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Pension Playa Samara

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Samara Beach

  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
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  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Outdoor Pool
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9,0.Superb.
  • This place is nice. Basic but the price reflects that. No hot water

    Dec 28, 2020

  • Really liked the open-air seating areas. Breakfast was good but simple. Staff is very…

    Mar 10, 2020

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Guests rated location

Quiet
Walkable
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 14 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • Samara Beach - 19 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Buena Vista Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Playa Camaronal - 9.1 mi / 14.6 km
  • Playa Barco Quebrado - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Playa Islita - 12 mi / 19.3 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Premium Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen
  • Premium Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen
  • Quadruple Room, Private Bathroom
  • Deluxe Triple Room, Private Bathroom
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Economy Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom
  • Economy Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Location

  • Samara Beach - 19 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Buena Vista Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Samara Beach - 19 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Buena Vista Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Playa Camaronal - 9.1 mi / 14.6 km
  • Playa Barco Quebrado - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Playa Islita - 12 mi / 19.3 km
  • Playa Barrigona - 12.2 mi / 19.7 km
  • Guiones Beach - 12.3 mi / 19.9 km
  • The ARA Project - 12.4 mi / 20 km
  • Garza Beach - 13.7 mi / 22.1 km
  • Safari Surf School - 15.3 mi / 24.7 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 138 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 54 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 14 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 4 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Pension Playa Samara Hotel
  • Pension Playa Hotel
  • Pension Playa
  • Pension Playa Samara Hotel
  • Pension Playa Samara Samara
  • Pension Playa Samara Hotel Samara

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 55.00 per person (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Pension Playa Samara does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include El Lagarto BBQ (2 mi) and Hula Jungla (4 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 55.00 per person roundtrip.
  • Pension Playa Samara has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
9,0.Superb.
  • 8,0.Very good

    It was a lovely place. Jocelyn is an excellent hostess. The amenities are stark, but just perfect for a small little hotel. One could use a blanket in the room, and maybe some updated sheets. Otherwise, all was lovely.

    RetaGrill, 4 night family trip, Mar 1, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Cozy hotel, great location, couldn't get any better at this price!

    2 night family trip, Feb 14, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Beautiful hotel, clean, delicious breakfast

    1 night trip with friends, Feb 13, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Laid back.

    It was very pleasant. Nice people. Good for a cheap stay.

    Ronald, 1 night trip, Jan 31, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    super friendly. beautiful place. we really enjoyed it.

    4 night trip, Jan 25, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    a welcoming place!

    Loved it! Great staff, supper clean hotel. Common areas inviting and pleasant places to relax. Super pool for a change from the beach if you need one!

    6 night trip, Jan 14, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    We stayed in the apartment which was really confortable for a group since we had 2 bedrooms and a single bed in the living area. Breakfast was good every morning.

    2 night family trip, Nov 16, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    Good for a night's sleep

    Friendly staff, although not very welcoming. Beware GPS may get you to a faulty location uphill far from the hotel. Average small room with fan and shared bathroom. Quiet at night (out of main season stay). Limited free parking on the property. Close walk to the beach (beware of private beach access roads). Breakfast only consisted of one single cup of strong coffee, nothing else.

    1 night business trip, Nov 1, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    This is such a great place. My kids loved the pool, the fusbal table, and ping pong table. The breakfast was delicious, the staff great, and the hotel was simple and perfect. Walking distance to everything. I would definitely stay there again. Thx!

    Aimer, 2 night family trip, Jul 8, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great value in Samara! Monkeys, iguanas oh my!

    Awesome staff, great pool, they even make decent margaritas at the bar. Overall, great value for the price. Would most recommend for families and low key couples/solo travelers.

    3 night romance trip, Apr 19, 2019

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