$218 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 12, 2015 Check-out: Jan 13, 2015

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific Costa Rica

4 stars
El Roble, Puntarenas, 5400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
27 reviews
Awesome Vacation Destination!

My boyfriend and I selected the all-inclusive option at this hotel and it was great! The food was... See full review

  • kberly
  • May 12, 2014
Many fun activities

We had a great time with kayaks and beach and pool. Also lived the food! See full review

  • Secky
  • Jan 1, 2014
The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific Costa Rica is a modern full-amenity All-Inclusive Resort.

This beachfront Costa Rica Hilton hotel is perfectly situated on the Central Pacific region outside the port city of Puntarenas Costa Rica.

The All-Inclusive Plan covers:
  • Restaurants and bars serving fresh international and local classics
  • Kayaking, tennis courts, beach volleyball, Kids Club, Teens Club and full activities program
  • Gratuities and Use of Land and Non-Motorized Water Equipment
  • Swimming pool with whirlpools and dedicated children and adult areas
  • Nightly entertainment, live musical shows and midnight lounge

  • Rooms
    Relax in contemporary accommodations at DoubleTree by Hilton. All the essentials and more are covered in our modern, stylish guest rooms with an array of amenities to make you feel at home. View our amenities guide and choose a room thats right for you.

    Features
    Lounge by one of several sparkling hotel pools or take a sunset stroll on the volcanic sandy beach after a stimulating day tour. For families we have pools for childrens and the Kidz Paradise with dozens of fun activities. Work out in the Fitness Center or take an aerobics class. Our resort offers a variety of land and water sports, beach soccer, tennis, ping-pong, night shows, beach and pool games, arts and crafts, a midnight lounge and Teens Club.Relax with one of our treatments at the new ocean-front Heliconia Spa.

    Enjoy our international buffet at Calypso restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and themed dinners every day or dress up for an upscale dinner at our specialty restaurants. Grab a quick bite at El Pelicano Snack Bar or the Fruit Bar or relax with friends and tropical beverages at one of our swim up bars.

    Costa Rica is full of adventures suitable for all kinds of travelers and the Doubletree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica - Puntarenas offers the perfect combination of:

  • Hospitable Service
  • Central Location
  • Contemporary Hotel Accommodations

  • Its professional and friendly hotel staff looks forward to welcoming your to the Doubletree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica

    Location
    Only 50 minutes west of Juan Santamaria International Airport, its location gives you faster access to the most important touristic attractions that Costa Rica has to offer.

    DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific Costa Rica Rooms

    JUNIOR SUITE

    Junior Suite features 1 King Bed.
    You will enjoy the vastness of the Pacific Ocean and the marvelous Costa Rican sunsets from these spacious non-smoking junior suites, located in building 2, close to the main Restaurant and the theater, and next to the main swimming pool. The oversized bedroom features a large whirlpool tub.

    In Room Amenities:
  • 300 Thread Count Sheets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection
  • Dining Table and Chairs
  • Non-Smoking
  • Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience
  • TV - 27 Inch
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Braille room numbers
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Ocean/Water View
  • DELUXE ROOM

    Deluxe Room features 1 King or 2 Double Beds.
    These rooms are located in building 3, the newest of the resort, which features its own swimming pool, and it is located in a quiet area of the hotel. Lie back on the 5 jumbo hypo-allergenic down pillows, or relax in your balcony or terrace chairs with a partial view of the ocean.

    In Room Amenities:
  • 300 Thread Count Sheets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection
  • Dining Table and Chairs
  • Non-Smoking
  • Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience
  • TV - 27 Inch
  • Braille room numbers
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Ocean/Water View
  • STANDARD ROOM

    Standard Room features 2 Double Beds.
    These rooms are located in building 1, where you can find the relax pool, and close to the main pool area.Featuring refreshing colors and your own patio with chairs, these rooms are equipped with wireless high-speed internet access (separate charge).

    In Room Amenities:
  • 300 Thread Count Sheets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Chaise Lounge
  • Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection
  • Dining Table and Chairs
  • Non-Smoking
  • Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience
  • TV - 27 Inch
  • Braille room numbers
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Patio / Garden View
  • Amenities

    • High-speed internet
    • Free parking
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Activities
    Outdoor pool
    Tennis
    Services
    Business center
    Laundry service
    In-Room Safe
    Tour desk
    Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Barber/Beauty shop
    Conference facilities
    Gift shop
    Currency exchange
    Internet
    High-speed internet
    Parking
    Free parking
    Parking
    Accessibility
    Accessible facilities

    Dining

    EL PELICANO SNACK BAR

    El Pelicano Snack Bar is Open from Monday to Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM for drinks, snacks and fast food.
    Evening snacks served from 9:30 PM. to 1:30 AM.
    CALYPSO RESTAURANT

    Calypso is the main restaurant, offers a buffet with a wide array of local and international dishes through all meal times. At night the Calypso offers our Theme Dinners where the ambience and mastery of our chefs will transport you to the most exotic places of the places of the planet. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Hours
  • Monday to Sunday 6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • CANA BRAVA RESTAURANT

    Seafood is Cana Brava's specialty. Indulge with the most exquisite dishes elaborated with the flavors of the sea, in a natural, outdoor setting. Serving a-la-carte dinner only. Included for guests with a three-night minimum stay. Prior reservations required due to limited seating, and may be made with our Guest Services Department.

    Open every other day during low season.
  • Monday to Sunday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • MACONDO RESTAURANT

    Don't miss this experience... "A Hundred Years of Latin American Flavors" at our upscale Latin American Cuisine restaurant, Macondo. Enjoy the finest culinary demonstration of our highly specialized chefs. Air-conditioned and candlelit-ambianced. Serving a-la-carte dinner only. Included for guests with a three-night minimum stay.
    Prior reservations required due to limited seating, and may be made with our Guest Services Department.
  • Monday to Sunday 6:00PM - 10:00PM
  • EL MASTIL BAR

    El Mastil Bar is a great place to relax! Serving soft drinks, wine and beer.
  • Monday to Sunday 12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
  • EL PARGO POOL WET BAR

    Swim up and enjoy a drink at the main pool in El Pargo Pool Wet Bar. Serving drinks only.
  • Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00PM
  • EL MALECON POOL WET BAR

    Swim up and enjoy a drink at the pool by our Deluxe building at El Malecon Pool Wet Bar.
  • Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • EL TUCAN FRUIT BAR

    El Tucan Fruit Bar Offering fresh fruit and smoothies.
  • Monday to Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SUNSET BAR

    Sunset Bar is located in a private pier which is the best place to enjoy great sunsets, surrounded by the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, while having a cocktail and Hors d'oeuvres. Open on weekends, subject to weather conditions.
  • Monday to Sunday 5:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1500
    Check-out:
    1200

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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    Guest Reviews (27)

    Ratings and reviews for DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Central Pacific Costa Rica

    Overall score

    3.9 / 5
    5.01.0
    27 out of 27
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4.2
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3.4
    Value:
    3.9

    78% would recommend to a friend.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    kberly
    Business
    Salem, VA, USA
    May 12, 2014

    Awesome Vacation Destination!

    My boyfriend and I selected the all-inclusive option at this hotel and it was great! The food was very good and offered many options for all. The staff was excellent, especially Alfonso at the front desk and Richard at the pool bar. We had an issue with our room, not the fault of the hotel, so I went to the front desk and spoke with Alfonso. He immediately offered me a new room, which happened to be an upgrade, and sent the bell hop to help us move our belongings. They were all great and friendly! Would definitely recommend this hotel!!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

    I highly recommend the zip lining. You need to sign up through the tour company and it is about 45 mins - an hour away, but well worth it!

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Secky
    Business
    DC
    Jan 1, 2014

    Many fun activities

    We had a great time with kayaks and beach and pool. Also lived the food!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    kellygo
    Business
    Conroe, TX
    Oct 28, 2013

    Disappointed

    This hotel has an ugly beach that is not useable. It was very crowded and there are lines to eat at the buffet restaurant. The check in line was also very long.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    2
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    1
    Value:
    1
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Elizabeth K
    Business
    Boston
    May 29, 2013

    good deal

    Big complex, lots of things to do, every night show, dance. Good food buffet. Very good gourmet food in restaurants, you need to make a reservation in advance. I hope they have nicer beach but 3 pools they have are very nice. This place is mostly for families with kids.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: In Hotel

    Seafood restaurant, fantastic food.

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Mr. and Mrs.
    Business
    Troy, OH
    Apr 7, 2012

    1st out of country getaway

    The hotet was awesome, very clean, open and spacious, the room, the staff and the wonderful food made our trip the best it could have ever been. Please keep up the great work and we'll be back to visit soon.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    1
    5.01.0
    JimVal
    Business
    Winter Garden, FL, USA
    Mar 27, 2012

    Don't go

    Got food poisining second day. Had to forfiet zip line money and never felt better until Saturday. Food is just awful.....Plain and boring........even on theme nights....If you are Spanish and like beans and rice with every meal you will be fine. Breakfast is best meal of the day. Weather was great. Pools were not clean...Front desk was very helpful. Had pharmacy send in some Pepto Bismol to help......Should have gone to Carib coast not Pacific. Music was constant up till 2 in the morning. Stay home. Go to another hotel.......

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    2
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    1
    Value:
    1
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    That's Right...
    Business
    Dallas, TX, USA
    Mar 22, 2012

    Good Times...

    Good experience. Food wasn't to great, but the experience (weather, room, activities) was great.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

    Rent a car. There is a lot to see...

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Madame Librarian
    Business
    New York, NY, USA
    Mar 15, 2012

    Wonderful Staff and Great Food!

    My boyfriend and I came to Costa Rica for a short 4-night getaway, and we were very pleased with our experience. The resort is relatively small, and there were not too many dining options, but the food that was available was tasty. There are very few vegetarian options, so prepare for this fact if you do not eat meat. I am a new convert to vegetarianism, and at one of the restaurants, I had to eat chicken in order to get any protein out of my meal (guess I can't really call myself a true vegetarian...). The staff was extremely friendly; we arrived at 1:30am and the man at the desk was extremely helpful and friendly, even in the middle of the night. There were VERY FEW guests at the resort during our trip (early March), which was both a blessing and a drawback. No crowds in the pool, but less restaurant options and fewer opportunities to socialize. We took a day trip to go ziplining through the Swiss travel group located at the hotel, and we had a great time! 25 ziplines, horseback riding, and hiking with a free lunch for only $111! One of the only real problems we had was getting to and from the airport. There is allegedly a bus that guests can take that only costs $6/person, but even when I emailed the hotel to inquire about it, they recommended taking a taxi. The taxi cost us about $100 each way... not something that made us want to celebrate. We wish the hotel had provided some sort of transportation!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

    Head into Puntarenas when cruise ships are in town... there are cheap markets. Don't buy gifts in the hotel... they are too expensive!

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    black barbie
    Business
    Brooklyn NY
    Jun 29, 2011

    Amazing vacation resort.

    It was such an amazing place. The food was grait and the pool party was a lot of fun. they have nightly show's that you CAN'T miss. The rooms are big and air conditioned. I would deff go again!!!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    mollythemobster
    Business
    Ocala, FL
    Mar 14, 2011

    Wonderful!

    We arrived for our honeymoon after dark and the hotel staff was awesome about getting us in quickly! Our room, which we booked as a "non-view" room since it was cheaper, had a huge glass window-wall with a door that opened out onto a brick, shared patio. A couple steps over some hills and sand, and we were right on the beach! The hammocks were right outside our room, too. It was the perfect spot. The room was clean. There was tile throughout, and we spent a lot of time on the sand, so it was no surprise that we tracked in a lot of sand. There were little, tiny ant sort of bugs (they were so small that I couldn't even make out what they were), but that is to be expected when the room is ON THE BEACH. We also left our door open for many hours during the day, so the four or five little things running around in the bathroom didn't bother us at all. The pillows were horrible. They were down/feather pillows, which offered no support at all. We will bring our own next time! There were a lot of activities for people of all ages. We went zip-lining and horseback riding on a day trip through Swiss Travel, which is in the hotel. It was absolutely amazing, and we definitely recommend it! We had 30 minute massages the next day which was awesome. My husband is a licensed massage therapist, and even he enjoyed it! We had our nails done, and got a great deal. He had a manicure and I had a pedicure, but she was nice enough to charge me for a mani/pedi combo, instead of charging us individually! I even got a design on my toes and she didn't charge extra for that! It was a GREAT pedicure, too! The main pool area was definitely a lively spot with lots of people and music and drinking. There was a more secluded pool that we went to a couple times, and it was a nice change of pace. Also, the area near the hammocks was far enough away from the pool that the noise didn't bother you, but you could still enjoy the sound of the waves and the birds and take in the amazing breeze. The food & drinks were enjoyable. The drinks were a little weak at some of the bars, but seemed stronger at the main bar. We weren't there to get drunk, though, so we liked being able to enjoy drinks throughout the entire day without having to be carried to our room. We REALLY enjoyed the food. There was SO MUCH! Breakfast and lunch were similar on most days, but dinner was a different theme every night. Our favorite was Argentina (lots of meats)! We also LOVED the Latin-American restaurant. One night we did a private "Romantic Dinner" in a hut near the beach. It's not part of the all-inclusive deal, but it was worth the extra expense. The lobster we ordered was gigantic. We also got flowers and a bottle of champagne. It was a neat experience. The people there are all very, very nice. There is a language barrier with a few of the people, but most are easy to communicate with. Any snootiness from the staff was likely just a language barrier. All the people that we dealt with on a personal level (scheduling our dinners, massages, day trip) all remembered us throughout our whole stay, which is always nice! The beach is definitely not a white sand, blue water beach, but that's something you have to understand. The sand is dark because of the volcanoes (from what I've been told by friends & family), which causes the water to be dark. There is definitely a strong current which causes the dark sand to be stirred up. You will not be able to get out of the water clean! There are sticks and rocks and logs and whatnot on the beach which some people consider dirty. I consider it natural and it didn't distract from the beauty at all. There were iguanas everywhere, especially outside our room, which was awesome! One day, we were sleeping under a hut by the pool and woke up to an iguana climbing on my husband (we think the iguana was trying to blend in with his swim-trunks)! All in all, it was an AWESOME experience and we are already figuring out when we can come back and bring family with us!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

    The best thing you can do to prepare yourself for an enjoyable trip is to understand the beach and the staff. A lot of complaints that I've seen are based off of information that is common sense: there is a language barrier; this isn't a white sand beach; we are ON A BEACH, which could mean beach bugs. As long as you are aware of those things and don't let them bother you, you will definitely enjoy it!

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