Ratings based on 207 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from san jose costa rica

Awesome

Posted Jan 8, 2018
Just wanted to say that the experience was awesome , all the people in the staff are just so nice, the room was spacious, clean and the beds pretty nice, they have a tunnel that u can use to go the beach plus the hotel have 2 pools one in the roof and the other one in the first floor. I would definately come back!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 6, 2017
It was good, nice place, pretty close to the main entrance to the national park. Did not like the smell on the room plus the gym facilities are very old.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 6, 2017 by Dante Kim, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous, We appreciate your time and your feedback! Our continous desire of improving will correct the things described in your review. Thus gym facilities are in constant renovation, this year new gym equipment will arrive.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Milton Keynes, UK

Nice hotel close to national park and beach

Posted Nov 30, 2017
Pros: Location, staff, food
Cons: Rooms need updating and some furniture needs replacing. Just needs some TLC :-)
Location: Near Manuel Antonio National Park. Near beach, also supermarkets outside hotel. Close to restaurants and bars too.
From the moment we arrived, the staff were very helpful an friendly. Francisco on reception was great. We arrived in our room, and felt it was looking a little tired. The hotel description states it's new, but it's not. Actually it's about 7 years old. As it was late, we just went to bed and informed reception in the morning. They offered us a new room (Selva suite). The room was huge, large balcony and jacuzzi. The only problem was that the air-con was dripping. The engineer came and fixed it. For the trouble, the hotel gave us $50 credit to spend on what we wanted. We found breakfast to be good, Derek and his colleagues were very friendly and knowledgeable. Derek made us the best natural fruit juice (Mango and Papaya). There is a little tunnel which leads you in the direction of the beach, which i believe is approx 600 metres (6-8 mins away). Overall, we enjoyed the hotel, there flora/fauna are great, plus we saw howling monkeys, deer and other small animals. We would stay here again.
5 out of 5
by Meredith

Posted Oct 16, 2017 on Hotels
Great stay! The hotel and staff were very friendly and accommodating! Will definitely be back!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 18, 2017 by Dante, Hotel Management
Thank you Meredith! I was a great honor to welcome you at our Resort! We are very happy for your nice review and comment. We hope to host you again in the near future!
5 out of 5
by shannon

Posted Oct 9, 2017 on Hotels
Hotel was amazing, right next to the National Park, staff was incredible before and during the trip
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 26, 2017 by Dante, Hotel Management
Dear Shannon! Thank you very much much for staying with us at our Resort! We are all laughts happy to read your great review. We hope that we can host you again in the near future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Portland, Texas

The staff remembered my order, very impressive.

Posted Oct 3, 2017 on Orbitz
Pros: Clean, quiet and really friendly staff
Cons: nothing really.
Location: Visit the national park, eat a Raphael's, go white water rafting
We really enjoyed our time at Hotel San Bada. The staff went beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The beach was good.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 26, 2017 by Dante Kim, Hotel Management
Dear Guest! Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! We are very happy to know that our staff made your stay memorable, and we hope to host you again in the near future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from USA, La Verne, California

So worth the price!

Posted Jul 30, 2017
Our stay was amazing! This hotel is right next too the national park entrance! Also has a short 5 min walk to the beach! Mixed feelings about the Howler monkey at 5am right outside our balcony. Our slider was broken but seemed to latch and close! Staff was amazing, gym facility was well equipped and the 6th floor view and drink/sushi were awesome! I recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Manuel Antonio national park!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Dated hotel but great location to manuel antonio

Posted Jul 26, 2017 on Hotels
Very outdated hotel. Decor of room, furniture, tiles and washrooms were dated and had stains.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 8, 2017 by Dante, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback! We feel sad that you missed the greatness about Manuel Antonio and its Nature. Hotel San Bada is more than an outdated Hotel, we are a small boutique Hotel, well kept and our staff are 100% costaricans and mostly locals. We would like to share other pros that you missed to mention... besides our privilege location, we have the maximum level or leaves in terms of sustainability as part of our conservation and green program effort, we have a fitness complimentary to your room rate, breakfast is included, in coffee is provided and complimentary, wifi is complimentary, complimentary business center, 24 hrs concierge service, free, secure and gated parking... and more important we have a flat surface or terrain where the Hotel was built, so that permits all our guest to get around the grounds safely and with zero risks of falls. Pura vida!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from salinas california

Love the place

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Location is perfect and close to the beach. Staff friendly. Can see monkeys from pool.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

OK, but there are other (better?) options.

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Pros: Proximity to MA park.
Cons: Quality of food. Quality of maintenance. Lighting. Parking. Rate.
Location: It's all about Manuel Antonio (and the public beach that extends from it). MA is a great park with lots of wildlife and nice beaches.
The main advantage to this hotel is that it is immediately next door to Manuel Antonio and a short (unmarked outside hotel) walk to the public beach. It also has a good pool (no slide, if that matters to you), and the staff are friendly and mostly helpful when called upon. Otherwise the list of misses makes this property a disappointing choice that is clearly managed to a tight budget. A few items: Rooms smelled of mothballs or insecticide? on arrival. AC mostly worked. Bathroom was dark and not very attractive and the bathroom door wouldn't close without forcing it, and had what was basically exposed lumber framing on interior side. The safe is too small for anything other than a wallet or a small purse. Included breakfast buffet had good selection, but food and drink quality there and at the restaurant was just acceptable. Parking is either by reception (a short walk from the rooms), or in a very tight area next to the rooms that can be difficult to maneuver. No view of the ocean from anything below the 3rd or 4th floor - though we saw iguanas, monkeys, and deer from the balcony in a swampy bog that separates the hotel from the adjacent neighborhood. In the end, you can get a shuttle to MA from nearly any good local hotel, and undoubtedly better quality lodging and walkable dining options closer to town rather than the park. Unless you want walk-out-your-door access to MA park, and can get a room here for a substantial discount - We'd consider other options.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 10, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback! We feel sad we could not give you the memorable experience we strive here at Hotel San Bada! Somehow very dissapointed that you did not mentioned this cons during your stay, so our staff could improve it. We would like to share other pros that you missed to mention... besides our privilege location, we have the maximum level or leaves in terms of sustainability as part of our conservation and green program effort, we have a fitness complimentary to your room rate, breakfast is included, in coffee is provided and complimentary, wifi is complimentary, complimentary business center, 24 hrs concierge service, free, secure and gated parking... and more important we have a flat surface or terrain where the Hotel was built, so that permits all our guest to get around the grounds safely and with zero risks of falls. If you consider other options, please remind that what makes Manuel Antonio special is its National Park and the stunning nature. Pura vida!