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“Great Hospitality” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel California
New York City, New York
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140 reviews
104 hotel reviews
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“Great Hospitality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

Beautiful place in the hills. The staff is lovely. We met Edgar at reception and turns out he is a naturalist. Some of my group hired him for a tour of the park. They said he was incredible.

The bed is super comfortable. The AC is fantastic. The pool and restaurant area is nice. The cost to get into town in $4 and to get to the beach is $8. If you don't mind the rides back and forth, you should consider staying here. It would be hard to walk anywhere from this location.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Greeted, helped and served by one the friendliest hotel staff I have ever met. By the end of the stay - they felt like extended family! Great recommendations for all the activities, and for navigating the area. Hotel is nestled up in the beautiful rain forest setting - before entering the room we saw a family of friendly monkeys swinging through the trees. The room was spacious, comfortable and had quiet modern air conditioning. The beautiful view of the ocean and tropical setting from the balcony topped it off! Food is good - and they were in the process of changing the menu with a recent hire of a chef from the Four Seasons. The hotel is a slight distance to the beach, but personally prefer to have a place that I can retreat to after a full day of activities. Hotel California helped make the stay in Costa Rica a pleasurable and memorable experience! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Great place! We had a large clean room with a balcony that looked straight out at the ocean. A/C, coffee maker, refrigerator and walk-in shower were great features. Conveneient outdoor restaurant has good food and service. Very young and cute staff that helped us with activities, taxis and our plane ride back to San Jose. No complaints. I'd recommend this place to friends and family.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

I was in room #22. Double beds, balcony, free air conditioning, tv with > 80 channels, welcome bath kit with loofah sponge and soap. There is coffee and a fridge. More counter space in the bathroom, but no fan to reduce humidity; good water pressure and had hot water. Safety deposit box in the room closet. Restaurant is expensive to eat at. Pool was nice, no shade when sitting in the chairs though. Super nice views of the ocean in the common areas. About 5 minutes to town, but had to walk along a gravel road to get to the bus stop. Bus fare was 250 colones.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Ajax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

We stayed at this hotel as part of our G Adventure Tour and it was pretty good. We had a separate little "hacienda" type room, which was nice. It also had the softest mattress I have experienced in Costa Rica (so far...). The pool was a great temperature, but the hot tub was tepid only. The food was a little pricey compared to the local Sodas, but was very good. Happy hour was 2 for 1 drinks from 4-7pm! The hotel is about $4US from Quepos and $6 US to Manuel Antonio.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Property: 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
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 48 Hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price range (per night): RM383 - RM1,055
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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