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Hotel Club del Mar
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Jaco Beach | 300 meters south of El Arroyo Service Station, Jaco, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #7 of 43 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Great location - The hotel is located on the prettiest end of Jaco Beach - away from the town's center but within easy walking distance (about a 20 minute stroll by beach to get to the shops and bars).
Rooms - The rooms are very clean and comfortable, beautifully decorated with a tropical vibe. The daily cleaning service does an excellent, thorough job. I would have felt more secure with electronic key card swipe locks (rather then the old fashioned key locks), but the hotel grounds in general feel very safe and secure.
Pool - The pool is one of the nicest hotel pools I've seen at a hotel - the majority of the pool is four feet or deeper, perfect for adults. It is kept at a warm temperature and well maintained. It was never crowded and always peaceful.
Grounds/Landscaping - The hotel area is kept very nice - not overly manicured, but still green and lush with plenty of colorful flowers.
Restaurant/Bar - Everything we ate at the hotel was delicious - the kitchen does a great job of preparing tasty dishes. The service is also worth mentioning - very attentive and quick to help and serve you.
I would recommend this hotel to anybody looking for a gorgeous, peaceful place to stay on Jaco Beach. My only advice is to triple check all of your reservations with the hotel (room reservations, transportation, excursions, etc.) My husband and I stayed at this hotel with our family and friends when we got married in February. We had wedding guests stay in six other rooms. Though the hotel did a great job accommodating everybody else, we were disappointed that del Mar had lost OUR reservation, which had been made and confirmed nine months previously. After printing out my correspondence with the front desk and my reservation form, the hotel put us in the penthouse (at a reduced rate) and then moved us to another room for the remaining eight nights. Days away from my wedding and stressed from traveling, this incident had made me extremely anxious about how our other wedding guests reservations would be handled. Fortunately, only one other guests' reservations were mismanaged and the hotel made up for the inconvenience and unnecessary stress that it had caused. The issue with the reservations aside, I am glad we chose to stay here with our friends and family - it is on a gorgeous beach and is a very well kept hotel. Be sure to confirm your reservations and make sure that all communications with the front desk are clear and understood.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side are a bit noisy due to large trucks rumbling down the road bordering the pro...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

I have been to Club del Mar several times and I love the place. The owner is truly dedicated to his guest and ensures that all is well with their stay. The condos are great especially Unit 5, a 2 bedroom 2 bath full size condo with all the amenities including cable TV. The town is a nice walk along the beach--about twenty minutes taking your time. Surfing is king in Jaco but there is plenty to do for those who do not surf. Overall I have found the restaurants to be excellent. While in town, it is safe but be aware of your surroundings.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We went to Jaco with no reservations in busy season... not too smart but with four guys that think they can make anything happen stuff like that happens. We went from hotel to hotel for almost 3 hours before finding this place at the very end of the strip. The place was awesome, the condos were very spacious and well made. The location was a low 4 dollar cab ride to center of town and quiet enough to get away when desired. The pool is nice, great beach for Jaco, anyway. The food was really good, I mean, I don't go to central America for great steaks but man, this place does a filet mignon like nobodies business! it was perfect rare. I don't like gravy or things on my steaks ever but this changed my mind with their "Tico" style bacon, onion, mushroom gravy... Mmmmm. Went somewhere else and was disappointed big time. Jaco beach is great fun but we're 30 somethings and felt like manuel Anotonio was more our style. Lot of older folks in Jaco. The selection of women however is quite diverse... if that's your thing.

Room Tip: get the condos for anything over two people, better value this way
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

My husband and I honeymooned in Costa Rica last May and stayed 3 nights in Hotel Club Del Mar. This was our first stop on our honeymoon and we were impressed.The hotel was very clean and all of the staff were gracious and accomodating. The consierge at the front desk was very helpful in assisting us with restraunts, things to do, taxis, and the best ways to get here and there around Jaco. Some great recommendations. The hotel was very convenient to Jaco, but was far enough away to have a quiet peaceful environment. We took a short taxi ride when we went into Jaco, but I believe it wasn't too far by beach to walk.Very laid-back atmosphere.

Our room overlooked the pool and we could also see and hear the ocean on the other side of the pool. We loved the open shower with the option to open the window for more open air and kept our balcony doors open most of the time as well. The food at the bar was great and the service was spectacular. We also participated in surfing, yoga, and stand-up paddling. Would HIGHLY recommend all of those. The surfing and yoga was there at the hotel, and our SUP lesson was a couple of miles away. Our SUP instructor picked us up in a really neat Land Rover Defender and drove us to a nearby bay to SUP.

GREAT quality place, great people, and great experience. We cant wait to go back!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

After 8 days of running around to visit Costa Rica we were agreeably pleased to arrive at this Hotel. We had what they call a Junior Bedroom Suite (Room 204 - with two double beds) overlooking the pool and the beach. Nothing fancy, bedspreads should be replaced, but in general was quite ok. We enjoyed the pool, the view, the wifi (available at the restaurant and near the reception area). At night from our balcony we could see great sunsets. We thought were very well located at the end of the Beach since there it was quiet and not busy at all on the beach. Easy enough to walk to the Center of Jaco by the Beach. At night we took a taxi ($8). Club del Mar was a relaxing place with very pleasant staff. We also met the owner, Phil. We had breakfast included (small but enough to start the day: a nice selection of fresh fruits, toasts, butter, jam and good Costa Rican coffee). We chose to eat lunch once and dinner twice. We thought the food was very good and the prices reasonable. I hope to go back there in a near futre.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

took a long weekend trip to Costa Rica. day one and two were in the central valley experiencing city life. Day three and four were at Manuel Antonio Park where we stopped to stay at hotel club del mar.
Hotel was very easy to find..staff was great.. Food was unbelievably good.
Sunset amazing.. beach was the highlight.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This is my second review of this hotel, so that must speak for itself. The first visit wowed me, and the second was just as wonderful. I can't decide which is best....the environment or the staff. Both are spectacular. The plants and fauna add to the charm. The staff is attentive, friendly, and diligent. Most impressive was the owner. He lovingly and meticulously cares for his guests and the property. Being at the end of the beach, it is secluded but close enough to town that you can easily take a stroll there or take a quick taxi. Also, its proximity makes it easy to enjoy the sites and adventures nearby. This place is what you come to Costa Rica for!!!

Room Tip: The noise from the trucks on the highway could be a problem.
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  • Stayed December 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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Address: Jaco Beach | 300 meters south of El Arroyo Service Station, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Jaco
#4 Family Hotel in Jaco
#5 Spa Hotel in Jaco
#8 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Club del Mar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Hotel Del Mar
Resort Del Mar
Hotel Club Del Mar Costa Rica/Jaco

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