Best Western Hotel & Casino Kamuk,  Quepos

3.5/5  - based on 243 guest reviews.
Av Central, 00018, Quepos, Costa Rica - See map
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  • Casino
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
    Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
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Come experience summer all year long at this full service beachfront Quepos, Costa Rica hotel and casino near amazing scenery, recreation and nightlife. The Best Western Hotel & Casino Kamuk in tropical Quepos, Costa Rica, is minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park and steps from the Pacific Ocean. This Costa Rican hotel is equipped with luxury amenities such as a casino and a beautiful and private outdoor swimming pool complete with poolside food and beverage service. Guests enjoy comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with cable satellite television with HBO®, Showtime and Cinemax. Room service is available and many guest rooms at this beachfront hotel feature balconies. The Best Western Hotel & Casino Kamuk offers a complimentary continental breakfast in the hotel's third-floor dining room, Mira Olas Restaurant, where guests enjoy balcony dining overlooking the beach. The restaurant is open for breakfast and offers reasonably priced entrees including an authentic Costa Rican breakfast of gallo pinto or American style eggs and pancakes. Guests receive a 10% discount off dinner, served Monday through Saturday, with entrees including specialty seafood dishes as well as chicken, steak and pasta plates. Hotel guests may also bring locally caught fish to the kitchen to be prepared and served at no charge. Visitors to the city of Quepos experience a unique variety of available activities including surfing, snorkeling, pier fishing at the beach and exotic bird watching, hiking, monkey spotting and canopy tours in the lush rainforests. A helpful and bilingual staff is available to assist with activity planning including arranging for horseback rides, fishing expeditions, sailing, scuba diving, jet skiing, kayaking and river rafting trips. Guests spend evenings dining, dancing or gaming in the city's many nightspots. Make a reservation today and save at the Best Western Hotel & Casino Kamuk! Enjoy your stay!

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Best Western Hotel & Casino Kamuk,Quepos
  • 3
    « Good casino »

    Good casino Good staff and nice reception It's a nice place , neat and clean , not so loud music and good ambiance After hurricane day - might be that's reason it was not crowded much Spent around 2 hrs and completely enjoyed evening . It is the only place stayed open late night.

    « Peaceful Ocean-Front Hotel »

    The Best Western Kamuk Hotel is right across the street from the ocean. We were offered a beach-facing room after our air-conditioner went out in the other room. The new room was on the 4th floor and was much nicer and had a balcony facing the street. The rooms were older yet very clean. The view was peaceful and serene. The best part of the hotel is the restaurant. It's located on the 3rd floor and is open all around so the breeze keeps you cool. You have a complete view of the ocean and the surrounding town. (Great to eat and watch the locals carrying on) The food is amazing!! We ate the free breakfast every morning and tried many things on the menu for dinner- our favorite was the chicken strips (for our daughter, they were not frozen) and the beef tenderloin. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful at both the restaurant and hotel. The pool was clean and very refreshing. I gave this hotel a very good rating because of what it offers in the area. The cost of the hotel is very low compared to the nicer places. This is the closest one to the beach in Quepos and marina too. The downside to this location is the noise. This seems to be a party area and around 2am people come out and really go wild until 6am. Thankfully we packed earplugs and sleep pretty good most nights. I would suggest this hotel only if you are not a light sleeper. The charm of the hotel and the old-fashioned character is really nice to visit. We felt safe in Quepos and walked the beach walkway every day. (Also- the beach here is for looking only, not swimming) There are really nice restaurants all around town among grocery stores and bakeries. On Fridays and Sats there's a farmer's market one block away from the hotel. It's a really nice Costa Rican experience if you can handle the lack of a quiet bedtimes :)

    « Beautiful with really nice staff »

    Stayed here for 4 nights. Pros - lots of places to eat, including the hotel restaurant which has a beautiful view of the sea. Really beautiful hotel, lots of lovely plants and very clean. The staff are amazing, both on reception and in the restaurant. Near the bus station and really regular buses to Manuel Antonio. Cons - it's not a very relaxing hotel, particularly if you have a front room - I needed ear plugs to sleep but this is the price of a central hotel, I suppose.

    « Slapeloze nacht »

    The hotel is beautiful, but not for a good night rest. The casino of the hotel is open until the early morning and the visitors are very noisy. I could not sleep until 5 AM. The window does not close very well, so the noise can come easily in your room. The 3d day they gave me a more quiet room. The restaurant is good, we had a nice waiter, Oscar. The swimming pool is good. The hotel is near the see, but you can not swim here in the see. The Public beach is 6 km away and is easily to get at by public bus towards the national park Manuel Antonio. If you want to go to the beach for swimming, I strongly recommend to go to the beach in the national park. The most beautiful beach I ever saw. You have to walk half an hour through the rainforest, you will see monkeys and iguanas on your way to the beach. You will have to pay an entrance fee for the park, but it is worth every Colones.

    « Be careful! »

    My daughter and I quickly learned to scope out the area across the street to watch the sunset and activities before heading out. There were certain times when it appeared to be family oriented, but other times when it seemed very unsafe. I did not feel comfortable walking towards the marina unless it was in the morning.

    « We visited Quepos to fish inshore with Quepos Fish Advevtures. »

    The hotel was centrally located about .3 km from the marina. It was an easy 10 minute walk to meet the boat. The hotel staff was attentive, pleasant and helpful. The restaurant served exceptional meals even preparing my fresh caught fish daily. I found the restaurant staff to be very friendly. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The front desk staff was ready to serve our very need. Hemingway-esque in overall ambiance, the hotel Kamuk meet all of our needs and I would return.

    « Noisy location »

    We were given the best room in this hotel on the front corner of the top floor. The street below is used for drag racing on motor scooters most of the day and evenings. Then at midnight the casino and club below really get cooking and that continues for the rest of the night! The room was clean and spacious and the bathroom recently refurbished, the king bed was very firm. Included breakfast was cooked to order and the view over the ocean was gorgeous. The best thing about this hotel is its staff, who were so friendly and willing to go overboard to please us. I would probably not stay here again because of the noise.

    « Good place to stay and fish. »

    Nice central hotel, clean rooms, great restaurant. Other than the noise and late night partiers on the street below, this is the perfect place to stay in Quepos to be close to your deep sea fishing charter. The food and service in the hotel were quite nice.

    « beware »

    First of all, don't let them put you in a room in the construction zone; they will try. We did get a balcony room, so every night we had a front row view of the drug violence and hookers. This was a mistake, the hotels in Manuel Antonio would have been a much better choice.

    « Comfortle »

    We stayed there three nights. The rooms were comfortable and the service was quite good. The rooms were reasonably priced. The hotel is conveniently nnear the docks. Try to get a room as far away from the roads, as it does get wake up noisy at night.

  • 3
    « Loud with great service. »

    Staff was super helpful getting us checked in and ensuring that our rental car was parked somewhere that was patrolled by a security guard. Unfortunately, the rooms overlooking the entrance hall were extremely noisy due to traffic. It is simply a very poor design that creates an echo chamber effect. Providing ear-plugs would be a cheap and simple gesture.

    « Good location »

    This was not our first choice but most places fully booked and it was better than expected. Close to the bus station and numerous restaurants the hotel is trying to retain its Spanish flavour while part of an international chain. The staff were extremely courteous and helpful. Our room was at the front with a private balcony, it was clean and spacious. A plumbing problem was sorted immediately. Wifi was woeful really only available in the public areas. And the breakfast is disappointing - overcooked doughy pancakes, overcooked scrambled egg, cheap bread for toast.

    « Good value for the area. »

    Good location in Quepos, especially for fishing. Close to the marina. Nice pool, Good breakfast, friendly staff. A good value. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The beach is right across the street. I stayed in a weekday, and not many guests, nice.

    « Quepos fishing adventure »

    Second year staying at the BW Kamuk. Friendly staff. Rooms were clean, some smaller than others. I liked our deluxe room, plenty of room to unwind. Central location. Some riff-raff late at night hangin' on the side street. Interesting and not totally unpleasant. Reasonably priced. Will stay there again next year.

    « For traveling in a safety bubble of American middle class. »

    Really I'd give it a very low 3 rating, like 2.9 or 3.1. The view is gorgeous, and the staff seems nice. But it's a big chain hotel, so it's corporate and dissonant. I also am the hostel backpacker type, so I'm a bit biased against staying in hotels where you don't really experience the place you're visiting. This was the only place available during my night in Quepos, and it's certainly not terrible. The free breakfast was expectedly bad. Crappy instant pancakes and generic nutrition less toast, and I had to pay for bottled water. The watermelon had zero taste at all, and the coffee was like American gas station instant coffee (reminder: this is friggin' Costa Rica here!). The pinapple was bangin' though. The dinner was expensive and unappealing so I opted to eat out in town. The pool was heavily under construction, and my room was facing it. Extremely loud jackhammers, saws, drills, and pounding noise went on from 8am until 6pm. Also it was so close I couldn't open my curtains or else there would be like 5 construction bros looking into my room the whole time, and the room has very inadequate lighting so it's basically just dark. I'll admit the AC is nice, and the bathrooms are large and everything is clean (except one of my towels that had stains). Asking about the pool or construction just gets a little pamphlet that has some propaganda about "...only serving you the best!" The casino was flat out sleazy. Again disclaimer: I find nearly all casinos to be sleazy and of poor taste, but this one is dark, dingy, and dirty. It looks like a broken kids arcade with zero patrons (though I did stay here on a Tuesday). It had a few carnies that looked like they worked there, and it felt so creepy I had to leave as soon as I could figure out where the door was again in the darkness. Pics of what appeared to be prostitutes everywhere diddnt help w the atmosphere. There's lots of cool places to eat and see around the hotel though, and I don't exactly regret being here. It just seems like the kind of place for baby boomer type tourists to hide in their western bubble of TV and 'merican food rather than experience Puntarenas for real (and of course, "business persons").

    « Great Location & Friendly Staff »

    I have stayed at this hotel many times. The location is very convenient in centro Quepos and is close to the new marina and the main bus station. WiFi Internet service is limited in some areas of the hotel (they need to add additional access points), however, you can manage this by taking your WiFi device to the restaurant or hotel lobby.

    « Good Hotel Downtown Quepos »

    This hotel is directly downtown Quepos which is conveniently located close to a coffee shop, bakery, and other convenience stores. It is also in a good spot to easily get to the bus station (for travels to Manuel Antonio or to/from San Jose). It has a nice pool and the amenities are also good, however this hotel is missing the charm that many other Costa Rican hotels offer. Since it is right downtown the neighborhood can seem a little rough and noisy (additionally the hotel walls are pretty thin). The hotel staff was accommodating but not your typical welcoming and kind locals. If you are coming town for the sole reason of Manuel Antonio I would recommend staying somewhere closer to the park as those places seemed to have the charm and character of Costa Rica. The good restaurants with a view are not downtown Quepos and so it's not necessary to stay in the town. (However- if you are coming to stay specifically in quepos then this hotel would be your best bet for sure)!

    « Clean, good price, but couldn't sleep because of noise »

    A really nice hotel to stay at because of the pool, breakfast, location and staff! The A/C worked very well in the room which was great because it was swelteringly hot while we were there. The only major drawback was that we were overlooking the beach and the people on the street outside were reaaaally loud! Dirt bikes and motorbikes starting up and racing until around 4am. We probably won't go back to this hotel again solely for that reason. Would not recommend for people who value their sleep.

    « A fair deal »

    This hotel is a good stopping point, near Manuel Antonio, near the new Quepos marina, as well as midway along the southeast Pacific coast. No frills, not luxurious, but clean and decent. Quepos is a small town, quite beat up, yet friendly. I have stayed at this hotel many times and have never had any issues. If you are looking for real comfort or luxury, this is not the place.

    « Steady as she goes »

    Keeping in mind that this hotel is in a small but popular fishing village, it offers a clean well appointed option for a nite or two. In the heart of town with views of the waterfront the hotel has all the amenities you would find in a well run Best Western in middle America. It is a bit expensive and the street noise is a downside. But the AC, TV, restaurant, and location are the offset.

  • 2
    « Don't expect a full night's sleep »

    We arrived at about 12:45 but were told that we wouldn't be able to check in until 14:00. Cue a trip downtown to pass the time. When we got into it, the room was smaller than any others we stayed in during 11 days in Costa Rica. We were overlooking the side street where most of the shops and bars are located and two rooms back from the front of the hotel - on what we Europeans call the 2nd floor. The front of the hotel is across from the beach and therein lies the main problem. It was moderately noisy from street traffic and music from bars as we settled for the night but from midnight until 4:20 am the room was virtually bouncing from the music from the beach. Breakfast was the usual fare of buffet of fruit and bread with orange juice and coffee served at the table. OK - but not remarkable. We only stayed so we could be handy to Quepos airport - but we would find better nearby the next time we visit.

    « New Year's Eve »

    Stayed here Dec 31. The parking is limited and off site, so keep that in mind. The room we had faced the ocean and the celebration for NYE was literally across the street! The celebration was so fun and watching the fireworks from the balcony was an added bonus. The staff was not very helpful when we asked for driving directions however the location and atmosphere made up for it!

    « Overall good stay except for street noise at night »

    The hotel is in an area with local festivals and street activity and both nights there were parties outside with one night ending at midnight so we lost some sleep. The breakfast and view from the restaurant was great! Pool area was good. Staff was friendly. The shower was impressively clean and spacious. I would stay there again except when I made a complaint about the noise, the manager didn't respond very nicely.

    « Very Convenient Location With Great Staff »

    I have stayed here many times and the location is walking distance to the marina, bus station, and anything in Quepos (small town). The staff are all very friendly and great people that will go out of there way to assist you with anything.

    « Super location in the heart of Quepos »

    Why wouldn't you stay here? It is hands down in the best location if your staying in quepos. Rooms are nice and clean with a cold ac. The front desk staff is very friendly and helpful too. The views for the morning breakfast are amazing too, so don't pass that up!

    « Nice little hotel »

    Stayed at the BW - Kamuk for 5 nights last week. We were fishing and the marina where our charter was located was less than a mile away. The hotel is located in the center of town and has a lot of pedestrian traffic nearby. The hotel is nicely appointed, clean and neat. The bathrooms were well maintained. The hot water was a little eratic. The staff at the front desk as well as the restaurant/bar were friendly and competent. Only the rooms are air conditoned. It takes a little to get used to it, but it's not as bad as you might imagine. The pool area was also nice. I will definitely recommend this hotel and will stay there again if I travel to Quepos. Please note..there is a small casino downstairs that is open till 4AM, we were in room 313 , far from the casino and weren't bothered by the casino noise, though there is a lot going on outside of the casino till the wee hours.

    « Location, location, location! »

    We booked this hotel because we were looking for the following: a bar, a pool, free parking, good price, and close to THE NIGHTCLUB IN QUEPOS, REPUBLIK. Getting there was a bit frustrating because the streets get confusing (many 1 way streets) and I couldn't find the parking lot for the life of me. And honestly when I saw the hotel, it looked disappointing. Check in was easy and the clerk was very nice and helpful. Informed me that the parking was on the next street over, and was gated and locked (took that worry away). Handed me the wifi password (wifi does not work for anything btw), a 10% coupon for the restaurant upstairs (which we used and the food was delicious) and a ticket for the free breakfast in the am (which we used and the food was delicious). And she let us know that the club opens at 10 pm. The hotel is very close (across the street) from markets, stores and restaurants and many bars (AWESOME). After we went shopping and had dinner, we went for a swim and then got ready to go out. REPUBLIK IS AWESOME! The next morning at breakfast, we saw the VIEW. What a beautiful way to have breakfast, with the ocean and beach right across the street. Hotel room - no fridge, but all was good. And the best thing about an American Brand Hotel, the bed was super comfy and had tons of pillows.

    « Best in the town of quepos »

    The rooms are clean and somewhat spacious for the area, Hotel is in the middle of town close to everything and still safe. Restaurant on site is great and there is also a casino. You can walk from here everywhere in town and there is night life not to far away. Great for a family.

    « Good choice for the price »

    Great staff- especially Raquel at the reception desk. She upgraded us to a suite with two king beds and a great view of the pool. It is a little noisy but I think the town just has a lot of motorcycles and city traffic as well as monkeys, birds and other animals. It was a great price and such a convenient location. I would stay here again.

    « Ok for traveling through Quepos »

    The staff was very friendly and helpful as we checked somewhat late one evening on our travels through Quespos. It was a little more than I would have expected to pay for such a place but I think there was a large fishing tournament in the area. The room was nothing special and kind of run down. The shower didn't drain very well, therefore, we had to shower in about 3 inches of water. They place had it's charm though. We did enjoy the complimentary breakfast on the upstairs patio overlooking the main drag though. If going through the area again I would probably try to find a cheaper place with the same feel.

  • 3
    « Very noisy but cheap »

    I think it is one of the lowest cost, if noisiest, places to stay in Quepos. You can walk to the beach or all over town for that matter, continental breakfast was included on my stay and there was a drumming group that practiced outside my window (it seemed) for two of the three nights I was there.

    « Mundial 2014 »

    My friends and I stayed here the weekend of the last game CR played in the World Cup. The rates were cheap and it was literally in the middle of everything. Restaurants, beach, bars. I decided to stay here due to the fact that it felt like the perfect location to be, and im so glad I stayed here. The rooms were average (but it is a chain hotel, its expected) the important part was that everything was clean, the pool was nice, the people were nice and everything was in walking distance. Checking in and out was super easy, and it literally felt safe going in and out of the hotel. It was really loud, but we were a group of adults in our late twenties early thirties drinking on vacation, it was expected and we didnt mind it at all.

    « Smelly room, flies in food, noise in the streets, poor service... »

    My spouse and I ended up here after bidding on "4 star" hotels near Manuel Antonio on Priceline. What a joke. The first room in which we were assigned had such an awful smell, but we were exhausted and decided to deal with it for one night. We were awakened numerous times by the partying in the streets, car alarms, honking, and constant thumping bass from a neighboring club. The next morning at breakfast I counted 4 dead bees and 2 flies in the bowl of yogurt at the breakfast buffet!! My husband made a bowl of cereal, thinking it was a safe choice, until a dead fly came pouring out of the milk pitcher into his bowl. Unsurprisingly, the waitstaff appeared lazy and unbothered by the insects in the food. On the second night we were upgraded to a premium room because of our complaints about the noise and the smell. The room was much nicer, less smelly, but just as noisy. Two positive things about this hotel: 1. The young Ticos working at the front desk were all extremely friendly and helpful! They meet the 4 star criteria :) 2.They offer a lot in which you can lock your car. You get the key at the front desk when you need it. It's not the most convenient, but nice to know that you car is not on the street! Quepos is evidently not a safe neighborhood. I would recommend paying a little more and staying in Manuel Antonio.

    « Nice place but really loud neighbourhood »

    Best Western Kamuk is a hotel with a great location, noone can deny that. If you are lucky, you can even get a view on the ocean from your room or at least from your balcony (like we did). The hotel is clean and looks new(ish) and so were the rooms. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom quite spacious. There is a pool, nice restaurant, a lobby and many other amenities in the building and secured parking in the adjacent street (free of charge). Breakfast was included and was great. The staff was very welcoming and friendly but the service was sometimes a bit slow. For example there was a broken light bulb in our room and for changing that we had to call 3 times and the repairman finally came about 24 hours after our first call. I just think they are understaffed because the attitude of the people was very positive and they were embarrassed that the problem was not solved quicker. We booked our room through their homepage and this worked like a charm. So everything was just perfect? Well, not quite. The biggest issue is the noise. We had read the comments from tripadvisor and knew that this was an issue. Considering the location and a very good price we thought that how bad can it be. It was quite bad. Our room was facing the side street (not the ocean) and everything was ok until about midnight. Usual street noise until then, no problem. But then the parties started in the many bars that are on this street. The street buildings reflected the noise so perfectly that when you closed your eyes, it felt like you were in one of those bars. In the middle of it, near the speaker. The windows did not stop any of that ruckus and the music was REALLY loud and the parties lasted until 3-4 o'clock. The first night I practically got no sleep, the next night was a bit better. Maybe the rooms facing the other sides are better but you have to avoid the rooms towards the side street (if you are interested in sleeping at night). If I'm ever in Quepos again, I would consider BW Kamuk again but only if I can choose a room. If not then I would look somewhere else. Few words on Manuel Antonio Park also (that's why most people stay in Quepos). It is an overcrowded and the most boring park we visited in Costa Rica. You can see times more wildlife in any of the not-so-popular reserves nearby (for example Carara). I'm a wildlife photographer (amateur) and I really did not get the hype. Ok, there's a nice beach and there are a lot of monkeys but the wide paved tracks and absence of wildlife make it very artificial. I kind of even regret I went there. If you want to see animals and birds in their natural habitat then this place is not for you (you just do not see many of them, even with a guide). If you want to see monkeys and have a day at the beach then you might consider it (although there are better alternatives even for that).


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·From: From: all directions. The Best Western Hotel & Casino Kamuk is located 50 meters west of the bank of Costa Rica, Avenue Central, across the street from the sea.