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“Wonderful surprise” 5 of 5 stars
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Tommy G's Hotel
Jaco Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #9 of 19 Jaco B&B and Inns
Berryville, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Wonderful surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012 via mobile

A delightful stay wonderful hosts. Very best wishes Barbara and Tommy.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Our stay at Tommy G's was a highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. We went on a referral from a family member, and they were right about how wonderful it is. Tommy G and Barb are two of the nicest, friendliest, amazing people we have ever met, and they are the ideal small hotel owners. Experiencing them alone would be worth the trip, and the hotel is a nice bonus experience. The hotel is spotlessly clean and well-appointed. Rooms have kitchenettes, cable television, private baths, sitting area and bedroom and are air conditioned. The upstairs units have balconies with views of the ocean and sunset. While not directly on the beach, they are only a block away and it is very convenient to everything in Jaco - shopping, restaurants, beach and tours. The pool area and swim-up bar were a great place to relax. I had read that Jaco can be a little rough around the edges, but we never had to worry about that at Tommy G's and we felt safer there than in our own home. They have the hotel designed so that only guests can enter the grounds with a key, they have a night guard so someone is always awake and moving around, and they are very particular about their clientele. Tommy and Barb live at the hotel, so they are available to answer questions, provide referrals and recommendations, address any concerns, or just chat if you would like. And I would recommend that chat - they are such interesting people, it would be a shame to visit and not get to know them. If you are planning to be anywhere near Jaco, book a room at Tommy G's. You won't regret it.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Treasure Island, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We stayed at Tommy G's during a short jaunt to Jaco with our friend from CO. Clean, nicely furnished and very confortable. The pool is great, and you cannot beat the location. Within walking distance of everything you want to see and do in Jaco.
And yes, there really is a Tommy G. He and his wife live on the premisses. They let us check in early and check out late. Our "go to" place in Jaco.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Berryville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We came down early to go on a cruise. Tommy G's is located close to the town and close to the beach. Great small suite very clean and wonderful hosts Barbara and Tommy. You feel like an old friend. Great price and great value. A view of the ocean, a river wonderful pool and courtyard. We will come again.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 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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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

SIMPLY PERFECT! The place is immaculate, rooms are spacious, and the service is great. I didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011 via mobile

We have been coming to Jaco for about 3 years and have stayed at Tommy G's about 6 times. Barb and Tommy own the place and personally run and operate it. They take tremendous pride in keeping their hotel in tip top shape since they call it home as well. Everything is well maintained, especially the pool. This hotel should command at least $80-$120 a night but their a fair couple and make their rates very affordable for all budgets. Happy repeat customers Rick Reyes & Ivannia Chacon

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 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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Clearwater, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

If you are looking for a hotel that is clean and spacious with all the amenities, then look no further than Tommy G's. Tommy and Barb who own Tommy G's were the most friendly and gracious hosts ever. The rooms are big. The showers are big. There is a kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, dishes, etc. Tommy keeps the grounds aesthetically landscaped and clean. The pool and service is simply the best.
Tommy G's is within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants downtown. My girlfriend and I got up early and walked to a cafe for coffee and then walked to the beach.
We give Tommy G's our highest recommendation if you are looking for a great place to stay.
Dave & Ava

Room Tip: We had a downstairs room where we could walk right out to the pool which was excellent. Truly, any o...
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  • Stayed September 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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Additional Information about Tommy G's Hotel

Address: Jaco Beach, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Tommy G's Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco

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