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Hotel Playa San Carlos

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Free Internet
Free Parking
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Air Conditioning
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This is a darling hotel on a beautiful beach. We chose it because, being a distance from all the clubs, we thought it would be quiet. The staff are friendly and helpful, but the Recepcion closes at 11:00 pm. The restaurant has really great food. Our room is spotless, if a bit
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Just as I was ready to tuck in from the days activities the music in the bar got turned up. The room has simple furniture, a bit worn, the balcony is nice, has a small pool, beach is pea gravel with lots of small shells. The food for what I had was good in the bar but the room
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This conterversial possessed old Hotel is not what you are looking for when you travel to a beach destination. Old small rooms and an uptight staff that constantly are looking for the federal agents who are coming to remove them from the property. Go to anywhere else.
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First my typical intro; ratings are a very relative thing and it's important to know what you expect and how one arrives at ratings. My ratings are "value based" and not based on an ultimate scale of luxury down to bare bones. We have stayed here twice. It's at the entrance
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This hotel is older and very basic, but the service and views are to die for. We were only going to stay 2 nights and decided to stay a 3rd. Love the beach!!! San Carlos is very small (still) so everything you need is close by. Rooms and grounds were very clean and neat. We
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View from our room's patio. All rooms have a patio.
Is this pet friendly?
I agree that back in 2012 through 2014 this hotel was run down, had poor management and poor restaurant/bar. And yes, they did allow pets back then, not now. In 2015 new management refurbished the rooms, steam cleaned the kitchen and brought in an excellent and experienced chef. There are even some rooms with TV now, though WiFi is still only in the lobby and still not in the restaurant/bar, but with that beach view, who needs it?
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"lower level rooms will not get the street noise but I think a long way from parking."
"lower numbered rooms are nearer pool and further from bar"
"All rooms have a patio with a view. Second and third floors had best views."
"get a top floor for the view. Bottom floor for access. Skip the one in the middle."
"To our knowledge there is NO good room."
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