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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa

Liberia, CC, Costa Rica (LIR)

Room rates from:
$230 $127
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
WAS
Starting from:
$1,329 $819
Per Guest for 5 Nights
Based on 2056 reviews
Upscale Secluded Beachfront Resort in Beautiful Guanacaste.
Room & Rates
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort

Deluxe Garden View

Starting from
$230 $127
Per Adult Nightly
FREE 1 Hour Wi-Fi Daily.

Features
  • 556 sq. ft.
  • Non-smoking

Beds and Bedding
  • Maximum Occupancy: 4
  • 1 King Bed or 2 double beds, subject to availability
  • Rollaway beds permitted: 1
  • Cribs permitted: 1
  • Maximum cribs/rollaway beds permitted: 1
  • Pillowtop mattress, Featherbed, Duvet, and Frette luxury linens

Bath and Bathroom Features
  • Marble bathroom
  • Bathtub, oversized
  • Bathtub and shower separate
  • Double vanities
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Robe
  • Slippers

Furniture and Furnishings
  • Chair, oversized with ottoman
  • Clock Radio
  • Safe, in room
  • Desk, writing / work, with ergonomic chair, and electrical outlet
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Trouser press

Food and Beverages
  • Room service, 24-Hour
  • Bottled water, complimentary
  • Coffee maker / tea service
  • Instant hot water
  • Mini-bar
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Deluxe Pool View - FREE Breakfast

Deluxe Pool View

Starting from
$249 $137
Per Adult Nightly
FREE 1 Hour Wi-Fi Daily.

Features
  • 556 sq. ft.
  • Non-smoking
  • Terrace

Beds and Bedding
  • 1 King bed or 2 double beds, subject to availability
  • Rollaway beds permitted: 1
  • Cribs not permitted
  • Pillowtop mattress, Featherbed, Duvet, and Frette luxury linens

Bath and Bathroom Features
  • Marble bathroom
  • Bathtub, oversized
  • Bathtub and shower separate
  • Double vanities
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Robe
  • Slippers

Furniture and Furnishings
  • Chair
  • Clock Radio
  • Safe, in room
  • Desk, writing / work, with electrical outlet
  • Iron and ironing board

Food and Beverages
  • Room service, 24-Hour
  • Bottled water, complimentary
  • Coffee maker / tea service
  • Instant hot water
  • Mini-bar
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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort

Deluxe Ocean View

Starting from
$276 $152
Per Adult Nightly
FREE 1 Hour Wi-Fi Daily.

Features
  • 556 sq. ft.
  • Non-smoking
  • Private balcony

Beds and Bedding
  • 1 King bed or 2 double beds, subject to availability
  • Rollaway beds permitted: 1
  • Cribs not permitted
  • Pillowtop mattress, Featherbed, Duvet, and Frette luxury linens

Bath and Bathroom Features
  • Marble bathroom
  • Bathtub, oversized
  • Bathtub and shower separate
  • Double vanities
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Robe
  • Slippers

Furniture and Furnishings
  • Chair
  • Clock Radio
  • Safe, in room
  • Desk, writing / work, with electrical outlet
  • Iron and ironing board

Food and Beverages
  • Room service, 24-Hour
  • Bottled water, complimentary
  • Coffee maker / tea service
  • Instant hot water
  • Mini-bar
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Deluxe Ocean Front - JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa - 1

Deluxe Ocean Front

Starting from
$312 $172
Per Adult Nightly
FREE 1 Hour Wi-Fi Daily.

Features
  • 556 sq. ft.
  • Non-smoking
  • Private balcony
  • Terrace

Beds and Bedding
  • 1 King bed or 2 double beds, subject to availability
  • Rollaway beds permitted: 1
  • Cribs not permitted
  • Pillowtop mattress, Featherbed, Duvet, and Frette luxury linens

Bath and Bathroom Features
  • Marble bathroom
  • Bathtub, oversized
  • Bathtub and shower separate
  • Double vanities
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Robe
  • Slippers

Furniture and Furnishings
  • Chair
  • Clock Radio
  • Safe, in room
  • Desk, writing / work, with electrical outlet
  • Iron and ironing board

Food and Beverages
  • Room service, 24-Hour
  • Bottled water, complimentary
  • Coffee maker / tea service
  • Instant hot water
  • Mini-bar
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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa
Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, CC Costa Rica Guanacaste

Experience this Unforgettable World-Class Resort In The Paradise of Costa Rica

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa offers the ultimate in Costa Rica vacations. This stunning oceanfront resort is quickly gaining a global reputation as one of the most magnificent properties in all of Latin America. The resort is located on a pristine secluded beach, unspoiled and peacefully surrounded by the splendor of Costa Rica`s incredible natural wonders. You will find that JW Marriott is richly and authentically Costa Rican. Guests have a choice of 3 beaches and can also enjoy an amazing free flowing pool that covers more than 25,000 feet and provides a combination of private alcoves for couples, and fun-filled excitement for families.

Guest Pleasing Accommodations

The 316 luxuriously appointed guest-rooms, including 21 Deluxe One Bedroom Suites, provide a private haven of luxurious comfort with rich woods and fine linens. Each room features luxurious bedding and exquisite bathroom amenities to ensure your comfort. You will also find large and handsomely furnished private balconies, many of which offer magnificent views of the resort`s exquisite pool and the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. Wireless internet is available throughout the whole resort for a fee.

Resort Amenities and Highlights

  • 24-hour room service and twice daily maid service
  • Secluded location inside prestigious Hacienda Pinilla
  • Audubon society-certified Golf Course on premises
  • Private beachfront with golden sand
  • Largest pool in Costa Rica
  • Mansita Restaurant offers international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Azul Snack Bar and Restaurant open for lunch and dinner
  • Tamarine, offering exquisite Asian fusion cuisine for dinner
  • Sabanero Steak House offers the finest cuts for an unforgettable dinner
  • A world-class SPA helps you find tranquility and relaxation while rejuvenating body, mind, and spirit.
  • Full-service business center
  • FREE 1 hour Wi-Fi per day
  • Concierge desk
  • Safe deposit boxes at front desk
SPA Highlights:
  • 18 treatment rooms including 6 palapas for al fresco massages
  • 2 facial rooms with the latest technology
  • Beauty parlor
  • State-of-the-art gym
  • And much MORE!

Activities

  • Biking trail
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Jogging/fitness trail
  • Kayaking
  • Nature preserve, trail nearby [0.6 miles]
  • River rafting available [34.2 miles]
  • Sailing available [49.7 miles]
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving nearby [9.3 miles]
  • Snorkeling
  • Solarium
  • Surfing nearby [9.3 miles]
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water-skiing available [34.8 miles]
JW Adventure is a complimentary hotel service offering amazing activities for children [4 - 12] and adults alike including:
  • Nature Hikes
  • Face Painting
  • Yoga for Kids
  • Dancing Lessons
  • Muscle Toning Exercises
  • AquaAerobics

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Babysitting (+)
  • Beach Club
  • Beach Service (+)
  • Beachfront
  • Beauty Shop/Salon (+)
  • Business Center (+)
  • Business Services (+)
  • Cafe
  • Car Rental Desk (+)
  • Children's Play Area
  • Complimentary Bathrobe and Slippers
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms (+)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Exterior Corridors
  • Fine Dining
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Facility
  • Gift Shop on Property (+)
  • Golf (+)
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Kids Stay Free (Based on Age)
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Luxury Resorts
  • Massage Therapist (+)
  • Medical Services (+)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service (+)
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wedding Services (+)
  • Wireless Internet Access (+)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 2056 reviews
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 19-05-2016
The service, rooms and food were typically exceptional JW Marriott! I was part of a Caravan Tour and I was very happy this stop was included in the tour of Costa Rica! The grounds and rooms were outstanding! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful! The food variety, freshness and quality at every meal was amazing! Very very relaxing visit!
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Our party of 7 arrived late and tired to the best service with extra touches to sooth the stress of the trip. In the dark the property was really nice, but it took our breath away once we woke up and say everything. Fabulous rooms and incredible food at all three of the restaurants where we ate. One of our party didn't pack enough and they picked up her laundry and had it back in just over an hour. This was our last stop and other than a sunset sailing cruise we just relaxed and enjoyed this... Read more
from
Submitted on 21-05-2016
This property is absolutely amazing! From check in to check out, the entire experience is great. The problem lied with NO warning on sand bugs or whatever insect is on the beach that attacks you as soon as you reach the water. I have bites up and down my legs as well as my arms! I have a brown skinned complexion with bright red bites on my legs. So frustrating as it puts a damper on our visit. Food and service at this property is definitely marriott standard! I just wish someone on property warn... Read more
from Salt Lake City, Utah
Submitted on 22-05-2016
We stayed six nights here recently. I read some other reviews that said this place won't upgrade you. As a gold member, I was hoping they'd upgrade us to an ocean view room, but despite being practically the only couple at the hotel for several days after we arrived, no such luck. The Service: Amazing. The room attendants were outstanding, everything spotless and organized every time we entered the room with plenty of towels, soap, and complimentary water bottles. I even left money out f... Read more
from Barnstable, Massachusetts
Submitted on 23-05-2016
room was oceanfront, food was fantastic, didn't have a average meal the whole trip. whether it was at the hotel or neighboring small villages food great. very safe at the Marriott, gated with access to many small towns. short drive to tamarindo.off season not many kids, great for an anniversary. highly recommend. we didn't have breakfast till the last day and the buffet spread was out of this world. lolas down the beach had giant portions of tuna poke, breakfast burrito and tacos at the beach bo... Read more
from Huntington Beach, California
Submitted on 26-05-2016
We loved staying here. What a beautiful, classy resort. Wonderful staff, gorgeous setting, the pool and grounds are very clean and well-kept. We would stay here again! The fruit plate was so incredible we ordered it on three separate days - along with their fantastic coffee. Our room was so beautiful and comfortable: we had a soaker tub along with a shower and were able to enjoy the beautiful patio with a view of the pool and the ocean. It wasn't noisy being next to the pool because they have a ... Read more
from Owings Mills, Maryland
Submitted on 27-05-2016
This property is typical for a JW Marriott. First class with a scenic property right on the beach. Pool is stunning, beach is pretty and property is manicured to perfection. You can tell this place is very well managed as staff remembers your name, stand aside when you walk by and give you nice words of welcome and always willing to answer questions and help. The food is typical of Marriott but not Costa Rica. Still great, and of course over priced, but not representative of the local culture. ... Read more
from
Submitted on 30-05-2016
Going for a work trip in the off season, it was hard to know what to expect. The drive from Liberia airport is 90 minutes, so steel yourself for some boredom, as there's not much to look at. The hotel itself is not huge, but just the right size for a beach side resort. The hotel is very far from the town, in case you like to walk to town from the hotels. The staff is super responsive. My room safe was not working, but their responsiveness was super impressive. The infinity pool, at sunset, wit... Read more
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 31-05-2016
This was a beautiful resort. The staff was friendly and the view was amazing and the resort itself was kind of secluded. The Hotel offered many excursions that were fairly priced. Pool was huge and always refreshing. There were also multiple restaurants at the resort, breakfast was my favorite.
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Submitted on 31-05-2016
Stayed here in early May with my family, it exceeded our expectations! Beyond beautiful and the service is top notch. Always things for the family to do and the food is great. Staff is so accommodating and treat everyone so well. The all inclusive is the way to go, and they don't cheat you in anyway. Loved our stay there and I highly recommend it.
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 10-06-2016
Beautiful property. Great staff. Had a great time. The mansita beach is not good but avellanas and the beach club makes up for it. Also long ride to leave the property. Food also good. But pricey at the restaurants.
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Submitted on 13-06-2016
I was pleasantly surprise by how wonderful this entire resort was - the staff, from the front desk to the housekeepers to the waiters were all so friendly and helpful and made you feel right at home. Rooms were meticulously clean, with prompt daily service. The patio has a screen you can pull down so you can enjoy the outdoors with some privacy and some shade from the sun if you want to. Food is beyond delicious! While we were there the entire staff of Monster Energy Drinks was also there; with ... Read more
from Clinton Township, Michigan, Usa
Submitted on 15-06-2016
The Resort is beautiful just like the pictures. Other than our dealings with the resorts (non-affiliated) concierges team (which the resort failed to tell us until we received horrible service in which they denied assisting us). The Power was lost multiple times in one night and early morning during our stay. Overall the Resort is beautiful, clean and the location is great if you would like to shuttle back and forth to tamarindo. The food is great as well.
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Submitted on 16-06-2016
We stayed from June 3rd to the 11th and loved every moment of it. Starting with Henry greeting us and always helping us with bags and doors. Then Sergio at the front desk was always so friendly even after the millionth time I forget my keys in the room. He was always there smiling, remembered my name and my room number. David and Rafael in the concierge went above and beyond their duties for our request. We had a particular request to visit a specific school. They made the calls, interpreted , s... Read more
from United States
Submitted on 19-06-2016
The property is gorgeous and relatively close to various beaches. The staff was accommodating, and the room was modern and spacious. The spa was fantastic and offered a variety of services. The pool is equally as lovely as the beach that is just a few steps away. A wonderful experience!
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Submitted on 27-06-2016
Lovely facility and lovely staff. I can't remember the last time I had such a great week. I'd go back again in a heart beat. (Only criticism is lack of reasonably priced food choices on site.) Great service and views!
from Roseville, CA
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Truly enjoyed the JW Guanacaste. The pool is amazing and huge with plenty of room for everyone. No lounge chair reserving games here. They offer two jacuzzis which is a plus in my mind. The staff were extremely friendly and willing to help with anything. Beach is beautiful with a dedicated area for swimming. Gets a little rough after high tide so be very aware. Other parts of the day the water was perfect. A fun adventure is to head left once you hit the beach and walk 25 minutes to Lola's on th... Read more
from Nashville, TN
Submitted on 28-06-2016
We wound up here on a whim after the first hotel we booked wasn't really our style... The design of the resort itself is impressive with beautiful pools, an ample pool deck and a terrific room with its own private patio. We were upgraded to a pool-view room on arrival and could be in the in water within minutes after exiting the room. Pro's: the resort is wonderfully landscaped, staff is friendly and polite,the pools are huge and the beach was well-maintained. Con's: The only reason I hesi... Read more
from
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The JW is a beautiful place! On the coast with an amazing view, about 45 min from Liberia airport. Use go costa rica transportation. The employees are just as beautiful and wonderful! The rooms are large and oh so comfortable, with great amenities. Very consistent. I come here about once a month and spend 48hr here since nov 2015. It's a mini vaca.
from Lancaster, Ohio
Submitted on 01-07-2016
This was resort was beautiful and clean. Our room was awesome and large with beautiful woodwork. The large pool was fun with an infinity edge, pool volleyball and plenty of seating poolside. We enjoyed the food, the Spanish class, and the garden pool hammocks. Service was excellent at the garden pool. The beach was small and mostly rocky, so it was not the place to hang out at this resort. Americans, you can get a burger there! It was a great place to relax.
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 03-07-2016
This is not my first stay at this property but this stay was definitely the worst. As a frequent flier, one learns to make the little mistakes not bother you but this hotel is too inconsistent. If you are an elite member (platinum) of Marriott, forget about all the perks because they will simply not honor any. Employees do try hard but they just don't get it. Dining experiences are limited. Rooms need remodeling. What shocked me the most is at the children's activities center there was an activi... Read more
from
Submitted on 04-07-2016
took my family of 4 for first time to costa rica. booked thru costco. stayed 6 nights. hotel is one of the best i've stayed at and they staff knows the hospitality business.(compared to top hotels in lanai,hawaii). everyone was so friendly in hotel. hotel grounds kept real clean, beautiful beach and swimming pool. plenty of places to walk and hike and swim.awesome sunsets every night. only issue i would have is that location of resort is secluded and one cannot just partake in local restaurants ... Read more
from New Orleans, Louisiana
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Trip- June 2-9, 2016 Louisiana to Liberia, Costa Rica! I don't normally write reviews. However, the staff at JW Marriott Guanacaste should be recognized for their outstanding service! Our flight to Costa Rica was canceled and we arrived the next day. I emailed the hotel and the hotel was so accommodating. The transportation service (Costa Rica Vision) at the hotel was good and very reliable. I emailed the transportation company that we were arriving the next day and the driver was waiting for ... Read more
from Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Nice place to enjoy the pool, great food, and drinks. Everyone was very accommodating. Great place for families and couples. Very clean with nice accommodations. Be sure to roll your screen down on your balcony at night! Then enjoy your time on the balcony free from bugs!
from
Submitted on 09-07-2016
We stayed at the JW Marriott for 5 nights for the second half of our Costa Rican trip. This hotel is absolutely beautiful. It's designed like a huge hacienda! Pool: The pool is absolutely stunning and the infinity part facing the ocean is great spot to view the sunset. There are so many chairs I can't imagine one having a problem finding a place to sit. The pool chairs that faced the ocean normally were taken up first so if you want that view you prob need to get to the pool a little earl... Read more
from Boston MA
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We spent a week at the JW Marriott at the end of June with extended family of 13.. I will agree with previous reviewers that the resort is isolated. We did three days of full day excursions. It is a big country and the attractions such as ziplining, eco-tours, etc. take a while to get to. The staff was really spectacular and accomodating and it was nice visiting during the "off season" .In other words, We did not have to "fight" for a lounge chair by the pool. I do wish that there was a... Read more
from Ashburn VA
Submitted on 12-07-2016
My girlfriend and I stayed here for the second part of the week on our Costa Rica vacation. We first had an ocean view room which was more of a pool view. We moved to ocean front the next morning. The ocean front rooms are much better and worth the extra cost. We were able to watch the sunset from our balcony. Food was good at the resort, if you want to stay on property. Food in Tamarindo (15 min away) was better. The Marriott burger on property was really good. I thought the sushi res... Read more
from Costa Mesa, California
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We just got back yesterday and I already miss it. The JW Marriott was fantastic. The staff was great. The "Caribbean Brothers" bartender and wait staff at the Nau bar/restaurant are great. Got hugs when we left. The property is beautiful. The staff is 5 star, friendly from check in, to wait staff by the pools, the towel staff, housekeeping, and check out.
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 13-07-2016
the customer service was below par from what I expect at a JW Marriott. My friends and I were only there for 2 nights as a girls weekend - pool/spa time. Dinner the first night was only average - the service took a very long time and the menu offerings were not interesting. The next day, we had great seats by the pool, but we could never get pool side service for drinks. The pool is a definite highlight and we really enjoyed the infinity pool by the beach. The beach is very rocky and not a pl... Read more
from St. Johns, Florida
Submitted on 14-07-2016
We stayed here on July 2-10. We had a great time in Costa Rica. My family and I left understanding what "Pura Vida' meant to the Costa Ricans. I'm glad I've read previour reviews and was able to prepare better. First, this resort is absolutely gorgeous! The room was spacious. Housekeeping was fabulous. Special thanks to Senora Jahal Gomez. She wrote nice notes to us everyday. My kids like her animal towels that she made in the evening, Rooms were cleaned twice/day. Every evening, ice ... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Submitted on 17-07-2016
The JW Marriott Guanacaste hosted our dream wedding last weekend, and we could not have been more pleased. Rebeca Murillo was our wedding event manager, and she was so professional and amazing! We literally did not have to worry about a thing-all the details were a like a fairytale...and beyond what we could have hoped for! Paola who was so friendly at check in gave us a beautiful room-the Presidential Suite-and helped all of our guests feel welcomed. Joseline in our salon did perfect bridal mak... Read more
from CAMP HILL PA
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We have stayed at this hotel twice . Once with friends then back again when those same friends decided to get married at this hotel on the beach ! The staff is great and you are in a private location not far from a small town with restaurants and shopping . Highly recommend !!
from Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We have stayed at this hotel several times and we really like it. It is a good hotel for family vacation. The rooms are very spacious. The pool is huge and has direct access to the beach. My kids really love the kids club. The costumer service is excellent however the table assignment for breakfast is very slow.
from Atlanta
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Our family of 4 flew into Liberia & drove for about an hour to get to the hotel. Print the directions before you leave home because signage in Costa Rica & cell service may not be what you're used to. The rooms were very clean, the linens were of quality & the hotel supplied free bottled water each evening at turn down. The pool is beautiful. The beach is pretty but it isn't a swimming beach by any stretch. The steak restaurant was good. We didn't just love the one with the buffet. The co... Read more
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Submitted on 23-07-2016
Serene... nice secluded location. Resort has great amenities. Had a package with breakfast included which was great since spent a lot of energy during excursions. Thank you Chef Yussuf for the great dining experience at the Tamarine restaurant! Live the Aburi sushi roll!!!
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Submitted on 25-07-2016
Great resort, worthy of the JW branding. The resort has everything you need, including 4-5 on site restaurants. Top notch customer service. However it is set off by itself from any other attractions or things to do. And the beach in front of the resort is very rocky. You'll need to walk down a ways to find swimmable areas. The beach in front of Lola's is very nice but about a 2 mile walk. They have a surfer/locals scene going on there and it is worth visiting.
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Submitted on 26-07-2016
What a wonderful, secluded resort this is. The staff is incredibly friendly, the food is good and the spa is wonderful! We are still here enjoying our vacation, so I'm sure I will have more to say when we are done, but I couldn't wait to highly recommend it now. It is definitely worth it to have an ocean view room--we start and finish each day on our private patio, listening to the waves rolling in. The weather have been perfect, so don't let the rainy season scare you away.
from Seabrook, Texas
Submitted on 27-07-2016
What can I say?? It's a JW Marriott!! Beautiful grounds and building done in a true hacienda open style construction. The staff was very attentive to our needs. Like other reviewers stated.. A must is taking a walk over to LOLA's. 25 min walk down the coast.. Must do on low tide. Great dinning spot to escape the over priced JW food. Ask the JW about the beach club. It's a smaller pool down the beach for the home owners and guests of the hotel. For some reason they don't advertise this ar... Read more
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Submitted on 28-07-2016
Beautiful property....wonderful staff, anything you want they will make sure you have. Views are to die for. Visiting in July and is not packed so restaurants are easy to get into....I recommend that you look online to book your excursions you get a better deal and a better experience than going through the hotel. The people at the concerierge don't work for Marriott they pay to have a desk there and only promote themselves. Would do recommend this hotel for families or couples.
from Danbury, Connecticut
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Great hotel, amazing service. All rooms have views to die for. Anything you want just ask and they will make sure you get it. I do recommend that you book you excursions with tour companies outside the hotel...the one on property pays for a desk here and is not the best. Restaurant's all have good food and the buffets are great as well. I would recommend this hotel for both families and couples as it caters to both.
from Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Submitted on 28-07-2016
It's all here, no need to think about the hassle of getting into town. The pool is massive. You'd think it was several, but it is actually one, twisting here and there from one end to the other. Jacuzzi was hot and bubbly. Towel service is right there beside the jacuzzi and although you can check out the towels, for some reason you need to check them back in (which makes for a dripping walk back to your room unless you remember to wear the robes in the room). Even a couple of well-used nood... Read more
from Camarillo, California
Submitted on 29-07-2016
My husband and I, along with our two teenage boys, had an amazing time at the JW! Jesus, Kristopher, Oliger, Connie, and the rest of the staff were very courteous and attentive. They made our stay one of the best family vacations we could have asked for! The property was beautiful. The pool was a great place to hang out with the family and relax. My younger son especially enjoyed swimming and playing in the pool. I loved the convenience of ordering food/drinks and enjoying them poolside. My olde... Read more
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Submitted on 01-08-2016
Beautiful location and resort. Pros: location pool and facilities Cons: restaurants ...limited however the room service menu is the best and available at all restaurants. Being that you are so far away from tamarindo, would be better for Marriott to offer larger variety menu. We didn't know until last days that you could order from at menu at any restaurant. The room service menu is the best and cheapest... The Buffett is not work the money. Went the first night and the last night and felt it w... Read more
from Milton, Massachusetts
Submitted on 01-08-2016
We stayed for a few days in April during our kids school break. The hotel is very nice, well appointed and our room was great. The views of the ocean are beautiful and the hotel has a really large pool that the kids loved. The service was great as well. There was some confusion about the beach buffet pricing, but then they were very apologetic about the confusion and sent dessert to our room as a gift. All the restaurants were very good. We ate at the main restaurant as well as the asi... Read more
from Santa Barbara, CA
Submitted on 02-08-2016
We had stayed here for 2 nights with Caravan Tours. This is a gorgeous hotel. The grounds are beautifully maintained. The pool is a very large infinity pool with lots of chaise lounge chairs all around the pool as well as bar service while relaxing. The rooms are beautifully decorated. There is a large jacuzzi tub between the bedroom and bath area with great amenities. The shower is tiled beautifully and large. The bed you sink into luxury. We had a ground floor room and when you step out the sl... Read more
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Submitted on 03-08-2016
I have stayed here about 5 times and every time I come here it never stops amazing me! Great staff, food and grounds (pool is huge). The private beach club("secrete") is amazing too! Great for swimming, surfing and relaxing! Hotel amenities are endless.. has a great golf course, private horse stable, ATVs and great and any excursions ...that run out of the front lobby! My second home!
from Boston, MA
Submitted on 03-08-2016
We stayed here for a week with five adults and 8 children ages 9 to 21. The grounds and hotel are gorgeous. The beach is glorious and the water is warm but beware of underground rocks!!! During high tide the rocks are looming like the Bermuda Triangle. Several of my children were cut on the sharp rocks. You can walk down the beach and it is less rocky but a pretty small area. Some reviews said it was a 20 minute walk to a nice sandy beach and restaurant called Lolas. We did that it believ... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 04-08-2016
The property sits at the end of a huge hacienda (sadly, being turned into luxury homes). The hotel is large and luxurious, with a beautiful pool and common areas, lovely rooms, and good restaurants. A great base from which to explore the wonders of Costa Rica. Would stay here again.
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 05-08-2016
The food was fine but the service provided by the waiting staff was subpar. We were a group of 18 including 6 kids. With the excuse that they needed to give predilection to the customers staying in the hotel, our reservation was not honored by a lady that acted like we were begging for food, not actual customers with money to pay. We had to wait to be seated for more than 30 minutes, in a restaurant that was almost empty; the cherry on the top was that we were supposed to tell them in advance ho... Read more
from Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Submitted on 07-08-2016
After all of the great things our tour group was told We were So very disappointed!!! We were made to eat outside in the heat " because you are with a tour group" is what we were told when there was plenty of room inside! It was Hot outside and So uncomfortable! I was totally surprised at how Rude the staff was to all of us! Would Not Recommend!
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 08-08-2016
The JW Marriott Guanacaste is a beautiful and relaxing place to stay and our honeymoon was better off because of it. The resort is in a very secluded location, within Hacienda Pinilla. You have to pass through a secure gate off the main road and drive about another 15 minutes to get there. With that being said, you definitely get the feeling of relaxation and privacy while you're there. The rooms are decorated beautifully with rustic decor and gorgeous black and white photography of the local ... Read more
from Ottawa, Canada
Submitted on 08-08-2016
This hotel is nicely located on a picturesque stretch of beach. The grounds are well manicured and are enjoyable to walk through. I really enjoyed the pool area with hot tubs as well as the fitness center. The front area of the hotel had numerous hammocks which was really relaxing. The food was excellent including room service and the rooms were clean, spacious and equipped with great AC.
from San Marcos, Texas
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Beautiful resort! Get your pool chair early that faces the ocean. Small area of beach you can actually swim in because of big rocks. Have a car to travel around because expensive to take the shuttle, and the road to resort is very rough. Loved our suit, very updated and nicely decorated. Food gets expensive if you eat all meals at resort.
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Submitted on 12-08-2016
It's nice hotel but wasn't thrilled about the location. The beach was ok with rocky floor. Pool was ok - no slides, no features... We got a ocean facing room but the ocean seemed like a mile away. Cannot hear the waves. There were better rooms available but the hotel didn't give them - not sure why. Won't repeat.
from Atlanta, GA
Submitted on 14-08-2016
The large pool area is beautiful and is the highlight of the resort. Plenty of lounge chairs were available at all times. The beach is rocky and the surf is too much for most people who just want to wade in (e.g. waist deep) and feel the waves. There is a narrow strip marked by buoys which is calmer (no breaking waves). I found the food to be excellent throughout the resort. In particular, I enjoyed the Asian restaurant; I met the new Pilipino chef who was eager to accommodate my dietary wi... Read more
from Jonesboro, Arkansas
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Our family of (4) had a wonderful stay at this property. The property is gorgeous and the level of service from the staff maybe the best I have ever experienced at a Marriott. Everyone was so helpful and willing to assist in anyway. I would like to mention the excellent service we received from our concierge Rafael Villegas. He went out of his way to help book our excursions and travel arrangements. I can't say enough about how helpful he was. Costa Rica is a beautiful country and the people a... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 16-08-2016
beautiful resort type setting in amazing location,,,yes, you are a little bit remote and that sucks as far as dining goes, but it makes up for it in the relaxation that you feel ,,,,walked down to Lola's because I have heard only good things about it only to find they are closed on Monday's ,,so this obviously means we will have to go back :)
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Submitted on 16-08-2016
We stayed at the JW Marriott in early August 2016 for 3 nights. We were a family of 4 with 2 kids (8 year and 12 year old) and had a pool view room right next to the pool. We initially had booked ourselves for 6 nights at the resort - but after talking to others who had been to Costa Rica before - decided to cut short our stay at the Marriott to 3 days only and instead explored other parts of Costa Rica. The consensus from everybody we talked to was that it would be a waste to stay in one place... Read more
from Pamplona, España
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Im Costa Rican, its definitely the best hotel in Guanacaste, attention, food, beach, pool, cleaning, towel service, beach rest area, rooms, a paradise in Pacific. The attention to my parents and grandma was incredible, during the four days we stayed. Thanks for everything, every person who work there, gave us love and kindly, Excelente servicio que evidencia el PURA VIDA de mi hermosa tierra.
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