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Surf Inn Hermosa
Reviewed June 14, 2010

Easy to find, centrally located, great food, beautiful view and great waves right out the back yard! We stayed on site for most of our trip, only taking a few small day trips to sight see. The Surf Inn has a great restaurant on the top floor giving the best view of the beaches on all of Hermosa. You are also within 1/4 mile walk of many other great restaurants to add some variety. The pool is uniquely designed as part of the hotel and feels great after I nice sunburn on the black sand beaches. If you're a surfer that you probably know that you can score dry barrels on any head high day (which it was for our entire trip!) Mike is a great surfer with a TON of local knowledge of other surf spots in the region. He may even take you to his secret spot! The rooms are like no other. New, modern furniture with an open full kitchen with an island. Tile floors, cold a/c, wireless internet and cable tv (if you happen to be inside for any amount of time.) It is a nice area but the have a night guard that watches the property. I think this is mainly to watch the parking lot, because rental vehicles have been stolen from other hotels in the past. I never got the feeling that the place wasn't safe, but it was nice to have that extra bit of security in the back of our minds. We will be back again!!!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2010

The fish in the fish pitas is very fresh as was everything we had. The views were stellar as well.

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Reviewed January 24, 2010

Review is a bit late as we traveled right after Thanksgiving holiday thru the beginning of December. From the beginning, Christina was a pleasure to work with. Super responsive with scheduling reservations (I asked A LOT of questions) for our stay, amazingly flexible when in came to assisting with excursions, and not to mention-super hospitable. She and Mike were extremely friendly and accomodating as were the staff. The grounds were kept clean and the rooms are great with updated furnishings.

They have a restaurant on the 3rd floor with beautiful sunset views and free wi-fi. The swimming pool is great because the water is much cooler than the ocean for the perfect dip after some sun bathing. The waves were pretty steady throughout our 10 day stay. There are more surf spots within walking distance as well. This is a surfer's paradise! I would highly recommend Surf Inn to anyone looking to stay in Hermosa.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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surfinnhermosa, Manager at Surf Inn Hermosa, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Thank you for your review of Surf Inn Hermosa. We appreciate it and hope to see you next time you come thru Costa Rica. Pura Vida.

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Reviewed January 1, 2010

been to C.R. several times but this was the 1st with Christina and Mike at Surf Inn. my wiffe and i renewed our vows { a surprise for my wife that Christina helped me arrange}. they were both very accommodating and the room was very clean and updated. there is a restaurant on the 3rd floor overlooking the ocean and the food there is wonderful, esp the mahi-mahi with the vanilla cream sauce. we would highly recommend this place to any of our friends and we will definitely visit here again. the workman's

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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surfinnhermosa, Manager at Surf Inn Hermosa, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Thank you for your review. We really enjoyed hosting you all and were blessed to help you renew your vows! Hope to see you on your next trip back to Costa Rica. Pura Vida.

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Reviewed December 10, 2009

This hotel is in a beautiful location, right on Playa Hermosa. The staff and owners were super helpful and attentive. They were very helpful and flexible in setting up tours and excursions for our group. The room was spacious, we had 7 people in our group and we fit very comfortably. The room was very clean and the furnishings were modern and comfortable. The room had huge sliding glass doors that led out to a patio that faced the beach, so you could wake up and see the beatiful veiw of the beach everyday. The view from the 3rd floor was also spectacular. I used the free WIFI everyday, that was a big plus! The cafe (on the third floor) had great good! The supplied umbrellas and beach chairs in the room for your personal use, which I was very happy about. The pool has a nice waterfall, it was always clean, cool, and refreshing. I also thought the grass in the back by the beach was a major plus since the sand gets really hot there. My entire experience here was excellent....very relaxing!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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surfinnhermosa, Manager at Surf Inn Hermosa, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you were happy with our staff and had a relaxing vacation. We hope to see you next time you visit Costa Rica. Pura Vida.

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Reviewed December 2, 2009

Needed to get away and relax. This is the place!!! The room was comfortable, the views were beautiful, the food delicious, the surf the best. Can't wait to get back

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2009

I found out about the surf inn hermosa on cfl surf.com and then emailed them to see if they could set up a vacation for my family. The owner Christina set everything up for me from the transfers to and from the airport and every thing else. This vacation was stress free, no work on my part. The website of the hotel doesn't show how nice it really is, the views from the balcony are outstanding. I will definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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surfinnhermosa, Owner at Surf Inn Hermosa, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

Thank you for your review and for recommending our oceanfront units. We are blessed to be able to offer them for our guests and to offer a cheaper option in our studio units. While they are not as nice as our oceanfront units, they are a great option for budget travelers providing prime location on the main surf break here in Playa Hermosa. Most of our guests enjoy the studios for a good night's rest and then head out to surf during the day or hang out with the locals at the nearby restaurants. These studios are all about location and because of the location, we chose air-tight sealed windows so one can get a good nights rest keeping sound and insects out.

Since we receive a wide variety of guests: we have an open Housekeeping Policy. Some guests do not want anyone ever entering their room; other guests would like a light housekeeping and other guests would like a full daily cleaning. I am sorry we fell short on communicating our policy, but will take your feedback and implement a written policy on display in the rooms. We do provide trash bins outside and trash bags for guests to remove their own trash.

Thank you for your feedback on the lighting, I will look into options for different window coverings to provide more natural light and see if the installation of ceiling fans in the studios would help air flow.

Once again, thank you for your feedback. I really appreciate it and hope you enjoyed Playa Hermosa and the rest of your trip thruout Costa Rica.

PURA VIDA
Christina

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Additional Information about Surf Inn Hermosa

Address: 200 meters south of Escuela Pochotal, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Hermosa
Price Range: $100 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PURA VIDA Costa Rican getaway, ideally situated in the heart of Playa Hermosa. Surf Inn is located oceanfront at one of Playa Hermosa's most consistent surf spots. These rentals consist of: two 2 bed/2 bath ocean front condos and four furnished studio apartments which are just steps from the beach. Each room features a queen size bed with individual bunk in custom designed bed frames. The front lawn is a popular spot to sit and watch the mesmerizing surfing going on out front. On-site owners & great staff assure attention to detail during your stay. Playa Hermosa's Restaurants and Bars are all within walking distance. Jaco Beach is a 5 minute Taxi Ride away. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Surf Inn Hermosa Hotel Playa Hermosa
Surf Inn Hermosa Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa

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