We Love our Guests!

And, we love hearing what they have to say about their experience at the Lookout. We thought you might like that, too. So, we're sharing a few of our favorite TripAdvisor and Facebook reviews below.  

Happy reading!
*All photos taken at the Lookout at Playa Tortuga (click the arrow on the picture for more photos)
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Exceptional! - Linda, United States

“Fabulous! Can't say enough about this wonderful little hotel. Private, accommodating, peaceful, lovely, close to lots of great activities. ”

Great hotel - LexiBarcelona

We travelled Costa Rica with our two little kids. The Lookout was fantastic, beautiful scenery, friendly and personal treatment, up-to-date installations.
Actually nothing to add. We know what it is like to read Tripdvisor reviews to judge whether a hotel suitable or not, this is a sure shot.
Absolutely fabulous!!!! - A TripAdvisor..

We came down for a family wedding and had the best experience of all our travels. The location is one of the bests you can get for the view. Watching the thunderstorm roll in from the ocean was exquisite. We had a great friendly atmosphere with other guests and staff. The staff was over and beyond what we have ever experienced. So helpful, kind, and very happy to please. Never heard No, when we had any inquires. We are so thrilled we hope to plan our wedding at this beautiful location. Thanks again very much for making our stay everything we could have hoped for. See you again soon. Adam and Amanda
Perfect weekend getaway - sassy151, Skagway, Alaska

My friend and I stayed at this hotel in room 6. The room was airy and full of light with a nice little patio out front. The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was clean and inviting with a warm water shower (not suicide style!). The location couldn't be better, close to beaches and countless restaurants. The property itself is well maintained and has beautiful ocean views best experienced from the large grassy area with benches and hammocks. The included breakfast is simple, tasty and sufficient. We booked this hotel after a night of camping as a treat to ourselves and boy was it! I'm usually a minimalist when it comes to accommodations but if I'm ever in the mood for a splurge, this is where I'll go. John, the manager was very accommodating and gracious.
“Perfect example of how a good hotel should be!! Shawn F. South African Rentista Tico’s living in San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica

Most friendly and helpful General Manager John Dinsmore. Lovely, Scenic and great first impression of hotel. Couldn't have been more helpful as we were a walk in without a booking late afternoon. 

He ensured we had a sea facing room with 360 vistas. Everything about the hotel was exceptional, and I don't give praise lightly. It was clean, stylish and roomy with excellent service in both bar and restaurant where we had dinner. Food was beyond good and great value for money and service in both places attentive and efficient. Room itself was well equipped and comfortable. I could go on but suffice it to say I was very pleased with my stay, and although short and sweet this time, I hope to be back for a longer visit in the future.

First off- I switched to this hotel after another TripAdvisor rated hotel at the same rating level failed to meet expectation.

Add to that my wife had an ATV accident on our first day and broke 6 bones in her foot and ankle. So our vacation did not start as planned- bad hotel and then broken foot.

The lookout- truly looked out for us- Carol and her Husband, the owners, offered all kinds of support as did the Manager John - they made sure we had what we needed to help my wife make the most of her situation.  
The grounds are great if you love birds and plants and such - if you are a women with a broken foot the Mango tree overlooking the sea lets you hang outside not get burnt and read a book - plus they have A/C- if you are stuck in a room all day or need to sleep this is very important. My oldest like the workout area and both my daughters used the pool.

Now the important part- Breakfast (included) is the bomb- if your there for Banana pancake's you got there on a great day- the Eggs rancho style on a tortilla shell is my second fav. The staff Allen and Orlando became friends with my daughter who speaks Spanish far better than I- they helped pronounce words correctly, as well as, they learned their orders and helped get me coffee and breakfast to go for my wife.

Rooms are big and roomy- clean- large showers and nice hot water. This hotel competes with much more expensive ones in the area for almost half the rate.

I can't say enough good things about Hotel Lookout. The hotel manager, John, was incredibly helpful from the first phone call to book the reservation in the USA, to the moment we left. The wait staff, cook, maid service...all were so helpful and anticipated all our needs. This was the most beautiful, peaceful location of our whole trip. The food was delicious, views were outstanding of the beach and mountains, and all the ameneties we could want. Special shout out to the sunrise bird tour with Giovani and Jeffer. We loved each of you and look forward to coming back :)
Highlight Of Our journey - Pulfy, Barrie, Canada

My wife and I travelled from Jaco to Drake's Bay for her 40th Birthday recently and happened to stop and stay at The LookOut on the night of her birthday. We were planning on going to a local restaurant to celebrate but changed our minds once we arrived. The view of the ocean from anywhere on the property (including our villa) was heavenly and there was an indescribable energy around us. The suite we slept in was modern and cozy and felt very private. This perfect experience was complete with an unobstructed view of the sunset over the ocean, an amazing dinner, and most importantly the manager and staff we now call our friends after connecting with them so authentically in such a short time. If not to thank them publicly in this review, I may have kept this place a selfish secret so that it will be available when we return for a longer stay. Thank you to my new friends Orlando, John, and awesome barkeep Tommy for making our time so special!!

Amazing experience! The rooms, the view, the friendly people, food and service were all far beyond our expectations. Already planning our next trip to Hotel Lookout.

Friendly service, great food, fantastic location and cozy accommodations! We live here but needed a room to stay unexpectedly and it turned out to be a great treat! Recommend highly!

Very chill, clean and comfortable. Great food. Loved the rooms. The service is great.

Highly recommended incredible views, great pool and restaurant with delicious Mexican dishes. Best service.
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