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Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

3 stars
1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Guanacaste,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
41 reviews
Great location

The location is perfect, less then 5 minute walk to downtown, across the street from the beach. You... See full review

  • resident John
  • Oct 21, 2014
last minute booking

We booked at the last minute and arrived early. Upon arrival our suite was ready and we were... See full review

  • Sugar Ramon
  • Sep 30, 2014
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)

Hotel Map

10.3046 -85.8372
Area served
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Nearby airports
Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Daniel O duber International Airport (LIR).
Area description
Located on a hill in front of the beach overlooking Tamarindo Bay, allowing for spectacular ocean views from most of the rooms and the pool and bar and restaurant.

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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:
1400
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.

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Guest Reviews (41)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brasileiro
Business
Somewhere South
Apr 29, 2012

Nice location, A bit run down

An ok hotel by Tamarindo standards. Its a pretty old hotel complex in need of a renovation. I didnt find it relaxing at all. Saw a lot of the younger crowd there having fun. A reel positive was Trevor at the front desk who was very helpful.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yuel
Business
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Apr 24, 2012

Awsome hotel and staff

The staff is very friendly, great restaurant and has the best view in town.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
kjnk
Business
ma
Mar 24, 2012

No thanks!

Disappointed with room. Toilet broke twice, water poured out of pipes underneath cabinent when you turned it on untll the floor was soaked, told management, they never came to fix it, just the toilet.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kodak
Business
Ft. Dodge, Ia.
Mar 22, 2012

Great Value

Location was excellent for value, Very peacefull poolside ocean view relaxation, Staff are very attentive and friendlly. Have a band every Fri. evening, lots of fun with salsa dancining and feel good music. Food is very good and a great value.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If Walking is difficult take a taxi. Only three or four dollars to ride

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
anonymous111
Business
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Mar 6, 2012

Best Western Sucks

The negatives : No privacy, rooms are very small, you share the balcony with everyone else, you have to close the curtains in order to change. Towels were disgusting. The mattress, I wish I didn't see it! The hotel looks like from an episode of locked up abroad where they exchange drugs. The positives: The staff was very nice, they try to help you every way possible. The view of the ocean is nice. The hotel has a Friday party night so we didn't have to go out far to enjoy ourselves. Could be a problem for people that like to sleep at night.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tracy Dee
Business
Boulder, Colorado
Feb 29, 2012

First visit to Costa Rica

I must preface this reveiw with a few words about Tamarindo, Costa Rica. My husband and I stayed from 2-21-12 - 2-28-12 in #102. There is no central water treatment system in town, the walking for anyone can be treacherous and there are numerous serious trip hazards. It was 95* and 30 mile an hour winds everyday b/c it was the dry season. There was blowing sand on the beach and not a lot of shade. With all of this in mind, the room was sufficient. The shower was weak, but worked. The electricity seemed to go off for an hour in the morning everyday which means the AC went off, but there was AC. I would say that this hotel was above what others in the area are providing, but this is not Maui so don't get your hopes up! You must remeber that everything taken to Tamrindo is virtually hand carried there so anything in way of convience is as Martha says, a good thing. The best part of the experience is that everyone is extremely mellow and accepting. The worst exierence at this hotel was the Friday night Monkey Bar situation which is advertised as Salsa (Ladies) night but sounded more like dance/rap music played at severely loud volume until 230 am. They even gave us a letter under the door warning us of the event. I would say that this hotel was more for younger people as we are in our 50's. You must also remember that the Tico way is unhurried, mellow and very easy and it is defintely a refreshing change from the American way of thinking.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Witch's Rock/Joe's had better than average service/menu as many of the areas 50 restaurants were quite relaxed in providing American standard service. We found that if you said "Oye" to the waiter they would actually pay attention to you. It is very close to Vista Villas by foot. Again beware of no sidewalks, speeding cars, serious trip hazards.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andy20112011
Business
Ca
Jan 9, 2012

Nice

This hotel was nice and not over priced. Located right across the street from the beach made the location perfect. Staff was very friendly. Hotel is attached to a resturant by the pool which was rad.

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
Missy33
Business
Michigan, USA
Dec 27, 2011

On the way down!

The staff is not very helpful. Many staff members have an attitude. They tend to have many problems with the wifi, and all the staff says that it will be fixed in 20 minutes and that never happens. The rooms smell old and a have a damp smell. The restaurant is okay food, but for the price it is not worth it. One has a better chance of going into the town to get American like food for a cheaper price. The only good thing about this place is the view that overlooks the ocean from a distance. I would never stay at this place again. For the price and name attached to the hotel such as Best Western, this hotel is everything but the best.

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

Business

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Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Alvaro
Business
Costa Rica
Dec 22, 2011

Dont expect to much

Basic hotel. You get for you pay. The hotel needs some repairs. Don’t expect something luxurious. Don’t have kids pool. The pool and the entire hotel are old. The food it’s good, but the restaurant/bar looks more than a bar. The neighbors are working in the next door, expect some noise. The "lobby" it’s a very small office in the parking lot entrance. Friendly staff and manager. Good for surfers. Our car was hit by other, but nobody was responsible. Not security cameras. Good if you want to save money. The beach its 150 meters front the hotel, just at the other side of the road. Good location.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel its in Tamarindo town. You can find many places to drink and eat for all the budgets, banks, supermarkets, rent a car, etc. Many things to do. People from many countrys. A good place for fun.

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Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
My gal
Business
Palm Springs, CA, USA
Dec 19, 2011

Great View

Staff tries real hard. Great location. Large suites, wonderful pool. Families and surfers welcomed.

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

Business

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