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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
Panoramas (8)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

780 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara
See the most recent reviews
Showing 707: English reviews
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time. Big, pretty and clean rooms, with all the comfort you need. Great pool. Delicious food! We had the pasta which is cooked after recipe of the italian mamma, just great to have real pasta. The staff is amazing, so friendly and helpful, couldn't wish for more.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PrisCal5g68d
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very well up kept. Ultra clean rooms and grounds and a welcoming friendly staff round out this property. It is a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of Playa Samara and a minute and a half stroll to the beach. The restaurant offers a good variety and tasty dishes. Great place!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank John C
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The Hideaway is fantastic! We immediately felt like we were on vacation. It is a quality built and maintained boutique hotel with wonderful hosts and staff. The rooms are spacious, private and well appointed. The grounds are beautiful and tropically lush. They cut down plantains and made fresh chips while we were there! The bean dip and guacamole were delicious....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ValerieV123
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Hideaway is a great location for exploring Samara, Carrillo and surrounding area. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and we felt very welcomed by Doug, Rosie and their wonderful staff. Everyone was very helpful and it felt like home only after a few short days. The rooms are clean and spacious and the food is great. Breakfast is included,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank taosbc
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Doug & Rosy are nice kind and helpful owners who checked us in and were very knowledgeable with the area. They gave us their recommendations, booked us massages, arranged the tours we wanted to do, and kept us updated daily on the turtles hatching on the other beaches. The hotel is cozy with 12 spacious, very clean, air conditioned rooms,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nikki M
Bristol
Reviewed 7 November 2016

What a gorgeous spot. The hosts, Doug and Rosie (I think that was her name? Sorry!) were so welcoming, and the mango margheritas by the pool were the best we've tasted! Too good in fact, was always tipsy for dinner! Although a modern building, and not really in keeping or authentic CR, it was so clean, light, airly and pleasant,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah B
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The room was clean, spacious, and air conditioned, which is nice when it's 90 degrees and 80% humidity. There is a beach within walking distance of the hotel, but it's a bit rocky. There are some very nice beaches near by. The free breakfast is good, as are the other meals one can purchase at the hotel. The little pueblo...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lewis S
Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Nice clean hotel with english speaking staff. Very friendly and helpful also. Rooms are very big and clean with a nice outdoor seating area. Close to 2 beaches. Food in the restaurant is good. Breakfast is a la carte but more dan enough. Pool is nice with enough sunbeds.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank maartennig
Evans, Georgia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stayed here for about 4 nights in October. Absolutely loved the environment of the hotel. Even though you couldn't see the ocean it was only a five minute walk, but the foliage around the hotel made you feel like you were in a rain forest. Monkeys came to the trees right outside our room. I've never stayed anywhere in Costa...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lwmshall
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We drove from Monteverde into Samara and were delighted to arrive at such a well-kept and comfortable hotel, after a long, hot drive. Martina and her staff were very accommodating, and meals were delicious. Beds and pillows are comfy and the howler monkeys added some atmosphere. Beach is close, within a 5 minute walk, altho the pool on the property...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Triptraveler2015

675 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (350)
Viewed
Room/Suite (43)
Viewed
View from Room (33)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (99)
Viewed
Dining (23)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (49)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (99)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (312)
Viewed
Amenities (1)
Viewed
Beach (21)
Viewed
Deluxe Double Room (45)
Viewed
Deluxe King Room (39)
Viewed
Penthouse Suite (95)
Viewed
Pool (22)
Viewed
Dining (36)
Viewed
The Hotel (53)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (13)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Playa Samara
3.0 km away
Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara
Hotel Belvedere - Playa Samara
#2 of 15 in Playa Samara
349 reviews
4.1 km away
Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge
Hotel Samara Pacific Lodge
#4 of 15 in Playa Samara
394 reviews
0.6 km away
Hotel Villas Playa Samara
Hotel Villas Playa Samara
#9 of 15 in Playa Samara
756 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.3 km away
Lodge Las Ranas
Lodge Las Ranas
#5 of 15 in Playa Samara
270 reviews
6.8 km away
Hotel Flying Crocodile
Hotel Flying Crocodile
#6 of 15 in Playa Samara
218 reviews
4.3 km away
Hotel Leyenda
Hotel Leyenda
#1 of 8 in Playa Carrillo
264 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At The Hideaway you will enjoy the privacy of our exclusive location on Samara Beach in Costa Rica. We offer 12 hotel rooms and a Penthouse suite with 3 bedrooms. The Hideaway appeals to travelers looking for a luxury hotel, who appreciate extra amenities. Our quiet location close to Samara & Carrillo offers relaxation and privacy, plus easy access to exciting activities. Our boutique hotel on Samara Beach is uniquely situated on a one-acre private lot, approximately 1-minute's stroll to the ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara

Address: On the Road From Samara To Carrillo | on the road from Samara to Carrillo; 150 meters from the ICE Tower, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Price Range: $145 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Agoda, Priceline and Hotels.com so you can book your The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara 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.
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Playa Samara
#1 Romantic Hotel in Playa Samara
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 The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara staff and other travellers.
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from The Hideaway Hotel Playa Samara 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

“Penthouse is a great value, spacious 3 bedrooms and baths”
 of 5 bubbles palmsGeorgia, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Water pressure on the 2nd floor isn't as good as the 1st floor. It's nice to have chairs outside the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles AndreaVT802, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No bad room as it is a small location.”
 of 5 bubbles 461aaronf, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A room with a porch is great for sandy shoes and towels”
 of 5 bubbles juliemglenn, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The floors seem to be a bit thin. I recommend Room 8. It is away from the pool on the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles marcl398, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay