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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights as part of a business conference. Food, service and rooms were great. Pool was perfect and the beach was okay if you took a little walk. As for everything else you have to take a shuttle or bus to experience the real Costa Rica (ie. zip lining, surfing, monkeys, rainforest, etc.) If you want...

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

Dear Peter W; We are pleased to know that you liked the Resort and you truly enjoyed the service and food. Inside the Hacienda our guests can do Canopy, watch monkeys, take surf lessons and horseback riding. Tamarindo is 20 minutes away from the Resort and you can find a lot of stores, restaurants and night clubs to have fun....

NEPEAN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was near the beach and early morning beach stroll gave a chance to closely observe Black Vultures who were scavenging rubbish bins and observe a night heron at a swamp adjoining the beach. The hotel's facilities were excellent including a Free Spanish class. The Beach was safe and clean.

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

I hope you had learn some Spanish and if not you can always come back. We appreciate your comments Jariya, and the most important is that you liked the Resort and the beach. Thank you again for shared your experience. Kindest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

New Port Richey, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice room, great ambiance; Hotel is on a quiet beach to walk around and watch sunset (some rooms face the ocean). Beautiful infinity pools. Very good buffet meals. Get service, friendly staff. Hotel arranged by Tour company. Far away from the airport.

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

Wow "Excellent" is a word that we look for and every review that we received. Thank you Blispaki for this excellent comments. It feels good to know that one guest left our Resort with a memorable experience. We appreciated you visit. Sincerely; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Happy Valley, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here a week. It is a fairly big resort with a nice, big pool and several restaurants. Beach is also nice but rocky so not great for swimming. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Food at restaurants is fair to good and pretty expensive. Very limited restrooms around pool and pool pick up (uneaten food, towels) is a...

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

Thank you William F for your time sharing your comments about your recent stay with us! Is gratifying to know that you liked the Resort. We also appreciate your feedback about the pool service, you can be sure that we are taking actions to avoid this type of situations. Warmest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imagine yourself a guest at an immense, secluded hacienda that just happens to sit on a coast lined with some of Costa Rica's top surfing beaches. This sprawling, tile-floored compound evokes another place and time (think Zorro) with its rich wood ceilings, gracious blending of indoor and outdoor space (thankfully all of it non-smoking!), restaurants, pools and even its own...

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

Dear Capricious1; Your review about your experience with us is amazing. Thank you! We are glad to know that we meet your expectations and you have liked the Resort and our service. Drink a mojito during the sunset is unique. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Sincerely; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took advantage of the low airfares on Southwest Airlines to re-visit Costa Rica. We usually rent a house when we travel, but this time we stayed at the JW Marriott Guanacaste. We were very pleased with the whole experience. Our room was a King Garden View. Our balcony faced the back of the property and looked...

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

Is so wonderful how you describe your stay with us and your experience during your visit. Thank you Ann D for your great review! We are pleased to know that you spend a really nice time here. I will inform Carlos, Katherine and Francisco about your comments, I am sure they will be very proud of their self for making...

Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not guests but rather in the area and ended up at the Sabanero as Lola's was closed. The meal was FANTASTIC for our party of 4 - the steaks were divine. Can't wait to go back. Kudos to Chef Diego.

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

Dear J-/span5; We are glad to know that your experience at Sabanero was delightful and you truly enjoyed your meal. You are welcome to come at any time, for us is a pleasure. I will let know Diego about your comment. Kindest regards, Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

orange county, ca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is great!!! The staff are great and friendly. We had a suite with a living area and a separate king bedroom and our kids slept on cots in the living area. With the extra bathroom by the door, it was sooooo spacious! It is great having several food options and an ice cream shop. The prices aren't super...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure we can add much more than has been posted by so many others. The property itself is very isolated, so you are not near a thing, which could be good or bad depending on what you are looking for. We took the shuttle into town one day, $20 per person round trip and stayed for about 3...

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Panama City, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights at the J. W. Marriott and was not disappointed. Our spacious room had a large balcony, a gorgeous bathroom, comfy beds. The infinity pool is the largest in Central America so there was plenty of room for lots of guests. The beach was a bit rocky and the surf rough but the sunset was spectacular and we...

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  • Pool
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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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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: $269 - $816 (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”
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“The rooms around the outside of the building will be quieter. No pool or limited ocean view.”
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“Likely that all rooms have a nice view”
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