Hotel Novo

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In-room safe, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hotel Novo

Hotel Novo

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near National Stadium of Costa Rica

7,8/10 Good

182 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
100m N. del Hospital San Juan de Dios, Calle 14 Av Central y Primera, San José, San Jose
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of San José
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 34 min walk
  • Sabana Park - 10 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 20 min drive
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 32 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 this property

Hotel Novo

Hotel Novo puts you just 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the airport and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from National Stadium of Costa Rica. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and central location.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms


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


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

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.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Novo San Jose
Hotel Novo
Novo San Jose
Hotel Novo Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Novo Hotel
Hotel Novo San José
Hotel Novo Hotel San José

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Great for the budget-no-frills traveler!
We stayed here just to crash for the night before our early departure flight to SJO. I picked this hotel because it is just ~2 walking blocks from the bus station to the airport. It is also walking distance to a street that is lined with shops/restaurants/sodas and no car traffic. Check in was quick. Check out was great too because we left at 3:45am and the receptionist was there (lightly asleep on the couch) to quickly process us out. The room was mostly clean and spacious. I will say a cockroach ran into the room with us but we just saw one. And this is the city. And the price is fantastic.
Mabel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Louis, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended if you're looking for something cool and quiet.
Joel, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The coolness and the lack of sound in my room, coupled with the relative lack of noise.
Joel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Would stay here again
The hotel is pretty great all around. Great location walking distance to the bus stain that goes to the airport. Breakfast is included and it's delicious. The rooms are clean. Shops and restaurants are close by. The only thing i can think that might put people off is the sound of the street traffic but i don't mind it. I always stay here when I'm leaving Costa Rica
Elisabeth, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff was great. Very welcoming and cooperative. The location is perfect for getting around the center on foot.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good spot and everyone was helpful. Breakfast was great
Jose, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Close to everything
Very central.
Daryl, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

You’ll be surprise, as the picture of the hotel in the site is nothing like the real thing. Roaches in the room, towels with holes, terrible in general. Location is good, but a super sketchy area.
1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

This is one of the worst hotels I stayed for the price $99, I paid for a room. run down type room with dirty looking bathroom with dim light and small size. The Breakfast was awful just one serving of everything. So, don't pay for the Breakfast here. There were hardly anyone here, yet they couldn't give a better service.
Ranjan, 1-night trip
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