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“Fantastic friendly hotel, great location. Highly recommend” 5 of 5 stars
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Town center, Montezuma, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 16 Montezuma B&B and Inns
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“Fantastic friendly hotel, great location. Highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This was a fantastic place to stay in Montezuma. The rooms were clean, comfortable and our room had its own terrace and there was a communal terrace also. Close to everything, but far enough back from the road, to be peaceful.

Carlos makes you feel really at home and he has a wonderful outlook. He is a genuine and lovely man. We were greeted with a hug on arrival and the next morning with amazing coffee, enthusiasm and advice. All the people that worked there were very happy and friendly.

I was very happy there and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed at the Pacific for about 5 nights in Dec 2012. Carlos, the owner, is FANTASTIC! He really made the stay that much more enjoyable.
The hotel is just off of the main street, which makes it quieter than those on the main street. You can leave the hotel and walk 30 seconds to the main street, so it's still very close. And you are very close to the beach (maybe 100m). We had visits from iguanas, cappuchin monkeys, and other criiters while sitting on the communal balcony upstairs.
Our 3 year old daughter was sick during our stay and Carlos was invaluable in helping us get care for her in the next town. He is full of honest advice and has great staff working for him.
The hotel itself is not a 5 star resort....they were renovating when we were there, which the hotel needs a bit. But it's clean, has warm showers, AC, a fridge, parking, is quiet, and is comfortable. And they make a mean cup of coffee, served all day in reception! Our family would easily stay there again if we ever head there again.

Room Tip: The rooms on the main floor are cooler but not necessary, as I think every room has A/C. The upstai...
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Carlos, the owner, takes a personal and genuine interest in his guests, and is a wonderful host. This small hotel is kept clean, and has a kind of charm you usually don't expect in an older hotel. A kitchen is provided for guest use. The hotel seems to be under constant improvement with work currently under way on a brick and tile barbeque and oven, also for guest use. Monkeys, iguanas, and numerous birds frequently appear on the property. Hotel is located on the Northeast corner of the one block "downtown" of Montezuma, so access to restaurants, shops, tours and the beach are all within a five minute walk. A truly great value for a low priced hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My wife and I have been all over Central America and the Caribbean, and we highly recommend this place. Montezuma is a really nice little town with nice beaches and other activities in the area, but it can be expensive, especially in season. Hotel Montezuma Pacifico is a great value. Carlos, the owner and manager, is a real throwback – he actually wants satisfied customers and will go out of his way to ensure that your stay is as pleasant as possible. Ask about his newly-developed accommodations downstairs as well as Wi-Fi and kitchen access.
This hotel has the advantage of not being directly on a main street, but within walking distance of everything. Montezuma can be a little noisy at night, especially on weekends, but being in this spot is not NEARLY as loud as being on the main streets.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

There were 6 of us traveling to Costa Rica in 2007. We were excited to meet up with our friends from Minnisota & looking forward to spending time together. We made it to Montezume & found this little hotel run by Carlos & his staff.
They were very helpful & we were very relaxed there. Our last night there & 6 days into our month long vacation we were getting ready to have our last dinner when my brother in-law called me up to their room. My sister was in distress & needed medical help. I was shaken to my core because it was a life or death situation & she needed help fast. Carlos took over & got a doctor, a helicopter & personally got our group to San Jose. He also came to visit us while we waited for my sister to recover from surgery. We continued our trip thanks to the quick thinking of Carlos & hope to see our HERO again. Thanks so very much Carlos. We are forever in your debt for saving my sisters life...We were very comfortable at this hotel & it is very convient to the town & beaches. Love it!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We stayed at the Montezuma for 3 nights, our rooms were directly out to the path in front of the hotel, so ground floor and cooler than upstairs. The place is run by Carlos, who is a very friendly, helpful person and he offers free coffee or tea in his reception area all day long. The rooms were clean and nice, with aircon, although the bathrooms could do with a bit of renovation, the shower tiles are rather stained with hard water residue. Unfortunately there is no breakfast served, even though there is a breakfast area where this could be done, but I suppose the right staff for this is missing. It would make it even nicer if there was breakfast. But you can use the facilities of the kitchen to make your own lunch or breakfast, if you so wish. We felt very safe in this hotel, because there is always someone sitting in front of the hotel, watching the place. This is quite ensuring, so you can leave your stuff and go for walks or hikes and swims, without feeling awkward. Carlos is doing up the inside court of his hotel, to create a nice patio with a grill/oven, a fountain and some funky lighting. Will be interesting to see how that comes out, but building is still going on. We wish you luck and many guests, who will appreciate this very relaxed place, in a great location, near to beach, restaurants, shops and yet quiet at night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We had a great stay in this hotel. It's very good value - (not as the rough Guide suggests one of the more expensive places). The owner / Manager Carlos is really friendly, professional and helpful and has been in the town for 28 years. The beds were great, rooms really clean and cleaned daily. You have good hot showers. Free coffee in the morning - a kitchen guests can use (and so keep your costs down so you don't have to eat out all the time). The place is very central but round the back of the park so AWAY from the bustly, sometimes noisy main street.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Montezuma Pacific Hotel

Address: Town center, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Montezuma
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small hotel in the heart of the charming town of Montezuma. Montezuma Pacific is in a serene location yet right next to the city park and the church, close to all the businesses and the beaches. We offer clean rooms, all with private bathrooms, hot water, A/C, cable TV, in-room safe, mini-fridge and a friendly Costa Rican staff. The hotel also features a common balcony for relaxing, reading, and using free high-speed wireless internet. There are common kitchens and eating areas available for your convenience. We look forward to having you as a guest at Montezuma Pacific! ... more   less 

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