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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:
$1,739 $389
Per Guest for 5 Nights
Based on 2023 reviews
Upscale Secluded Beachfront Resort in Beautiful Guanacaste.
Room & Rates
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort

Deluxe Garden View

BONUS: Kids Stay Free + Free WiFi Details
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

BONUS: Kids Stay Free + Free WiFi Details
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

BONUS: Kids Stay Free + Free WiFi Details
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

BONUS: Kids Stay Free + Free WiFi Details
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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gift Shop on Property (+)
  • Golf (+)
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Luxury Resorts
  • Massage Therapist (+)
  • Medical Services (+)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service (+)
  • 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 2023 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.
from
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.
from
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.
from
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!
from
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.
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