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Hotel Esperanza

APDO 65-5235, Playa Carrillo 5235, Costa Rica
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  • Samara-Carrillo Info Center
    5.5 km
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Family Time
We spent 4 days at Playa Carrillo. Dennys and Kari's attention... more
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 4 days at Playa Carrillo. Dennys and Kari's attention was superb, as all the comments below say. The breakfast is complete, good and well cooked, the room is very clean and comfy, shower (room 7) is huge, A/C works fine and the huge DVD collection entertained the kids at night. After the day at the beach, we spent...

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dennis and Kari made us feel very special from the moment we arrived on December 23rd until we departed 4 days later. As he promised, we arrived as guests and left as friends. The rooms were clean and charming and the beds were very comfortable. Our three kids (10,10 and 12) loved playing in the pool during the day and...

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Maidstone
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed at Hotel Esperanza for 5 nights as part of a 3 week holiday in Costa Rica. We wanted to base ourselves somewhere at the end of the holiday on the coast to just relax and chill out having spent 2 weeks touring around the country. We chose Playa Carrillo from the guide book and then the hotel from...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The four of us stayed at Hotel Esperanza for several nights. It was our last stop in Costa Rica and we fully enjoyed our days there. Dennis, the owner, was very accommodative, helpful and good person to talk to. The Hotel does not have a full size restaurant, but Dennis serves breakfast, which is included in the price. The breakfasts...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience staying at Esperanza hotel with our two small kids. Hotel is small and very family friendly. There are big and kiddie pools as well as a spa pool. All rooms are on the first level. Rooms and common area are exceptionally clean. Breakfast is included and you get eggs, variety of fresh fruits, pancakes, French...

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Very clean and comfortable. Dennis the owner goes above and beyond expectations, just to make your stay better. Very close to what must be the best beach in Costa Rica. Going to the Pacific coast? A must stay kind of place.

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Summit, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a smaller property with just seven rooms all on the ground floor. The owner, Dennis, is very knowledgeable, welcoming, and accommodating. He can and will help with tours and/or car rentals even restaurant suggestions. Breakfast was included with our room rate. He serves tea, coffee, juice, water, milk, fruits, pancakes, gallo pinto, eggs, toast. Just ask and he...

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

The owner, Dennis, goes above and beyond to make your stay truly remarkable. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the morning breakfast will not disappoint! This place is a GEM! The best beach in Costa Rica is a short 5-10 walk away - be prepared to walk uphill on the way back! I would stay here again.

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oregon
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Hotel Esperanza is a friendly, well run and very clean hotel. I stayed here for the last 3 days of my vacation and could not have been happier. Dennis, the owner, goes out of his way to make sure his guests are well taken care of. Although the rooms do not have a mini fridge (which was fine with me...

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Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 10 March 2016

You can probably get a hotel closer to the beach up the road in Samara, but I'm glad to have found Hotel Esperanza, and I'll come back next time I'm in the area. The clean comfortable room, great price, quiet neighborhood, relative proximity (about 5 minute walk) to a beautiful and surprisingly quiet beach (Playa Carillo), delicious breakfast, and the...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a family oriented hotel, welcoming singles, couples, wedding parties, families, children, and handicap guests. Being a small hotel of 7 rooms we offer a warm family atmosphere with the added bonus of having the amenities of the larger hotels. In 2007 we accomplished a total remodel including all guestrooms with European tiles and exotic Mahogany and Cedar woods throughout. The hotel also features the addition of a new custom pool and spa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Esperanza

Address: APDO 65-5235, Playa Carrillo 5235, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Price Range: $117 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Esperanza Hotel Playa Samara
Hotel Esperanza Costa Rica/Guanacaste
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“They all looked similarly comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles LeighW390, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All 7 rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles 783dmitrys, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try room #6”
 of 5 bubbles flcoyote, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are fairly equal.”
 of 5 bubbles gorge51, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are 7 rooms which increase in size from 1-7, with room 1 ( smallest ) and room 7 (largest).”
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 of 5 bubbles Rmb231, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
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