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Clarita's Beach Hotel

300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica
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  • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to be back,,, always made to feel at home… Super nice people work there… Good Wi Fi, Good eats, Good AC, Safe in Room.. Good showers… Liked the pool.. Just walk out to the beach from the Bar to watch the Sunsets… Not crowded…. Just far enough away from the main town area,,, one half mile… Easy walk or... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fifteen years and ten Jaco visits. Most economical beach resort with all the Big $$ beach property amenities. Good restaurant and fun at night. Reasonable taxi to downtown or pleasant one mile beach walk.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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
1 review
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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