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Marbella Surf Inn

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Overview of Marbella Surf Inn

Marbella Surf Inn

3 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPlaya Cementerio15 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaya Coco16 min walk
  • Popular LocationPitahaya Beach4 min drive
  • AirportTamarindo (TNO)61 min drive

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About this area


Located in Marbella, Marbella Surf Inn is in a rural area and near the beach. San Juanillo Beach and Nosara Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Nosara Wildlife Rescue and Safari Surf School. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ziplining.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Playa Cementerio - 15 min walk
  • Playa Coco - 16 min walk
  • Pitahaya Beach - 4 min drive
  • Playa Azul - 10 min drive
  • Playa Manzanillo - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 111 min drive


  • Soda Victorias — 4 min walk
  • Tiki Hut Bar & Restaurant — 4 min drive
  • La Sodita — 16 min drive
  • Ancient People — 16 min drive
  • Hotel Restaurante Playa San Juanillo — 16 min drive

About this property

Marbella Surf Inn

Family-friendly hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool
This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and a children's pool. All 6 rooms offer room service, ceiling fans, and showers.
Marbella Surf Inn offers 6 accommodations with ceiling fans. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

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

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: USD 5-15 for adults and USD 3-6 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Outdoor pool
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Garden


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower

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Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 15 for adults, USD 3 and USD 6 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 250 per person (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Marbella Surf Inn
Marbella Surf
Marbella Surf Inn Costa Rica
Marbella Surf Inn Hotel
Marbella Surf Inn Marbella
Marbella Surf Inn Hotel Marbella

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 15 reviews
5 - Excellent 27%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 15 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 15 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 15 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 15 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The owner of this hotel is nothing short of amazing. He will help with any arrangements. The hotel is such a fantastic price, superb food - the pizza "wow". Go and check this hotel out.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice, mellow, beach-rural spot.
For my first 2 nights in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, this was perfect. Great host, casual food / bar ambience, nice pool. No pushiness...but they had everything I needed. Marbella is a very rustic, rural village - next to some world-class surf beaches. This is a great place to stay.

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice the middle of nowhere.
This review should be two separate reviews, one based on the hotel and one on the location. The hotel is brand new and it has nice amenities such as a good resteraunt, good water pressure, nice pool area and gorgeous rooms with satellite tv. I would rate the hotel a 5 out of 5. Our issue was with the location. It seemed to us that it was more central but it is about 18 km on a gravel road that during rainy season is very rough and one of the other access roads was completely washed out. This hotel is truly in the middle of nowhere and we found it very difficult to get to. There are no resteraunts in the area (though the hotel food was very good and reasonable in price). If you are wanting total seclusion this place is for you. We were hoping to have this as a home base but the roads and location didn't allow that. The staff was friendly and the owner was accommodating but it didn't quite work out for us. We wouldn't stay there again and actually decided to cut our trip short one night.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable stay not too far from a lovely beach
Large, clean, modern rooms with kitchenette, well kept grounds, and a great pool. Open rancho area had potential but was always playing news on the t.v. which took away from the desired vacation ambiance. A short drive to the beach, not really walking distance away. Beach was lovely though not good for surfing while we were there. Well kept grounds and mostly friendly staff. Would stay there again.