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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had an amazing room with a view of the ocean and ate there on the first night and enjoyed the food, too. Only minus point was the breakfast buffet is only fruits, wonder bread type toast and coffee and you have to order anything else. Considering every other place we stayed provided a full breakfast on our trip, this...

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

Thanks so much for your kind words. We strive to give the best service possible. New management is working hard to achieve this.

Sarasota, Florida, Usa
Reviewed 26 December 2016

If you have to walk up to it be prepared, it is a hike!! Hotel needs upgrades but offers gorgeous view. Breakfast was slow but adequate and the squirrel monkeys visit made up for the wait. Room was spacious and quiet. Balcony pleasant.

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

Thanks for your words. We will take it into consideration. New management is working hard to improve various areas of the hotel.

Reviewed 26 December 2016

I was very impressed with my stay here. I had been a study abroad student in Costa Rica for four months, and my mom had came to visit for a week. I was nervous about her coming to see the life I had lived because Costa Rica is very different from the United States. I chosen Hotel California because of...

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

Thanks so much Kyle. We also enjoyed having you here. You know the way back! ;)

Reviewed 14 December 2016

Hotel is located around 150 meters from the main street and acces to the hotel is unpaved. it is 3 min from Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. Hotel staff is really kind and willing to make your stay as comfortable as they can. Rooms are really clean and the view is great, WiFi is available all over the hotel....

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

Mr. Arturo, thanks so much for your kind words. We will continue to work hard to keep improving.

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 18 November 2016 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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Hotel C, Gerente at Hotel California, responded to this review

Paul, thanks a lot for your kind comment. We will keep trying to improve where we can. We hope to see you again.

Costa Rica
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...

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Reviewed 14 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...

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3Thank Karenmagnuso
Reviewed 1 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...

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Reviewed 13 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,...

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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...

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...

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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.

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $98 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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