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“Clean Hotel. Great Location.” 4 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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Toronto, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Clean Hotel. Great Location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Inn on the Park for 5 nights in December of 2012 while traveling through Costa Rica, and enjoyed our stay there.

Our room was on the first floor (not the most private room) BUT it was very clean and you couldn't find a better location if you're in Manuel Antonio for the National Park; the hotel is about a 3 minute walk from the park's entrance. Plus, there's a door that leads right to the hotel's pool, so you can literally just drop your stuff at the door and hop in the pool after a long day.

The breakfast in the morning was basic and consisted of fruits, white/brown bread for toast, cereals, juice and coffee.

Our maid was AWESOME!!! We left her about a $5 tip / day on the room and at the end of the week, she made us this stunning piece of towel art, complete with fresh-picked flowers.

Overall, as basic as this hotel is, we really enjoyed our stay there.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New Mexico
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I had stayed for a week at the La Posada Jungle Bungalows down the street and so I was pleasantly spoiled from my experience.
The last night in Manuel Antionio we needed room as we hadn't booked an extra night, so the Inn on the Park had a junior suite available. It was reasonably clean and roomy but musty smelling, the little couch bed I slept on was very uncomfortable as the middle of the mattress sank right down to the metal underpinnings. There was a cute little rear balcony overlooking the pool area but there was a heavy wooden door without a screen to get to it and sliding glass doors in the front of the room without screens as well. The air conditioning worked fine thankfully. The staff was friendly enough and the location was certainly close to the park and the beach. Although the cleaning staff make delightful little elephants out of the towels- the towels are small and worn. Tiny soaps are provided but no shampoo. Decent but you can do better for the same amount of money.

Room Tip: There are only six rooms- the 3 junior suites are good for 3 people.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Durango, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
74 helpful votes 74 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
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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.

Room Tip: There are only 6 units: large & very large.
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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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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:
#20 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*
Number of rooms: 6
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