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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    +1 844-631-0595
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    • Very good25%
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
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    Reviewed January 1, 2016

    My family and I stayed here for the Christmas holiday. The JW is a beautiful property with great amenities. Because of the holiday, the hotel was sold out and they seemed to struggle with that challenge. For example, it was difficult to get a reservation...More

    3  Thank Corbin69
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded January 12, 2016

    Pura Vida Corbin69! Thank you for these great comments about our Resort and service. I am glad to know that you adventure the area and found the beautiful beaches around here. I am sure our readers appreciate your advice. Arenal is wonderful place and I...More

    Reviewed January 1, 2016

    This hotel is beautiful. We had a lovely time staying here and were treated quite well by all staff. It is a little bit off the beaten path, and the drive to Tamarindo is about 20 minutes, requiring you to take the hotel shuttle ($7...More

    Thank Cath M
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded January 12, 2016

    Dear Cath M, I appreciate your time sharing this wonderful review. We always recommend to rent a car if you are planning on exploring the area and enjoy the beautiful beaches around here. If guests just want to relax the shuttle is convenient. Kindest regards,...More

    Reviewed December 31, 2015

    Although the property is fantastic aesthetically, rooms nice, service, pool and view great, I wouldn't go back. They nickel and dime you once onsite, its remote and they don't have a complimentary shuttle. It takes 15 minutes just to get off the property. To go...More

    4  Thank cciplive
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded January 3, 2016

    Dear Cciplive, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments, this is what makes us improve every day. It is very unfortunate that we didn't meet your expectations on your last visit to JW Marriott Guanacaste. We have addressed this issues with...More

    Reviewed December 30, 2015

    This Hotel is amazing. The views from everywhere around the hotel are stellar. The beach is peaceful and relaxful. If you want the breakfast buffet you will have to be at the restaurant by 8:00 am or there will be a line to get a...More

    Thank DubsTravel
    Reviewed December 30, 2015

    This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we came with our kids (early twenties). My husband is a platinum Marriott customer and stays at Marriotts all the time. We stay at Marriotts as a family, including many JW Marriott's around the world. The...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
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    • Playa Avellanas
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    Response from minivaca-lover83 | Reviewed this property |
    its open 24hours
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    Yes you can, I even saw one family with a giant flamingo!
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    October 29, 2017|
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    Response from Kevin O | Reviewed this property |
    I can understand your concern! We landed October 8, 2017 and we had the same concern before departing for Costa Rica. We continued with our trip after receiving information that the hotel was okay and that most roads were... More
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