My husband and I has an unplanned 2 night stay. He became ill mid-trip and I wanted a place that had a/c and room service where he could rest. The Marriott was the closest option. We had been staying in more "Costa Rican" places - e.g. Hacienda Baru, Agua Dulce ... so entering the Marriott bubble was almost a physical shock for me (husband was too sick to notice). The hotel is located in a development which could be anywhere USA. On the windows are notices: don't open the windows because you will let humidity and bugs in. It is very much a generic resort. Nothing Costa Rican about it. The pool is large and beautiful, though it doesn't have much in the way of features - e.g. waterslides. The building itself strikes me as a bit brutal in style. The bed was wonderful - good combination of firm and soft. Room was pretty standard Marriott, on the large side. Big flaws: very limited very overpriced food choices - you need a car if you were to stay here for any length of time. The fruit salad in the gift shop, though overpriced, was a life saver. And NOISY corridors. The floors are tiled. Every noise echoes. The housekeeper's cart sounds like an earthquake. One small child's voice can be heard floorwide. All in all - it fit the bill for what we needed, but I wouldn't plan to stay again.