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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.

Rooms

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.

Restaurant

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.

Hotel California in Pictures