14 days I was there... The most surprising part... More 

3 Thank jwj123
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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Reviewed 29 November 2014

I originally booked a room via e-mail. When I arrived late in the evening after an arduous journey, I was shown to the suite and settled in for the night. However, because I'm a little exacting in my preferences, I was not entirely happy with my particular room. It was nothing bad, it's just that I felt that a forty-night... More 

1 Thank Stephen K
Miami, Florida, United States
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96 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We picked this hotel from a list of close-by to dental office (Mario Garita "Dental Experience). 10 minutes down the hill; 12 minutes back. Clean, comfortable and with very capable and friendly staff. At the close-by 4th District Mall there are four excellent restaurants (8 minute walk; under $2 usd taxi), a supermarket (taxi directions: "supermercado"), and a Pharmacy. These... More 

2 Thank BobH966
Matagalpa, Nicaragua
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Was in town for a week and found this cute hotel. It's actually called an Apartotel, and for good reason. For less than you would pay for a basic "standard" hotel room, you get an apartment that actually makes you feel at home. Each of the rooms are different. A couple are just large rooms, most are two room suites,... More 

5 Thank JohnSHolmes

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Apartotel Don Francisco we offer apartments for our guests that include fully-equipped kitchens with full size refrigerators, in-room free Internet service via direct connection or WIFI, cable TV, free movies, washers and dryers for our guests to use, and all suites are air-conditioned. We offer the lowest rates in Escazu. The Apartotel is located 400 meters (1/2 block) from Distrito Cuatro Guachipelin Escazu which has shopping, eight restaurants, Starbucks, a pharmacy, and a Super Market. The Apartotel is within walking distance of Multiplaza, the largest shopping mall in Central America. CIMA Hospital is 1.5 Km away. Dentavac Dental Clinic, Dr. Garita's Dental Clinic, and Dr. Williams Dental Clinic are all within one block of the Apartotel. The Apartotel has 24-hour security as well as camera surveillance. There is a secure parking lot in the rear of the hotel which offers free parking for the guests. The Apartotel Don Francisco is less than a half Km from Route 27 San Jose-Caldera Highway which offers fast access to the Pacific Beaches, downtown San Jose, and to and from the airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apartotel Don Francisco

Address: Meters Southwest of District Four Escazu 400 | Guachipelin,Escazu, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > Escazu
Price Range: ₹ 3,557 - ₹ 4,788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartotel Don Francisco 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Ask for a second floor near the back of the hotel. Very quiet and convenient for loading your luggage in an out.”
 of 5 bubbles tcbell, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I am staying in Suite #16, one of two that are split level and at the back of the hotel. Less foot traffic and a sense of being outside.”
 of 5 bubbles 414stephenk, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“On the hotel website there are schematics of all rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles BobH966, 22 Jun 2014 | Read review
“This is a basic, comfortable hotel with suites for the cost of rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnSHolmes, 28 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Nice hotel, a bit of a walk to any shops and restaurants but still in a safe neighborhood. Room 17 and the one across from it were the nicest, 2 floor loft with a full kitchen. Could use an upgrade on the 1990s television set tho. It would be nice if they had a restaurant close by, friendly staff and good service”
 of 5 bubbles Marcus0429, 8 Apr 2013 | Read review
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