Dennis and Karina made our stay very memorable. Our rooms were very comfortable and clean. Having a special breakfast every morning was a great start to each day. They even made special Mickey Mouse pancakes for the children. Although we had a reservation for a rental vehicle, there was none available when we arrived. Dennis was always on hand to drive our whole family into town or down to the beach every day. Then he would pick us up when our beach day was complete. Dennis and Karina went out of their way to make our stay perfect. We cannot thank them enough for their kindness. We highly recommend the Hotel Esperanza during a visit to Costa Rica.
We happened to stumble upon Hotel Esperanza after another booking fell through and we were in desperate need of somewhere to stay for the night in Puerto Carrillo. We were extremely lucky to have found Dennis and his wife Karina. They welcomed us in and went above and beyond every day we were there. They were incredibly nice and very accommodating. Not to mention their location is great ! Only a short walk to the beach. I think it is safe to say one of our favourite parts of our trip, was stumbling upon this wonderful hotel and this amazing couple! Samantha & Bradley
This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we spent 2 ½ weeks driving through most of the country, the last two days of which we spent at Hotel Esperanza. We now wish we would have allowed more time here. Dennis and Karina are excellent hosts and you are immediately made to feel like part of a family. There are only 7 rooms so your stay is a very personal experience. The rooms, the pool area, and eating area are all great. The breakfasts were made to order and delicious. Dennis was exceptionally helpful with dining and activity suggestions as well as anything else you might need. The beach area is awesome and, to our surprise, shared with very few people. We expected mid-February to be more crowded. We would definitely return to this area and definitely stay at Hotel Esperanza again. If you stay here you will not be disappointed.…
My husband and I stayed 3 nights at Hotel Esperanza. Dennis and Karina are very kind and gracious hosts. This is a small hotel with a family feel to it. The breakfast is lovely and cooked to order. Dennis gave us suggestions on where to eat and even dropped us off and picked us up again at a restaurant he suggested, which by the way was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. The beach in Carrillo is a blue flag beach and is really beautiful . I highly recommend Hotel Esperanza. Thank you Dennis and Karina for the drive to Samara. You guys are the best ! Hope to see you next year. Margaret and Denis
Pura vida, baby! Proprietor Dennis and wife Karina are the exceptional hosts at this unpretentious seven-room, clean and comfortable inn. Plenty of hot water for showers, solid a/c, spotless pool. Cooked-to-order breakfasts were delicious with a never-ending river of hot coffee. Walk to wonderful Tico restaurants—exceptional seafood—and the nearby beach is gorgeous and nearly deserted! We liked the place so much—and Dennis and Karina as well—that we extended our stay. Highly recommended.