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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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28 Jan.29 Jan.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

JW Marriott out does itself in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. The service is impeccable. Every need is cared for. The food is spectacular - creative and delicious. Close by Tamarindo offers a casual beach town layed back atmosphere with good restaurants and local...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stayed here two nights on a Caravan tour. The accommodation is excellent as is the food. The pool and beach set up separates this location from all others. It has everything one needs including golf course and plenty of activities.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow , I just recently stayed at this resort with my family for a vacation and it was incredible. The staff we’re the nicest people and they were so accommodating. They offer 24 hour room service, free dental kits (toothbrush, toothpaste). They always have fresh...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I saw all the negative reviews about minor issues, but decided to go anyway. Its a BEAUTIFUL place. A great sense of design permeates the hotel, from its old world hacienda style, to the care that went in to styling the staff's work clothes, to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked this as the second half of our 1 week Costa Rica visit. We knew it would be quieter being the week after the kids go back to school. It was about 80% retirees and 10% families 10% couples. We are Marriott platinum so...More

1  Thank Dianne N
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Certificate of Excellence
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
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Price range
USD 223 - USD 688 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
USD 223 - USD 688 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (1974)
Pool & Beach (598)
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Dining (216)
Hotel & Grounds (1155)
Bathroom (48)
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Patricia A
20 January 2018|
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Response from mere13 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast was included with our booking and was a very good, huge buffet (I mean expansive). There are at least five restaurants, and I may have missed one. The prices vary from typical pub prices at the sports bar to high... More
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Hillary P
13 January 2018|
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Response from Harry E | Reviewed this property |
The resort is very family friendly. While 15 and 18-year olds are not "kids" in my opinion, there were at least two medium-sized family reunions while were were at the property with a variety of ages for kids to young... More
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Kay I
8 January 2018|
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Response from Aimee L | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the previous replies. The resort is better suited for older kids and adults. There are several great tours that you can arrange from the hotel (we used Maleku tours and loved them) but the JW Marriott... More
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