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“Great beach location” 4 of 5 stars
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End of road, across from beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great beach location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The hotel is directly across the street from the beach. Our room (4) faced the street and beach. We really have no complaints about our room, could not hear through the walls, there was working a/c and a fan, TV, hot water, decent beds, and the room was clean. More than good for the price we paid. Our complaint comes with the restaurant service, we had continental breakfast included with our room. On our first morning we arrived at 7am (when they opened) as we had a tour of the park scheduled for 7:45am pick up. There we only 3 other tables of two people each, we did not get coffee till 7:30, our breakfast arrived at 7:40, at 7:42 our bus arrived. I watched and saw that every other table recieved their food in a timely fashion including another couple who arrived at 7:20 - they had their food before us. It was the waiter - he just ignored us. Let me tell you we are not high class or complainers in any way, he just totally ignored us - obviously we did not get breakfast that day. We did however go back a couple days later, the waitress was on top of things - we were in and out in 1/2 hour. There are a couple shops and grocery stores and several hotels and restaurants with in walking distance, but get on the bus, it was 285 colones .60-70 cents. Can't get lost from hotel Manuel Antonio it takes you to the station in downtown Quepos. From the station back to the hotel you cant stop almost anywhere in between. Would we stay at Manuel Antonio again - yes it would be our first pick because of its location and the rooms were fine, we may not choose to have the breakfast included thats all.

Room Tip: Must be rooms 1-8 or 10 that have beach views, patios and balconies
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

There are two reasons to stay here; lots of parking and next to the beach. The room was average for the price and the restaurant was average food at high prices. Parking is hard to find near the beach so we were happy to find it safe and plentiful. AC was great to have in the humid climate. Great places to eat a couple of blocks away, follow the side street uphill towards the national park.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Excellent location right across the street from the public beach. Appreciated a room with balcony facing the ocean. The hotel itself is dated and the rooms could use refurbishing. Breakfast was included, and nothing special. We had trouble adjusting the air conditioning in the room (with 95 degrees outside, we were very appreciative of it).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The Hotel is at the end of the road, just a couple minute walk to the beach and some awesome sunsets, it so convenient to the area, the owners are very pleasant, the bus to Quepos stops right in front, prices are reasonable, the restaurant is great, I just love to have a cup of coffee in the morning and listening to the surf break on the beach.

Room Tip: I like the ones facing the beach on the second floor, avoid the other side
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We found this hotel after driving around a bit and stayed for 3 nights. If you pay cash they give you a better price. Very very good location as the entrance and exit for the park is right next to the hotel. We saw others that had to drive down the hill to get to the beaches and park and parking was just a mess.
The hotel itself seemed very clean considering the location. The hallways were mopped a couple of times a day, and we got new towels/sheets everyday.
Only downside is having to drive to the hill to go to restaurants, but other than that was great!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

You cannot beat the location and value of this quaint little family owned hotel which is literally steps from the beach and the Manuel Antonio National Rain Forest. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the ceviche in the cafe is superb. Don't waste your time on a $60 "Monkey Tour". A family of monkeys visits the cafe every day between 4:30 and 5:00. Buy them some bananas and you'll have new friends for life!

Room Tip: Second floor rooms on the beach side have an incredible view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cariari, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great location right at the exit of the National Park. Great parking in the back, clean rooms, and reasonable prices for rooms. No swimming pool was a negative, but you are across the street from the beach/ocean. The price, parking, and location are the reasons we stay here.

Room Tip: Ocean view
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Manuel Antonio Hotel

Address: End of road, across from beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Manuel Antonio Hotel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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