Fodor's Expert Review La Mansion Inn

1 km (½ mile) west of La Mariposa, next to Hotel Makanda, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

White silk curtains, black onyx flooring, and classical music welcome you to the reception area of this boutique hotel, where rooms have ocean views, white tile floors, balconies, and a mixed bag of styles. Beyond the reception area, a staircase leads to a long corridor of deluxe rooms. If possible, opt for one of the impressive suites with Jacuzzi tubs. A bridge crosses from the main building, over a small pool to the Sky Lounge with a 360-degree view of the rain forest and ocean. There's also a spa and a restaurant specializing in bistro cuisine. The owner is the former CEO of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., so don’t be surprised to see a few VIPs lounging by the pool.

PROS

  • excellent views
  • unique bar
  • free shuttle to Manuel Antonio National Park

CONS

  • steep driveway with limited parking
  • hodgepodge of styles
  • no children under 12

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
RomanticViews
Intimate
Near the beach
Casual Chic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2777–3489 | 800-360–2071-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

24 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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