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4.7 out of 5

"Everything about this property was excellent. Staff was always so friendly and helpful. They set up all of our adventures which turned out to be ama ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 07 May 2021

Hotel Description

4.5-star beachfront hotel near Playitas Beach

Beachfront retreat

Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Playitas Beach and Biesanz Beach. ADR Adventure Park and Manuel Antonio National Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Luxury amenities

This smoke-free hotel features an attached winery, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a playground, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the outdoor pool and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 54 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include balconies, minibars, and room service.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$119* Per night/room May 20 - May 21

Studio Plus Oceanview w/ Balcony

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Penthouse, 3 Bedrooms, Garden View

Bed Count 4 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Honeymoon Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa

Everyone (2) Couples (4) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Everything about this property was excellent. Staff was always so friendly and helpful. They set up all of our adventures which turned out to be amazing. Hotel was clean and beautiful with probably one of the best views in Manuel Antonio. Food was delicious and drinks by the pool were tasty. They also have an adult only pool which was super relaxing. I would HIGHLY recommend Shana to anyone visiting the area. It was the perfect vacation.

Posted by on May 7, 2021

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May 9, 2021 by the Management

Hi, Greetings from Shana by the beach hotel, You made our day with your feedback and kind comments. We are so proud and glad to know that we meet your expectations and you had enjoyed our premises, services and nature that rounding us. Thanks a lot for your excellent evaluation for sharing your experience with the people We hope to host you in the future to share our hospitality one more time. Warmest Regard,

5 out of 5
Ocean view rooms are nice. The Adult-only horizon pool has a nice jungle and ocean view with partial sunsets, which made a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Friendly and accommodating staff are all around. Lovely customizable breakfasts prepared by skilled chefs every morning were a plus! The terrain is challenging (steep hills) but they have golf carts giving rides to anyone who needs them all day long. Expect to see many birds, capuchin monkeys and maybe even some sloths in the jungle surrounding the hotel. The 5-10 minute hike down to the wonderful (public) beach would be a real challenge to anyone with major mobility issues.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 7, 2021 by the Management

Greetings, Thank you very much for your nice and kind comments, we are delighted to learn that you enjoyed all our services, facilities, and the lush forest that surrounding us. Even the Bisaenz beach access can be a kind of challenge to people with mobility issues, our great location gives our customers the option to visit Manuel Antonio beach, less than 10 minutes by drive. Looking forward to sharing our hospitality with you again in the future.

5 out of 5
Staff was friendly. Food was excellent. Was very happy with the overall experience !!!

Posted by , from USA on Jun 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 18, 2019 by the management

Dear Srini Thank you for staying at Shana and give us the opportunity to be your host in Manuel Antonio Beach, We hope to see you lovely family back in the near future

4 out of 5
The food, staff and wild life was wonderful. Did not like not being able to walk around. Steep inclines and nothing close by.

Posted by , from Topsham, ME on Mar 19, 2019

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Mar 21, 2019 by The Management

Dear Cynthia, We would like to extend a gracious thank you for choosing Shana By The Beach as your choice hotel while staying in Manuel Antonio! On behalf of the staff members we express our great gratitude and appreciate your support by highlighting the quality of the service that you experienced from our staff- every single staff member of Shana is dedicated to providing the best service every single time. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience that you experienced during your stay, we see our location as a true advantage in the Manuel Antonio jungle as well it allows us to have our private access to Manuel Antonio. We thank you for this review & Pura Vida!

4 out of 5
Great room with awesome views of the ocean. Monkeys came every evening and saw many varieties of birds too.

Posted by , from Manuel Antonio on Jan 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 20, 2019 by The Management

Dear Nickey, Thank you so much for leaving a review about your recent visit to our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed the accommodations that we offer here at Shana, each room was designed with a certain type of traveler(s) in mind. We hope to have the privilege of hosting you again!

5 out of 5

Pretty place.

Pros: The restaurant has a nice view. The pool area are impressive. The staff are so helpful in guiding us to tour and the surround area.
Cons: Price can be lower for low season to attract more customers
Location: It is near beaches and two town. Restaurants are near by.
It is a small hike down to the beach. The room is clean. It is so comfortable place. We definite want to go back and stay at this hotel again. Breakfast was fabulous.

Posted by , from Novato, California on Oct 13, 2017

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Nov 3, 2017 by Sissi Andía

Dear customer, Thanks for your excellent comment and thanks for your score. Our goal is that all our clients are satisfied with our services and with the personalized attention of all our staff. We hope to have you with us again.

5 out of 5

Elegant 5 star resort off the beaten path.

Pros: The rooms and the daytime use of the pool
Cons: Open the pool after 7pm and heat the hot tub
Location: Nice restaurants and beaches in the immediate area.
We were pleased at the room it was lovely and had so much to offer. The staff was very nice and even sent a chilled bottle of wine, cheese and fruit to our room. The breakfast was lovely with linen table clothes. The only negative thing for us was the hot tub and pool closed at 7pm for no reason we could understand. The hot tub was not heated either. However the pool in the daytime was first class and we felt like a king and queen there.

Posted by , from Vero Beach, Fl on Mar 24, 2015

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Sep 22, 2015 by The managment

Dear Brenda & Dave. Thank you for you kind compliments.

About the Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa

Location Road to Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas 60601

Property Features

A winery is on site. Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. This 4.5-star Manuel Antonio hotel is smoke free.

  • 54 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 2010
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Winery on site
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) (156.7 km / 97.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa offers 54 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

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.

  • Playground on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Elements Spa By Shana. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 10 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 10
  • Sports massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 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 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 12 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 35 per accommodation, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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 may be 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

This property uses a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

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 may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. This property uses a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch and dinner. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Grey water recycling system
  • One child stays free
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 250 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

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 190 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Shana
  • Shana Hotel
  • Shana Hotel Manuel Antonio
  • Shana Manuel Antonio
  • Shana Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Shana By The & Manuel Antonio
  • Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence Spa
  • Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa Hotel
  • Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa Manuel Antonio
  • Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa Hotel Manuel Antonio

You should know

  • Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • One child 12 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.