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Hotel Balcon del Mar

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virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location with cute pool. The food was pleasant. Fresh and tasty. Waitstaff was great. Rooms are basic, linens not as clean as they should be, small balcony off sliding glass doors. No hot water in shower, just warm. AIR CONDITIONER excellence!!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This was a huge improvement after the nightmare air bnb reservation I had. I found myself in a pinch and I needed a room quickly and I walked in and they took me. Absolutely beautiful beach views. Walking distance to everything you could want or need. Fairly priced and clean. Not customer service oriented and no elevator that I saw... More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This is probably the only place we stayed on our vacation that I will avoid next time. We booked an ocean view room and when we got there they tried to put us in a little room facing the building next door. We had to go down and get the room we paid for. Got settled in and used the... More 

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Ann Arbor
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

There are some definite pluses and minuses to this hotel. Pluses: great beachfront location, deck chairs and umbrellas, ample parking with daytime security, hotel is right next to police station, easy walking to dozens of cafes and restaurants. Minuses: showers barely trickle, not enough locks on our room door, no elevator (and no one offered to help with luggage). For... More 

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chicago
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

The Hotel Balcon del Mar is a mixed bag and hard to rate. Let me say first that Jaco was my least favorite place we stayed in our 2 1/2 week trip to Costa Rica and may have tainted my review, but only a bit. The hotel itself is located in downtown Jaco right across from the beach. The beach... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is basically an expensive hostel. The front desk staff was only helpful after we threatened to leave. The people who checked in right before us did leave. The first room we were given didn't have proper locks on the doors and there was no cell service or wifi (first floor). The A/C didn't work in the second room.The pool... More 

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Port Isabel, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We enjoyed this hotel a very much. The location is amazing, right on the ocean, among the few in the Jaco beach town. Large ocean view restaurant serves good food, seafood, South American specialties. You are able to book plenty of tours from the front desk and staff is friendly and knowledgeable. A great place to stay.

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Bath
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is in a lovely location the pool is lovely as well when you are not surrounded by badly behaved children screaming and jumping all over you. The wifi in the room is poor and spent more time not working than working and the staff were quite unhelpful. The rooms are lovely and clean with great views.

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Kennewick, Washington, United States
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was my second visit to Jaco, and this time I stayed at the Balcon Del Mar Hotel which was right on the beach in downtown Jaco. Although the location was good and the staff courteous, I can not say much more for this place. No one spoke very good English, although they were kind and friendly. My room was... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Wow, this place was clean! We had a lovely 3 days in this hotel and truly think we booked the best spot on the beach for the money. Reception was quick and employees spoke English pretty well. They showed me prices in both Colones and US Dollars. Our room was ready and spotless! Linens were new. Our room was on... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Hotel Balcon del Mar

Address: Bohio Street, Jaco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $95 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Balcon del Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Balcon Del Mar Jaco
Balcon Del Mar Hotel
Hotel Balcon Del Mar Costa Rica/Jaco
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Jaco
#11 Spa Hotel in Jaco
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
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