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Mariner Inn

Frente de Antiqua Marina | Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Playa Flamingo 5111, Costa Rica
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anytime I see "luxury" in an advertisement for an accommodation I look further, seeking authentic satisfaction. This small inn, with about a dozen rooms, bar and restaurant has American-influenced authentic in spades. I stayed a month.

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Perth, Canada
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at the Inn. Price was right,room was small but clean. Staff were friendly and helpful, owner Lynn very nice. Enjoyed the pool, nice view from the restraunt. Food was great and reasonably priced. Beach a short walk. Regulars and locals friendly.My one concern was the driveway,very steep and rutted.Playa Flamingo beach is... More 

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Ventura, California
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

During our travels in Costa Rica, the Mariner Inn stood out as the best value. At $39 a night it was a very pleasant surprise. Our rooms (we stayed in two different ones because we arrived without reservations and had to move after one night) were very acceptable. The little bar/restaurant with a view of the bay was great -... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Upon our arrival, we were instantly greeted with a warm welcome by the owners Lyn and Larry. Initially our plan was to stay only a few days, we ended up staying for a month. Once we were there we realized that the Mariner offered everything we were looking for; great central location, 300 m from one of the best beaches... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Your options ... stay at one of the big resorts on Flamingo beach and pay close to $200 a night, or pay closer to $39 a night and spend the money saved on dinners. It was an easy decision at the time, but I would pay a bit extra and go elsewhere next time. The bamboo trees that line the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

In this case you get what you pay for. Yes very cheap rate but not worth it in this case. The room was a dump. There is a sign wich says from the management " we are not responsible for anything". That pretty much covers them I guess. But what tops it is I went for a half hour run... More 

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LarryMI, Owner at Mariner Inn, responded to this review

The complaint was that something was moved, not his drawers. I explained that there could be no copy key because just prior to his check-in I had purchased and installed a new double lock set and he was the first and only one to have a key. He said he was a carpenter and I did not install it. He... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Uncertain at first but WOW!! Food was the best we had in the area and the cheapest!! Not fancy or pretty but if you want a taste of the town this is where to go! For a family of five it had something for all of us.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I stayed in this hotel with my best friend a week ago more or less. I have to say that if you're looking for a place to stay that is kind to your pocket, that is close to the beach, that has excellent customer service and that has rooms with your basic needs and a great restaurant, this is the... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This little hotel is located in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica. It is a short walk to the white sand beach... one of the nicest beaches in Costa Rica. The rooms are very inexpensive from $29 a night. The owner is Larry from PA and his wife Lynn from the Philippines. The restaurant/bar has great food and is a hub of... More 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a simple, nice place to eat. Prices are good, service is friendly. No beach view, but still a nice environment. Good place to eat if you are studying Spanish at nearby CPI. My son had a nice hot dog.

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