The ‘hotel’ is actually an older style motel with rooms surrounding the pool. The pool is also a club/bar. The club blares music from huge speakers about 10 feet (literally) from you room door. The music plays until 2:00am each night. If you are partying at the bar, that’s fine. If you are in your room trying to sleep, impossible.
On a Wednesday night, at mid-nite, with not a single customer at the bar, I asked if they could stop the music. They wouldn’t even entertain the idea. The wait staff was partying.
As far as I could tell, I was the only guest. The place had a a lot of construction going on. There is no food on-property.
I checked out and moved about 100 feet closer to the beach at the Cocal Hotel/Casino. The room was much nicer, $10 a nite cheaper, it’s a true resort with several restaurants, etc.
I tried for a refund. The Blue Marlin referred me to Orbitz, Orbitz refused. While my Jaco trip was otherwise very pleasant, Orbitz and the Blue Marlin failed me entirely.
I don’t leave bad reviews generally, but seriously the Blue Marlin is a dump.