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Auténtico Hotel

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Outdoor pool, open 6 AM to 9 PM, free cabanas
Outdoor pool, open 6 AM to 9 PM, free cabanas
Deluxe Double Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Auténtico Hotel

Auténtico Hotel

3.0 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
Ave 5 and 7, Calle 40, Sabana Norte, San José, San Jose, 0

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSabana Park6 min walk
  • Popular LocationMuseum of Costa Rican Art13 min walk
  • Popular LocationNational Stadium of Costa Rica15 min walk
  • AirportSan José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.)24 min drive

Room options

About this area

San José

Located in San José, Auténtico Hotel is in the city center. Museum of Costa Rican Art and Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Estación del Ferrocarril de Costa Rica and El Fortín. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Estadio Nacional or National Stadium of Costa Rica. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as ecotours in the area.

What's nearby

  • Sabana Park - 6 min walk
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art - 13 min walk
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 15 min walk
  • Estadio Nacional - 16 min walk
  • Mercado Central - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 15 min walk
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 24 min drive


  • Las Mañanitas - 3 min walk
  • Central Pub - 4 min walk
  • Moksha Indian Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • ¡Aquí Es! Parrilla & Restaurante - 7 min walk
  • Restaurante Machu Pichu - 7 min walk

About this property

Auténtico Hotel

3-star hotel located in Merced
At Auténtico Hotel, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden. The onsite restaurant, Mastico, features pool views and light fare. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with laundry facilities and a bar.
Additional perks include:
  • Swimming pool with free cabanas
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), an outdoor pool, and concierge services
  • Smoke-free premises, multilingual staff, and meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All 81 individually decorated rooms offer thoughtful touches such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch LED TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:00 AM: CRC 6000 for adults and CRC 6000 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Mastico

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan


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


  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: CRC 6000 for adults and CRC 6000 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 17700 per person (one-way)
  • An in-room safe is available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Pool access available from 6 AM to 9 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Auténtico Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 6 AM–9 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Auténtico Hotel?

As of Feb 5, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Auténtico Hotel on Feb 9, 2023 start from $90.1, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Auténtico Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Auténtico Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Auténtico Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Auténtico Hotel?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Auténtico Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of CRC 17700 per person applies.

Where is Auténtico Hotel located?

Located in Merced, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sabana Park and Parque La Sabana. Museum of Costa Rican Art and National Stadium of Costa Rica are also within 15 minutes. San Jose Contraloria Station is 15 minutes by foot and San Jose Cemetery Station is 20 minutes.



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6/10 Okay


Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We liked the property, just very noisy with large groups of kids staying at the same time.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Attentive staff… no staff shortage! Staff helpful and friendly! Breakfast very good! Noise in halls… doors slamming, kids running and screaming but we know that can’t always be controlled at all times. However, overall a comfortable stay and would stay here again!

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Comfortable hotel. Rooms and beds are comfortable Street noise.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I really liked the cleanliness
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Richard, Beverley

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good price and friendly service. Less than $5 to get to the centre by taxi.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor

Verified traveler

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
No rooms were available when I arrived. Was sent to another hotel with no pool, or restaurant that they had booked, only thing they offered was a shuttle to get me there.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022