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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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    Overview

    • Excellent56%
    • Very good25%
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    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
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    Reviewed yesterday

    I'm not sure we can add much more than has been posted by so many others. The property itself is very isolated, so you are not near a thing, which could be good or bad depending on what you are looking for. We took the...More

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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Spent 2 nights at the J. W. Marriott and was not disappointed. Our spacious room had a large balcony, a gorgeous bathroom, comfy beds. The infinity pool is the largest in Central America so there was plenty of room for lots of guests. The beach...More

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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Best resort we have ever stayed at this Marriott has friendly and helpful employees every where. Loved the help we got from the concierge almost daily and the private garden tour made the wife very happy. Loved the little things they do to make your...More

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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    We just stayed 5 nights at this fantastic resort. The hotel staff members are excellent - very attentive to every need. The pool area is large and magnificent. The resort is a short distance away from Tamarindo, the closest beach town with shops and lots...More

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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Spent 6 nights here. Setting and ambient are top class with a relaxing Spanish type Hacienda style building. Was impressed by the main entrance and lobby as well as the vast expense of the pools. Beach is nice but too rough to go into. Several...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Golf course
    Details
    • Price range
    • $202 - $584 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
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    Matt E
    I just booked this resort for 5 nights in August. It's my wife's birthday and we've never had the pleasure to experience Costa Rica. Very Excited. I've always enjoyed my stays at JW's (Gold member) but reading some of the reviews I'm growing concerned. Wondering if better to switch to different Marriott Property or go somewhere else entirely. Help me feel better!
    April 20, 2017|
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    Response from Sarah B | Reviewed this property |
    We stayed at both the JW and El Mangrove in Playa Panama. We preferred El Mangrove. The difference is as follows. The JW is a very nice resort (great pool, expensive restaurants, beautiful location-ocean is a bit rough for... More
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    Response from Ottawamiroca | Reviewed this property |
    $389/night + taxes
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    DoctorRay
    Hi, Booked a garden view room from April 9th-12th. If ocean fronts are available at the time of checking in can I get them?
    March 22, 2017|
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    Response from wiskaysin | Reviewed this property |
    We were unable to upgrade. Not sure if it was because we were staying on Marriott points, but they simply said "we're fully booked." I would definitely try though, we had garden view and would have much preferred ocean view... More
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    "We were on the 4th floor and it was very quiet and had a nice view of the beautifully landscaped ground from..."
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    "Ask for beach front rooms, they look perfect!"
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    "ask for one with a view of the ocean"
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    "Garden rooms are just as good as any other!"
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