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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent59%
    • Very good25%
    • Average10%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
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    “costa rica” (540 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Poolside Bar
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    1 - 5 of 2,329 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    Excellent facilities and rooms and fantastic location with surfable waves nearby. Fortunately we visited last week and therefore fairly quiet. I'm not sure how enjoyable it would be if your visit coincided with a convention.

    Thank 611frankie
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We stayed at the Marriott for an anniversary. On arrival, we found the lobby to be dark and check in cumbersome. The front office staff, with exception of 1 or 2 staff members, seemed disinterested and bored when we checked in. No one greeted us...More

    Thank Vishnu C
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    This was our third year in a row to visit JW's Guanacaste resort and it didn't fail us once again. We love this place and plan to return annually. The ocean-view rooms are unbelievable, in-room toiletries are the best, pool area is top-notch, restaurants are...More

    Thank carlawordsmith
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Really relaxing something to suit everyone the beach club was especially nice. Pool area was huge bar staff a little slow but very pleasant. The breakfast catered for all tastes and the choice of restaurants was really good and reasonably priced

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    Thank Dorian C
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    The service here is impeccable. Every hotel employee greets you with a smile and "Buenos Dias" every time. The rooms are clean and filled with amenities. I highly recommend an ocean view or ocean front room and check back on the prices. I originally booked...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Golf Course
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$198 - US$901 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 310
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Tamarindo >
    • Playa Avellanas
    • 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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    Dining (214)
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    Family and Play Areas (7)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
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    Nearby Attractions
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    7 November 2017|
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    Response from minivaca-lover83 | Reviewed this property |
    its open 24hours
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    7 November 2017|
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    Response from hereinoregon | Reviewed this property |
    Yes you can, I even saw one family with a giant flamingo!
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    29 October 2017|
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    Response from Kevin O | Reviewed this property |
    I can understand your concern! We landed October 8, 2017 and we had the same concern before departing for Costa Rica. We continued with our trip after receiving information that the hotel was okay and that most roads were... More
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    "Views overlooking the pool and distant views to sea are recommended"
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    "Ocean view if you can."
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    "All good we had a party of over 30 and everyone was happy but do make surf that breakfast is included"
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    "Ocean view or ocean front-there is no ice machine-you must request it."
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