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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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Waupun, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Initially avoided it because of the name, to get away from the states, but after staying at Mono Azul, I realized the name means nothing as the Hotel California whipped the blue monkey's butt in the Pura Vida experience. Food was to die for, the staff was wholly interested in our enjoyment. Full included breakfast carried me all the way... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

SO nice that we were able to give you the experience that we want people to have! We are opening another restaurant with typical food and folkloric dancing, our goal is to try to show a part of Costa Rica that few people see. Many thanks, on behalf of all of us for your great review and sharing your experience.... More 

Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Manuel Antonio to spend 3 days/2 nights and stayed at Hotel California. It is very nice and clean, our room was in the first floor, but I would say the ones on the 3rd floor have a better view. The Staff is really really nice and helpful, they will book the activities you choose and suggest what... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Our goal is to be affordable ( for Costa Rica, which is a bit pricey) and offer good service, friendly advice, an opportunity to see wildlife and a peaceful , relaxing vacation. Sounds like we were able to achieve our goal with you. I always share this with the employees, so I am sure... More 

Red Deer
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

-very clean -quiet -great view -friendly honest staff (forgot something in room on check out went back hours later and it was brought to me after checking with the front desk ) -close to bus route (down a small hill on a gravel road 5mins maybe) -15-20mins to beach or town with stops -howler monkeys and other wildlife in the... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you enjoyed you stay. Our goal is to offer great service, affordable ocean view accomodations and we always hope you will get to have breakfast with monkeys and iguanas as we all enjoy that ourselves! On behalf of the 30 people who work here, I want to express our gratitude for your kind words. We... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was located in a very nice location super convenient to the widely visited Manual Antonio. The first night we were in a room with a double bed and a single bed. The springs in the bed hurt when we slept so the next morning we complained and were given a nicer room and a very plush bed. While... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that you were able to get what you wanted and needed with the bed. Our goal is to try to make you happy. We always offer any substitution on the menu, a change of rooms when we can, whatever we can do to make your vacation more enjoyable. Thanks for speaking up! On behalf of... More 

California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a basic budget hotel with a friendly staff. That's about it. We were ok with all this except for the fact that in the 4 days we stayed here we never once had more than 5 minutes of uninterrupted Wi-Fi. There is no wi-fi in the rooms. While it does show there is a network but it never... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stayed here for a weekend during our summer trip. Staff was friendly and food was great. The view from our room was gorgeous and the place was hidden from noisy main street traffic. Bus route to the beach is just down a small hill. Best part was getting to see monkeys swing the mango trees out back. Perfectly place to... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'll start by saying we arrived at the hotel after dark. This hotel is located on a winding mountain road and it is very tough to see the turn in, even in the day time. Couple the narrow, not very well marked entrance with the dark of night and the arrival turns into a scary proposition. After confirming where it... More 

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights. We were the only occupants on one of those nights, which was kind of nice, except the bar/restaurant were closed one of the nights. The staff is extremely friendly and catered to our every need. Edgar was so wonderful, he is an excellent guide as well as a helpful resource at the front desk.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Good rooms, terrific views the staff are the best., the restraunt is second to none the view the food. Be prepared for wildlife like monkeys toocan bats. Close to all amenities. The only downside is its a little hard to find

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A friend and I found ourself at Hotel California on the G adventure tour for 3 nights. The view from our room was incredible, especially to watch the sunset! Our room was clean, open and perfect to sleep in. The bed was comfortable and we didn't have any issues with our room at all. The food was fantastic! We ordered... More 

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Address: 200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 139, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Hotel California Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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