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Pension Playa Samara

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Lobby lounge
Outdoor pool
Deluxe Triple Room, Private Bathroom | 1 bedroom, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen | 1 bedroom, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Pension Playa Samara

Pension Playa Samara

2.5 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
75m Oeste Casa Paraiso, Playa Samara, Samara, Guanecaste, 5655

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSamara Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationCarrillo Beach9 min drive
  • Popular LocationBuena Vista Beach16 min drive
  • AirportNosara (NOB)71 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Samara, Pension Playa Samara is near the beach. Safari Surf School is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Nicoya Peninsula and Samara Beach.

What's nearby

  • Samara Beach - 3 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 9 min drive
  • Buena Vista Beach - 16 min drive
  • Playa Barrigona - 30 min drive
  • Playa Barco Quebrado - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 128 min drive


  • Lo Que Hay - 3 min walk
  • Falafel Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Gusto - 4 min walk
  • Casa Maxou - 4 min walk
  • Roots Bakery & Cafe - 4 min walk

About this property

Pension Playa Samara

Property highlights
You can look forward to free breakfast (local cuisine), a poolside bar, and a garden at Pension Playa Samara. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • An area shuttle, an area shuttle, and smoke-free premises
  • Multilingual staff, concierge services, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All 14 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, as well as thoughtful touches like free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Separate sitting areas, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 4 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Pension Playa Samara Hotel
Pension Playa Hotel
Pension Playa
Pension Playa Samara Hotel
Pension Playa Samara Samara
Pension Playa Samara Hotel Samara

Frequently asked questions

Does Pension Playa Samara have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Pension Playa Samara?

As of Dec 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Pension Playa Samara on Dec 9, 2022 start from $32.12, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Pension Playa Samara pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Pension Playa Samara?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Pension Playa Samara?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Pension Playa Samara?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Pension Playa Samara located?

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nicoya Peninsula and Samara Beach. Buena Vista Beach and Carrillo Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Pension Playa Samara and receive a full refund?

Yes, Pension Playa Samara offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Pension Playa Samara cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 48 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 54%
Rating 4 - Good. 17 out of 48 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 48 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 48 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 48 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
2 Days in Samara
Had a great time at Pension Playa Samara. The accommodations was very comfortable and the beds were great. The hotel is one block from the beach with awesome restaurants all in walking distance.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Gordon, Bethesda
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quiet. Reasonably priced. AC worked great. Fridge and burners were all in working order. Beds were comfortable. Good value.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Valerie Levier
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pension playa Samara was a fantastic place to stay at. Very well located, close to the beach but not in the middle of noisiness. Facility is simple but clean and confortable. The staff are so helpful and will book a variety of excursions upon request. The pool is clean. They lend you towels for the beach as needed. Many Tico come to this hotel so you really soak in the culture. Breakfast is traditional and delicious. I highly recommend and hope to return if I ever have to occasion again.
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great cheap option in Samara
This place has a nice ambiance, comfortable and quiet. 4 minutes walk to the beach, and within 5 min walk to dozens of restaurant. Highly recommended.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed our stay in Samara so much that we stayed 2 extra nights. The town is chill with great food and Pura vida vibes! Not too touristy, but still lots to do. The pension is a little older and outdated, but the staff is wonderful and the amenities are good. They were so helpful and friendly! There’s a great pool, games, AC, hot water, and a great substantial breakfast included. We had everything we could need for a great time at a fabulous price! We’d love to come back.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice spot
This place is nice. Basic but the price reflects that. No hot water
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021