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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Playa Flamingo, Mariner Inn is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Mariner Inn makes it easy to enjoy the best of Playa Flamingo.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Mariner Inn offers guests free wifi.

Plus, Mariner Inn offers a pool and a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Playa Flamingo has plenty of Mediterranean restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like La Hoja Verde and La Locanda Ristorante Pizzeria, which are serving up some great dishes.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Mariner Inn is sure to make your visit to Playa Flamingo one worth remembering.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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WaterlooWest wrote a review Mar 2019
Maryhill, Canada66 contributions19 helpful votes
We visited Playa Flamingo a year ago, 2018. We went to the Mariner Inn Restaurant a couple of times for our evening meal. We realized it was under new management because we were there during an earlier vacation. We were impressed with the enthusiasm of our server. Our meals were good. I'm hoping we'll be able to experience good things on an upcoming trip.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Patti H wrote a review Feb 2019
Scottsdale, Arizona176 contributions42 helpful votes
We were in Costa Rica for 2 weeks and had passed this place many times whizzing by on a golf cart. We did not stay there, so I can't speak to the rooms. We never saw the bar crowded, but maybe we just didn't catch it at the right time. It was a Thursday evening and it was very quiet, about 7 people. It overlooks the marina and has cute nautical decor. The server was friendly. I was bummed that they only had red wine, no white. The liquor display behind the bar was very sparse. I think we have more at home! My spouse had his usual rum and Coke. We like more lively places, but if you want to talk, this is your place.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Sally R wrote a review Mar 2018
29 contributions4 helpful votes
The manager Max made our visit so warm and happy. We were right in the center of Flamingo, with easy access to restaurants and a quick ride to the beach where we could snorkel a bit. The pool was so refreshing, and the bar/restaurant out in the open balcony had the buzz of folks enjoying themselves early in the evening .
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Date of stay: March 2018
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mafe112017 wrote a review Jul 2017
San Jose, Costa Rica1 contribution1 helpful vote
So I am using Yuplon to book two nights with them. Since Feb 2017 I had to stalk them for a reservation, they confirmed it over the phone, but never to my email. When I called back they said there was no space left and did not accomodate me either. The time passed and I never got a confirmation nor a refund. They literally stole from me. PLEASE JUST DONT...
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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omcrwb wrote a review May 2017
Quepos, Costa Rica20 contributions4 helpful votes
Have stayed here many times and never with reservation. Just walk-in. Rooms are clean and have plenty of hot water. A/C has been upgraded and the few minor plumbing problems we encountered in the past have been fixed since the new ownership took over one year ago. If you want a clean, inexpensive place to stay at Playa Flamingo, with friendly staff and good, reasonable restaurant this is your place.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Yves C wrote a review Apr 2017
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Unfortunately it appears that the old owners sold the property and the new management has a lot of ineptitude. I made my reservation with at least a month in advance knowing it was the beginning of Semana Santa. The rates are not the same as online, much higher. I was given a quote of $90 per night but was told at the time of making the reservation to call back a week or so before to see if the rates would be better. I called a week before and was actually told that they raised the room rate from $90 to $120 and if I still wanted the reservation. I was a bit upset and spoke with a manager who agreed to give me the $90 rate if I paid for half of the stay upfront. Upon check in there were some gringos asking about getting a room, but management told them they did not have any rooms for that night but yes for the following at $85....Clearly they don't know their rates. We stayed in the hotel because I was participating in the Xterra Tri in Conchal. I knew this was usually a quiet hotel so I would be able to rest. Nope. Reggaeton blasting in the bar at all hours. And some attempt at making the bar a dance club on a Saturday evening. I was also told before I called that breakfast was included in the rate, which made it a little more comforting, however of course at the time of ordering we were told it was only for those that got their package with Yuplon. There has been no room renovation or any type of improvements to the facilities, with the new hike in prices with the exceptions of a fresh layer of paint. We will now have to find a new place for our suture visits which is disappointing.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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John C wrote a review Feb 2017
Ottawa, Canada17 contributions3 helpful votes
The Mariner is under new management. Thought we'd stop by and see what the food is like. My wife ordered the special - fresh deep fried red snapper. It came with large shrimp, veggies, and mashed potatoes. It was the better than those she tried in other restaurants. Unfortunately it is available only when they have fresh red snapper. That is about once a week. Since she can't have gluten or dairy, they took special care to ensure there was not cross contamination. What wonderful meal.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robert C wrote a review Feb 2017
Friday Harbor, Washington110 contributions28 helpful votes
Since a long and delightful visit early in 2016, I have followed developments since new owners took charge mid-year 2016. More recent reviews have been quite unfavorable: worst hotel, dump ... sort of comments. I thought, to give a newer review, I would stay a month, January into February 2017. When I showed up, they did not have a record of my reservation, so I went elsewhere that first night. With printed reservation in hand the second day, I was told they were having trouble with reservations and I was not alone but, yes, I could stay, but they attempted to charge over $30 a night more than my confirmed rate. Not a good beginning. I stayed. The WIFI was always unreliable. Refurbished rooms were poorly done with electrical outlets dodgy at best. The meals were mediocre. "Charley," on the main floor, and other staff do their best, but I join others thinking best to go elsewhere -- for now.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Staff@WMI wrote a review Jan 2017
redondo beach, ca49 contributions20 helpful votes
I asked several times for pics of the rooms before I traveled. No one even returned my email. I was trying to block the whole hotel for my group. Then I went over months before the group event and stopped by, had a drink at the upstairs bar, which seemed to be a locals hangout. I went to the front to ask to view the rooms but she said there wasnt one to show. Which I seriously doubt cause there was not a single soul in the building. There was also a really small pool. So I cant tell you about the rooms, just to be aware.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Jamey C wrote a review Dec 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana15 contributions3 helpful votes
Last time I stayed there I paid $29 a night. If the rooms are now $93 as indicated and the rooms have not had a major renovation, run like hell. They advertise free Wifi, but the room they gave me was too far from the signal. So the next day I was moved from that room to another room and the Wifi worked great. Unfortunately the AC only put out Luke warm sir, and it was not enough to cool off in the constant 95 degree weather. There was also no hot water do cold showers were the norm. TV also did not work. They do have a great view of the ocean from the bar/pool area and the drinks are as cheap as you find anywhere in Costs Rica. I can't say much about the food. As to the size of the rooms: I can not remember if the rooms I had came with a double or queen bed (I think it was a double) but whatever size bed I had, that was all that could fit in the room.
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mariner Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Mariner Inn?
Nearby attractions include Playa Flamingo (0.8 km), HOOK'd Costa Rica (0.9 km), and Monday Moonlight Market (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mariner Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mariner Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mariner Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mariner Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include a'lo Nico, Surf Box, and Amigos Tacos y Beer.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mariner Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Mariner Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Playa Flamingo.
Are pets allowed at Mariner Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Mariner Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.