based on 24 reviews
Perfecto, Perfecto, Perfecto!

The HotelFenix is Perfecto! It starts with the new owner Jay who is absolutely killing it! His goal is to make certain you have a perfect stay. He goes out of his way to accommodate, want to schedule an excursion he will do it, need recommendations on where to eat he will give it, need a ride someplace he will arrange it! The hotel is also perfect, the rooms aren’t to big and they aren’t to small. Each room accommodated 4 and has a kitchen, bedroom and bath. When it’s time to get outdoors literally every option is available there is a pool 10 feet from your room, option #2 a hammock on the beach under the canopy, or option #3 the beach! This place has it all! I highly recommend you check it out!

Single traveller  |  Standard Room 3  |  stayed in 6/2019

Steve Otis (Seattle WA)

The hotel is a perfect oasis on the beach. It has everything you need and is setup for true relaxation on the beach. The combination of the ocean and the pool make for easy cool down. The town and activities are easy walking distance and allow your own private beach.

Group  |  Deluxe Room 6  |  stayed in 6/2019

First Costa Rica Trip

We had a lovely beach beach vacation here. Staff were very nice and the place was always clean and tidy. It is right on the beach with some nice hammocks and chairs I spent a lot of time in. No complaints from me!!

Family with older children  |  Standard Room 5  |  stayed in 6/2019


The hotel is amazing and setup for a family vibe. The grounds are immaculate kept and all the amenities are at your finger tips. You can just relax and enjoy the pool and beach! Very secluded yet easy to walk into town for activities, great place!!

Family with older children  |  Deluxe Room 6  |  stayed in 6/2019

Hotel Fenix is a must!

We really enjoyed your hotel Jay. Thank you for accommodating such a large group of us and our silliness. The bodega helped quench our thirst and really helped us be able to relax until the last day and we had to tally our cerveza total🤪The atmosphere of your hotel is something to see and feel. All of your recommendations were amazing! Thank you for letting me leave my nephews rock in your beautiful rock garden. We will be back ! Melanie And Brad Basler

Mature couple  |  Standard Room 3  |  stayed in 5/2019

Absolutely amazing!

The Fenix is a must if visiting the Samara area! The rooms are excellent with a separate bedroom and a full kitchen. The pool, grounds, and the beach are just perfect...shade with a slight breeze, comfy lounge chairs, hammocks, and a view that you just can't get enough of. Jay, the owner, is awesome too. He was so accommodating from assisting with restaurant recommendations to booking excursions to even running out for limes for us! He genuinely wants to ensure your vacation is perfect. His staff is fabulous as well. Lastly, the location is ideal. It's private but within walking distance to some of the best restaurants we've experienced in our travels. I can't wait to go back!

Mature couple  |  Standard Room 4  |  stayed in 5/2019

Absolutely awesome!!

The Fenix Hotel is the perfect getaway. Right on the beach with plenty of natural shade should it get too hot. The pool is beautiful and refreshing as well. You can cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen or walk down the beach into town and try some of the local restaurants. Recommendations, Flying Taco (the best tacos), Cocos Mexican Restaurant (the best microbrew), Sheriff Rustic (great breakfast), Gusto (great pizza). SUP paddle boards were delivered to us from Choco's Surf where we also took surfing lessons. Samara Adventure Company will pick you up at the Fenix for any of their great day trips. Everything is super close and convenient yet just far enough away so it feels like you're all alone. I'll be back, soon.

Mature couple  |  Standard Room 4  |  stayed in 5/2019

Diane R
My First Time

"Wow! What a pretty & peaceful hotel. The rooms are clean, the Pacific Ocean is steps away, and this 6-room, small hotel is convenient and wonderful! From the friendly owner at check-in to the family-like atmosphere every day, the Fenix Hotel provides a great homebase as you explore Samara and the Guanacaste Region. Or if you are looking to just relax and read, the hotel's oceanfront location, quiet pool and beautiful grounds will certainly help you with those goals. Whether it is the fruit truck going by or the local bakery stopping by with that day's breads and cookies, you can experience the local foods without leaving the hotel. And a short walk down the beach, will take you to all kinds of restaurants and activities in Samara. In short, FANTASTIC experience. I can see why so many guests return. I know I will."

Single traveller  |  Deluxe Room 6  |  stayed in 4/2019

Colleen J

"Looking for a quiet place to hang out but close to the town of Samara? This is the place. Small, clean and quiet. We love to either catch our own fish or pick up some fresh fish at the fish market a block away. The rooms have small kitchens and we had access to the BBQ. Walk to town, buy some fresh fruit and vegies and come back and fix an easy BBQ dinner! Don't forget the fresh bread at Roots Bakery for the finishing touch! Hotel sits right on the beach."

Family with young children  |  Standard Room 4  |  stayed in 4/2019

Timothy P
Awesome hotel, beach, host and food!

"Stayed 8 days at the Fenix Hotel… great location on the beach… Samara beach is beautiful - morning walks or sunset strolls… town is a close walk yet the hotel is far enough away. The trees provide shade from the afternoon sun and the pool is perfect for a dip to cool down.. The grounds are filled with trees and flowers. The rooms are clean and well kept… Staff is terrific. Perfect place for a Costa Rica vacation. Recommend to everyone. I’ve already booked my return visit!"

Single traveller  |  Standard Room 5  |  stayed in 4/2019

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