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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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          US$436
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          Overview
          • Excellent59%
          • Very good25%
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          • Poor4%
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          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          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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          Reviewed 17 March 2015

          We have just returned from a 7 night stay at the resort. The facility is simply beautiful, the staff friendly and we experienced great service. We had the majority of our meals at the Mansita. They offer buffets in addition to the standard menu for...More

          Thank CJN25
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 23 March 2015

          Thank you CJN25 for your wonderful review! I am pleased to know that you had a great time and have enjoyed our food at the Mansita Restaurant and also the pool. Thank you for giving reader’s an insight into our Restaurant. For us it would...More

          Reviewed 17 March 2015

          This was my first time to Costa Rica, my company had rewarded a few of employees to another resort for four days, and I chose to extend to a full week and the JW Marriott was close by. I really needed a vacation and was...More

          Thank MaryQ1972
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 20 March 2015

          Dear MaryQ1972, First of all Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your experience with all of us. I am pleased to know that you had a relaxing time and witness the magnificent sunset by the pool or at...More

          Reviewed 15 March 2015

          I read some negative reviews before I left for vacation.. I don't know what those people were thinking because this was the best hotel I've ever stayed in. The first day I got a little confused and lost trying to find my room, and at...More

          Thank Foxbite2
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 20 March 2015

          Dear Foxbite2, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. For all of us it means a lot our guest’s comments and feedback since it help us to improve and focus in specific areas to work harder to be better. I am glad to know...More

          Reviewed 15 March 2015

          Overall, this resort exceeded our expectations of luxury. Below I breakdown the rooms, pool, and dining experiences. Feel free to ask me questions about my stay! The rooms were very finely finished, with extremely comfortable beds and air conditioning. The pool was pristine and was...More

          Thank Zwespe
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 20 March 2015

          Dear Zwespe, I am sure all our readers appreciate your feedback to help with any question about your stay at our resort and also for the tips about how to save money. It’s gratifying to know that we a exceeded your expectations during your visit...More

          Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

          Fantastic clean room! Hotel is in the middle of nowhere so expect to pay for expensive but good restaurants and room service. Front desk staff a little mean and snotty but rest of the staff is great! Also this place is huge!!!! Make sure you...More

          Thank Corey R
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 20 March 2015

          Dear Corey R, I am happy to know that one more guest left the resort with memorable experience. Thank you very much for sharing your comments and feedback with all of us. I will address your comment regarding the Front Desk with my Rooms Manager....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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • 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
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$176 - US$712 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Accessible rooms ,
          • Family 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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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Samantha P
          We are thinking of going there in August, someone in our party has a severe peanut and nut allergy, has anyone stayed here that had one? Is the hotel able to accommodate it? Will there be a language barrier?
          7 June 2017|
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          Response from Lowell S | Reviewed this property |
          That should not be a problem. Most staff speak English and the chefs can accommodate
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          JHfromJersey
          What are the options for transportation to and from LIR airport?
          31 May 2017|
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          Response from RebMom2 | Reviewed this property |
          We rented a car. My husband always wants to explore his own way. If you do, opt for an SUV or truck, roads are terrible!!
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          L3702ITjohnk
          We will be there in July. What onsite company handles day excursions? Would like to get an idea of what is offered ahead of time to help plan our stay. Thank you!
          30 May 2017|
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          Response from asuindian88 | Reviewed this property |
          You can go on line and book many of the tours (to find most tours ) Google tours of Costa Rica or you can book them at the hotel. I suggest the following. Palo Verde National Park and Coffee Tour is a two part tour ( The... More
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          "Get an oceanfront room! You will not regret the extra cost"
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          "Ocean view is well worth the price. If you get pool view, know that it is open 24 hours."
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          "The room was spacious, with a nice mattress and bedding. We enjoyed balcony and view. Thank You!!"
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          "Upgrade to a suite or at least get a full ocean view."
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