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New York City, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

How can I say that the JW Marriott in Guanacaste is most likely one of the best hotels I have ever visited! My husband insisted that I write a review of this property because of the level of service all of them provided. We made our trip during Easter week 2017. First we were checked-in by Flor, an amazing friendly...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The property is gorgeous with a Spanish theme, epic pool and very comfortable rooms. We stayed in a room right on the beach and loved the epic sunsets. The only gripe is that the location is fairly remote. Diria National Park is nearby but other attractions are far. Furthermore, it has the feel of a resort where you're supposed to...

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Smithfield, Virginia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Couldn't ask for better regarding comfort and staff. Sunset view from a common area balcony and the beach was outstanding. The pool is quite large and meandering with plenty of lounge chairs. We were with a tour group so I'm not certain about restaurants as we ate in the same room for all meals. However, the meals consisted of a...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best kept properties in the region. The staff have mostly been with the hotel since it opened about 7 years ago. This place is always on point, seriously giving Four Seasons a run for their money. beach is on site with a beach club around the corner. food is,well...just okay. the steak house cuts are...

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Delaware
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spend a glorious week at the hotel. Background is that we have stayed at the Ritz in Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Puerto Rico, also the Marriott in San Juan Puerto Rico and Aruba. This was by far the best. ROOM We stayed in a one bedroom suite ocean view. The view of the sunset every night was breathtaking. It...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our stay was phenomenal! Staff was out of this world! Super Nice and Friendly. Room Service was good. The Breakfast Buffet is VERY delicious. There is a Asian Restaurant inside the hotel and it was also very delicious has well. Rooms were great and air conditioned, Do not open the slide door to the patio, you'll get a bunch of...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The JW Marriott is a place you're going to get away from it all - it's a big, sprawling hotel set within an absolutely huge property on the Pacific coast, approximately 30 minutes from Tamarindo. While the hotel has several restaurants, most guests seem to gravitate towards Mansita, which serves buffet meals for all three meals, supplemented by a choice...

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Davos Klosters, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You should not expect to go to a resort that matches the prices asked at this place, nor the JW Marriott signature. Expect to have some headaches regarding the level of the workers, it is diametrically different than the level of the hotel. People in Costa Rica are generally very kind, but they lack education. At this hotel you will...

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

Dear ThiagoFV; Again please accept my apologies on behalf of our team for the inconveniences experienced during your stay. We truly appreciate your feedback and you can be sure that we are working in improve day by day. For me was a pleasure to meet you. Sincerely; Miguel Belloni General Manager

Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and I arrived in what we hoped would be another excellent Marriott experience. As a Platinum member who spends almost 80 nights per year in a Marriott hotel worldwide it was a complete disappointment to hear there is no lounge, no complimentary breakfast, no compensation at all for being a loyal Platinum member-we received a sad gift offer...

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

Dear ussf2017; I hope you have liked the Resort and have had the opportunity to do the different activities that our guest can do during a stay with us. As a Resort breakfast included or Lounge is not a benefit that applies for our MRWs Members, however we do have other benefits besides the ones that Marriott Rewards establishes. All...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll keep it short - the pool is enormous, the rooms are lovely. If you are staying here because you are attending a wedding, or won a prize at work or are on a bus trip - you'll have a wonderful time. However, DO NOT pick this property for your vacation. Costa Rica is a lovely country and this resort...

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

Dear Lizziekc; I am pleased to know that you liked your room and our pool. Watch the sunset from the infinity is just unique, I hope you have enjoy it. Our focus is to try to provide a tranquil environment to relax but there is also some activities inside and outside the Resort. I regret to know that we did...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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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 

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Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: $273 - $803 (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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“Ask for beach front rooms, they look perfect!”
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“ask for one with a view of the ocean”
pez-oz33, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Garden rooms are just as good as any other!”
Rhydarr, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Garden views are wonderful and practical, don´t be afraid not to get an ocean view room.”
ThiagoFV, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Use the 5th floor”
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