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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Cambridge, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you choose a beach front hotel because you like to sit by the pool where you can neither see nor hear the ocean, this is the place for you. I chose this hotel because I love the ocean and I wanted to sit on the beach. There are two broken down chaises by the beach and they were always... More

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Garrison, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We stayed for three days at the beginning of February. Most of the rooms are free standing cottages and most have views of the water. The location south of Jaco by 30 minutes is quiet and peaceful. The beach stretches north and south for a long distance and was deserted. There are plenty of chaises around the pool. The staff... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

We stayed here for a week and found the grounds and room to far exceed expectations for the price we paid. A gentleman working there named Warren was particularly kind and looked out for us a number of times. He actually helped us attend a local festival in Parrita(which we never would have heard of otherwise) and was a real... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I stayed at the Monterey Del Mar Hotel with my family in mid-October 2011. It was a great place to get away from all the busyness from work and life in the US and enjoy the simple life in Costa Rica. The staff is very friendly, the food and drinks were amazing and the room was clean and relaxing. After... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

I just returned from a week long vacation with my family in Costa Rica and stayed 4 nights at the Monterey Del Mar Hotel. The staff was very friendly and the food and drinks were outstanding. The room was simple and clean. We went on a zip line and ATV tour that the front desk helped us arranged and those... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

My friend and i just got back from this hotel a couple days ago, a few things you should know is that its about 2hrs from san jose airport. which means you can either rent a car with a $1000 deposit or get a taxi driver to drive you for about $100 + tip. When we checked in the person... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

a beautiful looking hotel, and a beautiful view of the beach if you didnt go out and see all the trash on the beach. But the room was not for sleeping without a mask to screen out the mold and mildew even after airing it out for three hours with the door and patio doors open. The maintenance guy did... More

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Sarchi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

I'm a CR resident and have stayed at other, simpler places in Esterillos but friends visiting wanted something more upscale, and the website looked gorgeous. Expensive, but they offered 33% discount if you stayed 3 nights. We took the "presidential" suite, which would better be called the "Family" suite, as there really wasn't much "Presidential" about it. It didn't have... More

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McAllen, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

We spent a week there and used the rental car daily to drive to our tourist sites and also just plain drive around the countryside. It was spectacular. I was sad to see any poor reviews here because the pool was quite properly clean the whole time, even after one day when a storm came through. The gardens were so... More

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for one night. In general, our first impression was of a typical 'canned' resort type experience. Dinner in the restaurant was good. Breakfast was standard fare. The gardens are extensive and well maintained. The staff seemed impersonal and somewhat jaded. All in all a typical mix of good and bad. But two... 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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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