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“Great food, museum experience for Washingonians, spectacular grounds and hotel! Enjoy the wildlife all around!!” 5 of 5 stars
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La Mansion Inn
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Potomac, Maryland
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7 reviews
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“Great food, museum experience for Washingonians, spectacular grounds and hotel! Enjoy the wildlife all around!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great food, spectacular decorations (especially for Americans), great character, no cookie-cutter rooms, NOT on the beach, enjoy the animals all around the resort grounds!! Owned by the former owner of DC's National Press Club. He brings movie stars and politicos to show off this fine property!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Than you David E. for this nice write-up! However, while it is true that I was a long-time General Manager and C.E.O. of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. and hob-nobbed with some of the world's most interesting people I was never the "owner" of the National Press Club. Nobody is! It is the more than 5000 members that own this, one of the world's most noble, institutions. I have been blessed tp have been part of this place for more than a decade and moved on to Moscow to open Russia's first, independent and non-profit press center. I learned a tremendous amount of knowledge about the world;s famous and "not so famous" and am proud to have played a tiny part in shaping what the world is today. The Fourrth Estate, the institution (when properly executed - which is oh so difficult) that keeps the other three Estates om their toes! It also taught me about hosting people which comes in very handy now I have my own little place in the jungle of Costa Rica!
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New Providence, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Manuel Antonio offers travelers with an abundance of options to fulfill their travel needs. We are very happy that we chose La Mansion Inn. We cannot imagine having better views at any other hotel. It was breathtaking. The best part is that we were regularly visited by all kinds of wild life (in a good way). The rooms are large, comfortable, and super clean. The beds are huge and extremely comfortable. I have great difficulties with sleep but not at this hotel! The free shuttle to and from Manuel Antonio National Park is a huge benefit as is the fact that you can order what ever you'd like from the breakfast menu and are simply charged the service fee. The majority of the staff are friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and eager to meet your desires. We would not hesitate to stay here in the future.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Patty:

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. Most appreciated! I will share this with all our staff and hope you had a safe trip home!

Harry Bodaan
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay.. The service was impeccable and what an asset Robert is to this place!! We were immediately greeted and given a tour of the property. All of the staff were wonderful, and Manuel Antonio was a great choice for our first visit to CR. We actually requested a different room (from the one they initially gave us) and Robert accommodated us no questions or problems. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
On behalf of Robert and I and the rest of the staff we thank you for your nice review. It was a joy hosting you and it makes us feel good when we find out we have succeeded! Until we meet again,

God Bless,

Harry Bodaan
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Jacksonville, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

From the moment one arrives, which is a thrill ride in itself, one is impressed by each aspect of this wonderful ' Mansion on the Hill!' Warmly greeted by the delightful young women at the front desk and then by Robert, a 'new yawk' guy who caught a dose of 'PURA VIDA' and moved to CR, who gave us the grand tour of this grand (but modestly sized) hotel. Our room was more than comfortable with a private balcony on which we were seated and enjoying a misty view of the Pacific and Antonio Manuel National Park when our complimentary cocktail arrived. Delicious appetizers arrived from room service which we enjoyed while we soaked up the wonderful atmosphere and the damp but delightful view.
A drink in the 'bat cave bar,' that's right bat cave, followed by a delicious meal and restful night completed our day.
Here sadly is where we wished we'd had more time. The park is closed on Monday's so we opted for an impromptu 'tour' with Alberto, arranged for us with the help of the young woman (of German descent) at the desk. He raced us down the hill towards the Park (better than any ride at Disney) all the while looking to the right and left for signs of monkeys or colorful birds. Other vehicles parted as he did his best James Bond impression ...only no Astin Martin. Finally a monkey sighting so we stop in the middle of the narrow road for the requisite touristo photo. MISSION ACCOMPLI!
When we got back after our 15 minute roller coaster ride we got out and as we headed to the door Alberto chased after us to return my wallet that had tumbled from my pocket in one of the loop de loops!! What a fine young man and fine staff as well.
If you looking for a day stay or much longer Le Mansion Inn would be an excellent choice.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Sorry about the Aston Martin! The car was being repaired... There will always be a next time! On behalf of all of my staff, thanks for the very nice write up and we enjoy that you had a great experience. We will be here waiting for you when you decide to come back! We are here to please our guests and realize that we must work hard to accomplish that. Robert says hello as well...

Harry Bodaan
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed at La Mansion for a week. There are only 22 rooms, so you get very personalized service. The staff and managers knew our name by the second night we were there. Our room was upgraded from standard to a junior suite free of charge. The views of the jungle and the ocean are absolutely breathtaking, especially from the pool and upper deck areas. The manager Robert was especially helpful and friendly.

We booked all our adventure tours through the hotel, which was convenient, but it did come with some hiccups. I paid a deposit for the tours when I booked them through the hotel a month before our stay, but I was then charged the deposit amount again upon checkout. Fortunately, the staff fixed the problem once I emailed them, and my credit card was refunded within a week or two. One more tour issue: the tour guides would always ask for a voucher to prove that we paid in advance, but the front desk staff at the hotel often forgot to give us one (even after we asked). This happened on three occassions, leading to some very frustrated tour guides. Just be sure the hotel staff gives you a voucher!

Other than that, I would highly recommend this hotel. This has the best view of Manuel Antonio's beaches (Playa Biesanz and Playa Espadilla) and the on-site food and ameninties are fantastic.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have never had better service in any establishment prior to our stay in La Mansion. I have stayed all over the world and this hotel is on top when it comes to value, service, and environment. We were warmly greeted upon arrival, and given a tour of the ground with a very delicious welcome drink! Our room was very clean and very spacious with all the amenities provided. Very comfortable bed and great room decor. The view from our room was breath taking. Jungle and beach all in the same view!! All this while maintaining a great level of privacy for intimate dining in the room or on the balcony. The provided breakfast was delicious and not a random cheese and stale bun buffet set up. The staff were all very friendly and willing to help in anyway. We has a flat tire which the staff changed for us without any hesitation. The pool was very clean with an amazing view of the beach. Any time we are in this area of Costa Rica we will have to stay here from now on.

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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Wow, what can I say - you make me blush! There are so many great hotels in the area and we are glad to be one of them. That said, we truly appreciate the experience you had and it was a joy hosting you.. Service, service, and service and the three key ingredients of what makes us stand out and we try to keep errors to a minimum and if we make one we try to correct them immediately.

Harry Bodaan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed at La Mansion back in February 2013. The best place we have stayed at in Costa Rica. Everything was wonderful; the staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms lovely and clean, the food was delicious. I'm a vegetarian and nothing was too much trouble. The chef offered me many choices and all were delicious. The pool and grounds were great...from the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. The views from our balcony were breath-taking. We are definitely planning to return next February. I loved the Bat Cave, very unusually. Wonderful place and people.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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La_Mansion_Inn1, Owner at La Mansion Inn, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Jan and Pat,

Thanks for remembering our little boutique Inn and sharing your fine experience. We appreciate the business and never forget that the client is "King" and who pays our salaries. Much appreciated..

Harry Bodaan
Owner
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Property: La Mansion Inn
Address: | P.O. Box 380, Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#6 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Mansion Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 5 star ocean-view hotel is located only 2 kilometers from the biologically diverse Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. Complete with roof-top sky lounge featuring 360 degree views and a genuine Cave Bar hidden inside the heart of the hotel, La Mansion Inn is truly unique. Over time, national and international celebrities have stayed at La Mansion Inn, and we look forward to welcome you to our "one of a kind" and super-friendly Inn ... more   less 
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