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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Next to Manuel Antonio National Park Entrance | Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Morgantown PA
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131 reviews 131 reviews
56 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice rooms and facilities, 6th floor outdoor lounge for excellent viewing of sunset over the sea, great meal service, shopping next door and nearby, great value in the heart of a beach and wildlife forest. Definitely the place to stay in this area.

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Surf City, New Jersey
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36 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We also stayed here with a Caravan tour. Location is great, just outside Manuel Antonio National Park and a short walk from the public beach and some shopping. So it's got something for everyone. The rooftop pool and bar area for sunset viewing is probably it's best feature - don't miss it. The downstairs pool was also nice, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is beautiful and very clean. The staff was exceptionally helpful in all matters from booking tours to providing a needed refrigerator. The breakfasts were fabulous. Eating dinner poolside was a highlight while listening to howler monkeys and watching iguanas who reside in the neighboring Manuel Antonio National Park. We highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i was with a caravan tour to costa rica in december and i was amazed with the san bada hotel location ,, just next to the entrance of the beautiful park of manuel antonio, we had an spectacular super happy hour at the high terrace facing the magical pacific ocean, the service of the friendly staf f was magnificent, we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from a week long trip in Manuel Antonio.We stayed the entire week at Hotel San Bada. The hotel was excellent! The minute we walked in, we were welcomed by staff. They were extremely helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to make us feel at home. The hotel is super clean. We had a... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel on our escorted tour with Caravan. It was located right at the entrance to the Manuel Antonio National Park. The hotel was super clean. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. The meals at the restaurant were good - no complaints. Even though you are right in the... More 

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Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia
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17 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place would be bad if it wasn't so expensive. But, for the price, it was awful. I can't believe I allowed the many reviews on this very site to encourage me to pay such a huge premium for such an awful place. Very dated. Terrible bed, noisy and uncomfortable. The breakfast was even worse. The hot food was cold... More 

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SanBada C, General Manager at Hotel San Bada, responded to this review

For all our dear Tripadvisor readers, we kindly thank you for taking your time to read our response and letting us to tell exactly the situation presented with this person, who did not use our Hotel services. The person who wrote the comment came to the Hotel asking rates, our frontdesk representatives kindly informed him the different rooms and their... More 

Denver, CO
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11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is perfect next to the park. The hotel arranged to have us picked up at San Jose airport and returned to a hotel in San Jose and our driver, Shaggy, was wonderful. We ate dinner there one night and I had two appetizers, almost raw tuna that was as good as any I've ever had, and a tasty gazpacho.... More 

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San Diego, California
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21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

You have close to 20 options within the 1/4 mile drive into the park. You can pick economy, backpacker and up to a medium range. This is not a true luxury property. However you can find cleanliness and comfort. San Bada met my expectations. They try hard, and while it is Costa Rica, luxury isn't yet in their sights, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

I confess, I typically stay in much more luxury type hotels,(which San Bada is not) but it was clean, had good a/c, exceptionally close to entrance to Manuel Antonio, good pool, great sunset view from 6th floor rooftop (adult only) easy access to be beach. The staff tried hard to please and overall our visit was nice. I would say... More 

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Address: Next to Manuel Antonio National Park Entrance | Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel San Bada 3.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Hotel San Bada Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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#6 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park

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