Ratings based on 67 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Rogelio Martinez from Costa Rica

Great place to forget about the world and recharge

Posted May 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
I go to this place about twice a year. It is inside a 4,000 plus acre complex including a JW Marriott, Beach Club and luxury homes, plus a wonderful Golf course. I actually own a lot in the complex, but have not built, yet. I have two kids, 2 and 4, and they love the place. The beach is fantastic, bit it is about 2 km away. Now, if you want to party, the nearest town is about 20 minutes a way. Cabs are from 20 to 50 dollars each way, depending on how good you negotiate. shuttle from the complex starts at 35 for 4 people, 45 for 6 people. If planning on going to the nearby town of Tamarindo more than once a day, it may be better to rent a car.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

A really nice place to enjoy with friends and fami

Posted May 11, 2014
Pros: The beaches
Cons: The cleaning of the rooms, specially in bathrooms area
Location: very good
The place was really good, specially for the beautiful beaches. The staff very kind.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Marko from San Jose

Great for young couples with kids

Posted Apr 21, 2014
Nice facilities, especially the beach club. Would recommend having a car. Bed very hard with very few pillows.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Maria

Exellent hotel

Posted Apr 15, 2014
Is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the nature and the beach. The staff of the hotel are very friendly. The rooms are comfortable and clean. 100% recommended.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Alex from Huntsville, AL, USA

Great place for a getaway

Posted Apr 11, 2014 on Hotels.com
Very nice place to take family to - great villas, nice beaches and activities. Pool house and stables are specifically worth mentioning. Car is manadatory at the facility - you need it to get anywhere.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice and clean. Great beach club

Posted Mar 30, 2014
Rooms could be updated but the rest of the hotel amenities are very nice.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Luis from Heredia, Costa Rica

Nice hotel, huge facilities

Posted Jan 2, 2014
Pros: The Hacienda is beatiful. The hotel is quiet private.
Cons: Improve ilumination!
Location: Close to LIBERIA. Far away from San Jose!
3 beaches, 2 pools, excelent for biking!
4 out of 5
Recommended
by steve fisher

close to all attractions

Posted Dec 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
they tried sending us to lava ocatal, not even close to our reseverd hotel what do you know they found us a room, then by 8 pm they found our second room. been traveling too many years, too bad they try fast ones
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jeff from New Jersey

Close to Avellanas surf beach

Posted Sep 24, 2013
Pros: Close to surf break
Cons: When you come in a group have rooms closer together and have a ice machine for guests
Location: 15 minutes from Tamarindo
Cost effective hotel to stay at near Playa Avellanas Surf Beach, Near the south gate of the resort compound so gives you in and out access to the Avellanas area. Food is very expensive at the hotel,but dining out overall is expensive in this part of Costa Rica. The hotel grounds are very well landscaped and lighted and since it is a gated resort it feels very safe. Just minutes down the road there is a place called Cabinas Las Olas which has some of the best food and drinks in the area, along with a great boardwalk access to the Avellanas Beach. Pura Vida
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Rafael from Allen, TX

Great Family time at Hacienda Pinilla

Posted Aug 12, 2013
My family and I stayed in Hacienda Pinilla, at La Posada Hotel, for five nights in Aug 2013. We had a wonderful time. Hacienda Pinilla is gorgeous, with thousands of acres of open fields and trees. There are three main built areas: the JW Mariott, Hotel La Posada, and the Beach Club. The Beach Club is the place to be during the day, with a beautiful pool and right across from Avellana Beach, one of the best of the area. La Posada is about a 5 minute drive. The hotel has shuttles, but it's easier if you have a car. La Posada Hotel itself is pretty quiet, at least it was when we stayed. It has its own pool and restaurant. It's great for a quiet family vacation. but it's close enough to the Beach Club if you want more activities. Another option is to drive to Tamarindo, outside of the Hacienda. it's about a 20 minute drive. Well worth it. It's the main hangout place in the area. It has a ton of cool restaurants and a beautiful beach. Lots of shopping too. In summary, Hacienda Pinilla is a great place for a family vacation.