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3 Kms Oeste de la Iglesia, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 414417 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#34 of 69 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.3
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice

Looking for a place to stay in La Fortuna de San Carlos? Then look no further than Hotel Magic Mountain, a charming hotel that brings the best of La Fortuna de San Carlos to your doorstep.

Hotel Magic Mountain offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available.

The hotel offers a concierge and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Nearby landmarks such as Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos (1.4 mi) and Arenal Vida Campesina (2.4 mi) make Hotel Magic Mountain a great place to stay when visiting La Fortuna de San Carlos.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Nene's Restaurant, Chifa La Familia Feliz, and Marisqueria Snapper's House, which are some seafood restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular hot springs like Tabacon Hot Springs, Ecotermales Fortuna, and Rio Chollin, which are all a short distance from the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel Magic Mountain as you experience everything La Fortuna de San Carlos has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Kids pool
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Grade: 67 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Ziv D wrote a review Jul 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom13 contributions10 helpful votes
Just checked out after three lovely nights at this hotel. Good location near plenty of shops, restaurants and laundrettes. Very nice and clean pool. The room was very clean, and the bathroom very spacious and well equipped. Breakfast was delicious !
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Ana D wrote a review Jun 2022
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My friend and I recently traveled to Arenal for the weekend, and we loved our stay at Hotel Magic Mountain. The location was fairly convenient to the center of town/different tours and hot springs. The restaurant was decent, and the employees were all very nice, ESPECIALLY the pool bartender Fernando. He was so welcoming when we first got to the hotel and was so friendly and nice to talk to. He made delicious drinks and gave us great recommendations on things to do in the area. Highly recommend this hotel, but even more so recommend stoping by the pool for a drink from Fernando!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Paul V wrote a review Jun 2022
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Hotel Magic Mountain was in a great location with an amazing view of the Arenal Volcano and close proximity to everything. The hotel staff was very welcoming and friendly, especially Fernando at the pool bar, who not only was very friendly, but also very helpful with giving us suggestions on things to do while in the area. Fernando really made the trip a fun and welcoming experience.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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fossilprep wrote a review May 2022
Kissimmee, Florida135 contributions54 helpful votes
I stayed at this hotel 3 years ago, the rooms needed much work. On this return visit, I was happy to see that 3 new buildings were constructed, and I stayed in a brand new room overlooking the pool, with a vista including the Arenal Volcano. May is off season, and I had the restaurant to myself. Dinner was very good, breakfast was included with my room. There are more than a dozen species of birds that call the pool area home, and at night I could hear frogs. There is a porch on the outside of each room, I sat outside of my 3rd floor room and watched the ever changing view of the volcano, as clouds and fog drifted by. There are many options for activities that one can choose from the hotel or other outfitters in town. I now highly recommend Magic Mountain Hotel as a very nice place to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Aaron B wrote a review May 2022
32 contributions2 helpful votes
Overall we enjoyed our stay. Here for 3 nights and booked the hotel again after staying here 7 years ago for our Honeymoon. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The rooms are moderately appointed with everything you’d expect from a hotel. Views overlooking the pool and volcano area are fantastic from the 2 or 3 floors. That’s where the fun ends. This hotel is in need of some love and repair. The pool area is nice until you head to the hot tubs that are missing tiles and leave sharp edges. Hot tub is also a kind word for these Luke-warm baths with water that has a very fowl smell. Many of the fountains around the pool are are no longer working. This last part may have been our bad luck, but we ended up having a non-working fridge and on day 1/2 has an AC unit that sounded like it was struggling to work only to be moved FAR across the hotel to another room when our AC finally gave way and didn’t work. This was disappointing to have to pack and move about as far as you could across the hotel. Even in slow season they wouldn’t give us a room a door or two down even though they were all empty. The only bonus to this move was it was in to a new room in their 3rd building, but even it had a running toilet that wouldn’t stop the entire time we were here. Staff service amazing. Hotel, not to much. But a wonderful stay either way!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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nash b wrote a review May 2022
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Clean, very helpful at the front desk! Restaurant was good! Amazing view of the volcano! Fernando at the pool bar was amazing! Very nice guy who made a great margarita! Would come back again! Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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vicsdahlias wrote a review Mar 2022
LI NY314 contributions132 helpful votes
The hotel grounds are really nice.. nice pool..The rooms are clean..we loved the balcony, facing the jungle.. In the morning it came alive, the noise was unbelievable,from the birds & in the distance could hear the monkeys..we loved it..The restaurant was good, great breakfast...Staff was nice...
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Paul V wrote a review Mar 2022
Calgary, Canada253 contributions128 helpful votes
When checking in at two, we were advised the rooms were not ready. A group of the five of us sat in the lobby waiting to be notified when rooms would be ready, but nobody seemed to care. Reception staff just shrugged off when asked when rooms would be ready or gave the "in half an hour" promise, which turned into two hours. At no time did anyone ask us if they could help us. We were a party of three with only two towels in the room. Had to ask for more, which were brought up very quickly. Shampoo, conditioner and soap were not replaced. The toilet made a gurgling sound most of the night and I had to shut it off. Wineglasses (actual glass) was permitted in the pool area. Breakfast was ok, without being great (some of the pastries had seen better days). Good coffee, lots of fruit and made to order eggs. Close to restaurants and supermarkets. Great pool, even if it was closed part of the day for a photo shoot. Hotel policy is one key per room, which was a bit annoying. Nice balcony overlooking the pool, however the music from the pool bar was a bit much at times. Some of the stairs had not been cleaned in a while. With improvement of customer relations, they could enhance their image.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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TokyoConnection wrote a review Mar 2022
Shibuya, Japan16 contributions22 helpful votes
Juan Jose was really amazing help to us. So impressed by this level of service from him. Hotel is a nice respite from those seeking a break from the jungle ecolodges. Pool is nice and the rooms are comfortable. We hope to visit lovely La Fortuna again soon!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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_steph91986 wrote a review Jan 2022
Morgan Hill, California265 contributions123 helpful votes
This was a great hotel. It had a large swimming pool and multiple small pools all which overlooked the volcano. We had an amazing view from our room. Room was very clean and showers were hot. It is located at the end of the town, but was about a 20 minute walk to the center. Loved our stay here and would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$98 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
magic mountain hotel
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
108
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Magic Mountain
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Magic Mountain?
Nearby attractions include Souvenir Shop Annes & Art (0.04 miles) and The Motmot Jungle (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Magic Mountain?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Los Rodríguez, Restaurante El Coloso Arenal, and Red Frog Coffee Roaster.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Magic Mountain?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Magic Mountain offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Magic Mountain?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Magic Mountain have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.