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Hotel Arenal Lodge, La Fortuna

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free parking nearby
200 Meters NW of the dam of Arenal Lake, Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica

Family-friendly hotel with outdoor pool, near Lake Arenal
  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
    • Billiards or pool table
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free parking nearby
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Restrictions related to your trip

Costa Rica may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

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Hotel Arenal Lodge, La Fortuna

from $126 CAD
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What’s around Hotel Arenal Lodge, La Fortuna


  • In a national park
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 13 min walk
  • Lake Arenal - 1 min walk
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 33 min walk
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 8.7 mi / 14 km
  • Arenal Volcano - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 143 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 23 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Costa Rica may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*

  • Specific rooms only*

  • 2 per room (up to 44 lbs)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Steam room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 24-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include facials, body scrubs, and body treatments.


La Fortuna - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Hotel Arenal Lodge, La Fortuna’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Arenal Lodge
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  • Arenal
  • Arenal Lodge La Fortuna
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  • Hotel Arenal Lodge Hotel La Fortuna


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 180 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Arenal Lodge, La Fortuna

  • Does Hotel Arenal Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Arenal Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Arenal Lodge?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel Arenal Lodge?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Hotel Arenal Lodge?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Arenal Lodge?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 44 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per day.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Arenal Lodge?
    You can check in from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Arenal Lodge?
    Yes, La Fortuna offers international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include El Novillo Del Arenal (4.9 mi), Steak House Rest. El Novillos Del Arenal (4.9 mi), and Steak House Mirador Arenal (5.8 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Arenal Lodge?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 180 per vehicle one way.
  • What is there to do at Hotel Arenal Lodge and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Soothe your senses in one of the 2 spa tubs or make use of other amenities, which include an outdoor pool and a steam room. Hotel Arenal Lodge also has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 268 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Amazing surroundings, nature walks, views of volcano and surroundings. Pool, breakfast with views, privacy, quiet in our family suite. Worth the winding uphill drive which we avoided doing at night.
ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I especially loved the view of the Volcano from our room and the local gardens and jungle walk!
Sue, ca3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
fantastic volcano views
Fantastic location! Enjoyed our stay, a very steep mountain road up, but worth it! Great views of the volcano. We had a large 2 bedroom room/cabin a bit on the old side, but clean. Lighting in the room was not the greatest, room was dark. At least in the master bedroom above the bed they had 2 good reading lights. Room had tv with lots of channels, fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Wifi was not good at the room, slow and dodgy. Shower was horrible, not much pressure and shower head needs to be replaced, but it had hot water. The restaurant, pool and 2 hot tubs were great! Great service and great views. We also saw beautiful birds and wildlife.
John C, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved the hotel, our bedroom was beautiful, all with wooden panels, had an amazing view on the garden and the volcano. The staff was lovely and welcoming. And the view, just wow! Highly recommend!
TamTam, ca2 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Nice View, Terrible Service and Management
They mixed up our reservation then moved us to another room with only 1 bed and cockroaches. Manager rudely said “thats all you get thanks have a nice day” then walked away. They refunded our $40 dinner but then decided not to refund our room.
ca2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Pleasant people. Beautiful location. Food was very nice and complimentary breakfast was an added bonus.
ca2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
We really liked our stay at Arenal Lodge. The view was amazing and the staff was really nice! We especially appreciated the pool and jacuzzis! The restaurant was also very good and cheap! The only small downside was that the showers were a bit outdated and made a mess. The property was superb!! The hotel is a bit far from the main road, but the view is worth it!
ca3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Don’t make the same mistake I did: book more than one night! Great place, great trails, great food, great view, great staff! Not as hot and humid as low land hotels, pool is cool. Nice trails where you can basically be alone in the jungle. Great value, felt very welcomed.
Martín, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Breath taking
Incredible views, beautiful grounds, the staff are wonderful and very welcoming. I will 100% be coming back and recommending this place to friends. Such a unique experience.
Justin, ca3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean place and very nice cabin with a beautiful view on Arenal Volcano. Staf are great
ca1 night romance trip

Hotel Arenal Lodge, La Fortuna