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“Pool to drool, but beach lacks & price wacks” 4 of 5 stars
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Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   800 mts West from Herradura Entrance | Playa Herradura, Central Pacific, Herradura 5024005 , Costa Rica   |  
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Coronado, California
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“Pool to drool, but beach lacks & price wacks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

If relaxing by the pool is your dream vacation, than this is it. The beach is more dirt than sand and you are isolated from Jaco by distance. The food is good, but the prices are not. Family of 4 will cost you over $200/day in food and that doesn't include alcohol or pool drinks. Family friendly, clean, with drinkable water and a wonderful view. Liked it, but preferences would have me look for more true ocean/beach front location if ever returned to Costa Rica.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are a little more nosier and don't have a usable balcony.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Boulder, Colorado
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47 hotel reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a gorgeous property on the inside and the lazy pool with the "under water" bar is very nice as well. Great to spend just all day being lazy at the pool and just relax. Rooms are nice, lobby is very nice. It comes close to the colonial architecture in the Domincan and actuall some places in San Juan - but it doesn't sit quite right. It is close enough and a great place to be lazy with excellent Spa service etc.. here the cons..the beach is basically useless..dirty and not suitable for beach life..it is actually outside the Hotel property. The place is VERY expensive. We managed to spend over 400 bucks for a dinner in a restaurant on site. 3rd con is that you are basically "jailed". All attempts to escape go through a travel agency on site - and they are overcharging for everything. So unless you have half a million Marriott point to ease the pain, I would not spend 8,000 USD or similar to get a familar of 4 or 5 to that place and eat and hang out at the pool. There are probably easier and cheaper ways to accomplish the same..

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My fiance and I booked the golf package at Los Suenos Marriott and were a little nervous as to what we would find. We were thrilled with this trip and are planning to return next year. The golf course is challenging and in good shape. Its tough to concentrate on your game when surrounded by such beautiful plants, flowers, trees, and of course the sounds of birds and MONKEYS playing in the background. The hotel itself was exactly what one would expect of a Marriott property - clean, safe, spacious rooms with an incredibly friendly staff. It seems that anyone working in the hotel went to hospitality school of some sort because they really went out of their way to make sure you were comfortable and happy. We ate at a few restaurants on site and were not disappointed. Yes, they were on the pricey side but I would expect that on vacation. The breakfast buffet is incredible. We had dinner at El Galeon in the marina one night which was excellent. The pool was great and there was no shortage of places to sit. We will certainly return to the Los Suenos Marriott next year!!

Room Tip: Beautiful sunset and ocean views on the top floor!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cumming, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Vacationed here from Christmas Day to New Year's Day. Beautiful hotel and surrounding area. Comfortable rooms, meticulously tended grounds and pool. Unbelievable fireworks show at midnight on New Year's!!! Lovely views, very relaxing pool area with plenty of lounges, even hammocks under the palms. Fun to drive or walk past golf course in the morning and see capuchin monkey, macaws, green parrots and other wildlife so close to the resort! Easy, reasonable drive from San Jose and good location for visits to Carrara, Manuel Antonio, Ballena parks, etc. Recommend a trip to Hacienda Baru in Domenical!

Room Tip: Be aware that not all the rooms have balconies. Some are little Juliette balconies, so ask if it is...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My wifes bag was stolen on reception and they refuse to show us the security cameras. They did nothing to help us, only advice was for us to look around the hotel and see if we find it, ridiculous! Plus the beach area isnt nice at all, maybe to park your boat but not a good place to swim.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Of all resorts and/or hotels I have ever stayed at, this is probably one of my favorites! The staff was very friendly, polite and always on duty. The room was nice, but not overwhelmingly nice. Plus for a great balcony with a cozy hammock chair.
Great and tasty breakfast. The best part was the beautiful hotel area and the surroundings. The hotel is located in an luxurious gated area called ''Los Suenos''. This area has golfing and a nice little marina with restaurants. The pool area was perfect, but a bit crowded. Good beach with a mini on-beach lunch serving with grilled meat, veggies, fruit, salad and pasta.
Hotel was child friendly with kids club, playground and of course a big and fun pool area. Even though the resort is somewhat fenced from the ''real'' Costa Rica, the city of Jaco is just a 10 minute drive away.
Would definitely go back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Went to this hotel over the Christmas Week. Friendly Staff, Nice Pool, Comfortable Clean Rooms and everyone was helpful. No hidden charges and I would stay here again in a minute. The beach in front of the hotel is good for boating or jet ski, but not swimming. Kind of muddy sand. Go up the road to Villa Caleta to see the sun set. Million dollar view. Manuel Antonio National Park was awesome. Be adventurous and rent a car...the only way to get around.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 800 mts West from Herradura Entrance | Playa Herradura, Central Pacific, Herradura 5024005 , Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Herradura
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Herradura
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Hotel Class:4 star — Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort 4*
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Recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine readers as one of the "World's Best," the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is a luxury Costa Rica resort hotel nestled between the warm waters of the Pacific and a 1,100 acre tropical rainforest. ... more   less 
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