Starting at $41 per night


Hotel Arenal Palace is a budget friendly hotel located 8 km west from the town of La Fortuna, allowing guests to rest peacefully in their rooms, away from the noise of La Fortuna.  Surrounded by nature, Arenal Palace brings the sights and sounds of nature into you Costa Rican vacation.  A family built business, the staff at Arenal Palace strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all guests.  Hotel amenities include, swimming pool, laundry service, WiFi, complimentary breakfast, secure parking lot, and tropical gardens.

Nestled in the outer region of La Fortuna, Hotel Arenal Palace is close enough to the plethora of tours, but far enough to be able to enjoy a quiet vacation.  Many guests enjoy daily tours like, horseback riding, zip-lining, whitewater rafting, jungle safari floats, hot springs, waterfalls, and plenty of wildlife expeditions.  Costa Rica has an adventure that interests everyone, so whether you’re looking to go canyoning, or if you’d prefer a relaxing afternoon in a volcanic hot spring, Hotel Arenal Palace will help you find your bliss.

Unlike some of the ritzier ecolodges and resorts in the La Fortuna area, Hotel Arenal Palace approaches vacation in a more simplistic fashion.  Though the rooms are lavished with full bars and enormous patios, the rooms are very appropriately priced.  Most guests enjoy a full day of activities in La Fortuna or surrounding areas and unwind during the evenings at the hotel.  You can either take a refreshing dip in the pool or take a sunset walk through the tropical gardens to end your day.

Arenal Palace’s Deluxe Room is a great option for visitors looking to save some money on accommodation without forfeiting comfort.  These rooms include air conditioning, cable TV, wireless internet, mini-refrigerator, and volcano view.

Additionally, those guests looking for a little more luxury should choose the Junior Suite for their vacation needs.  These rooms are more spacious and thus are more oriented toward small families.  The Junior Suite features, air conditioning, Cable TV, high-speed WiFi, coffee maker, mini-fridge, living room, and private terrace with an unforgettable Volcano View.

Hotel Arenal Palace is the choice accommodation option for families or couples that are trying to limit their spending.  Arenal Palace allows you to save money for more important things like tours, adventures, and authentic meals.  So, if you’re hoping to have a beautiful view of the volcano at an affordable price, then there is no better place that Hotel Arenal Palace!

Hotel Tags

  • Budget
  • Hilltop

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Gardens
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Laundry Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Standard Suite

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Iron
  • Sitting Area
  • Volcano View

Junior Suite

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hot Tub
  • Sitting Area
  • Volcano View

Handicap Accessibility

  • In-room Accessibility


Latitude: N 10° 30' 7.09"
Longitude: W 84° 42' 28.97"


  • Overall 86.5% (4 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 87.5%
  • Comfort: 85%
  • Meeting Expectations: 82.5%
  • Staff: 92.5%
  • Value: 85%


This hotel is a bit isolated, but it is in a beautiful location. Unfortunately, it is not well maintained, in particular the plumbing.


Loved the staff! Each person was very helpful and friendly. Selim took us out to the surrounding land and found a red-eyed-tree frog and also hand-picked fruit for us to try. It's not a five-star hotel but we found it to be clean, the breakfasts wonderful, and the views fantastic. We saw toucans, an armadillo, and many other animals.


We had an amazing experience at Arenal Palace Hotel and if we returned to Costa Rica we would want to stay here again.My first reaction was that the rate was a little high based on amenities, however, after just a couple of hours there, we quickly learned this is a hotel where you are not paying for amenities, you are paying for the kind and caring hotel staff and comfortable accommodations. Papa Selim was so good to us and we can't thank him enough for treating us like family while we were there.


The general manager was exceptional, very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Made our stay all the better