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Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

3 stars
1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Guanacaste,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
42 reviews
tamarindo vista villas

This place fit my idea of the perfect island condo with just the right amount of funky. We had a... See full review

  • Jim and Chrys
  • Mar 17, 2014
Great choice

Pleasant! Views were amazing! Staff and people there were very friendly! See full review

  • Toney Zone
  • Feb 14, 2014
Find sprawling beachfront villas and nightlife near Tamarindo

The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers guest rooms and kitchen-equipped villas on the beach in Tamarindo. The Golden Coast location of the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers easy access to Guanacaste's many water sports, like diving and sport fishing, and eco-tours to surrounding national parks and wildlife preserves. Downtown Tamarindo, just a short walk from the hotel, offers restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. This Costa Rican property also has a bar and restaurant on-site and free Wi-Fi access in guest rooms.

Highlights
  • Located on Tamarindo Beach, just a short walk from town
  • Large swimming pool with swim-up bar
  • Close to great surfing and protected beaches
  • On-site surf shop and gear rentals
  • Pre-arranged Spanish classes available (fees apply)
Rooms

The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers 17 guest rooms and 16 spacious villas with one, two, or three bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and balconies. Guest rooms have double beds or pairs of twin beds, and villas have varying layouts depending on size, accommodating up to eight guests. All accommodations have color TVs, safe boxes, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi Internet access, and most have ocean views and private verandas. All villas come equipped with full kitchens, including microwaves, refrigerators, sinks, coffee makers and toasters.

Features

The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers affordable beachfront accommodations and activities packages just outside Tamarindo. Primarily a surf lodge, this family operated hotel has an on-site surf shop and offers trips, gear and board rentals. (It's also where the acclaimed surfing documentary "Step into Liquid" was filmed.) The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas also features an ocean-view swimming pool with a waterfall, swim-up bar and an open-air poolside restaurant. The on-site Monkey Bar is a famous local nightspot that has hosted spring break TV shoots, and where music and tropical drinks flow freely.

Transportation
  • Daniel Oduber International Aiport, Liberia (39.2 mi/62.7 km)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose (154 mi/246.4 km)
Attractions
  • Witch's Rock Surf Camp (0.1 mi/ 0.2 km)
  • Las Baulas National Park (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Playa Grande (10.8 mi/17.3 km)
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (12.7 mi/20.3 km)

Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas Rooms

CORONA SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Corona Suite Ocean View offers queen bed and 2 single beds with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, crockery / cutlery, disabled facilities, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, kettle, full kitchen, laundry service, microwave oven, modem / data port connection, radio, refrigerator, safe in room, shaver in bathroom, stove / oven, telephone and toaster. Largest one bedroom suite complete with living room, full kitchen and dining room, with ocean view and balcony. Bedroom has double bed, while living room features a couch which is also 2 daybeds. Air conditioned cable TV. We can add a roll-away bed to sleep an additional person.
TROPICAL SUITE PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW
Tropical Suite Partial Ocean View offers queen bed and 2 single beds with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, crockery / cutlery, disabled facilities, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, kettle, full kitchen, laundry service, microwave oven, modem / data port connection, radio, refrigerator, safe in room, shaver in bathroom, stove / oven, telephone and toaster. One bedroom suite, complete with living room, full kitchen and dining room with ocean view and private patio. Bedroom has double bed, while living room features a couch which is also 2 daybeds. Air conditioned cable TV.
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW
Standard Ocean View Room offers double bed or 2 twin beds with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, laundry service, safe in room and telephone.
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW
Standard Garden View Room offers double bed and single bed or 2 twin beds with air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony / terrace, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, ceiling fan, color TV, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron / ironing board, laundry service, safe in room and telephone.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Night club
Dining
Free breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

10.3046 -85.8372
Area served
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Nearby airports
Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Daniel O duber International Airport (LIR).
Area description
Located on a hill in front of the beach overlooking Tamarindo Bay, allowing for spectacular ocean views from most of the rooms and the pool and bar and restaurant.

Dining

SALSAS RESTAURANT
The restaurant, Salsas, offers home-cooking with seafood, pizza and more. And there's always a good time to be had at the Monkey Bar. World famous Ladies Night on Fridays draws crowds from all over to hear Salsa band and take in the local culture with dancing.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (42)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jim and Chrys
Colorado, USA
Mar 17, 2014

tamarindo vista villas

This place fit my idea of the perfect island condo with just the right amount of funky. We had a postcard view of the beach, loved the bar and patio complete with gorgeous sunsets. The beach offers plenty of variety with sections for surfers and strollers alike. Beach access is just across the street! Special recognition goes to Wendy at the front desk. She had taken the tours and gave us great advice while juggling phone calls and multiple guests. Two highlights of our visit were the trip to Nicaragua and fishing on the river with a local fisherman. We feasted on fish we caught that morning, expertly prepared and presented by Pacho, the hotel chef. I will never forget that. You will not find a better staff. Thanks also to Susanna, Sharom, Hazel and Gliel. We will be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take advantage of having some of your meals at the condo, bring small quantities of spices. We bought a few groceries and refreshments at the store.

Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Toney Zone
Michigan
Feb 14, 2014

Great choice

Pleasant! Views were amazing! Staff and people there were very friendly!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
morfar5
Canada
Feb 7, 2014

first time in cr

The staff are amazing, the swim up bar is great, we are coming back michael and wendy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
C.A.H.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Sep 6, 2013

Best deal in Tamarindo!

The view from the pool is spectacular, great happy hour deals in the bar and the food was wonderful. New ac units in the rooms and flat screen tv's, good water pressure and lots of hot water. The hotels is also very close to town and the beach, you can walk anywhere in just a couple of minutes. However the best thing here is the staff and the owner, they are friendly, efficient and engaging and made me feel welcome from the second I came through the door, I will definitely be returning and would not hesitate to recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sebamaristany
Santiago, Chile
Jul 23, 2013

Best Western Tamarindo

Excellent experience..loved it!!! Tamarindo is a beautiful beach and the hotel is located right by the beach with great rooms and a lovely staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CA boogeyboarder
SF Bay Area
Apr 1, 2013

Best Western Improved

Been 10 years, and it has improved alot! However, there was a band Friday night right outside my window, so no sleep till 2 AM. LOUD. Also, when I received the bill it was double what it should have been. Walked through it with staff and bill went from $204 to the correct amount of $102. So watch your charges. Bar and pool and staff are great...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
trip queen
minneapolis
Mar 10, 2013

girls getaway

Great staff,location and views. Right across from the ocean. needs updating. Only a couple of good lounge chairs at pool most need re stringing. One drawback if too its on a cliff and elderly may have trouble waliking up and down the stairs several times a day. Bathrooms iin rooms could use updating and water pressure is bad at times during the stay. Good continental breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mattman
London
Dec 1, 2012

Good place, but not what it says it is

My experience here was mixed: The good: 1. great location - opposite the beach, at the end of town, so not noisy, but only a few minutes walk from everything 2. friendly and helpful staff, 3. good sized rooms. The bad: 1. I paid extra for a 'tropical suite with ocean view' (selecting it above the rooms advertised with only partial ocean view#, and arrived to find it had no ocean view at all! They said this was a problem with this site (ebks). #But they gave me a discount becuase of this when i stayed an extra night#. 2. The internet connection was down more than up. 3. The place is a bit tired and dated - but they seem to be in the process of renovating some rooms. 4. The place was reasonably clean, but not quite as clean as I'd hope - a few hairs in the bathroom and bedroom, and the towels were old enough to have aquired a few of their own marks/stains. Overall, a pretty good place, decent value, which I'd probably go back to, as long as I checked which room I was getting first, and didn't need to use the internet :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Radiator Salesman
San Jose, Costa Rica
Sep 4, 2012

Surprise

Heard of Tamarindo a few times but never about how nice a place it is. The hotel si OK. Pay for waht you get. The location and surroundings can not be beat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

SUSHI!

Review of Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
2030 Travel Babe
California
Jul 30, 2012

Great Stay in Tamarindo, CR

The room was a little small, but other than that it was a great place to stay. I would totally stay there again. The staff was great and the location was perfect. The view from the pool area was amazing. The price was also amazing! If you're going to Tamarindo, I recommend this place. I know when we go back we'll stay her again. Also they had wild monkeys in the trees near the hotel, so that was a treat to see.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
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