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Monterey Del Mar Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   West End of Air Strip | Canton Parrita, Provincia Puntarenas, Esterillos Este 6300, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Esterillos Este
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just back from our honeymoon in CR and we stayed 5 nights at Monterey Del Mar and it was wonderful. Dave greeted us when we arrived and showed us to our bungalow. The view of the ocean from our bungalow was amazing, such a great way to wake up in the morning. The bungalow was very... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to share your comments here! Your tips are great and we are happy to hear that overall you really enjoyed your experience at Monterey del Mar Hotel. Regardless of some language barriers, we always want our guests to get the items they ordered... More

Greentown, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My son and I were on a horseback riding adventure, when we stopped here at the suggestion of our guide, Diego Silos. It was wonderful. The drinks were cold, and chips/ dip were very good. I saw the pool, which looked wonderful. I wanted to jump in! The areas that we saw were well cared for, and neat and clean.... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi SH33, We love it when our horseback riding friends pay as a visit for some much needed refreshments with an ocean view. Glad you could join us during a break on your recent ride. Our only hope is that you can spend more time with us in the future and enjoy our pool and other features. Warmest wishes, Monterey... More

Grayslake, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a less then wonderful drive from our rental car place to the hotel our first day. My purse was stolen from our car with my passport, driver's license, money and 2 credit cards. By the time we made it to Monterey Del Mar it was after business hours and we were exhausted. Nancy and Dave were wonderful. They... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Robyn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for staying with us recently. We are sorry that your trip didn't start off great due to the issues as you left the rental car place. We are very happy to hear, however, that we could help to right the ship once you arrived at the hotel.... More

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My family/friends and I stayed at this hotel in June 2014. I found the hotel to be quiet, extremely clean, and very family friendly for little children. Finding a TRUE beachfront hotel is a rare find in Costa Rica (unless you travel to the more touristy areas like Guanacaste or Jaco) and this beach did not disappoint. There were great... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings Rufus, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant, grounds and beautiful beach. Yes we are truly a beachfront hotel away from the more touristy neighboring towns. It sounds like there were some other elements of your stay that you found less than favorable. We take these comments... More

Damascus, Maryland, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nancy welcomed us w open arms, showing us around. GORGEOUS location. Nice breakfast. Lovely pool setting looking out on the beach. We were pleased w the attention given us. They are obviously looking to bring this place back to how it was in its heyday.

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings Sclaireh, Thank you so much for your review and your kind words about your recent experience at Monterey del Mar Hotel. We couldn't be more pleased that you enjoyed our pool area, breakfast, grounds and especially our service. Service is our priority and satisfied guests our mission! Please come visit us again soon! Kind regards, Monterey del Mar Staff More

Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I sold everything we owned and took the plunge to move to Costa Rica without ever coming here. Upon our arrival, the first place we rented in Jaco just didn't work out for us. After an unexpected meeting with two realtors the next morning (Jeff and Margo Ackerman), they suggested we stay at the Monterey Del Mar... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

HI Sue & Dave, Thank you so much for your kind words and for joining us recently at Monterey del Mar! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you to the area. Please come by to see us again soon! Kind regards, Monterey del Mar Owners & Staff More

estarillos oeste
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Went to the hotel for breakfast and so enjoyed ourselves we keep going back. My mother is 90 and has traveled all over the world she says this is her favourite place.. The new owners are working on making it even better. There rooms are clean and very comfortable. my friends stay there all the time. keep up the good... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for your kind words patronage and taking the time to share your comments here. Our cherished guests are the reason we do what we do. It means so much to hear from you that you and your well-traveled mom enjoy the service and accommodations. Please come and see us again soon and if you... More

Marina del Rey, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My husband and I stayed here recently for a short vacation and we had a fantastic time! The grounds and pool are beautiful, and the room was clean and comfortable (the bed was even more comfortable than our bed at home!). My favorite part of our time here was waking up in the morning, walking right out to the beach... More

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Atenas, Costa Rica
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stayed for couple of days in April..beautiful beach..could use some beach chairs! Also no glasses in the room, very thirsty, got couple plastic glasses & ice from restaurant..the staff in there was very good & food was was much better with the new management. Room could use a spruce up & I would put in a small refrigerator. We did... More

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Sunny L, Public Relations Manager at Monterey Del Mar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to make some comments. We are very pleased to here that you enjoyed the food and the surrounding beach. Now that we are under new ownership we are making upgrades and your suggestions will be taken under consideration. As for the cab rate you were... More

Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed here for several days and while I recommend it, the place is definitely in need of some repair. The staff are friendly and the rooms are clean. They could use a change of furniture in some rooms. The chairs were moldy so we removed ours to rid the room of the smell. We ate several meals at the restaurant... More

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Address: West End of Air Strip | Canton Parrita, Provincia Puntarenas, Esterillos Este 6300, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Monterey Del Mar Hotel 3*
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Monterey del Mar Hotel, Restaurant & Spa is the gem of the Central Pacific Coast. Nestled between the popular destinations of Jaco and Manuel Antonio National Park, this boutique hotel offers a convenient location with the serenity of a secluded beach. The warm colors of the hotel and it's lush tropical gardens give way to a breathtaking, uninterrupted view of expansive Playa de Esterillos Este (Esterillos Este Beach).Enjoy swimming in our beautiful pool, a relaxed stroll on our cocoa-colored sand beach, go play in the waves, enjoy a delicious meal at our beachfront restaurant or ask our concierge to book an adventure tour for you. Amenities include: oceanfront rooms, elegant suites with private terraces, a beachfront restaurant with selections ranging from local fare to international favorites, spa services, air conditioning, hot water, free wifi in the lounge, satellite TV, room service and complimentary continental breakfast. As our welcomed guest you are our priority. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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