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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3-star lodge near Costa Rica Sky Adventures

In La Fortuna

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this La Fortuna lodge, you'll find Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Butterfly Conservatory are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this Colonial lodge. Families will appreciate the children's pool and onsite laundry facilities. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Ceiling fans

In addition to balconies or patios, the 48 guestrooms offer coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Laptop-compatible safes, showers, and desks are also available.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$121* Per night/room Oct 21 - Oct 22

Superior Room, Mountain View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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88.0% of guests recommend out of 2474 reviews

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Property Features

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the family-friendly Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are available for a fee. Self parking is free. This 3-star La Fortuna lodge is smoke free.

  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1992
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) (135.7 km / 84.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa offers 48 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Business-friendly amenities include desks and laptop-compatible safes. Bathrooms include showers. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

El Jilguero - This family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

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.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa, The Observatory Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Thai massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 170.00 per vehicle (one way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Arenal Observatory Lodge La Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge
  • Arenal Observatory La Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory
  • Arenal Observatory Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
  • Arenal Observatory & Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa Lodge
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa La Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa Lodge La Fortuna

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM.
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