Starting at $210 per night

Overview

The Shana Hotel is a modern boutique style hotel located in the rolling hillsides of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. These hillsides are home to the elegant resorts of the area, including Shana as one of the preferred hotels, combining excellent service with tasteful decor. Resort amenities include an ocean view infinity swimming pool with pool bar and lounge, ocean view upscale restaurant, Jacuzzi, in room wifi, and tropical gardens. A rugged trail from the hotel can be accessed to hike down the hill to the beautiful white sand Biesanz Beach for swimming, beachcombing, and sun worshiping.

Breathe in the fresh ocean air during your next vacation when you choose The Shana Hotel as your hotel accommodation. This clean, organized, and comfortable hotel will definitely have you feeling the side effects of Costa Rica’s "Pura Vida". Shana offers all the hotel essentials for the ultimate vacation!  Float in the sparkling infinity pool overlooking the ocean, soak in the Jacuzzi or indulge in a memorable meal at the Shana Restaurant, where you can observe the chefs at work.

The Standard and Standard Plus rooms feature air conditioning, spacious bathroom with rain shower, hairdryer, mini-fridge, coffee maker, in room safe, flat screen cable T.V., telephone, Wi-Fi, iron and ironing board, sitting area and a private balcony with garden and jungle views. The Standard Plus rooms offer garden and ocean views.

The Deluxe room features air conditioning, spacious bathroom with rain shower, hairdryer, mini-fridge, coffee maker, in room safe, flat screen cable T.V., telephone, desk, Wi-Fi, iron and ironing board, sitting area and a private balcony with garden and jungle views.

The Junior Suite room features air conditioning, spacious bathroom with hydro-massage bathtub and rain shower, hairdryer, mini-fridge, coffee maker, in room safe, flat screen cable T.V., telephone, desk, Wi-Fi, radio clock with iPod dock, iron and ironing board, sitting area and a private balcony with garden and jungle views.

The Studio and Studio Plus rooms feature air conditioning, spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen, mini-fridge, coffee maker, in room safe, flat screen cable T.V., telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, sitting area and a private balcony overlooking to the forest with garden and jungle views. The shower and toilet are located in separate spaces. The Studio Plus rooms offer garden and ocean views.

The Penthouse is a luxury resort option for a family or group of friends up to 8 people that offers forest and partial ocean views, a fully equipped kitchen, dining areas, 3 bedrooms, and 3 1/2 bathrooms. The master bedroom features one king-sized bed, the other 2 rooms have 1 king and 2 king sized beds, respectively. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, walk-in closet, private terrace with sun chairs plus air conditioning. Other room amenities include: hair dryer, coffee pot, WIFI, television, safe to lock up valuables, minibar, and iron.

The Presidential Suite features air conditioning, a master bedroom with walk-in closet and a large master bathroom with rainforest shower and bathtub, two additional bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, spacious living and dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, mini-fridge, coffee maker, in room safe, flat screen cable T.V., telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, sitting area and a roomy deck with private infinity edge pool offering views of the rain forest with lounge chairs and an outdoor daybed.

The Shana Hotel provides a fresh, unforgettable, and unmatched experience that guests rank with absolute positivity.  If you want to experience the Pura Vida lifestyle while vacationing in Costa Rica, then The Shana Hotel is for you. This hotel is perfect for couples, newlyweds, or older families seeking a mix of luxury and adventure.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Luxury
  • Boutique
  • Romantic
  • Hilltop

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Gardens
  • Handicap
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Deluxe Room

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Sitting Area
  • Balcony
  • Jungle View

Junior Suite

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Radio
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Sitting Area
  • Balcony
  • Jungle View

Presidential Suite

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hot Tub
  • Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Separate Bedroom
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View

Standard Room

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Sitting Area
  • Balcony
  • Jungle View

Studio

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Balcony
  • Jungle View

Penthouse

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Balcony
  • Jungle View
  • Ocean View

Standard Plus

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Sitting Area
  • Balcony
  • Jungle View
  • Ocean View

Studio Plus

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Balcony
  • Jungle View
  • Ocean View

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • In-room Accessibility

Location

Latitude: N 9°24'1.37". Longitude: W 85°50'4.51"

Reviews

  • Overall 89.1% (142 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 91.3%
  • Comfort: 90.4%
  • Meeting Expectations: 86.0%
  • Staff: 91.3%
  • Value: 86.2%

08/05/2019

This one was our overall favorite, and should be a 10+. The dining and hotel staff were more than accommodating in every way.. Our only disappointment was that they didn't seem to share the country's concern for conservation of energy and offer a way for us to use linens a second or third day.

08/03/2019

Were we expecting more ocean views from the pool/restaurant area, but loved the resident sloths and monikers everywhere. The private beach was lovely. The cab rides to and from the top of the hill to town was ridiculously expensive -$10 each way.

07/27/2019

Beautiful hotel with great food, great staff, and loved the beach access! Only negative of the hotel is difficulty in getting to town, but we had no problem getting taxis once we figured out a system.

07/12/2019

This was a contrast to the other places in which we stayed. We were upgraded to a penthouse which was nice, but also felt unnecessarily extravagant. There were a lot more individually wrapped items -- toiletries but also cutlery, sauce sachets, etc. and no concessions to be being eco friendly. However, the beds were very comfortable, and the view was very good. We enjoyed seeing monkeys, sloths, butterflies and birds from one of the three balconies of our suite.

07/07/2019

The Shana Hotel gave us so many beautiful memories. The staff there was too wonderful and missing them already. Love them all. Love the waiters, maids, reception, and yes even the owner was truly amazing. We had the garden view which gave us Squirrel Monkeys, White faced Capuchin monkeys, Howler monkeys, sloths and so much more. Also the Hermit crabs and crabs on the beach and all the wonderful people all around. Love you all.

07/04/2019

Michelle at the front office was excellent always polite smiling and always helpful. She was excellent. Their best employee by far. She deserves to be recognized. We enjoyed the music at the restaurant as we ate our dinner on 7-4-19. After a long tiring trip from Arenal it definitely perked me up. They could add some more items for breakfast.

06/06/2019

Loved this resort and Ismael the owner went above and beyond for us!!
Great choice

05/31/2019

great staff, attentive. while room was special in it design and extras, it was below the restaurant and thus noisy early in morning and evenings. Restaurant was uneven in service and food quality; some had great food, others not so much.

05/13/2019

I think because it was overly touristy, it just did not have the same vibe as the other two areas. Not horrible, just not my thing.

05/04/2019

The hotel, it’s premises, and especially staff was just great! The only minor problem we had was the food offered in the hotel. We tried it a couple of times and found it a bit bland and overpriced, so we ended up taking a taxi and eating elsewhere most of the time. However, we understand that everyone has a different taste and the overall prices in Manuel Antonio are pretty high, so we would not hold it against the hotel.

04/15/2019

The bathroom was huge and nice but needed more hooks. The breakfast was delicious and the staff everywhere was wonderful.We loved the surrounding nature.

04/13/2019

We loved it! The staff was warm and wonderful, especially the wait staff and bar tender. . So many close ups with the monkeys and sloths, even a toucan and 3 scarlet macaws. Food was fantastic. So good that we ate there every night and we’re happy. We were sad to leave.

02/07/2019

Room was great. Breakfast staff could be slow but menu was great. Pool staff was friendly but sometimes got busy / not very responsive. Office staff was ok - did what was asked but didn't seem very excited about it. They did make sure we knew about The Mansion, and that was great - we went there for dinner (which was ok, service was very poor) and to the pool one day (which was stunning). Loved the beach and went down there several times.

02/06/2019

I like the balcony and the big windows to the trees and hearing the mo keys at night and at dawn.

02/02/2019

Did expensive, also a food truck hit my husband at hotel, while staff were kind the hotel did not offer any additional support

01/27/2019

This is a lovely hotel, but out of the way from the main area. Walking to and from the hotel was difficult due to the hotel's location. Taxis were expensive to go a short distance. The restaurant at the hotel was very expensive so we didn;t eat there. The Biesanz beach was lovely. Staff were very accommodating.

01/24/2019

Upon our arrival, there was a strong septic smell on the resort and in the room. We inquired at reception and was told that they were aware of the situation and had the septic tank pumped and that there was nothing else they could do. Keeping the patio doors closed kept the smell out of the room. Would have preferred to keep the doors open and the A/C off. The smell made it difficult to enjoy the patio, restaurant and pool. Since the smell not only continued but got worse, we emailed PTW, mostly so that they could warn upcoming guests. Within 30 minutes, reception called us and requested that we meet with the manager the next day. The manager told us that a broken pipe was finally located and was repaired.

01/15/2019

Beautiful setting and good location to take advantage of the beach. Great service with the golf carts!

01/14/2019

awesome accommodations, awesome staff, awesome breakfast, loved the private beach, loved Fabian the pool bartender and the entire restaurant staff.

01/04/2019

Dirty tile by pool. Smelled like moth balls. Terrible artwork. Staff very kind.

01/02/2019

we had a beautiful room; it was super spacious ; which i loved so i could thoroughly unpack all my stuff and feel at home; the restaurant was super expensive; the pizza and breakfast were excellent; and the staff really nice; loved the pool and the beach ; really liked the hotel;

12/25/2018

The hotel and staff were wonderful. I especially want to single out three people: Vidal, Diego, and Linda. Vidal helped us with our bags and was really friendly and kind to my family. Whenever we ran into him, he asked about how we were doing and was genuinely lnterested. Diego was our dinner waiter most of the time. He was helpful, courteous and a generally wonderful person. I and the family really liked him. He made the dinners very enjoyable. Linda was a morning, breakfast person. She was also nice to my family and a very nice person.

12/23/2018

The first room was no bathtub. So ask a receiption desk to see if they can change room with bathtub. They fund a room with bathtub but it only 2days and we need change room for last day. I said okay. The new room was bigger and nice view. The third day we move the room with private pool and kitchen. It was 3 bedroom. The room is very nice but it looks like not using often. There was mosquito and we got mosquito bit. But it was okay. The building are located hillside and golf cart need anytime to move. However, service was great. There were lots of two king monckeies . We are lucky to see them. I saw blue morpho. Pizza was great. We are very much satisfied.

12/12/2018

We saw squirrel and capuchin monkeys right at hotel while having breakfast this was the most fun hotel michelle the hostess was super nice as well as the other staff it was more personal that other larger hotels

11/29/2018

Perfect. Expensive food and transports like taxi. Should improve and advise existing uber service.

11/27/2018

Staff was very nice. Internet did not work in our room. We asked to see if it could be improved but got no results. Room was not as clean as other places. Had to get refrigerator hocked up ourselves.

07/24/2018

Beds are very hard, but overall a great place.

07/14/2018

The room was enormous, with one main room (2 beds) and two connecting rooms (1 bed each). It was so large, we thought it was just the middle room for us. My end guess is that maybe it was supposed to be the center room and one adjoining room, but that the other room was included because it couldn't be rented on its own: its bathroom door didn't really close, and its toilet wasn't properly flushing. For our purposes though, just using it for some extra space, it was great. The breakfast was okay, but the menu didn't have too many choices for 3 days.

07/10/2018

Loved the Shana! loved the beach! Had a great time here and felt very pampered.

06/28/2018

The Shana Hotel was absolutely breathtaking!

12/06/2017

This was another great hotel with a very friendly and helpful staff. The food was excellent and the views were amazing.

07/27/2017

Nice hotel on a very steep hill. Golf charts were always available to take you to your room. It's a short walk to a nice beach. Watch out for the monkeys that invade the patios - don't leave anything out for them to take.

07/02/2017

I would have like easier access to the beach. I didn't feel sate taking the path that we were shown. Therefore we weren't able to go watch the sunsets or get up early and go to the beach.

02/18/2017

Not having a car made it difficult to easily access other restaurants for meals. The breakfast at the Shana was mediocre. The lunch and dinner menu were good, but very expensive. The cocktails were weak. Otherwise the Shana was wonderful.

01/03/2015

Rebecca was absolutely wonderful. Other staff was great. We usually use the hotel to get recommendations of other restaurants, etc but for some reason the staff seemed extremely hesitant to recommend anything outside the hotel.