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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay at the Marriott in Costa Rica. The property was spotless. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The ocean view from the pool was spectacular. We enjoyed watching the sunset each night. As a result, we had a very relaxing vacation.

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

Dear Brian B Reading this review is very gratifying, since we were able to help make your vacation wonderful and relaxing. The sunsets are unique here and I am glad that you had the chance to enjoy it. Thank you for sharing these great words with all of us. Happy Holidays! Jesus Gonzalez General Manager More 

Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 2 nights at this property earlier this month. Very beautiful and professionally operated. Staff very responsive. Room was perfect. Property is on the ocean and has a swimming area marked out. Nice beach plus, of course, large swimming pool. Food was not exciting but good. This is a great property for a couple of days... More 

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

Thank you Tommyg29 for taking your time to express your wonderful comments about your recent stay with us! The most important for us is the satisfaction of our guests, and I am pleased to know that we did with you. I am glad that you and your wife enjoyed your room and our services. Happy Holidays! Jesus Gonzalez General Manager More 

Kitchener, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you like pre-packaged paradise in a secluded location, this place is a good option. Pools , secluded beach and great ocean view rooms. The breakfast was fantastic. If you are looking for a downtown location , closer to Tamarindo, then it would be better for you to keep looking. It is about a 20 minute drive from downtown. The... More 

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

Dear JeffNesbitt, We appreciate very much your great review about your recent stay with us. Since we are 20 minutes away from Tamarindo, there is a company inside our property that provide shuttles to town at different hours during the day. We also recommend to rent a car if you are an adventure person because there are beautiful beaches around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach to rocky to use. Food a c- the person who designed the resort doesn't understand that people staying in a place like the beach actually want a view from y heir room. Would not stay there again waaaay too secluded. Stay in Tamarindo

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

Dear Barbara S, I truly regret to know that our resort did not meet your expectations. I would like to let you know that we have different categories of view from our rooms: Garden View, Pool view, Ocean View and Ocean front. All JW Marriott Guanacaste Family wish you a Happy Holidays! Sincerely, Jesus Gonzalez General Manager More 

Managua, Nicaragua
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here to spend 4 nights, business meeting and enjoy of a resorts and restaurants options. Complex about infrastructure, staff and rooms are so great. I visited 3 differents restaurants inside the resort, Mansita, Tamarine and Sabanero, from this 3 restaurant just Sabanero I could recomend, others don´t have good options. Beaches...hummm this resort lack of nice beaches and... More 

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

Dear SebastianP, We are glad to know that you liked the resort, the views from the different areas of the resort and that you have enjoyed the service received from our staff. On the other hand I appreciate your feedback about our Restaurants. We are working in more ideas for this season starting December 20 to bring more variety to... More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough about the full end-to-end experience I just had at the JW Marriott in Costa Rica. Facility was gorgeous, the food and drink options were wonderful (best ceviche I have ever had at Mansita restaurant), room staff was "on it", and there was not a hitch in anything I experienced. JW went the extra mile in partnering... More 

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

Dear Kathryn L, Saying it was an unforgettable experience for you is the BEST for us. Thank you Kathryn L for your wonderful comments and for giving us the opportunity to serve you during your trip. Our staff will be delighted to know that you are appreciative of their service towards you. We truly hope to have the pleasure to... More 

San Salvador, El Salvador
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While it was quite a drive from SJO we immediately relaxed upon entering the hotel.The check in was quick and the staff efficient. Our room was overlooking the pool and was beautifully appointed.All of our dining experiences were great.Tamarindo was only 20 minutes away. Only drawback was a 40 minute wait for bellmen to bring down our luggage.

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

Dear Phil T, It is a long drive from San Jose but there are also available domestic flights from San Jose to Tamarindo. This fligh takes 40 minutes and from Tamarindo to the resort is just 20 minutes. I would also recommend to fly into Liberia since it’s closer. It takes just an hour drive from the airport to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a Gold Marriott member and have stayed in countless Marriott properties around the world. This lived up to all expectations! Reading the reviews and seeing some of the complaints and low reviews, I now realize those people are complaining about things that they could and should have answered for themselves before they arrived. This is not the most happening... More 

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

Dear Eric S, WOW THANK YOU so much for your positive comments Mr. EricS! I am sure a lot of our readers appreciate your comments and advice in regards to our property. Lolas is a very popular place at Avellanas and is a nice. I am glad you have liked. There is a lot of activities that you can do... More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay started poorly with this resort assigning a pool view room instead of the ocean view room we reserved. When we questioned them about this, first they tried to convince us we had an ocean view room but after one of them admitted their mistake, they upgraded us to a huge suite which was a nice gesture. The property... More 

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

Dear Riverrat1220, I appreciate your feedback and good comments about the resort. On the other hand I regret we did not meet your expectations. We are working in improving our service at the different restaurants and the pool area to increase the satisfaction in our guests. Our location allow our guests to have peace and tranquility and at the same... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this beautiful and lovely resort for a sales meeting but was amazed from arrival it's an Oasis. It's like a hacienda style hotel with smaller building and open spaces. The most beautiful designs and one the nicest pools I've ever seen. The food and bars were delicious and never stopped the breakfast buffet was over the top. My... More 

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

Dear Frank F, Thank you very much for each word that you wrote on this review. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed all the resort and the services that we offer to our guests. Our rooms are very comfortable and even more our Suites. Great choice! We will be waiting for your next visit Mr. Frank. Happy Holidays!... 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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