My family of four had a great time here. The rooms were very comfortable (nice shower, memory foam mattresses). View of ocean from balcony. Perfect pool for the kids. Great beach access. Restaurants nearby. We would have stayed here for days but were on our way to Quepos. Very secure. Excellent experience!!
I cant say enough about this wonderful place. Located right on the beach with the calming sound of the crashing waves. This place is a dream. Looking out on the balcony we could overlook the pool and beach. The room had ample space, bed was large and all bathroom met expectations. They even took care of our laundry for a small fee. I would definitely recommend the Backyard Hotel to anyone looking for a beach side stay.
This is the first review I've ever posted on Tripadvisor. In fact, I rarely post reviews anywhere, but feel compelled to clarify some of the claims BH makes on their website. We recently spent 2 nights at the hotel expecting: - luxurious rooms, that were actually very simple and very old/outdated - spectacular ocean views in every room, that in fact gave us views of a large dumpster next to pool and the adjacent buildings and fences. - beautiful beach with world class waves,,,. The waves are great for surfing and boogie boarding if you're a very good swimmer, but forget about casual swimming or the kids playing in the gentle waves, as the surf is very rough and unrelenting. Another problem is the sand in this area of Hermosa Beach is a very dark brown/grey and too hot to stand on during the day. If you watch the video on the BH website, they don't really show the beach or anyone enjoying it. That's because the sand is unbearably hot during the day. - The pool is very small and located on the side of the hotel. It's surrounded by a fence, recycling dumpster and the hotel. There's very little room around the pool itself for lounging and the pool itself gets very crowded once 4-5 people get in it. Perhaps the biggest misconception is that this hotel is on a beautiful, quiet stretch of the Pacific Ocean. In reality its a mere 20 steps from a main highway. Plan on leaving your sound machine at home and let the sound of large 18-wheelers serenade you to sleep (or likely not) as they barrel down the road at all hours of the night. My intention is not to say this is a horrible place that everyone will hate, as I'm sure others have/will find that it meets their expectations, but in the end the Backyard Hotel was an incredible disappointment to our family. I'm posting this review hoping it might help other travelers. Pura Vida!…
Stayed for just 1 night on route further south and we were sorry it was not a few more nights. Right on the beach, clean with great staff who are there to help. Pool small but, lovely and well kept. Access to the beach right on property and ideal for surfers. Would highly recommend.
I stayed at Backyard Hotel in Hermosa Beach for five days. The property is beautiful, the rooms are clean, and the staff is very courteous and helpful. The service is top notch. Safety is not a concern here as they have security staffed over night. The surf is right out front and Hermosa is very consistent so you are likely to score without having to drive to any other breaks. I stayed on the top floor, ocean front and the balcony view is absolutely amazing. Due to covid the restaurant was closed so I cannot rate that.