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Mason, Ohio
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If you want to getaway from it all, then stay here. The property is in the middle of nowhere. There is no night life around! The hotel charges a crazy amount to take the shuttle into town. It was $40 each way! Older couples/honeymooners, no teenagers! The pool is the best thing about this hotel. Very lazy riverish! A great...

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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On arrival, we were welcomed with smiles and welcome drink! The stuff was always polite and friendly. We had a great time with other family. It's clean and quiet, access to pool and the beach was so very convenient. The hotel offers various activities which we should have taken more advantage of :) Evelin from housekeeping always made us happy...

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Kew Gardens, New York
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This resort is amazingly beautiful. The grounds are clean, modern and have such spectacular traditional Costa Rican decor. if you like the pool there is no shortage of pools to choose from as there are about 5. I don't care for the pool myself so I didn't bother to use it, just once with my friends who wanted to relax...

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an exceptional stay! Hubby and I stayed here for only 2 nights because we were on a Caravan Tour, and boy, what a delight. We would have loved to have stayed longer. The property style is like a Hacienda, which really shoots right straight to my interior design heart. LOVE the style and design of a Hacienda. The main...

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Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice place. It has a giant beautiful pool, great landscaping and grounds, everything you would want. The room and bathroom were clean, and it would be hard to find something to complain about. Would I return, or recommend, absolutely.

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Albany, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything at your finger tips. Food and drinks a little expensive but well worth it. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Great excursion options available. Spa was a great way to add relaxation to our trip.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic time at this property. It was amazing and well cared for. Everything was immaculate The people and staff bent over backwards for us. My only slightly negative thing is that it was lacking night time activities for our teen kids. The town of Tamarindo is only 20 minutes away, so that was an option some nights.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stopped here for 3 days during a week long trip to Costa Rica. It was by far the best part of the vacation! I thought the Marriott staff were all well trained, friendly and eager to help. The resort itself is gorgeous with lots of dining options. The Sabanero steakhouse was particularly good. Water socks or sturdy sandals for the...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at JW Marriott during our Costa Rican vacation. The property is terrific. They have a great pool area and the staff is courteous, helpful and supportive. I would highly recommend a visit to JW. Marriott Resort in Costa Rica

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After being in the rainforest and spending many vacations in JW Marriotts have found this one to be just slightly disappointing. I was there with my husband and two adult children. We had hoped to spend time by the beach which was a huge disappointment. It was all old lava flow. Pretty to look at, but there was no way...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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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: $269 - $758 (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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“Take an ocean view if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles ellyn56, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are excellent”
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“235 is an excellent location with a good view of the pool and the beach”
 of 5 bubbles robe966, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“My garden view room was magnificent ”
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