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Overview of Pension Playa Samara

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Outdoor pool
1 bedroom, free WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, free WiFi, bed sheets

Pension Playa Samara

2.5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSamara Beach19 min walk
    Popular LocationCarrillo Beach6 min drive
    Popular LocationBuena Vista Beach16 min drive
    AirportNosara (NOB)56 min drive

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Quadruple Room, Private Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Premium Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

No guest room rating
  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Economy Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom

No guest room rating
  • 215 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Large Twin Bed

Premium Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen

5/5 guest room rating
  • 484 sq ft
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Double Beds and 1 Twin Bed

Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Economy Double Room, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Triple Room, Private Bathroom

No guest room rating
  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

About this area


Located in Samara, Pension Playa Samara is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Samara Beach and Carrillo Beach. The ARA Project and Safari Surf School are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Samara Beach - 19 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 6 min drive
  • Buena Vista Beach - 16 min drive
  • Playa Camaronal - 17 min drive
  • Playa Barrigona - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 138 min drive


  • Restaurante Casa Esmeralda — 5 min drive
  • Ahora Si! — 5 min drive
  • Bar Rest el Ancla — 5 min drive
  • Marisqueria Colochos — 5 min drive
  • Roots Bakery & Cafe — 5 min drive

About this property

Pension Playa Samara

Hotel with free breakfast, near Samara Beach
This smoke-free hotel features an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free breakfast (local cuisine), free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite. All 14 rooms offer free WiFi, sitting areas, and room service.
Pension Playa Samara offers 14 air-conditioned accommodations with ceiling fans. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • 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
  • No elevators

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • 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.
  • 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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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 4 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
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.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 55.00 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 and cash

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

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.
How much does it cost to stay at Pension Playa Samara?
As of Apr 17, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Pension Playa Samara on Apr 18, 2021 start from $30, 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.
Does Pension Playa Samara have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
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 - 10:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Pension Playa Samara?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does Pension Playa Samara provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 55.00 per person applies.
Where is Pension Playa Samara located?
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Samara Beach and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Carrillo Beach. Buena Vista Beach and Playa Camaronal are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 27 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 27 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 27 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 27 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 27 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really liked the open-air seating areas. Breakfast was good but simple. Staff is very helpful with planning excursions. Great location - close to the beach and downtown restaurants/businesses. Pool was murky so didn't use it. Appreciated the outdoor shower to wash off sand before heading into room. There is a lot of variation between room amenities - it would be nice if the website explained which rooms are upstairs because those are my preference.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
It was a lovely place. Jocelyn is an excellent hostess. The amenities are stark, but just perfect for a small little hotel. One could use a blanket in the room, and maybe some updated sheets. Otherwise, all was lovely.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cozy hotel, great location, couldn't get any better at this price!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

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