$48 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 30, 2015 Check-out: Jun 2, 2015

Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

3 stars
View map of 1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Guanacaste,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
45 reviews
A Surfer's Dream in Tamarindo

We had an amazing time at the Best Western Vista Villas! The location was perfect for us because we... See full review

  • Madelaine A.
  • Jan 24, 2015
GREAT TRIP

We had a great first trip to Costa Rica and overall a good time. See full review

  • Surfer1
  • Apr 20, 2015
Find sprawling beachfront villas and nightlife near Tamarindo

The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers guest rooms and kitchen-equipped villas on the beach in Tamarindo. The Golden Coast location of the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers easy access to Guanacaste's many water sports, like diving and sport fishing, and eco-tours to surrounding national parks and wildlife preserves. Downtown Tamarindo, just a short walk from the hotel, offers restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. This Costa Rican property also has a bar and restaurant on-site and free Wi-Fi access in guest rooms.

Highlights
  • Located on Tamarindo Beach, just a short walk from town
  • Large swimming pool with swim-up bar
  • Close to great surfing and protected beaches
  • On-site surf shop and gear rentals
  • Pre-arranged Spanish classes available (fees apply)
Rooms

The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers 17 guest rooms and 16 spacious villas with one, two, or three bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and balconies. Guest rooms have double beds or pairs of twin beds, and villas have varying layouts depending on size, accommodating up to eight guests. All accommodations have color TVs, safe boxes, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi Internet access, and most have ocean views and private verandas. All villas come equipped with full kitchens, including microwaves, refrigerators, sinks, coffee makers and toasters.

Features

The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers affordable beachfront accommodations and activities packages just outside Tamarindo. Primarily a surf lodge, this family operated hotel has an on-site surf shop and offers trips, gear and board rentals. (It's also where the acclaimed surfing documentary "Step into Liquid" was filmed.) The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas also features an ocean-view swimming pool with a waterfall, swim-up bar and an open-air poolside restaurant. The on-site Monkey Bar is a famous local nightspot that has hosted spring break TV shoots, and where music and tropical drinks flow freely.

Transportation
  • Daniel Oduber International Aiport, Liberia (39.2 mi/62.7 km)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose (154 mi/246.4 km)
Attractions
  • Witch's Rock Surf Camp (0.1 mi/ 0.2 km)
  • Las Baulas National Park (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Playa Grande (10.8 mi/17.3 km)
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (12.7 mi/20.3 km)

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Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas Rooms

CORONA SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Corona Suite Ocean View offers queen bed and 2 single beds with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, crockery / cutlery, disabled facilities, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, kettle, full kitchen, laundry service, microwave oven, modem / data port connection, radio, refrigerator, safe in room, shaver in bathroom, stove / oven, telephone and toaster. Largest one bedroom suite complete with living room, full kitchen and dining room, with ocean view and balcony. Bedroom has double bed, while living room features a couch which is also 2 daybeds. Air conditioned cable TV. We can add a roll-away bed to sleep an additional person.
TROPICAL SUITE PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW
Tropical Suite Partial Ocean View offers queen bed and 2 single beds with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, crockery / cutlery, disabled facilities, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, kettle, full kitchen, laundry service, microwave oven, modem / data port connection, radio, refrigerator, safe in room, shaver in bathroom, stove / oven, telephone and toaster. One bedroom suite, complete with living room, full kitchen and dining room with ocean view and private patio. Bedroom has double bed, while living room features a couch which is also 2 daybeds. Air conditioned cable TV.
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW
Standard Ocean View Room offers a queen bed with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, laundry service, safe in room and telephone.
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW
Standard Garden View Room offers 1 queen bed with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, laundry service, safe in room and telephone.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Night club
Dining
Free breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

SALSAS RESTAURANT
The restaurant, Salsas, offers home-cooking with seafood, pizza and more. And there's always a good time to be had at the Monkey Bar. World famous Ladies Night on Fridays draws crowds from all over to hear Salsa band and take in the local culture with dancing.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
45 out of 45
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Surfer1
Business
N/A
Apr 20, 2015

GREAT TRIP

We had a great first trip to Costa Rica and overall a good time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Madelaine A.
Business
Charlotte
Jan 24, 2015

A Surfer's Dream in Tamarindo

We had an amazing time at the Best Western Vista Villas! The location was perfect for us because we were a short walk across the street to the beach, and a short walk back when we were done surfing! We stayed in a room that had a partial ocean view, and the view was amazing. Our room was great for the two of us, but also great for a family with small kids who wouldn't mind sleeping in the living room area. We saved a lot of money having a kitchen to make lunches, but still enjoyed the nightlife and restaurants in Tamarindo. They also have a party Friday night that it seems the whole town comes to, we had a great time but if you are looking for a relaxing Friday night request a room farther away from the pool area. We also enjoyed the continental breakfast, there weren't hot options but we thought the crepes were great and had plenty of choices to fuel us for a long day of surfing. Not to mention the views from the pool/restaurant area were truly breath taking. One thing I noticed was that there were a lot of children at the pool most days. The staff was great!!! We came home from the beach everyday to a clean room, including having all of our dishes done for us which was an unexpected perk! I've stayed in Tamarindo at another place and we had issues with the shower going from hot to cold randomly, but not at the Best Western! We enjoyed nice long hot showers! Overall, this was a great option for people looking for an affordable place, without sacrificing location and great service!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CAROLA A.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Nice place, across the street from beach.

We truly enjoyed our stay at Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. Our room was a Tropical Suite, room 301. The view to the beech from there is amazing, and it is only a 5 minute walk to the beach. The Villa was very clean and well equiped to be able to prepare your own food. You can also walk to the restaurants near by. My only very small complain is that the air conditioner in our room took a while to cool down, but once it finally worked it was fine. This room is also very close to the bar and I wouldn't recommend it if you have small children. Just pick a room further away. Other than that, it was very worth it for the money. Tamarindo beach is gorgeous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

In Costa Rica they will take American Dollars pretty much everywhere. If you exchange to local money, just do a small amount for tolls. Other than that, they will gladly take your dollars.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CAROLA A.
Business
N/A
Dec 16, 2014

Nice place, across the street from beach.

We truly enjoyed our stay at Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. Our room was a Tropical Suite, room 301. The view to the beech from there is amazing, and it is only a 5 minute walk to the beach. The Villa was very clean and well equiped to be able to prepare your own food. You can also walk to the restaurants near by. My only very small complain is that the air conditioner in our room took a while to cool down, but once it finally worked it was fine. This room is also very close to the bar and I wouldn't recommend it if you have small children. Just pick a room further away. Other than that, it was very worth it for the money. Tamarindo beach is gorgeous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
resident John
Business
Tilaran CR
Oct 21, 2014

Great location

The location is perfect, less then 5 minute walk to downtown, across the street from the beach. You do not hear the noise of down town. The service is very good, friendly, and they speak English. The downside is the rooms are very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Food is very good, and a good cheap happy hour

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Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sugar Ramon
Business
Aspen, Colorado
Sep 30, 2014

last minute booking

We booked at the last minute and arrived early. Upon arrival our suite was ready and we were allowed to check-in early. Very pleased with the service. The continental breakfast was the best that I have ever had. Fresh tropical fruit, warm banana bread, mango juice, and of course Costa Rican coffee. We sat down just minutes before they were to close and ad plenty to eat and plenty of time to enjoy the wonderful ocean view !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Across the street is the beach. Just down the street you will find some great" hole in the wall" restaurant's ( PK,s" I think was the name) as well as a famous Surf Camp and great bar on the beach !

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Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sugar Ramon
Business
Aspen, Colorado
Sep 29, 2014

Tamarindo

Great room, staff and breakfast. Nice location in Tamarindo close enough to everything from nice resturants to great surfing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Aqua Discoteque for a fun night out!

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Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PF TRex
Business
San Jose, CA
Aug 25, 2014

Good hotel, great deal!

I stayed at this hotel last week for a girl's getaway trip. The rooms were small, but clean. I had a fantastic view of the ocean from my balcony. The hotel also has free wifi, a nice swimming pool and friendly, helpful staff. This hotel is also very close to downtown Tamarindo and only a 2 minute walk to the beach. Their complimentary breakfast could be better (cake/toast and fruit), but overall, I enjoyed my stay and would definitely stay there again if I was working with a small budget.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out Pangas and The Coconut restaurant for some delicious fine diving. Wanna go cheap? Look for Rosa, who parks her car on the main road and sells delicious home-made Tican food from her trunk everyday around noon.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KrystianP
Business
nj
Aug 6, 2014

fantastic family geataway

nice place and beautiful time. only problem continental breakfast is not too good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jim and Chrys
Business
Colorado, USA
Mar 17, 2014

tamarindo vista villas

This place fit my idea of the perfect island condo with just the right amount of funky. We had a postcard view of the beach, loved the bar and patio complete with gorgeous sunsets. The beach offers plenty of variety with sections for surfers and strollers alike. Beach access is just across the street! Special recognition goes to Wendy at the front desk. She had taken the tours and gave us great advice while juggling phone calls and multiple guests. Two highlights of our visit were the trip to Nicaragua and fishing on the river with a local fisherman. We feasted on fish we caught that morning, expertly prepared and presented by Pacho, the hotel chef. I will never forget that. You will not find a better staff. Thanks also to Susanna, Sharom, Hazel and Gliel. We will be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take advantage of having some of your meals at the condo, bring small quantities of spices. We bought a few groceries and refreshments at the store.

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