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Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel

1100 Camino Principal | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel staff was friendly, and clean room. Found giant ants crawling at night. I had an adjoining room and the occupants were noisy and woke up at the crack of dawn making more noise! I got only 4 hours of sleep. Place is convenient across the beach and walk to 2 local bars. I'm not sure I'd pick again unless... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Pueblo Dorado hotel for a week while I was at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp (which owns the Pueblo Dorado). The hotel was clean and very attractive, with surf-themed artwork throughout, and a nice courtyard pool for lounging, away from the bustle of traffic on the road through Tamarindo. We felt safe and welcome throughout... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

This is a 3-Star hotel. I gave it an excellent rating due to the overall value. I had signed up for a week of Surf Camp at Witches Rock so did not plan to spend much time in the hotel room. I was looking for a clean, quiet place to sleep for a low cost and that is what this... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We had trouble agreeing on a rating for this place. Rooms are small and basic (but very clean). Location is at the far north end of the main drag through town so you have a 10-20 minute walk to get to the center of things (but the hotel is away from the noise and retail activity). There's no restaurant on... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Witch's Rock just bought this hotel late last year. Needs work but it was affordable. Beds need replacing, very squeaky when you turn at night (at least in our room). Mattress a little stiff and thin (and I like a firm mattress). Pool is wonderful and staff is amazing. All Joe's staff are amazing. Have never been disappointed with service... More 

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Grossgmain, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

as i got stuck in fully booked out tamarindo, this was my home for one night... 95$ for a Double room was nevertheless too much. breakfast was in another bar, which was 5 min walk away... quiet and clean rooms though

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Issaquah, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Stayed here for a week while surfing with witchs rock surf camp. Hotel is nice and clean. The rooms are a little small but two queen beds worked fine. The pool is much bigger than the one at the main hotel. It's about a 5 minute walk to the main hotel which is not terrible but a slight inconvenience since... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We found this gem because our hotel in Samara ended up being a nightmare so we decided to hit up Tamarindo (old faithful!) The night watchman checked us in. He was warm and friendly and we had fun trying to understand each other. He spoke little English and our Spanish is not quite fixed yet. Pueblo Dorado is perfectly located... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This review isn't about the staff or the room. The staff are nice, and the room is spare, but comfortable enough for a week of surf camp. The problem comes on Friday night - this hotel appears to be next to a nightclub/bar, and the noise is unbelievable on Friday night. After surfing all week, I was exhausted and just... More 

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Lion's Head, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I don't write reviews, EVER as it would be taking from my playing time but before my trip to Costa Rica in November I looked at the reviews for Pueblo Dorado because I was not going to be staying right at the camp as it was full, so I was curious what people might say. Of course the people that... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel, you can simply enjoy your vacation between rest & beach, partake in an adventurous tour or sign up for one of our 5 STAR surf programs. Enjoy our simple rooms away from the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo but still be close enough for a quick walk to enjoy a night out on the town, some amazing food from all over the world, or a day of shopping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel

Address: 1100 Camino Principal | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $61 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pueblo Dorado Surf Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Tamarindo
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