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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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    Overview
    • Excellent59%
    • Very good25%
    • Average10%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Poolside Bar
    Fitness center
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    Private Balcony
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    1,021 - 1,025 of 2,257 reviews

    Reviewed August 23, 2014

    This was the last stop on our honeymoon in Costa Rica. The hotel itself is beautiful, with an incredibly large pool, multiple restaurants on site, and a small private beach with an area where it felt relatively safe to swim. The people working at the...More

    3  Thank Heat4213
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded August 25, 2014

    Dear Heat4213, Read at your review that you have liked the resort, pool, beach and that our staff was pleasant and great it means a lot for us. We have two specialty Restaurants which are Sabanero Steak House and Tamarine Restaurant. These two restaurants at...More

    Reviewed August 21, 2014

    We just stayed at the resort for 6 nights for some 'chillax' time - we will do 4 further nights at Arenal volcano and at a coffee plantation for a more 'local' adventure experience (we put the Costa Rica tour together ourselves). We are Marriott...More

    8  Thank Catherine M
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded August 28, 2014

    Dear Catherine M, Your advice and feedback are great thank you. Coming from you it means a lot since the most important for us are our guest and their loyalty. We will take consideration of them and I will review the schedules for the music...More

    Reviewed August 21, 2014

    I will admit that the trip from San Jose airport to the JW was very tiring at 4.5 hours on roads that are not always good. If you can fly into Iberia, I would recommend it. Even though this hotel is a hike to get...More

    Thank slball
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded August 28, 2014

    Dear Slball, Your advice about the discount card is great for all our visitors. I am sure they really appreciate it. I am glad that you have enjoyed your trip and had fun with the different activities that are able to do in this area....More

    Reviewed August 18, 2014

    Just finished a wonderful four day stay in a beautiful ocean front room (room 333). Resort is stunning and the pool and jacuzzis are amazing. The reason I gave this resort a 4 and not a 5 is that it is reminded me more of...More

    3  Thank Drew S
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded August 28, 2014

    Dear Andy S, Your review is fantastic. We appreciate your positive comments about our resort and services. It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the whole experience in this country was A+ perfect. I am sure who read...More

    Reviewed August 18, 2014

    Beware, this property feasts on guests running a shakedown scam with their "partner" operators. "Shuttle" into Tamarindo-$20 more than others, catamaran cruise-$200 more for 5, river cruise-$300 more.More

    2  Thank FrequentTraveler560
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded August 20, 2014

    Dear FrequentTraveler560, We appreciate to let us know your concerns and comments through this review. I would like to let you know that the companies which provide different services to our guests as tours and transfers and rent a Car are not manage by us....More

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    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
    • $144 - $863 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 310
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Tamarindo >
    • Playa Avellanas
    • 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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    Traveler (1866)
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    pickytraveler21
    July 24, 2017|
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    Response from Alex G | Reviewed this property |
    I wasn't able to locate their email, but you can chat with them via the Marriott App - I tried that.
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    dehemphill
    July 15, 2017|
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    Response from lellieu | Reviewed this property |
    Bathroom is perfectly normal. The restroom is separate and has a door. There is a bathtub and a rain shower. There are sliders in between the bedroom and bathroom which you can close of course.
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    Higbie
    July 14, 2017|
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    Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
    Yes they do as Kris H. stated.
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    "Beautiful, clean and spacious. Balcony was great and private."
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    "514: You can access the public wifi without having to pay anything extra. Great views of the pool and ocean..."
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    "Request a higher level floor with ocean front to hear the waves"
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    "Upgraded for a small charge to an ocean front room."
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