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Michael's Surfside Hotel

Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Michael's Surfside Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Puntarenas B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Thunder Bay, Ontario
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
30 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stopped at Michael's Surfside for a night ahead of zip lining. Room was clean, well equipped and everything worked. Did not go wrong as a last minute AirBnB booking and Michael is really accommodating. Felt very safe leaving our rental in his locked yard. Would return if ever in the area. Thanks Michael!

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Chugiak, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

the perfect location and more than reasonably prices, Michael's Surfside Hotel is the perfect place to stay in Puntarenas! There are looong stretches of beach right across the street, gambling casinos and good restaurants all around.

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Ohio City, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

As a traveling company we have been using Michael's Surfside Hotel for several years and we have not complaints at all about the hotel, service and Michael's kindness. We have taken groups of teenagers to this hotel during the summer and everything has been always a good experience. If you are traveling to Puntarenas or taking groups to the Central... More

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Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This oceanfront hotel exceeded my expectations, and the owner/employees went above and beyond during my 9 day stay in Puntarenas last month. Michael is super pleasant and extremely accommodating! He assisted us with arranging for a guided tour of the area, and was always available to answer all the stupid questions that we tourists have. The room we stayed in... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

It is right up the street from the Ferry, (I assume that is why you are in Puntarenas). Great stop over. Great pool, easy in and out. Mike is very accommodating to all your needs. Great place for the room rate. It is too bad that TripAdviser will let bad reviews stand, Where there is no evidence of the reviewer... More

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Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at Michael's Surfside Hotel for 10 days in October and absolutely agree with the vast majority of the reviewers that it was nothing but a positive experience. Michael and his staff are wonderful people and would ensure that your stay is enjoyable and pleasant. In response to another review and after having toured all... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Micheal the owner was nice however the room we stayed in was awful. Mold smell, we had thin sheets on the bed with no mattress cover ....gross!! Dead bugs all behind the bed. The bed skirt on the single bed was filthy. The swimming pool and area was nice. I chose this hotel because of reviews and pictures but not... More

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Denver, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I needed a night on our way to Nicoya, & didn't need anything special. Michael took my reservation over the phone & until we arrived - too early - I'd not had previous contact with him. He let us have the room at 1:30, let us use the hotel's clothesline & put our things in the dryer when that wasn't... More

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San Vito, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I am usually a really cheap traveler, preferring to stay in hostels rather than hotels but I'd definitely go again! Like other reviewers said: Michael is incredibly honest! Incredibly helpful! Learning I wasn't there as a mere tourist but to hook up with a friend (stopping for the day on a cruise ship) whom I hadn't seen in 12 years,... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband and I recently went to costa rica for the first time, and we are hoping to come back after the good experince we had there. we spent 4 fabulous nights at Michael's surfside. we had a woderful time there; the service is perfect, the staff is very attentive and the prices are reasonable. it is a very quiet... More

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Additional Information about Michael's Surfside Hotel

Address: Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Puntarenas
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Puntarenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A quiet hotel on the beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Nicoya, Mountains and islands of Nicoya. All rooms include A/C, cable TV, WiFi Internet service, Kitchenettes, private bathrooms with hot water and some with jacuzzi. Swimming pool and secured covered parking on location included. Lowest comparable prices. ... more   less 

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