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Michael's Surfside Hotel

Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Merritt Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So much wildlife to see! Iguanas in the yard, Macaws in the trees, Flowers everywhere!!! Tropical fruit I have never even heard of before!!! Michael is so friendly, he MADE our vacation. The beach is right across a small street with very little traffic. Michael has all the info on the best local excursions and how to get the best... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel, very comfortable, and centrally located. Michael is great - very helpful and welcoming. Stay here when you come to Puntarenas! Check-in/out was very easy. It was also very easy to find the hotel, which is important when you are in Costa Rica!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I found Michael's Surfside after a long day of driving - and it couldn't have been better. Not at all the usual formulaic beach hotel one often finds, this quaint place was certainly not cookie cutter. The owner, Michael, greeted us at check-in and showed us to our room. There was a large mural on one wall,... More 

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful. Great nights sleep! Almost too great. We over slept. But Michael was nice enough to knock on our door and wake us, in time to catch the ferry. The hotel is full of plants. Very green, clean and inviting. The staff and Michael were all very nice, happy and helpful. The price for Michael's is much lower than all... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Puntarenas for two days to soak up some sun and I cannot recommend Michael's enough. The staff was friendly and attentive, my room had a balcony with a fantastic view of the beach and mountains. This hotel is directly across the street Paseo de las Turistas from the main beach and walking distance to the ferries and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally we were not going to stay at Michael's Hotel because we had another reservation at another hotel nearby, but we had some problems. So Michael's was highly recommended to us by the restaurant where we ate lunch, and so we went there. I was hesitant because I never had heard about the place, but I could not be so... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was a great value for the low price - clean, safe, and well-located. The room included a small kitchenette, free Wifi, and a hot shower. I was most impressed by how friendly Michael and his staff were - they left no detail unattended. If I ever come back to Puntarenas, I'll definitely stay with Michael again! A side... More 

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Hammerheadswamp, Owner at Michael's Surfside Hotel, responded to this review

Bonnie, I really do appreciate your review. Very positive! Even though I love all the excellent things you have written here, I like to hear what you have to say about what needs improvement. I am sorry you experienced a lot of cat-calls. It is a cultural thing. I get it quite often also, and I am a male. Women... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slept like a rock. The rhythm of the waves gently breaking on the beach, in front of my room was like hypnotizing or something. The place was very clean. I could see the staff cleaning all day. I could smell my room had been recently cleaned, when I first walked in. A good clean smell, not like some places where... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6th time at Michael's and each time it gets better. We have always been happy with all the attention Michael and his staff give us. The kids beg us to go back there. Michael is great with the kids. He gives them toys and candy and attention. He is like Uncle Michael to us. We love the pool. The kids... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Costa Rica is all I expected thanks to Michael and his staff. His hotel was more than I expected, especially for the low price. Michael and his staff took time to tell us where to go, how to get there and what else we needed to be aware of. The info was spot on. I have to agree with so... More 

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Address: Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Puntarenas
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Number of rooms: 8
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