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“Birthday Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Clarita's Beach Hotel
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300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #15 of 43 Hotels in Jaco
Port Canaveral
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Birthday Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2009

Claritas is a great place with great people . Didnt know what to expect for first timer but they made it great. If your looking for a place to go and have fun without the pressure of time or phones this is your place. Foods great , hell even the dog was great. Look forward to going back real soon. Thanks to all the staff at Claria's and see ya soon !!!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2009

All the ladies in the restaurant/bar, cooks and cleaning lady are the greatest. They were always there to give us assistance. The food was really good and we ate most of our meals at Clarita's. The cleaning lady gave the room an extra touch everyday. The rooms are average but very clean. I stay in luxury hotels in NY City on business and this was everything that I had hoped it would be. Clarita the "doggie" even gave her all! Raquel isn't as tough as she appeared in the picture, on the net, but is really a sweet heart as all the ladies are to guests. Location is ideal in the area. I give Clarita's an EXCELLENT rating and highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunshine State
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

I spent Thur-Sun at Claritas on Memorial weekend. What a great time we had there. The whole staff was so attentive. The foods was better than any where else we ate in Jaco. Maggie, Rosie & Rachel are the bomb, quick wit and great service. I will return, I think my girlfriend was alittle Jelouse of there good looks, she would'nt leave me alone (if you know what I mean).

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2009

I stayed at Claritas in April and was only planning on staying three days,but i had so much fun I spent my whole two week vacation here.The place was very clean and the staff was very friendly. They have a nice pool with a water fall and security guards to watch my car all night long.The beach bar is really fun and the bar maids were a real hoot and very easy on the eyes. The food in the bar was really good and not to pricey. They also have wifi so you can work on the computer and enjoy great ocean views,cant wait to go back....Brent

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florida Keys
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

The staff was very helpful and tried to help us with better values for taxis and rentals, going with locals. The girls spoke pretty good english and communicated well.
The pool was great way to relax after surfing. The location is great for sliding on your flip flops walking out to the beach and grabbing a beer on the way back at the bar.
I had my reservations about Clarita's after watching the video but it turned out to be a laid back, cool place to chill!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

Dude! Everything I read on Trip Advisor about Clarita's was far from the truth. I think someone close to the hotel made up a bunch of accounts and wrote a bunch of positive reviews for suckers like me. Ok, lets start with the rooms: loud, old, moldy, and reeked of dog. Now the service: The gal who checked us in was was rude, like our arrival was an inconvenience to her. She carried herself like that throughout the week. The other employees at the restaurant/bar would stand around talking and seldom come to our table to offer service. Though, the groundskeepers and maids were very friendly and worked their butts off! The pool was the best part of the hotel. But even at that, there was no food or bar service at the pool. And check this out. Guess who Clarita is? This disabled dog that limps around the hotel waiting for you to drop scraps. I'll stop here. There are far better hotels in Jaco, for the same price. Take your time when doing your research!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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da22, owner at Clarita's Beach Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2009
Hola Amigos:
Maybe the San Francisco 'Dude' has a point. Maybe the 90 other positive reviews were actually written by our......... "disabled dog".
I'll stop here, because anyone who knocks a disabled dog isn't going to enjoy Claritas Beach Hotel. I am Clarita, the owner.
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Colorado
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55 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009

Clarita's is a good value and right on the beach. As previous people have said, the beers are amazingly cold and decently priced. The pool is also a great place to spend the evening when it is super hot outside.

The downsides to Clarita's are the service at the bar/check-in and the noise at night. The first night we were there, it was super quiet. The second night we were there (Friday) a group checked in and had a party above us. I was able to sleep through it, but the group was so loud that a few guests left early in the morning. If you are a sensitive sleeper or like attentive service, I wouldn't recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Clarita's Beach Hotel

Address: 300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jaco's most affordable beach front hotel with complete restaurant and bar. Prime Beach front location with spectacular views of Pacific Ocean and rain forest. The Place in Jaco for folks who love the beach, crave ocean breezes and breaking surf, who expect excellent friendly service, and who want to kick back, have fun and catch Costa Rica's Pura Vida!!! Claritas provides ocean front clean rooms with ac, cable TV, hot water, refrigerators, room safes, swimming pool and bar, free wifi, free secured private parking, live bands- all at affordable rates. Great surf in front of your room. Cheapest rooms & Coldest beer on Jaco Beach. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Claritas Beach Jaco
Hotel Claritas Beach
Clarita's Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco

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