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Fort Myers, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good hotel. You have to trek a little by car but the view is worth it. The staff is great! Rooms are very clean and the complimentary breakfast made to order is really good. Free wifi also. Good value for the money and they'll even book a tour for you.

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Costa Rica
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55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I hesitated to write this review because we are thankful that your manager helped us with a late reservation and we also thank the guard at night who was very kind an helpful on our arrival. We are in the hosting business and we want to help, not by writing an "average" review but to give you some info, I... More 

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2 Thank Pablo-finco
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We looked at many hotels in the area and booked online, not knowing the area well we wanted a clean hotel away from the crowds and close to the park. The road up the hill to the hotel caught us off guard and we weren't sure what to expect. We arrived and got a double room which was spacious but... More 

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3 Thank Karenmagnuso
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Hotel California wasn't my favorite hotel in Costa Rica, but it fit our budget. It was clean and the staff was friendly - but I'm not sure I'd stay here again whenever I make it back to Manuel Antonio. It was in close(ish) proximity to the national park and beaches which was a big plus. You do have to drive... More 

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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed in hotel California for 2 nights. You have a nice sunset view from their bar and from dorm rooms, cocktail happy hour between 16 and 18h, you can ask towels to take with you to the national park beach , note: for breakfast you will need to choose between 4 different breakfasts (f.e. American which includes egg and tortilla,... More 

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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us. We work hard to give you the best experience possible. Being in the tropics is a challenge to be completely free from some little animals, but we will keep doing our best to achieve it. We also want to thank you for your kind words and good insight that will allow us to... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Im torn about this place, because the rooms were big and we finally had a large bed. The AC was good, we had a coffeemaker in the room and a mini fridge. The bathroom was small (and why does nobody have shelves in hotel bathrooms?? that must be a given when people bring their own stuff...) and the shower as... More 

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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words and thoughtful observations. As a new management we keep improving many things at the hotel. We hope to see you again so you can enjoy your visit even more. More 

Racine, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel during my study abroad experience and loved it. The hotel was very clean and the staff was so friendly! The views during breakfast were phenomenal and we even had a great view of the sunset at night! We also saw monkies in the morning. The pool was really clean and pretty as well. I'd definitely... More 

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1 Thank Amanda T
Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Beautiful views, friendly staff, and the restaurant is great! Stayed here a couple of days and the staff accommodated us in cooking up fresh fish we caught as well as filleting and freezing for us in the freezer until we left! The rooms are nice and the grounds are very well kept! We had a bit of a problem with... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Getting to the hotel is not that easy, but after arriving you know why. The View! it is perfect. Forests and in the back the sea. The garden of the Hotel get's visited by different wildlife like monkeys and parrots. The rooms are big. Well airconditioned. decent, but not always super clean. However, good enough. They have a restaurant. Breakfast... More 

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way north
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in Feb.. Front desk was very good to work with. I booked it through Expedia and it worked fine. The room was great over looking the forrest and ocean. Nice large balcony. Comfortable beds. Frosty AC. Clean bathrooms. Nice refreshing pool. Great happy hour. Great breakfast on the large deck. Happy guests. Toucans right... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: 200 mts east from Blue Monkey Hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: RM384 - RM1,068 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Top floor, all rooms have an awesome view for sure!”
 of 5 bubbles Karenmagnuso, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the top rooms with ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles fmarcillaud, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Great ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles Wanda_Pura_Vida, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to get a rehabbed room! Free wifi in common areas but not in most rooms.”
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 of 5 bubbles DrLinda, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are good size and have a refrigerator. But ask for a well light area of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles jojoBrussels, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
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