About this listing
From your balcony enjoy the quiet beach view, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, mountains, Gulf of Nicoya and the islands of Nicoya.
The room includes air-conditioning, cable TV, WiFi access, kitchenette, jacuzzi, swimming pool and secure covered parking.
Centrally located, Puntarenas is the hub of transportation. 3 blocks to the ferry boats, 1/2 mile to the bus station and cruise ships. The main highway leading directly to San Jose takes less than an hour.
Within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, night clubs and more. And of course there is the local bus and taxis always available.
No Smoking! No Pets. Pool closes at 9 pm. Enjoy your stay.
The hotel was adequate. Fairly clean and comfortable enough for the value. The shower had barely any water pressure but it was warm and got the job done. The AC was nice. The view from the balcony was beautiful. I wasn't blown away by the hospitality of the host, but what can you expect from someone who is currently trying to sell their hotel? He was pleasant but not overly helpful or engaging. We did not spend much time in Puntarenas as the beach was filthy and very fishy smelling. Instead we opted for a 1 hour road trip to Playa Hermoas and Estillero Oeste which I highly recommend! If you need a place to crash when passing through this place is sufficient and walking distance to the pier, ferry and restatements.
Sorry for your disappointments. The little that we did speak you said everything was just fine. And you seemed more interested in using your anti-social device, than speaking to me. I barely saw you while you were here to engage. If you needed something I am always available, but I am not going to know without you asking. And whenever I did see you, I said hello and asked how everything was. I don't think the fact that I am selling the hotel has any bearing on my service. I like where I am at and I like running the hotel.
I appreciate your input and I am sorry you felt that things were not 100% to your liking. Happy Travels.
Michael's Surfside Hotel is great! It's located right across the street from the beach! Couldn't get better than that. The room was clean and had everything we needed. Will definitely stay here again if I go back to Puntarenas!
Thank you very much for your kind words. I only regret that I did not get to speak with you more.
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This was a great experience! Michael and the staff are super friendly and helpful. I really like the location; it's close to the ferry and restaurants yet peaceful at night. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone visiting Puntarenas.
This is a great place in a quiet area of Puntarenas, two minutes from the ferry entrance to Nicoya peninsula. The room was nice and clean, spacious with a big bathroom, and a deck with ocean view. The pool area is great for relaxing, and there is safe off street parking.
The host responded quickly to the reservation request, check in/out went perfectly. We'll go back if passing through Puntarenas again
Michael helped us get settled in and we had a nice chat. He is responsive and wants everyone to enjoy their stay. Wish we had used the hot tub in the unit!
The car can be parked in a secure place and he can recommend nearby eateries. The beach across from the unit really is soft and you can regularly see people jogging on the beach and on the walkway. Just a little further down and you are at the tip with a public pool, and pelicans dive bombing for fish!
Wish we had more time to take the ferry across to the peninsula
Michael's Hotel was a great place to stay in Puntarenas, across from the beach, minutes away from the ferry and various restaurants on the boardwalk. The accommodations were clean - including the pool and jacuzzi - and Michael was a great host to us.
Michael was accomdating and easy to work with. Pictures were accurate and the place had a very good location for staying in Puntarenas. It is just a few short blocks to the strip of restaurants and bars, and also very close to the ferry. The location is mostly quiet and is directly across from the beach, which was very nice.
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