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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 139, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Morganton, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel was very clean. Our room was ready upon arrival. No problems. They have a small swimming pool, but the view from the bar/restaurant is spectacular. Beautiful tree tops, and it has a wonderful ocean view. Had a good time. Very friendly personnel.

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Phoenix
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of a Groupon package, Hotel California was our 2nd destination. We came from La Fortuna and after a hair raising drive we were very glad to arrive.. Just an FYI to anyone renting a car & getting a GPS, be sure to, go to "settings" "navigation" "avoidances"...& check "unpaved roads". It will save you about 3 hours and... More

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While getting to the hotel up a narrow, steep gravel road was a challenge, our stay was terrific. The room was clean, spacious and attractive with glass doors which opened to balcony overlooking the pool and the covered dining area. Breakfast buffet had eggs to order, gallo pinto (beans and rice), fresh fruit and fresh baked pastries. The staff was... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

I wish there was something we could do about that road! But I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay when you got here! Many thanks for your kind comments and observations. We hope we will see you again soon and that your vacation in Costa Rica was unforgettable! Warmest wishes! More

San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

View from the hotel is to die for and the staff is very friendly and helpful. My best friend and I drove from Arenal and picked up coconuts on our drive here. One of the staff members, Gilberto, went out of his way to help us cut them open. Like I mentioned earlier, the hotel is beautiful, view is gorgeous... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments. Gilberto is an awesome guy, really fun to be around and a great drink mixer! I am so glad you had a great stay and hope we will be seeing you again in the future. Warmest wishes from all of us at hotel California! More

Salem, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were first looking to stay I was looking in Quepos. I am so glad I chose Hotel California which is located about 5 minutes out of Quepos. Hotel California sits on top of a small mountain with a great ocean view and always has a pleasant breeze. A much classier location than the Quepos area. The staff was... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback regarding the staff here! We appreciate the positive comments and we share these with the employees so everyone sees them. You made some people smile with the mention of several specific people. It is our goal for you to feel at home, so I am glad that was your experience! Many thanks for your kind... More

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here with a group of 17 travelers on a tour of Costa Rica. This was the best hotel we stayed at on our trip, and we loved it. The staff were wonderful, the place was beautiful, with breath-taking views. Our rooms were very clean and updated. Every day there is happy hour at the pool bar with 2... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Daylin is pretty new to cocktail mixing, I am so glad to hear she is doing it well! I am really glad that you had a good experience and we all appreciate the thoughtful comments. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and we do hope we will see you again soon! Warmest wishes from all of us... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks Hotel California for making our trip to Costa Rica so comfortable! From the beautiful room to the delicious food and drinks - it was a home away from home. Everyone at the hotel treated us like VIPS...from the kind folks at reception who stored our luggage at check-in and at check-out, to Erik who arranged the mangrove boat trip... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

That is our goal, that you feel at home...So I am grateful to hear you say that your experience was the one we strive to offer! Many thanks for your thoughtful comments. I am sorry there was some confusion with your bill and will look into that. Again, many thanks, and we hope we will see you again! Warmest wishes... More

Sebastopol, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the name of this establishment parroting the popular Eagles song, I had some trepidation that it might be a tacky throwback to the 70s. But I was pleasantly surprised. Located off a long driveway from the main road running through Quepos near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, the Hotel California features a sweeping view of the ocean--despite it being 4-5... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Hotel California kept it's name when I bought it because I am a native Californian and my ancestors were native americans from California. Not much to do with the song, so I am really glad you did not let that put you off! We love our pets, glad you felt comfortable with them! So happy that you got to see... More

Vancouver
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ah…the Hotel California. We had no idea what to expect until our van scrambled up the short, steep lane from the main Quepos to Manuel Antonio road. This hotel fit us to a T – beautiful, unpretentious, and relaxed, with a staff that was both charming and attentive. We even had a welcoming tree frog waiting on our door frame.... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments! We are always happy here when people have a great vacation and allow us to be a part of it. And it is always wonderful when a monkey, frog or iguana plays personal host or hostess, that is the best! Warmest wishes and we hope to see you again! Gilberto is always there with... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am currently staying at hotel california. I have terrible allergies to cats and dust etc. and they were very nice and helpful. They made sure to put me and my friend in a very clean room far from the cats that hang around the lobby and were very nice to me about it. I have travelled to many countries... More

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Campesina, Owner at Hotel California, responded to this review

I am so glad that the staff could help with the cat allergies. Also glad to hear the pool was relaxing enough for a nice nap! Many thanks for your kind comments, hope we will see you again soon! Warm wishes, Robbie More

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Additional Information about Hotel California

Also Known As:
Hotel California Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Address: 200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 139, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel California, Ocean View hotel !!! Great place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions. Located in beautiful Manuel Antonio with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean from our 12 Deluxe rooms and mountain view from our 15 Standard rooms.Our rooms are very comfortable & spacious with complete privacy, balcony, air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, hot water and mini- refrigerators.The hotel features a variety of services including honeymoon packages, surfing and sport fishing, canopy tours, Estuary Tours, White Water Rafting, Sailing Tours and can arrange for any other activities you might be looking for during your vacation in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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