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Hotel Manuel Antonio
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United States
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59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Best location in the area”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Excellent location right across the street from the public beach. Appreciated a room with balcony facing the ocean. The hotel itself is dated and the rooms could use refurbishing. Breakfast was included, and nothing special. We had trouble adjusting the air conditioning in the room (with 95 degrees outside, we were very appreciative of it).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

The Hotel is at the end of the road, just a couple minute walk to the beach and some awesome sunsets, it so convenient to the area, the owners are very pleasant, the bus to Quepos stops right in front, prices are reasonable, the restaurant is great, I just love to have a cup of coffee in the morning and listening to the surf break on the beach.

Room Tip: I like the ones facing the beach on the second floor, avoid the other side
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We found this hotel after driving around a bit and stayed for 3 nights. If you pay cash they give you a better price. Very very good location as the entrance and exit for the park is right next to the hotel. We saw others that had to drive down the hill to get to the beaches and park and parking was just a mess.
The hotel itself seemed very clean considering the location. The hallways were mopped a couple of times a day, and we got new towels/sheets everyday.
Only downside is having to drive to the hill to go to restaurants, but other than that was great!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

You cannot beat the location and value of this quaint little family owned hotel which is literally steps from the beach and the Manuel Antonio National Rain Forest. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the ceviche in the cafe is superb. Don't waste your time on a $60 "Monkey Tour". A family of monkeys visits the cafe every day between 4:30 and 5:00. Buy them some bananas and you'll have new friends for life!

Room Tip: Second floor rooms on the beach side have an incredible view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Cariari, Costa Rica
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great location right at the exit of the National Park. Great parking in the back, clean rooms, and reasonable prices for rooms. No swimming pool was a negative, but you are across the street from the beach/ocean. The price, parking, and location are the reasons we stay here.

Room Tip: Ocean view
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Milford, Connecticut
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I stayed here back in 2010 for school and I had a blast! The hotel is located right on the beach which features tiki bars and awesome surfing! The owners of the hotel were so nice and helpful. I would most def stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

My friends and I stayed here recently, and it was pretty incredible to be able to step outside our rooms and practically be right on the beach everyday. We asked for rooms with ocean views, which the hotel was happy to give us on such short notice (we had literally called the morning of to escape from a horrible hotel in another city). Our rooms were clean, had hot running water, and had A/C. The rooms weren't anything particularly spectacular, but for the price and the close walk to the beach, I would definitely stay here again. There's also wi-fi in the lobby and a restaurant next door, but I wouldn't recommend eating at the restaurant--there are plenty of better places along the beach to eat at.

The guy who worked at the front desk was awesome. We were waiting for other friends who flew in a week later than us to arrive and had some difficulties communicating with them to figure out when we should check out of the hotel. However, the guy was so nice and accommodating about what day and what time we needed to check out. He even offered to look after our bags behind the lobby desk after we checked out so we wouldn't have to carry them around with us as we waited for the rest of our friends to get to Costa Rica. As we left to go meet with them, he told us not to hesitate to call if we needed anything else while we were in Manuel Antonio.

Basically, it was a great view, great service, and a great time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Manuel Antonio
Address: End of road, across from beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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