Pricy, but nice hotel
This hotel is in Tamarindo (the surfer hot-spot of Costa Rica) and is rather expensive.
They have a swimming pool, private parking, cable TV and air condition.
They don't serve breakfast in the hotel. You have to walk across the street with your voucher and get a marvellous breakfast at the french bakery!! The bakery is part of a french-owned hotel, which I also highly recommend. Although we haven't stayed there, the bakery is outstanding and the hotel garden and its close range to the beach are unique assets.
I stated further down, that this hotel is more expensive than average. This is compared to Costa Rica in total. Compared with just Tamarindo it would be about average, cause Tamarindo is one of the pricier spots in the country. -
Cheap, clean, quiet, and pleasant
For US$50, we got a simple room with a private bathroom. It was nothing fancy, but we weren't expecting much. We got into town around 6pm and many of the hotels were about to stop taking reservations. We drove through town to see where we could find the best rate at the best place and finally ended up here. We had originally wanted to stay at Hotel Cabinas La Laguna del Cocodrilo, but they were booked. The Cocodrilo was actually across the street from our hotel. The Cocodrilo is actually on the ocean, but our hotel (and every other hotel in town) is within walking distance to the ocean. I've heard good things about the Cocodrilo and everything that I've seen of that hotel was very pleasant. Make sure you book it before you travel to Tamarindo. They sell out all the time! Our hotel had a nice pool and outstanding air conditioning. Make sure you find a place with proper air conditioning. None of the rooms had TVs, but they had one in the common area. It was nice being across the street from the Cocodrilo because they have a cute bakery inside that's owned by a French couple. They also have a restaurant that is open for dinner that I hear is expensive, but excellent. As for our hotel itself, like I said, it's just a plain room that is clean. It's almost like a dorm room. They do have security boxes in the room.
Breakfast in Tamarindo
There is a french bakery in Tamarindo right at the entrance of town, across the hotel Pueblo Dorado. I have no idea about the name of that place but it's part of a hotel.
They serve marvellous breakfast (croissant, fresh bread, cereals,...) and their garden offers a perfect ocean view!!! Croissant