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Hotel Sol Samara

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed 5 nights in this hotel, and we enjoyed it very much. The staff is very friendly and service oriented. The garden is beautiful, with lots of flowers, birds and at least one leguana. The hotel is small and quiet, which we liked a lot. If you stay here, you need a car to go to Samara Beach (5-10 minutes drive), because the beach near the hotel is too quiet (for us): nobody visits this part of the beach for unclear reasons. The pool is too small to be usefull. The room itself is fine, we had 2 rooms with a connecting door, which is nice when you travel with children. The breakfast is simple but very nice, 4-5 choices. It is possible to have lunch and dinner, comparable with other restaurants in Costa Rica. We would definitely come back here!

This is a mid-range hotel at the beach town of Samara. The photos on TripAdvisor are overly stylized. It is not a fancy place, but it is a perfectly nice place to stay. The front desk manager the first night seemed more interested in his phone, but after that day the desk clerk was wonderful and the maid was delightful. The restaurant served a small but decent breakfast every day. Overall a decent place to stay.

Leo (manager) was superb. Did EVERYTHING he could to make our visit comfortable. Even accommodated when we asked for fresh caught fish for the following day's dinner. Irene (pronounced Erennee) the hotel meal prep cook/chef also tried very hard, even though her kitchen's equipment was limited. Cocktails and beers reasonably priced. The rooms were clean and comfortable, overhead fan quiet, and A/C worked OK.

The room was clean and large. The pool was very small and the grounds somewhat disappointing although there was a wide variety of tropical foilage. We stayed two nights and we had no hot water for showers either time. When we told the manager, he seemed blase and did nothing to smooth things over. The breakfast was ok, serving at 7:30 am. There are no coffee makers in the room and the hotel is far from town, so, if you want a cup of coffee before that time, you are out of luck. The property is a short walk from the beach, about two blocks. The rooster on the farm next door will make certain you rise at an early hour.

I went back to visit last week and always amazed by the quality of the service, definitely they all go beyond to try to make me feel comfortable and safe. The restaurant in the garden, candlelights, torches and a good bottle of wine invited me to spend several hours contemplating beauty of the environment and the nature. I would definitely come back and recommend it full, I am extremely picky but they reached and raised my expectations.

This is a small hotel on the edge of Samara. It is very colorful and well taken care of. The beach at Samara is only so so BUT the receptionist can help you book tours with Samara Sea Tours to do fun snorkeling or other water activities. We woke up to the sounds of roosters crowing and monkeys howling.

Stayed with family and friends and the service was great! When we got to the hotel the AC was leaking and the bathroom light was broken but it was taken care of right away. The food is amazing, place was clean and although it was not right on the beach, you just needed to take a small walk to get right to it. Leo and the staff were friendly and assisted us with every request we had and most importantly, treated our dog Dino as part of the family too. The rooms were small and so was the pool but for the price and service we received, this was not issue at all. Plus Samara and Carillo beaches were so fun we barely spent time in the hotel anyhow.

From breakfast to the warm showers and great pool. The service here is awesome and i will be back i can imagine we will be using this hotel in the future! The rooms are super cute and comfy. The pool in the back i really nice to jump into and cool of on a warm day. The garden is super cute but the rooms are quite close together and can hear most things in other rooms.

I gave a "very good" rating, but there are some aspects of this place which are not for the faint-hearted. if you don´t mind the occasional interruptions in the WiFi, no warm water in the shower and ants in the room, you can really enjoy your stay there. The rooms are, aside from these small inconveniences, very comfortable and to live in, but, as it seems to be the case in Central America, you can hear every sound from the outside. What has to be emphasized as a big plus, is the friendlyness of the staff, they really make you feel very welcome there. The food is expensive, but really delicious.

I went there with my boyfriend for a weekend, the hotel room was as showed on the picture, very clean and nice. The service was great , the food delicious everything for a very good price. The hotel is not In Front the beach but is 5 min away from Samara downtown . Special thanks to Leo and Olman.

From El Torito community 800 m East Samara Guanacaste

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a mile (2 km) of Samara Beach, Hotel Sol Samara is within 2 miles (3 km) of Carrillo Beach. This 3-star resort welcomes guests with 14 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Garza Beach is also 14.3 mi (23 km) from this Samara resort.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 9 AM. This resort is home to a family restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All 14 individually decorated rooms feature balconies or patios, minibars, and ceiling fans. 21-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Tempur-Pedic beds with down comforters ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include safes and desks.

Property features

Hotel Sol Samara features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle during limited hours for USD 220 per room one way. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and a garden.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 225 reviews