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The only reason this gets two stars instead of one was because the bellboys were super nice and polite and because the property is beautiful. But I would prefer to give this location a two stars. The price first of all, was about the same we paid for the Westin. The difference is that the Westin is all inclusive and...

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Branford, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The JW has been awesome . From the moment we arrived . Front office staff , bell service Henry , pool personnel, to Dora at breakfast . Dora took the time to answer so many questions my wife had . The breakfast was extremely good. It's been a great relaxing experience for all 3 of us. Great place to just...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip to Costa Rica was wonderful. We stayed at JW Marriott for the second half of the trip after staying in Arenal. Traveled as family with teenagers and could not have been happier with the hotel. Here are some notes... We were full paying customers - not on a Caravan tour, not using points and had high expectations....

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Charlotte
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to do my review on my last day because usually when we get home we get too busy. As everyone has stated it is a beautiful, immaculate resort. They are always cleaning or painting it. The staff members all have been very friendly and accommodating. The only exception are a few guys at the pool bar. We felt...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Costa Rica is our new favorite destination. This resort is secluded, beautiful, great beaches and good food. We loved the steak house and the sushi the best. Blackberry mojitos by the pool are a must!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I vacationed for 5 days in March 2017 with my wife and two children (11 & 14) . It was our first time in Costa Rica and most likely will not return to this resort. The resort was beautiful and the overall pricing was reasonable but the JW Marriott missed the mark on 1st class accommodations and sometimes attempts to...

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boston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place. A couple in 60's and we loved it. Pool, wifi, rooms, grounds are all a 10! Top notch. Walked 30 minutes on beach to Lulu's a popular local spot. Short walk to beach club also. Need tides in your favor. You get many hours of low tide. This is a beach with big fluctuation. No sitting at waters...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the JW Marriott for a week and it was everything and more you would expect from a JW. The staff attention to detail was spot on. The restaurants ( we tried all of them ) were all outstanding. People say in other reviews of how isolated it is but we liked the space we had and the...

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Winnipeg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

JW Marriot is an absolutely beautiful and luxurious resort! We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a Caravan tour and we just loved it. The service was excellent, and the pools were amazing, especially the infinity pool. The beach was beautiful however when we were there it was extremely windy so we could not enjoy the beach too...

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San Antonio, Texas
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We had a great vacation to the JW Marriott. The rooms and facilities were nice and clean and the staff were very friendly. The one thing I would note is the price of food is insane, not sure if this is due to the location or an upcharge at a JW Marriott facility. However, our family of 5 ate for...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • 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 

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Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: $272 - $811 (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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“Garden side rooms are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles mangosong, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for high floor ocean view or ocean front (worth it!)”
 of 5 bubbles dizzyb1987, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great service, cleanliness, pool, expensive food, secluded, quiet, rocky beach...”
 of 5 bubbles fernandodP7906LG, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great views”
 of 5 bubbles A9849YNcarolineb, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Hotel laid out hacienda style, so some mild walking to get to restaurant, pool. Some rooms face the Pacific - other rooms face the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidW980, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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