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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel South Beach

3-star3 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Calle Moreno, Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Jaco Beach
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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  • I stay here frequently, so I can say the location is top notch. It's right on the beach…Mar 15, 2020
  • Room was outdated, shower had gross residue on outside- looked like mold or dirt buildup.…Mar 13, 2020

Hotel South Beach

from ZAR 1,813
  • Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Garden View, Garden Area
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View, Poolside

What’s around Hotel South Beach


  • On the beach
  • Jaco Beach - 1 min walk
  • Neo Fauna - 22 min walk
  • Teatro Jaco - 26 min walk
  • Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Hermosa Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Herradura Beach - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Auto Mercado Herradura - 5 mi / 8.1 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 86 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 40 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
Working away
  • Business center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Hotel South Beach’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel South Beach Jaco
  • Hotel South Beach Hotel
  • Hotel South Beach Hotel Jaco
  • Hotel South Beach Jaco
  • South Beach Jaco
  • Hotel Hotel South Beach Jaco
  • Jaco Hotel South Beach Hotel
  • South Beach
  • Hotel Hotel South Beach
  • Hotel South Beach Jaco


This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 110 per vehicle (roundtrip)

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.

FAQs for Hotel South Beach

  • Is there a pool at Hotel South Beach?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel South Beach?
    Yes, pets are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel South Beach?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Hotel South Beach.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel South Beach?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 110 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel South Beach?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel South Beach?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves regional cuisine.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 115 reviews

Very good 8,0
Right on the beach on the quieter end of Jaco
I normally stay on the north side of Jaco beach but wanted to thy the south side this year, and gave this hotel a shot. I stayed in room 9 which had some nice features like two double beds, an A/C, a small fridge and a coffee maker that can be used to make hot water for tea. The room is comfortable, the bathroom could use an update but the shower was decent. No hairdryer. I was unlucky to have fairly loud neighbours in room 10, it's not the most soundproof of hotels so I could hear full conversations quite clearly from next door. The hotel grounds are pretty and full of plants, a bit jungly and with the sound of waterfeatures providing a soothing white noise effect at night. Sometimes you can smell the drains when you walk around, not uncommon in very hot beach towns like Jaco but it does put you off a bit when on the way to breakfast for example. The breakfast buffet is nice enough, simple and basic cooked options, toast and some fruit. Its a hotel geared towards being kid friendly so if you want pool time without screaming running kids then don't stay here. The more tranquil beach is thankfully right there and while the south side is busier than the north side, it didn't feel overcrowded in late February. Jaco is a 10-15 min walk away with dining and shopping options, good groceries and the typical beach town tourist tat shops. I'd stay in this hotel again if I didn't find a better option available.
Anette, gb3 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Great hotel. Clean your beach!
Excellent location and well-kept grounds. Two issues. 1. They need to clean their beach in the morning as both mornings i was there the beach had lots of leaves and trash from the previous night's tide. Que feo. 2. The property next door had ridiculously loud parties basically all night long. It is the management's responsibility to handle this and they were well aware.of it and did nothing.
Karl, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
I'll visit again...
Great place on the beach. Quiet. Big pool.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Week in paradise
The weather was perfect and the sunsets were spectacular. I was there for a week in early December. They upgraded me to the best room overlooking the pool and ocean without my asking. The beach was right there and quite peaceful. The pool was only busy on the weekend. The restaurant was great and breakfast was included. I did get a wristband to wear for the duration. The walk into town was about 15 minutes for me.
William, us7 night trip
Very good 8,0
Peaceful little resort
This hotel has lovely views of the mountains and ocean. If you want to spend a little less they have cute little rooms in the garden. Dont be fooled when you pull up. It doesn't look like much from the street but the grounds are lovely. Don't expect a north american standard resort. This one is a little older but the beds are great, the lighting in the rooms is flattering, and they have a bar and restaurant right on the ocean. The service has been great too. Side note, if you are a couple or traveling without kids and you don't want to party too hard this end of Jaco is for you.
Mark, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Loved this place! Hope to come back again!
Loves the location of hotel - on the beach with easy access to bar and room/resources. Service was great. Also able to walk into town (or take a cab). It's what we were looking for.
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Small hidden gem without breaking the bank
We came in low season. Very ice and clean hotel, right on the ocean and best side of the beach in terms of shade and away from crowds. Each room is kind of its own 'villa' surrounded by palm trees and native vegetation, feels like a tropical forest. The breakfast options are very good (a choice of tico breakfast, continental with local fruits or pancakes) the waiters and staff make an effort to threat you well. Parking is nice and we felt safe at all times. Tips: Rooms away from the pool/beach are quiet and larger with queen beds. The ones by the pool/beach are newer with king beds, but... pools can get noisy We all loved the food! The options at the restaurant and beach bar are tasty and fresh... At night, they set a campfire at the beach and bring chairs. The staff was so nice, that they kindly lowered the volume of the music at the beach bar so we could enjoy the wave sounds.
Karolina, us2 night family trip
Good 6,0
Average. Food very average.
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Excellent service and conform
Es un lugar muy acogedor en una excelente ubicación. Nos encantó sus jardines, restaurante, bar y con la comodidad de tener la piscina y la playa ahí mismo. Definitivamente regresamos
Yesica, us3 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Stephen, us8 night trip with friends

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