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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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    • Excellent59%
    • Very good25%
    • Average10%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
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    “costa rica” (541 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Poolside Bar
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    Private Balcony
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    PROS: Beautiful property. Amazing pool/ beach. Captivating sunsets. Overall friendly staff. CONS: -Sub par level for a JW signature property. -Little to no benefits for Platinum Elite Status. No complimentry breakfast, except a 20% discount on food. -No complimentary shuttle. A ride to the local...More

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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    This hotel is beautiful and the staff are absolutely amazing. The food was not only a complete rip off, but was seriously sub par. We actually left the resort on multiple occasions to get food. Even with the price of a cab, the food was...More

    Thank Britanie L
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Britanie L; I am pleased to know that you liked the Resort and the service received by our staff. Remember that here in Costa Rica at JW Marriott Guanacaste you can find a home away from home. On the other hand I regret to...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    The facilitates are great, beautiful pool, large and gracious public spaces. Their employees are overall very friendly and willing to help out. We would come back. We had a great check-in experience and were given a beautiful room. The rooms are well represented on their...More

    Thank hate2go
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Grounds: very well kept and clean Staff: Incredible. Friendly, helpful, always smiling Pool: Large and clean Restaurants: staff fantastic, food was quite good and several food types to select from. Spa: Pretty expensive but the massage I received from Erika was likely the best I...More

    Thank Cariboo17
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    This place was incredible! My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and from the very beginning we were blown away. When we arrived the staff had decorated our room to welcome us. Thank Miguel Belloni for all your help! We were lucky that the...More

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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$208 - US$1,013 (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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    Traveller (1959)
    Pool & Beach (593)
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    Dining (214)
    Hotel & Grounds (1144)
    Bathroom (51)
    Family and Play Areas (7)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
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    Sobarose
    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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    "Ocean front or view were nice."
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    "The corner pool/ocean view room was very nice - balcony was great!"
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    "You do not need an ocean room view. The hotel grounds are very nice."
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    "go with oceanview"
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