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Hotel Locanda Samara Beach

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Beach/ocean view
Basic Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | Terrace/patio
Basic Quadruple Room, 2 Bedrooms | Terrace/patio
Basic Triple Room, 1 Bedroom | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Basic Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Hotel Locanda Samara Beach

Hotel Locanda Samara Beach

2.5-star property
Beachfront hotel in Samara with restaurant and beach bar

8.4/10 Very good

17 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
500 meters east of post office, Samara, Guanacaste, 50205

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Samara Beach - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Nosara (NOB) - 65 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 135 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Gusto - 2 min walk
  • Casa Maxou - 2 min walk
  • Sub Express & Deli - 2 min walk
  • Samara Organics Mercado Organico - 2 min walk
  • Falafel Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel Locanda Samara Beach

Hotel Locanda Samara Beach offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 120.00 per vehicle one way. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Locanda, which serves Italian cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A beach bar, a snack bar/deli, and a garden are other highlights. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Italian, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 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

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Locanda - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 6.00 and USD 12.00 for adults, and USD 6.00 and USD 12.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 120.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

Hotel Locanda Samara, Guanacaste
Locanda Samara Beach
Locanda Hotel Playa Samara
Locanda Samara Beach Samara
Hotel Locanda Samara Beach Hotel
Hotel Locanda Samara Beach Samara
Hotel Locanda Samara Beach Hotel Samara

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Locanda Samara Beach offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Locanda Samara Beach does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Locanda Samara Beach?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Locanda Samara Beach?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Locanda Samara Beach?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 120.00 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Locanda Samara Beach?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Hotel Locanda Samara Beach and nearby?
Hotel Locanda Samara Beach has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Locanda Samara Beach?
Yes, Locanda offers beachfront dining and Italian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Marisqueria Colochos (3-min walk), Sheriff Rustic (4-min walk), and Pizza Paraiso (5-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Locanda Samara Beach like?
Hotel Locanda Samara Beach is in the heart of Samara, a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.



Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

The hotel doesn't take credit cards so remember to bring enough cash. If you forget there is a bank of Costa Rica a short walk away but it only lets you withdraw 200 american dollars per day. The room could have used AC but the fan worked just fine. The nights were rather loud because of winds and trees dropping things onto the roof. The location of the hotel was ideal and the staff were quite efficient. Nothing beats waking up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore and enjoying the continental breakfast with the company of many friendly travelers and some local animal friends.
6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved it here!
We booked this place because the beach restaurant area looked like fun and we thought it would be nice to stay on the beach and watch a sunset. The pictures of the rooms don't do it justice. We were blown away when they took us to our "bungalow" which is like a modern day hut and it was so awesome! Samara had the best beach area we saw out of all the cities on the Pacific side. The town is small and everything is a short walk from the hotel. I definitely recommend checking this place out!
Shala, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place
Amazing place. The only negative thing is that the rooms do not have air conditioner.
2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The staff were friendly and the beach very nice. I missed air conditioning.
jon, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing location, food and staff
The beach chairs and beds out front are a dream, the staff is very attentive and nice. The food and drinks are delicious. There is no AC, and the fans are not very powerful, but there is a nice breeze that comes from being so close to the water so it wasn't bad. Wifi did not work in the rooms but I worked well in the restaurant and beach area. We had quite a few ants in our room
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location and staff are wonderful.
Charlene at the reception was efficiante and welcoming,and gave us an upgrade immediately,The hotel is charming needs,a little facelift.The pillows and towels need changing,But All In All We definetly loved our little visit.A little piece of paradiseThey are building this little huts on the side of the hotel,which are gorgeous,hope to stay there one day.thank you Locanda.
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6/10 Good

right on beach
nice place- Food in the restaurant was excellent and ideal location- The rooms need some work, If you are ok with no A/C then you will not have a problem.
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel
Great Hotel,great location ,great food and staff. Very cozy decore ,beautiful view of the beach ,great breakfast and natural juices. To get to the next level they need to add AC in the room and a TV and they can charge extra because is worth it.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location, nice restaurant
Relaxing day at the beautiful beach. The restaurant here is awesome and beachside. Room is average. No AC.
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6/10 Good

Good and not so good
The location of this hotel was fabulous. The photos don't lie. The restaurant was decent and the stafff was very accommodating. However the bed was so hard it was like sleeping on a 4x8 board. The hotel and restaurant are cash only, as are most places in Playa Samara. They did not provide any wash cloths and told us they did not know what one was. The last evening before checkout, suddenly one washcloth appeared. The shower did have hot water, but only when the water pressure was extremely low. We discovered there were many travelers staying at other hotels, but using the beach and lounge chairs meant for hotel guests. I would say if you are young and can tolerate a hard bed, and have lots of available cash, then go for it. Playa Samara was a great location.
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