Ratings based on 78 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Wimington, DE

Great location with ocean view

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Pros: The view, quiet location , nice spacious room and staff
Location: Clearly you need a car to get there - with the car everything is about 10 + minutes drive away. Shopping , city centers, the park .
The hotel is located off the main road of Manuel Antonio in a quiet spot with a lovely outside sitting lounge, nice pool and great restaurant location overseeing the pool and the ocean. Very friendly staff and good food + happy hour (buy one get one free) every day !!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 3, 2016 by HotelCalifornia, Hotel Management
Thank you so much @Revital. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Come back soon!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from france

Hotel accueiĺlant

Posted Jul 22, 2016
Pros: La vue la chamgre spacieuse et le petsonnel
Location: Tres bien situé au calme et proche du centre de manuel antonio.
Personnel tres sypatique chambre spacieuse avec une vue magnifique sur le pacifique
Comment from Hotel Management
by HotelCalifornia, Hotel Management
Merci beaucoup! Nous sommes très heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour avec nous. Nous espérons vous revoir!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted May 12, 2016 on Hotels
this would have been OK for $60
Comment from Hotel Management
by General Manager, Hotel Management
We are trully sorry you didn't have a nice experience with us. We have a new management and lots of improvements are being made. Please, let us make it right for you next time you're around. Even if you don't stay with us.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Denver

Average hotel to spend the night

Posted Apr 6, 2016
Would only recommend when rooms are on sale. No shade around pool. Breakfasts good. Had to move from one room to another - air conditioner too small to cool room. Not a place to hang out. Access to hotel was by a rocky, dusty road. Signage almost hidden. Bar and restaurant not always open.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 9, 2016 by Mrs. Dupek Suka , Hotel Management
Thanks, we are taking this in consideration for the future of our hotel. We recently changed management and we take very serious this comments so we can improve in the future and give the best service possible.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Florida

Great location stupendous view!

Posted Mar 1, 2016 on Orbitz
Beautiful building. Great room. Excellent view of the jungle and ocean. Very reasonable cost. Highly recommend! Only downside is scary treacherous entrance. Poor signage directing you to the hotel. We loved our stay there!
Comment from Hotel Management
by HotelCalifornia, Hotel Management
Mary, thanks so much for your kind words. We are working hardly to make the road better. Also new improvements are comming. Internet in the rooms and much more. We hope to see you again.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from fort frances ont

Nice quiet place with toucans

Posted Feb 20, 2016
Nice stay! Quiet and comfy! Good breakfast. Great small pool!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 3, 2016 by HotelCalifornia, Hotel Management
You are so sweet Jeff. Thanks for choosing us. We really hope to see youo again.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Un peu loin de tout

Posted Feb 4, 2016 on Hotels
Point négatif, vous devez monter une pente a pied jusqua l hotel. Point positif le transport 300 colones vers la plage ou quepos.
4 out of 5
by Maria J

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Feb 2, 2016 on Hotels
4 out of 5
by Sergio from Alajuela

En general muy agradable el hotel

Posted Jan 27, 2016 on Hotels
La entrada desde la carretera cuesta encontrarla, deben poner un rotulo grande. Buena vista hacia al mar. Las habitaciones muy amplias. El personal es muy agradable y servicial.
Comment from Hotel Management
by General Manager, Hotel Management
Muchas gracias por sus amables comentarios Serigio. Esperamos tenerle de vuelta pronto. Cuando lo haga, verá que tenemos muchas mejoras. Llámenos para contarle de una promoción super especial para este mes de las madres.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Beautiful view, wonderful owner.

Posted Dec 24, 2015
The hotel is a high end three, large enough to have a varied staff but small enough that the owner herself is often present. Meet her if you can, she brings the "California" part in a big way. The hotel is tucked away a few hundred yards off of the main road, which makes a surprisingly big difference in terms of feeling isolated. The whole area is a major tourist zone base for Manuel Antonios National Park and can feel really crowded, which Hotel California escapes entirely. I will definitely stay there again when I'm back this way.