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Middletown, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 4 nights and enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The JW will not disappoint. The breakfast buffet in Mansita is bountiful and will satisfy all taste buds. We dinned at the steak house and the chef accommodated our special request. The waiter Miguel was also superb! We also dined at Tamarine, our meal was delicious and the waiter...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at the Marriott for a two night stay recently, and the grounds and property definitely meet the standards for which Marriott is known! The staff was friendly when you interacted with them but at times a little stand-offish. For example, I stood at the pool bar to get a drink with no one asking 'can I help you?'...

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Forest Hills, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa is a beautiful, ocean front resort. The property is excellently maintained, with spacious and well appointed rooms. There are a variety of restaurants on the property to choose from - these actually come in handy as the hotel is actually quite removed from the main town. The pool area had plenty of lounge...

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

Thank you Sueingchiu! For your great review. Is pleasant to read that you spend a wonderful time and that you liked the resort. Renting a car can be very convenience since allow or guest to explore the area and visit a different beach every day. We will be waiting for your return. Kindest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Blue Springs, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually travel on the cheap, but this ocean front hotel was part of a tour with Caravan. This facility was absolutely stunning. I doubt I'll ever seen anything this beautiful ever again. The room was gorgeous (and quiet), the amount and quality of the buffets I enjoyed were unlike anything I have ever seen. The pool was huge and...

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

Dear Cindy B, Thank you very much for your great comments! I hope you have enjoyed your visit in Costa Rica, for us it was a pleasure to serve you during your stay and I am glad to know that you enjoyed our service. Sincerely; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 2 of the restaurants here and they were both amazing. The service was also excellent. Also visited the pool bar for drinks on a couple of afternoons. Highly recommended. I can't wait to go back and try all of the restaurants that the Marriott has here.

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

Dear Hollie64_11; Thank you for your wonderful comments. We have 5 Restaurants and all of them are really good. I hope to hear from you again when you return and try the other three Outlets, and decide which one was your favorite. Regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful resort with a stunning pool area! The sunsets from the infinity pool were amazing! Ocean view rooms are great. Excellent service! Comfortable beds and rooms- enjoyed our time here very much!

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

Reading your review and find words like “Amazing, Excellent and stunning” means a lot to us. Thank you for sharing your great comments CatChav! We are pleased to know that you spend a wonderful time. We hope not be the last one. Kindest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in an excellent location - beach front. The service is good and the pool is wonderful. However, it is overpriced, similar hotels in Hawaii are about half the money. The internet was fast and coverage was great all over the hotel.

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

Thank you Keen241 for your time writing this review and sharing your experience with us! I am glad to know that you liked our location and the Pool. This area is very quiet and peaceful, great for relaxing. Kindest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Ashland, MA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The actual entrance is about 10 minutes from the gate where you enter. We didn't get a welcome drink when we checked in. I felt like we were being rushed by Gustavo when we weren't even in a rush! The tv in the room didn't work, the power outlet didn't work. Room service next day forgot my milk for my...

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

Dear RST1977; We truly appreciate your feedback regarding your recent visit. Your comments are valuable for us since it help us to improve day by day. I have shared your comments with all our team in order to avoid this type of situations with another guest and provide a better service. I am pleased to know that you spend a...

Dover, Delaware
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property is very large and isolated, with excellent amenities. Great, personal service from folks that are truly happy and welcoming. The suites are very large and the pool as well. As others have mentioned, the beach is rocky with undertows but there is a swim area. The pool is also outstanding not only for design but overall size. Prices...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for one night after a 10 day stay at Rythmia Life Advancement Center. We had such a great time. We plan to go back to both places twice per year. We had such a beautiful sleep, dinner and day relaxing by the pool. Next time, we are going to stay for two days. Such...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 four 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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: €188 - €559 (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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