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“In the middle of nowhere”
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Hotel California
Ranked #29 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
CANADA
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“In the middle of nowhere”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Nice hotel, in between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Not much in the immediate area. It is a good enough place to stay, but know that it is inconvenient.

The room was nice, it had a balcony was clean, but seemed disorganized when we went to check in.

There was AC in the room, needed with the temperatures in the area!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

I found this hotel because of a groupon, and it was in the area where my friend was getting married. Upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised by a staff that was more than helpful. The front desk staff checked us in quickly, and walked us to our room. Within the first 5 minutes we saw monkeys jumping from tree to tree and we knew that we were going to be happy here!

The pool area was small, but uncrowded. Most of the time there were just the 2 of us here. Breakfast was included, and although simple, it hit the spot. And they even had a pool side happy hour.

The views were unmatched, and the beds were comfortable. Not super deluxe, but very comfortable.

I would stay here again without hesitation.

Room Tip: Higher floors give you a better water view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Tualatin, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed the last couple of days at Hotel California between Manuel Antonio and Quepos. It was the highest quality and very attractive hotel on our G Adventures tour. Spacious, comfortable, clean, with A/C and nice touches and good beds. The staff from reception to the pool restaurant/bar were all friendly and attentive. We ended up spending more time here than expected because it was so resorty and relaxing, with a nice pool and good food and beverages.
Muchas Gracias!

One small quibble: the wifi didn't reach our room.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stratford, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Hotel California was a very pleasant surprise at the end of a long day on our tour bus. A bit of an adventure, just getting off the main road, where we had to exit the bus so it could get up the sharp and steep turn to the road to the hotel. Room was clean and spacious. Nice to have air conditioning, since the temperatures were getting warm. Pool area and bar attendants were good and the pool itself was fun. Breakfast at the pool...nice! The igauna that crawled around and into the breakfast bar was a nice touch. Great view out to the ocean over the trees from our room. Overall, good place.

Room Tip: Be sure that your tour bus unloads on the flat surfaces either above or below the reception, and NOT...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wallkill, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Make sure to catch the perfect end of a day and two for one happy hour. Also beautiful tappas, great price and quality, like fresh tacos, burritos, and ceviche! Awesome sunsets! We will definitely return, just ask directions a little hard to find.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Our group of 9 with G Adventures stayed here January 2013. Room was large, mini fridge, a/c, and patio. No ocean view but it didn't matter. Very clean, however a/c was a little noisy. Nice pool and jacuzzi. Open air restaurant had a great ocean view and food was excellent. Service was great. Monkeys on the balconies were a bonus! Two minute walk to bus stop, and ten minute bus ride to Manuel Antonio Beach and National Park.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed here at the end of a trip around Costa Rica. The hotel is up a steep road a bus ride from the village and park. The room was good, the food and service excellent. Our group of 6 had virtually exclusive use of the pool.
The bonus item is the sunrise walk up the hill which allows you see troops of monkeys.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel California
Address: | 200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel California, Ocean View hotel !!! Great place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions. Located in beautiful Manuel Antonio with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean from our 12 Deluxe rooms and mountain view from our 15 Standard rooms.Our rooms are very comfortable & spacious with complete privacy, balcony, air conditioning, satellite television, telephones, hot water and mini- refrigerators.The hotel features a variety of services including honeymoon packages, surfing and sport fishing, canopy tours, Estuary Tours, White Water Rafting, Sailing Tours and can arrange for any other activities you might be looking for during your vacation in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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