Ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Best View in Samara

Posted Jun 23, 2014
With its unique architecture and location, the Mirador is a very special place in Costa Rica. The appartments and rooms are very spacious. Each has a large private veranda overlooking Samara and the ocean. No american style luxury here: think of this as an authentic tica "boutique hotel" from which to take in the breeze and the incredible view. There is a nice pool and the beach is a short walk away through a shaded footpath. You can always count on the staff to provide you with friendly service. The best overall place in Samara.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Best oceanview ever enjoyed

Posted Jun 9, 2014
Unfortunately we could only stay 1 night in the Hotel Mirador, because we had another reservation the following day in a different beach. The location of this place is the best experience I ever had. From our oversized terrace having a panoramic view all over the bay and the village and we were lucky to watch some dolphins. Sound of the waves was the only thing I could hear at night, made me sleep like a baby. To get down to the beach, no car needed, I think it was not even 5 min . to get there. The owner and the staff really helpfull , gave me usefull information, my cloth washing were done from 1 day to the other. The apartment are very spacy, huge ceilings , the ocean breeze keeps it cool. We certainly will come back and at least stay 2 weeks in this hotel We would recommend this place to anyone who likes to feel at home while being on vacations. Great stay garantee
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel close to beach

Posted May 28, 2014
Pros: The view, pool, room and green space amazing.
Cons: Everything is great.
Location: Location is great beach is close. The small town and reataurants near by everything was great.
The view from the hotel is amazing . it is really a dream come true to me to be a that location. Great service , very polite people. I will go again a s soon as I have the opprtunity to travel.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

tidiness and amenities are poor

Posted Aug 31, 2013
Pros: location
Cons: cleanness
the place is located in a good location. The staff were friendly, however the amenities are not in very good condition. The place was relatively clean, but one thing that stand out was that the bed and pillows were mouldy. The spare bed had a larger mattress than it could handle and was hard to sleep there.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 28, 2014 by MAX, Hotel Management
I WANT TO INFORM ALL CLIENTS THAT WERE NOT SATISFIED WITH THEIR STAY IN MY HOTEL, LIKETHIS TRAVELER THAT DURING THIS TIME WE WERE REMODELING THE BUILDING WERE THE SKYROOMS ARE SITUATED. AFTER WE HAD FINISHED THIS WORK WE STARTED THE SAME WORK IN THE ADJOING BIULDING WERE YOU CAN FIND THE APARTMENTS. AFTER WE HAD FINISHED THIS WORK WE STARTED THE SAME FACE LIFT IN THE ADJOING BIULDING WERE YOU CAN FIND THE APARTMENTS. UNFORTUNATELY I WAS NOT ABLE TO CLOSE THE HOTEL DURING THIS TIME OF REMODELING, BECAUSE I HAD TO RESPECT SOME BOOKINGS THAT WERE MADE A LONG TIME IN ADVANCE WANT TO SAY SORRY TO ALL CLIENTS WHO HAD TO UNDERGO SOME INCONVIENIENCES THAT WERE CAUSED BY GIVING THE HOTEL A BETTER SHAPE. ALSO WOULD I LIKE TO INVITE THESE CLIENTS - IN CASE THEY HAPPEN TO RETURN TO SAMARA- TO STAY 2 OR 3 NIGHTS FREE IN THE HOTEL., SO THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THAT WE HAVE TURNED THE HOTEL INTO ONE OF THE FINENEST LODGING
1 out of 5
by april from oak creek, wi

DON'T DO IT!!!

Posted Aug 19, 2013
Pros: WE ENJOYED LEAVING THE HOTEL
Cons: KNOCKING IT DOWN AND ALLOWING SOME INVESTORS THE CHANCE TO HAVE A GOLD MINE
Location: SAMARA'S BEACHSIDE IN GENERAL IS A RELAXING ENVIROMENT IF YOUR NOT LOOKING FOR TOURISTY PLACES. ITS ALL LOCALS FOR THE MOSTPART.
I COME FROM A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY AND THAT'S WHAT THIS WAS. ALL THE PICTURES POSTED ON THEIR WEBSITE ARE ABSOLUTELY FALSE. DIRTY SHEETS DIRTY OLD BEACH TOWELS FOR THE BATHROOM AND MOLDED PILLOWS. NO A/C DOGS LAYING AROUND THE POOL DOG FECES AROUND THE POOL THAT WAS NEVER CLEANED UP. NEVER ONCE SEEN A CLEANING LADY OR A CREW. DRIVING UP TO THE ACTUAL HOTEL IS A NON PAVED POT HOLE ROAD WHICH YOU WILL NEED A 4X4 TO GET UP AND DOWN IT. JUST A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE OVERALL.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 28, 2014 by MAX, Hotel Management
I WANT TO INFORM ALL CLIENTS THAT WERE NOT SATISFIED WITH THEIR STAY IN MY HOTEL, LIKE MR.OAKCREEK THAT DURING THIS TIME WE WERE REMODELING THE BUILDING WERE THE SKYROOMS ARE SITUATED. AFTER WE HAD FINISHED THIS WORK WE STARTED THE SAME FACE LIFT IN THE ADJOING BIULDING WERE YOU CAN FIND THE APARTMENTS. UNFORTUNATELY I WAS NOT ABLE TO CLOSE THE HOTEL DURING THIS TIME OF REMODELING, BECAUSE I HAD TO RESPECT SOME BOOKINGS THAT WERE MADE A LONG TIME IN ADVANCE. I WANT TO SAY SORRY TO ALL CLIENTS WHO HAD TO UNDERGO SOME INCONVIENIENCES THAT WERE CAUSED BY GIVING THE HOTEL A BETTER SHAPE. ALSO WOULD I LIKE TO INVITE THESE CLIENTS - IN CASE THEY HAPPEN TO RETURN TO SAMARA - TO STAY 2 OR 3 NIGHTS FREE IN THE HOTEL., SO THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THAT WE HAVE TURNED THE HOTEL INTO ONE OF THE FINENEST LODGING
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Andros from San Jose, Costa Rica

Great views and relaxing jungle sounds!

Posted Jul 2, 2013
Pros: The small apartment was not that small, the view was awesome and the kitchen was well equiped. You can easily fit about 8 people there.
Cons: The Hotel needs paint and some other small touches. I think I never saw a security guard. The TV is dated and has no remote control.
Location: The Hotel is near the beach and the center town, there are many services available at short walk distance. Restaurants, markets, pharmacy.
I would've stayed there for a month! I loved the surroundings and waking up to the sound of the ocean is just great! it feels safe and you can always see police men and women around. It was a very nice experience I would love going back soon with friends and family.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Jessica

Not as advertised- Needs renovation

Posted Mar 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
At one time this might have been a nice place to stay, but now it is run down. The swimming pool was not swimmable, there was a sewage smell in the bathroom that seemed to be drafting up from below. The was no kitchenette, just a little electric burner, no pot to cook in or utensils. The tiny fridge was very loud, which mixed with all the noise from the barking dog. The ceiling fan was not very powerful and since the sliding glass doors had no screens, we had to keep the doors closed at night and it got very hot in the room. The hotel safe was not attached to the wall... ended up using our own locks on suitcases to keep our stuff safe. The bed only consisted of a sheet, which ended up being fine because it was so hot and stuffy in the room. The bed had a thin foam mattress, not very confortable. The room was cleaned daily and it was a walk up the hill (but that was expected) and centrally located. On the last day the cleaning lady wanted to clean our room while we were there, so we felt very rushed even though we were not past the check out time, and I ended up leaving clothing behind. It seems like more families were living there than overnight guests. Parts of the hotel were under construction that looked like it had stopped years ago. It was not worth the price we paid.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 1, 2014 by MAX, Hotel Management
I WANT TO INFORM ALL CLIENTS THAT WERE NOT SATISFIED WITH THEIR STAY IN MY HOTEL, LIKE JESSICA THAT DURING THIS TIME WE WERE REMODELING THE BUILDING WERE THE SKYROOMS ARE SITUATED. AFTER WE HAD FINISHED THIS WORK WE STARTED THE SAME WORK IN THE ADJOING BIULDING WERE YOU CAN FIND THE APARTMENTS. AFTER WE HAD FINISHED THIS WORK WE STARTED THE SAME FACE LIFT IN THE ADJOING BIULDING WERE YOU CAN FIND THE APARTMENTS. UNFORTUNATELY I WAS NOT ABLE TO CLOSE THE HOTEL DURING THIS TIME OF REMODELING, BECAUSE I HAD TO RESPECT SOME BOOKINGS THAT WERE MADE A LONG TIME IN ADVANCE WANT TO SAY SORRY TO ALL CLIENTS WHO HAD TO UNDERGO SOME INCONVIENIENCES THAT WERE CAUSED BY GIVING THE HOTEL A BETTER SHAPE. ALSO WOULD I LIKE TO INVITE THESE CLIENTS - IN CASE THEY HAPPEN TO RETURN TO SAMARA- TO STAY 2 OR 3 NIGHTS FREE IN THE HOTEL., SO THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THAT WE HAVE TURNED THE HOTEL INTO ONE OF THE FINENEST LODGING
2 out of 5
by Paul and Bel from London, UK

In need of a facelift

Posted Mar 3, 2013
On arrival we had to ask for the room to be cleaned from top to bottom as floors, surfaces and insect window grilles were all very dusty .- which was carried out. All furnishings are old, tatty and basic. Patio furniture was laughable with white sheets tied over very worn cushions. Attitude of manager initially was quite unconcerned. The photos shown on the hotel's website are inaccurate e.g. the bar / terrace is closed off, and room furnishings are not as shown. The hotel is in a good position with potential, but needs attention and investment to address some of the basic problems described above.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 28, 2014 by MAX, Hotel Management
I WANT TO INFORM ALL CLIENTS THAT WERE NOT SATISFIED WITH THEIR STAY IN MY HOTEL, LIKE MR.OAKCREEK THAT DURING THIS TIME WE WERE REMODELING THE BUILDING WERE THE SKYROOMS ARE SITUATED. AFTER WE HAD FINISHED THIS WORK WE STARTED THE SAME WORK IN THE ADJOING BIULDING WERE YOU CAN FIND THE APARTMENTS. AFTER WE HAD FINISHED THIS WORK WE STARTED THE SAME FACE LIFT IN THE ADJOING BIULDING WERE YOU CAN FIND THE APARTMENTS. UNFORTUNATELY I WAS NOT ABLE TO CLOSE THE HOTEL DURING THIS TIME OF REMODELING, BECAUSE I HAD TO RESPECT SOME BOOKINGS THAT WERE MADE A LONG TIME IN ADVANCE WANT TO SAY SORRY TO ALL CLIENTS WHO HAD TO UNDERGO SOME INCONVIENIENCES THAT WERE CAUSED BY GIVING THE HOTEL A BETTER SHAPE. ALSO WOULD I LIKE TO INVITE THESE CLIENTS - IN CASE THEY HAPPEN TO RETURN TO SAMARA- TO STAY 2 OR 3 NIGHTS FREE IN THE HOTEL., SO THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THAT WE HAVE TURNED THE HOTEL INTO ONE OF THE FINENEST LODGING
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Susan

Could Benefit from a Facelift

Posted Feb 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
This is mainly for longer tern stays. These are self-serve apartments with amazing views. The equipment and furnishings are more functional than fashionable. The small pool is lovely. The steep steps to the rooms make for an arduous hike in the mid-day sun. The location is convenient to the beach and shops (5-10 min walk). The foam pads/mattresses on the beds were thin. The fan was not powerful enough to cool the bedroom making it hard to sleep given the heat and many mosquitos. The owner is friendly and can extend your stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 1, 2014 by MAX, Hotel Management
I WANT TO INFORM ALL CLIENTS THAT WERE NOT SATISFIED WITH THEIR STAY IN MY HOTEL, LIKE SUSAN THAT DURING THIS TIME WE WERE REMODELING THE BUILDING WERE THE SKYROOMS ARE SITUATED. AFTER WE HAD FINISHED THIS WORK WE STARTED THE SAME WORK IN THE ADJOING BIULDING WERE YOU CAN FIND THE APARTMENTS. AFTER WE HAD FINISHED THIS WORK WE STARTED THE SAME FACE LIFT IN THE ADJOING BIULDING WERE YOU CAN FIND THE APARTMENTS. UNFORTUNATELY I WAS NOT ABLE TO CLOSE THE HOTEL DURING THIS TIME OF REMODELING, BECAUSE I HAD TO RESPECT SOME BOOKINGS THAT WERE MADE A LONG TIME IN ADVANCE WANT TO SAY SORRY TO ALL CLIENTS WHO HAD TO UNDERGO SOME INCONVIENIENCES THAT WERE CAUSED BY GIVING THE HOTEL A BETTER SHAPE. ALSO WOULD I LIKE TO INVITE THESE CLIENTS - IN CASE THEY HAPPEN TO RETURN TO SAMARA- TO STAY 2 OR 3 NIGHTS FREE IN THE HOTEL., SO THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THAT WE HAVE TURNED THE HOTEL INTO ONE OF THE FINENEST LODGING
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Bo

best ocean view in town

Posted Jan 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel Mirador's location is hard to beat, 2 short blocks from the beach, restaurants, etc. with a fantastic ocean view from your balcony. It is a short climb to get there, so you must be mobile, but it's definitely worth the effort and is good exercise. The owner was very friendly and accomodating.