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Auténtico Hotel, San Jose

3-star3 stars
Ave 5 and 7, Calle 40Sabana Norte, San JoseSan Jose0Costa Rica

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Museum of Costa Rican Art
  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • I booked this hotel for a one-night stay for an early morning flight. I decided to choose…Apr 18, 2018
  • I was not impressed! The shower leaked all over the floor making it almost impossible…Mar 20, 2018
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From 323 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Auténtico Hotel, San Jose

from $66
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Bedroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 81 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1985
  • Elevator/lift
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Mastico - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Auténtico Hotel, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • Auténtico Hotel
  • Auténtico Hotel San Jose
  • Auténtico San Jose
  • Autentico Hotel Costa Rica/San Jose


Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Safes in guestrooms can be used for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Auténtico Hotel, San Jose


  • Heart of San Jose
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art - 8 min walk
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - 11 min walk
  • Gold Museum - 32 min walk
  • National Theater - 33 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 37 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 38 min walk
  • National Museum - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 14 min walk
  • San Jose Cemetery Station - 21 min walk
  • San Jose Sabana Station - 25 min walk
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 169 reviews

Auténtico Hotel, San Jose
Very Good8.0
Good but
This is my second stay in the hotel first stay was good but my second stay was room on the street the room was small and the car noises are loud,the food was good and quite hotel at night
Mohamed, us1 night trip with friends
Auténtico Hotel, San Jose
Good hotel i enjoyed it
Nice hotel in a quiet area with good lunch food and the service was good but the pool is renewing it so the works start at 8 am it was very loud
Mohamed, us2 night trip with friends
Auténtico Hotel, San Jose
Very Good8.0
Stay in San Juan
Staff was friendly and helpful. Checkin\checkout was smooth. My only issue is that the bathroom needs upgrade and bed linen was not changed after I extended my stay by a day.
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
Auténtico Hotel, San Jose
Needs improvement
Hotel needs improvement, the towels they are providing seems to be in use for over 20 years. The doors and lock system is very antiquaded and I have not seen a hotel that uses a regular key system. Other than that, the premises were kept clean, and the location is very convenient.
Rodley, us1 night trip
Auténtico Hotel, San Jose
We had a bad experience
The staff was helpful and friendly. Nice pool area and common areas. Dinner at the restaurant was ok and prices reasonable. In regards to the rooms: unfortunately, we requested to be moved from the 3rd floor to the 1st floor because the beds were singles. . The hotel is located in an area where there is a lot of traffic, specially in rush hours. Rooms are hot, we couldn't open the windows due to the noise. No AC, only ceiling fan which didn't help. We couldn't have a pleasant sleep. We woke up several times during the night because of the noise. The room was clean and it has a coffee maker and coffee bags to make your own coffee. We liked that very much. There was a lick coming from the bathroom of the upper room. So, if you would be using the toilet, the drops would fall on you. We are locals who like to visit different visit small hotels all the time. We enjoy to get away from home on weekends and view different hotels. To this one, we would definitely wont be back. Breakfast was good: variety of fruits, oatmeal and warm dishes. Juice was not natural, but they had options of breads and you could make your own toasts. Several types of jellies.
Mauricio, us1 night romance trip

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