We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cabinas Espadilla

300 meters before Manuel Antonio Nal. | Park entrance, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Cabinas Espadilla
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Cabinas Espadilla
Write a Review

92 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Cabinas Espadilla
See the most recent reviews
Seattle, WA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2009

This place is located a very short walk from Manuel Antonio park and very close to the restaurants and shops on the beach. The price was quite reasonable and the rooms were clean. Staff was easily reachable by e-mail, which was nice to book the room and save the long distance phone call. Staff was extremely helpful and followed up... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2009

My and my fiance stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. The location was a 1 minute walk to Manual Antonio beach and a 2 minute walk to the national park. The markets and restaurants were very close by and had great food and stuff to purchase. The hotel pool was always very clean, outdoors and lounge chairs were always... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

Cabinas Espadilla is a very excellent location between the beach and the entrance to the national park (Both super close). This hotel has an advantage because it is quiet and secluded yet VERY close to the action in Manuel Antionio. The hotel doesn't have a resturant, but many are super close. They have little kitchenettes with all the stuff you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

I just staid at Cabinas Espadillas with a group of my high school students. The place was very well kept and clean. The pool was very nice and its just a skip from the beach... There's an awesome restaurant on the corner called Marlin's that we loved. Also the rooms are very basic.. not the most comfortable bed but there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, MA
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
27 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

We just got back from a 5 night stay at Cabinas Espadilla. We loved this place! First of all, we are a couple in our mid-20's. We do not need luxury but we are definitely not budget travelers looking for the most basic accommodations. The cabinas espadilla was great! The location is unbeatable, the rooms are clean and the service... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Houston, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

hotel is inexpensive, great location. Room itself is very basic, i didn't find it clean, bathroom was quite dirty and definetely needs refurbishment. Bedding was OK, quite clean. Kitchen is quite useless and dirty appliances so we never used it except the fridge. We difenitely liked reception guy Yafet who arranged couple tours for us and he was very helpful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

I stayed here with my children ages 10, and 15. The location is wonderful. The pools are clean and well maintained. Rooms are small and very basic. There is a safe but you are charged a $40US deposit for a key. A towel to take to the beach requires another deposit. Rooms do not have a telephone or TV and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2008

This was a great little place for the price ($64/night with tax) and access to the beach (3 min walk) and Manual Antonio National Park (10 min walk). Despite all the cons listed below, this place looked much nicer than others in the area at similar prices and I would stay here again if going to the park. Pros: Good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2008

My friend and I stayed here due to great reviews on TripAdvisor, and we second those reviews! Cabinas had really lovely grounds and access to two great pools: the one at Cabinas Espadilla and the one across the street at Hotel Espadilla. The swim up bar at the hotel pool was a great plus, and the room was clean and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2008

Stayed here for 3 nights with 3 friends. The room was tiny but clean. Had hot water, AC, a fridge, and our own small outdoor patio. The lovely pool was a nice change of pace from the salt water, but if you DID want the beach, it was a 3 minute walk down a nice path. The Park entrance was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Cabinas Espadilla? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cabinas Espadilla

Address: 300 meters before Manuel Antonio Nal. | Park entrance, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Despegar.com so you can book your Cabinas Espadilla reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Cabinas Espadilla Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Cabinas Espadilla Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park

58 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (40)
Pool/beach area (11)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Room/suite (13)
Dining (1)
Bathroom (2)
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (18)
View from room (1)
Pool/beach area (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (15)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay