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Laptop workspace, free WiFi
Laptop workspace, free WiFi
Laptop workspace, free WiFi
Laptop workspace, free WiFi

Guest reviews

50 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Business Services
  • Parking Available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 Front Desk


Explore the area

Popular LocationNational Park3 min walk
Popular LocationRafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital4 min walk
Popular LocationNational Center of Art and Culture4 min walk
AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)32 min drive

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  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Panoramic Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds, Courtyard View

    Room amenities

    • 484 sq ft
    • Sleeps 8
    • 8 Twin Bunk Beds
    More detailsPanoramic Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds, Courtyard View
  • Basic Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Twin Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Large Twin Bed
    More detailsBasic Quadruple Room
  • Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Basic Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsBasic Triple Room
  • Deluxe Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Triple Room
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 484 sq ft
    • Sleeps 7
    • 3 Twin Bunk Beds and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsBasic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

About this area

San Jose

Located in San Jose, Hotel de La Cuesta is near a metro station and near theme parks. San Pedro Mall and Multiplaza Mall Escazu are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore National Park and Morazan Park. Check out an event or a game at Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), and consider making time for Ojo de Agua Spa Park, a top attraction not to be missed. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.

Visit our San Jose travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • National Park - 3 min walk
  • Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital - 4 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 4 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 6 min walk
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 6 min walk
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 40 min drive

About this property

Hotel de La Cuesta

3-star San Jose hotel in Amón, walk to National Park
Along with a 24-hour business center, this smoke-free hotel has self parking and a meeting room. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite. All 14 rooms offer free WiFi, living rooms, and dining areas.
Hotel de La Cuesta offers 14 accommodations with ceiling fans. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. This San Jose hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free nearby parking
  • Uncovered self parking: USD 6 per night
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • 1 meeting room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan

Food and drink

  • Dining room


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Separate living room



Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubMastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 60 per vehicle (roundtrip, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 6 per night
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 12 percent

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.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

de La Cuesta San Jose
Hotel de La Cuesta
Hotel de La Cuesta San Jose
Hotel Cuesta San Jose
Cuesta San Jose
Hotel de La Cuesta Hotel
Hotel de La Cuesta San Jose
Hotel de La Cuesta Hotel San Jose

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel de La Cuesta and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel de La Cuesta offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel de La Cuesta cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel de La Cuesta?
As of Jul 7, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel de La Cuesta on Jul 8, 2020 start from $20, 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 Hotel de La Cuesta pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is available for USD 6 per night. There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Hotel de La Cuesta?
Check-in ends–anytime.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Does Hotel de La Cuesta provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 60 per vehicle, roundtrip, applies.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in Amón, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and National Park. Morazan Park and San Pedro Mall are also within 2 mi (3 km). San Jose Atlantic Station is 6 minutes by foot and San Jose Fercori Station is 8 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Hotel de La Cuesta

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

I made a mistake in an earlier review that was meant for Hotel de la Cuesta and not Casa Makiki. My stays at Makiki all were good and I was sad to see the hotel close in Alejuela. My earlier review is about my stay at La Cuesta where I was charged additionally because I had a service animal (unlawful), and then I was not provided proper bedding and had to use my clothing from my suitcase to stay warm at night. Hotel de La Cuesta, despite the very friendly staff was a very uncomfortable stay after they charged me extra to clean a blanket because of my short-haired service dog, and also provided thread-bare sheets and no blanket afterward despite wanting to charge me to clean the blanket due to my ESA. My dog and I have stayed in multiple countries and in upscale hotels and not once has there every been a complaint about his shedding, or a response to "take away" bedding.

Stayed 9 nights in Dec 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities

5 nights -1 Person The Hotel is Very inexpensive $10-$20 a night You get Exactly what you Pay for. I had the Deluxe room, Private Shower / Toilet They did not change the bed sheets When I requested, The Pillow covers looked clean, (They were Blue in Color) The Pillows looked very Old and Yellow, There are 3-4 Receptionists, all Men They are all Very Friendly and Helpful I had a King size bed that took up the whole room, No where to put things anywhere, The King Bed Frame was very well built and solid but it looked like it was falling apart, shower head Water is Cold With no Hot water There is no A/C in the Room I slept ok with out it 1 towel per person

Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great location for central area. Friendly helpful staff. Large, furnished

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

It wasn't what I booked, there was a problem with my room and they gave me other different than what I was paying for, it was a cheaper room and they only give back (in money) about 1/4 of what I paid even when I never got to sleep in the room I booked

Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019