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“Luxury Resort” 5 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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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Herradura
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Highland Village, Texas
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“Luxury Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Want to stay in a beautiful luxury resort in Costa Rica? One with all the wonderful things that make travel a terrific experience? Then look no farther than the Marriott at Los Suenos on the Pacific Ocean.

The hotel is open air in the public spaces reminiscent of a beautiful hacienda, with beautifully landscaped grounds, winding pools that provide privacy and intimacy, waterfalls from a Roman viaduct, soaring, vaulted ceilings in the lobby, and special amenities like a golf course and casino. At night the grounds are romantically lit for strolls in the moonlight and you can hear the surf lapping at the beach.

Rooms are nicely appointed with large bathrooms, comfortable beds, and luxurious linens.

Best of all, the service was spectacular. Everyone makes you feel welcome and special, from the front desk to the restaurant waitstaff to the housekeepers. The business center is excellent, the restaurants are terrific with wonderful food, dazzling atmosphere, and outstanding service.

This is a place to stay and be pampered.

Room Tip: You can ask for a king bed, but their are no guarantees. A late checkin will get you two queens ins...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Palmer, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Possibly the best resort Marriott I've seen. The lobby is huge and open, the check-in line is always efficient. The people from the check-in to the room service, the car park valets are all very friendly. The rooms are a good size befitting resort quality place. The pool is a complex maze of passageways that travel under bridges. Those who start at the volley ball side are rewarded by finding the pool bar after the full course. There are several choices of restaurants. The location is near the busy town of Jaco and just south of a handful of parks and adventures. Perfect for those who do not want to travel far from the beach and pool.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We stayed in an ocean facing room during the third week of April. This resort is part of the Marriott chain is one of their finer resorts. The hotel has a golf course and casino on site, as well as a restaurant and bar.

The location is roughly an hour south of the capital city of San Jose. The resort is ideally located in Playa Herradura and very close to Jaco (surf city) and the Tarcoles River (lots of American Crocodiles).

The resort has a number of interconnecting pools that can bring a smile to children and adults alike. The ocean in front is beautiful to look at but less desireable than other locations with a short drive.

The front desk attendants are not exactly first class. Our check-in was delayed for over an hour without a valid excuse or an apology. The housekeepers were good but had to be reminded to change the sheets during our stay. The bellmen were very helpful and entertaining.

I would definately return to the resort, as it is close to Manuel Antonio, Dominical and all points south, as well as San Jose.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Spent 8 wonderful nights at Los Suenos 4/10-4/18. We can't say enough great things about stay. The service was top quality, EVERYONE very friendly and attentive. David at LaVista consistently went out of his way, even when we were not in his section. Adolfo and entire staff at golf course were great, beautiful course!! I would definitely recommend Piko Travel (under the tent on the beach) see Gerald or Valerie. We did the trip to Manuel Antonio National Park, great half day tour. Ronald was our driver great and gave us a lot of information on the area. If you go PLEASE request Danny Garcia as your guide- he was amazing, we saw sloths, monkeys, deer, lizards, iguanas, and a viper. Many of these we never would have even notice just walking through on our own. He is very passionate about his job and it shows! As far as a transfer to and from the airport we strongly recommend Toucan Limo. Please contact Luis and Rosie, extremely nice couple. Our flight was over 2.5 hours late due to an medical emergency on board and an unexpected stop. We were so relieved that Rosie was still waiting for us!! If anyone has any questions I would be more than happy to see if I can help you :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We have stayed at this resort 3 times and I feel more relaxed each time! My son married a Costa Rican so Costa Rica is on the agenda for many visits. This resort is family friendly and the service is great. The access from the airport in San Jose is easy and the drive to Manual Antonio National Park is also easy. The people are so friendly and helpful. Near the hotel are many shops and restaurants so you feel like you are in a little village.

Room Tip: I like the rooms facing the ocean and the beautiful pool!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Our visit was well above our expectation. We are a frequent stayer at Marriott - first time to Los Suenos. The property is first class - as usual at Marriott - wonderful setting in Herradura (Horseshoe Bay). What stands out is the staff - they did a first class job - from arrival to meals, pool, fitness center - everywhere. Service with a smile and desire to do a first class job.

We spent most of our time enjoying the property - but ventured out to see two National Parks with a private tour guide. We saw Carrara and Manuel Antonio - both very worthwhile.

Susanna Flores works as a concierge of sorts and will arrange activities. We contacted Susanna before our arrival and asked for her guidance in all our daily activity planning - she is a real gem.

If you spend some time at the Arrecife Pool Bar - be sure to see Indalecio Rocha Ibarra - he is full of life and delivers great service. Try the grilled chicken salad pool side for lunch. The food was outstanding in all restaurant facilities.

Finally - if you are going on tour - ask for Adrian Calderon Gonzalez of the Swiss Travel Group (on site tour operator at Los Suenos). He has a degree as a Naturalist and a real passion for sharing the sights and insights of the Costa Rican ecosystem - we had a great day together.

We love the Marriott - own timeshare on Hilton Head, SC - and given the choice - always stay with Marriott. Los Suenos Marriott is a great example of why we choose Marriott.

Room Tip: Ocean View is worthwhile - sunrise and especially sundown - worth the additional cost. The balcony...
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This resort has just about everything. This resort also has apartments and villas for rent. Has a nice golf course and a world class marina. Its very well maintained. The pool area is very cool. There many things to do in the nearby areas as well. I will be looking forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Address: 800 mts West from Herradura Entrance | Playa Herradura, Central Pacific, Herradura 5024005, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Herradura
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Herradura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 328
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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