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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Westerville, Ohio
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Plenty of things to like about this property, but the smiling, accommodating faces were the most memorable. Tops on this list was Andreas, who normally works the pool area, but was absolutely fantastic leading the FREE Botanic Garden Walk put on by the hotel. I had an hour to kill and since it was free, had very low expectations. I...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice isolated beachfront resort. Obviously, you have the JW Marriott experience to the 9th degree here. Great evening sunsets and views of the ocean. Gigantic pool area and the rooms are like Inca royalty. Some of the best resort/hotel food I have eaten. Big italian culinary influence in Costa Rica, Gelateria on site as well. Live music at night in...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear FDfoodie; I have to let you know that the bar at the courtyard is something new and is good to know that you liked. We have add more flavor at the Gelateria since our guest really enjoy to come here. We appreciate you sharing your experience at our Resort with all of us. Your comments are very important. Kindest...

Venice, CA
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff here is amazing. From the maids (who do amazing, artistic creations with towels), the pool staff, servers, everyone was friendly and could not do enough for us. The pool is the reason to stay here. It is far away from everything except Tamarindo, zip line and ATVs. But that should keep you plenty busy especially since you need...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

WOW thank you Jan D for your great comments. Is gratifying to know that you enjoyed our services and food options. Tamarine is actually one of my favorites since I prefer Asian food. Tamarindo is not so far as you mentioned and you can find a lot of different stores, Bars and Restaurants. For us it was a pleasure been...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is amazing, as the title suggests. Beautiful pool and beach, and plenty of options for good food and drink. Service is excellent. They even have a kids club where you can drop the kids for daycare while you go enjoy drinking in the pool.

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jeff G; Is pleasant to know that we meet your expectations and that you spend a wonderful time during your stay. Thank you so much for your excellent review. I hope your kids had enjoyed the Kids Club too. Warmest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Georgia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have only posted one other review but I had to post about this place. First we went during the wet season and I thought that I was going to not enjoy it because of the rain,but I did. It rained only one day but it was so quick that the sun was back out in 1 hour. Things to...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Karen P for your great comments! Yes, I believe the best option if you are coming for more than 3 days is rent a car since is cheaper and you can adventure to the different beaches around this area. I am glad to know that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome...

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I go to a beach resort mainly for the beach and I will focus my review on the beach. Everything else was satisfactory. The resort is good-nice accommodations, pretty good food and friendly staff. However, I was very disappointed with the beach, its access and cleanliness. The beach which is public (as all beaches are) is across a dirt road...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Readytotravel2000; I am pleased to know that you really liked the Resort, our Food options and our service. I have to say that I did not know that in the beach in front of our Resort you can find vendors. I will review this situation to try to avoid this type of inconveniences. Thank you so much for your...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

WOW- absolutely amazing resort!!! Location, food, drinks, spectacular ocean views!!!! Santos, our poolside waiter was amazing. Extremely attentive and so personable. Thanks Santos for making our experience top notch. Highly recommend the couples Seas and Stars sunset massage on the beach. Also, we recommend a beach walk to Lola's for lunch. We went 3 times while here.

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you bjfldrummond for this great review! For us is very important to know that you leave the Resort having an Amazing experience as you title the review. I will share your comments with Santos and with all the team, I am sure he will be very happy for be mentioned in this review. Lolas is a place that a...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luxury, World-Class service and Premium food & beverage. Our experience was 5 star + thanks to the JW Marriott staff special thanks to German Medina (incredible service!!), Chef Lombardo & Douglas!!! The hotel is about 1 hour away from Liberia airport. You can take a cab for about $100 USD to Hacienda Pinilla, where the JW Marriott is located. Once...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Pepscastrol for such a great review! German, Douglas and Lombardo will be very happy to read your wonderful comments about them and how special they make you feel during your stay with us. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with all of us. It means a lot to know that we meet your expectations and we...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic hotel in every possible way. The location (as for other similar hotels) is a bit "out of the way", but this is the price to pay to be in a quiet/safe environment, with private beach (beautiful), etc. We rented a car and that would be really hepful. By the way they have AVIS inside the hotel itself in case...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

WOW thank you Pasquale_uk for your wonderful comments. For us was a privilege been your host and we truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you and your wife back. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed every minute here. Kindest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok maybe the food prices :) The hotel is great, people who work there are awesome, super friendly, the room was big enough. We paid for an ocean view room and ok I was able to see the ocean, but i had to try hard to do so. The beach is private which is great. Food is pricey, but it's...

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Is good to know that you liked everything DmejiaCR. I am sure you had the time to enjoy our mojitos by the pool just having a peaceful time. Thank you for your great comments and we truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Sincerely; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Live an authentic Costa Rican experience in a luxury hacienda style resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The JW Marriott Guanacaste is surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican rich biodiversity. This resort & spa sits oceanfront and is the only international branded hotel close to Tamarindo town. The resort is located right at Mansita beach and guests can choose from four other beaches within Hacienda Pinilla. Next to the resort you will find an equestrian center, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course with coastal layout. Off-site activities such as surfing lessons, zip lining, horseback riding, white water rafting, kayaking, bird & monkey watching and ATV tours can be arranged on site. You can also arrange tours to nearby locations such as Arenal Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano & National Park or Guachipelin thermal hot springs. Enjoy surf beaches with excellent year-round waves and warm water, visit turtle nesting sanctuaries or observe a great variety of wildlife. The hotel features the largest infinity pool in Central America, outdoor Jacuzzis, a fully equipped fitness center, biking and jogging trails and a Kids Club with professional care. Relax in our world class spa, ranked one of the top five spas in Latin America by Spa Magazine. Within the resort, guests will find an array of gastronomic options such as Azul Grill our beach front restaurant, Tamarine our Asian fusion cuisine restaurant, Sabanero is a genuine Guanacastecan Steakhouse or Mansita Restaurant. One of our guest's favorites is admiring Guanacaste's spectacular sunset while enjoying a handcrafted cocktail either at Nau Sushi Lounge or right in front of the beach at Aperitivo Lounge. All guestrooms have balconies either with garden, pool or ocean view. In-room amenities include LCD TVs, soundproof windows, alarm clock with mobile docks, streaming speed internet, total blackout curtains, plush pillow-top mattresses, 300 thread count Egyptian cotton linen sheets, rich woods, and marble bathtubs. The charming surf village of Tamarindo where you will find restaurants, bars, shops and souvenirs in a "Pura Vida" laid back atmosphere is just 10.6 miles away. It's easy to discover the essence of Costa Rica at the JW Marriott Guanacaste. ... more   less 

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Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: $269 - $818 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 310
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Also Known As:
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort And Spa Costa Rica
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Hotel Santa Cruz
Jw Marriott Santa Cruz
Marriott Santa Cruz
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“Book early”
FDfoodie, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Our room said it was pool view but we were on the first floor and had shrubs in the way.”
JanD442, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Get a beach view if you can”
684jeffg, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“The rooms around the outside of the building will be quieter. No pool or limited ocean view.”
HawkLady8, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Likely that all rooms have a nice view”
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