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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed yesterday 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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Denver, Colorado
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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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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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Montreal, Quebec
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Everything you would expect from a JW. Great service, comfortable rooms with nice amenities, excellent wifi, beautiful property; very clean and everything you need from concierge services, gift shops, restaurants and more. My only negative comment is how extremely overpriced everything is but this was expected. TIP* instead of taking the $140 USD shuttle to the airport, take the $12...

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Spring, Texas
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Every employee we encountered was great, warm and welcoming. It didn't matter the request, they were all quick to help out. The room was superb. The pool was well kept with ample seating. Like the rest of the property the service poolside was excellent.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great vacation! Have now been here 3 years in a row and I think it only keeps getting better and better. Our trip started with the hotel giving us the same room we had last year. This was perfect as we loved the location and the view from the balcony. Our first night, our server at dinner was...

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Lansdowne
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All the staff was very informative, polite and very very helpful. The food was healthy and tasteful. The resort was very clean along. The beach was beautiful and the tourist attractions was awesome. I would recommend this resort.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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This was our first trip to Costa Rica and to the J W Marriott Guanacaste. The resort not only met our expectations of a Marriott property , but exceeded them. The facilities were up to date, always clean and the food was terrific. More than anything was how impressive the staff performed at every position. We were especially impressed with...

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Beverly Hills, California
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Wonderful property with a gorgeous view. The rooms are spacious and well decorated. I loved the bridge over the pool and the sunsets are beautiful. There is great zip lining and horse back riding nearby....the hotel concierge is great and books everything.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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We were at the resort February 2017. The resort is amazing the people are friendly the food was great . We had a suite overlooking the ocean and the pool The suite was large and beautifully laid out at half the cost of other luxury hotels. We had a fantastic time.

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  • Beachfront
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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: £181 - £458 (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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