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Clarita's Beach Hotel

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 10 September 2016

All things considered, this is the best place in Jaco. Room is basic and extremely clean. The maids work very hard here so leave a buck or two for them. Restaurant staff and security are exceptional people. Won't find better people. Food is great and highly recommend the Pescado Entero. There's only one way to go when booking your shuttle....

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1Thank Matthew G
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Good value for on the beach. Staff very nice. Little noisy from late night Latin bar next door, so if you want to sleep early maybe another place better. Hot water on the right side in shower, and plenty of if.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 July 2016

My only regret is that I was only able to stay 10 nights this time at my home away from home. You can read my previous reviews for more details. Had the pleasure of meeting Matt from San Diego this time. Told me he originally chose Claritas after reading reviews from people that keep coming back. I am one of...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Best tell there is to evaluate a hotel is repeat business. Scroll through the reviews and you'll see a lot of, "can't wait to come back", "stayed for a month", "on my return trip...", "stayed here last year", etc. Could pretty much drop the mic right there and get back to planning my next return trip, but you of course...

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Sebastian, Florida
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Don't believe management response to my husband's review stating NO HOT WATER. There was none, we never complained, we never asked for a refund or reductions to our bill, which was prepaid by the way. And the morning we departed for the airport many staff members were there to wish us well, hardly the appearance of dissatisfied customers. This was...

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1Thank Carol L
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This was not my first stay here, but probably the last. We too, had NO hot water in our room. I asked one of the ladies in the registration area of this and we were told that we dont need hot water here. Unacceptable response. We did however enjoy the lounge restaurant area as the food was good and adequate,...

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da22, Manager at Clarita's Beach Hotel, responded to this review

I'm Just Wondering? If my name was Trump and the reviewer's name was Ted, I wonder if I'd call him lyin Ted? Well I'm not Trump, I'm Claudia the Costa Rican manager of Clarita's, so I will just present the facts and let you the readers draw your own conclusions. On the last day of a 4 night stay this...

Pompano Beach, Florida
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I enjoy staying at this hotel because it is on the beach , close to downtown and has a restaurant with good food and a friendly staff. There is a pool in case you want to cool off without going in the ocean. In addition the sunsets are beautiful.

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Sebastian, Florida
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Just returned from Clarita's. It sits right on the beach. Beautiful view and staff is very friendly. Bar and food was good. Motel itself is very basic. No extras. No hot water was a shock to us. Make sure you get a room with a/c. Bring your own shampoo, hair dryer, etc. wifi was only at the bar area.

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da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hola. Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. You are correct that we do not supply hair dryers. However I must correct two inaccuracies. Every room at Clarita's has hot water 24/7. There is wifi on our patios and balcony in front of each room, at the pool and in the Restaurant/Bar. Thanks...

wisconsin
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Fun place right on the beach(the Bar). NOTHING fancy as far as the rooms-would be nice to have a place to put your soap in the shower ;)......what i am saying is this is a no frills hotel, but the price is right. My 2nd time staying here. I feel it was cleaner 3 years ago. It would be nice...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Motel is very basic, no glasses, no clock, no extras. It is VERY clean a pleasant place to stay. The maids and security people are very good and friendly. When it comes to the bar/restaurant, I would HIGHLY recommend going somewhere else. We stayed for 10 nights. They charged $5 usd for a couple of coffees each morning and one...

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da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hola: First, thank you for staying with us. As clearly stated on our menu, coffee is 500 colones or $1.00 per cup and according to our records that is what you were charged each morning. I apologize if 1/2 your pizza was burnt. Next time you stop by the pizza is on me. However, neither you nor any other customer...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jaco's most affordable beach front hotel with complete restaurant and bar. Prime Beach front location with spectacular views of Pacific Ocean and rain forest. The Place in Jaco for folks who love the beach, crave ocean breezes and breaking surf, who expect excellent friendly service, and who want to kick back, have fun and catch Costa Rica's Pura Vida!!! Claritas provides ocean front clean rooms with ac, cable TV, hot water, refrigerators, room safes, swimming pool and bar, free wifi, free secured private parking, live bands- all at affordable rates. Great surf in front of your room. Cheapest rooms & Coldest beer on Jaco Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarita's Beach Hotel

Address: 300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: £40 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Claritas Beach Jaco
Hotel Claritas Beach
Clarita's Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
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“wi fi in bar”
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“Wifi available in the restaurant; iffy in the rooms. Can get loud at night, especially on Fri/Sat nites. Request an upstairs room.”
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