Hotel 1492

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Hotel 1492

Hotel 1492

2.5 star property
Art Deco hotel in historical district in San José

7,8/10 Good

97 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • 24/7 front desk
31-33 1st Ave #2983, Barrio Escalante, 300 m east of Cine Magaly parking, San José, San Jose, 4988-1000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • 24-hour business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting room
  • Multilingual staff
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Temperature checks

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Sabana Park - 21 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 24 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 31 min drive
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 42 min drive
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 5 min walk
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 7 min walk
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel 1492

Hotel 1492 offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 20.000 per vehicle one way. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Other highlights at this Art Deco hotel include a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1941
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 20.000 per vehicle (one way)


  • Pet deposit: CRC 52.000 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CRC 3.500 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

1492 Hotel
1492 San Jose
Hotel 1492
Hotel 1492 San Jose
Hotel 1492 Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel 1492 Hotel
Hotel 1492 San José
Hotel 1492 Hotel San José

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Charming, sweet, historical. Superb location. Delicious breakfasts. Helpful staff. Laundry available when we arrived with soaking wet clothes from adventuring in the rain forest. I’d pick this hotel again and again. Book it!
Caroline, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I like the outdoor seating area, the room was small but clean. I like the free WiFi, there was no business center, I needed to print my Covid test result had to find the nearest office to do so. Overall the place was good for the price.
mohamed, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Caroline, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

As of April, 2022, the property is in a transitional period. This property is an old house converted to hotel, and is currently showing it's age a little. But it is being modernized and refurbished. In the meantime, I think it is a good value for the money, as the rate will surely increase in the future. The location is convenient, and walking to downtown takes about 15 minutes. The staff was attentive and efficient. Currently, breakfast is offered, but not lunch or dinner. There are lots of dining choices within easy walking distance. According to travel websites, it is a 3 star, and I agree with that. If you want a quiet place, on a street with few pedestrians, and a comfortable room, this is a safe bet.
Damian, 10-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everyone was good
Ruth, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Daryl T, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

This was inexpensive and convenient.
Sidney, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

The staff is very friendly, and the property is in a great location.
Joseph, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Jovan, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Alexander, 4-night trip with friends
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