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JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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Hacienda Pinilla Guanacaste, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo Costa Rica See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
4.5 Star accommodation
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Live an authentic Costa Rican experience in a luxury hacienda style resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa is surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican rich biodiversity. More 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. Enjoy surf beaches with excellent year-round waves and warm water, visit turtle nesting sanctuaries or observe a great variety of wildlife. 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, rich woods, and marble bathtubs. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Spa
Room Service
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
GreenPartner
Certificate of Excellence
GreenPartner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenPartner
Certificate of Excellence
GreenPartner
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
310
Price range
USD 269 - USD 696 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort And Spa Costa Rica
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Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Hotel Santa Cruz
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Jw Marriott Santa Cruz
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Marriott Santa Cruz
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
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We stayed at the JW Marriott in Guanacaste at the end of June 2018. I am an animal lover and rescuer, and of course there was a family of cats and kittens living at the hotel. I saw mom, dad and 4 kittens. They were all so skinny! I made sure to feed them, but it was my last day
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Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Karenm21619; Thank you for taking the time and sharing this review, we truly appreciate your feedback and I regret to know about this inconvenient with the cats. I understand that you want to help and we appreciate that. I have been here for 4 months and I haven seen them. You can contact us again and give us the name of the clinic just in case we have more. I will like to help them too. Sincerely, Santiago Cabre General Manager
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We hit this place at the end of our Costa Rican stay. The pool is huge, but all shallow, 4ft. The view of the pacific spectacular, and is the first place I ever saw the green flash at sunset. Great to get close to the infinity part of the pool, order drinks and sit back for th
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Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Travelbounder; Thank you for your great review. For us the most important is to meet your expectations and provide an unforgettable experience. I am agree with you about have a drink during sunset it is amazing and unique. We hope to see you next year. Kindest regards; Santiago Cabre General Manager
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This was my first visit to Costa Rica and first experience with JW Marriott. After arriving at the airport in Liberia and collecting my bags, I emerged from the terminal and was immediately greeted by Emanuel, my driver for the hour-long trip to the JW Marriott. Emanuel was exc
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Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
WOW thank you for your amazing review CraigS982. It is great to know that you truly enjoyed everyday with us, that make us feel satisfy and happy. We appreciate your time and share your experience with all of us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and keep enjoying our Pura Vida style. Kindest regards; Santiago Cabre General Manager
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The place is beautiful and so clean! We arrived late at night and noticed quickly how clean everything was. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. They helped our group book excursions for some great experiences and driver so we could tour the nearby Tamarindo area. If y
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Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Sugarlandmommy, Thank you for your great review. We are glad to know that you spend a really good time during your vacation. Next time you can try to go to San Juanillo beach since is really nice and people likes to go snorkeling there. You can google to find some pics. For us the most important is to meet your expectations and provide an unforgettable experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Kindest regards; Santiago Cabre General Manager
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Great service, friendly staff, gorgeous views from both door and balcony sides of the room. The hammocks were amazing. All of the restaurants served great food. We really enjoyed the walking trail with the howler monkeys. Largest pool in Costa Rica has a slide for childrenor th
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Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear 670gardener44, WOW thank you for your amazing review. We are pleased to know that you liked everything about your visit and that you have the opportunity to see the monkeys. For us the most important is to meet your expectations and provide an unforgettable experience. We appreciate your recent visit and your great comments. Kindest regards; Santiago Cabre General Manager
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We are coming to liberia airport at night 10pm What are the most safe options to go from liberia airport to this JW marriott hotel ? Is it safe to ride taxi at night, we will be with 2 kids ( 4 and 8) Thank you for your response
Hello there. Feel free to contact me at Conchal Adventures Costa Rica I offer private shuttles. I'll personally make sure that you and your family make it safe to your destination. Best regards from Costa Rica!
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We are coming to liberia airport at night 10pm What are the most safe options to go from liberia airport to this JW marriott hotel ? Is it safe to ride taxi at night, we will be with 2 kids ( 4 and 8) Thank you for your response
Not sure how safe a taxi in that area would be; have you contacted the hotel? I bet they offer the service.
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Hello. May be looking to visit Feb 27 - Mar 6, 2019. What is the whale watching like? And, what about deep sea fishing trip for two? Thank you.
We went in June and there were no whale watching excursions in this part of the country that I saw... also the deep sea fishing prices I thought were very high.
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What is the situation with Zika around Guanacaste? We have plans to be at the resort 12/25/18 - 1/3/19 and wife is now pregnant. CDC advises to not travel to Costa Rica at all, but info through Costa Rica Ministry of Health seems to indicate that impacted areas are generally in the Eastern part of CR.. I know that deciding to go or not go is ultimately a personal decision, but any guidance on Zika cases in/around Guanacaste would be appreciated.
Here’s a few natural options for mosquito repellent. twoweeksincostarica. check out this website they have information it is what you are looking for Essential oil blends are fairly effective too. You can mix your own or buy something already made. Our standby is a combination of coconut oil and lemon eucalyptus oil. Lemon eucalyptus is supposed to be one of the best essential oils for fighting mosquitoes according to scientific studies. A popular essential oil-based repellent that comes premixed is doTerra TerraShield Repellent Blend. They also have a newer product called Outdoor Blend, which we recently got our hands on. It’s more expensive, but we’ve found it to be the most effective against bites, not oily, and pleasant smelling too. Unfortunately, natural repellents are hard to find in most areas of Costa Rica so we recommend bringing these from home too.
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Are all garden view rooms on the 1st floor? Are the garden view balconies smaller? Thanks!
Ours was on the first floor but it was very large.
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"The west facing rooms overlook the Ocean"
"Elevator access to all floors. Our rooms on the third floor were beautiful and quiet. Doctor services in your room are available."
"Ocean view rooms offer amazing views, especially of the sunset."
"all the rooms are good, either you face the beach or the pool"
"Cant beat this place"
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