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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Free minibar, desk, free WiFi

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4.4 out of 5 Excellent
71 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationEcoglide Arenal Park2 min drive
Popular LocationKalambu Hot Springs4 min drive
Popular LocationCosta Rica Chocolate Tour6 min drive
AirportLa Fortuna (FON-Arenal)6 min drive

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    About this area

    La Fortuna

    Arenal History Inn is located in La Fortuna. Arenal Adventure World is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Arenal Volcano National Park and Ecotermales Fortuna. Kalambu Hot Springs and Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 2 min drive
    • Baldi Hot Springs - 3 min drive
    • Ecotermales Fortuna - 3 min drive
    • Kalambu Hot Springs - 4 min drive
    • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 6 min drive

    Getting around

    • AirportJuan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 126 min drive

    About this property

    Arenal History Inn

    This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and a seasonal outdoor pool. All 10 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find free minibar items, patios, and room service.

    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.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking
    • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request

    Food and drink

    • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
    • 1 bar
    • Free daily reception
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Children's pool
    • Full-service spa
    • Seasonal outdoor pool

    Family friendly

    • Children's pool
    • Refrigerator
    • Seasonal outdoor pool
    • Snack bar/deli


    • No elevators

    Guest services

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

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish


    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • Massage - deep-tissue
    • Massage - hot stone
    • Massage - Swedish
    • Mud bath
    • Spa open daily


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer (on request)
    • Shower


    • Cable channels
    • Flat-screen TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Free minibar
    • Refrigerator

    Outdoor space

    • Patio


    • Desk



    Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
    Late check-in subject to availability
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before noon

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9:00 PM
    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
    24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
    Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

    Renovations and closures

    The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
    • Dining venue(s)

    Access methods

    Staffed front desk


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome
    Rollaway/extra beds are not available
    Cribs (infant beds) are not available

    Property payment types

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Airport shuttle fee: USD 186 per vehicle (one way)

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

    We should mention

    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 seasonal pool will be open from January to December
    Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
    71 reviews
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Poor
    1 - Terrible




    Staff & service




    Property conditions & facilities

    5/5 Excellent

    Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    Excellent Service
    The front desk gal Pamela was very nice Booked an amazing adventure thru her
    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    Travelled with group
    Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    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.
    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

    3/5 Okay

    Travelled with group
    Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
    Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    Staff was wonderful. Our other Expedia booked hotel was oversold, and Expedia put us in this hotel telling us it was better. It was not. 3 spiders in the shower. Ants in the room. Rustic, with daylight showing through the walls. Very sub par sheets and blanket. Pool with no flowers, or anything to make you want to spend time there. I would expect to spend $50 to $60 for a hotel like this. We travel a lot and I would not return. I cannot understand why it has such high ratings.
    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    Travelled with family
    Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    Clean rooms/property, friendly/helpful staff, close to shops/activities/restaurants. Cool single hut rooms with jungle feel.
    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
    Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    Steps from local supermarket. Close to restaurants and La Fortuna. Beautiful landscaping. Good breakfast. Pool not so nice. Need a little bit of maintenance. Maybe better chairs. Overall I would stay again no problem.
    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020