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Located in Carmen within a 5-minute walk of El Carmen Beach, Hotel The Place is within a few miles (5 km) of Santa Teresa Beach. This 3.5-star hotel has 9 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Cocal Beach and Hermosa Beach are also within a 30-minute drive of this Santa Teresa hotel.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 9 individually decorated rooms provide coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. In-room massages are available.

Property features

Guests of Hotel The Place enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a library. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle at scheduled times for CRC 50 per person one-way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This hotel also has a garden.


  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Pool bar

Renovations & Closures

The property is closed between 15 September and 01 November.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Santa Teresa hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times is offered to guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Total number of rooms - 9 
  • Library 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Year Built 2000 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel The Place offers 9 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 
  • Ziplining nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Debit cards not accepted

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

No pets or service animals allowed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: CRC 100000 per stay
  • Shuttle transfer per adult: CRC 60 (one way)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 50 per person (one-way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Place
  • Hotel Place Mal Pais
  • Place Mal Pais
  • Hotel The Place Costa Rica/Mal Pais
  • Surf The Place Hotel
  • Hotel Place Santa Teresa
  • Place Santa Teresa

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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