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Dashwood
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would definitely stay here again. Perfect spot on the North Pacific Ocean close to Tamarindo to do some shopping. People so friendly, helpful and love the fact they help you with your Spanish. Pool is large and there is room for everyone.

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

Dear Carrie V; Thank you very much for your comments. Saying that you are coming back it means a lot. It means that we meet your expectations and we are pleased. We hope that you have learned some Spanish with our team for your next visit. Kindest regards, Grace Calvo Quality Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here while using my Marriott employee rate for the first time ever. Needless to say, from start to finish I was blown away by the level of dedication to hospitality, as well as attention to detail to keep the entire resort immaculate and dream-like. As stated, the service from the staff was really what made the experience so...

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

WOW thank you Kathryn S that means a lot for us! Your satisfaction is ours and we are glad to know we made your vacations worth it. We are here for you at any time you want to come back. Sincerely; Grace Calvo Quality Manager

Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing hotel, a little difficult to get to, but worth it to be away from the craziness of Tamarindo. Rooms are top notch: beautiful tiled floors, large soaking tub, separate shower, comfy bed, and great balcony with table/chairs/lounger with a gorgeous view. The staff is great, many learned our names and visited our table just to say...

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

And we will be waiting for you JanegB1175LN! For us it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. Thank you for this great comments. It is pleasant to know that your experience was awesome as you mentioned in the title of this review. This it fill us of satisfaction. Warmest regards; Grace Calvo Quality Manager

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is great. The staff was extremely nice, friendly and helpful. The grounds were well maintained and well laid out. Room service was fast, friendly and very reasonably priced. I would recommend this resort if you are planning a trip in the Tamarindo area.

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

Thank you omnifab001 for such a great review! We are pleased to know that you had a wonderful time with us. That is the most important to us. We truly appreciate your visit and comment. Kindest regards, Grace Calvo Quality Manager

Hartford, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding on all aspects. Food was true cuisine and affordable. Great service at every corner was outstanding. The room, bed, internet, pool, and overall beach location was fabulous. We especially loved the room service. Why? it was always fast (< 30 minutes) and hot and carefully prepared. The sunsets every night were beyond memorable especially when standing in the infinity...

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

Wow Thank you for named your review like that! It means a lot to us since it let us know your satisfaction. That is the most important to us. We hope to have the pleasure to serve you again. Sincerely, Grace Calvo Quality Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I spent a week here at the Guanacaste resort and spa. It was a beautiful property, right on the beach. The hotel was clean and beautiful, and the people were so helpful and friendly. Particularly William and Darwing, who were our servers many times during our stay. Both were very polite and professional, taking time to ensure...

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

Thank you Jessica S for your wonderful review! I am glad to know that you and your sister have enjoyed your stay with us. I will let know William and Darwing how special they made you feel during your visit. We will be waiting for your next visit. Warmest regards; Grace Calvo Quality Manager

San Diego
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is physically beautiful. The colonial decor is charming, our King bed room was huge and the bathroom was gorgeous. The breakfast and dinner buffets were the largest we have ever seen in any hotel we've visited anywhere in the world. The number of bread offerings alone was stunning. The swimming pools go on and one. The beach is...

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Dear GGBGSadDiego; Thank you for your great comments about your recent stay at our Resort. I am so pleased to know that you truly enjoyed stay with us. We appreciate your time sharing your experience and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Kindest regards; Grace Calvo Quality Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a week at the JW Marriott the first week of December for a joint birthday, kid free trip. We travel extensively and standards have gotten high and our expectations were exceeded! The service really stood out - from the individual sit down at check in, to anytime we called the front desk, to the overall...

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

WOW thank you Robert B! for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay having fun doing all those activities and also having a relaxing time at the Resort. Tamarine is great. I am glad you like it. We truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon, maybe this time...

Sugar Land, Texas, USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for our honeymoon, and it was fantastic! The whole resort is beautiful. There are flowers and trees galore with a relaxing pool setting, and the beach connects the resort to the Pacific Ocean. The sunset views are fabulous! We were most impressed with how friendly and accommodating the staff is (as were all Costa Ricans that we...

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Dear 296keithk; First of all congratulations for your recent honeymoon and blessing in this new stage of your life. Thank you for your great review. We are so glad to know that your experienced was perfect as you named your review. That is the most important for us, your satisfaction. We will be waiting your for your next visit next...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Mariott hotel could be anywhere- I never got the sense that I was in Costa Rica. The buildings and the rooms were spacious but sprawling . The pool, staff and food were just so so. It felt more like a business conference center than a resort- we couldn't get out of there fast enough!

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Dear SM; We appreciate your time sharing your feedback with all of us. We truly regret to know that we did not meet your expectations but I hope that you have enjoyed your trip in Costa Rica. This country offers a lot of beautiful places and here in Guanacaste we have the most beautiful beaches. Thank you again for your...

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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 

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Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Avellanas
Price Range: $292 - $744 (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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