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“Great quick getaway well priced” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Palmera
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   400 metres east from the municipality of Jaco, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #29 of 43 Hotels in Jaco
San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great quick getaway well priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A very nice, local hotel (not a big chain resort). The building seems a bit old, but the rooms are spacious and quaint, and the service and treatment EXCELLENT! They offer an included typical breakfast (eggs and pinto- rice and beans), and limited fruit, coffee and juice. The pool is large and nice. Very homely and nice stay, off the major strip (so more relaxing). Great option for Jacó, and a quick getaway!

Room Tip: A, B, C and D are very spacious. WIFI is available in each of these rooms, but A-C is the best conne...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Orleans, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have stayed there some nights and it is true that we love this hotel.
The pool is so fresh and so clean that you want to stay the whole day in it. Rooms are really clean and the staff is always present for you if you need something. The French owner Nicolas gave us some good advice to visit stuff around Jaco !
Well the stay was perfect

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Spring Hill, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at,no hot water,not clean,room was very shabby,was like camping out,had trouble getting the AC to work,no towels,WiFi would not work.was to stay 4 nights,had paid in advance. could not get a refund for the 3 nights not used.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Grayslake, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Its been awhile since we stayed here, and it looks like there has been ZERO maintenance and ZERO updates. We stayed here 3 times prior, but have not been to the Jaco area for awhile.

We looked back at old pictures at how nice this place used to look. It is so run down now - the paint on the walkways is almost peeled away completely. The bedding and linens are super worn and dingy. Every little detail from the door hardware, the sinks, the light fixtures, the paint on the walls in the room, etc. We were just really disappointed. What made this even worse, when we stayed here last time, we paid $40, now they wanted $65 for what should have costed $25-30, and refused to negotiate. Luckily we only stayed one night here.

The only highlight was the breakfast - the lady that handled it was really polite and everything was really good.

We are returning to Jaco in February and will definately NOT be staying here!! There are better deals elsewhere in town.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is a weekend place and they put prices up for it, so I moved on to a different hotel.
Pool area great.
Good weekday value.
Rooms need a lick of paint.
Breakfast included was basic



Using up the characters to reach 200 - please change this.............



Usi

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BLOOMINGTON, IND
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I have stayed here 2-3 times now. About 10-15 min walk into town. Not fancy, but clean with TV/frig. Hot water shower. Nice pool area with lots of trees/flowers. The owner, Nicolas very nice/friendly as is the rest of the staff. I have no problem recommending this hotel. All depends on what you excpect or want I guess, but it's fine for me.
Rob Smith

Room Tip: I don't see a problem with any of the rooms. Very quiet area.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Chatillon, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

we spent 8 marvelous days.
We booked our journey on the last minute without planning anything; we were very lucky to get Aude and Nicolas' advices to do so many visits.
They gave us advices to go around Jaco (we did not rent any car) and see what must be seen on a short time.
Above all thanks to their great garden around the pool, you can see/hear birds,...
We hope to come back!
Anne-Sophie &Cédric

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 Hotel La Palmera

Address: 400 metres east from the municipality of Jaco, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 43 Hotels in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel La Palmera 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 90 minutes from the international Juan Santa Maria airport, Jaco offers trendy gourmets restaurants, entertainment framed by a colourful and friendly town, on the Costa Rican Pacific Ocean.La Palmera Hotel is a family friendly hotel and it is an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature and adventure in your own little paradise. The Ocean and the city center are only a few minutes walk from the hotel (about 700 meters).This charming hotel offers you a really nice pool, a private parking with security 24 hours a day, and a free wireless connection available in public areas, 15 very nice and confortable rooms, all in a luxurious tropical garden, with so many palm trees! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Palmera Costa Rica/Jaco

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