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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica

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Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The resort setting is great with an ocean view room. The staff was almost always friendly and helpful. The food was quite good. The room was just right for us. We have allergies and the staff changed out all the bedding for feather free upon request. The only change I can suggest is to turn down the music at the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great resort with exceptional, friendly staff. The infinity pool and beach/sunset view could be one of the best in the world! Rooms had good a/c and ceiling fans - much appreciated after a long hot day in the sun. Food exceptional and reasonably priced. Alcohol and gift shop is extremely expensive compared to what you can get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great facility, phenomenal service. Warm and friendly staff. As a Marriott Platinum Elite status member, I have high standards and I have to admit that this was one of the few facilities that exceeded my expectations. Everything was picture perfect. Huge pool, infinity pool, lots of activities, easy access to Tamarindo playa which had some great restaurants. There was live... More 

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Underhill, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the JW for 10 nights with our two boys, ages 12 and 7. Everything about the resort was perfect - from our spacious suite overlooking the pool and beach to the food, spa and overall customer service. We especially loved the setting within Hacienda Pinilla, playing golf regularly (great twilight and junior specials!), jogging... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Facilities were extremely nice, we had a suite with dip pool which was amazing. you are secluded with private beaches, about a 15 minute car ride to town. We like to enjoy the local scene so a rental car was a must for us (hubby wanted to surf). Food was decent but did not blow us away. However the friendly... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an amazing hotel. The pool was spectacular and I'm usually not a pool person, much preferring the beach. However, although the hotel is oceanfront, it is definitely NOT a swimmable beach, being very rocky. The pool has an infinity edge and it's SPRAWLING, so it's so lovely to just float and look out over the ocean. Poolside service... More 

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This resort is like Shangra La! Lush and inviting! Go here for a complete resort experience. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are divine. The on-ground restaurants serve exquisite, delicious food. To top it off, all staff are friendly, courteous and willing to help in any way possible. All in all, our vacation couldn't have been better.

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Vienna, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding stay. Beautiful grounds, pool, accommodations. Comfortable beds, safe resort, relaxing place to chill. A favorite activity was hanging out in the pool areas, enjoying the weather and spending time with family. No complaints. A bit pricey but what you gonna do? Beautiful.

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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of the Caravan Tours group that stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. Beautiful and Classy room. Nice wood furniture with exquisite decor and all the extra details included for your comfort. The beds are very comfortable. There is a huge wood closet which lights up when you open the doors. The bathroom is beautiful with a... More 

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Huntington, New York
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 days at the JW Marriott after 4 days in the jungle. It was the perfect place to relax. The pool is huge and beautiful. The beach is beautiful as well, but there are a lot of rocks in the water so there is a roped off area for swimming. I wish my kids could surf right on... More 

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