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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We expended with my family 3 nights. The hotel is beatiful and always is clean. The beach is not nice but you don't need it with a the pool. The kids club is a plus when you have kids, they enjoyed all the activities. Food is delicious. All employees are very kindly and courteously.

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Cali, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on a surf trip for two weeks, and stayed at inexpensive places until the very end. We checked into the Mariott for our last two nights. It is definitely one of the nicer hotels in the country. Our suite was right on the beach. We walked right onto the sand from our patio. It offers just about anything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Playa Grande in our own house for most of our stay, but booked our last 2 nights at this resort. It is an amazing resort with a beautiful setting. I, like others, wish it was built on a more accessible beach, but we walked 10 minutes down the beach for some surfing and a delicious lunch at... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for a friend's wedding. Very nice resort overall. The beach was ugly and dirty in that area unfortunately. You won't see many people on the beach. It's pretty quiet and laid back, which was nice as well.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was looking to relax with a little more luxury offered by the eco retreats and surf motels along the coast so I decided to book a few days at the JW at the end of my stay in Costa Rica. I am glad that I made this decision. It is a beautiful property with ocean views and a great... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

for a 6 day holiday to a land we have never been to, JW Marriott provided a safe, very comfortable, home base to explore from. This Marriott boasted quite a few eating options and that is really important since the nearest alternate was at least a 20 minute cab ride away and those cab rides really added up. The restaurants... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

UH-MAYZING! We chose this resort specifically because we wanted to be on a surf beach. W-O-W!! Our family (me, husband, sons 11 & 14) was completely blown away by the beauty, tranquility and AMAZING service of this resort! The gorgeous finishes of the property (flooring, woods, plants, tranquil music piped into the outdoor areas, furnishings, pool) were so beautiful, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is nice, not amazing but nice. The rooms are well equipped but quite sparse. Large hotel with large central pool and private beach - beware the rocks. Not quite sure where to place this hotel but I can't rave about it and say it's a must visit. General amenities are good and staff try their best. Prices on... More 

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

Dear Peter L; We appreciate your time sharing your comments with all of us. I am pleased to know that you liked our service, amenities and the Resort itself. Our location is very convenient for our guest who look for tranquility since as you mentioned we are 20 minutes from Tamarindo Town. Been inside the Hacienda which is a private... More 

Blaine, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort is located on the western coast of Costa Rica, roughly 10 minutes drive from the nearby surfing community of Tamarindo. It is built within the private Hacienda Panilla development, roughly 95 minutes from the airport in Liberia. We visited the JWMG on personal holiday this past winter. I chose the hotel simply because of limited... More 

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Pamplona, España
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Im Costa Rican, its definitely the best hotel in Guanacaste, attention, food, beach, pool, cleaning, towel service, beach rest area, rooms, a paradise in Pacific. The attention to my parents and grandma was incredible, during the four days we stayed. Thanks for everything, every person who work there, gave us love and kindly, Excelente servicio que evidencia el PURA VIDA... More 

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Live an authentic Costa Rican experience in a luxury hacienda style resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The JW Marriott Guanacaste is surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican rich biodiversity. This resort & spa sits oceanfront and is the only international branded hotel close to Tamarindo town. The resort is located right at Mansita beach and guests can choose from 4 other beaches within Hacienda Pinilla. Next to the resort you will find an equestrian center, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course with coastal layout. Off-site activities such as surfing lessons, zip lining, horseback riding, white water rafting, kayaking, bird & monkey watching and ATV tours can be arranged on site. You can also arrange tours to nearby locations such as Arenal Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano & National Park or Guachipelin thermal hot springs. Enjoy surf beaches with excellent year-round waves and warm water, visit turtle nesting sanctuaries or observe a great variety of wildlife. The hotel features the largest infinity pool in Central America, outdoor Jacuzzis, a fully equipped fitness center, biking and jogging trails and a Kids Club with professional care. Relax in our world class spa, ranked one of the top five spas in Latin America by Spa Magazine. Within the resort, guests will find an array of gastronomic options such as Azul Grill our beach front restaurant, Tamarine our Asian fusion cuisine restaurant, Sabanero is a genuine Guanacastecan Steakhouse or Mansita Restaurant. One of our guest's favorites is admiring Guanacaste's spectacular sunset while enjoying a handcrafted cocktail either at Nau Sushi Lounge or right in front of the beach at Aperitivo Lounge. All guestrooms have balconies either with garden, pool or ocean view. In-room amenities include LCD TVs, soundproof windows, alarm clock with mobile docks, streaming speed internet, total blackout curtains, plush pillow-top mattresses, 300 thread count Egyptian cotton linen sheets, rich woods, and marble bathtubs. The charming surf village of Tamarindo where you will find restaurants, bars, shops and souvenirs in a "Pura Vida" laid back atmosphere is just 10.6 miles away. It's easy to discover the essence of Costa Rica at the JW Marriott Guanacaste. ... more   less 

Additional Information about JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: $224 - $525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 310
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Also Known As:
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort And Spa Costa Rica
Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Hotel Santa Cruz
Jw Marriott Santa Cruz
Marriott Santa Cruz
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Playa Avellanas
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