The Preserve at Los Altos4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
There is nothing wrong with this hotel, per se, but it just wasn't the experience we were looking for..The very spacious suites (2500 sf) looked rather cold and corporate in the photos, and when I got there, it was just as I expected. It wasn't quite American luxury, and it wasn't an authentic Costa Rican experience...it was an awkward blending that didn't really work. The reason you stay in Manuel Antonio is for the wildlife, and because this is a high rise building, you don't get the cute experience of moneys on your balcony, iguanas on your doorstep...and it was expensive! I overpaid, about $450/night...which would be fine if you had three couples, but for just our family of four, it was too big. Also, we found that the beach was not really a swimming beach and not really accessible. Pool was nice & staff was helpful...just wasn't my cup of tea.
Since we have 2 teenagers, we need a space. So I found Los Altos Beach Resort/Condo Hotel. It was just perfect for us. When the elevator door opened, we could not believe our eyes, because we had a penthouse. We didn't have to look for a room, when the elevator arrived it was our room. A huge living room and dining room and 3 spacious bedrooms!!! The view was amazing too.We could not expect more. My husband and kids were very happy. The hotel stuffs were very nice. The food in the restaurant was good but expensive.
Los Altos was in a great location within walking distance of many restaurants. The rooms were very spacious...the elevator opened directly into your room. The staff was very friendly, remembering your name. The pool was beautiful; however, the beach was a little rocky so I didn't spend any time there. Beautiful...I would recommend to others.
This was our first visit to Manuel Antonio (2nd time in Costa Rica). This condo/hotel is the nicest place in the area, hands down. The hotel is at a high elevation, located on the main road-- however, from the entrance on the main road, the property slopes downward toward the ocean paralleling the road toward the Parador. There are several good places to eat within walking distance. We rented a car, however, taking the bus from this hotel is very convenient (we did it one day). It stops near the entrance of Los Altos and takes you to Espadilla Beach (the public beach), the National Park or even all the way to Quepos for 150 colones (about 40 cents). There is a small grocery store not far away. The accommodations are fantastic. If you want a lot of space, you'll have it: three beautifully appointed bedrooms and bathrooms. The living area and kitchen were well-appointed. The kitchen could have used more utensils, but for having snacks or light meals it is adequate. The restaurant "Karolas" on site is open-air and has a lovely hilltop view of the ocean over the pool area. The breakfast included in our room rate was great (eggs, rice/beans, pancakes, fruit, juice, coffee). We had dinner one evening and the food was good and the service very good. The pool is clean and a good size with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. There are two hot-tub-like pools, as well as a shallow pool suitable for little children. There is a bar at the pool and you can also order food from the restaurant. For the best view, request a room in the side of the building away from the road and purchase the highest floor you can afford. We were satisfied with the location of our room third floor in the building closer to the road (we could see the ocean over the parking area), however a prettier view would have been from a higher floor or from the other side of the building. We loved this hotel and would definitely stay here again.
Best hotel ever- beautiful- and HUGE rooms- you may think you are booking a 1 BR but you are not- it is a luxury 3 BR apartment with balconies galore. a great staff, pool area, and restaurant to boot. designed beautifully- i want to decorate my home like this hotel. i never wanted to leave it was so nice.
- Free full breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located within a 5-minute walk of Finca Naturales Wildlife Refuge, The Preserve at Los Altos is within a 15-minute stroll of ADR Adventure Park. This 4.5-star condo resort has 26 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a full-service spa, and a private beach. In the mountains, the condo resort is also close to La Playita and Biesanz Beach.
Free full breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
The 26 air-conditioned condos feature kitchens, 2 bathrooms, and balconies. There's space to spread out with 3 bedrooms, living rooms, and dining areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and safes are also standard.
Guests of The Preserve at Los Altos enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for CRC 89000 per vehicle roundtrip. 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 beach condominium resort include a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.