The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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Overview of The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

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The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

4-star property
Upscale beach hotel with spa, near Nosara Beach

9.8/10 Exceptional

257 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
Map
Playa Guiones, Nosara
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Fitness center
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
For families
  • Supervised childcare (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden

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About this area

Getting around

  • Nosara (NOB) - 14 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 104 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 122 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel

4-star hotel by the ocean, refurbished in 2018
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach, beach towels, and surfing. Indulge in a body scrub, aromatherapy, and a massage at the onsite spa. Yoga classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include ecotours. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a terrace and a garden.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Free bicycle rentals, an area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • A front desk safe, massage treatment rooms, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the pool, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel have perks such as free international calls and premium bedding, as well as amenities like late night room service and free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Frette Italian sheets and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with hydromassage showers and free toiletries
  • Electric kettles, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 29 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

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
  • 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

Children

  • Free supervised childcare

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

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

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 6 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (late night)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Free supervised childcare/activities

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Beach nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Built in 2018
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free international and local calls

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

The onsite spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 100
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 50 (from 6 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 150.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 20.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 49.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Nosara
Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel
Gilded Iguana Surf Nosara
Gilded Iguana Surf
The Gilded Iguana Surf
The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Hotel
The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Nosara
The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel Hotel Nosara

Frequently asked questions

Does The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel 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.
How much does it cost to stay at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?
As of 5 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel on 19 Oct 2022 start from CA $259, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 150.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like surfing and cycling. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel also has a fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Sushi mar (4-min walk), Pacifico Azul (5-min walk), and El Local (8-min walk).
What's the area around The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel like?
The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel is located near Nosara Beach, just a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 2 minutes' walk from 10 Pies. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings

9.8

Exceptional

9.9/10

Cleanliness

9.8/10

Staff & service

9.7/10

Amenities

9.9/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.9/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Erik, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Henry, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Merlin, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Byron, 10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Was truly a magical honeymoon. Thank you for everything.
Chelsea, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent boutique hotel. The place to stay in Nosara
hailey, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Immaculate property and amenities. …Not inexpensive but they deliver on all fronts - rooms, restaurant, poolside vibe, surf club, gym, spa, bike rentals etc. Definitely will be back.
Trevor, 4-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Trevor, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

TJ, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quinn, 1-night trip
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