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Clarita's Beach Hotel

300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica
Clarita's Beach Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I spent three nights with the folks at Clarita's and would certainly stay there again if in Jaco. It is not for everyone I'm sure but worked well for me. Being right on the beach was fun. The room was basic but clean and had everything I needed. Other reviews mentioned they needed to be updated but the room I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Perfect budget place. Room 21 was exactly what a solo or budget minded traveler needs. On par with a good old school motor hotel. Very clean room. Comfortable bed. Cool A/C. Squeaky ceiling fan thought. Great location with its own restaurant and bar in front of the beach. Great pool to cool off in. Very safe place with 24hr roving... More 

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da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Gracias amigo, we enjoyed having you. Clarita More 

Frankfurt
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I only spent one night at Clarita's so I cannot contribute long term experiences like some others but I can see how this place could appeal particularly to single travelers wanting to spend a few fun days at the beach. Clarita's is primarily a bar with a couple of rooms and a pool in the backyard. Parking is free for... More 

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da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Gracias for your input and suggestions. We have 25 rooms and per your suggestion we are in the process of repainting them all. While our wifi signal reaches the bar, beach, pool and room patios, I must admit we continue to struggle to get the signal consistently into the individual rooms. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Finally, the showers in... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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35 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As I finally wanted to book a hotel at the beach and the tripadvisor ratings were pretty good I decided to go for Clarita's beach hotel. The reservation was only possible via the hotel's webpage - what is fine, I was just wondering that they directly reserved a room (with charging my credit card) without first confirming that one is... More 

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da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Gracias for taking the time to review us. Our private parking lot for Hotel guests is secured by a 24 hour security guard. The refundable $20 room security deposit is to make sure our towels, remotes, TVs and on site security Chihuahua...Luna... does not disappear...lol. I'm glad yours was fully refunded at checkout. Gracias. Clarita More 

Bayonne, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

While still recovering from 7 weeks at Clarita's, I want to once again thank everyone involved in making my stay extremely enjoyable. The owner, servers, cooks, security and cleaning staff could not be more friendly and make you feel at home. While this gem may not be for everyone (see Croc's down the beach at $250-$400 per night), most that... More 

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Sidney, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The choice I made to stay at Claritas was the best part of my vacation. I stayed 16 days and every day was a new fun filled adventure. The bar has great food with friendly service and beautiful sunsets. I would never consider staying anywhere else!!!

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was my 5th stay at claritas over the past 6 years. This stay was for 25 days. As always, everyday was filled with fun and new friends! I would highly recommend this hotel for any solo traveler who is looking to meet new friends and have fun!

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Wyoming, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant twice and my recent visit to Costa Rica. Both times I have the chips and salsa and quesadilla. They were quite good both times. However the service was very poor hard to get a server to begin your transaction hard to order, takes a while to get the food takes forever to get the check.... More 

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da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Gracias for taking the time to review our hotel and Bar/Restaurant. I have read too many reviews describing our Restaurant/Bar service as terrible to believe that the critics are just a few overly negative, critical, nit picking perfectionists like my mother-in-law. Instead I have seen the light (thanks in large part to these reviews) and have fired myself and hired... More 

Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My family stayed at Clarita's for one night, but some family members stay there on a regular basis. It is a no frills, very casual hotel and restaurant/bar right on the beach. The scenery can't be beat. The morning of our departure, we saw 2 scarlet mccaws in the tree right next to our room. The beach itself is OK,... More 

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New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I just got back from CR last night and stayed at Clarita's for 4 nights. The bar is great! They have awesome food and the staff make excellent strong drinks (unlike other tico bars in the area). Overall the restaurant and bar experience were superb. The problem is the attached motel they run. It's first rate garbage! Seriously, how the... More 

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da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Hotel, responded to this review

OMG no Clock Radio & only 12 TV channels! This 'gentleman' from New York wrote a contemporaneous review about the other Costa Rican Hotel he frequented during his trip. After reading that review below, you will understand why I haven't bothered to respond to his review about Clarita's: Sportsman Lodge Hotel: This place is strictly for the single, male traveler... More 

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