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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful, active and leisure vacation! The resort was spectacular and very clean! Remember to bring enough cash so U can make a better deal direct/excursions, transfers, cabs etc... Also the JW RAISED their transfer to town from 14.00 per person round trip to 20.00 per person each way=40.00 bucks per person round trip! Ugh!!! We took a taxi/35.00 each... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place for a family vacation with teenagers. Zip Line? Yep.. River rafting? Yep. Walk to local surfing? Yep. Horseback & ATV? Yep. And much more.... And the best part about the trip was the Costa Rican people & hotel employees. From Paola at the front desk to Luis Ruiz & the Azul bar crew of Connie, Carlos, Douglas,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Serene... nice secluded location. Resort has great amenities. Had a package with breakfast included which was great since spent a lot of energy during excursions. Thank you Chef Yussuf for the great dining experience at the Tamarine restaurant! Live the Aburi sushi roll!!!

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of 4 flew into Liberia & drove for about an hour to get to the hotel. Print the directions before you leave home because signage in Costa Rica & cell service may not be what you're used to. The rooms were very clean, the linens were of quality & the hotel supplied free bottled water each evening at... More 

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this hotel several times and we really like it. It is a good hotel for family vacation. The rooms are very spacious. The pool is huge and has direct access to the beach. My kids really love the kids club. The costumer service is excellent however the table assignment for breakfast is very slow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed at this hotel twice . Once with friends then back again when those same friends decided to get married at this hotel on the beach ! The staff is great and you are in a private location not far from a small town with restaurants and shopping . Highly recommend !!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The JW Marriott Guanacaste hosted our dream wedding last weekend, and we could not have been more pleased. Rebeca Murillo was our wedding event manager, and she was so professional and amazing! We literally did not have to worry about a thing-all the details were a like a fairytale...and beyond what we could have hoped for! Paola who was so... More 

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St. Johns, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on July 2-10. We had a great time in Costa Rica. My family and I left understanding what "Pura Vida' meant to the Costa Ricans. I'm glad I've read previour reviews and was able to prepare better. First, this resort is absolutely gorgeous! The room was spacious. Housekeeping was fabulous. Special thanks to Senora Jahal Gomez. She... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the customer service was below par from what I expect at a JW Marriott. My friends and I were only there for 2 nights as a girls weekend - pool/spa time. Dinner the first night was only average - the service took a very long time and the menu offerings were not interesting. The next day, we had great seats... More 

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

Dear Daisy326; Thank you very much for your comments and feedback. We regret to know about the inconveniences in the services received during your stay and I am pleased to let you know that we are taking corrective actions in order to improve in the areas mentioned. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back someday. Kindest regards;... More 

Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back yesterday and I already miss it. The JW Marriott was fantastic. The staff was great. The "Caribbean Brothers" bartender and wait staff at the Nau bar/restaurant are great. Got hugs when we left. The property is beautiful. The staff is 5 star, friendly from check in, to wait staff by the pools, the towel staff, housekeeping,... More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
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  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
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: $228 - $539 (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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