Starting at $152 per night


The budget-friendly Espadilla Gardens Hotel (formerly known as Hotel Cabinas Espadilla) is conveniently located within a few minutes walk to the beach or national park. This privileged location is terrific for beach or nature lovers, and best of all, at an affordable rate! Lodge amenities include a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens, parking lot, and WiFi in some areas. In addition, the lodge's sister hotel, Hotel Playa Espadilla, is just a short walk away, offering a pleasant restaurant and bar area.

Manuel Antonio's main beach, Playa Espadilla is just a few minutes walk away. This beautiful beach area is perfect for swimming, boogie boarding, or even surfing. The national park is just a few minutes walk in the opposite direction. This park is one of Costa Rica's best with groomed trails and an incredible amount of animals. The animals are free to roam and often can be seen in the trees surrounding the hotel!

Manuel Antonio is much more than a beach and national park area! It is also the best beach destination in Costa Rica for ecotourism activities. Adventurers will love the wide range of activities including whitewater rafting, canyoning and waterfall rappelling, canopy ziplining, horseback or ATV riding, and much more. Or if you prefer ocean activities, check out a catamaran cruise or kayaking along the coast, surf lessons on Playa Espadilla, or maybe even parasailing!

Of course, just sitting back at the lodge is also an option. The beautiful swimming pool is surrounded by tropical gardens and a lounge area with chairs. Sit back and perfect your vacation tan or let the world pass you by with your favorite novel. Head over to the sister hotel for drinks at the bar or a delicious Costa Rican style meal or fresh seafood dish.

All rooms at Espadilla Gardens Hotel are comfortably equipped. They offer standard amenities including air conditioning, cable TV, safe deposit box, mini-fridge, and WiFi. Various bedding options are available. Check below for a comprehensive list of amenities.

In summary, anybody on a budget that wants clean and comfortable accommodations with close proximity to town and the beaches will enjoy their stay at Espadilla Gardens Hotel.

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.