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“Best Location, Average Rooms” 3 of 5 stars
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End of road, across from beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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Wilmington, Delaware
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best Location, Average Rooms”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I agree with other reviewers, the Manuel Antonio Hotel has wonderful location right across the street from the ocean. Step out and enjoy the incredible sunsets. The owners plan to make improvements to the place including new bedding (desperately needed) and a pool. Just watch, when those improvements are made, you won't be able to get a double room for $98/night. The proximity to the national park is wonderful. We were not impressed with food at the restaurant so we walked down the street to the Marlin Restaurant and others. Very handy location

Room Tip: Ask for a street/ocean front room.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Setting is amazing. View and bird watching superb and restful after travelling a lot throughout Costa Rica. Staff very helpful, food great. Good shuttle service to Manuel Antonio Nature reserve and beach.
Tastefully designed interior. Altogether a good advert for ecology principles.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Perry, OH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The hotel is right across the road from the beach with fantastic views from some of the rooms. Manuel Antonio national park is right behind the hotel. Many shops and restaurants in walking distance. Only a short cab ride to more restaurants or into Quepos.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Charleston, West Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I found a fantastic taxi driver who had tremendous knowledge of history and tourism who took me to the Manuel Antonio Hotel at the entrance of the Manuel Antonio National Park. The hotel is exactly across from the beach, so no auto is necessary after checking in. Each room has 2 double beds and a lanai. The owners plan to build a swimming pool soon, but there is no pool at this time. The restaurant has an interesting menu and is very reasonably priced. I enjoyed it very much. You might call Alex at 60-12-17-73 to pick you up from the airport. If you don't speak Spanish, Alex does speak perfect English. Not all taxi drivers in Costa Rica speak English, but I never had a bad experience with taxi drivers either. Manuel Antonio Hotel is not a luxury hotel and seems a bit run down, but the location is perfect for the beach and the value is excellent for the price.

Room Tip: The rooms are identical. The only difference is that some rooms on the first floor and others on the...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

After a day touring the park we stopped at the Manuel Antonio Hotel's restaurant and the food was great and cheap!! Definitely would eat here again! I had the nachos and my friend had the casado! Nice place to stop and eat while people watching!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kingwood, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This hotel is right next door to the Manuel Antonio National Park. You have to pay $10 US per person to access the park but well worth the cost. There is a hike of about 1/2 mil on a fairly easy dirt/gravel road to the beach with many sights along the way. For another $50 US you can hire a guide to show you the wildlife with a telescope. There are a plethora of wild monkeys, sloths, raccoons, deer, crabs, etc of animals to see along the way to the beach and at the beach. We even saw a viper coiled up in the tree but far enough away to not pose a threat to us. The beach was clean and free of salesmanship. There are also changing/showering/bathroom facilities at the beach area. From the hotel, there is also a path with access to the public beach. There are plenty of street vendors to sell everything from boogie board rental, to drinks to T-shirts to pottery to massages. Not bad for beach access, considering it is free to enter. The hotel had 3 pools and the rooms were nice. They had free wifi when it worked and the breakfasts were very good.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Fishers, Indiana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This hotel is located at the entrance (and exit) of Manual Antonio Park. The rooms overlook a pretty beach and a pleasant courtyard. There is HOT WATER, which is important for anyone who has spent some time in CR. Staff is friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and spacious, and attached restaurant is reasonably priced and provides good homecooked meals.

Room Tip: Choose one facing the beach.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#15 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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