Ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by mario

Just OK

Posted Jun 25, 2015 on Hotels
The people where nice and only stayed for one night. The hotel is a little dated and can use an upgrade.
2 out of 5
by Paulo Barboza from San José Costa Rica


Posted Sep 23, 2014 on Hotels
A pesar de haber hecho la reserva con mucha anticipación creo que me dieron la peor habitación que tenían, la única al frente de la piscina, por lo tanto era imposible descansar por la bulla que hacían por un lado al frente en la piscina y por otro lado a la par en la lavandería que dicho sea de paso es el mismo lugar donde preparan el desayuno (en un sartén encima de la lavadora), que además no sabia absolutamente a nada por lo que el segundo día salimos a desayunar a otro lugar, al igual que otros huéspedes del hotel que nos encontramos en el lugar donde fuimos a desayunar, definitivamente un lugar para no repetir!
4 out of 5
by Lea from Westchester County, NY

Better than expected

Posted Jan 12, 2014
The location is great, across the road from the quiet section of the beach. The walk to town is only a couple of minutes. Although the rooms are simple they are sparkling clean. If you like a luxurious room, you should look elsewhere. But for us they were functional. The walls are a bit thin, and we notified the night staff when our neighbor blasted the tv. The night staff notified the guest and we were able to sleep in peace and quiet. Communication with the reception was at times tricky. English was not spoken by the night staff, but we took it in stride and had fun teaching English. All the staff was friendly and helpful, they tried hard to make sure everything was ok. If you stay at Hotel Pueblo Dorado you will truly feel you are in a foreign country, and to us this was a great plus combined with a bit of adventure.
2 out of 5
by Eddie from Australia

Don't stay here!

Posted Jan 8, 2014
Pros: it is off the path of tourists.
Location: Tamarindo is a surf village - nothing more - perfect for the regular american tourist - as there very few local food establishments.
Hotel is noisy, small and not worth the money. Unless you surf - do not waste your time in Tamarindo (Try Playa Conchal instead - which is much more a holiday location).
3 out of 5
by Ricardo from Rio de Janeiro

Otima Localização

Posted Jan 8, 2014 on Hotels
Pelo custo não podemos reclamar. O café da manha deixa a desejar. Formigas inofensivas no quarto. Para quem busca dormir em um lugar honesto e barato, atende as necessidades.
5 out of 5
by Ana from Guatemala

Good hotel in a very good spot

Posted Jan 3, 2014
Pros: Yummy breakfast with selection of fresh fruit, cereals, eggs or sausage, quite, and clean.
Location: Close to the stripe beach, and good restaurants...
I stayed here with my family over New Year's. It is a nice hotel, nice staff, and not in the strip but close enough to walk. (And far enough to have some quiet time) They have a walk through the beach right in front and good restaurants around.... Would definitely go again!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Dec 24, 2013
1 out of 5
by M

Horrible place, AVOID!

Posted Jan 18, 2013 on Hotels
Unfriendly service. We staid there for too long and it partly ruined our vacation. All the other hotels that we staid in Costa Rica, were really nice, had excellent service and were half cheaper! But here the service was just so unbelievably rude. Front desk woman speaks english, but I don't think she understands it very well. Before we booked this hotel, we slightly laughed at the comments like: "the front desk lady, she did not smile". But after a while it really got innoying: front desk, cleaning ladies and other personal looked unhappy and they had long days at work. Do not go there if want to have a nice vacation. Unpolite service and very expensive for what you get!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler


Posted Sep 27, 2012 on Hotels
Habitaciones con todo lo necesario pero un poco estrechas. Se vuelven incomodas si la estancia es para mas de 2 personas. Servicio muy bueno.
2 out of 5
by Nature Lover from Washington DC

Think twice....

Posted Apr 14, 2012
Book there if you don't have any other options, it's a budget hotel. The room was small and had just the basic necessities. The only part that was positive was its location. It is located in the touristy area of Tamarindo close to shops and restaurants on the main strip.