Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Written and Published March 2, 2021


The Wyndham Tamarindo is located just behind Tamarindo Beach - however, the road leads along a steep hill. It is walkable but it is quite punishing (especially up after a long day at the beach). Driving to/from the beach is just a few minutes.

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

The first thing you notice is how beautiful the lobby area is and what amazing view the location offers. It is a quite stunning ocean view. In fact, every room has that same ocean view - there are no rooms looking away from the ocean!

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Check-in was extremely easy - no passport copies and no back and forth with your credit cards. The hotel simply charges you upfront for your room rate - a few seconds later I had my room keys in my pocket.

The hotel is set away from any road which makes it extremely quiet - you mostly hear birds and crickets during your stay.

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

The room itself is rather simple - but most rooms (not all oddly) come with great showers and lots of shower pressure. The WiFi was extremely fast at 100 MBit - that was true for both upload and download. Imagine being able to upload a YouTube movie in real-time :)

The air conditioning was a small unit with a remote that you see in many hotels - however, on the low setting, it was completely inaudible and effective.

The mattress equipped by the hotel seemed hard - perfect for me. However, the quality of the linen and the cover was not great. It seemed the bed cover hadn't been washed in a long time (which triggered my allergies).

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Most rates come with free breakfast which is decent and includes a number of hot entrees. The biggest treat is the garden that allows you to see the same view as from your room. There is also a beautiful infinity pool on the same level.

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

Wyndham Tamarindo Review (or my favorite hotel in Costa Rica)

The staff is largely absent and given this is a 3 Star rating it is what you'd expect.

In sum - the Wyndham Tamarindo is a property that did not make me expect much. However, the great location (if you have a car!), the superbly fast WiFi, the beautiful views, the simple but efficient rooms really make this hotel shine!

The room rates at $70 make this property also a great deal.