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Arenal Volcano Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We loved the room, views, grounds, restaurant and pool. the solar water heat left a bit to be desired, when we asked why we had no hot water we were told it was solar but even after letting it run for 15-20 mins it was only lukewarm. we ended up sitting in the hot tub instead. luckily it did not seem like any chemicals are used so it felt great.

I have just stayed at this hotel during my visit to CR. In general a very good hotel for its category. 1. Location: this hotel is located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, close to the Arenal National Park. It is located a little bit away from the main area of the city, like 3-5km away from the stores and restaurants of the city. It is in a road that leads to the Arenal National Park. 2. Hotel: The hotel is not luxurious, but is very nice, with newer infrastructure, nice pool area, with an excellent view of the Arenal Vulcan. 3. Room: I got one a very ample one, with a queen bed and all amenities you would expect. Very clean and organized, from the room to the bathroom, with a good shower. 4. Internet: reasonable one, reaching 5Mbps Downstream and 5Mbps Upstream. It is important to mention, that I was in a room close to the main building (reception and restaurant). Maybe in the rooms farthest the WiFi could not be that good. 5. Amenities: small pool enough for kids, and the outside area was decorated with plenty of trees, flowers and plants. 6. Food: there is a fair breakfast that was included in my booking, with plenty of hot options like scrambled eggs, omelets prepared at your request, "gallo pinto" (which is a traditional breakfast in CR) made with beans and rice, panqueques, fruits, yogurt, options of cheese and hams, oat meal, and options of breads, salty and sweet ones. There is a restaurant for lunch, dinner and room service, but I did not try them. 7. Parking lot: outside parking with plenty of space, no issue there. 8. Service: people are really very attentive and very polite. They suggest you some attractions to go, they help you with directions and so on. To summarize, I strongly recommend this hotel.

Beautiful gardens.....volcano view is amazing from the terrace of our room. Staff is very attentive ..Great food excellent pizza. I recommend the one with pesto! Definitely returning to this hotel soon!

We had nothing but great things to say about our visit at this hotel. We stayed at a total of 5 hotels during our trip to Costa Rica and this was by far the best hotel we had. Amazing view of the volcano. the food was some of the best we had- i mean who comes to Costa Rica and gets better pasta & pizza dishes than back home??? the staff and everyone was so polite and and went out of their way to help.

We had initially reached out to Arenal Observatory Lodge for lodging while visiting the area but there were booked. This was one of the only other affordable options and after visiting the Lodge for hiking purposes, we were actually glad we went with the Arenal Volcano Inn due to its proximity to other amenities and accessibility. All the staff were extremely friendly and courteous. We were allowed to check in early and were greeted with delicious fruit drinks. At the time of booking only the deluxe rooms were available but for the extra money the deluxe rooms are totally worth it. They are basically small villas situated on a hillside facing Arenal Volcano. The provide beautiful views and the spacious outdoor area between villas leaves you in complete privacy. We even indulged in the pool and hot tub where many of the guests congregate in the early evening/dusk time to relax; it was quite nice. There is also complimentary breakfast included in your room stay.

We loved our stay at Arenal Volcano Inn. The hotel has beautiful gardens where you can see many beautiful birds and has an incredible view of the Volcano. The staff is very friendly. They helped us planned our day trip to Cano Negro, which we really enjoyed. We loved the restaurant, Que Rico, it has delicious food and great view.

We loved our stay at the Volcano Inn. Everyone we encountered was super friendly and helpful. We especially loved meeting Eylin at the front desk. She was the first and last person we spoke too and was so helpful to us during our 4 day stay. We would definitely go back. The food at the Que Rico restaurant was great.

We had a wonderful stay at the Arenal Volcano Inn. We were very lucky and had a clear view of the volcano and the rooms are perfectly positioned to show it off. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We ate breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and both were very good. Would stay here again.

The hotel is in a great location near La Fortuna town. The views from the volcano are beautiful. The front desk is very friendly with fluent English speakers. The restaurant is great. My kids loved the pizza.

Great rooms first class service and friendly staff. We had an amazing view of the volcano from our room and the buffet breakfast included in the room rate was very good. It the best place to stay in Arenal area for a great value.

6.5 Km NW of La Fortuna La Fortuna Alajuela

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Arenal Hot Springs within a short walk of Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Arenal Volcano Inn is within a mile (2 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna. This 25-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Also nearby are Ecoglide Arenal Park and Arenal Volcano.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy a bite to eat at Que Rico Arenal, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 25 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 21-inch TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free local calls, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Arenal Volcano Inn enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 98000 per vehicle one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 930 reviews