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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Novo, San Jose

3-star3 stars
100m N. del Hospital San Juan de Dios, Calle 14 Av Central y Primera, San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Gold Museum (Museo de Oro)
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi
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From 60 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Perfect location downtown by main pedestrian mall where the main attractions on. 5…Mar. 23, 2019
  • We stayed here twice when in transit through San Jose. Hotel Novo is near pedestrian only…Feb. 25, 2018

Hotel Novo, San Jose

from $58 CAD
  • Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room

What’s around Hotel Novo, San Jose


  • In Hospital
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 12 min walk
  • National Theater - 12 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 17 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 18 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 19 min walk
  • Parque Nacional - 19 min walk
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • San Jose Pacific Station - 18 min walk
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 20 min walk
  • San Jose Cemetery Station - 21 min walk

About Hotel Novo, San Jose

Located 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the airport, Hotel Novo offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) and National Theater. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Rooms offer LED TVs, refrigerators, and room service. The helpful staff and WiFi get good marks from fellow travelers.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 23 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Hotel Novo, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Novo San Jose
  • Hotel Novo
  • Novo San Jose
  • Hotel Novo Costa Rica/San Jose
  • Hotel Novo Hotel
  • Hotel Novo San Jose
  • Hotel Novo Hotel San Jose

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per stay

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

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Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 52 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel
Great hotel location service friendly staff quiet only the internet was a little slow at times for Netflix but each time I come to San José I am staying there.
Michael, caBusiness trip
Exceptional 10.0
Above and beyond!
The hotel staff (Theresa) went above and beyond to make sure that my mother and I had an enjoyable stay. I would definitely recommend this hotel for the location, cleanliness and overall hospitality.
Barerah, ca1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Great Location and Staff - sleep use earplugs
Arrived late at night after a lengthy cab ride from the airport - night desk staff had little English - we were given an inside room without windows and changed this right away to a window room off the street - could not operate card keys several times and were given the actual door key - found out later (in AM) why we were given an inside room, the street noise was awful early in the morning - Ticos love using their car horns, even trucks and buses - breakfast was good - no amenities in the hotel except for a couple of exercise bikes in the corridor and a couple computers in the business center area and the restaurant with limited hours - found the staff to be very pleasant (+++for Terasa & Maria) and tried their best to meet all our needs and answer questions about San Jose and surrounding area - spent first three days here to plan our trip throughout CR - staff accommodated our use of luggage storage to minimize our weight in usage of public transit throughout CR - found this hotel to be a great location among the various transportation hubs (if you are using buses in CR, the terminals are all over the city pending where you want to go - get a map at the front desk and purchase a magnifying glass to locate the stations) - easy walk to stations or usage of taxi within $2 - recommend rms. 202 for quiet (w/o window), 313 w/window & balcony (noisy), 205 & 207 upgraded windows w/o balcony - we used this hotel for 6 additional days in our travel throughout CR - clean & safe
Na, ca3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
I have to say this was for me a great experience. The location is ideal the room was quiet, the bed confortable hot water breakfast was excellent the staff also very nice and helpful. The value is definitely there. I spent 5 nites and will go back on my next trip to San Jose.
Michael, ca6 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Downtown Access
Just an over night to transfer out of city. Tricky access for pickup and drop off on a one way no stopping bus route. Good value for $$ as suite was very modern equipped. Arrived late afternoon, was advised safe in day light for walk about.
Linda, ca1 night romance trip

Hotel Novo, San Jose

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