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“Good ocation for the national park - but no ocean view” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Inn on the Park
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 metros antes de la entrada del parque Nacional., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica   |  
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good ocation for the national park - but no ocean view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

This is a small (6 room) hotel located near the entrance to the Manual Antonio National Park. A basic breakfast (juice, coffee, fruit, toast, cereal) is available each morning starting around 730AM. The rooms (junior suite and master suites) are clean and neat.

Pros - the location is very good for visiting the park, rooms are clean, staff very helpful, quiet location. Master suites have a full kitchen, junior suites have a full size refrigerator. Always interesting to see what animals the cleaning staff had shaped the towels into. Small pool to cool on in.

Cons - no view of the ocean, the walk wasn't too far (beaches in the park are much better than the public beach - only issue is there is no food available in the park). Wi-Fi on the 3rd floor ranged from poor to fair - access point is located in the office almost directly below the rooms - adding an additional wireless AP on the third floor would help. In the first room (J3), had issues with the AC moved into the M3 suite. First room (J3) shower water temperature was constantly "wandering around" - cold one minute, hot the next - after moving into M3 shower water temperature remained constant. Sofabeds were beginning to show their age a bit - very soft - you didn't sit on them so much as were swallowed alive by them.

All in all - for a basic hotel that's clean, convenient to lunch/dinner restaurants, the national park, and a short walk to the public beaches, it's a good value for the price. A few minor "tweaks" to the property and it would be an excellent value.

Room Tip: If you want to use Wi-Fi, stay in J2/M2, signal fades quickly on third floor (J3/M3). Third floor ro...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Durango, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

This small motel is located within easy walking from the entrance to Manuel Antonio and a short walk to the beach, restaurants, shopping, and market. Our needs were met - basic clean quiet accommodations, a pool, and breakfast for two families (8 people). Each of our large suite rooms had a full kitchen - as if... - a king bed, a pullout, and a twin. The staff, especially the day manager, was very friendly and helpful, making reservations for local restaurants and telling us where to go for supplies. He arranged a canopy tour/zip line tour with a waterfall swim and furnished extra towels for us. There is secured parking available, and once you park your car you don't really need it. We checked out early, so that we could depart immediately after touring Manuel Antonio. They let us continue to park the car on the property, and even offered us showers and towels for after! Housekeeping returned a bag that we missed. Internet service was not very strong, but sitting at the outdoor table over reception worked well enough - who wants to spend the day on the internet anyhow?

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Hotel is located just a minutes away from National Park and public beach, which makes it perfect for tourists. Rooms are quite old and furniture is teared down. Hotel is not very clean. Service stuff is very friendly and ready to assist. WiFi signal is weak on the top floor.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Right at the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park, within walking distance to many restaurants, beach & activities, supermarket. Large, clean rooms. Quiet at night. Fine beds; sofa bed only so-so. Good A/C. Poor wi-fi. Only day deskman spoke English. Nice continental breakfast. Small pool, just for cooling off.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Booked one of the first floor suites for three nights. A malfunction with one of the air conditioners (essential equipment) was quickly handled by the management by calling in a repair technician to assist the hotel staff in the repair. Clean spacious rooms, large bathrooms with plenty of hot water, excellent service, friendly staff, and secure gated parking (essential during peak hours). The pool was small, but well maintained and great for cooling off in the afternoon. The breakfast was minimal, but adequate. The coffee and fresh fruit were excellent, while the cereal, sweet bread, and white toast with jam were available.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

This is a small property with only a few rooms and suites about 200 meters from the entrance to the park. We spent three days here. You are a short walk to the park and down the street to the beach. We had a suite on the first floor with plenty of room for the three of us. The beds were comfortable, plenty of hot water, decent wifi and a basic breakfast. One of the best things was the free parking inside the property as parking in this neighborhood is a real problem with all the park traffic.

The AC had a problem the first day and the staff was very prompt about getting a technician out to repair it. The staff was also quite helpful with information and suggestions of things to do in the area.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012 via mobile

We arrived after sunset planning to stay somewhere else by park. We were not happy about orginal reservation. So we had to find a hotel.

We found this place. What a blessing. The man working the desk jorge couldn't speak much english but we worked together and found us a room for 2 nights. We have to move from master suite to junior sweet. Not a big deal for us we didn't bring much

The master suite was huge 2 couches 1 hide abed table that seats 6 for meals. 4 stools at breakfast bar. Largge kitchen for cooking on stovetop and fridge

King bed with great armoir and dresser to keep bugs out if there were any

Large bathroom a/c 2. 2 tvs and very clean

The best place we have stayed since we have been here

Paid $85 for master suite on Thursday and $95 for junior suite on Friday

Secured parking for maybe 6 cars secured building small pool in back lovely grounds and continental breakfast included too

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 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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Address: 100 metros antes de la entrada del parque Nacional., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Inn on the Park 3*
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