The Hideaway Hotel

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Beach nearby, scuba diving
Beach nearby, scuba diving
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of The Hideaway Hotel

The Hideaway Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Samara with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.4/10 Exceptional

174 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
on the road from Samara to Carrillo, 150 meters from the ICE Tower, Samara, Guanacaste, 50205
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Samara Beach - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Nosara (NOB) - 74 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 139 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Hideaway Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Samara, The Hideaway Hotel features an airport shuttle. Guests can indulge in massages or mani/pedis, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a snack bar/deli are other features. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 8 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • 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 AM - 8 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Please abide by the guest occupancy limits displayed when booking. Extra-person fee and occupancy limits apply to all ages.

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Scuba diving
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


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, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hideaway Hotel Samara
Hideaway Hotel
Hideaway Samara
The Hideaway Hotel Hotel
The Hideaway Hotel Samara
The Hideaway Hotel Hotel Samara

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Top notch friendly people!
I would give our stay at the Hideaway an 11 out of 10 if I could. The people are amazing. Everyone is super friendly and down to earth. Nelson, Maria, Johnny, were very kind to our 15 year old son and eager to help him with his Spanish. The hotel is just the right size. Pool is refreshing with a nice little waterfall. Food is very good and they offer a wide variety to suit all tastes. Location is excellent, just a short walk to the south end of Samara beach. It is Within walking distance to beautiful Carrillo beach and a short 5 minute drive to downtown Samara. The farmers market on Saturday is worth checking out. Lots of great restaurants in the area. Beach volleyball in front of Olas beachfront restaurant is fun for all, the sushi is very good too. Can’t wait to go back and visit our friends at the Hideaway.
Jody, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sally, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved staying here. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The facilities were clean and well maintained. Food was good and the swimming pool was small but clean and refreshing. I would definitely stay here again.
Lee, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice quiet hotel with restaurant and good breakfast. Short walk to the quiet end of Samara beach. Staff were very nice and helpful.
Nelson, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kathy, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Hideaway is just that a Hidden Gem!!! We arrived to the Hideaway a couple hours early and our room wasn’t quite ready yet so we chose to have a late lunch there at the hotel and it was AMAZING!!! Fish with Avocado Sauce is a must try!!! By the time we were done eating our room was ready so we checked in. We had drove a couple hours to get there so after the drive and lunch wife and I decided to take a “nap” we laid down on the comfy bed in our quiet, spacious, clean room and woke up 4hrs later. So we got up and went to dinner…at the hotel. Again another great meal but while having dinner everyone at the hotel seemed to know each other and it didn’t take too long before we were included in the convos and everyone on the patio (5 tables) were all chatting as if we were long time friends catching up!!! I found out later that one of the gentleman chatting with us happened to be the owner who we seen several times later that week engaging with us and the guests. It was a great start to end of our trip and those let few days there turned out to be the best part of our 20 days in CR. Carolina at the bar, Dorian working the restaurant, Nick and the rest of the staff have a GREAT thing going on right here. Just a quick 2 min maybe walk to Samara Beach, I can’t wait to go back!!! Oh and one last thing…well 2 actually MANGO MARGARITA and BREAKFAST BURRITO!!!! (You can add bacon…to burrito not margarita)
Edward, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location at the southern end of Samara. Manager, receptionist, and staff were all terrific. Clean rooms, nice shower.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place, feels like you are in the middle of a jungle, monkeys, iguanas, butterfly’s, birds, and a snake. The breakfast was so delicious and the people there were lovely.
3-night trip with friends
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I had truly such an amazing stay here. The staff members were all very friendly. Breakfast was included and was delicious everyday (we loved their breakfast burrito!). They made us feel welcome providing beach towels, mats, and sunscreen during our stay to leaving us wine glasses bottle opener outside when they knew we were looking for a bottle opener for our wine. The rooms are clean and comfortable with a fully functional A/C. The location is also great as it is about 5 min away from Playa Samara and Playa Carrillo. I can't imagine staying anywhere else!
2-night romance trip
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