Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Doubletree By Hilton Central Pacific - All Inclusive

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Todo me pareció muy lindo. Lo que deben de mejorar es el tema de las actividades, ya que fui a realizar una que estaba dentro del horario de actividades pero no se realizó. Las instalaciones están muy bien, pudimos descansar, relajarnos y disfrutar.

Hard to beat an all-inclusive Hilton property. We paid the extra for the Premium package (your own concierge, waitstaff in your own special/private area, and wayyyyy better WiFi access even on the beach). The facility is a little shabby, but that's to be expected with as much use as it gets. Running toilet after flushing, etc.

Buen hotel de playa, servicio todo incluido dentro del promedio, habitaciones limpias pero ya se les nota su edad

Nice family hotel has improve a lot. The shows still a little cheese but not that bad

Very friendly staff, the food and the drinks are awesome! Every body is super friendly and they make you feel welcome. They also have shows at night and if you have kids or teens they have special programs for them. If you stay more than 3 nights I would totally recommend making a reservation in the Latin Restaurant, the food is amazing especially the shrimp rice or the Mexican Fajitas. Pura Vida‼️

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel but we were in the last building and there was not sufficient lighting at night. Also, there was a bad smell always in one of the corridors on the way to the eating area.

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!!

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

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.

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.......

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

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!

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!

We relaxed and walked on the beach. Too much current for swimming in the ocean while we were there. Lovely pools. Staff was polite. Good food. Pleasant and pretty, would be great for people with children.

What a wonderful hotel!!! I would love to stay again. Excellent service and friendly staff!

This hotel was nice in appearance. However the all inclusive life style not for us. the drinks were watered down with cheap alcohol. It was five dollars for an absolute drink that was small. The music played until 1am therefore hard to sleep. The rooms were nice and clean. Lots of activities. However beach you won't swim or sit on. NOT THE COSTA RICA flavor. I won't return.

The trip was great. Everyone at the hotel was very friendly. The food was excellent, I was surprised since it was buffet style. There was plenty of stuff to do everyday at the hotel, about every hour there is an event that the hotel puts on. The pools were very nice and relaxing. The rooms were very clean and we had a great view of the ocean and a pool right below us. The swim up bars were very fun and they know how to make a good drink. We went to Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Tortuga Island, and on a Zip Line trip. You can book all of these right at the hotel through Swiss Travel. The lady there is very friendly. Don't book your day trips ahead of time because some peoples tour guides never showed up. The tours were fun and you get to eat at very elegant restaurants. The tour guides were very nice. If you go on a tour ask if someone named [...] can be your guide. He was very friendly and helpful.

I would not recommend this hotel. First we had 3 different rooms the day we arrived. We paid for a queen suite and stayed in a double. The hotel says it offers 12 restaurants and bars, not so. You basically eat at the same restaurant each night. You get to eat at one specialty restaurant depending on the length of your stay. They offer only one type of beer even though the dispenser showed 3 different types. There is suppose to be a quiet pool. NOT!!! So if your looking for a place to relax forget that. They even had babies in the hot tub. I don't know about you but I'm not looking forward to getting e-coli from a child still wearing a diaper. Our room had several ants, and each time you would call for assistance in your room it took them forever to get there, and that's if you were lucky to get someone on the other end that spoke english.The food was the same every morning no variety, and the service was horrible. So if your destination is Costa Rica please choose another hotel.

[...]phone cards are only usable through their outside phone location only (very loud).great food, and drinks, staff is above average!,super clean, but don't look for any high-end beaches here, or any nightlife in the surrounding areas!

The staff were great. We were able to get around the hotel easily. We received great attention from the casino staff. The massages at the beach were phenominal. Overall, this is a great resort. You can´t go wrong.

El Roble Puntarenas Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Doubletree By Hilton Central Pacific - All Inclusive is located within a 15-minute drive of Caldera Port and Puntarenas Cathedral. This 315-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 4 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. On the beach, the resort is also within a 15-minute drive of Victoria Park and Puntarenas Pier.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Calypso, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Cana Brava with its ocean views.


Rooms

Doubletree By Hilton Central Pacific - All Inclusive's 315 rooms are air-conditioned and provide MP3 docks, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect WiFi and 37-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Doubletree By Hilton Central Pacific - All Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 4 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. A stay here includes free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Ocean View

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Doubletree By Hilton Central Pacific - All Inclusive

Everyone (6) Couples (17) Business (1) Family (3) Other (1) Friends (1)
5

very well equipped

Everyone

Hard to beat an all-inclusive Hilton property. We paid the extra for the Premium package (your own concierge, waitstaff in your own special/private area, and wayyyyy better WiFi access even on the beach). The facility is a little shabby, but that's to be expected with as much use as it gets. Running toilet after flushing, etc.

By on May 9, 2017

4

good vk

Everyone

Nice family hotel has improve a lot. The shows still a little cheese but not that bad

By , from CR on Feb 25, 2017

5

nice hotel

Everyone

Very friendly staff, the food and the drinks are awesome! Every body is super friendly and they make you feel welcome. They also have shows at night and if you have kids or teens they have special programs for them. If you stay more than 3 nights I would totally recommend making a reservation in the Latin Restaurant, the food is amazing especially the shrimp rice or the Mexican Fajitas. Pura Vida‼️

By on Apr 9, 2016

4
Everyone

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel but we were in the last building and there was not sufficient lighting at night. Also, there was a bad smell always in one of the corridors on the way to the eating area.

By on Feb 24, 2016

4

awesome vacation destination!

Couples

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!!

By on May 12, 2014

4

many fun activities

Couples

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

By on Jan 1, 2014

4

good deal

Couples

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.

By on May 29, 2013

1

don't go

Couples

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.......

By on Mar 27, 2012

4

good times...

Couples

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

By on Mar 22, 2012

4

wonderful staff and great food!

Couples

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!

By on Mar 15, 2012