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“Good Hotel For Jaco Beach” 3 of 5 stars
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Blue Palm Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   350 mts Este de la Pops Ice Cream Store, Jaco 75548, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #36 of 42 Hotels in Jaco
New York City, New York
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31 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Good Hotel For Jaco Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

Hotel is five minute walk form the beach, on a nice safe main road. The hotel was just OK, i mean a room and thats it. We only needed that, they have a pool but thats it. Very close to all, jaco beach a rocky dirty beach. We left next day, did not enjoy the area at all. Close to the Taco Bar, such good fresh food that was the best thing about this stay. If your young, surfer, party person jaco is for you....

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

We stayed in Jaco Playa for 4 nights at the end of our trip. Jaco was great for the varierty of stores, restaurants and bar. Blue Palm was ideal location as it was only 5 min walk to the main strip but far away so that we were not bother by the night activities. The rooms were simple, clean and the customer services from Melissa at the front desk was remarkable. She took care of us and was very receptive in our changes. A great value for our money. We would go back again.

Playa Jaco is a great hub for many activities. Our favorite spot was by far Taco Bar that was down the road from our place. The dinners, breakfast and/or 1 litre smooties are not to be missed.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Pownal, Maine, USA
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

Had a great stay. Friends of mine have already booked there for April on my suggestion. If I'm back in Jaco, I'll be at the Blue Palm.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

Hey if you are looking for a relaxed, clean and well maintained place to hang your hat in Jaco, this is your place. Rolf was our guide to more than just our hotel. Rolf owns and runs the establishment and it's not hard to see he enjoys what he does. We had questions and Rolf had answers. Rolfs' experience was clearly needed to make educated decisions regarding our travels. I would highly recommend a stay at the Blue Palm. Pura Vida Rolf

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

Second time staying in Jaco Beach. This hotel provides the convenience of being close to the main drag and the quietness and safety of being removed from the late night action. The hotel is located within a convenient 5 minute walk from shops and restaurants. The rooms are basic, clean and comfortable. The pool is a welcome amenity in the tropical heat. Hotel staff is friendly and very helpful. The owner went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our stay was enjoyable, booking our tours and activities for us at a discounted rate. Would enthusiastically recommend this hotel! Will most definitely be back!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

The Blue Palm Hotel is a great choice when staying in Jaco!!! The location is a 5 minute walk from the main strip which means it's quiet yet close to the action. We stayed in a large room with kitchenette (which was only a few dollars more) and loved it. We didn't need all 3 beds, but loved the available space.

Everything is within walking distance...the grocery store, bars, restaurants, the beach, etc. The parking lot was safe and monitored at night.

Melissa at the front desk was awesome and the owner was always on site as well. They offered advise, suggestions and also discount coupons to my favorite restaurant in town...Jaco bar.

The hotel is now offering cell phone rental which is a better option to higher priced phone cards. And when we needed to recharge minutes onto the phone and had trouble communicating this at the local store, the owner happily hopped in our car and helped with the process.

I can't say enough good about the Blue Palm. I know that I will be re-booking the next time I visit!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2011

Just a great place to stay in Jaco. Cheap and clean and the staff was helpful in every way!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blue Palm Hotel

Address: 350 mts Este de la Pops Ice Cream Store, Jaco 75548, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 42 Hotels in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Palm Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Palms Hotel offers comfortable lodging at a reasonable price. New and fully equipped rooms. Clean, safe and friendly. All of our rooms are equipped with cable TV, a/c, private bathroom with hot water, comfortable beds, telephone, mini fridge and safe box. The hotel has a private pool on the back, security guard, parking, Wi-Fi for free, laundry service, tour desk at the reception. ... more   less 
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Blue Palm Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco

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