Arenal History Inn

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool

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Arenal History Inn

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel with restaurant, near Ecotermales Fortuna

8.8/10 Fabulous

88 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
The price is S$134
Price available on 05/07/2022
142 La Fortuna, 2km towards Arenal, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 404417
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 3 min drive
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 4 min drive
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 6 min drive
  • Chato Volcano - 6 min drive
  • Arenal Adventure World - 4 min drive
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 7 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 16 min drive
  • Children's Eternal Rainforest - 17 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 10 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 6 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 126 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Arenal History Inn

Arenal History Inn is just 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 186 per vehicle one way. After having fun at the seasonal outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a children's pool, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and restaurant.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hot springs nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 186 per vehicle (one way)

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from June 1 2022 to July 15 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Swimming pool
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Arenal History Inn La Fortuna
Arenal History La Fortuna
Arenal History
Arenal History Inn Hotel
Arenal History Inn La Fortuna
Arenal History Inn Hotel La Fortuna

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10/10 Exceptional

Good stay
Arenal Hotel offered a comfortable stay. The room was clean, and the property was nice. Breakfast was good, but pool was still being renovated. Rain began daily at 2-3pm, so we woke up at 6 am to see everything before we left.
zeina, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The room buildings are set back away from the road so it is quieter and more secluded than looks from the road. Great location for exploring area. The birding from our room was great.
Brian, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful place the rooms are like cabins, detached and private and spacious The breakfast was really good The hotel is close to most attractions by car Only downside is the maintenance of the rooms, the bathroom door wasn't working and the toilet clogged on the last day
Sara, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

shobha, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

emmanuelle, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Un lugar pequeño pero muy tranquilo, la habitación cómoda y el personal muy amable; precio muy accesible
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location was perfect and the room was amazing with everything newly updated and big bathroom, compared to other big resorts we stayed in this area. Hotel was close to downtown, walkable to restaurants, yet very private and nice landscaping with trees and lot of birds chirping. Only problem was, onsite restaurant was closed and we have to drive or get shuttle to go to other place 10 mins far.
2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A super nice hotel ❤️ Food was great 😊
Leopoldo, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Service
The front desk gal Pamela was very nice Booked an amazing adventure thru her
Joel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

a jewel in the jungle
Room was perfect. Large and quiet. Just minutes from downtown, it was set back from the road and surrounded by jungle. The reception ladies were fabulous. Only improvement would be table lamps to allow guests to turn off the lights separately.
Robin, 3-night trip with friends
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