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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Really enjoyed our stay here. Beautiful rooms and gorgeous settings and a fantastic beach for the sunset (Make sure you visit the sunset bar first for the sangria 🍷) My only criticism would be the fact you can't smoke anywhere on the grounds, you have to either go down to the beach or just outside the hotel carpark, just a...

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was traveling alone with Caravan Tours and we stayed one and a half days here. The pool is amazing, plenty of chaise lounge chairs and umbrellas, two infinity pools, hot tub, pool bars, friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant serves great buffet style foods to we Caravan guests with many, many fresh choices. I ate one dinner on my...

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Houston
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ocean Front Suite Was Beautiful Thanks to Sergio in In-House Reservations. The grounds were also well Kept. Our Housekeeper Adriana was wonderful & she added a personal touch daily in taking care of our room. The only negative for our stay was not being able to access our suite after a card deactivation due to 2 reservations. The evening...

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Plainview, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hotel was beautiful and well maintained. Restaurants were fine and available. Plenty of choices. Pool was delightful and very large. Beautiful beach too. Staff is available and happy to help you. Rooms are well maintained

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London, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 8 days here in February. The staff/service, room, food and pool were great. We knew beforehand that the beach wasn't great for swimming, so that was no surprise. But there are ones within walking distance and since we rented a car, we could drive to some - Playa Flamingo in particular. Food is a bit...

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Campbell River, British Columbia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great experience here and the staff was great, rooms were very nice, facilities like exercise room had equipment that all worked and overall loved it. There was one thing....when we arrived we were greeted by Sergio (sorry Sergio) and he was rude and not helpful at all. When we left he was the same way and when...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had such a wonderful time. The facility is fabulous. Being in the pool, looking out over the ocean is my happy place. I read one review that said some of the staff was timid and cowed. My experience was very different. EVERYONE we encountered had a smile and a friendly greeting for us. In particular we thought Douglas took...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outstanding resort with friendly staff and great services. It's a short walk to a blue flag beach but with the world class pool you almost don't care. I recommended to any and all for a relaxing stay.

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

Thank you Logan J! for this great review and recommendation. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back. Kindest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I toured this hotel looking at places to host a retreat. I'm from the states and wanted class, luxury and some Costa Rica character. They had great service, are top notch with the class, but you kind of feel like you are at any other JW Marriot... While we stayed I didn't feel like I was in Costa Rica. So...

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

Dear TheRosses2014; We appreciate your positive comments about our Resort and service. I regret thought to know that you did not feel you were in Costa Rica and for us it would be important to know what would you expected so we can improve in this aspect. Warmest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Everything was excellent at this resort. The room was well laid out and extremely comfortable to stay in with a wonderful patio. The pool was large with lots of room to swim. Restaurant was top quality and beach access was easy.

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

Thank you Alex C for sharing your experience at our Resort with all of us! I gratifying to know that you spend an excellent time during your visit and have enjoyed our pool, service and Room. We are here to serve you and welcome at any time. Sincerely; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: $273 - $754 (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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“All the rooms are excellent”
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“235 is an excellent location with a good view of the pool and the beach”
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“My garden view room was magnificent ”
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