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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica

4.5 of 5 Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

Overall good hotel. Good service, friendly staff, good buffet. 15 min drive from Tamarindo Only complaint was the steak restaurant, too salty, I thought the Kobe steak was horrible, and over priced. But besides, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back

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KC, MO
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This resort hotel was fabulous. I stayed two nights as part of a Caravan Tour. Because I have no idea how much my room at this stop cost, I can't speak to the quality for a normal room price. However, I am pretty well traveled and this is by far one of the best places I've ever stayed. My room... More 

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Southampton, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 5 nights and the place was everything that we could ask for. Beautiful grounds, superb service, great pools, and a convenient secluded location. The beach directly in front of the hotel is all rocky, but if you walk a few hundred yards down to the left you are on one of the nicest beaches in Costa... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at this property two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The grounds are beautiful and the facilities are outstanding. Food at the restaurant was the best we had in Costa Rica. Several venues are available for evening activities. Rooms were very spacious and well appointed. We could not have been more pleased.

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just returned home from a week here and I already want to go back! The hotel was great! Overall, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful and looked like they were having fun! Our room was a pretty good size. The pool was amazing! The food was fine.. great buffet breakfast, great burgers in the lobby bar and fun... More 

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Denton, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband is a platinum member.We stayed using reward points. Booked a garden view room, was upgraded to a better room at check in. The room was up to the usual JW standards. The only negative I can say about the room is that it doesn't come with a refrigerator and there is no self serve ice machine. You have... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just spent 5 days at The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort. The place was so relaxing and enjoyable. The breakfast buffet was filled with fresh fruit and juices every morning. Our room faced the water and every evening we took pictures of the Sunset. The beach was very clean and nice to walk on. As others have mentioned the pool... More 

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Millburn, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The reason I stay loyal to Marriott is because of hotels like this. The staff was tremendous, room was great, and overall vacation was incredible. We stayed for a week: some days we stayed at the hotel, others we were off on excursions. The pool at the hotel (biggest in country) is good, and due to its sheer size, was... More 

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

Dear Mike K, Thank you for such a wonderful review. Thank you for your advice regarding the games. There are many things to do like horseback riding, surf lessons, ATV, Catamaran, Canopy and much more for the whole family, I am glad you and your family were able to enjoy various activities. It would be a pleasure to welcome you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very beautiful and private property. Food and service are very good. You can take long walks along the beach without seeing other hotels or buildings. To get away from the hustle and bustle of the pools I recommend walking to the right on the beach, near the swimming area. There are a few beach chairs and shade next to... More 

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

Dear Lisa P, We are pleased to know that you liked our location. Being inside the Hacienda Pinilla brings tranquility and a safe environment for our guest who like to walk or run around the Hacienda. Lisa P I appreciate your wonderful comments and I am glad to let you know that we already are taking care of the road... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stayed here last week. The resort has a rustic feel but it certainly isn't neglected. This resort was very clean, well manicured, nicely staffed etc. I felt the resort did an EXCELLENT job of having staff stay out of site...for example...I left my room and started down the stairs, realizing quickly I forgot something in the room...I turned... More 

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

Dear Amber B we hope you do visit us again. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed the pool and the ambiance. Amber B thank you for your great review and recent stay. Kindest regards, Jesus Gonzalez General Manager More 

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Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica 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
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Playa Avellanas

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