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“Where an upgrade is the real deal...” 4 of 5 stars
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Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kilometer 4 on road to Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica   |  
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 hotel reviews
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“Where an upgrade is the real deal...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Five of us stayed here and were happily surprised to receive an upgrade. The suite was impressive, with oversized kitchen, balcony and living room (the elevator was the door to the living room) and some of the bedrooms had balconies. The view from the living room was simply incredible, and the decoration was very tasteful. We checked around 11 pm and were hungry, so they suggested an Italian restaurant nearby and we all still remember that pizza (forgot the name of the restaurant though). The only aspect I'd encourage the management to revise ASAP is breakfast: they didn't have fresh fruits (which in Manuel Antonio is almost hard to avoid), the pancakes were not good, and the eggs were hard. Average at best. They really need to bring it up to the level of the rest of installation.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay with us! We were very happy to offer you and the rest of your party an upgrade in accommodations, and from there we hope you were able to take some amazing sunset pictures from your balcony. With regard to breakfast, we of course take our guests' feedback very seriously and we find it upsetting that breakfast was not to your satisfaction. We work hard to provide a variety of breakfast options for our guests and it goes without saying that we do our best to source fresh and local food.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The accommodations at Los Altos and friendly staff made our first trip to Costa Rica very special. The great views and high-end condo exceeded our expectations, and all of the staff from the front desk to the Karolas bar and restaurant to housekeeping, made us feel welcome each day. At our first breakfast, my daughter mentioned that she had a strawberry allergy, and the Karolas staff remembered this small but crucial detail for the remainder of our stay. The front desk staff arranged all of our excursions including the canopy and ATV tours and was very willing to assist us in our other activities. Caesar in particular was very helpful and should be recognized as a excellent ambassador for Los Altos. Very happy with all of the staff members. Looking forward to our next visit.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
We are looking forward to your next visit as well! We are so very happy that your stay at Los Altos exceeded all expectations. We have passed along your kind words to our staff, especially your glowing review of Caesar's hard work. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My girlfriend and I made a quick trip to Manuel Antonio and booked this hotel primarily due to the positive reviews, we checked the hotel website before booking it and expected to get a very nice room, etc. However, when we arrived and were taken to our suite, quite frankly we were amazed, the suite was substantially larger and better appointed than what we expected. The hotel grounds are beautiful as well and the front desk personnel were extremely helpful and accommodating.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for the kind words regarding our staff as well as your positive response to everything else. We are thrilled that we were able to surpass your expectations!
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New York City, New York
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I love modern spaces so Los Altos worked perfectly for us. It did help that we had more space than we knew what to do with. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the view is amazing. The pool area is great as well. The breakfast was lacking but lunch and dinner were great. However, the property did not feel as luxurious as 5 star properties usually do. I would highly recommend it anyone looking for a more space than the usual hotel room option.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
We'd have to agree, the view is amazing! That said, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We certainly hope to have you and your husband back on your next visit to Costa Rica!
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had two couples so we took the two story penthouse suite and loved it. Had we taken just two above average rooms it would have cost us more. We loved the place--plenty of rooms, huge kitchen and superb staff. We ate often at the adjoining restaurant and had good (but not exceptional) breakfasts. I would highly recommend this place and would gladly return to it.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
A wonderful review of a perfect stay -- we can't thank you enough for taking the time to write in a review of your stay with us. For an experienced traveler such as yourself, we are thrilled that we hit all the right notes, from the spacious accommodations to our restaurant. Please let us know when you're returning. Can't wait to see you again!
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I have nothing but amazing things to say about Los Altos!

Everything was amazing here from the staff's attentiveness and friendliness, to the gorgeous modern rooms, to the delicious food, to the wide variety of spa treatments!

As so many others have said, the hotel is in an amazing location, with the most luxurious rooms and beautiful views from every room! The staff was extremely attentive, helpful and incredibly friendly. the reception desk makes all arrangements/reservations for activities, restaurants and local transportation. The hotel restaurant, Karolas, exceeded my expectation. I looked forward to waking up every morning to eat my delicious Costa Rican breakfast (included!) Every meal I ate at Karolas was memorable. The amenities at Los Altos were also exceptional - a fitness center, free wifi, a beautiful infinity pools with amazing views and onsite bar with the most incredible drinks you will ever have and a lovely spa.

Los Altos provided an experience I will never forget! I had a wonderful stay and would recommend Los Altos to anyone looking to book a hotel in Manuel Antonio.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
This is the kind of review that makes us feel absolutely joyful! We are so happy that you had such a magnificent and meaningful stay with us. For all the hard work we put into creating the perfect guest experience we love when guests feel that everything -- from the accommodations to the staff to the meals at Karolas to the infinity pool -- works seamlessly together. It was a pleasure to have you at Los Altos and we certainly cannot wait to see you again!
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Everything about my stay at Los Altos was perfect. At arrival, I was greeted by extremely friendly staff. My friends and I were given a welcome drink and a wet towel, which was wonderful considering we had been traveling all day. We were then brought up to our room, a very large, modern apartment style- 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 terraces, full functional kitchen, I felt at home right away. The infinite pool was incredible, and the other guests at the hotel were also very friendly. The staff was always nearby, and we ordered several drinks so we were always very grateful for that. My friends and I had booked a massage, and it was everything I was expecting and more.I highly recommend Los Altos, it was one of the best hotel experiences I had ever had.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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LosAltosResort, Guest Relations Manager at Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you for writing such a thoughtful review of your stay with us. We always appreciate hearing from our guests that it's the small details that leave the largest impact. We certainly understand how tough it can be sometimes to travel from place to place in Costa Rica and we feel passionately about making our guests feel instantly at home at Los Altos. We are so happy that our amenities and staff attentiveness exceeded your expectations. Hope to see you and your friends again soon!
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Address: Kilometer 4 on road to Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#3 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bold in presence; playful in personality. Los Altos Resort and Spa is Manuel Antonio's premier laid back luxury boutique resort. The Los Altos aesthetic represents a sensitive integration between tropical authenticity and modern amenities. We offer 28 gorgeous private residences, each boasting a vivid Pacific Ocean view through floor to ceiling windows. Also, for a luxury resort in the heart of Manuel Antonio, our rates are very reasonable. Very reasonable, and you get a lot out of us, which we're happy about. We like to keep things simple. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Los Altos Beach Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Los Altos Beach Resort And Spa
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