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Reviewed 24 October 2017

My wife and I stayed there from 10/13/17 until 10/20/17. The food was nothing fancy (all buffet) but the choices were plenty, and the tropical fruits were always fresh and sweet. At the beachside bar there were hamburgers, and hotdogs as well as nachos. They 'do not' know how to make crispy fries, but neither does the Los Amigos restaurant in town (and Tripadvisor gave them an award for excellence in 2017. One thing lacking at the breakfast buffet was BACON! But for $40.00 per person for the all inclusive what should one expect? The room we stayed in was very comfortable, and the TV has FOX News! The staff throughout the resort was very friendly. Sergio the bartender was great, and so was Frank, and the two younger bartenders. The liqour quality is not that of a five star resort, but for the price of the all inclusive it was good. Jenny stood out as the best breakfast egg maker, and William 'the nacho man'! We travel a great deal, and would stay there again!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank ghostbeliever1950
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Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Jaco Beach All Inclusive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear ghostbeliever1950, thank you for sharing such superb comments regard you and your wife's stay with us.

Our utmost desire is to see our guests having a wonderful time, enjoy the beach, our premises and all the activities we offer. Our guests' satisfaction and comfort are very important to us, so we strive to provide them with all the comforts they might need, with great all inclusive services and with a a very attentive staff whom are totally committed to our guests just as Jenny, Frank, Sergio and William. We are truly sorry for not offering any bacon at breakfast, please accept our apologies for it. We are going to share your advice with our Food & Beverages Staff so that they can take it into account because as we mentioned before, nothing is more important than our guests' total satisfaction.

It was a pleasure having you and your wife as guests. Thank you for staying with us, we would love seeing you both back again.

Warmest regards.
Marjorie Espinoza.
Guest Relations Manager.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The room and resort were very clean. We did find a little crab in our room one night. But I thought that was kind of funny.
Friendly staff and beautiful beach.
Its ok to walk around the city and leave the resort.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Thank devlinbriana
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Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Jaco Beach All Inclusive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear devlinbriana, thank you for posting such fantastic comments about your stay at our hotel.

We are thrilled that it was such a fun and pleasant experience because we really thrive on our guests' total comfort and satisfaction. We are so committed to our guests that our excellent staff are always one step ahead, complying with their needs and requests and making them feel more than welcome and right at home.

It has been a pleasure being at your service. Thank you for staying with us, we would be delighted to see you back soon.

Warmest regards.
Marjorie Espinoza.
Guest Relations Manager.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We are currently in day 4 of a 5 day stay. The staff is very friendly and most speak some English. The food is quite good and varies daily. My wife is gluten free and has no trouble finding dishes to suit her appetite. The beach is not good for swimming as the waves pound the shore. I would call it a surfer's paradise. There are more small children here than we expected. The rooms are clean but noisy at night from the hallway and the room above ours. Good security on the grounds so we felt totally safe. The specialty drink menu is extensive with friendly bartenders. In all, we are enjoying our stay.

Room Tip: Upper floors probably quieter.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Jaco Beach All Inclusive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear BobK46, thanks for sharing your wonderful comments.

We are delighted that you are having such a pleasant stay and that you feel so secure here with us because nothing is more important to us than our guests' total comfort, satisfaction and well being.It makes us very glad that you are enjoy our all inclusive food and drinks so much, we are going to share your comments with our Food & Beverages staff, they are going to feel very proud. We assure you that if you let our front desk staff know about the noise at night, they can send someone from our security staff to take care of it immediately.

It has been a pleasure being at your service. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you back soon.

Warmest regards.
Marjorie Espinoza.
Guest Relations Manager.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I'm not a fan of all inclusive resorts, but really enjoyed my stay here. Very pretty grounds with a large swimming pool, 2 bars, play area with foosball, ping pong, etc,, small gift shop and open air dining. On 2 mornings while I was having coffee, there were wild macaws in the trees! What could be better than that? We really appreciated all the covered areas and walkways as t rained every late afternoon into evening. Never has to go out into the rain. Food was always a buffet consisting of rice, beans, pasta, veggies, salads, fruits, desserts. There was always some fish, chicken, pork or beef being served. Food was ok, not great, not bad. Actually very typical of Costa Rica. Their food is not very interesting compared to Mexican or island. Rooms were all tiled. Decent beds, lousy pillows. Hot water in shower, not in sink. Typical hotel AC- loud and either hot or cold with a 1 degree temp change. Housekeeping was really thorough and our rooms as well as public areas were spotless. There was always someone doing something for upkeep. We found all the waiters, bar tenders and front desk staff to be very friendly and helpful. There are free local and international calls from the front desk. Due to Hurricane Irma, we used this service. Staff was more than willing to place calls and translate when necessary. There was no problem if we were on hold for a long time. Location is good. Go north on 34 to get to Carara National Park and Pura Vida Waterfalls. Go south for 1 hr 45 mins to Manual Antonio Park. Town of Jaco is typical beach town. We didn't spend much time there. Not worth t in our opinions. Costa Rica is not inexpensive like other countries. Prices are on a par with US prices. HERE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW: HAVE A GPS!!!! THERE AREN'T ROAD NAMES. Nor are there decent road maps.

Room Tip: Only 2 floors. Don't stay too close to bar which has karaoke on Sat night.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank bevblues
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Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Jaco Beach All Inclusive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear bevblues, thank you so much for sharing your kind and very detailed comments about your stay at our hotel.

It makes us very happy knowing that your stay was such a pleasant experience and that you found our staff to be very attentive and friendly, our all inclusive services very good and our accommodations comfortable and practical. Nothing is more important than our guests' total satisfaction so it is very rewarding that you had such a great time, enjoying the beach and everything that the hotel offers and provides.

We are very sorry that you did not liked the pillows and we apologize for it. We assure you that if you had let our front desk staff know about it, they would have gladly sent you different pillows for you to choose, because as we mentioned before, we are completely committed to our guests' comfort and satisfaction.

It has been a pleasure being at your service. Thank you for staying with us.

Warmest regards.
Marjorie Espinoza.
Guest Relations Manager.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Overall very nice, week long experience. Good location, easy to find, and free parking. The hotel grounds are absolutely beautiful and extremely well kept. The lobby area and common areas are quite nice and very clean and open. If you have done "all inclusive resorts" before, this property is much smaller, and more convenient to navigate. However, that also means fewer choices for bars and restaurants. The staff overall was very friendly and helpful. Some exceptions, but many more who were great. Our favorite, among many, was Octavio in the restaurant. The daily dinner menu was quite diverse, and had something we really liked every night. The pool bar was great for a casual buffet lunch. The breakfast buffet was also excellent, with made to order egg and waffle stations. The room was very clean, spacious, and everything worked. Decor was a bit spartan, but quite functional. Easy walking distance into downtown Jaco. The Jaco beach is not a sandy one, but rather pebbles and mixed soil. Great waves, and surfers galore just a bit up the beach. Compact gift shop was huge array of stuff at fair prices. The bars were well stocked, beer was cold, and the mixed drinks generously poured. If there was a 4.5 rating I would do it. Overall very enjoyable.

Room Tip: High floor, ocean view is best.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank pagmeister
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Marjorie E, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Jaco Beach All Inclusive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear pagmeister, thank you for sharing your phenomenal review.

We are completely elated that your hotel was such a wonderful hotel experience. finding our grounds so beautiful, our accommodations very comfortable and practical, our all inclusive services so good (especially our buffets, drinks and snacks, with such a convenient location (we are right at the beach, with direct access to it and only a couple of blocks from downtown Jaco) and with such an attentive and friendly staff. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our guests totally satisfied so it is very rewarding knowing how happy you were during your entire stay.

It was a pleasure having you as a guest. Thank you for staying with us, we will be definitely looking forward to your next visit. Warmest regards.
Marjorie Espinoza.
Guest Relations Manager.

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