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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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          Overview
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          Free Wifi
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          Reviewed December 2, 2014

          This resort is very secluded and private. Beautiful grounds and beach. Biggest pool in Central America and water is warm. Rooms are large, beautiful, and clean. Most all rooms have a private, roomy balcony. We enjoyed the buffet meals but I don't know the cost...More

          Thank pitcher_collector
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded December 5, 2014

          Dear Pitcher_collector, Thank you so much for describing our resort and your experience during your visit. The satisfaction of our guests is most important to us and I am pleased that we meet your expectations. I am glad that you enjoyed the pool and your...More

          Reviewed November 24, 2014

          This place is amazing!! Perfect for Honeymoon. Amazing pool and landscaping. The beach was not as amazing as the pool. Restaurants are very expensive and the food is not the best. The staff if friendly and the rooms were beautiful and clean.More

          1  Thank teenycat13
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded December 5, 2014

          Dear Teenycat13, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are pleased to know that you liked the resort and have enjoyed our services. Your comments are very important to us and it is gratifying when I read how amazing you have encounter the property...More

          Reviewed November 22, 2014

          This is the 2nd time we stayed at this hotel - the 1st time was in February 2010 when it was practically brand new. In 2010 there were a LOT of irritating issues that still needed to be ironed out, BUT we knew in time...More

          2  Thank BTay-Traveler
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded December 5, 2014

          Dear Btay-Traveler, It was a pleasure to have you at our resort and for such a special celebration. I am glad that you contacted me beforehand and that we were able to make this visit unforgettable. I will let Juan Carlos, Robesmiro, Daybys, Diego, Paola...More

          Reviewed November 22, 2014

          Beautiful, secluded, private resort. The only dining is on site and it is higher end American prices. Take a day and go to the beach club for even more privacy. The road to town is not great in a rental car. Very safe.More

          Thank adav1
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded December 5, 2014

          Dear Adav1, Thank you for posting all these good comments about our resort. On site we have three options for dinner and starting on December 20 we will have open the restaurant in front of the beach for dinner too. I am glad to know...More

          Reviewed November 20, 2014

          The JW Marriott is a beautiful resort. Yes, it is isolated, but if you know this going in you can enjoy it for what it is. The pool is amazing...I recommend the ceviche and the watermelon mojitos! You MUST take the short 30 minute walk...More

          2  Thank mgklenk
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded November 27, 2014

          Dear Mgklenk, Thank you for your advice and feedback. We appreciate your great review about the service received during your stay with us and I am glad that you have liked the ceviche and watermelon mojitos. Your advice about Lolas is a common advice from...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
          • $176 - $712 (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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          Samantha P
          We are thinking of going there in August, someone in our party has a severe peanut and nut allergy, has anyone stayed here that had one? Is the hotel able to accommodate it? Will there be a language barrier?
          June 6, 2017|
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          Response from Lowell S | Reviewed this property |
          That should not be a problem. Most staff speak English and the chefs can accommodate
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          JHfromJersey
          What are the options for transportation to and from LIR airport?
          May 30, 2017|
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          Response from RebMom2 | Reviewed this property |
          We rented a car. My husband always wants to explore his own way. If you do, opt for an SUV or truck, roads are terrible!!
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          L3702ITjohnk
          We will be there in July. What onsite company handles day excursions? Would like to get an idea of what is offered ahead of time to help plan our stay. Thank you!
          May 29, 2017|
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          Response from asuindian88 | Reviewed this property |
          You can go on line and book many of the tours (to find most tours ) Google tours of Costa Rica or you can book them at the hotel. I suggest the following. Palo Verde National Park and Coffee Tour is a two part tour ( The... More
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          "Get an oceanfront room! You will not regret the extra cost"
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          "Ocean view is well worth the price. If you get pool view, know that it is open 24 hours."
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          "The room was spacious, with a nice mattress and bedding. We enjoyed balcony and view. Thank You!!"
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          "Upgrade to a suite or at least get a full ocean view."
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