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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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      4.5 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
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    Palm Springs, California, United States
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

    We spent two heavenly days at the JW Marriott Guanacaste. We had been touring around Costa Rica and this was the perfect place for a break in the sightseeing. We had a standard room and were assisted by Carlos to get an upgrade to an ocean front room. He was very friendly and wanting to make us comfortable. We upgraded... More 

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    Boston, Massachusetts
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    I spent 10 days here with my wife in November for our honeymoon and we are already planning on going back with friends. The pool area is the nicest pool I have been to and the views/sunsets are amazing. Would definitely recommend an ocean view room on a higher floor. The number of places to eat in the hotel is... More 

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    Sydney, Australia
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

    resort is housed on the grounds of an old hacienda which is steeped in history itself. The rooms are magnificent with every amenity available, typical of any JW. bathroom floor was slippery so be warned and put a towel down.The largest pools in South America are indeed a place to indulge in. Swim or walk under bridges and observe wonderful... More 

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    Virginia
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a great time here! My son and husband surf, and this was a great spot for them to have fun while my daughter and I could relax around a pool and get some sun! We spend almost every day at the Beach Club on the property and ventured down to Lola's for some delicious meals whenever we could... More 

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    Rowlett, Texas
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    We just returned from the JW Marriott and absolutely loved it. We took our 16 and 10 year old grandchildren and they loved it as much as we did. We were on the 5th floor with a view of the pool and ocean. The rooms are good sized and had a nice balcony with patio furniture, a fan and screen... More 

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    Buffalo, New York
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    Recently spent 10 days at the JW Marriott Guanacaste for our honeymoon and it was the most memorable vacation. The hotel and staff were incredible. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The resort was so peaceful and relaxing. We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon. We are so thankful that we chose the JW and hope to be back... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    I recently went to trip and stayed this hotel , we spent 2 nights here , the property is big , they have huge pools connect together, I would said the pools are probably the best feature of this hotel , with few sections connect together with bridges over few parts you can swimming under, they as lo have lots... More 

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    Jaco, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    One of my favorites places. The remote location and the long beaches to walk on are just amazing. My wife and I can walk for miles and not see hardly anyone. To get to one of the most beautiful beaches, just take a short drive to playa langosta. It's white sand beaches mix with black sand are a work of... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The hotel was a very different Marriott appearance wise than any I have visited. It was decorated very tropically. The hotel was very comfortable, well laid out and the hotel was kept clean like none I have seen. The rooms were beautiful. They had lots of activities for young adults 19 - 27 year olds. They were run orderly and... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Rooms and infrastructure are excellent. Very clean. Pool and gym very good but wifi is only good at bedrooms, no wifi at gym and very weak at the pool. Staff is very kind and helpful. Breakfast buffet is excellent. Tamarine and Sabanero restaurants have great food but Mansita's dishes for lunch and dinner are poorly executed. Services like classes and... More 

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