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JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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Live an authentic Costa Rican experience in a luxury hacienda style resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa 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. Enjoy surf beaches with excellent year-round waves and warm water, visit turtle nesting sanctuaries or observe a great variety of wildlife. 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, rich woods, and marble bathtubs.
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I was hoping for a four star hotel. The facility and food barely qualify for 4 stars, but the sense that there is no one at the top who cares makes it a 3 star resort. The rooms, common areas, and pools are good enough. The beach is a mixture of sand and broken sea shells.
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Great property with fantastic pools. Maybe too large of a property for us. They are setup for large groups, however we still enjoyed the property. .The breakfast buffet was disappointing, with too few selections. The JW Marriott in Panama, Rio Hato is smaller, more intimate and
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We spent 5 days at this resort and had a wonderful time. The rooms were very spacious, the attitude of the staff was great and the beach was awesome. The beach front area right by the pool is good BUT you can take the shuttle to the beach club (3 minute ride) and access miles
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We are over fifty and have traveled the world. We typically stay in named and upper level hotels. We recently stayed at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa in Costa Rica. This was our first time to Costa Rica and we were so glad we chose the JW Marriott. Upon arriving
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Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Paul C, Thank you for your excellent review. Your comments are very important and for us the most important is to meet your expectations and provide an unforgettable experience. I shared your comments with all our team and specially with Marco and David who were very proud and happy to see your great comments about them. We truly appreciate your recent visit and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Kindest regards; Santiago Cabre General Manager
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Hotel check in was done at individual desk's after about a 12 minute drive through the gated community to the Hotel & Lobby. This Hotel is on a resort community with a golf course, horseback riding, ATV, and a beach club. The pool area is huge and has an infinity feature leading
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Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Responded 5 days ago
WOW thank you for your amazing review michaelcG7748ZT. For us the most important is to meet your expectations and provide an unforgettable experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your rooms and views from your balcony and is also good to know that you had fun too. I appreciate your recent visit and your great comments as your feedback. At this time of the year is very difficult for us to offer late checkout since our occupancies is 100% and we need to prepare the rooms for the next guest who is coming wishing to get into the room and enjoy them as you did. But when is green season we always honor this benefit. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and have the pleasure to serve you again. Kindest regards; Santiago Cabre General Manager
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The Oceanfront One Bedroom Suite at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
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The Deluxe Oceanfront Guest Room at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
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Are there refrigerators in the rooms? If not, is there really a fee to use one?
Yes our rooms had refrigerators. No fee to use them
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I am not aware of any near by hot springs. If you go to the dormant volcano, Arenal, plan on spending a good part of the day on the road. I believe the hot springs there are further east from the volcano. Maybe an overnight stay would be appropriate. If you get a rental car, GPS is a must. Maps are great as I use them all the time. but nothing is marked on the roads in Costa Rica.
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I don't think you need to make reservations now, but I would definitely make them no later than the day before. I never had a problem making a reservation the day before or the morning of, but we did get turned away if we didn't have a reservation at all.
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Hello there. Feel free to contact me at Conchal Adventures Costa Rica I offer private shuttles. I'll personally make sure that you and your family make it safe to your destination. Best regards from Costa Rica!
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Not sure how safe a taxi in that area would be; have you contacted the hotel? I bet they offer the service.
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"We were in room 236 that had views of the ocean and the pool.....even the pool view rooms have good sunset views"
"Pool and Ocean views are best"
"All rooms are good. Architectural design of the buildings insures good views everywhere."
"Ocean front is great but pool view is just as nice."
"Ocean front is expensive but amazing. Sunsets are dazzling every night. Sun seemingly dips into the water with no visual obstructions."
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PRICE RANGE
US$231 - US$903 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindoPlaya Avellanas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
310
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