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Morgan's Cove Resort & Casino
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   150mts de la municipalidad de Jaco, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #21 of 42 hotels in Jaco
Belton, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“What a bargain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

A friend and I decided to book this hotel about a week before our arrival. While researching our options in Jaco, we found a packaged deal on the Morgan's Cove website which included 7 nights in the hotel, transfer to and from the airport, breakfast, and 4 adventure filled excursions. We were a little hesitant at first because it seemed so cheap, but this was an amazing bargain! We had so much fun! The staff was amazing! So helpful and friendly! A very special thanks to Josh and Shannon!

The hotel's location is good. It's a 10 minute (very hot) walk to the shops, bars, and restuarants in town or a $2 taxi ride. Its beach front location makes for a beautiful setting to enjoy while eating breakfast. Breakfast is also fun when the iguanas and Jesus lizards come out to sunbathe. The breakfast buffet wasn't available every day, but when it was, it was delicious! On the days when it wasn't available, a small menu was offered. The restaurant was also yummy, but rather expensive. Truth is that the food and beverages almost anywhere in Jaco is expensive. (It's hard to get out of a restaurant spending less than $15 per person without alcohol). The pools were big, clean, and relaxing. The piña coladas from both of the pool bars were the best piña coladas I have ever tasted! The hotel grounds were clean. Every morning, the grounds keepers were raking up any leaves that had fallen over night. The rooms were mostly clean. They were big, but had small bathrooms. There was hot water (which is hard to find in many Costa Rican hotels!) The beds looked incredibly uncormfortable, but offered some of the best sleep I had had in a long time! I did sleep with a halfsheet and pillow case that I had brought, but I do that in many hotels. The small sofa in the room didn't look very clean, but it held my luggage well. We noticed in other rooms that there was a table and chairs in place of a sofa. There were small gaps under both the front and back doors. We rolled up towels to cover the gap and try to keep out any critters. The front desk brought us a can of bug spray to take care of the occassional bug trying to excape the rain. After cleaning the room, the housekeeper left some nice towel art (which got better daily) with fresh flowers. That was a nice touch! For a small fee (which I advise anyone pay), the small safe in the room is available. The casino was small (about 60 machines and about 8 tables for table games), but it kept me entertained for a couple of hours each day without spending much money. The excursions the hotel arranged for us were amazing!

This was my second trip to Costa Rica and the most amazing vacation I have ever taken! I would take this vacation and stay in the hotel again, again, and again! Thanks Morgan's Cove!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

We had a great time. The staff were very helpful and made our stay a pleasant one. A special thanks to Roger, Josh, and Tatiana.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

We only rented rooms for the day, but from what we saw, we thoroughly enjoyed Morgan's Cove. If you're interested in staying off the main drag of Jaco, this is a great place right on the ocean. The grounds are well-maintained. The food was excellent (both breakfast and supper). The rooms were clean and comfortable.

This part of CR is not really a great place to swim in the ocean. The beach is almost entirely stones, but that doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. Careful of rip-currents as well.

The ocean on one side and a view of mountains on the other makes this a pleasant and affordable stay in Jaco. The scarlet macaws are also another treat.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

I stayed at Morgan's Cove for just a few days, while I had friends visiting me from the states. We booked our room last minute (the night before) and were not remotely disappointed. The room was clean, well stocked, and comfortable. The pools were clean and clear. The grounds were gorgeous. The casino was small but fun. The drinks were good. The hotel staff was AMAZING. We felt 100% safe all the time. It's a little off the main drag in Jaco, so the loud nightlife won't bother you, but is still just a $2 cab ride away. I can't say enough good things about this place. Be sure you eat at the hotel restaurant at least once- Eddie who works in the bar/restaurant is the nicest guy in the world. You'll love him. We had planned to spend just one night in Jaco, two tops, and then head to Arenal, but we were having so much fun at Morgan's Cove we decided to spend the rest of my friends' visit there and skip the volcano. Now that's a good hotel!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anchorage, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

This could be a nice hotel, but not with the current leadership. Beds are old & hard. Internet service (wifi) does not work most of the time. Tv's are old junk that a good will center wouldn't accept as a donation. I could go on but what is the point.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

Morgans Cove was great!!!! We had a lovely time . this resort has everything you need to relax in the sun . Great Food and every night there was a terrific sunset at the beach bar. Our room was spacious and set in a tropical garden. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing time close to all the amenities the country has to offer. Book a canopy tour with the front desk. You wont regret it!!!!

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zephyr Cove, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

My grown daughter and I recently stayed two nights at Morgan's Cove in Jaco, CR. The beach front setting, price, pleasant pool, decent breakfast and poolside bar made this a place I would return to if I need a hotel in that area. We had a car so we could drive to town each evening. If you don't have a car, the taxi service is cheap and quick. Our room was comfortable with decent sheets and towels (not always a given in Costa Rica). The front desk staff was friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 150mts de la municipalidad de Jaco, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Morgan's Cove Resort & Casino 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Morgan’s Cove Resort & Casino located Beach Front in the quaint surf town of Jaco, Costa Rica. This bustling seaside village has restaurants, clubs, bars, casinos, and gift shops making it the most popular destination in all of Costa Rica. Adventures within minutes from the Resort include Sport Fishing, Zip Line Tours through rain forest Canopy, ATV tours, Horse Back Riding, Surfing, Golfing, River Rafting and Hiking the most popular Parks of Costa Rica, Carrera and Manuel Antonio National Parks. Relaxing around the two pools or sun tanning on the warm sand of the Pacific Ocean are a favorite past time. ... more   less 
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