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.
All 13 Puntarenas B&Bs / inns

Michael's Surfside Hotel

Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Michael's Surfside Hotel to your Saves list
Michael's Surfside Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
87%
Ranked #3 of 13 Puntarenas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011
Amanda S Queens
  • Overview
  • Reviews (70)
  • Photos (51)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (11)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

70 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    44
    17
    3
    2
    4
See reviews for
14
23
13
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 (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
There are newer reviews for Michael's Surfside Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Queens
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

At first, my friends and I were a little iffy about this place but it turned out to be a great place. The hotel is across the street from the beach and our room was located right by the pool at the hotel. There are plenty of restaurants along the beach; its a nice walk. It was exactly what was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Great location--views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the Nicoya Peninsula, and just a few blocks from the ferry. Michael and his staff are all very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend the upstairs luxury apartment. Clean and comfortable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

There were 3 of us who decided to spend a few days in Puntarenas (we are semi-residents) and conduct a little business, do some research, and enjoy a few cold wobbly pops near the beach. One of my friends had stayed at Michaels a few times before and recommended the place. I had driven through Puntarenas a few times but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cabuya, Costa Rica
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Michael is a wonderful host. The beautiful unique rooms are comfortable and VERY clean. Michael will help you with recommending the best restaurants and things to do. I stay here often and always enjoy it there and Michaels company.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Puntarenas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

Large,comfortable rooms, with everything we needed, from internet to kitchenettes. I don't think any other hotel has rooms as nice or as big. Everything was very clean and well maintained. And the price is 1/2 of any other hotels nearby. Michael and his staff were very fiendly, helpful and personable. Swimming pool was refreshing. We walked 15 meters from our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunwoody, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

We stayed at Michaels so as to be close to the ferry for our crossing on way to Montezuma. The hotel is nice, rooms clean, but stocked well, pool area clean. Michael gave us a recommendation for dinner in town, had a nice stroll down and back. The morning we left to line up for ferry, I left 3 shirts... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

Staying at Michael's Surfside Hotel was like having a little bit of home in a strange new world. (without of course all the work!!!) The staff was great . . . ever ready to help. The rooms were simple, roomy and comfortable. I loved having cooking facilities, the fridge and lots of dishes. Oh, and mom loved the hot water.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

Satyed in this hotel for 7 nights. The location was perfect. Michael was very helpful with helping us arrange sightseeing. He was always available to help and answer questions. Highly recommend to anyone coming to Puntarenas.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Roskilde, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

Michael is an amazing host. He really helped us out when we were in a stupid situation. We looked for a hotel for one hour and everything was too expensive or occopied. Michael had one "room" left and it turned out to be a suite. He gave us a discount and we had the best sleep and shower in a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

stayed just one night,but got A great vibe from the place.from The start we were greeted by michael and his infectious smile.we stayed in the suite,hand carved teak doors and bar.Comfortable bed.Cold a/c and 2 fans.great water view and balcony.We drove into town but i guess we could have walked .Centrally located between town and the ferry. A must see... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Michael's Surfside Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Michael's Surfside Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Michael's Surfside Hotel

Address: Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Puntarenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Michael's Surfside Hotel 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.

51 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (44)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
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)

Amenities

Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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 
Number of rooms
8

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer