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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Fayetteville, West Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The JW Marriott is a beautiful resort. Yes, it is isolated, but if you know this going in you can enjoy it for what it is. The pool is amazing...I recommend the ceviche and the watermelon mojitos! You MUST take the short 30 minute walk down the beach to Lola's. Food is excellent, atmosphere is wonderful, surf is good and... More

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New Jersey
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just returned from a Costa Rican vacation, beginning first in Arenal and ending in Guanacaste at the JW Marriott. The hotel was really nice and we had a great view of the property, including the pool and ocean. The room was not over the top but it totally served our purpose. Most of the higher ranking employees were quite... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whilst without doubt a stunning pool and location. The hotel is in the middle of nowhere and expensive to leave - car service $35 one way to Tamarindo (20 mins) and the shuttle (4 per day only) is $14. Call me cynical however they profit out of this and all restaurants knowing you can't leave, are extremely overpriced for the... More

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

Dear WillRanscombe, Thank you for your positive comments and feedback. I am happy to see that you enjoyed the pool and location of our resort. It truly is a stunning setting directly on the Mansita beach. The private location of the hotel helps to keep this beautiful resort beach reserved for hotel guests. We are 20 minutes from the town... More

Hempstead, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel, deep soaking tub in bathroom (which is wonderful); has all the amenities one would expect, a great beach located on the Pacific, several pool bars, numerous restaurants, and loads of charm

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just returned from a 2 week stay. Had a junior suite with an ocean view and it was wonderful. You just need to pick your poison...do you want to be "immersed" in the country or do you want to be pampered? We chose to enjoy this beautiful country by taking adventure tours the first week and then just hung... More

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as part of a tour - obviously deeply discounted from the standard rate. It was a very good place to hang out but would probably be boring to a more active (younger) group. View from the pool and beach is spectacular.

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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54 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

an all inclusive super resort so big you could get lost finding your room!! large, clean amenity filled rooms -- especially enjoyed the overhead fan; bathrooms equally amazing with 'exclusive' bath for soaking with aromatic salts!!! pool and beach area beautifully maintained: don't miss the sunset!! food choices all super: breakfast has many choices -- yoghurt parfait a winner; lunch... More

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

Dear AngelaAlaska, I am glad that you enjoyed the resort and its surroundings and were able to take advantage of our meal plan. We try to serve an array of options on our buffets to be able to satisfy all our guest. Thank you for your review and describing the different services we offer. And as you said, the sunset... More

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this stay using the Marriott flash deals and for 70k points for 4 nights it was a steal! The hotel is over an hour from Liberia airport and isnt too difficult to get too (we rented a car for the week so we could go out and do things as well). The road leading to the front of... More

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

Dear WesCollins83, When I read a review like yours it fills me with satisfaction since I can sense that you really enjoyed your stay and took every minute to adventure and have fun. Next time you can also try to visit Flamingo Beach and Conchal Beach which are other beautiful beaches nearby by car. Thank you for your great comments... More

Havertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we only were there 2 nights, this hotel is an oasis in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Would make an excellent mini vaca or, destination wedding and/or honeymoon destination. Definitely one of the best hotels on our Costa Rican trip.

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

Thank you for your amazing review about our resort. I am so glad to know that your experience with us was memorable. We hope to see you soon again. Regards, Jesus Gonzalez General Manager More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful room facing the ocean at this resort. The pool areas are ultimately maintained with a pool bar and pool restaurant. There are restaurants around the gigantic property in lung a steak house that is better than average but fail to reach the heights that others have reached. My favorite is NAU which is a combination cafe... More

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

Dear lacarpool, It is easy to notice that you had a great time and I am pleased for that. We appreciate your feedback about the music at NAU. Actually I would like to let you know that we do have live music at NAU and at the beach during the summer. Starting next month until June approximately. Maybe you can... More

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Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Santa Cruz
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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