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Hotel California

3.0 of 5
200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 139, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is situated perched atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There is a large main building where the majority of rooms are distributed. We got a deluxe room on the third floor and we had the best view ever. The rooms are spacious, and come with all amenities. Large satellite TV, air conditioning and a large queen sized... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay here, I love the place for the same reasons, quiet, wonderful view and away from the noise and hustle and bustle! Many thanks for your kind words, we appreciate them very much and share them with the entire staff. On behalf of all of us who work here, I would like... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is very set in, up a long dirt road, and is very pretty, with a beautiful view of the pacific coast. They were very accommodating in getting me what I needed and helping me find different tours. The rooms were very clean as well. Would definitely stay here again.

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here and I hope one day we might see you again! On behalf of everyone who works here, thank you for your kind words and for sharing your experience with us. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel. The pool is really nice and we even saw 2 Toucans land in the trees above us as we swam. The happy hour deals were unbeatable and the free breakfast was so impressive, I'm still raving about it.

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make a thoughtful review, we truly appreciate it. It has been wonderful this year as there have been more toucans and howler monkeys than we have ever seen come very close to the hotels in the area. I am glad you enjoyed that as much as I do! Many thanks on behalf of... More 

St. Petersburg, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to highlight that I booked the California directly by telephoning the hotel from the US, and the person ( male ) who later turned-out to be the front desk manager ( Alonso ) was very welcoming and very friendly from that very beginning. Alonso made the reservation for me with no issues at all. So the California is... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review and especially I am really happy you enjoyed Papi Pacha;s our new restaurant with food typical of this part of Costa Rica. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness and taking the time to write a really nice review. We hope that we will see you again one day! Warm wishes from all of us... More 

Chesapeake City, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff, especially manager Eileen, very hard working, friendly and accommodating. Rooms clean, tidy and comfortable. Breakfasts outstanding. Pool and Bar excellent and views, breathtaking. An A-plus from a teacher.

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Wow, an A+ from a teacher, that is as good as it gets! Thanks so much, I am sure Haylin will also appreciate the thoughtful comments. She is truly an amazing woman and I agree, she is the best! I want to thank you on behalf of all of us who work in Hotel California, we truly appreciate your thoughtful... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The hotel is an interesting combination of the typical 3 level building, but it also has this special boutique resort charm, with lots of green around it. We were especially satisfied with the people working at the hotel, they were both highly professional, but also charming and very friendly, there is not this cold feeling of strict employee – guest... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it, our goal is to make you feel at home in Costa Rica and here in the area. Sounds like we were successful and I am very glad to hear it. On behalf of everyone who works here I would like to thank you for the taking the time to make... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel California but especially during Happy Hour (2 for 1 drinks) with Gilberto! Pros: Gorgeous rooms with nice touches. Food at the hotel was quite good and the cocktails were tasty. Surroundings were very beautiful. Pool is very "refreshing", but you'll need it after baking in the hot sun. Challenges: Location... Need a vehicle... More 

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San Jose
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Manuel Antonio is one of the most beautiful national parks in Costa Rica and hence a very well developed area in terms of hotel infrastructure. I have been to some of the so called "most luxurious" hotels in the area and they're nice but way too pricey for us locals. We stayed over a weekend getaway in Hotel California and... More 

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Grady, Al
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Given that the entire Manuel Antonio area is an glaring example of a "plastic tourist mecca" the Hotel California was a wonderful exception. The property is off the main drag and up the hill, giving it a wonderful view of the coast for miles north. The staff was warm and gracious, the room very comfortable and the food good. There... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the thoughtful review! I really appreciate it, and so do all of us who work here. It is our goal to make your vacation as comfortable as possible and it is wonderful when people enjoy our hotel because of it's special location, off the beaten track yet accessable to everything! I am glad you did! I... More 

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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was my second stay in Manuel Antonio during a 16 day visit to Costa Rica. I had injured a knee earlier in my trip and was looking for a place with few stair to negotiate. Roberto, the manager of Casa Isabella in Escazu, made a few phone calls and said the Hotel California would be the answer. I wondered... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review. I worked with handicapped children for years here in Costa Rica and am not so young myself! Accessable is important to us. I am glad it made things easier for you. Glad you enjoyed your stay! And I hope to meet you next time you are here. On behalf of the 30 employees... More 

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