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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a luxurious property or for someone who likes a chain hotel, but Hotel El Velero has its charms. Super friendly staff, good food and right on the beach. Rooms are clean but a bit run down. I enjoyed the large 2nd floor balcony over looking the water a lot. Spend the day relaxing, reading and swimming in the clear,... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually haven't stayed here yet, but I can't wait until I get to! I was booked for a 2 night stay next week. Due to extreme weather and flooding in my hometown all flights have been canceled and roads are closed so I can't get to another airport. Because it's so close to my arrival date Booking.com said I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love love tropical getaways, this is our first visit to Costa Rica. Hotel El Velero is right on the beach filed with Palm trees, birds, iguanas, and if you're lucky, you'll see some off the neighborhood monkeys playing in the trees. This hotel is NOT a resort, so don't be so quick to judge, it's a... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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34 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here because it's on the beach and close to the airport. The rooms are comfortable, but the amenities could be updated (the towels and bath mats were frayed and had holes, the bed spreads were also pretty dated and of questionable cleanliness). But the staff, especially the bar/restaurant staff, were very pleasant and helpful during our entire stay.... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a little overpriced and a bit old-fashioned but it is on a beautiful beach. The rooms were clean and nice but the real selling point is how it is situated into the beach. Tables in front of the hotel and next to their nice pool are literally on the beautiful Playa Hermosa. The sunset and the whole... More 

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have nothing but positive reviews for the hotel and their staff. Not only are they welcoming and friendly, but will go out of their way to help. My family recently spent 1 night at the hotel before moving into a rented home for the week. We continued to go back and spend time in the restaurant /bar and booked... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a couple of days in this hotel and really enjoy it. Really good for the price, comfortable and clean. Also very quiet. The experience of being in front of the beach is great. I do recommend it.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a solid, 3-star hotel. Pros - the LOCATION! You're literally right on the beach. Playa Hermosa is clean and small (~2 km in length) and the water is warm, pretty clear, and safe. Also, we found that the beds were clean, and the room was bug free (ok, I'll fess up - we found a couple of mosquitoes,... More 

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Jungles of Costa Rica
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend this hotel to those who want to enjoy a tranquil, almost empty beach (tiny waves, like a swimming pool) and who don't mind staying in a friendly but dated hotel. The staff for the most part were very friendly and helpful. They have "on the beach" massages, decent breakfasts, old style tiled pool (bit small) but very... More 

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59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I bring a large group to Costa Rica each year to do service work in the area. I want very Costa Rican experiences for my travelers...not luxury. El Velero is perfect! It is an older hotel, and as such, some areas show their age, but you will not find a more accommodating owner or staff! Mike will work with you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Hotel El Velero, a mediterranean-style, boutique beach hotel just paces from the Pacific blue waters of Costa Rica's pristine Playa Hermosa. Hear the waves crash and breathe the clean, salty air as you relax in our seaside tropical gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Velero

Address: #1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Price Range: $87 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
El Velero Hotel
El Velero Playa Hermosa
Hotel El Velero Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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