Starting at $109 per night


Welcome to Espadilla Gardens Hotel, your affordable gateway to the beauty of Manuel Antonio! Formerly known as Hotel Cabinas Espadilla, our budget-friendly hotel offers a prime location just a few minutes' stroll from both the beach and Manuel Antonio National Park. This ideal setting caters to beach enthusiasts and nature lovers, all at a wallet-friendly rate. Our lodge boasts a range of amenities, including a picturesque swimming pool nestled within lush tropical gardens, convenient parking, and WiFi in select areas. Plus, you'll find our sister hotel, Hotel Playa Espadilla, just a short walk away, where you can savor delightful meals and refreshing drinks at the restaurant and bar.

Manuel Antonio's main attraction, Playa Espadilla, is merely a stone's throw away. This exquisite beach offers opportunities for swimming, boogie boarding, and even surfing. On the flip side, the national park is just a few minutes' walk in the opposite direction. Renowned as one of Costa Rica's finest, the park features well-maintained trails and a remarkable abundance of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled, as the animals freely roam and often grace the trees surrounding our hotel!

Manuel Antonio extends beyond its stunning beaches and national park; it stands as Costa Rica's premier ecotourism destination. Adventurers will be thrilled by the diverse range of activities on offer, including thrilling whitewater rafting, exhilarating canyoning and waterfall rappelling, heart-pounding canopy ziplining, serene horseback or ATV riding, and so much more. For those inclined toward ocean adventures, embark on a catamaran cruise or coastal kayaking, catch some waves with surf lessons on Playa Espadilla, or perhaps even try parasailing!

Of course, if relaxation is your preference, our lodge offers the perfect haven. Our inviting swimming pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and comfortable lounging areas, invites you to unwind and soak up the sun or lose yourself in your favorite novel. For dining and entertainment, you can easily stroll over to our sister hotel's bar and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican-style meal or savor fresh seafood dishes.

All rooms at Espadilla Gardens Hotel are thoughtfully appointed, ensuring your comfort during your stay. They come equipped with standard amenities, including air conditioning, cable TV, a safe deposit box, mini-fridge, and WiFi access. We offer various bedding options to suit your preferences. For a comprehensive list of amenities, please refer below.

In summary, if you're a budget-conscious traveler seeking clean and comfortable accommodations in close proximity to the town and the beaches, you'll find Espadilla Gardens Hotel to be the perfect choice for your stay.

Hotel Tags

  • Budget
  • Eco Style
  • Family

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Gardens
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Standard Superior

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free


Latitude: N 9° 23' 30.79"
Longitude: W 84° 8' 52.81"


  • Overall 89% (50 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 90.4%
  • Comfort: 86.8%
  • Meeting Expectations: 87.1%
  • Staff: 92.8%
  • Value: 87.6%


Super comfortable, walking distance to the beach which was AWESOME!!!


Absolutely, I have been in the business of service and hospitality for 36years. I understand service and this Hotel and Cabins do an excellent job of providing service.


The location was great. The pool and restaurant were also great. The showers and the room were sub par.


There were not 24hr staff so when our ride for tour was over 15mins late we had no one to ask to call.
The room door had a gap big enough for bugs to fit through above the door but besides this was clean & comfortable.


Highly recommended location for clients who visit Manuel Antonio area. Great combination of comfort and location.


Loved the fact that this hotel was so close to everything and also had a small fridge. Pool and grounds were beautiful.


The room was much too small, with two double beds, there was no room to move around. With four people, this was unpractical.


This was a last minute change to our itinerary. The pool and location in terms of proximity to the beach was really nice. The breakfast at the main hotel was also very impressive! However, it pales in comparison to Plaza Yara... The rooms were really small and because we were four in it, I am really glad we only stayed one night. The staff were friendly and helpful. The pool lunch menu at the main hotel was well worth it. A lot of food for the price.


Beautiful Hotel. I loved having a pool at Cabinas and being able to use Hotel Espadilla's amenities as well. The Hotel's restaurant is wonderful and very decently priced. So close to the beach! Downside is not that close to many restaurants.


quaint perfect little place. highly recommend it!


Very good location close to the beach as well as Manuel Antonio national park fantastic!


so great, got to see all monkeys and iguanas right from the pool. hotel was so conveniently located, restaurant was gorgeous food was amazing people were wonderful. the owner was amazing! he gave us a personal tour of his family property which was a jungle hike. he is so knowledgeable, and passionate about his grounds, and told us great stories about his family history. magical!


Leo at the front desk was great!


This hotel was ok, but compared to the one in La Fortuna, it was just average. We probably paid for what we got. It was a nice location near the beach, the national park, and the restaurants. The people were friendly and helpful. I only gave it a rating of a 9 because it wasn't as nice as the one in La Fortuna. They were accommodating to our leaving at 3:00 a.m. for our trip back to San Jose.


This hotel was right in the heart of the city. With so much to do around it was a perfect location! The rooms are just for sleeping but they were kept very clean.


Couldn't see the tv from either bed.


Having two double beds and one single bed in a very small room made it difficult to navigate in the room.


I forgot his name, the day clerk was more than accommadating. He searched for our lost I-pad for hours but we later found it hidden in the room safe. Pass our thanks on to him.


Loved the close proximity to the beach. Pool was nice. Restaurant was nice.


The grounds and pool are beautiful and the location is perfect. Unfortunately, this hotel is in a noisy location. There was no hot water or hair dryer.