Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel

Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel

Calle Principal 142 Católica, Diagonal al Parque Central, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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#43 of 64 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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La Fortuna Downtown Hotel Boutique is the most centrally located hotel in La Fortuna. It is located south of the Catholic church of La Fortuna. Rooms feature standard décor and are equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, a balcony, and a private bathroom with a hot shower. The hotel has a swimming pool and a restaurant, Maria Bonita Steak House, which is located in the area and offers a steakhouse menu and a Lebanese menu. The property offers a free breakfast during the stay. In the area there are restaurants, bars, pharmacies and much more just 500 meters away. The hotel is 5 minutes from the best hot springs in La Fortuna and 20 minutes from the impressive Arenal Volcano. The international airports, Juan Santamaria and Daniel Oduber are 2 hours and 30 minutes away. During your stay, local experts can help coordinate the best activities in the area, such as nature walks or adventure activities like rafting, canyoning, and zip-lining.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Safe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Calle Principal 142 Católica, Diagonal al Parque Central, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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friedandchampagne wrote a review Jan 2024
17 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing staffs. Super friendly and very welcoming. Most helpful in planning in our whole trips. “Jossemar” is a concierge extraordinaire. He planned all our transportations and tour to, from and while in la Fortuna. This hotel is very proactive on helping you to have the best experience possible with the least planning on your part. They did everything. And all experienced they booked for us are exceeding our expectations. Jossemar even help us on our other leg of the trip. The location is very central to supermarket. Stores even post office. The room is small but clean and cleaning crews are great! The small pool is perfect to chill and read a book. The server at the restaurants are great. Especially “Jaymar” he made sure that we get our breakfast before our 7:30an tour. Overall we are very pleased here. Would definitely come back again
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angie N wrote a review Mar 2023
Muskegon, Michigan201 contributions16 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We had room #3 for 6 nights with a queen sized bed and included breakfast daily (7-9am) including taxes it was $203/night. This seemed a bit pricey in comparison to other options nearby. (We walked through a private room at the Poshtel next door which was just as nice for $65/night) Our free breakfast included buffet of coffee/tea, juice, fresh fruit and breads/muffins and then made to order pancakes, eggs, bacon, toast, omelette as well. The room was rather small, poor bathroom ventilation (small ants in bathroom as well), had refrigerator, bed was rather firm, our room faced the street/large windows over looking a beautiful park but very noisy. No hanging area for clothing. I would recommend a room overlooking restaurant/pool to avoid street noise, but be aware that evening music in restaurant is loud. Pool is deceiving, in 6 days, no one swam in it. It is small and pretty and encircled by the restaurant with no privacy and no lounge chairs either. It was basically just to look at, which was very disappointing. Would loved to have taken a dip to cool off, especially after long hikes. The staff was very nice and the location was very good to walk to restaurants and shops. There is a bakery next door that opens for pastry & coffee at 5am if you have an early tour. La Fortuna taxi service via WhatsApp was great to use in this area. Bogarin Trail is a 10 minute walk and must see.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pool is not for swimming but primarily just to look at.
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mike wrote a review Mar 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom161 contributions85 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If being right in the centre of Fortuna is important to you then this place is perfect. Great location for accessing local restaurants and facilities and all the intersting tourist sites are easy to get to either on foot or by taxi. There is a taxi rank right outside the hotel which is adjacent to the central park. I thought the breakfast was great with a mix of local and continental offerings all of a decent standard. There's a nice little pool which is great for kids and cooling off if you don't mind being overlooked by being surrounded by the hotel restaurant. The hotel is spotless and cleaned regularly. The staff are also helpful although I found most of their answers came with a short sales pitch for related tours that they offer.

On the dowside, the rooms are quite dated and probably in need of a refurb. In our room the shower didn't work despite several attempts to fix it (initially cold and then too little pressure for more than a few drops). The TV also didn't work. Our room was meant for 4 people but there was only just enough storage space for one.

If a central location is important to you then I think this is pretty reasonable otherwise there probably better places further out
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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The_Wanderer1992 wrote a review Nov 2023
Columbia, Maryland2,515 contributions408 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for two nights while in Costa Rica. This hotel is in downtown La Fortuna next to a number of restaurants, and they even have restaurants of their own. They offer you a 10% discount on their own restaurants. They also have a number of tours offered (they were pricier than what we already had booked elsewhere). Our room was clean. The bed was comfortable. The shower water had inconsistent pressure and temperature. The TV had low volume, and we could hardly hear it from the bed. They played live music on the first floor at one of the restaurants until 9-9:30 pm, and it made it even more difficult to hear the TV. Luckily, quiet time begins at 10pm. They offer breakfast with fresh fruit and a number of different hot options to choose from. A big negative is that we had transportation coming to pick us up at 8 a.m. on our last day. We arrived for breakfast at 7:05 a.m. (breakfast began at 7) -- 40 minutes later, and we still did not have our food. We left hungry as we had to catch our transportation.
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CabinetA wrote a review Apr 2024
23 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:
Centrally located
Clean
Polite/helpful staff when needed
Pool to cool off in
Open balconies for non-street facing rooms. Closed balconies for front of building.
If breakfast is included with your stay it's pretty good and starts 30 mins before most tours are scheduled to leave

Cons:
They need to put a little shelf or something in showers to set shampoo, wash cloth, razor, etc.
If your room is street facing it can be noisy and/or a bit bright until about midnight.

Minor things to note:
Door locks are secure but you need to turn your key just so to make it work
Key entry for room safe as opposed to keypad felt a bit janky
Toilet flush isn't strong if you're a big depositor.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Street parking is limited. Hotel has some parking in rear.
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Response from Ricardo Villalobos, Owner at Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Adam, Thank you for giving us your feedback. We really appreciate all your comments, we will take the cons into account to improve. We hope you can visit us next time. A pleasure to serve you. Pura Vida!
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Natalie B wrote a review Dec 2021
Durham, United Kingdom22 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After backpacking Costa Rica for 3 weeks it was so refreshing to stay here! I found out about hotel from a local costa rican tour guide in Monteverde and when I checked online they had availibility for the next day. For a little more money than a private room in a hostel I had hot water, a balcony and super comfy bed, it was really a treat!

Great Breakfast included, you can choose either Costa Rican typical breakfast or American style. The restaurant also has amazing food for lunch and dinner, I had steak and it was delicious and service was 5 stars.

The room was very clean with room cleaned daily.

Special mention goes to the reception staff who are extremely helpful and accomodating. They were all friendly and helped me to book the hot springs and onwards travel when I was struggling to find a company online who had space.

I booked for 2 nights but was enjoying it so much I extended 2 nights.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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jasmin391 wrote a review Jan 2024
Saxmundham, United Kingdom57 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was excellent value for money and in a fantastic location. We celebrated new years here and had the most amazing time - we wish we could have spent a few extra days here: the staff and welcome was amazing. Greeted each day by the friendliest staff always smiling and couldn’t do enough for us (organising taxis and tours as needed). The breakfast included was very good and consisted of fresh fruits and cooked food to order at the steakhouse in the hotel. They also provide a 10% off at the steakhouse which we ate at twice. Whilst I loved this hotel and found the room to be comfy and clean, the only thing I found fault with is the shower in the room. The shower had little to no water pressure making the water trickle out preventing a decent shower and was also either extremely hot or freezing cold. That was my only criticism of the stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dave B wrote a review Nov 2023
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed this hotel! Our rooms was very clean and very comfortable. The staff were amazing, very friendly and always available to help.
The restaurant was very good. 10% discount for guests, as well as a complimentary breakfast. The complimentary breakfast was great. It’s not often that you will get a complimentary breakfast like this; a fresh fruit plate to start it off and a menu choice for a full breakfast.
The location is very convenient, right in the centre of town with easy access in and out of town.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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MehdiG33 wrote a review Jan 2024
Bordeaux, France42 contributions34 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was clean but run down. A triple room with a bed blocking access to the bathroom. No place to store anything. The major issue was that in major European capitals you can find this kind of room for 60 USD. 130 USD in Costa Rica, go figure. That's a general issue in the country.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anne B wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect location, central downtown. Easy access to all tours on offer in the area. Hotel is small and quaint. Rooms are basic but spotless. Water pressure in bathroom, very weak, especially if you shower at peak times. Service is outstanding! Food at the restaurant on property is amazing. Mary at reception, was so helpful and friendly. I would recommend this property, for those needing a base to explore the area at a reasonable price. Great value.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Answer from Ricardo Villalobos
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica4 contributions
Hi Kelly! Yeah all the rooms have it
Answer from Ricardo Villalobos
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica4 contributions
Hi Jeremy, At our reception we have all the necessary information for booking tours and activities, so you don't have to go out looking for information.
CabinetA wrote a tip Apr 2024
23 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Street parking is limited. Hotel has some parking in rear."
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Thane B wrote a tip Mar 2024
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We found the boutique hotel to be centrally located with a lot of shops and restaurants nearby."
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Angie N wrote a tip Mar 2023
Muskegon, Michigan201 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool is not for swimming but primarily just to look at."
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Robert W wrote a tip Feb 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fenced parking if you bring your car."
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DOWNTOWN LA FORTUNA BOUTIQUE HOTEL - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos (0.08 km), Onirica Art Gallery (0.1 km), and Atomium Tattoo Studio (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Tierra Mia, D´mi Tierra. Comida típica, and Chifa La Familia Feliz.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of La Fortuna de San Carlos.
Are any cleaning services offered at Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Downtown La Fortuna Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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