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Hotel California

Hotel California

Destination: Manuel Antonio

At a Glance

    • Views of the Pacific coastline
    • Halfway between Quepos and downtown Manuel Antonio
    • Large patios

Relax poolside and enjoy views of the Pacific coastline over a piña colada made with fresh pineapple at the Hotel California, nestled in the hills just off the main road that runs through Manuel Antonio.

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Hotel California's colonial-style architecture, white stucco walls with red accents on the trim match the terracotta-tile floors give the hotel a Spanish flare most featured in the open-air common areas overlooking the pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant and bar.

Halfway between Quepos and downtown Manuel Antonio, Hotel California is in a good spot for reaching activities, restaurants and attractions in either destination. A bus stop on the main road close to the hotel offers cheap transportation to both parts of town and everything in between.


Hotel California has 12 deluxe ocean view rooms, $120 in the wet season (May- Nov.) with breakfast, featuring views of the Pacific coastline while the 15 standard garden rooms, $110 in the wet season (May- Nov.), look out over the jungle that surrounds the hotel.

Standard rooms come equipped with large patios and chairs while the interiors are furnished with tile floors and tiki-style décor. Rainforest scenes depicted on the wooden bed frames match the art on the walls. Amenities include A/C, minifridge, cable, safety deposit box and coffee maker with Wi-Fi available in the hotel lobby and common area.


While Hotel California's menu isn't something to write home about (note: ignore the tortilla wrapped hotdog pictured on the menu because it's not actually listed) you'll find a couple of dishes incorporating the best of local flavors like the macadamia grilled mahi-mahi, $12, sautéed in a butter garlic sauce with macadamia nut flakes, grilled veggies and mashed potatoes.

Services & amenities

The hotel provides parking for travelers with rental vehicles. Service at the bar is friendly, though the bar itself is under-stocked. The front desk can be curt, but will still offer advice on the local restaurants and activities.

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Hotel California in Pictures