Located in the historic heart of San Jose, Costa Rica, close steps to all the zoo, museums, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. The warm ambiance, Mayan statues, Tico art, tropical breakfast and a jungle setting set your mood to discover Costa Rica

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Surrounding Area

The Hemingway Inn is located in the historic and prestigious Amon district of San Jose, close steps to all the wonderful museums, souvenir shopping, great restaurants, the Simon Bolivar Zoo, banking and the world famous nightlife circuit. Stroll the "Promenade" in the day and explore the colourful bars and restaurants at night. We even provide a walking map at the front desk to help you locate your favourite interests. Taxis are plentiful and inexpensive to visit outlying areas of San Jose.


The Hemingway is an original Spanish mansion built by a wealthy coffee plantation owner for his large family in the 1920's. Though the city has grown around it, it still retains it's classic Latin charm. In the early 1990's it was first renovated and refurbished to become an attractive bed and breakfast by Jacques Hervot, a famous professor of literature at the University of Costa Rica. Since that time it has undergone continual upgradings to be what it is today. Warm ambiance and jungle surroundings are accented with Mayan statues, rosewood decore and Costa Rican art. The Hemingway will set the mood for you to venture out and discover Costa Rica.


No two guest rooms are the same however they all have orthopedic beds, cable T.V.with 60 channels, a telephone with free calls within Costa Rica, a clock radio, an insured safety deposit box (extra), a private tiled bath with a hot water shower, internet hook-up for your lap-top and daily maid service. Economy, standard and deluxe are based on size, location and ambiance. Each room has a ceiling fan to circulate the air but heating and air-conditioning are never needed in San Josť. Considered one of the world's great climates, we enjoy a pleasant 72-75 degree temperature year-round as we are in the mountains a kilometer above the Caribbean and Pacific.


After a day exploring bustling San Jose, you can relax and unwind in our new Jacuzzi hot tub on the jungle patio, or go on line with our free computer and cable internet access. For dinner take our private back steps up to La Palma, an elegant open-air restaurant and bar specializing in Costa Rican, Peruvian and international dishes. We are across from Costa Rica's largest souvenir store and we have an attached beauty salon.

Services Offered

Let us customize any type tour for you to venture out and discover Costa Rica. Explore several different climatic zones, hike through the rainforests, peer into an active volcano, soak up the thermal mineral waters at an natural spa, climb a mountain on old Mayan trails, whitewater raft on the world's best (and safest) rivers, or kick back on a pristine sun-drenched Pacific or Caribbean beach sipping an exotic fruit punch. If you prefer to go it on your own, we can also arrange any type of car or 4X4 for you at extremely competitive rates.

Policies & Restrictions

We are very open-minded and feel everyone has the right to enjoy the Hemingway Inn. We have specified non-smoking rooms, allow well behaved pets with authorization, and children of any age. Persons with strong religious and sexual preferences are requested to keep their thoughts and actions private.

Rates & Availability

Our rates are extremely competitive to keep us busy. Economy, standard and deluxe rooms are based subjectively on size, location and ambiance. All rates include a tropical breakfast from 6 to 10 am.

Daily single cash rates- $36 economy, $39 standard, $46 deluxe
$10 for each additional person sharing room

Weekly single cash rates- $169 economy, $189 standard, $225 deluxe
$40 for each additional person sharing room

Monthly single cash rates-$529 economy, $588 standard, $687 deluxe
$95 for each additional person sharing room

To qualify for the above discounted rates, payment must be made by cash or travellers checks. If you choose to pay by credit card (Visa, MC, or AmEx) our regular rates are 10% more. All rates are subject to a 16% Costa Rican tax.

To make your reservation and receive a confirmation code we ask for a credit card number and expiry date. You can simply e-mail it to ernest@racsa.co.cr. One way to send a credit card number more securely is to send the first half of the number to ernest@racsa.co.cr and the other half and expiry date to hemingway@hemingwayinn.com Or you can fax it from the US or Canada to 011-506-221-1804 (ask for the fax tone). From elsewhere you will need operator assistance. We normally take nothing from your credit card allowing you to pay how you wish upon check-out. Please confirm the details of your reservation: your name, your telephone number and e-mail address, the number of people in your party, if you want an economy, standard or deluxe room, your check-in and check-out dates, in the case of double occupancy, if you prefer a room with a double bed or two singles, and if you would like us to pre-arrange a car or tour for you. And for the quickest reply, ask that your confirmation code be sent to you by e-mail.

Other Information

We have laundry service and free luggage storage, and make a great central home-base to discover Costa Rica.


The Hemingway is open 24/7 and is about 20 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport. We are located at the corner of Avenida 9, Calle 9, detras del I.N.S., in the historic Amon district, San Josť. Most airport taxi drivers are familiar with us, and the orange colored taxis you see when you exit the airport terminal at all hours of the day are your best bet. The cost is $10 to $12. If you get a receipt from the airport taxi driver we will credit your account $10 so it should cost you virtually nothing to arrive safely and effortlessly to our door.

Discounts Offered

10% off all rates for seniors, travel industry, environmentalists, nature volunteers, and students. Children under 12 are free.

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Hemingway Inn
Corner of Avenida 9, Calle 9, San Jose, Costa Rica

Nearby Attractions & Services

World famous nightlife circuit
.1 km
Fantastic restaurants
.1 km
Incredible museums
.2 km
Shopping and souvenirs
.2 km
Simon Bolivar Zoo
.05 km
Several banks
.2 km
El Pueblo Spanish Village
.25 km
San Jose's Central Market
.7 km
Serpentarium (Snake display)
.1 km
National Library
.1 km
Tour Information
.0 km
Book Stores
.15 km
Parque Morazon and Parque Espana
.05 km
Shopping Promenade
.25 km
Juan SantaMaria International Airport
25 km
Pavas Costa Rica Airport
10 km
Multi-Spa Gym and Pools
.7 km
Central Business District
.5 km

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Eric Robinson
Hemingway Inn
Corner of Avenida 9, Calle 9
San Jose, Costa Rica N/A

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