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“Good for a night or two but glad I didn't have to stay there for a week” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Inn on the Park
New Mexico
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64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good for a night or two but glad I didn't have to stay there for a week”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

I had stayed for a week at the La Posada Jungle Bungalows down the street and so I was pleasantly spoiled from my experience.
The last night in Manuel Antionio we needed room as we hadn't booked an extra night, so the Inn on the Park had a junior suite available. It was reasonably clean and roomy but musty smelling, the little couch bed I slept on was very uncomfortable as the middle of the mattress sank right down to the metal underpinnings. There was a cute little rear balcony overlooking the pool area but there was a heavy wooden door without a screen to get to it and sliding glass doors in the front of the room without screens as well. The air conditioning worked fine thankfully. The staff was friendly enough and the location was certainly close to the park and the beach. Although the cleaning staff make delightful little elephants out of the towels- the towels are small and worn. Tiny soaps are provided but no shampoo. Decent but you can do better for the same amount of money.

Room Tip: There are only six rooms- the 3 junior suites are good for 3 people.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank cdlune
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

This is a small (6 room) hotel located near the entrance to the Manual Antonio National Park. A basic breakfast (juice, coffee, fruit, toast, cereal) is available each morning starting around 730AM. The rooms (junior suite and master suites) are clean and neat.

Pros - the location is very good for visiting the park, rooms are clean, staff very helpful, quiet location. Master suites have a full kitchen, junior suites have a full size refrigerator. Always interesting to see what animals the cleaning staff had shaped the towels into. Small pool to cool on in.

Cons - no view of the ocean, the walk wasn't too far (beaches in the park are much better than the public beach - only issue is there is no food available in the park). Wi-Fi on the 3rd floor ranged from poor to fair - access point is located in the office almost directly below the rooms - adding an additional wireless AP on the third floor would help. In the first room (J3), had issues with the AC moved into the M3 suite. First room (J3) shower water temperature was constantly "wandering around" - cold one minute, hot the next - after moving into M3 shower water temperature remained constant. Sofabeds were beginning to show their age a bit - very soft - you didn't sit on them so much as were swallowed alive by them.

All in all - for a basic hotel that's clean, convenient to lunch/dinner restaurants, the national park, and a short walk to the public beaches, it's a good value for the price. A few minor "tweaks" to the property and it would be an excellent value.

Room Tip: If you want to use Wi-Fi, stay in J2/M2, signal fades quickly on third floor (J3/M3). Third floor ro...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ron J
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Durango, Colorado
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40 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2012

This small motel is located within easy walking from the entrance to Manuel Antonio and a short walk to the beach, restaurants, shopping, and market. Our needs were met - basic clean quiet accommodations, a pool, and breakfast for two families (8 people). Each of our large suite rooms had a full kitchen - as if... - a king bed, a pullout, and a twin. The staff, especially the day manager, was very friendly and helpful, making reservations for local restaurants and telling us where to go for supplies. He arranged a canopy tour/zip line tour with a waterfall swim and furnished extra towels for us. There is secured parking available, and once you park your car you don't really need it. We checked out early, so that we could depart immediately after touring Manuel Antonio. They let us continue to park the car on the property, and even offered us showers and towels for after! Housekeeping returned a bag that we missed. Internet service was not very strong, but sitting at the outdoor table over reception worked well enough - who wants to spend the day on the internet anyhow?

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Zinfandelista
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

Hotel is located just a minutes away from National Park and public beach, which makes it perfect for tourists. Rooms are quite old and furniture is teared down. Hotel is not very clean. Service stuff is very friendly and ready to assist. WiFi signal is weak on the top floor.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jus4travel
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Albuquerque
Level Contributor
61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

Right at the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park, within walking distance to many restaurants, beach & activities, supermarket. Large, clean rooms. Quiet at night. Fine beds; sofa bed only so-so. Good A/C. Poor wi-fi. Only day deskman spoke English. Nice continental breakfast. Small pool, just for cooling off.

Room Tip: There are only 6 units: large & very large.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank CDBAlbq
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Albuquerque
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

Booked one of the first floor suites for three nights. A malfunction with one of the air conditioners (essential equipment) was quickly handled by the management by calling in a repair technician to assist the hotel staff in the repair. Clean spacious rooms, large bathrooms with plenty of hot water, excellent service, friendly staff, and secure gated parking (essential during peak hours). The pool was small, but well maintained and great for cooling off in the afternoon. The breakfast was minimal, but adequate. The coffee and fresh fruit were excellent, while the cereal, sweet bread, and white toast with jam were available.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ckizer
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Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

This is a small property with only a few rooms and suites about 200 meters from the entrance to the park. We spent three days here. You are a short walk to the park and down the street to the beach. We had a suite on the first floor with plenty of room for the three of us. The beds were comfortable, plenty of hot water, decent wifi and a basic breakfast. One of the best things was the free parking inside the property as parking in this neighborhood is a real problem with all the park traffic.

The AC had a problem the first day and the staff was very prompt about getting a technician out to repair it. The staff was also quite helpful with information and suggestions of things to do in the area.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank denverflier
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Additional Information about Hotel Inn on the Park

Property: Hotel Inn on the Park
Address: 100 metros antes de la entrada del parque Nacional., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Inn on the Park 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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