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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

The rooms were immaculate and modern with 2 queen beds, bright white duvets, a/c and wifi. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash dispenser in shower. Handsoap and lotion dispenser near bathroom sink. Beach views with great pool. Beach is dangerous and unswimmable. Lots of shells to be found. Drinks at bar overpriced. Location is isolated. Staff great. Grounds beautiful with fountains, flowers,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We were staying at the nearby Alma del Pacifico and decided to have dinner at this hotel one evening. The restaurant's ambiance was casual and although there were several diners it was not noisy. The wait staff was pleasant, courteous and efficient. The food was simple but well prepared and tasty. Prices were reasonable.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Although somewhat removed from the main attractions of Manuel Antonio Park, this quiet hotel is a hidden gem. (But if you don't want the hastle of transportation to and from Manuel Antonio, this place may not be for you. However for us, it was a great place to return to and de-stress after a day in the bustling local towns,... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you choose a beach front hotel because you like to sit by the pool where you can neither see nor hear the ocean, this is the place for you. I chose this hotel because I love the ocean and I wanted to sit on the beach. There are two broken down chaises by the beach and they were always... More 

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Garrison, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We stayed for three days at the beginning of February. Most of the rooms are free standing cottages and most have views of the water. The location south of Jaco by 30 minutes is quiet and peaceful. The beach stretches north and south for a long distance and was deserted. There are plenty of chaises around the pool. The staff... More 

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Thank HKGood
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

We stayed here for a week and found the grounds and room to far exceed expectations for the price we paid. A gentleman working there named Warren was particularly kind and looked out for us a number of times. He actually helped us attend a local festival in Parrita(which we never would have heard of otherwise) and was a real... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I stayed at the Monterey Del Mar Hotel with my family in mid-October 2011. It was a great place to get away from all the busyness from work and life in the US and enjoy the simple life in Costa Rica. The staff is very friendly, the food and drinks were amazing and the room was clean and relaxing. After... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

I just returned from a week long vacation with my family in Costa Rica and stayed 4 nights at the Monterey Del Mar Hotel. The staff was very friendly and the food and drinks were outstanding. The room was simple and clean. We went on a zip line and ATV tour that the front desk helped us arranged and those... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

My friend and i just got back from this hotel a couple days ago, a few things you should know is that its about 2hrs from san jose airport. which means you can either rent a car with a $1000 deposit or get a taxi driver to drive you for about $100 + tip. When we checked in the person... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

a beautiful looking hotel, and a beautiful view of the beach if you didnt go out and see all the trash on the beach. But the room was not for sleeping without a mask to screen out the mold and mildew even after airing it out for three hours with the door and patio doors open. The maintenance guy did... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Monterey del Mar Hotel, Restaurant & Spa is the gem of the Central Pacific Coast. Nestled between the popular destinations of Jaco and Manuel Antonio National Park, this boutique hotel offers a convenient location with the serenity of a secluded beach. The warm colors of the hotel and it's lush tropical gardens give way to a breathtaking, uninterrupted view of expansive Playa de Esterillos Este (Esterillos Este Beach).Enjoy swimming in our beautiful pool, a relaxed stroll on our cocoa-colored sand beach, go play in the waves, enjoy a delicious meal at our beachfront restaurant or ask our concierge to book an adventure tour for you. Amenities include: oceanfront rooms, elegant suites with private terraces, a beachfront restaurant with selections ranging from local fare to international favorites, spa services, air conditioning, hot water, free wifi in the lounge, satellite TV, room service and complimentary continental breakfast. As our welcome guest you are our priority. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monterey del Mar Hotel

Address: Esterillos Este Beach at The West End | Canton Parrita, Esterillos Este 6300, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Esterillos Este
Price Range: $100 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Monterey del Mar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Hotel Monterey Del Mar
Monterey Del Mar Hotel Costa Rica/Esterillos Este
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