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.

Michael's Surfside Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Michael's Surfside Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Michael's Surfside Hotel
Write a Review

109 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    77
    18
    6
    2
    6
See reviews for
26
35
15
5
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (109)
  • Mar-May only
    (32)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (10)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (22)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (45)
All months
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What more could I ask for. I have stayed at Michael's six times now. I admit I have neglected to leave a review here in the past. We think Michael's is the best place for us, our friends and families. Michael treats us like family always greeting us with a warm and friendly smile. We love the quiet location, swimming... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh what fun! We stayed at Michael's during the Carnaval. Everything was right in front of the hotel. The amusement rides, vendors, concerts, horse parades and marching bands, and don't forget the beach. It was like a mini Mardi Gras. Party! There is so much more than just the Carnival. We will return, on our way back home, to enjoy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place with pool but the owner was a bitter and uncomfortable person. My family wanted to enjoy but he didn't like anything (the noise, the kids, the music). Puntarenas is a familiar place and with these kind of person it can't be. We won't come back because of him ever.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hammerheadswamp, Owner at Michael's Surfside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Diego for expressing yourself . I can always learn something new. Very nice to mention this is an Amazing hotel with a very nice pool. Diego was never given permission from the hotel to stay here. He was not a paying customer. His friends were here as paying customers, so we allowed him to stay without question. But... More 

El Salvador
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Michael and Manuel made us feel very welcomed. They were there to help us, I feel like more than the average place. They were so helpful with tips and ideas for trips. We felt very comfortable. We got there a bit early for check-in but they let us store our stuff and even let us use a room to change... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed there for couple of nights beginning of March 2015 and received the best service throughout my whole trip, as I traveled from Liberia through Nosara, Samara, Mal Pais, Playa Carmen through Puntarenas via ferry then through Quepos and Manuel Antonio all the way down to Panama City in Panama... We traveled with a car in Costa Rica... Hotel Is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were very pleased.... I guess it was like having an epifany. Traveling with my friend, we had been to a variety of places, to rest our heads for each night. We stayed in some very high end hotels, and some horrible hostels. We even stayed with a family, who we had met that same day. We are normally easy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Perfect location for catching the Ferry to Paquera! Several restaurants in the area, as well as a beautiful boardwalk along the ocean to catch the sunset. It felt nice to cool off in the pool after a hot day, and having A/C at night was a huge plus!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Streamwood, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great location, nice owner and very nice room. Pool was nice and clean/warm. Have no real complaints and we were able to take in a local futbol game while we were there. You can't be this place for the price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Perfect location at the quiet part of the beach. Clean rooms, and the surrounding area. We noticed the city cleans the streets and beaches every morning. And the rooms have the kitchenettes so you can make your own meals how you like it. I eat a lot of pancakes which I can't always find at the restaurants here, so it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mantua, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have been doing so many hostels, it was a real treat to stay at Michael's. They have free WiFi and cable TV. NO BUG inside or out, in the open not even a fly. Michael is the coolest. The hotel is clean and directly on the beach. We had a great night at the Surfside Hotel, and would recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

55 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (47)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (37)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question