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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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Dunedin, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Don't do it.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The hotel is on the beach. That's it's only attribute. The room was dirty when we arrived and filled with small black flies. The bed was so unbelievably uncomfortable I actually considered sleeping on the chairs near the bar instead. The staff wasn't particularly helpful. The breakfast was bland and small. There are too many other choices for places to stay in Jaco. Don't bother with Morgan's Cove unless you like being tortured on the rack at night!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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jeffsalamone, Public Relations Manager at Morgan's Cove Resort & Casino, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
This is a very strange review, We have reviewed with all staff in management and Front desk to see if any complaints were made about insects or beds. End result NONE!. No Complaints about the cleanness of rooms either made to house keeping department or personal. All the Beds in Morgan´s Cove are of standard Hotel Issue mattress type and we cannot understand any problems or this review.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cedar Creek, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

I visited Jacob and stopped here on a whim. The hotel is away from all the hustle and bustle of downtown Jaco, but is walking distance. It right on the beach and the restaurant is open air where you have a view of the beach and the adjoining lagoon.

The food was outstanding! I had the Saturday night special surf and turf. The steak was cooked a perfect medium rare (moat Costa Rican restaurants overcook their beef in my experience). The carribean lobster was grilled to perfection...yes carribean lobster from the other coast of Costa Rica.

My complements to the staff, especially Jose for attentive and friendly service.

At least eat here even if you don't stay here.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Love this hotel and it's location is the best! Fun vibe casino is clean and nice! Also great for kids and family's! And they mix a strong drink ;)

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Morgan's Cove Resort & Casino, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us please visit us again!
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We arrived with no reservation just to see the price. The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating. We ended up staying for 2 nights. The beach is rocky in front of the hotel (much like most of the beach in jacó), but still beautiful. The pool areas of the hotel are ample and nice. It is obvious that the hotel has been around for a bit, but the rooms are fairly ample and more than sufficient. The food is a bit pricey (as is the norm for Jacó) but well prepared and high quality. Overall, the hotel was more than adequate, but the staff was great! I would return.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Clean, feels safe, right on the ocean. Staff speak English and were polite and helpful. The wifi was spotty, but with some wandering around the grounds we were able to find hot spots. The restaurant opens up to a nice ocean view. We thought the restaurant was a little expensive and ended up ordering food from town, but the breakfast, which was included in the cost of the room was very good. We were told to come here by Costa Rican friends and they were right...it is a nice place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We were in Morgan's Cove last month and it was as always a wonderful experience. The staff is always helpful (They brought us as much pillows as we wanted!!!) It's one of the few pet friendly Hotels in the Country so our little dog was treated as royalty...
My Kids keep asking me to go there all the time as they have the greatest time in the huge pool. Having many pools around the complex makes it always uncrowded when wanting to catch some sun!
We love the breakfast with the best ocean view, Freshly prepared buffet with a huge variety is awesome!
We can't wait to go there!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

I stayed at Morgan's Cove March 16 through march 19, 2012. I absolutely loved the location. It is located right on the beach and you can walk to the center of Jaco in under 10 minutes. The rooms were both clean and a good size. There were plenty of activities to keep you busy during the stay there and the staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about what to do while in Costa Rica. The hotel had a family atmosphere and I felt both very welcome and comfortable there. When dining at Morgan's Cove I highly recommend the buffet. I look forward to my next trip to Costa Rica and my return to Morgan's Cove. Also, if you enjoy spectacular sunsets, this is the place to experience them.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Additional Information about Morgan's Cove Resort & Casino

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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Morgan`s Cove Hotel Jaco
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