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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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Danbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great hotel, amazing service. All rooms have views to die for. Anything you want just ask and they will make sure you get it. I do recommend that you book you excursions with tour companies outside the hotel...the one on property pays for a desk here and is not the best. Restaurant's all have good food and the buffets are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful property....wonderful staff, anything you want they will make sure you have. Views are to die for. Visiting in July and is not packed so restaurants are easy to get into....I recommend that you look online to book your excursions you get a better deal and a better experience than going through the hotel. The people at the concerierge don't... More 

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Seabrook, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say?? It's a JW Marriott!! Beautiful grounds and building done in a true hacienda open style construction. The staff was very attentive to our needs. Like other reviewers stated.. A must is taking a walk over to LOLA's. 25 min walk down the coast.. Must do on low tide. Great dinning spot to escape the over priced... More 

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Thank cavjock
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful, secluded resort this is. The staff is incredibly friendly, the food is good and the spa is wonderful! We are still here enjoying our vacation, so I'm sure I will have more to say when we are done, but I couldn't wait to highly recommend it now. It is definitely worth it to have an ocean view... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great resort, worthy of the JW branding. The resort has everything you need, including 4-5 on site restaurants. Top notch customer service. However it is set off by itself from any other attractions or things to do. And the beach in front of the resort is very rocky. You'll need to walk down a ways to find swimmable areas. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Bublish; Thank you for your time sharing your experience at our Resort. We truly appreciate it. I am glad to know that you liked the Resort and that you and your family had fun during your visit with the excursions. I would like to inform you that we do not manage the company who provide transfer services inside the... More 

Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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Thank darrenlang
GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

WOW thank you Darrenlang! I am so pleased to know that you spend such a great time during those 10 days with us. We will be here for you for your next trip to Guanacaste. Warmest regards; Jesus Gonzalez General Manager More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Bella M! for your great review. Of course I will let know Yussuf about your comments, he will be very happy and satisfy as I am for this fantastic comment. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon. Kindest regards, Jesus Gonzalez General Manager More 

Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

It looks like you really have fun AtlantaTravelSeeker! Good for you doing those activities. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, we appreciate you have visited our Resort and we hope not be the last one. I also like Pangas is a good Restaurant. I am glad you like it. Sincerely; Jesus Gonzalez General Manager More 

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

Dear Andrea G; We truly appreciate your loyalty and are thankful for your great comments. I have addressed your feedback to our Restaurant Manager at Mansita in order to improve this area. Thank you so much. This is your home and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back soon. Kindest regards; Jesus Gonzalez General Manager More 

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  • 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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About the property
  • 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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid 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 

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Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: $227 - $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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