This hotel was having problems when we arrived. Several in our group had to change rooms because their original rooms smelled very bad. The electricity was out and our room had no running water at first. We ate dinner at the hotel and it seemed the bartender, waiter, cook, and cashier were all the same person. It was 1.5 hrs before all the meals were on the table and they weren't very good. I heard breakfast was better.
When you go out at night and give the room key to the front desk, they leave it on the counter because they close up early. Not very secure! This hotel is fairly isolated if you don't have a car. You are dependent on the bus to get to Manuel Antonio or Quepos. The bus is cheap, though. The equivalent of 51 American cents.
The good? The grounds are clean and pretty, some rooms have balconies and ocean views, the pool is clean, there is free wifi in the rooms, and they have air conditioning.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel California Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel California is the best value ocean view hotel in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica. Set on a mountain and surrounded by jungle, you will enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. You won't find other Quepos lodging anywhere near the Manuel Antonio National Park or hotels with similar quality accommodations and service at such reasonable rates. ... more less
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