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Marbella Surf Inn

Star Rating
3 out of 5



3.5 / 5Good
15 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    San Juanillo Beach
    17 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
    37 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Junquillal Beach
    37 min drive
  • Airport
    Tamarindo (TNO)
    60 min drive

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  • Classic Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
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About this area


Located in Marbella, Marbella Surf Inn is in a rural location and near the beach. San Juanillo Beach and Nosara Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Nosara Wildlife Rescue and Safari Surf School.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    San Juanillo Beach - 17 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ostional National Wildlife Refuge - 37 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Junquillal Beach - 37 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Avellana Beach - 46 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Playa Pelada - 50 min drive

Getting around

  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 98 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

About this property

Marbella Surf Inn

Family-friendly hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and a children's pool. All 6 rooms offer room service, ceiling fans, and showers.
Marbella Surf Inn offers 6 accommodations with ceiling fans. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.
Marbella Surf Inn features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
This family-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and room service (during limited hours). For a surcharge, the property provides an airport shuttle (available on request) and an area shuttle. Complimentary self parking is available on site.
Marbella Surf Inn has designated areas for smoking.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.



Check-in available 24 hours
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Property payment types

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Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 15 for adults, USD 3 and USD 6 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 250 per person (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.

Property is also known as

  • Marbella Surf Inn
  • Marbella Surf
  • Marbella Surf Inn Costa Rica
  • Marbella Surf Inn Hotel
  • Marbella Surf Inn Marbella
  • Marbella Surf Inn Hotel Marbella

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: USD 5-15 for adults and USD 3-6 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Outdoor pool
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Garden


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower

Nearby things to do


Where to eat

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

The owner of this hotel is nothing short of amazing. He will help with any arrangements. The hotel is such a fantastic price, superb food - the pizza "wow". Go and check this hotel out.

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Nice, mellow, beach-rural spot.

For my first 2 nights in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, this was perfect. Great host, casual food / bar ambience, nice pool. No pushiness...but they had everything I needed. Marbella is a very rustic, rural village - next to some world-class surf beaches. This is a great place to stay.


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Nice the middle of nowhere.

This review should be two separate reviews, one based on the hotel and one on the location. The hotel is brand new and it has nice amenities such as a good resteraunt, good water pressure, nice pool area and gorgeous rooms with satellite tv. I would rate the hotel a 5 out of 5. Our issue was with the location. It seemed to us that it was more central but it is about 18 km on a gravel road that during rainy season is very rough and one of the other access roads was completely washed out. This hotel is truly in the middle of nowhere and we found it very difficult to get to. There are no resteraunts in the area (though the hotel food was very good and reasonable in price). If you are wanting total seclusion this place is for you. We were hoping to have this as a home base but the roads and location didn't allow that. The staff was friendly and the owner was accommodating but it didn't quite work out for us. We wouldn't stay there again and actually decided to cut our trip short one night.

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Comfortable stay not too far from a lovely beach

Large, clean, modern rooms with kitchenette, well kept grounds, and a great pool. Open rancho area had potential but was always playing news on the t.v. which took away from the desired vacation ambiance. A short drive to the beach, not really walking distance away. Beach was lovely though not good for surfing while we were there. Well kept grounds and mostly friendly staff. Would stay there again.

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