Hotel The Place

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen | Terrace/patio

Overview of Hotel The Place

Hotel The Place

3.5-star property
3.5-star hotel in Cóbano with outdoor pool and pool bar

7.8/10 Good

87 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
400 meters South of Hotel Frank's Place, Santa Teresa, Cóbano, Puntarenas
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Premium bedding

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Santa Teresa Beach - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Tambor (TMU) - 43 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 69.2 miles/111.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel The Place

3.5-star hotel by the ocean
Free full breakfast, a round-trip airport shuttle and a poolside bar are just a few of the amenities provided at Hotel The Place. Active travellers can enjoy horse riding at this hotel. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and a library.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Luggage storage, multilingual staff and tour/ticket information
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast, pool and quiet location
Room features
All guest rooms at Hotel The Place include perks, such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the size rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans and daily housekeeping


English, French, German, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 6 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (7 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Horse riding/hire
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 7 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2000
  • Garden
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: CRC 100000 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 60 per person (one way)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 15 September and 01 November.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Hotel Place Cobano
Hotel Place Mal Pais
Place Mal Pais
Hotel The Place Costa Rica/Mal Pais
Surf The Place Hotel
Hotel Place Santa Teresa
Place Santa Teresa
Place Cobano
Hotel The Place Hotel
Hotel The Place Cóbano
Hotel The Place Hotel Cóbano

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel The Place currently open?
The property is closed between 15 September and 01 November.
Does Hotel The Place offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel The Place does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Hotel The Place?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel The Place?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel The Place?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel The Place?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 60 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel The Place?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Hotel The Place and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horse riding. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel The Place?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include taco corner (5-min walk), Kasava (6-min walk) and Amici (9-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel The Place like?
Hotel The Place is a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 5 minutes' walk from Carmen Beach. Travellers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Well-maintained hotel with great breakfast.
Clean, close enough to walk to town and beach, but far enough away to be quiet and private.
5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bungalow with a super cool pool
Wonderful small hotel just 3 minutes outside of the town of Santa Teresa. My husband, my 10 year old son and I really appreciated being able to return to this quiet, lush, comfortable spot after a full day in town / at the beach / exploring the area. It is super convenient and has the best pool with great ambient music and cabanas with long curtains. Its not a resort-sized pool; more like the best backyard pool that you could imagine, surrounded by tropical beauty. Individual bungalows provide great privacy. Mattresses are firm with good pillows. Breakfasts are very good too. If the room had a small dresser to help us stay organized, it would be perfect. Other spots have direct beach access or ocean views. If that is not critical feature, this place is a dream.
Tracy, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely setting close to town and the beach
Spent 5 days at this lovely quiet hotel. Staff was fantastic and very helpful.Very relaxing setting. Pool was a perfect size. Felt very safe. The breakfasts were amazing and delicious. No view of the ocean but no incline from the road. They can arrange fantastic excursions. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Patricia, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Beach across street, close to shopping and food
We stayed about a week. Nice pool, good breakfast, helpful management and staff. would go again.
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Peaceful hotel close to the beach
Quiet, peaceful hotel close to town and the beach. Wonderful management and staff, very helpful learning about the area.
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice place
A really outstanding breakfast!
Edgar, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place and amazing people
We had a great time at The Place. Everyone there went out of the way to make our stay comfortable and helped with all our day trips and offered recommendations. The pool and courtyard were great after a day in the sun. We'd definitely go back.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We Found Our Bliss!
What a fantastic gem! Perfect location, beautiful rooms, absolutely WONDERFUL honestly could not be more perfect. My husband and I have been coming to the Nicoya Peninsula for years, and this is the first place we've stayed that brings together each detail we love about Costa Rica and this area. Bliss!
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Little Paradise
What can I say apart that this is a great and lovely hotel. We had a perfect stay. The bungalows are absolutely charming; as is the hotel. The swimming pool and the garden are a little paradise and everything is clean and well maintained. You can even enjoy local product for shower. In addition the staff as well as the owner are very kind and always helpful. There is a large choice of breakfast. I highly recommend you to stay here; the place is quite and really peacefull and totally worth the moderate price; and to enjoy a cocktail by the pool. Thanks again to the staff for such nice welcome !
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place, beautifully designed, staff very helpful. Loved the pool and ambiance.
Verified Expedia guest review