We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hotel Guanamar

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hotel Guanamar
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

269 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 138: English reviews
Start your review of Hotel Guanamar
 Click to rate
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there after it got dark and had no idea of the fantastic views we missed. The food was great, I had perfectly cooked piece of tuna. We had to go back there the next day for the sunset (just stayed for drinks however)

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ballardian
Hotel M, Customer Service at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Dear Ballardian, Thank you for your summission, we are really greatful with your visit hope you enjoy it all the time. you are more than welcome back. regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mahi Mahi is a must! Get in there and eat the fish!! It's fresh!!!! Did I say it's fresh!!! Food was amazing!!! We stumbled in by accident. First turn in up the hill! Service is friendly and attentive. Can't go wrong!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Robert J
france
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a very seasoned traveler who has Fully changed its way of travelling and as a consequence stayed at this place. The reason is very simple. rankings of hôtels are now suffering of inertia. Best hotels from day one stay at the top and will raise their price. So I don't book anymore in advance except for first and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jobi2211
Hotel M, Custoemr service at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Dear jobi2211 Thank you for your summission, we are really greatful with your visit hope you enjoy it all the time. you are more than welcome back. regards

Spruce Grove, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I stayed for one evening. The resort was well kept. Friendly staff and the ocean view from our room was absolutely stunning. View from the pool was gorgeous.. Our room was next to some trees where the Howler Monkeys hung out. My husband was able to get close enough to take some photos. Loved this resort and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Connie P
Hotel M, Customer service at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Dear Connie P Thank you for your summission, we are really greatful with your visit hope you enjoy it all the time. Hope to see you again. regards

Gananoque, Canada
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we were very happy with our choice of accommodations. We had an ocean-view cabina from which we watched the sunset every night and we were very sad to leave. The place is a little frayed around the edges, but it is also a very good value. The location is unbeatable, a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gantraveller
Hotel M, Customer Service at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Dear Gantraveller, Thank you for your summission, we are really greatful with your visit hope you enjoy it all the time, we hope to see you again please let us know to have some "guacamole" ready for you. you are more than welcome back. regards

Reviewed 17 January 2017

1- Delicious breakfast/ 5 different options. 2- Amazing sunsets from the swimming pool. 3- I recommend Ocean View Rooms. 4- Very very close to the beach. 5- I would go again to Carrillo Beach to Guanamar Hotel certainly. Just as improvement area for the hotel, I got at the beginning the wrong room and no one from reception could help...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JJulian C
SoCal
Reviewed 10 January 2017

While we didn't stay there, most of our family did and loved it. We did use their facilities to host my mother's remarriage. It was a beautiful venue. We also ate at their restaurant. The food was good. We always eat comida tipica when we're in Costa Rica, and it didn't disappoint.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank coriheart
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a good Hotel with spacious rooms and a view that is out of this world. Ask for the upper level rooms as they have the best views. The pool and dining area has the best sunset location in Playa Carrillo hands down. The restaurant needs an overhaul. We ordered a skirt steak and filet mignon. We got gristle...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DAN S
Newtown, Connecticut
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Stay far away from this hotel, or rather a glorified motel. The facility is disgusting and dirty. It looks as if the housekeeping has also gone on vacation. We arrived at the hotel to a room that was musty, dirty, without towels, and no toilet paper. When we checked in the staff was rude and slow to provide toilet paper....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank dctravel92
Laura P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Guanamar, responded to this review

Good afternoon We regret to hear that the experience you had at the hotel did not meet your expectations. However we strive to be better every day. The hotel is in a process of restructuring, and this should go step by step so we don´t have to close our doors to our customers. We always make sure that the rooms...

Brno, Czech Republic
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights off season so did not catch the best weather but still enjoyed the great views from both the pool and room. It is a walking distance to the Carillo beach (down and up the hill back). Rooms are crean and spacious and the whole area is well kept. We did not particulary like breakfast there so...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank svobik

291 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (265)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
View from Room (27)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (36)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (40)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (35)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
0:49
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (89)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (26)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Playa Carrillo
2.0 km away
Hotel Leyenda
Hotel Leyenda
#1 of 8 in Playa Carrillo
276 reviews
0.1 km away
Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows
Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows
#4 of 8 in Playa Carrillo
107 reviews
2.6 km away
The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
#1 of 16 in Playa Samara
806 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.9 km away
El Sueno Tropical
El Sueno Tropical
#5 of 8 in Playa Carrillo
154 reviews
3.1 km away
Hotel Villas Playa Samara
Hotel Villas Playa Samara
#9 of 16 in Playa Samara
801 reviews
0.3 km away
Hotel Esperanza
Hotel Esperanza
#2 of 8 in Playa Carrillo
212 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guanamar is a three star family hotel in Playa Carrillo Costa Rica in Guanacaste province which has been operating for the last 25 years in the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, near the warm waters of Pacific ocean.It just 2 miles from Playa Samara. The hotel is surrounded by the rich and exuberant flora and fauna typical from the area. Guanamar is perfectly situated on the hill top at the southern end of the bay, inviting guests to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views and sunsets. Guanamar is located close to samara beach hotels (4miles) and just 1 mile from local airport (samara airport). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Guanamar

Address: Playa Carrillo Guanacaste | Playa Samara Nicoya, Playa Carrillo 1260, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Carrillo
Price Range: $118 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Guanamar 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Hotels.com so you can book your Hotel Guanamar reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Guanamar Hotel Playa Carrillo
Hotel Guanamar Guanacaste, Costa Rica - Playa Carrillo
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Guanamar staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Collingwood, Canada
7 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Guanamar staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ocean view balcony room..”
 of 5 bubbles conniep327, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean-view rooms 117-124 have the best views of the sunset.”
 of 5 bubbles Gantraveller, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Ocean View Suites”
 of 5 bubbles jjulianc2016, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upper level rooms for the best view”
 of 5 bubbles dansD1426RZ, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great views on 2nd level”
 of 5 bubbles bamagirl2, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5