Santa Elena Lodge

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Overview of Santa Elena Lodge

Santa Elena Lodge

2.5 star property
Santa Elena lodge with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.4/10 Exceptional

13 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
Ruta Nacional 914, Km 10, Cuajiniquil, Next to restaurante Arrecife, Santa Elena, Guanacaste
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Free self parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Santa Rosa National Park - 23 min drive
  • Playa Copal - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 63 min drive

About this property

Santa Elena Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Santa Elena with a stay at Santa Elena Lodge. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 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 6 AM - 9 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

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


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Garden

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Santa Elena Lodge La Cruz, Guanacaste
Santa Elena Lodge La Cruz
Santa Elena Lodge Cuajiniquil
Santa Elena Cuajiniquil
Santa Elena Lodge Lodge
Santa Elena Lodge Santa Elena
Santa Elena Lodge Lodge Santa Elena

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very Good

Family run and friendly
A family run establishment. Daughter checked us in, father ran the restaurant, mother in charge of room cleaning etc. Welcoming atmosphere. Gave us recommendations of places to visit. Their restaurant is the best in the area.
Wesley, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Beautiful lodge, good service, remote setting
We stayed one night at this lodge enroute from the Liberia airport to Nicaragua. The lodge features beautiful wood paneling. Our second floor room felt like a bird's nest with wall-to-wall windows opening to the tree tops. The manager was quick to help us line up a taxi for our departure. Wifi worked well. We enjoyed a grilled fish dinner at the restaurant next door complete with a bottle of Chilean wine. The hotel breakfast was generous: eggs, fruit, rice etc. The town surrounding the hotel was very small and we couldn't see much to do. We were told there are beaches a few kilometers away, but we didn't get to them because of limited time. All in all, this hotel offers good value for the price.
Sharon, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Exceeded our expectations. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed one night and had very little time. The owner drove us around (for free) to show us the area in the little time before we had to leave. Thank you.
Eli, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great layover en route to Nicaragua.
Nice, family run hotel. Clean rooms, no frills place to stay. Breakfast is included. Great location with a store and convenient restaurant located on either side of the hotel. Great value for the money.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sarri, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Nice quiet overnight stay.
Lodge was great. Restaurant was surprisingly good.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Owner really helpful, even drove me to La Cruz (10km away) when I found out there was no bank nearby to pay for scuba diving
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Séjour empreint de couleur locale.
Petit hôtel très sympathique. Très bon accueil. Chambre douillette. Restaurant de poisson excellent. Ambiance cool.
Peter, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Cómodo, limpio, seguro, buen servicio
El lugar es muy cómodo, una muy buena ubicación para conocer el área. La habitación muy limpia y con las cosas necesarias para descansar bien. La cama muy cómoda. Don Manuel y su hijo son muy atentos y serviciales. Nos gusta mucho que apoyen tanto los proyectos de protección de la zona y los alentamos a seguir adelante porque zonas como Cuajiniquil ya no quedan tantas en el país. Gracias por todo su esfuerzo por mantener sus clientes satisfechos y recibirnos con tanto aprecio. El restaurante tamb es muy rico, el pinto Guanacasteco más rico que he probado en mi vida! Un abrazo y esperamos verlos pronto!
Ricardo, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bueno ubicación, agradable pesonal
Limpieza de la habitación/del hotel. Hotel muy limpio y agradable Calidad del servicio. Es administrado por una familia, todos son muy amables y hacen muy agradable la estadía. Servicios del hotel. Wifi bueno. Desayuno excelente. Ubicación del hotel. Está a menos de 20km del Parque Nacional Santa Rosa, muy bien ubicado. Recomendable llegar en auto, tiene estacionamiento sin costo Extras. A un costado se encuentra un supermercado, y al otro costado un restaurante con buena comida, por lo que resulta un buen complemento al hotel.
Carlos, 1-night romance trip
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