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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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    Traveller (1974)
    Pool & Beach (598)
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    Overview
    • Excellent59%
    • Very good25%
    • Average10%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
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    “costa rica” (548 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair access
    Business Centre
    Golf course
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    Private Balcony
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The resort was recomended to me by a Marriott concierge from the Delta Hotel in Montreal. Our stay was wonderful. The food was delicious, the rooms were chic and clean, and the staff was very profesional and cordial. Our special thanks to Stefano from the...More

    Thank Serge C
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My wife and I were traveling with our two children, 9 and 7 and decided to cash in some of our reward points for a stay at the JW Marriott Guanacaste. We opted for 5 nights here, which was just perfect for our family. We...More

    1  Thank allentxtraveler
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My family just returned from a week of staying at the JW Marriott-Guanacaste and absolutely loved it. We stayed seven nights and had the perfect combination of activity and "hang-out by the pool family time". The staff are all friendly and extremely accommodating. The rooms...More

    1  Thank SteveandFara
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    As many other reviewers have stated, this resort is something of a mixed bag. The hotel is beautiful and the staff are super friendly. Food is average and restaurants offer less than stellar service.Concierge here is absolutely terrible. They were rude and unhelpful every single...More

    1  Thank charlotte4625
    Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Charlotte4625; Is good to hear that you liked the Resort and also the treat by our staff. On the other hand I regret to know about the experience with our Concierge since usually we received good comments about them. I do want to let...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We were at JW for 3 nights during Christmas. It was perfect ! The infinity pool and beach sunset was out of this world . All 3 restaurants were great . Service was amazing. Just 15 min from tamarindo beach and lots of excursions to...More

    Thank Prasad W
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Golf course
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$227 - US$690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 310
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Tamarindo >
    • Playa Avellanas
    • 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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    Traveller (1974)
    Pool & Beach (598)
    Room & Suite (507)
    Dining (216)
    Hotel & Grounds (1155)
    Bathroom (48)
    Family and Play Areas (6)
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    Hillary P
    13 January 2018|
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    Response from MDPVA1991 | Reviewed this property |
    The hotel is very teenage kid friendly. The pool is almost divided into various sections an adult quiet side and a more active area including water volleyball and other pool sports. It is a very quiet hotel but your boys... More
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    Kay I
    7 January 2018|
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    Response from Aimee L | Reviewed this property |
    I would agree with the previous replies. The resort is better suited for older kids and adults. There are several great tours that you can arrange from the hotel (we used Maleku tours and loved them) but the JW Marriott... More
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    27 December 2017|
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    Response from Harry E | Reviewed this property |
    Discounts for food/beverage is the big bonus.
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    "the 4th and 5th floors offer at least an ocean view"
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    "Any room is excellent."
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    "Rooms in the low 100s are the ground floor and face the 24-hour pool."
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