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Hotel California

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200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We so enjoyed our time at hotel California. We had a lovely view of the ocean from the balcony of our second floor room, breakfast was great, and the staff was super friendly. The hotel also went above and beyond when we accidentally left passports in the safe in the room (rookie mistake) and didn't realize it until we had... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

So glad to hear you had a great time, and better yet that we could get your passports to you in a quick manner so you could keep things simple! Many thanks for the thoughtful review, on behalf of all the staff here at Hotel California! More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for us, we wanted to relax. Super nice rooms with view of the Pacific and the red sunsets. Great value, good food, super relaxing atmosphere. Best if you have a rental car, although the hotel also has transport connections with local cabs.

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind review, when I bought the place 16 years ago, I wanted a relaxing place, end of the road, lots of animals and plants, glad to hear that you enjoy the place as I do! Best wishes always and many thanks from the entire staff at Hotel California! More 

El Jobo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has an interesting architecture, kind of art deco. The towering rooms overlook the pool below, and the view is of much value. The facility is surrounded by a smaller tropical rainforest. Special for travelers looking for a quiet hotel, no cars, no fumes, buses, motorbikes driving by. Excellent food, cheap prices and a nice open air restaurant with... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! I like to think that we are both comfortable and away from the street, although the road is a little ugly, for me, the two blocks difference in road noise and fumes is well worth it, since I live here! On behalf of the entire staff, man thanks for your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was my second fly/drive package to Costa Rica, we traveled from La Fortuna to Monteverde to Manual Antonio. We were originally supposed to stay at Hotel Plaza Yara, but our reservation fell through - what a lucky break! Because we had a car, Hotel California was a perfect location away from the busy road, if we were relying on... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review, we are always very happy when we met our goal to make your vacation special. We enjoy going out of our way to make sure you feel comfortable in the area with all the information you need and hopefully all the comforts of home! On behalf of everyone who works here, thank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Hotel California was an exceptional stay, We even got an upgrade for which we did not pay!! Basil does not work here, and neither does Manuel, Visit the National Park and you will do very well. The only thing that was lacking for the price we paid, Was the selection at breakfast, and the food which was laid. The staff... More 

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words and thoughtful review, we really appreciate it very much! We hope we will see you again soon and that your vacation was memorable and left a lasting impression of Costa Rican hospitality! More 

Bern Mittelland District, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was at the hotel with my wife, it's really great, clean, excellent care, we just needed a little more signs to locate. When you get there though, pleasant surprise, the hotel is hidden among trees and gorgeous garden. The ocean view is great, spacious rooms and excellent breakfast. Just very good overall.

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, I appreciate your kind words , as do all the staff at the hotel. We work hard to make you feel comfortable and at home! Hope we will see you again and that you left Costa Rica with a favorable impression of Costa Rican hospitality! More 

Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed at the hotel for 3 consecutive nights during May. We booked an upstair deluxe room, which was equipped with a new flat screen tv, air conditioning, private hot water bath and a spacious queen sized bed. The room also has an outdoor balcony with view. Below the upstairs rooms is the large swimming pool and the fresh water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed in Hotel California for four nights. We got a great room with an amazing view of the ocean. The service staff was amazing, from the lady making breakfast to the desk staff. All of them were so courteous and just nice people. The patio and the pool are amazing spots to eat and to enjoy your time when... More 

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Port Isabel, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We spent our Honeymoon here. After traveling all over the country and enjoying adventure, mud baths, canopy, jungle, ( even mosquitos ) and sure did enjoy our last four days in Manuel Antonio. During this time all we wanted to do is relax, sleep, eat great food and be in a quiet place. The hotel was exactly what we expected.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

What an interesting and nice way of combining a beach hotel in a touristy beach and nature destination with local traditions. We L-O-V-E-D the typical food at California, it was a very interesting culinary experience that we both enjoy a great deal. We also got so we were told the nicest room, apparently they were all recently remodeled since ours... More 

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