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"Beautiful more modern hotel for Tamarindo. Location is close to beach, 5-10 min walk to the main bars/restaurants. Lots of stairs to get up to room. R ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 28 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

3-star beach hotel near Grande Beach

Oceanside stay

You'll be within 6 miles (10 km) of Grande Beach and 9 miles (15 km) of Las Baulas National Marine Park. Avellana Beach and Conchal Beach are within 12 miles (20 km).

Nightclub, outdoor pool

A nightclub and an outdoor pool are featured at this hotel. Spend a day at the beach surfing, or relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 39 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include premium bedding and coffee/tea makers.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$61* Per night/room Aug 19 - Aug 20

Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (with Two Single SofaBeds)

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchen (with Single Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Everyone (2) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
Beautiful more modern hotel for Tamarindo. Location is close to beach, 5-10 min walk to the main bars/restaurants. Lots of stairs to get up to room. Reasonable price no fridge or microwave in room made the stay here a bit more expensive and less convenient. No heating up leftovers or keeping a 6-pack of beer cold. I have stayed at many Tamarindo hotels and give this one a 8/10. For travelers that like the more modern places, this may be best value around.

Posted by on Dec 28, 2019

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4 out of 5

Vacation

The staff was very friendly, they assisted you in anything you needed. The place is nice but needs a to be a little more clean. When I arrive the toilet wasn't working , I called front desk and they sent some one right away.

Posted by , from california on Aug 10, 2018

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1 out of 5

Extremely disappointing- in bad need of remodeling

Pros: The location is great, walking distance to everything.
Cons: Everything. A huge disappointment.
We stayed at the Best Western because we know that BW has a certain standard of quality. However, we were extremely disappointed with the hotel. The hotel is run by young people (20s) and they didn't have good customer service. The pool is small and very dirty! They obviously had not cleaned the water, and there were branches/leaves/black stuff on the bottom. There are only 2 (TWO!) pool chairs! The breakfast is horrible- only the bare necessities (toast, coffee, fruit), and insects crawling all over the food. This is certainly not a continental breakfast! Lastly, and most important, on Saturday nights there is a HUGE party at the hotel pool for the ENTIRE neighborhood! The music was blasting until the early AM and it was IMPOSSIBLE to get any sleep! We had to sleep with our IPOD music. While some people obviously enjoy this, the hotel should WARN you when you check in, and move you to a room farthest away. I don't know how families were able to get their kids to sleep with this! It really is so unprofessional and not what you expect from a chain brand hotel! If we had known this beforehand, we certainly would not have stayed here. It really did ruin the entire stay.

Posted by , from Iowa, USA on Feb 6, 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice.

My family stayed at the Best Western Vista Villas at Tamarindo July 18 through July 20, 2013. Overall the hotel was decent. A good overhaul is needed being that you get the feeling the hotel is old and this cannot happen if you belong to a world renown franchise like Best Western. 

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013

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1 out of 5

Horrible place to stay!

Cons: Noisy
Horrible place to stay! They put huge speakers up on weekend nights and point them from their bar at the rooms in the hotel!!!!!! And then blast them from their bar at your hotel room! Insanity! Until all hours of the night! And they refuse to do anything about it, but say here's a set of ear plugs! Have a nice night! In the US we would call the police and have them cited for disturbing the peace. Then we would sue them! Here all I can do is to write a horrible review on every web site I can find! DO NOT stay here! It is a horrible place and will ruin your vacation!

Posted by , from Nashville, TN, USA on Mar 17, 2012

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5 out of 5

AMAZING STAFF, Great food and beautiful place!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, staff!!!, ocean view, swim up bar
Stayed here for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it, would recommend to anyone, the staff went out of their way to help with anything we needed, the food was some of the best in Tamarindo, and the bar staff was wonderful. Couldn't have asked for better service, and it all came at a very fair price!!

Posted by , from Toledo, OH on Aug 23, 2011

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3 out of 5

I enjoyed my stay

Pros: Close restaurants
The hotel room and location was very comfortable. I enjoyed the bar/restaurant and the friendly staff.

Posted by , from Houston on Apr 25, 2011

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1 out of 5

Save your money, sleep on the street

Came to Tamarindo with my wife and our 4 month old son for a relaxing beach/surfing holiday. Upon checking in I was appauled at the cleanliness and condition of the front desk area. We were greeted by a 'dude' who turned out to be the hotel manager who was hanging out with some of his surfer buddies. The room was one of the smallest and dirtiest rooms I have ever stayed in. I have travelled extensively and this hotel still sticks in my mind as being the filthiest. We had booked a crib for our son which upon our arrival was just dragged out from some dirty storage area and brought to our room complete with large amounts dirt, spiders and their webs. Fortunately we had lots of diaper wipes to clean it. The restaurant food was of very poor, deep fried quality and the complimentary breakfast buffet was ubsurd. The pool was frrezing cold and dirty. Every facet of this place reflected the incredible lack of care and pride the owner(s)/manager(s) have. The rates they charge and their eloquant descriptions led me to believe that this was a nice place. They need to be honest and admit that it is just a surfers/partiers hostel and they need to drastically cut their rates and hire some cleaning staff! We were booked to stay a week and left after the first night. I'll give the 'dude' credit as he didn't penalize us for leaving early. I figure that early departure of the guests is something they get often.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2009

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4 out of 5

BW Tamar

If you book this hotel from Online travel website , better check with the hotel prior to leaving. \nI had a Online travel website confermation #, the reservation was never made it too this hotel. \nThe hotel was great in helping me out. Don't count on Online travel website if you run into problems. \nAlthough there is security at the gate, they said don't leave anythng of value inside, common in Costa Rica. \nHot water did not work well in showers. Other than those porblems, this was a nice cheap place to stay. \nRecommend the pizza at BW. They do charge extra for the full continental breakfast. \nYou can book most of your activities at the lobby. It took me about 5 hours to drive to Tamarindo. \nBW Tamarindo is on the main drag but is easy to pass it you are not watching. It takes about 10 minutes to walk through most of the city.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2007

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About the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas

Location 1000 Calle Principal, Tamarindo, Guanacaste 50309

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas like an outdoor pool and a fitness center. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach hotel also offers a garden and a terrace. Self parking is free. The property offers extended parking privileges. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Tamarindo hotel.

  • 39 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) (65.9 km / 40.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle within 80.00 km available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas offers 39 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

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

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

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. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time 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. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property hosts live music every Friday evening from 9 PM to 2:30 AM. Guests should expect a high level of noise.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 200 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a 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

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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

A cash deposit 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.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards 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. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • One child stays free
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • 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
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Cash Deposit Required
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

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 90.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Pet fee: USD 200 per pet, per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Tamarindo
  • Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas
  • Best Western Vista Villas
  • Best Western Vista Villas Hotel
  • Best Western Vista Villas Hotel Tamarindo
  • Tamarindo Best Western
  • Tamarindo Best Western Vista Villas
  • Tamarindo Vista Villas
  • Vista Villas Tamarindo
  • Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas Hotel Tamarindo
  • Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas Hotel
  • Best Tamarindo Vista Tamarindo
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.