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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 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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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is by far one of my most favourites! The staff is beyond friendly and accommodating; the rooms were spacious and meticulous and the food & beverage options were fantastic. This hotel is located on a private compound and therefore, extremely exclusive which stays true to the JW brand. The beach is truly gorgeous with its white sand and...

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Harrington Park, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at many JW properties around the world and this one tops the list. Amazing service from all levels, great restaurants on property and well maintained rooms. The pool area is huge and never a shortage of chairs anytime of day. The sunset is amazing and make sure you go to the roof top of Azul for the...

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

WOW it is an honor to be on top of your list Craig1268! Thank you for your visit and wonderful review. We will be waiting for your return. Kindest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were on a one week Caravan tour of Costa Rica and stayed here for 2 nights. The day we had there was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ever! The pool area is huge. The beach is right there and you can, at low tide, explore the snails, limpets, and crabs of tidepools. Though it is a huge...

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

We will love to welcome you back cmcbrooks! Thank you for share this wonderful comments with all of us. It was a pleasure to serve you and we truly hope to have the pleasure to be your host again. Sincerely; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago 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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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Susannah C; Thank you for your comments. I am glad to know that you liked the Sangrias by the pool while you are watching our spectacular sunsets. Warmest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 6 days ago 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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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Bethsbeach for such a wonderful comments! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit and I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your tour in Costa Rica. Hopefully next time you can come to your family too. Your comfort is our satisfaction. Kindest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Houston
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago via 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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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Is good to know that you liked the Resort Marc S and we appreciate that you shared your experience with all of us. I am sure this review will help our readers to decide to come and enjoyed our most beautiful sunsets by the pool. We will be waiting for your second visit. Sincerely; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

London, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you Scott B for your great review! I am glad to know that you adventure a little bit and went to another beach. Flamingo in particular is very nice and as you mentioned is not a long distance from the hotel. Conchal Beach is also beautiful. Kindest regards; Jose Miguel Belloni General Manager

Campbell River, British Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank you paulsE4102IT for your great comment and feedback. You can be sure we will take care of this with corrective actions in order to improve and avoid this type of service with another guest. You are very important to us and we will love to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. I am pleased to...

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  • Pool
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  • 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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  • 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: $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”
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