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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with free breakfast and free valet parking


This family-friendly El Castillo hotel is located on a lake, within a 5-minute walk of Arenal Eco Zoo and Butterfly Conservatory. Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Arenal Hanging Bridges are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a rooftop terrace, and a children's pool.

Room Amenities

All 16 individually furnished rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and Select Comfort beds. For a bit of entertainment, LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Castillo del Arenal features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

This Art Deco hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request), a beach shuttle, and a theme park shuttle. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A total renovation of this property was completed in September 2014.

Hotel Castillo del Arenal is a smoke-free property.

  • Airport transportation - pickup (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Children's pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free long-term parking 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 12 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Free pool cabanas 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Restaurant 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 16 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1995 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking, Free self parking, Free valet parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Down comforter 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Individually furnished 
  • LED TV 
  • Minibar 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower only 
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress 
  • Turndown service 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 9:30 AM.

Fusion Grill - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Safari on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Motor boating on site 
  • Rafting on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Ziplining nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child under 5 years old stays free when using existing bedding.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Pets allowed (no fees)

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 180.00 per vehicle (one-way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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