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APDO 65-5235, Playa Carrillo 5235 Costa Rica
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#1 of 7 hotels in Playa Carrillo
We are a family oriented hotel, welcoming singles, couples, wedding parties, families, children, and handicap guests. Being a small hotel of 7 rooms we offer a warm family atmosphere with the added bonus of having the amenities of the larger hotels. In 2007 we accomplished a total remodel including all guestrooms with European tiles and exotic Mahogany and Cedar woods throughout. The hotel also features the addition of a new custom pool and spa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Car hire
Secured parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Horseback riding
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Penny Read wrote a review Mar 2020
Airdrie, Canada1 contribution
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Samantha Goncalves wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Rob and Mary wrote a review Feb 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: With only 7 rooms, they all will be great.
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Peggy H wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts4 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
John M wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois185 contributions44 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$96 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Esperanza
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Esperanza?
Nearby attractions include dondeJavitours (3.5 miles), Playa Carrillo (1.0 miles), and Samara Beach (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Esperanza?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Esperanza?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Esperanza?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Esperanza?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ti Kaz La restaurante, Casa maxou, and Bouticafe Bohemia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Esperanza?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Esperanza located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Playa Carrillo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Esperanza?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Hotel Esperanza accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.