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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pool area is beautiful, the rooms need to be updated, including shower and a green toilet, the balcony door didn't lock, and it smelled like a mildew. We booked a room there but we didn't feel safe and comfortable, so we left. The place has a potential.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I always had a great experience at this Hotel & Restaurant, and I enjoy the very friendly community of people working there. They will always run or do anything to make you feel comfortable plus i appreciate Paulo and don Horacio for continued outstanding service. The ample conference room upstairs fantastic for events and meetings.

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So. Calcation not found.
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This place is clean. Personel is attentive. The pictures online dont do it justice. The pool is simple and nice. The rooms can use some updating. However, breakfast is included. I'd give the food a 3.75 ;). There is two nice affordable, family friendly and affordable next to the hotel (to the right facing the beach). My elderly parents and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed here for a few nights as part of a two-week trip to Costa Rica. Although this was our least favourite hotel during our stay, it was perfectly adequate. There was nothing special about it but nothing awful. The breakfast varied - on one day it was a buffet with a range of foods whereas on... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

this is a nice place, has good views and for a good price, the rooms are good. the pool is somewhat small for the size of the hotel. The price is good and the restaurant is ok. Has a great location and the view makes it very very nice

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virginia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Nice location with cute pool. The food was pleasant. Fresh and tasty. Waitstaff was great. Rooms are basic, linens not as clean as they should be, small balcony off sliding glass doors. No hot water in shower, just warm. AIR CONDITIONER excellence!!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

This was a huge improvement after the nightmare air bnb reservation I had. I found myself in a pinch and I needed a room quickly and I walked in and they took me. Absolutely beautiful beach views. Walking distance to everything you could want or need. Fairly priced and clean. Not customer service oriented and no elevator that I saw... More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This is probably the only place we stayed on our vacation that I will avoid next time. We booked an ocean view room and when we got there they tried to put us in a little room facing the building next door. We had to go down and get the room we paid for. Got settled in and used the... More 

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Ann Arbor
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

There are some definite pluses and minuses to this hotel. Pluses: great beachfront location, deck chairs and umbrellas, ample parking with daytime security, hotel is right next to police station, easy walking to dozens of cafes and restaurants. Minuses: showers barely trickle, not enough locks on our room door, no elevator (and no one offered to help with luggage). For... More 

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chicago
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82 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The Hotel Balcon del Mar is a mixed bag and hard to rate. Let me say first that Jaco was my least favorite place we stayed in our 2 1/2 week trip to Costa Rica and may have tainted my review, but only a bit. The hotel itself is located in downtown Jaco right across from the beach. The beach... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Hotel Balcon del Mar

Address: Bohio Street, Jaco, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: $120 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Balcon del Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Balcon Del Mar Jaco
Balcon Del Mar Hotel
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Jaco
#11 Spa Hotel in Jaco
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
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“chose rooms 2nd floor and above for the view”
 of 5 bubbles jacampos00, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles cgrooms81, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Room 207 had a great view and just a few steps downstairs to the pool.”
  • view from room 207 Balcony
 of 5 bubbles theblueox, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Pick another hotel, but if you stay here, get a bottom floor room, there is no elevator for the 2nd or 3rd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 245jackr, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Select a room on one of the higher floors to get a better view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles S708, 6 May 2015 | Read review
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