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“Beautiful property” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

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Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Herradura
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Simi Valley, California
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful property”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

This property is located in a gorgeous bay surrounded by lush trees and tropical flowers. The check in process was quite bumpy however. We received double beds the first night and was told we would be moved the next night to a king room. The next morning the other front desk agents did not know anything about the change so we had to wait another night. On the other hand, the restaurants were amazing and the food phenomenal! The buffet breakfast in particular was out of this world. I highly recommend the caramel with waffles. La Vista was our favorite restaurant. We especially had fun at the swim up bar where Karol & Marvin took care of us. The pool is beautiful at this hotel. We also loved sitting on the lounge chairs and watching the sunset....

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amy C
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Mariott is a beautiful resort along side the ocean, scenic views and with a top notch golf course. For those used to winter temps, Costa Rica can offer very humid conditions (47c week we were there in April). Rooms were clean, staff friendly and prompt service. On resort meals can be pricey depending on your budget. Buffet breakfast ran $55 for two, expect dinners to be $120+ USD. Wine selections are good. Beach is black granular, so if you like powder sand this won't be a pleasant walk. Memorable trip...definitely an option for those not looking to "rough it."

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PrairieGuest
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

This hotel was recommended by coworkers in country, who booked the reservation for me. When I checked in, I found my rate was for locals only. The rate went up $150 per night and I lost the $50 food & beverage credit plus free Internet. Who knew Marriott charged US citizens double? Breakfast was mediocre, but was was included. We had dinner there one evening, and recommend going elsewhere. The rooms are dated and in need of a makeover. The best part of this property is the pool.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MandLinNJ
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Maryland
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

My hubby and I just returned from Costa Rica yesterday. We were absolutely enchanted by the Marriott Los Suenos. The grounds were pristine, the service efficient and friendly, the room was large and well appointed. The beach was also pretty large however please be sure to wear water shoes or flip flops. There are a ton of rocks on beach and those with tender feet may have issues if they go barefoot. The only criticism that I have is that there are no free wi-fi hot spots and no free access to a computer. It costs $5.00 for 30 minutes on the computer and an additional .75 for each printed page. Now I understand that this is a resort and one should be relaxing, as we very much did. However, in the age of technology one must always check your bank accounts, to make sure your not overspending, check in for your flights and print your boarding passes, or simply write a review for Tripadvisor. In addition, the business center is located in the same room where the Swiss Travel tours are being booked. So you only have access to the computer until 6 pm unless you bring your own. There are plenty of activities in and around the property. I suggest you get out and do some exploring. Manuel Antonio is about an hour drive, Carrara is a few minutes down the road. You can also book a tour through Swiss Travel or Pico Travel. We chose Pico travel. They were located on the beach and the prices were good. I recommend the Tranopy Tour (zipline). It was pretty awesome and very close to the resort. Also take the time to enjoy Jaco. It's about a 10 min ride from the resort. Lots of restaurants, souvenir shopping and wide open beaches. Overall I was very pleased with this resort. I highly recommend it! Happy travels.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

We just returned from a 6 day stay at the Marriott and really enjoyed ourselves. The resort itself was beautiful, well maintained, and truly a great place to stay. Both the wife and I are extreme foodies and thought the food at the resort and marina were top notch. The staff was great and at your service at all times.

What truly made the trip special was running into Juan Carlos Murillo Picado on the beach (Marriott property). Juan Carlos is a tour guide and runs Los Suenos Travel. He was able to set us up with all of our tours (ATV Riding, Zip lining, etc.). He was there to pick us up at the hotel, drop us off on location, stayed there until we were finished, and then returned us back safely. You can certainly book your tours through the hotel, but you will pay 25% or more on every tour you book. At no point did I feel unsafe and I highly recommend you search him out for assistance. If you would like to contact him directly, you can e-mail him (murillojuancarlos@hotmail.com) or give him a call at (506) 8911-02-95.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kevclark31
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Sudbury, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

took us 15 hours to get there but the staff made it worthwhile. They were courteous, efficient and made the whole stay relaxing. The food was superb and thanks to the bar staff at the swim up pool for introducing me to 'miami vice'. Delicious!
A special thanks to Melvin who was almost like a personal major domo, looking after our food and drink needs. I can't say enough about all the staff who always greeted us with a smile and 'hola!' It was a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Valdis G
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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

We came here for a 4 day 5 night business conference. When we arrived everyone was very nice and helpful. It is a great location for business but they are also very geared for kids. We found that housekeeping was very attentive and the service in all the restaurants were excellent though a little slower but we are there to relax so that's okay. For the events we attend they were very attention to detail. The conference/ball rooms had lots of space for small to large groups. Everyone helped us with our spanish, even in the town Jaco that is about 10 mins away. They have so great shops for gifts. We didn't try it but the spa at the hotel gave the most amazing massages... everyone we were with was go and gave great reviews. The breakfast buffet was fantastic! But I think the best part is the pool. Despite so many people it didn't feel like the pool was full and you can easily spend all day in it as the water is the perfect temp. (I don't like cold pools). There are so many places to go as it is all interconnected. There are more than enough lounge chairs and they even have hammocks for you to lay in and look over the ocean. We are planning on going back and taking the kids as they would have a blast there with all the activities they plan. We wanted to golf but with the timing of the business meetings and the temperature at mid day there was no way, it was way to hot (30-40). I found it is in great location to use as a base and do day trips. I just wish we were there longer to do more.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tagz45
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Property: Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Address: 800 mts West from Herradura Entrance | Playa Herradura, Central Pacific, Herradura 5024005, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Herradura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Herradura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 328
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine readers as one of the "World's Best," the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is a luxury Costa Rica resort hotel nestled between the warm waters of the Pacific and a 1,100 acre tropical rainforest. ... more   less 
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